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Snap frames buying guide

Snap Frames are one of the most widely used forms of point of sale display used to present posters and other materials.

They come in a wide range of sizes to suit any size poster, as well as a huge range of colours to match your decor or your branding.

Snap Frames make it easy to replace posters and keep them safe from the elements and looking neat and tidy. There are a huge selection of Snap Frames on the market to suit all requirements and budgets.

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Snap Frames let you replace posters quickly and easily.
  • Silver Snap Frame

    Silver Snap Frame 25mm Frame

    PFG3 In stock
    From:

    £2.66

    ex. VAT

  • Black Snap Frame

    Black Snap Frame 25mm Frame

    PFG9 In stock
    From:

    £2.93

    ex. VAT

  • White Snap Frame 25mm Frame

    White Snap Frame 25mm Frame

    PFG13 In stock
    From:

    £3.95

    ex. VAT

  • Snap Frame Wood Effect 25mm

    Snap Frame Wood Effect 25mm

    PFG16 In stock
    From:

    £7.63

    ex. VAT

  • Gold Snap Frame 25mm Frame

    Gold Snap Frame 25mm Frame

    PFG14 In stock
    From:

    £7.95

    ex. VAT

  • Chrome Snap Frame 25mm Frame

    Chrome Snap Frame 25mm Frame

    PFG15 In stock
    From:

    £7.95

    ex. VAT

  • Red Snap Frame 25mm Frame

    Red Snap Frame 25mm Frame

    PFG12 In stock
    From:

    £3.95

    ex. VAT

  • Blue Snap Frame

    Blue Snap Frame 25mm Frame

    PFG10 In stock
    From:

    £3.20

    Was from: £3.95

    ex. VAT

  • Silver Snap Frame

    Silver Snap Frame 32mm Frame

    PFG1 In stock
    From:

    £8.10

    ex. VAT

  • Counter Standing Wall Mounting Snap Frame - Silver (14mm Profile)

    Snap Frame Silver 14mm Frame

    PFG6 In stock
    From:

    £2.85

    ex. VAT

  • Snap Frame with Rounded Corners

    Silver Snap Frame 25mm with Round Corners

    PFG8 In stock
    From:

    £3.53

    ex. VAT

  • Snap Frame Tamper Resistant 25mm Frame

    Snap Frame Tamper Resistant 25mm Frame

    PFGT4 In stock
    From:

    £4.70

    ex. VAT

  • Silver Snap Frame with Lock

    Silver Snap Frame with Lock

    PFGT7 In stock
    From:

    £5.94

    ex. VAT

  • Outdoor LED Illuminated Poster Frame

    Outdoor LED Illuminated Poster Frame

    SLF5 In stock
    From:

    £267.00

    ex. VAT

  • Slim LED Illuminated Poster Frame

    Slim LED Illuminated Poster Frame

    LED In stock
    From: £95.00

    ex. VAT

  • Floor Standing Poster Snap Frame-Silver

    Free Standing Poster Frame Silver

    MBA In stock
    From:

    £27.90

    ex. VAT

  • Poster Menu Board

    Free Standing Poster Menu Board

    MBU In stock
    From:

    £6.90

    ex. VAT

 
How to use Snap Frames
Choosing a Snap Frame

What are Snap Frames?

Snap Frames are poster cases that have a frame that snaps shut and holds your poster firmly in place beneath a clear PVC protective cover.

Are they always wall mounted?

They are typically wall mounted but we also sell counter standing Snap Frames and floor standing poster Snap Frames. We've also added the same Snap Frame technology to many of our pavement signs to let you easily replace posters in these, too.

Snap Frames are usually wall mounted, but we also sell floor standing versions.

Can I use Snap Frames outdoors?

Yes, Snap Frames can be used outdoors but there are some caveats. Firstly, if you’re placing your Snap Frame in an area open to the elements we highly recommend you use a PVC print instead of paper, otherwise your posters are likely to become crinkled due to condensation build up. Secondly, you should pick a model designed specifically for use outdoors with a more robust and wider frame and cover.

Is it easy to replace posters?

Yes, it’s very easy to replace posters. For most snapframes you can simply pull the frame edges upwards to release the poster and the protective cover. Then simply insert your poster, re-position the PVC cover and snap the frame shut.

Changing the poster in a Snap Frame is very easy and can be done in seconds.

How can I stop people tampering with them?

The ease of changing clip frame posters can mean that in some circumstances people may remove or tamper with your posters. If that’s likely to be an issue for you then you should consider a tamper resistant Snap Frame, which can only be opened easily with a special Snap Frame Lever Tool, or alternatively a lockable poster case which can only be unlocked with a key.

If you think customers might tamper with your posters, consider a lockable Snap Frame.

Can I use normal paper prints in Snap Frames?

Yes, you can use normal paper prints inside Snap Frames. For a really high quality finish we recommend getting your artwork printed professionally, ideally on PVC paper as this is resistant to moisture and condensation that can cause inks to run and paper to crinkle. You should definitely consider PVC prints if you’re placing your Snap Frames anywhere near moisture, such as toilets, lobbies or anywhere exposed to the elements.

Snap Frame
It's really easy to replace the posters in your Snap Frame - just open the frame, switch the poster and snap shut.

What are Snap Frame covers for?

Our Snap Frame covers are designed to protect your posters from the UV rays of the sun, which minimises bleaching and helps your posters last longer. They’ll also keep off moisture but they’re not designed to be waterproof.

After a period of time, PVC plastic can eventually lose some of its clarity and elasticity so we recommend changing your Snap Frame covers periodically. You can purchase spare Snap Frame covers to keep your Snap Frame posters looking their best.

Why do some of them have wider frames than others?

Besides the aesthetics of a wider frame on a bigger Snap Frame, extra frame width gives a tighter grip on the poster and the cover, so these are better for use outdoors than Snap Frames with a narrow frame width. Wider frames are more expensive to produce, so they tend to cost slightly more.

What is the best way to attach the Snap Frame to my wall?

Our Snap Frames come pre-drilled and are supplied will Rawlplugs to help you attach them permanently to your wall. If you don’t want to drill your wall to create a permanent fixture for your Snap Frames, you can also attach them using special adhesive tapes, such as our Double Sided Adhesive Foam Tape and Foam Pads or our high strength Very High Bond (VHB) Tape.

How do Snap Frames differ in quality?

There are many Snap Frames on the market and they vary in quality. Ours have stronger springs to keep them shut tightly and prevent posters slipping out, the mitres are neater and correctly aligned giving a professional finish and they have a sturdy plastic back panel rather than the flimsy sheet of card found in inferior products.

We also stock a huge range of styles and colours and are prices are checked daily to ensure we're competitively priced.

Can I insert chalkboard into Snap Frames?

Yes, there’s no reason why you are limited to posters. We sell a range of chalkboard inserts which can easily be inserted into Snap Frames, allowing you to update them as often as you like, simply by writing on the board with a special liquid chalk pen.

What size Snap Frames do you sell?

Depending on the model, our Snap Frames are available in the following standard paper sizes: A6, A5, A4, A3, A2, A1 and A0. We also stock some extra large Snap Frames in huge 40" x 30" and 60" x 40" sizes.

Can Snap Frames be illuminated?

Yes, a number of LED illuminated Snap Frames are available which are ideal for darker areas or highlighting posters in store.

Our Slim LED Box is a snapframe with a built in LED lighting system - perfect for darker areas or just drawing attention to a specific poster.
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