Graphic Overlays

Graphic Overlays and Sheet Labels

“Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.” ~WILLIAM A. FOSTER, attributed, Igniting the Spirit at Work: Daily Reflections

Graphics and labels are pervasive throughout our society, but with good reason. For safety, information needs to be conveyed simply and quickly. For industry, absence of critical operational information could lead to costly or disastrous effects. All companies want advertising, with corporate logos and color branding to make an immediate and memorable impact. And for the medical industry, fast and accurate identification can literally mean the difference between life and death.

We offer full design, layout and proofing services, along with solid, trustworthy advice from our experienced industry professionals if needed. We can also easily work directly from your existing prints, drawings or samples* – but always with an eagle eye towards improvements and helping with omissions or required corrections and updates if desired. With a commitment to quality and dedicated, award-winning versatility, SP/DOW has been providing superior graphic overlay and labeling solutions to our ever-expanding customer base for nearly fifty years, enabling them to always put their best face forward!

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*See our preferred file types and submission guidelines here.

GRAPHIC OVERLAYS

Graphic Overlays are used throughout various industry segments because of their durability and as a means of product identification, decoration and protection. They provide a unified, finished appearance for your commercial or industrial equipment programs, communicating vital information to consumers, end users and machine operators through the incorporation of LED and LCD displays, button functions, dials and gauges, logos, product line and model identification, instructions for operation and safety warnings. Endless choices of colors and textures, text fonts, line work and more, along with custom shapes and sizing, cut-outs, embossing and other special effect printed, finished or material embellishments (both intrinsic or mechanically introduced – see below) are made possible by our comprehensive, high-quality choice of material substrates, inks, and advanced printing and fabrication technologies. SP/DOW can not only meet your demanding application requirements, but your end products will maintain a professional, clean appearance and impress with detail, style, functionality and repeatability.

SHEET LABELS

Through a choice of digital or screen printing, thin, pressure-sensitive custom labels can be multi-color or 4 color process printed on a variety of materials, including polyester, polycarbonate, vinyl and paper in sheet form, 1-up, multi-up, or in combined sets of different designs. SP/DOW can readily make your labels as straight-forward as you need, but we also excel in pushing the envelope – continually raising the bar to bring you an extensive variety of specialized enhancements – available to make your labels as colorful, expressive and eye-catching as you or your customers and clients could ever want!

Here are just some of the diverse qualities, uses and possibilities available for your Graphic Overlay and Sheet Labeling projects:

FeaturesBenefitsApplications
Selective or Full-coverage First Surface Over-laminating, Textures and UV HardcoatsFine, Velvet, Matte, Anti-Glare, Gloss, Brushed, Anti-MicrobialFor Medical Use, Indoor or Outdoor Use, and Harsh Environments.
Display Windows and Printed TransparenciesClear or Textured, Smoke, Color Matched, Frequency MatchedLED, LCD, OLED and Video Display Overlays, Graphic Inserts, Status Indicator Lights and Warnings
Deadfront and Light Barrier PrintingColor Matched, Prevent Light Bleed or Hot SpotsFor Backlighting of Icons, Text, Symbols, Logos and more!
Second or Sub-surface Graphic PrintingDurable, UV ProtectionProtects your Panel or Overlay from Scratching, Chemicals, Moisture, General Wear and Tear or Weathering
Custom Embossing and ThermoformingPillow, Plateau, Border Rail, Blind, Select Features, De-Bossing, ADA BrailleFor Improved Aesthetics and Ergonomics
Tactile Forming and Econo-Dome ™Cost Saving, Integral Circuitry Features, Haptic Response and ControlGraphics and Polydome Layers
Tamper Evident LabelsSelf-Destructive, Color-ChangingSecurity
Serialization and Barcodes
UPC, Code 39, QR, DatamatrixAsset-Tagging
NFC TagsEmbedded, Pre-ProgrammedOverlays and Labels with Access to Additional or Specific Information
Selective or Full-Coverage AdhesivesPressure-Sensitive Acrylics, High-Tack, Silicone Differential, Repositionable, Optically Clear, Z-Axis Conductive, Open and Closed Cell FoamsGeneral Purpose, Multi-Layer Assemblies, Housing Application
UL QMMy2, CSA and CE Approved ConstructionsMeets Applicable Standards for Safety and PerformanceSafety, Foreign Markets
Polyurethane Domed Labels - Ultra Dome™Smooth, Glossy, 3D Individual Lettering with a Metallic LookStyle and Elegance for Prestigious Brand Identity Applications
Digital Cutting, Die-Cutting, Hard Tool or Laser-CuttingThrough-Cut, Kiss-Cut, Critical Registration, Controlled TolerancesMaterial Conversion, Intricate Hole Patterns and Shapes, Hardware Clearance, Bezels
Accurate Color Matching and ProofingSpectrophotometric Analysis for PMS, RAL, Munsell, Federal Standards, CMYK and moreFor an Unlimited Range of Bold, Dynamic Colors, Including Pastels, Metallics, Coated and Uncoated, Mirror Ink, Transparencies and Branding
ShieldingESD, EMI/RFI, ITO, ATO, Screen-Printed Silver or Carbon, Copper, Gold, Silver or Carbon Coated Wire MeshElectrical Protection and Reliable Operation
Compliance to Military, Government & Environmental Laws, Regulations, Requirements and SpecificationsISO, ITAR, RoHS, REACH, WEEE, California Prop 65, ASTM, IPC, UL and moreSecurity and Sensitive Applications, Automotive, Aerospace
Touch ScreensClear and Translucent Inks, Anti-Newton Ring and Anti-Moiré PatternsResistive and Capacitive Circuits, Fast and Intuitive Interfaces to Simplify User Interaction
TestingPhysical and Electrical, In-House or Independent Third Party, UL, Full or Batch, Resistance, Force, Life Cycle, Altitude, Documented and moreOperational Assurance and Reliability
Large Format Digital PrintingHigh Resolution, Photo Quality, Smooth Vignettes and HalftonesFor OEM, Retail, Commercial and Outdoor Marketing
Advertising MaterialsProduct Labels, Point of Purchase Displays, Banners, Menus, GraphicsTrade Shows, Shelf, Floor, Wall, Window and Lobby Displays