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Plastic Fabrication

We manufacture acrylic products according to customer specifications, working from a drawing, engineering designs, or even samples of the products. The plastic comes in many different colors, that are transparent, or solid. The plastic can be printed to finish off your important project, to make things a little more creative. View more about plastic fabrication.
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SGIA Recognition

SGIA stands for Specialty Graphic Imaging Association, which recognizes individuals who have contributed to the technical growth and/or advancement of the screen and digital printing industry.

Bovie Printing & Fabrication has been a member of SGIA for 40 years.



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Our Graphic Designer Thomas Campbell Created a Logo for the MTA

Bovie Printing & Fabrication would like to congratulate Thomas Campbell for creating the new “Zip Line” logo for the MTA City transit buses. The Route 9 is the express buses that will go to Nashua, Goffstown, Hooksett, Bedford, and Concord.

Thomas started as an intern from Manchester Community College and then was hired on as our Graphic Designer/Marketing Assistant.  

The Manchester Union Leader did a full article on the new rebranding -  http://www.unionleader.com/Manchester-begins-rebranding-of-bus-fleet

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Printing on Customer Supplied Material

Dip Jar, and electronic tipping and donation appliance have chosen Bovie Printing and Fabrication for their product marking. The company's device allows customers to tip for great service using a credit card. It is also used to receive donations for charitable and medical associations.The company personalizes the units for the end users, in quantities of 50 to 1000. The markings use the Dip Jar logo and the name of the sponsor.




To read more about the Dip Jar Project check out their blog.


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New Sign

Since 1950 we have made it a goal to present our company in a concise, professional way. Over the years, changing our logo and adding different variations has happened. We recognize what is required of us to continue to stay up to date with the busy times we all live in. This involves updating our companies presence and streamlining our passion for quality, reliability, and integrity.


Therefore we are proud to announce a new original logo. Along with this new logo, we have installed an updated sign at our manufacturing plant on 4 Northeast Ave, Bow, N.H. 03304. We thank everyone who collaborated in the effort to update our company's presence and wish everyone success in furthering their work experience.
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Layers of a Membrane Switch

For over 67 years Bovie Printing And Fabrication has been a leading manufacturer of Membrane Switches, a product widely used in appliance, medical, and the electronics industry. Membrane Switches offer an economical alternative to mechanical switches because they allow for graphic overlay design, and can facilitate brand marking. A typical Membrane Switch is constructed in the following layers:

  1. The graphic overlay layer is a polyester or polycarbonate film, printed on the second surface with a switch location, and copy required. The display of the buttons can be flat or embossed, with led windows, which add functionality.
  2. Top circuit layer contains shorting pads which close the electrical circuit when depressed through a spacer layer.
  3. Spacer layers act as a circular spring separating the two circuits. The function of the spacer is to allow room inside the switch for the tactile domes to rest without being subjected to partial compression by the layers around the domes.
  4. The bottom circuit layer has both poles, and the switch array, and the tail which connects to the printed circuit board.
  5. Adhesive layers allow the switch to be permanently mounted onto a smooth surface.



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Steel Rule Dies

Steel rule Dies are used to cut the final shape of a decal or overlay. They can be manufactured in any shape to match the features required by the customer in the finished part. When used, the Die cuts like a cookie cutter; it is forced, under pressure through the material to produce the desired shape.
The Dies are made by laser cutting a design into a piece of birch plywood, then sharp blades are inserted into those cuts. The die is then put in a die press and the parts are cut out to their final shape.
Steel Rule Die Press                                 Die Cut Part from Steel
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Pad Printing

Pad printing was developed in the 60s and 70s with advances in silicone transfer pad chemistry. The process involves and etched plate called a cliché and a silicone pad, allowing a 2D image to be printed on a 3D part. It is primarily used to print directly on curved or intricate manufactured parts, giving customers the option of sending us their parts to be printed on and returned.
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Domed Labels

Domed labels are an attractive label which adds extra value to the overall appearance. The clear polyurethane cap which, after the curing (hardening), allows the printing to have a 3-D look. A domed label can be applied to a variety of items such as; the rear of an automobile, store hangers, appliances and electronics.
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Matching Ink Colors

The correct colors on an overlay are one of the most important parts of the job, and that is where we use color chip proofing to match a customer’s specific color needs. When the customer requires an exact color, it is important that it is matched thoroughly to their design, on the same material that will be used in production.
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Roll Labels

Roll labels are carried on a continuous backing sheet with the liner wound around a core. The core is a tube made of paper,
cardboard or plastic. Different size labels can be made in a variety of shapes and colors. Barcode, numbered, reflective, permanent or removable adhesive,thermal imprint and date code features are easily created to add to a label design.
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Inspection of parts

