Equipment Panel Overlays

An equipment panel overlay is a digitally or screen-printed cover designed to convey product information or instructions to the user. These overlays differ from standard equipment panels in that they are interactive, communicating a message rather than simply protecting the equipment. However, equipment panel overlays do also serve to protect the equipment, and are often designed to add aesthetic appeal as well.

Equipment Panel Overlay

At Specialty Printing & Processing, we are able to meet any requirement for equipment panel overlays, from hazardous material resistance to backlighting and cutouts. We offer both digital and screen printing, and can provide laser and die-cutting with our ISO 9001:2015 certified processes. With an array of colors, designs, and textures available, our experts can design an equipment panel overlay that provides functionality.


Equipment panel overlays are designed to provide product information to the end user, and they have applications across a wide range of products and industries. As they are often the first impression a user will have of a product, these overlays must be attractive and functional while also providing durability for products that undergo frequent cleaning or exposure to harsh environments.

Common applications for equipment panel overlays include:

  • Overlays for user interfaces
  • Panels for membrane switches
  • OEM equipment panel overlays
  • Overlays with dead front graphics and windows
  • Touchscreen panel overlays
  • Medical device control panel overlays
  • Appliance control panel overlay


As equipment panel overlays are valuable for such a wide range of products, designers must be able to provide an array of material options. This makes it possible to create equipment panel overlays that match the aesthetics of the brand and product while also providing properties appropriate for the product’s intended final application. At Specialty Printing & Processing, we offer the following materials:

  • Polycarbonate Overlays
  • Vinyl Overlays
  • Polyester Overlays

Design Services for Equipment Panel Overlays

In addition to printing and assembling the final equipment panel overlay, our experts are able to work with you from the start of your project. We are experienced in a range of design services and can craft a graphic overlay that promotes brand awareness while improving the durability of your final product. As designers that specialize in printing, we are able to streamline your production process by working on a single project from start to finish and easily tackling complex printing jobs.


Designing equipment panel overlays makes it possible for us to fully customize them to suit the unique needs of each project. As such, we are able to offer a range of different features to ensure the overlay perfectly matches the equipment. These features include:

  • Range of textures to match or contrast the equipment’s surface 
  • Materials that are resistant to hazardous conditions or outdoor use 
  • Cutouts for buttons, switches, or windows 
  • Diagrams, branding, user instructions, and more 
  • Adhesive options, including selective adhesive application

High-Quality Equipment Panel Overlays from Specialty Printing & Processing

At Specialty Printing & Processing, our award-winning staff brings over 100 years of combined experience within the specialty printing industry. Since our founding in 1961, we have been dedicated to providing our customers with custom printing solutions in a wide range of industries. In addition to our graphic panel overlay capabilities, we provide services such as laminating, slitting, and powercutting. Our broad range of capabilities enables us to work on an array of turnkey and assembled projects. 

When creating your custom front panel, we will work closely with you throughout the design and printing process. Our highly experienced staff is committed to meeting and exceeding your expectations. Contact us or request a quote today to work with us on your next equipment panel overlay project.