More about these popular silver snap frames
25mm refers to the width of the snap frame surround. This is the part which opens up to gain access to the contents and the fixing holes.
- 25mm width is very popular for A4 snap frames and other frame sizes up to A1. A4 size is the standard paper size for office printers (except in N America).
- Mitre corners* means that the corners are cut at a 45 degree angle such that the two profiles butt perfectly together. Precision manufacturing ensures the mitre joints close correctly without an unsightly gap.
This is provided that printed paper or thin card inserts are used and the poster size accurately matches the frame size. For use with thicker inserts or laminated (i.e. oversized) paper, please click here.
If double-side adhesive tape is used to fix frames (in place of the screws supplied) please check the smoothness and suitability of the wall. Tiles and similar surfaces may be suitable provided they are cleaned thoroughly before application. Tape fixing is not suitable for surfaces with a non-stick coating or porous/foamed surfaces. We recommend that tape is used around the full perimeter of the frame. Larger frames are normally best screwed. A residue of foam tape will be left on the wall or door after removal of the frame and the frame will usually be hard to get off.
Front to back depth of frame: 12mm
Visible poster size: 22mm less than actual poster (i.e. 11mm all round your poster is hidden by the frame surround)
20" x 40" snap frame is in limited supply and only available until stocks are sold out.
The exact poster size is 503mm x 1011mm - approx. 50cm x 100cm
Overall (external) frame sizes:
- A4 snap frame: 239x326mm
- A3 snap frame: 326x449mm
- A2 snap frame: 449x623mm
- A1 snap frame: 623x870mm
- 20in x 30in snap frame: 537x791mm
25mm snap frames are sometimes called snap picture frames or trappa frames because the aluminium profile traps the edge of the poster securely.
* In US English 'mitred' is written 'mitered' - hence miter corners instead of mitre corners (mitre is the more common spelling in the United Kingdom).