3 Special Crafts in Membrane Switch Manufacturing -- Glossy Window with Matte Surface

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Apr 13, 20228560

3 Special Crafts in Membrane Switch Manufacturing -- Glossy Window with Matte Surface

In our last blog, JRPanel introduces one special craft in membrane switch manufacturing -- ESD Layer Installation, which can prevent ESD from damaging your membrane switches. In this blog, JRPanel brings you another special craft -- Glossy Window with Matte Surface.




Generally speaking, there are 2 kinds of the surface finish of membrane switch for people to choose: glossy finish and matte finish. Those who choose a glossy finish are usually looking for its soft surface feel and uniform color; while those who choose matte surface value the anti-scratch and wear-resistant characteristics of the product. JRPanel procures the following four types of genuine substrates on a long-term basis to meet the surface finish needs of membrane switch products: PET Matte / PET Glossy / PC Matte / PC Glossy.


But for some membrane switch products designed with display windows, the choice of surface effect may not be so simple. The membrane switch window is usually a transparent area on the panel for the user to observe the display of the LED or LCD behind the panel. This has led to a new type of surface finish, which we will introduce today: Glossy Window with Matte Surface, a surface finish that combines the good light transmission of the window with the outstanding wear resistance of the whole panel.




Let's take look at a comparison picture first.



As it shows, the two finishes in the picture are both "matte", but visually they look different. The former uses a matte PET/PC substrate, while the latter uses a glossy PET/PC substrate, and the JRPanel factory applied a matte oil to the latter to achieve a matte finish.

By now, you may have guessed how JRPanel completed the "Glossy Window with Matte Surface".

Right, for this particular requirement, JRPanel will select a substrate that is itself glossy and apply a matte oil to the graphic layer for the area other than the display window. 




--After taking out the glossy material, we must print matte oil within 48 hours.


--The printing place should avoid direct sunlight. The UV light source should be placed separately from the printed material.


--The printing workshop should be kept clean and dust-free. Any pollution will lead to imperfect matte effect.


--Matte Oil should be thoroughly stirred before use.


--Printing thickness: 30-40 μm.


Follow the above notes and print correctly, the product will take on a "Glossy Window with Matte Surface" status ultimately.


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