Graphic Overlays Adhesive Labels

Graphic overlays are used across all industries that require a custom control instruction for machine or device operators. From medical devices seen in patient rooms to monitor vitals, to industrial machinery, a graphic overlay has been employed to identify the inner workings of the machine and to help instruct the proper interface with the machine.

Planning Your Graphic Overlay


As mentioned graphic overlays are adaptable to just about any industry, so deciding what is the best option for your application can be overwhelming. That’s what we are here for. Our planning process starts with questions that help guide you to the perfect product.

To begin we define the application for your graphic overlay, what environment will it be used in, will it be used every day and how often will it be used. These factors guide us to the best material to use when manufacturing your graphic overlay.

If you need chemically resistant graphic overlays for your product, contact us today for high quality chemical resistance built to withstand even the toughest conditions.

The materials used can range from high grade polyesters or polycarbonates. The finish can range from high gloss, matte or matte texture. There can even be gloss or matte hard coating to add extra protection from scratching. Adhesa Plate can even print a textured finish on a factory gloss finish to minimize glare or scratching and still leave a LCD display window clear and legible. We offer many options to help meet all your graphic overlay needs and budget.

Custom Graphic Overlays

When laying out the design of your overlay we take into consideration the user experience and the function of the overlay for ease of use.

We offer a mix of clear and colored transparent windows and the combination of smooth and textured finishes. We also can create embossed (raised) key pads, as well as internal cut-outs.
imgGraphics can also be a combination of digital and screen print,  UV inkjet print for details and multiple colors

Graphic Overlay Experts

At Adhesa Plate we can customize the best quality graphic overlays with the highest quality standards and certifications. We produce graphic overlays for medical, industrials and energy fields. Our graphic overlay options range from economical and low-impact vinyl to indoor/outdoor Lexan.

Our team is trained to produce top quality graphic overlays that are produced to withstand everyday use. If you are not sure what kind of material is best for your application, we can recommend what is best for your uses. Please do not hesitate to call us through the quoting and planning process.

Using Polycarbonate Lexan® Graphic Overlays

When it comes to finalizing the material needed for your graphic overlay application, there are many things to consider, for example, the function of the label and the environment where it will be used [link to graphic overlay post]. For situations that require a resilient and sturdy application, polycarbonate (Lexan®) may be the best material choice.

Lexan® Graphic Overlays Overview

Lexan® is a material often used for long-term durability. Lexan® graphic overlays are used in many industries where vital information is communicated like warnings and safety and operator instructions. They are especially useful in harsh environments.

Lexan® labels are extremely sturdy and are the best option when the application needs an overlay that does not need to flex or move, like keypads, control panels, and nameplates. They are especially suited to stand up in harsh environments and to continue to perform with clarity. Polycarbonate labels are also able to stand up against corrosive and hazardous materials, are temperature resistant (-40°F to 270°F) and flame retardant.

Additional Lexan® Graphic Overlay Usage:

•    Indoor or outdoor options
•    Graphic front panels
•    Membrane switches
•    Keyboard overlays
•    LED and LCD display overlays
•    Computer ID labels

Custom Lexan® Graphic Overlay

load_returnAdhesa Plate can create customize Lexan® graphic overlays in a variety of shapes, sizes, as this material is excellent for die cutting and embossing. Our Lexan®  labels are available in a variety of thicknesses and come in textured, glossy, or matte finish options to suit your stringent specifications. The textured finish is optimal for hiding surface scratches while the others are perfect for displays.

Adhesa Plate Graphic Overlays

We are proud to offer a range of adhesive options for your Lexan® graphic overlay. Our Polycarbonate materials are CSA and UL 969 approved so that you can fill confident in the usage or durability of the finished product. Please contact us today to get your Lexan® graphic overlay project started.

Labels for Energy Device Manufacturing

The need for adequate labeling exists across all industries as labeling is the key to communicating the proper usages of equipment. However, some industries require that labeling meet certain standards for safety reasons. Labeling in the energy device manufacturing industry require special UL 969 certified labels according to the UL Standards requirements in the U.S.

Scope of Requirements for Marking and Labeling Systems under UL 969

Adhesive identification labels used as nameplates, markers, or with graphic overlays displaying information or instructions should comply to UL 969 standards. Under these requirements, adhesives must be pressure-sensitive. The UL 969 standards for adhesive labels cover the raw materials, the adhesive and the ink and printing processes used for the creation of polyester labels and graphic overlays. They should also be heat or solvent resistant and adhere to a variety of different surfaces.

Different types of labels by Adhesa Plate

Adhesa Plate offers UL 969 certified labels for all associated applications. Our products meet the UL 969 standards that apply to energy device manufacturing.

Whether you require warning labels, basic instructions, or a description of specifications, Adhesa Plate can meet your needs. We offer a wide variety of adhesive labels and graphic overlays to get your message across.

Adhesa Plate manufactures a wide variety of UL 969 certified labels under the categories of agency labels, equipment labels, LED/deadfront graphic overlays, clear labels, barcode labels, and many more. You also can choose from a wide range of materials. Adhesive backed labels from Adhesa Plate come in polycarbonate (Lexan), polyester (Mylar), vinyl, and metallic (foil) materials.

Our Labeling Capabilities

Here at Adhesa Plate, we produce UL 969 certified labels with the latest technologies: UV inkjet printing, serializing and barcoding, laminations, laser cutting, plotter cutting, and embossing.

All of these components come together to create a durable product, which not only meets the UL 969 standards, but also satisfies your individual requirements. Our highly skilled art department ensures accurate artwork, producing detailed art proofs in 24-48 hours. They also provide guidance on how to submit your artwork, from both a technical and aesthetic viewpoint with the UL Label Center.

Our Label Certifications

Adhesa Plate is certified by Underwriters Laboratory (UL), Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical within the EU (REACH) and RoHS. We also adhere to the Conflict Minerals Law, and have a whole range of MIL specs for our nameplates.

Our labeling certifications are what sets us apart from our competition. Our strict adherence to labeling certification guidelines ensures that no matter what industry you serve, you can trust us to produce an extremely durable and long lasting labeling solution.

Adhesa Plate Graphic Overlay Solutions

Graphic overlays are the ideal solution for creating unique and custom designs for your industrial equipment or electronic device. Offering accurate cutouts for switches or keypads to transparent windows for LED or LCD displays, we can create the graphic overlay that will enhance your products image using UL 969 certified materials and manufacturing processes.

Adhesa Plate Options

We pride ourselves on offering a wide variety of options for our clients. There’s really no limit to our adhesive label capabilities. Tinted transparent LED windows, custom embossed keypads, selective adhesive applications and internal cutouts are just a few of the choices you have when designing your label.

For design, there are really no limitations. We can use digital UV inkjet printing for crisp, unlimited colors and variable data like sequential barcodes or hexadecimal 2D barcodes or UID codes.  For precise cutting, Adhesa Plate offers conventional steel rule die cutting, digital laser or plotter cutting for custom cut shapes.

Call your Graphic Overlay Specialists Today!

There’s really no limit to our adhesive label capabilities.  Whether you have a design or just an idea, we can identify your product in a way that will create an impressive 1st impression.  Call us today for a free quote and consultation at 1.800.634.9701.