Graphic elements

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This chapter distinguishes between graphic elements according to their appearance and function and provides cross-references between design features and their resulting accompanying constraints for production engineering.

 

Text & symbols

Standard technology and options for the labeling of front panels

Logos & icons

Both engraving and printing technology are available to reproduce logos and icons etc.

Pixel art & photos

Pixel graphics (bitmaps) can be reproduced on front panels with digital printing technology

Standards for the production of graphic elements

The table refers to the spectrum of common graphic elements – from labeling to icons to photos – on elements from "Frontplatten Designer" or to digital printing.

Type

Graphic object

Standard elements or digital printing

P

P

V

V

V/R

Text engraving

Engraving object

Free contour

HPGL

Digital Printing

Text

 

 

 

 

 

Special characters

 

 

 

 

 

Special fonts

 

 

 

 

 

Graphic primitives

 

 

 

 

 

Icon

 

 

 

 

 

Logo

 

 

 

 

 

Pixel art

 

 

 

 

 

Photo

 

 

 

 

 

Standard procedure

Possible procedure (sometimes limited)

 

 

P

Program option = elements that can be directly positioned and their properties adjusted in the relevant dialog box.

V

Vector graphic = digital file that describes an array of graphic primitives such as lines, circles, polygons, or general curves ("splines"), to each of which a tool as well as other properties (e.g. color) can be assigned.

R

Raster graphic = digital file that describes a grid-like arrangement of pixels or picture elements each with an assigned color, to which a color depth and an output variable can be assigned.