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Butler Technologies, Inc. manufactures quality custom touch screens for user interface projects. From design conception through to production, our team can help you incorporate a durable touch screen that will best meet the needs for your product.

  • Resistive Touch Screens
  • Projective Capacitive (PCAP) Touch Screens
  • Capacitive Touch Keypads and Buttons
  • Planar Touch Screens

Example Applications

  • Medical Devices
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Industrial Control Units
  • Point Of Sales Systems

What is a Touch Screen?

A touch screen as an electronic input device usually layered on top of the visual display of an information processing system.

Touch screens give the user control of a device through simple or multi-touch gestures.  They enable the user to interact directly with what is displayed rather than using a mouse, trackpad, or other separate components.

  • Accurate and fast response
  • Use with bare finger or stylus
  • Easy to clean
  • Adds a modern and innovative design to products
  • Resistant to Temperature Extremes
  • Resistant to Moisture and Humidity
  • Resistant to Dust
  • Withstand writing of 100,00 characters in the same area
  • Used up to a 1,000,000 times

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Various Constructions of Resistive Touch Screens

  • Offers high transparency.
  • It costs less than Film to Film construction.
  • The maximum touch screen size is 21″.
resistive film to glass

Resistive Film to Glass

capacitive film to glass

Capacitive Film to Glass

  • Two layers of PET film cause low transparency.
  • Higher Cost.
  • The thickness of the touch screen can be adjusted.
  • Durable and not easily broken. A PC or Glass Rigid Backer, also known as a stiffener, is added to the construction to increase durability.
  • If the glass is broken, pieces are held in place by optically clear adhesive.
  • The maximum touch screen size is 12″.

Resistive Film to Film and Stiffener


Capacitive Glass to Film plus Film


Touch Screen Components

Film for Top and Bottom Layers (Circuits)

  • Clear or anti-glare, hard-coated film (.007″)
  • Clear or anti-glare, hard-coated film with anti-Newton Ring Coating (.008′)
  • Films have ITO coating on the non-hardcoat side.

Glass for Bottom Layers (Circuits)

Standard conductive ITO-coated glass

  • Thickness: 0.55mm, 0.7mm, 1.1mm, 2.0mm, and 3.0mm
  • Thinner glass offers better transparency.
  • More surface unevenness with thicker glass.

Chemically strengthened conductive ITO glass.

  • Thickness: 0.55mm, 0.7mm, 1.1mm, 2.0mm, and 3.0mm
  • Greater impact and break resistance.

Other additions to a touch screen device can include displays such as LCD, LCD-TFT, or a combination of overlays with a switch, display, or bezel.

Different types of touch screens

Go in-depth on the different types of touch screens here.

  • Low production costs.
  • Low power consumption.
  • High resistance to dust and water.
  • Actuated by bare finger, gloved hand, or stylus.
  • Suited for handwriting recognition.
  • Excellent clarity.
  • More resistant to scratching.
  • Far more sensitive than resistive touch screens.
  • Resistance to surface contaminants and liquids (dust, oil, grease, moisture).
  • Support multi-touch inputs (up to 10).
  • Often operated via finger touch or conductive stylus
  • Capacitive touch screen constructions can consist of film to glass, glass to glass, and glass to film + film.
  • Contains all the necessary elements for the user interface
  • Surrounded by additional complimentary device controls (on/off button, etc.) covered by a graphic overlay.

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.