Butler Technologies, Inc. offers full-scale production to take your products from design to printing to assembly. Whether you require graphic overlays, membrane switches, simple labels, or fully functional printed electronics, we are capable of meeting your needs. Our capabilities include:

  • Screen printing
  • Digital printing
  • Laser & die-cutting
  • Assembly

Screen Printing

Screen printing is a technique that uses mesh to transfer ink to a substrate. Print screens are prepared using stainless steel or high-tension, low-elongation polyester mesh. The desired image or pattern is created with light-reactive emulsion, capillary film, or a combination of both processes.

Depending on customer requirements, UV-curable, solvent-based, plastisol, and water-based inks and coatings are used. Special effect inks and surface finishes are used for visual and tactile enhancement of the finished product. Conductive and dielectric insulating inks are utilized in our membrane switch and printed electronic products.


Some advantages of screen printing include:

  • Better color accuracy and matching
  • Able to print fluorescents, metallics, and chrome colors
  • Ideal for larger order quantities

Digital Printing

Digital printing is a technique that transfers digital files to a substrate. We offer multiple options for digital printing, including swissQprint Impala 3, Acuity Advance HS Printer, and the Roland Sol-Jet XC-540. Most options can handle large-formatted projects but printed designs are typically restricted by the size of the substrate material.

Digital printing eliminates many of the steps of screen printing, including screen making, ink layering, curing, and drying. It is ideal for small to medium-sized orders of graphic overlays, gauges, signage, and other user interface products.

  • Screen and digital print processes can be combined, further expanding our product offerings and production flexibility.
Digital Printing

We understand the importance of precise color matching and color management. A computer-based formulation system, spectrophotometer, and transmission densitometer are used to precisely match and control color in our print processes. We hold ourselves to Delta E standards of ≤2.

Laser & Die Cutting Capabilities

Our laser and die-cutting capabilities enable us to produce gaskets, ESD shields, and flame-retardant insulators to fit almost any application. Whether your application requires closed-cell foam, neoprene, copper, aluminum, polyester, or any variety of materials, we can fulfill your die-cutting needs. Our capabilities include:

  • Cold and heated embossing with die press.
  • Tolerance on die-cut features ranges from +/-0.010” on materials 0.020” thick or less to +/-0.015” for materials greater than 0.020” thick.
  • Typical cut-to-print tolerance of +/-0.010” can be held depending on material thickness.
  • Male-female combination embossing tools are used to produce pillow, rail and combination features on various plastic substrates.
  • Laser cutting can generally produce finished cut features within +/-0.002” and cut-to-print tolerance of +/-0.005”.
  • Laser cutting does not require hard or fixed tooling and is a great help in expediting the prototyping process.


We have the equipment and expertise to handle your assembly needs. From the lamination of adhesives, spacer materials, and overlaminate films to the surface mounting of LEDs and other SMD components, to the installation of Berg and Nicomatic electrical connectors, we have what you need, including:

  • Ability to handle cold and heated lamination processes.
  • Both semi-automatic and manual crimping equipment allow the installation of electrical connectors and BERG (2.54mm pitch) and Nicomatic (2.54mm and 1.27mm pitch).
  • Electrical testing of membrane switches and other printed electronic assemblies is handled using multiple Banair Darren and Dataswitch electrical testers.

Where to start

With all the different customization options and use cases, it might seem overwhelming.

Contact our expert team today and take the pressure off yourself.