Custom Faceplates & Overlays

At VMS, we understand that well-designed and properly-applied faceplates, nameplates and graphic overlays are essential to your product and company’s success.

If you’re an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) who needs to visually enhance your product’s appearance, graphic overlays from Visual Marking Systems can provide a clean, finished look that communicates vital information to the equipment operator and offers a durable control panel surface that can withstand repeated button presses. Additionally, graphic overlays, nameplates, and faceplates convey branding, warning, caution and safety information can save valuable assembly time in your shop with a simple, one-piece installation process.

Your company’s logo should appear on your product in a highly-visible, aesthetically-pleasing manner to promote your brand to your customers and target audience. A high-quality nameplate from VMS can help you accomplish this effectively. VMS offers screen-printed and digitally-printed nameplates that meet your requirements and can withstand extreme temperature and environmental conditions. Using rigid or flexible materials like polycarbonate, polyester and vinyl allows VMS to offer cost-saving alternatives compared to expensive metal nameplates.

Whether you manufacture products for industrial equipment, medical devices, electronics, lawn and garden equipment or the Automotive industry, one of our Product Innovation Team specialists can work through the details with you. We can make recommendations about the appropriate materials, sizes, optimal layout, and even the design aesthetics.

With multiple manufacturing capabilities, VMS offers the latest proven technologies in silk-screen printing, digital latex, UV, and EP printing, embossing, laminating, pressure sensitive adhesives, die cutting, and digital cutting, among other assembly, application and inspection processes. VMS is an ISO 9001 certified facility and every part is inspected prior to shipment, guaranteeing a superior product.

Visual Marking Systems has more than 50 years of experience manufacturing the highest quality graphic overlay, faceplates and nameplates. Let us put our experience to work for you.

Available Features:

• Embossing
• Double-Sided Printing
• Raised Buttons, Letters and Numbers, Braille
• Laminates and Coating Options

Examples of Applications and Types of Faceplates and Overlays:

• Backlit Displays on Control Panels
• Instructional Overlays and Diagrams
• Overlays with Raised Buttons
• Transparent Window Overlays
• Trains and Buses
• Industrial Equipment
• Power Tools
• Household Appliances
• Electronic Devices
• Healthcare Equipment
• Strength Training & Fitness machines
• Lawn and Garden Equipment
• Automotive Applications

Types of Nameplates, Faceplates and Overlays:

• Decorative
• Instruction
• Membrane Switch Overlay
• Backlit Overlays
• Dead front Overlays
• Instrument Fabrication
• Control Panels
• Gauge
• Warning & Danger
• Product Identification

Best Materials for Overlays, Nameplates and Faceplates:

Polycarbonate (Lexan®)
A polycarbonate (Lexan®) overlay, nameplate, faceplate is an excellent choice for nearly all environments and applications. Polycarbonate is known for its durability and versatility in a wide range of surface applications, clarity and legibility. Polycarbonate also offers excellent resistance to stains, moisture, heat, UV Rays, abrasion, and corrosive chemicals.

Polyester (Mylar®)
A Polyester (Mylar®) overlay, nameplate, faceplate can be an excellent choice for resistance to high temperatures and outdoor element exposure, offering other properties such as resistance to abrasion and scratches, and chemicals and corrosive materials. Polyester is excellent for keypads and switches requiring constant flexing, pushing and dimensional stability.

A Vinyl overlay, nameplate, faceplate is an effective and affordable material choice that can provide a solution that is much more economical than polyester. A vinyl material can provide the desired finished look for your product while offering moderate weather, chemical, moisture and abrasion resistance for your product. Vinyl overlays are usually top surface printed and can be combined with other over-laminates and clear coats to help increase your durability needs.

VMS offers UL, REACH, RoHS Compliance documentation to help differentiate your products.