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Snap Frames: every type of aluminium snap frame

Snap frames are a very popular type of poster frame and we have an extensive range. These professional frames for posters are front loading meaning that unlike most clip frames your poster can be changed without taking the frame off the wall. Read more...


Aluminium snap frames are perfect for quick change messages. Snap frames, also called clip frames, are available as square corner frames or round corner snap frames in many styles and colours.

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Snap frame operation

Snap Frames - how they work

All four sides of snap frames are spring loaded to hinge open with a snap action, allowing easy access to your poster behind a poster cover sheet. The frames snap open snap shut to make poster change a breeze. We offer several snap poster frame profiles plus secure and lockable versions.

Style Advice: Narrow profiles suit smaller sizes such as A4 snap frames, whereas large posters benefit visually from wider aluminium profiles.

A4 Snap frames

A4 snap frames are the most popular size of snap frame, We stock a wide range of A4 snap frame models including various colour A4 frames such as silver, black, red and white. We also supply lockable and extra secure A4 snap frames plus special outdoor A4 poster frames.

A3 Snap frames

A3 snap frames suit A3 paper notices and photos printed out at A3 size, We stock a range of A3 snap frame models including various colours of A3 frame including silver, black, red and white. We also supply lockable and extra secure A3 snap frames where tampering could be a problem, plus special outdoor A3 frames. All our A3 poster frames can be hung on the wall or fixed in different ways depending on the model.

A1 and A2 Snap frames

A1 and A2 snap frames fit A1 or A2 size posters respectively and also make great  A1 or A2 photo frames, We stock a range of  A1 and A2 snap frame models including several colours plus lockable and extra secure A2 snap frames where interference with the frame could be a risk. Our range also includes waterproof outdoor A2 snap frames, also available in A1 size. All our A1 size and A2 poster frames can be wall mounted with fittings supplied.

Snap front poster frames supplied fast from our large stock in UK

The standard finish for our snap front poster frames is silver anodised aluminium - sometimes described as a brushed aluminium snap frame. This silver frame finish looks attractive in almost any situation. We also stock black snap frames in a range of sizes and polished gold snap frames in A4 size and A3 size and other coloured snap frames.

Are snap frames and clip frames the same?

People wanting to buy snap frames often ask for clip frames, snap clip frames - or even snap click frames. The surround of the frame snaps open thanks to the built in spring clips. These are different from the clips on a more basic clip frame.  Those clips are used to hold a clear front onto a hardboard back panel. So strictly a snap frame is not the same as a clip frame - frames with fiddly clips to secure a glass front are not generally used in a commercial environment. Safety and convenience are important, so we only sell snap type frames with a hinge-open metal surround allowing the poster to be changed without taking down the frame.

Opti Frames - a clever patented design of snap frame - offer extra safety and a choice of fixing methods. The Opti Snap Frame can be screwed to a wall, hung like a picture frame or fixed with double-sided tape. In smaller sizes, these Snap Frames can be supplied with a strut back to allow use on a table-top or reception desk. Discover Opti Frames for best value!

Snap Frames are ideal poster frames for shops, fact anywhere!

We offer several styles of ready-made poster sized frames. The snap frame sign holder is perfect in a retail store for POS display where quick message changes are essential. Equally these snap-open snap-shut frames are valuable for any information sign or advertising display. Snap frames are used in pubs, hospitals, schools, in office receptions and for outdoor shopping centre advertising. Snap frames are widely used in toilets for advertising or for cleaning records.

Outdoor snap frames

Standard snap frames are used outdoors although the regular snap frame is not totally waterproof. However Green Magic has now introduced a new weather-proof poster frame: it has a foam gasket to make it into a waterproof snap frame. Exterior snap frames are proving very popular.

Movie poster frames in stylish aluminium

One popular use of snap frames are for displaying movie posters. We have recently extended our range of movie poster frames. Now large stocks of 30 x 40 inch, Quad poster frames and the popular A0 snap frames.

Sign-holders are the leading UK supplier of 27 x 40-inch movie poster snap frames.

Tamper resistant snap frames, lockable snap frames and Secure snap frames

The quick change facility of snap frames can be a disadvantage: it is easy for someone to remove a print or tamper with a poster. In more vulnerable situations customers choose lockable snap frames or secure snap frames to offer security and tamper resistance. We offer tamper-proof snap frames in popular paper sizes from A4 through to A1 posters.

Snap frame poster holders and metal snapshut frames are popular and versatile.
Snap frames are available ex stock for next day delivery on request and we supply high volume snap frame users as well as a single A4 snap frame.
Snap frames are great for promotional use, information signs or displaying health and safety notices. Green Magic is also a trade supplier of snap frames.
The applications for snap open frames are many and varied.