4-color process graphic overlay, membrane switch & steel sub-panel.
Control panel for Acorto computerized retail espresso machine.
This beverage application creates a heat and moisture rich environment that is not always friendly to membrane switch technology.
GM Nameplate engineered this product to vent properly. Our design allows switch operation, in a closed environment relative to humidity entering, through innovative membrane construction allowing air to bleed through vents from cavity to cavity but not to the outside environment.
5 mil polypropylene film inlay applied during the molding process.
Instruction panel for high-end consumer appliance.
Finding the inks and printing method to maintain the integrity of the graphics (without ink-blowout) and to withstand the harsh conditions of the molding process.Creating a perfect bond between the film and the resinm, as well as maintaining very tight print tolerances, also added to the challenge.
GM Nameplate performed several rounds of testing on different materials and inks to find the right combination. Our research and development, combined with our molding expertise, defined our commitment to innovative solutions. GM Nameplate is the very first company to create an inmold decorated instruction panel with indestructible graphics and no need for an adhesive layer.