What are the Benefits of a Graphic Overlay?
Graphic overlays are the perfect solution for a range of different applications, where a print is needed for a product which is both stylish and durable.
At Fascia Graphics® we have recently supplied AGD with graphic overlays for the AGD94x series of combined Puffin and Toucan nearside pedestrian signals. The signal is widely installed throughout the UK and won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation 2011, for its innovative styling and features.
There are numerous benefits to using graphic overlays on your products. Below are just some of these:
Benefits of Graphic Overlays:
Graphic overlays can be produced utilising incredibly durable materials. This ensures they can withstand whatever environmental conditions they are subjected to.
The length to which a graphic overlay can be customised is almost endless. Overlays can be rim, pillow, braille, or special feature embossed. They can have a variety of UV lacquers applied to the front surface allowing multi-texture finishes and effects. A huge range of specialist substrates further add to the options around customising your products. Recent additions within the polyester range include Autotex Steel and Autotex Softouch. And all this is before you select the ink. With special ink finishes such as chrome, phosphorescent and metallic available, along with the ability to match to any recognised colour system (Pantone, RAL, BS, Munsell etc..) the possibilities are endless.
3. Easy to Clean
Chemical resistant, anti-microbial and UV resistant materials are just some of the special substrates available. Additionally, materials that can be easily cleaned without degradation and are fully durable to petro-chemicals and detergents are ideal for environments where the prevention of bacteria is a must. This can include hospitals, operating theatres, kitchens, restaurants, care-homes and changing rooms to name but a few. There are even substrates available that have built in anti-microbial properties, so not only can they be cleaned but they actually kill off 99.99% of germs and bacteria that come into contact with them.
Graphic overlays can be easily attached to your finished product using any one of numerous adhesives available. With adhesives that can operate at temperatures as low as -80°C or that have been specifically designed for low energy surfaces, we can always specify the perfect adhesive for your application. Graphics overlays with adhesive layers are extremely quick and easy to assemble, without the fuss of rivets, nuts or screws.
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