What is a graphical overlay?
A graphical overlay is a thin flexible printed plastic film with decorative designs printed on it. They are a critical component of a device as they can be one of the first impressions a user has. They serve as instructions for a user interface, to convey your brand imagery or color schemes, as protection for your product, and to be one of the first touch points for your product. A graphic overlay can be a layer of a membrane or capacitive switch, or a stand-alone graphic on your product. Graphical overlays can be made from Polycarbonates or polyesters. Polyesters are thinner materials and have chemical resistance properties. This makes them ideal for environments with harsh chemicals such as industrial applications or for medical products that will be subjected to rigorous cleaning. Polycarbonates have great impact resistance properties and also have good transparency. Our team of engineers can help you determine what will be the right material for your application. The Hall Company offers both screen printed and digitally printed graphical overlays. Digitally printed graphics have the ability to offer finer resolution and very intricate printed designs while screen printed graphics and offer a more durable product for harsher operating conditions. Our team of engineers can help you to decide with option is better. all metal look to it while still utilizing capacitive technologies that give the ability for very finite sensing options.