Engineering activities inspection involves the measurements, tests, and gauges applied to certain characteristics in regard to an object or activity. The results are usually compared to specified requirements and standards for determining whether the product is to the customer’s satisfaction.  Inspections are usually non-destructive. Whenever work is done or a product or part is made—whether it is a piece of hardware manufactured on the assembly line, a memo typed by a secretary, or code developed by software programmers—it should be inspected to see that it fulfills the requirements and specifications. This is certainly a wise business practice. Some companies accept a certain failure rate, while others try to correct the problems they see from their inspection. Inspecting and then correcting will save company money.
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Pressure Sensitive Label

Pressure sensitive labels are the preferred product for adhering to nearly any surface without additional bonding agents or processing beyond application pressure. As the name "pressure-sensitive" indicates, the degree of bond is influenced by the amount of pressure which is used to apply the adhesive to the surface. A pressure sensitive label consists of a face stock material (paper or plastic film), a pressure sensitive adhesive, and a release liner. The backing can be peeled off and the labels are applied permanently to another surface. Pressure sensitive labels are one of the most popular and widely used labels today. They can work with single label applications or for front and back labels. The PS labels can be printed up to 10 colors and 20" wide.
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Technical Graphic Printing

The innovative technologies of the screen printing industry involves product marking, fabrication of plastics, metals and customer supplied parts. Cutting, laminating, forming and fabrication of parts, displays and equipment’s are also part of the product mix. Technical graphic applications cover a wide variety of non-conventional graphic surfaces with endless possibilities. The varied users of screen printing are mechanical, medical, electronic, retail and advertising venues. Color is an integral part of the screen printing business. The use of color and the different applications allow ink to stick to practically any surface. The processes apply ink in thickness up to 100x greater than conventional printing. 
Screen printing will help a company enter new markets and maximize the product's potential by adding information, branding and instruction.
Technical screen printing involves using varied equipment and techniques depending on the specifications of the job. Colored inks are a significant part of screen printing. Some of the different techniques we use are:
  • Digital printing technology
  • Roll to roll printing
  • Custom hand printing
  • Flexographic Printing
  • Rotational Printing
  • Screen printing
  • Pad printing
  • Thermal transfer
  • Hot stamping
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The Benefits of Doing Business Locally

"One hand washes the other"
Here are some reasons why Bovie Screen Process Printing values doing business with their New England neighbors.
  • Help better customer Communications -
    Interchanges are better with a business that you can easily get to by walking, driving or via public transportation and are often independently owned by people in the area. National firms, whether brick-and-mortar or online, don't qualify. The customer and the business owner get to have a face to face relationship.
  • Supports the local economy -
    Compared to chain stores, locally owned businesses recycle a much larger share of their revenue back into the local economy, enriching the whole community.
  • Reduces the cost of freight -
    Products and jobs can be delivered by car or truck or mailed locally, which would reduce the cost of shipping.
  • Encourages mutual purchasing -
    One hand washes the other. If a company does do business with another local company, that company, in turn, will give the other local company business, if they can. Or they may refer another company to their neighboring business they can create a local "web".
  • Provides leads to other services and products and services -
    Companies that you already do business with can be a source of references for future services that your company may need and vice versa. 
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Gary and Granite United Way By Hannah Hamel



July, 25 2016


With a broad and enthusiastic smile Gary Shirk, our VP and Director of Operations declares, “You don't have to give a lot, it's the fact that you're giving at all that makes the difference.” For years Gary has been giving to United Way (a world wide non-profit) not only monetarily but by volunteering his time and talents as well. Seven of those years were served in various positions on the Merrimack County United Way, including a one-year stint as President. Then after a lapse of about ten years, just as Merrimack County was negotiating to join the Southern Region, Gary was asked to rejoin the Board and happily accepted. Gary then transitioned to the Granite United Way (GUW) Board when it was initially formed in mid-2010, and has been happily serving there since.

Once on the GUW board Gary began to make a push for fundraisers to focus on the individual donor in new ways. The workplace campaign allows individuals at companies to donate through payroll deduction to GUW. With his enthusiasm still very much present, Gary explains to me that “we live in a time where people move more frequently from companies. When this happens we (GUW) lose their donations that come from the workplace campaign.” Even though Gary appreciates the workplace campaign, he believes forming relationships with the individual will better coincide with the rapidly changing work culture.

Here at Bovie Screen Process Printing, we've been implementing the workplace campaign for three years and plan to continue offering this opportunity. Additionally, Gary and our President David Gintzler, graciously match every employee contribution to GUW and encourage employees who move to another company to continue with their donations.

