Overlays are vinyl, polyester, and polycarbonate labels with a lot of practical uses. They can be used to cover switchboards and buttons, to stick on walls as caution labels or logos, and more! If you have a project coming up where you need a name plate, decal, logo, or even a caution sign, here’s when you should consider an overlay.

Protect what’s underneath

Overlays can be used to cover switchboards, light switches, and more items that will be touched by human hands a lot. This will help preserve the material underneath; human hands are oily and can corrode whatever they touch over time. With a vinyl, plastic, pr polycarbonate overlay, you can preserve your equipment for longer.


We tout long-lasting materials because we make quality plates that will stand up to whatever the elements throw at them. But what if you don’t need a long-term solution?

If you have a promotion, like an open house or a sale, a vinyl overlay could be just what you need rather than a more expensive metal plate. If you want a colorful decal for your wall indoors, a vinyl or plastic overlay might be a more practical and affordable option.

Distinct shapes

The process to make vinyl decals and overlays is easier than using metals. That means you have more affordable options when it comes unique shapes, colors, and designs.

Since an overlay can also be made into a sticker or a decal, they can be easily applied to any surface you need them for. Plus, if you batch your design, you can make promotional materials like stickers for marketing purposes. Need to label equipment? Make overlays for machinery for labels or for cautions signs. If your equipment gets changed out every few years or if guidelines change frequently, an overlay would be a more affordable investment than something that needs to stand the test of time.

Ready to get started on your next order? Contact us today about all of your material option. If you need help with a design, our in-house design team is on standby to guide your design decisions according to your branding guidelines.