More Than Just a Membrane Switch

Together with our partner company Metalphoto of Cincinnati, Pannam Imagining can provide solutions for every aspect of user interaction with your equipment, from control panels and switches to adhesive-backed graphic overlays to identification, tracking, warning and instruction labels.

Metal Asset Labels

Metal Asset Labels

Foil stickers or rigid tags with color printing options and adhesive or manual attachment choices. Custom sizes and shapes available.

  • Durable identification
  • Custom graphics with color options
  • Mechanical and adhesive attachment methods
  • Variable information and asset tracking options
Polymer Asset Labels

Polymer Asset Labels

Polyester, vinyl, polycarbonate or domed urethane with adhesive backing. Custom sizes, shapes and special printing options available.

  • Chemical, abrasion and U.V. resistant identification
  • Custom graphics with full color printing options
  • Adhesive options for secure attachment to any surface
  • Variable information and asset tracking options, including barcodes and QR codes
Caution and Warning Labels

Caution and Warning Labels

Adhesive backed labels custom printed for your application. Many material options available including mnetal, foil, vinyl, polyester and polycarbonate.

  • Suitable for indoor or outdoor environments
  • Custom graphics with full color printing options
  • Adhesive or mechanical options for secure attachment to any surface
  • Variable information and asset tracking options, including barcodes and QR codes
Label Kits

Label Kits

Metal foil or polymer label sheets that include complete label sets that are kiss-cut to the backliner for ease of handling for equipment. Custom shapes, sizes, and printing options available.

  • Saves time, labor and keeps the items organized.
  • Custom graphics with full color printing options
  • Adhesive options for secure attachment to any surface
  • Variable information and asset tracking options
Nameplates and Data Plates

Nameplates and Data Plates

Custom fabricated and printed to your project’s specifications. Several metal and plastic material options available.

  • Durable identification
  • Custom graphics with color options
  • Mechanical and adhesive attachment methods
  • Variable information and asset tracking options, including barcodes and QR codes
Control Panels

Control Panels

One-piece anodized aluminum or metal-backed polyester or polycarbonate panels. Custom engineered, fabricated and printed to your project’s specifications.

  • Robust, durable interface solution
  • Custom graphics with color options
  • Full fabrication capabilities to meet your application requirements
  • Variable information, barcode and Q.R. code options.
Back Panels

Back Panels

Aluminum or stainless-steel back panels provide rigidity to electronic and control panels. Custom fabricated to meet your project’s specifications.

  • Adds stability to membrane switches
  • Full fabrication capabilities to meet your application requirements
  • PEM inserts included
  • Variable information and asset tracking options

Unique Materials for Harsh Application Environments

In addition to polycarbonate, plastic, vinyl, steel and aluminum materials commonly used in identification, we also offer a proprietary material called Metalphoto®. Metalphoto is photographic anodized aluminum that utilizes a photographically developed, silver halide image that is embedded within the sapphire-hard anodic layer of the aluminum. This gives Metalphoto identification an outdoor life of over 20 years and makes it extremely resistant to damage or degradation from UV exposure, abrasion, extreme temperatures, corrosion and chemical exposure. Metalphoto is available in rigid or foil thicknesses and can be used to create any of the identification products we offer.

The National Association of Graphic and Product Identification Manufacturers (GPI) Industry Standards and Practices Manual identifies Metalphoto photosensitive anodized aluminum as the most durable printed aluminum substrate available, and it has been trusted by defense, military, and government organizations for over 50 years.

Unmatched Graphic Capability

In addition to harsh environment durability, Metalphoto’s 3556 dpi, photographic resolution grayscale image can support graphic elements that other materials and printing methods simply can’t achieve. These include:

The Benefits of Barcodes

A key advantage of Metalphoto is the ability to print durable, unique barcodes used for tracking assets and inventory or linking critical information to your products. Barcoding is uniquely beneficial to each customer, with the function assigned by you, for your distinctive purposes. It’s Metalphoto’s ability to combine the functionality of barcoding with industrial durability that makes it unique. Some common applications for barcode labels are:

  • Asset & Inventory Tracking
  • Rental Assets
  • Maintenance Tracking
  • Compliance & Inspection
  • Instruction & Procedure
  • Advertising

Barcode Types and Features

Linear Barcodes

A first generation, “one dimensional” barcode that is made up of lines and spaces of various widths that create specific patterns. Linear barcodes link to a database and store text-based information. They are readable with a barcode scanner and can be read by most smartphones. These barcodes have many uses including inventory management, equipment maintenance, and asset tracking.

2D Barcodes
          
 
A two-dimensional way to represent information. It is similar to a linear (1-dimensional) barcode, but can represent more data per unit area. Data matrix and QR codes are both examples of 2D barcodes. These codes link to a website and are scannable by any smartphone and in any direction. Scanning the code can grant access to many different forms of information, including:
  • Documents
  • Manuals
  • Videos
  • Photos
  • Instructions

Set your equipment apart from the competition.

Contact Pannam now regarding your membrane switch assembly project.

Visit our Product Gallery to learn more about the various constructions and product features we can offer, and learn how Pannam can customize your membrane switch assembly to meet and exceed your unique application requirements.