When deciding on components for your brand, the most important thing to remember is reliability and visual representation.
Graphic Overlays, otherwise known as overlay panels and lexans have a fantastic functionality to many user interfaces and provide a thin layer of protection as well as an addition to adding a decorative design. Graphic overlays are attached to the face of most products they are often used to provide a direction map where they include the company’s brand, product name and product information. As graphic overlays have many diverse uses, many industries including construction, medical, electronic manufacturing, and transportation have adopted graphic overlays to play a critical role in their product journey.
Reid Print Technologies is your local, trusted manufacturer for the ‘face of your product’. Our research and development department focuses on the lifetime of your product, taking into consideration environmental factors and ensuring your graphic overlay will withstand the life of your stock.
- Brand Representation Overlays
- Warning / Safety Labels
- Instruction Panels
- Graphic Fascias
- Eftpos terminals
- Business Cards
- Retail Swing or Hang Tags
- Brand Identification Signage
- Overlays for Meters / Gauges
- Braille Labeling
Choosing The Right Material:
Our two main printing materials are polyester and polycarbonate. Polyester provides flex and enables durability for embossing and buttons. While polycarbonate is a fixed printing material and is more suited to flat adhesions. This also contributes to an overall more detailed design for the overlay. At Reid, the materials we choose are selected to withstand all environments. For example, An overlay that is going to be installed in a public place e.g. A train platform – will need to have a high UV resistance as well as be equipped with a durable material and a hard-wearing adhesive. A graphic overlay used in a hospital that is subjected to harsh cleaning materials will need to be resistant to them. Graphic overlays can be scratch resistant, UV tolerant, fire retardant, and chemically resistant. With these variables in mind, on every enquiry, Reid Print Technologies will ensure your product will last a lifetime.
If you require a different material to be printed, our team is more than happy to accommodate your project.
There is a great deal of trust when choosing the right company for the face of your product. It is very important the overlay clearly and accurately defines all interfaces, for safety measures and trouble-free operation. With careful selection of materials and utilising the highest standard of manufacturing, a Reid Print Technologies overlay panel will stand the test of time in all manufacturing environments.
Antennas are the eyes and ears of your communication system. A good antenna is designed to be in tune with the signal you are seeking. In simple terms, your phone, tv or radio “sees” the signal for clear communication. Flexible wireless systems have made a major impact on lifestyle throughout the decade. Nowadays, flexible and wearable textiles in antennas are measured as a milestone of advancement due to the recent curtail of wireless devices. Printed antennas play a critical role in achieving a wireless network system for the Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Maintaining security for vehicle and parcel fleets is critical for location accuracy and privacy. Our printed antennas are used across a range of industries in order to track, trace and communicate. Below is a quick list of valuable examples of how printed antennas will be perfect for your products.
Developing and orchestrating covert operations in defence and federal police services is found to be critical to have clear communication. To address this issue, we have worked heavily on developing small, translucent stick-on antenna systems. These antennas, almost invisible once applied, are a perfect fit for OEM and aftermarket applications.
Off-Road Driving Communication
The Australian climate is tough- but off-road, driving is even tougher in our sunburnt country. Our flexible translucent antennas sit flush on the inside of vehicle windows, making them anti-theft and indestructible to the outside climate. These antennas are perfect for all vehicles and caravans and can remain permanently fixed to their surface.
Parcel Delivery and Security
Over the past decade, the parcel industry has adopted printed antennas to develop their now widely recognised ‘smart packages’. With the help of these wireless systems, smart packages help aid the stress of tampering in transit as they provide a digital seal on the package. IOS and Android mobile postal apps have improved customer interaction and satisfaction as they are able to receive updates from the digital seals that the antennas provide.
As global surveillance increases significantly, public carparks, corporate premises and many fleet services have adopted tracking wireless systems into their services as it provides their companies with valuable data in an effort to save money, reduce theft and littering.
Integrating Antennas Into Defence Smart Soldier Suits
Fully customisable and discreet, UHF, VHF and RFID wireless systems are perfect for soldier suit coalescence. Our Defence partners are able to incorporate the antennas inside apparel, helmets, harnesses and even backpacks.
The unique uses for printed antennas are endless and are already incorporated into systems across the world. From transportation, access control, smart supply chains, logistics and even throughout Defence, contact us today to find out how your unique inquiries can benefit from our flexible printed antenna systems.
The features and benefits of Membrane Switches make them the most common construction for custom flexible Membrane Keypads.
When compared to costly electromechanical switch assemblies, Membrane Switches or Keypads stand out for a host of features and benefits:
- Extremely thin construction saves the all-important design space
- Cost, especially when compared to electromechanical switch assemblies
- Low-profile surface is cleaned easily
- An easy, one-piece, one-operation assembly
- Offer a variety of design options
- Design Options offered by Membrane Switches
- Tactile and non-tactile with either Metal Domes, Polydomes or Capacitive
- Pillow or rim-embossed custom Graphic Overlays
- Embedded LED’s
- Sealed Construction depending on custom designs with wide variety of adhesives.
- Backlighting options; EL Electro Luminescence, Fiber Optic Mat, LED backlighting
- Rigid backing can be added such as aluminum, PETG or acrylic
- EMI/RFI and Antistatic shielding options for membrane
- Graphic Overlays that can be digitally printed, screen printed, or a combination of both methods
- The graphic overlays can incorporate transparent and tinted display windows, as well as selective textures these can also incorporate custom and corporate colours as needed.
- Standard 2.54mm Nicomatic connectors or an array of ZIF connection options.
- Chemical, Fire resistant, Stainless Steel Textured or Antimicrobial materials can be used.
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As we face steep rises in electricity prices, managing energy use plays an increasingly important role in business operations. Aware of the rising costs and impact on the environment, we decided to engage Assurance Consulting to undertake an energy audit/assessment of our site. Our goal was to identify energy savings, but more importantly, reduce our carbon footprint. In an effort to do our part and contribute to preserving the environment any way that we can for future generations, we’ve made some changes to the business that we’re proud of.
The outcome of the audit was suggestions to make cost-effective recommendations. The on-site survey analysis indicated electrical usage data of 129,104 kWh per annum. The total electricity costs for this period came to a total of $46,019 with an average monthly spend of $3,835. Our site’s greenhouse gas emissions represented 102 tonnes of carbon dioxide released per year. Something had to be done.
By taking action and implementing the integrated recommendation, Assurance Consulting estimated Reid Industrial’s new annual electricity bill to be approximately $12,537, down from $46,019 for the first year – with the predicted savings increasing as future price rises occur. This involved replacing the majority of Reid Industrial’s existing lighting with high quality LED technology, implementation of an on-site generated renewable energy power source – solar panels. We’re excited about this change and reducing our Carbon Footprint.