Technical Solutions

Different technical solutions can be applied for the production of the front panels, according to the customer’s requirements and application.

SILK-SCREEN PRINTING

 

Topflight front panels can be produced with graphics printed in any design and colour. This design freedom allows choices from simple matt colour to elaborate colour process images. Sub-surface printing affords protection for the life of the front panel to the use and the scratches. Topflight Italia can print any colour included in Pantone, Ral catalogue or specific tonalities required by the customer. Thanks to the use of the spectophotometer, a particular equipment able to read the sample colour, the relative ink formula can be elaborated to obtain the requested tonality.

 

DIGITAL PRINTING

 

For quick prototypes or production of low quantities, the digital printing is the perfect choice. This solution eliminate the traditional equipment, saving tooling costs. In addition it allows the half tone printing with a very high resolution.

 

MATERIALS FOR AESTHETIC LAYER

 

Thanks to the strict controls made during the production process, the self-adhesive materials, produced directly by Topflight, assure a very high quality and reliability. Topflight can formulate and offer the most suitable adhesive according to the kind of surface and application, in order to solve any problem concerning the adhesion in the most difficult environments. Moreover, Topflight can realize front panels having areas without adhesive, for example under the keys, the display windows and any transparent dots. The choice of the aesthetic material is done according to the front panel application. The materials are the following:

  • POLYESTERE
    • Fine-Textured
    • Gloss Antiglare
    • Semi-gloss antiglare and anti-scratch
    • Antimicrobic with treatment for UV rays
  • POLYCARBONATE
    • Gloss
    • Matt
    • Antiglare and Anti-scratch

 

BACKLIGHTED WINDOWS DISPLAYS AND LENS DOT

 

It is possible to realize some transparent areas that allow to see the parts below. In this way we can obtain transparent or coloured windows for displays, (transparent red, green, light blue, clear grey).Moreover, a special anti-reflex and anti-scratch treatment called “texturing” is usually made by Topflight. The structure of the polycarbonate and polyester aesthetic layer is modified and hardened through this process, thanks to a special machine in presence of nitrogen, which assures the quality and life of this treatment. The window areas can be “dead-fronted” and appear transparent and visible only when backlighted.

 

EMBOSSING

 

On request, Topflight front panels provide positive sensory feedback to the user through the embossing or debossing techniques on the surface material. This option accents the key or switch areas by providing descreet perimeters of both raised edges and raised surface areas. The printed characters on the surface of the keys may also be embossed or debossed. This technique allows to produce also front panels for blind people utilizing the “Braille” alphabet. This process is carried out by Topflight through a special and “exclusive” system, in order to assure the greatest quality and long life.

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