on the back of a clear substrate or more commonly referred
to as second surface printing the graphics are not easily
marred and protected from abrasion and harsh chemicals.
A second level of protection can be achieved by using a
hard coated material that will prevent scratching of the
top surface. Feel free to call us and we will help you
determine the right material for your application.
surface graphics - Every
product has a specified range of performance and life span.
Our goal is to provide the highest quality product that
fits your requirements and budget. If you need samples
for testing or specific data on adhesives put our experience
to work for you. Our dedicated and experienced staff can
have a prototype for your review in a matter of a few days.
From the simplest to the most demanding requirements count
on Sterling to provide your product with excellence in
& Aesthetic - Overlays and
name plates can be designed with varying transparent colors
to complement different functions and lighting requirements.
There are a wide variety of finishes available in different
gloss levels and unique effects with selectively texturing
that will compliment tactile feel and design. In the prototype
stage of product development your engineers can count on
our technical data and sampling to attain the exact effect
for all your applications. The added value of our support
will provide a product that will give you the edge needed
in the market place.
|Industrial Printing Processes Include:
||Manufacturing Processes Include:
|Textures (non-glare, selective areas)
||Laminating (adhesive, premask, multilayer)
|Polycarbonate (Lexan) overlays, decals.
||Foil-stamping and Etching
|Polyester panels and controls
||Embossed for touch control in low light
|Printed circuit boards (solder mask)
||Hydroform switch panels to provide a third-dimension
|Steel (painted or bare)
|Aluminum (anodized or iridited)
||Die-cutting and Punching
|Printing Woodgrain patterns
||Bending and other machining operations
|Acrylic panels (transmissive color matches)
this application, we utilized second-surface graphics
on a specially designed plastic that is resistant to
ultraviolet damage, scratching and graffiti. If sprayed
with paint can be cleaned with solvents that would damage
other plastics. This nameplate replaced a first-surface
enamel-printed label that marred easily causing the
owner to scrape the entire component. Sterling reverse
engineered the subassembly, supplied proofs and product
two weeks ahead of schedule. These nameplates can be
found in airports all over the world.
medical industry is demanding and exact. Sterling designed
this complicated tool for a hand held laser surgery
instrument in less than one day. Partnering with the
customer's design engineer to exact the switch clearance
and visual division of artwork attributes, we became
a valuable asset to our customer's project.
was able to put its valuable experience to work in helping
a customer meet the challenge of maintaining permanent
warning placards. Normal vinyl decals are subject to
chemical fading and they were not performing well in
this demanding environment. In the heavy equipment industry,
an improperly marked device can mean death or serious
injury. By specifying a high performance film and printing
on the reverse side of the placard, we made the warning
safe from abrasion, ultraviolet fading and chemical
provided selective texture by printing a coating to
provide a different feel for this customer. This technology
can add the unique benefit of 'guiding' the finger to
a keypad. This application uses a pillow-embossed keypad
and frosted LED openings. Sterling engineered this unique
tool from a molded part, without blueprints or specifications.
We calculated the correct switch travel and embossing
height needed for customers' rushed application. Tens-of-thousands
of these parts are in service without any failure yet.
of the most valuable benefits of a partnership with
Sterling is our ability to provide engineering and design
parameters that enhance the client's product at an affordable
price. Our complete documentation and rapid response
can provide our customer's engineering staff with that
edge that is so important in today's marketplace. Whether
we reverse engineer a given part or subassembly, or
work in tandem with your engineering staff, Sterling
offers an advantage that is invaluable to your projects
After all, it's just a chassis without the proper application