Snap Frames buying guide

Snap Frames buying guide from Snap Frames Warehouse

Snap Frames are ideal for businesses and any situation where easy change poster framing is required. They are available in a wide range of sizes and colours from stock, and custom colours to match RAL codes. Snap Frames allow the quick and easy replacement of your posters will the frame remains in wall mounted or in situ, and they preserve and protect your poster, while professionally framing them. The four frame profiles clip open with the use of internal spring hinges, and your graphic is inserted, covered by the poster cover and the frames clip closed holding the cover and poster firmly in place. There are Snap Frames in our range to suit all requirements and budgets. Snap Frames are usually wall mounted, but we also stock counter standing Snap Frames, suspended hanging Snap Frames and floor standing poster Snap Frames. Popular staple colours are silver anodised aluminium and black.

Can Snap Frames be used outdoors?

We stock waterproof snapframes which feature a water resistant seal in the frames, designed to keep your posters dry in wet weather. This is a robust 32mm snap frame, built to withstand the British weather. Often people use a regular poster snap frame outdoors. If you choose to do this you would need to use a PVC poster or a laminated graphic.

My Snap Frame will be in a busy, vulnerable location.

If you feel your Snap Frame is likely to be tampered with or vandalised you should purchase either Tamper Resistant or Lockable Snap Frames. These require either a unique allen key, supplied with the frame. or a lever tool which is also supplied. These frames will give you peace of mind and confidence that your displays will remain intact.

Does the thickness of my posters matter?

You can use regular paper prints inside Snap Frames, which in normal circumstance are up to 0.5mm thick. If you use PVC prints of laminated posters up to 1mm thick, standard snap frames are fully suitable. If you are displaying card or materials of between 1mm and 4mm thickness, which is the maximum we can manufacture, you will need to order bespoke poster snap frames.

Your posters and their protection

Professionally printed posters assure a high quality finish. UV Grade PVC covers give your graphics protection from the sun. The covers also keep the moisture out Furthermore, the covers contribute towards the professional and attractive finish of your snap frame. The PVC covers are available to purchase when you feel that your poster displays would benefit from refurbishment.

Frame Widths

Larger Snap Frames benefit aesthetically from a wider frame. Sometimes, customers who have a variety of sizes of snap frame on show prefer to keep all the frame widths the same. A 32mm snap frame has a slightly tighter grip on the poster and the cover, which may be considered preferable on larger frames. We stock up to size A0 snap frames with 25mm frame profiles which are more rounded. Alternatively some people prefer the flatter, wider 32mm frame profile on snap frames of all sizes.

How are Snap Frames best fixed in place

Our wall mounted poster Snap Frames come complete with fixings, including screws and plugs. Our snap frames have pre-drilled holes in the aluminium plating behind the clip open frame opening edges. The screws are hidden when the frame is closed. Otherwise customers who do not wish to drill into the wall often uses double sided velcro to hold the snap frame in place.