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Plastic Overlays

Durable and cost-effective control panel overlays.

Product Highlights

MPC’s plastic front panel overlays are a popular choice for a multitude of machinery and equipment applications that require a durable and lightweight alternative to heavy metal front panel overlays. Our plastic instrument and control panel overlays are ideally suited for heavy and light industrial and electronic applications, serving both a decorative and functional role in the machine-user interface.


Product Specification

Polyester, polycarbonate, and vinyl.
Depending on material, up to 0.030" thickness available.
Depending on material, matte, velvet, gloss, pigmented, metallic, brushed metallic, transparent, clear textured, and transparent colors available.
Permanent pressure-sensitive adhesives (including selectively die-cut adhesives), and/or holes for mechanical attachment.
Many fonts and design elements are available, as well as your company logo.
Color options available. Note: Colors have limited UV resistance. Not recommended for long-term outdoor use.
Standard Sizes:
Wide selection of standard sizes; custom sizes are also available.
15 working days from receipt of order and approval of artwork. Expedited shipment is available for an additional charge.

Why Choose MPC’s Plastic Overlays?

A durable, lightweight, and cost-effective alternative to metal.
Resists machine and tool impacts, and will not shrink or stretch with temperature changes.
Provides moderate resistance to abrasion, chemicals, stains and extreme temperatures.
Printing via spot-color or full-color imaging using digital or screen-printing processes.
Embellishment with dead front images, white front images, transparent windows, and selective printed textures, providing the widest range of graphic expression.
MPC’s advanced fabrication capabilities reduce your lead time and costly tooling charges.

Specialized Material Options for Your Application

Metalphoto of Cincinnati offers nameplates in a variety of standard material options, including our proprietary Metalphoto® substrate. Metalphoto is photosensitive anodized aluminum, which features a silver and black photographic image that is embedded within the sapphire-hard anodic layer of the aluminum. This combination gives a Metalphoto part an outdoor life of over 20 years, and makes it extremely resistant to damage or degradation from environmental factors like abrasion, UV fading, harsh chemicals, extreme temperatures, and corrosion from saltwater exposure. The National Association of Graphic and Product Identification Manufacturers (GPI) Industry Standards and Practices Manual identifies Metalphoto as the most durable printed aluminum substrate available, and it has been trusted by industry, government and military organizations like Caterpillar, The US Navy, NASA, and Boeing for over 50 years. Metalphoto offers many unique features including:

  • Lasts over 20 years outdoors without fading or degradation.
  • Uniquely resistant to damage or degradation from environmental factors like abrasion, UV fading, harsh chemicals, extreme temperatures, and corrosion from saltwater exposure.
  • Exceptional image resolution that allows for photo image, security and microprint options.
  • Ability to support unique information, including a unique barcode or QR code and letter/number combination on every piece.
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Request a Nameplate, Front Panel, Label & Tag Evaluation Kit

Request a free Metalphoto evaluation kit today and we will send you a sample kit to test our durable identification products in your own operating environment.

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The Right Material for Your Project

Looking for other material options? MPC has the fabrication capabilities to custom build your nameplates out of many standard materials, including aluminum, anodized aluminum, stainless steel, brass, polyester, polycarbonate, and vinyl.  Not sure which material is best for your application? Contact our expert sales engineers now and we’ll help you build the perfect nameplate for your project.

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Our uniquely durable identification products can help solve industry specific challenges. Discover more identification and interface solutions designed for assets in your industry.

No Minimum Quantity, Get A Quote for Any Size Job

We have no minimum piece requirement. Our minimum production run is $400 per part number, excluding set-up fees/tooling. Contact us regarding your project.

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Accurate And Cost Less

Our overlay prototypes arrived ahead of schedule, were accurate and cost less than what we paid with our previous supplier.

Kurt Hebel
Symbolic Sound

Very Happy with The Quality & Service

MPC has been great to work with. We are very happy with the quality and service MPC offers.

Christine Robertson
Westbank Engraving

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