Products & Services

Protocase manufactures fully finished custom electronic enclosures and associated parts from a wide variety of materials and components, in 2-3 days with no minimum order. Protocase also provides expert and affordable enclosure design services.

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Materials, Components & Finishes

Silk Screening

See our technical papers on silkscreening

Silk screening, also known as screen-printing or serigraphy, is a printing technique that involves passing ink through a porous fabric, thus creating a sharp-edged single-color image created from a stencil.

Protocase completes the task of manufacturing fully finished, quality enclosures by offering silk-screening, a process that provides required labeling for connectors, switches, ports, etc., along with adding special graphics such a company logos, product identifier graphics, etc.

Our silk-screening process utilizes the latest in screen preparation technology, as well as using durable epoxy based inks, ensuring a high resolution and quality finish. Protocase stocks a variety of standard colors, and can provide custom colors upon request.

The clarity of silkscreen can be greatly affected by the texture of powder coat used. Generally for best results it is recommended you use a smooth finish. Silkscreen will work on various textures and colors but each situation is unique. This may require modifications to your silkscreen such as changing of fonts and thickening of fine lines. For more information, please contact tech support at tech@protocase.com.


Acceptable Graphic File Formats:

Vector
  • .AI - Adobe Illustrator
  • .EPS - Encapsulated PostScript
  • .SVG - Scalable Vector Graphics
  • .PDF - Portable Document Format
  • .DXF or .DWG - AutoCAD

You can also include Graphics on your Solid works Models.

Please note: Saving a Raster image as any of the vector file formats will not create a vector graphic. You may need to contact the individual who created the graphic, in order to access the necessary files.
Raster (Non-Vector) (additional charges may apply)
  • .PNG - Portable Network Graphic
  • .JPG (.JPEG) - Joint Photographic Experts Group
  • .TIF (.TIFF)- Tagged Image File
  • .PSD - Photoshop

Images such as company logos must be provided electronically. Faxed images will not provide sharp enough resolution for our process to replicate. If text-only screening is required, simply provide information such as font type, font size, font color etc by fax or e-mail. Our tech support team will be happy to produce the required text-only screens.

Silk screening samples

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Stanford University BlueWave Telecom
iBiquity Digital Rack Mount
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Stocked Silk Screening colors

Below are the stocked silk screen colors we have. Protocase can provide custom silk screen colors upon request. Note: The color representations below may deviate from the actual color due to variations in browser software, video cards, and monitors

White
Opaque White, Epoxy Ink
Lemon yellow
Lemon Yellow, Epoxy Ink
Pantone 123 C Yellow
Pantone 123C Medium Yellow, Epoxy Ink
Pantone 142 Yellow
Pantone 142C, Epoxy Ink
Cool Grey 6C
Pantone Cool Gray 6C, Epoxy Ink
Brilliant Orange
Brilliant Orange, Epoxy Ink
Red
Fire Red,
Epoxy Ink
Pantone 201C
Pantone 201C, Epoxy Ink
Pantone 649 C Blue
Pantone 649C, Epoxy Ink
Pantone Process Blue C
Pantone Process BlueC, Epoxy Ink
Green
Pantone 355C, Epoxy Ink
Purple
Pantone 2623C (Purple), Epoxy Ink
Black
Opaque Black, Epoxy Ink
Cool Grey
Pantone Cool Gray 10C, Epoxy Ink
Reflex Blue
Proto-Reflex Blue, Epoxy Ink