A graphic overlay is a thin film graphic layer that plays a critical role in the design and use of many products. Overlays are usually subsurface printed which means the ink layer is protected against abrasion, chemicals and everyday use by the clear material they are printed on. Overlays can be either screen printed or digitally printed and are laminated with adhesives engineered for the specific material they are being adhered to.
Overlays are often the first thing a customer sees when viewing a product. When properly designed they can enhance appearance, identify essential information and provide brand awareness.
Because graphic overlays can be designed for so many different applications with so many options they can be found on a wide range of consumer and industrial products. They can be found on: Oilfield equipment, Manufacturing equipment and machinery, Medical equipment, Appliances and just about any type of product imaginable.
When designing a graphic overlay for your next project, several factors should be considered to achieve optimal appearance and performance.
Shadowgraph has produced millions of overlays since 1993 and our graphic design team can help you determine the best combination of material, adhesive and design elements to help you get the most from your graphic overlay project. Contact us today to see how we can help.