Tight Tolerance Overlays Blog

Metallic nameplates: More than just a pretty face

By Admin User / June 23, 2022

Metallic nameplates aren’t just an eye-catching statement, they are a durable product that stands the test of time. At MSI, we have developed and perfected a production method that enhances our polycarbonate overlays with a beautiful metallic look. Nameplates are often the most recognizable component of a product. It is crucial to not only display…

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How to Cut Thick Lenses

By Admin User / November 30, 2020

MSI’s new 400-watt laser is perfect for cutting polycarbonate/polyester lenses up to .25 thick. The product label materials that this laser can cut cleanly and efficiently include: .25 thick Polycarbonate .125 thick Stainless Steel .090 thick Aluminum .25 thick Mild Metal 1″ Thick Plastics Our new Coherent laser features 100% automated camera registration for a…

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Dead Front and Backlit Overlays

By Admin User / November 30, 2020

Dead Front Overlay Product Labels Dead front overlay product labels are designed so the symbols or graphics are not readily visible unless the graphics/symbols are lit up with a light source. Your car dashboard is probably the most common application for dead front overlays. The main concept is to only illuminate the graphics or symbols…

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Precision Printing/Cutting

By Admin User / November 30, 2020

What this really means is: Print to print (color to color) is ± .010”. This means that your LED and LCD windows line up perfectly on every overlay. Print to cut (colors registered to cutting die) is ± .010”. Cutting dimensions ± .010”. So how does Marking Systems hold these tight tolerances on your product…

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