Along with donating his time and abilities to the GUW Board of Directors, Gary serves on several GUW committees. Training loaned executives, serving on the finance committee, the impact committee, and the initial endowment plan, Gary has dipped his toes into many pools. By using his planning and strategic skills Gary has helped GUW to flourish. Growth, however, takes a community effort which Gary undoubtedly knows. “Besides wanting to give back, I'm mostly involved because I love their team.” Gary lights up, “They are all so well focused on what will bring a positive change, I'm encouraged by the direction they're going in right now. I really believe they're going to make a difference, and I'm proud to say that I'm part of that effort.” The pride and happiness Gary has for GUW is evident in his smile.

Just as Gary is proud to be part of the GUW team, we are proud to have him as our Vice President here at Bovie Screen Process Printing. A strong sense of community, generosity and philanthropy all help to improve our society and we're happy to have a Vice President who embodies those goals and sentiments.




If you'd like to learn more about Granite United Way and their efforts visit them at graniteuw.org


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Continuous Quality




Here at Bovie Screen we are committed to continuously improving our processes, maintaining product consistency, achieving customer satisfaction. Documentation, calibration, first article, and inspection are just some of the quality standards we use.
For 66 years we have built a great reputation between the customer and vendor by confirming that incoming materials meet inspection criteria. We determine if the product behaves according to experience with respect to inks, adhesives, dies, fabrication and equipment, this is achieved by in-process inspection. Together we can reduce costs, improve image, appearance and meet your specifications. Always expect quality when doing business with us! 


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Gratitude Goes a Long Way!




Sending out thank you notes for services or products gives a company another chance to connect withb2ap3_thumbnail_Thank-you-for-blog-01.png the customer. Any company that has spent time and money attracting those customers certainly wants to retain them, and thank you notes are a spectacular way to build solid relationships.

Sending thank you letters is not only a good way to make people feel appreciated for their deeds; it also makes the sender look professional. When writing a thank you note, you always want to keep in mind the newspaper-writing fundamentals of who, what, when and why to make the note effective. Remember that gratitude goes a long way!



Helpful Tips on Writing Thank You Letter...



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Cut Vinyl Lettering: How We Do It




Custom-cut vinyl lettering, numbers, logos and graphics are often used as vehicle markings and window signage. This pre-spaced, pre-masked marking has found increasing application in electronics, medical and commercial fields. They are especially useful in larger logo marking of customer's products. Since the material is cast vinyl, it can conform to curved surfaces. There are many types of opaque reflective striping, custom-cut vinyl graphics, with high or low tack adhesive. Standard or clear transfer tape is applied so the graphics you receive are ready to apply. Sizes of vinyl lettering can be as small as 3/16” or as large as 48' with no seams.
How We Do It
Taking long life pressure sensitive vinyl, we computer cut the design required down to the liner of the material. The waste vinyl is peeled away leaving the copy and logos on the liner in position. A pre-mask material is then laminated over the whole decal. Upon application the original liner is removed, exposing the adhesive side of the vinyl. The pre-mask holds everything in position. The decal is applied to the final surface and rubbed down. The pre-mask is then removed and the decal is in position.


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Color Printing




The Difference between RGB (red, green, blue) and CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow and black) color printing is:

RGB is a display color mode used to create every other tone that is visible on your computer monitors and television screens. Even though each screen is capable of displaying a wide range of colors, there are still inconsistencies between screens.

CMYK is a printing color mode, used for traditional offset and digital printing. The four colors (cmyk) combined to create the color spectrum used in printing. CMYK printing does not reproduce color the same way that you view color on your RGB computer monitor.

The technique used to print full-color images, such as color photographs, is referred to as four-color-process or merely process printing. By printing four distinct dots of color, one black, one cyan, one yellow and one magenta you are able to see these as four separate colors. When one partially overlaps these four colors, in various amounts of overlap, you create an enormous color gamut.

Color printing typically uses ink of four colors: cyan, magenta, yellow and key (black). When CMYK “primaries” are combined at full strength, the resulting “secondary” mixtures are red, green and blue. Mixing all three theoretically results in black, but imperfect ink formulations do not give true black, which is why the additional K component is needed.

Inks used in color printing presses are semi-transparent and can be printed on top of each other to produce different hue. For example, green results from printing yellow and cyan inks on top of each other. However, a printing press cannot vary the amount of ink applied to particular picture areas except through “screening,” a process that represents lighter shades as tiny dots, rather than larger dots, which create darker areas of ink.


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