To Emphasise or Protect your Brand.
Domed Labels, known by many different names (Domed Badges, Resin Domes, Resin Labels or 3D Stickers), are created by applying a liquid polyurethane resin to the surface of a label or a component.
Why would you want to set your logo into a clear resin bubble? There are two main reasons that are complementary to each other. First is for aesthetic reasons; the resin makes your brand look opulent, giving your product an appearance of class and style. Second is for protection; the resin creates a protective resilient layer that encapsulates the label. The labels can now withstand punishment from not only impact and scratching but also extreme weather.
Say your product is heavy machinery, and it has a long working life. Your brand image needs to last as well. Resin doming helps keep your logo looking as good as the day it was purchased. Therefore, Resin domed labels are a logical choice if you want a great look and the long life expectancy you require in a label.
Alternatively, some businesses require a resin dome applied directly to controls for pure functionality. Resin is fused onto the keypad of the human-machine interface (HMI) to create exceptional product customisation, or for a tactile user response.
A robust solution to a range of product needs
Our custom doming process creates a third dimension to labels and product badges to make the added aesthetics on the label.
Resin domed labels are created by pouring a layer of clear liquid polyurethane (urethane) on to a flat label that has been screen or digitally printed. The shape and size of the dome is controlled by applying a precise measurement of resin to the substrate. This measure flows by surface tension to the edge of the label. The parts then cure by maintaining the temperature and humidity for about 12 hours to allow the labels to set. The result is a resilient and flexible dome, encapsulating the print inside.
Dome labels are built to last whilst always looking great!
Once the polyurethane dome has set, it is soft to touch and abrasion-resistant, visually transparent, flexible, water, chemical and solvent resistant. A domed label also has excellent UV resistance that prevents the glossy clarity from degrading, unlike epoxy domes that can turn yellow and shrink. The surface can withstand impacts, and over time the dome will reform into its original shape.
Typical Applications Include;
- Product brand labels
- Promotional labels
- Corporate name badges
- Plus more
Domed graphic overlays and membrane keypads enhance the user experience
Resin doming applied directly to a graphic overlay or membrane keypad is a modern process solution where the key profile is an essential factor to the product design and user experience.
Unlike resin domed labels and badges, where the resin flows to the edge and is held in place by surface tension, RH can resin dome individual keys within the keypad design. This dome can add depth and a tactile response directly to the profile of the key. The user can now quickly locate key profiles by the sense of touch when vision is obscured.
If the user is wearing PPE or gloves, it is useful to install tactile metal domes that respond by clicking upon depression. Another interface option to consider is the inclusion of Thin-Film Backlighting to illuminate an LED upon the operation of a key. Therefore, both of these applications are ideal for when a user may not be able to see the key directly or is working in a low light environment.
Typical applications include:
- Machine Controls
- Emergency Systems
- Lighting Switches
- Marine Interfaces
- Military HMIs