You’re in the right place. There are many factors that increase and reduce the cost of our Split Flap Displays – the main factor being the size of the display in Rows and Columns. We offer a range of sizes from tiny 1 Row by 8 Column displays to… well that’s your choice!
Our Split Flap Displays are handmade, allowing us to offer customizations that mass production lines cannot. With this in mind, a basic guideline to follow is: the larger the display and number of customizations, the higher the cost. Throughout our website, you will find sizes like 3Rx32C or 10Rx32C – meaning Rows x Columns or Horizontal x Vertical. We’re happy to help you find the perfect size for your project.
Stock vs. Custom
Our stock displays include 50 black flaps per module containing letters, numbers, and plain white and can be programmed to display any combination of each. We designed our stock font in-house – it’s one of a kind. All 100% stock Split Flap Displays are ADA compliant – cutting edge, white on black. Other stock features include black sheet metal casing and our stock WebApp V3 software. Read more about WebApp V3 here.
The largest factor in price is flap options and customizations. All displays are made to order – this means you have the power to choose as many, or as few, customizations you desire.
STOCK WITH VINYL OVERLAY $
We developed a software to rasterize logos and other images to display across the flaps. We leave an extra blank flap in our stock font set so this can be accomplished without having to print an entirely new set. You can also utilize vinyl overlays to add a splash of color to our stock font.
FULL COLOR FLAPS $$$$
A Split Flap Display doesn’t have to be a black sign with white lettering! We can create flaps with a different base color, often incorporated to match the sheet metal surround. This process involves flooding the flaps with paint repeatedly to get a high-quality and durable finish.
The Finer Details
We offer custom casing options for our displays and have built signs with Kit Kat Red, American Airlines Blue, and even Erosion Wine Brass to match each client’s unique design.
CUSTOM CASING $$
Our Split Flap Displays are housed in a durable, powder-coated sheet metal casing. A custom powder coat can be chosen for the outer cabinet and module casing.
The average size Oat Foundry Split Flap has over 10,000 unique parts (some larger sizes having over 100,000). Every circuit board and screw is placed by hand in our state-of-the-art Philadelphia manufacturing facility.
Each sign is made to order over 18 weeks, inspected to the 100th of a centimeter, and tested for 80,000 flap rotations before laying in its hand-built crate and shipping directly to you.
Manufacturing Oat Foundry Split Flaps in low volumes is expensive. We know that. The cost gives us the opportunity to control the quality of every sign that leaves the shop floor and allows us to consistently deliver on our two goals of making you and your customers happy.
Our commitment to craftsmanship is not just for our customers, it’s for ourselves – we’re proud of the products we build and the level of quality that comes with each and every one.