GRAPHIC OVERLAYS

Functional. Elegant. Durable.

A quality control panel can make or break a product. Even the most cutting-edge technology is obsolete if the user can’t conveniently operate it. That’s where the graphic overlay comes in. And Tapecon has the printing and converting capabilities to create graphic overlays with exceptional style and substance.

Contact Us
IMG_4141

What is a graphic overlay?

A graphic overlay, sometimes called a nameplate, is a printed graphic surface that is placed over top of the internal electronics of a product. The overlay serves multiple purposes. First, it protects the sensitive materials and components from environmental conditions and wear and tear. Second, and just as important, it provides a clean, intuitive experience for the user to operate the device.

At Tapecon, we believe that the graphic overlay shouldn’t be an afterthought of your design. In fact, it may be the first and most frequently used component your user engages with. Using top-of-the-line materials and our 100-plus years of experience, we can create a custom overlay that looks, feels, and operates to perfection, and elevates the entire experience of your product.

Uses for Graphic Overlay Printing

Graphic overlays can be found in a wide range of medical and industrial products that feature a control panel or human interface.

Membrane switch overlays

Provides a quality experience for a wide variety of human interfaces.

Anti-microbial overlays

Print on hard-coated antimicrobial materials for medical devices.

Overlay%204

Cutting-edge printing options

Different requirements call for different printing techniques. Our expert team can recommend the best option for the needs of your graphic overlay.

Overlay%203

From traditional to extraordinary

At Tapecon, we have the capacity and knowhow to make graphic overlays of all shapes, sizes, and purposes. If you’re not looking to reinvent the wheel, we can quickly produce a simple, time-tested overlay to your specifications. 

And if you need something more specific and unique, our team can design and engineer a custom solution with a multitude of features, including textures, die cuts, adhesives, embossing, display windows, backlighting, and more.

Finishing Services

Need more than just an attractive, functional overlay? We can assist in everything from assembly to testing to the delivery of ready-to-install machine interface units. And when you work with Tapecon, you can count on exceptional attention to detail and quality every step of the way.

Related Applications and Services

If your design calls for a graphic overlay, you may also be interested in learning about other ways Tapecon can improve your product. 

Let’s get started.

To learn more about graphic overlays, fill out this short form and a Tapecon representative will follow up with you as quickly as possible. As a fifth-generation family business, we pride ourselves on being trusted manufacturing partners for our clients, and we look forward to working with you.

What Our Clients Say

Tapecon reviewed our proposed design and gave us prompt professional assistance.

Research Engineer

Great interaction and professionalism for a start-up product component.

Supply Chain Consultant

Good communication from customer service.

Purchasing Manager

What my company appreciates most is their flexibility should we need an order or a partial sooner than the due date at the time of order submission. These attributes make them stand out in their industry!

Senior Buyer

Recent Articles

We regularly publish content to serve our fellow colleagues in the contract manufacturing industry.

What Makes Industrial Printing Different Than Graphical Printing?

When you hear the word “printing,” what comes to mind? You likely imagine some type of graphical printing where ink is placed on a substrate for

Commonly Asked Questions About Shielding Tapes

At Tapecon, we pride ourselves on being the go-to materials experts for our customers. Often, we work with electronics designers to find innovative

How to Protect Your Electronics from Interference with Shielding Tape

Your electronic device is constantly under attack. It can come from anywhere and have devastating consequences on the circuits and performance of

7 Questions to Ask When Selecting Electrically Conductive Tape

Electronically conductive tapes (ECT) can be an excellent solution for grounding, EMI shielding, and attaching components in a wide range of

How to Manage Heat in Your Electronic Device

It may be the beginning of a long, cold winter here at our Buffalo headquarters, but we know that heat is always on the minds of our customers.

2 Important Things to Consider When Developing a Wearable

Wearables are the next frontier for medical and electronic device companies. The demand for consumer products to monitor fitness and personal health

Delta 4

Let's Talk About Your Next Project

Contact Us