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Letterbox Displays

It is now possible to transform from a monochrome display to a colour display in space constrained systems by using a letterbox shaped display. These ultra-wide displays are ideal for applications with restricted build height such as rack mount systems or landscape format front panels.

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What are letterbox displays?

Sometimes a front panel design can have space restrictions and standard 4:3 or 16:9 LCD displays are simply too big.

Letterbox displays, also known as Bar Type TFT or Stretch TFTs, are exactly as they sound, ultra-wide form factor displays which can fit into industrial 1U rack mount systems or front panels in marine dashboards, instrument panels or retail signage systems where height is an issue but you still want to display lots of information to the user.

We have a range of standard size letterbox displays and can also produce a range of cut-down TFTs which allows you to have the display you want in your existing enclosure without losing resolution or performance, thereby saving valuable re-design cost and resources

Our Letterbox Displays Solutions

We offer a range of off the shelf letterbox / Bar Type TFT displays including the high performance 16:6 aspect ratio 12.3” letterbox IPS TFT Display allowing designers to provide a high contrast image that can be easily viewed over a wide angle even in bright sunlight. In addition we have an 11" module with high brightness display.

As most applications require specific drop in replacements, we recommend contacting us with your exact requirements below so we can find a solution that fits perfectly.

Letterbox Products Design Services

Cut down TFT design service

We can cut down TFT display sizes from 2.0" to 10.1" TFT to a specified height, and add touch control, FPCs and a backlight to any specification.

All this at much lower NRE than a full custom TFT display of a bespoke size. As with all our displays, we can customise to suit your specific application.

The entire process, including resizing and the addition of a backlight and touch interface, is carried out at a single ISO9001 accredited site with appropriate clean room facilities.

See below table of the Examples of sizes achievable:

Original Size TFT TFT size after cutting Active Area after cutting
2.0" (176 x 220) 176 x (your choice) 31.68mm x (your choice)
2.4" (240 x 320) 240 x (your choice) 36.72mm x (your choice)
2.4" (320 x 240) 320 x (your choice) 48.48mm x (your choice)
2.8" (240 x 320) 240 x (your choice) 43.2mm x (your choice)
3.5" (320 x 240) 320 x (your choice) 70.08mm x (your choice)
3.5" (320 x 480) 320 x (your choice) 48.96mm x (your choice)
4.3" (480 x 272) 480 x (your choice) 95.04mm x (your choice)
4.3" (480 x 800) 480 x (your choice) 55.8mm x (your choice)
5.0" (800 x 480) 800 x (320 or above) 108.6mm x (43.44mm or above)
7.0" (400 x 480) 400 x (320 or above) 154.08mm x (57.28mm or above)
10.1" (1280 x 320) 1280 x (240 or above) 222.72mm x (83.52mm or above)
Enquire on Cut-Down TFT services

Let's get started on your project

We aim to offer reliable and long-term solutions to our B2B customers. If you are a business and would like to discuss your display and/or embedded system requirements please contact us below