What Is A Graphic Overlay?

What Is A Graphic Overlay?

Acting as a visible representation of a device’s user interface panel, graphic overlays play a vital role in ensuring that your product functions correctly whilst also boasting an exceptional design aesthetic. As one of your customer’s first interactions with your product is likely related to its design, feel and look, these play an absolutely vital role in making a great first impression.

These overlays are generally made from either Polyester or Polycarbonate, depending on your particular preference. Polyester is perfect for any company that is looking for a product to be extremely durable with a long lifespan; utilising Polyester  is extremely popular within the Medical and Catering industries. Polycarbonate is ideal for any business who is keen on attaining a crisp finish on their product; this does mean that they are not nearly as rugged or durable as Polyester though.

Whilst it’s obviously extremely important to have the very best quality materials incorporated into your product when it comes to graphic overlays, it’s equally as important to have the right design for your particular product too. If the design of your product isn’t up to scratch, you can run into a whole host of problems down the line, with customers potentially complaining if your product isn’t user-friendly.

Durability and aesthetic appeal are vital to the success of any product, and our range of products benefits from being either silkscreen printed or digitally printed, which ensures your product’s colour can be seamlessly matched.

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What Are Graphic Overlays Used For?

These overlays are ideal for any business that is looking to add a degree of professionalism to any product, whilst also adding an extra layer of protection for the device which sits underneath.

Many of our customers come to us looking for an overlay which is capable of conveying important information quickly and efficiently. This means that graphic overlays are commonly used for control panels, thanks to their durability, which is able to withstand everyday wear-and-tear with ease.

These play a vital role in a wide range of industries, including the environmental, security, electronic and marine sectors.

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Bespoke Overlays From GSM Graphic Arts

Here at GSM Graphic Arts, we pride ourselves on being one of the leading graphic overlay manufacturers, offering a vast range of high-quality overlays which are made to last. Thanks to our in-house manufacturing team, we are capable of creating bespoke overlays on an extensive array of materials depending on your requirements.

We understand just how important it is for your product to have a high-quality finish, that’s why we offer a completely bespoke service, getting to know your product and offering advice on the type of overlay you may require.

GSM Graphic Arts design and manufacture all of our graphic overlays in-house, meaning we can offer the following types:

  • Secret-til-lit windows
  • Embossing
  • Anti-glare LCD windows
  • Transparent LED windows
  • Cut-outs for switches
  • Selective lacquers

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If you would like to find out more about how our overlays could transform your product, why not get in touch with the team here at GSM Graphic Arts? Our friendly team are on hand to discuss your requirements, so please feel free to give us a call on 01845 522 184, email your enquiry to webenquiry@gsmgraphicarts.com or use our simple online contact form, and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible!