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Snap Frames

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Snap Poster Frames

Snap frames are known for their front-loading design that allows you to make instant changes to your marketing materials by quickly and easily swapping posters whenever you need to.

Poster snap frames are easily accessible display frames that can be ‘snapped’ open from the front so you can change poster advertisements quickly and easily. The aluminium extruded frames have mitred corners, strong plastic back panels for support and come with anti-glare PET poster covers. They are available in a range of different sizes, colours and finishes. Suitable for use in almost any location, they are an affordable and cost-effective poster advertising display solution. 

Ideal for promoting events, new menus, film releases, social distancing information and much more, they are available in a range of poster sizes, and a variety of colours and finishes.   

Our snap frames are available in the following poster display sizes:

  • A0 Snap Frame - 1189 x 841mm 
  • A1 Snap Frame - 841 x 594mm
  • A2 Snap Frame - 594 x 420mm 
  • A3 Snap Frame - 420 x 297mm 
  • A4 Snap Frame - 297 x 210mm 
  • 30” x 20” Snap Frame - 762 x 508mm
  • 40” x 30” Snap Frame - 1016 x 762mm

The most commonly used size of poster snap frames is A4 or A3 - typically used for displaying items such as notices, menus, fire safety information and small advertisements. An A1 or A2 snap frame is ideal for store posters and event advertising. The A0 size is most frequently found adorning the walls of concert halls, theatres and transport hubs. The 30” x 40” display is the standard size for a cinema quad poster; displays with artwork and wording to advertise a movie release in the UK.

Why buy snap frames from XL Displays? 

At XL Displays, we have more than 20 years’ experience in the industry and we produce high-quality products that are durable and offer excellent value for money. We’re so sure that our prices can’t be beaten, that we offer a Price Promise on all of our Snap Frames. If you are quoted a lower price on a snap frame by one of our UK competitors, we will always endeavour to either match it or beat it.

In Stock for Fast UK delivery

Our snap frame range is in-stock for dispatch within 1-2 working days. Available individually or, for best value, opt for the pack sizes of 10 or 50.

To find out more about our snap frames please contact us or call us on 01733 511030.

Benefits of Snap Frames:

  • Quick & Easy to Use
  • Spring-Loaded Snap Frame Sides
  • Professional Poster Display Frames
  • Outdoor Snap Frames Available
  • Variety of Colours & Sizes
  • Fast Dispatch Available
  • Quick & Easy to Install
  • In Stock For Next Day Delivery

Snap Frames Are Ideal For:

  • Cinemas & Theatres
  • Restaurants & Hospitality
  • Shops & Supermarkets
  • Schools & Colleges
  • Transport Hubs & Stations
  • Churches & Community Centres
  • Offices, Schools & Universities
  • Hospitals & Public Buildings

Frequently Asked Questions

Snap frames are poster display frames ideal for showcasing posters. They have front-loading frames, with each side of the frame fitted with spring-loaded hinges. These ‘snap’ open or shut, allowing you to make instant changes to quickly and easily swap posters. Within our range of snap frames, we have 25mm and 32mm thick frame, we have lockable, tamperproof frames and outdoor poster frames. 

All four of the frame sides are fitted with spring-loaded hinges which ‘snap’ shut under tension. To insert your chosen display, simply pull up each side of the frame, cover your poster with the plastic protective sheet (included in your purchase to enhance the life of your display) and ‘snap’ each frame side back onto place.

Our snap frames are available in the following poster display sizes:

  • A0 Snap Frame - 1189 x 841mm 
  • A1 Snap Frame - 841 x 594mm
  • A2 Snap Frame - 594 x 420mm 
  • A3 Snap Frame - 420 x 297mm 
  • A4 Snap Frame - 297 x 210mm 
  • 30” x 20” Snap Frame - 762 x 508mm
  • 40” x 30” Snap Frame - 1016 x 762mm

Please note that these are the poster sizes - the frame sizes will vary slightly depending on the thickness of the frame design you choose.

Thanks to their simple design, snap frames are one of the most popular styles of poster display on the market. They are useful to all kinds of different businesses, from hospitality venues such as hotels, restaurants, bars, pubs and cafes; entertainment locations such as theatres, cinemas, exhibitions and events; public services such as hospitals, churches, schools, community centres and libraries; retail outlets such as shops or supermarkets and transport systems such as stations, walkways, subways, buses, trains and airports.

Yes, snap frames and clip frames are essentially the same product. Clip frame is another term used to describe snap frames. 

If you’re looking for an in-stock solution, our 25mm silver snap frames are available for next-day dispatch with 24hr delivery to your door. 

The 25mm in this product refers to the thickness of the silver aluminium frame. The is also a 32mm thick frame within the snap frame range. 

Our collections of snap frames are available with different finishes. The majority of our simple indoor snap frames come with a protective poster sheet in anti-glare PET to prolong the life of your display. Our outdoor and lockable snap frames typically have an acrylic panel finished with weatherproof seals to protect your display from the elements.

Changing the poster in your snap frame is quick and easy. Each of the frame sides is fitted with spring-loaded hinges. These snap shut under tension, so all you need to do to change your display is open the frame sides, insert your poster, and snap them shut again.

We sell specific outdoor poster snap frames which have been designed with weatherproof seals to protect your displays. These are suitable for use outside, however, we still recommend choosing laminated printed postersfor your external displays as they are more weather resistant than paper or card.

LED snap frames are backlit poster frames with LED lighting included. They are designed to highlight your advertising display in an eye-catching manner, and are ideal for outdoor frames and poster frames mounted in areas of dim lighting or shadow. The LED lighting is energy-efficient and affordable to run.

Yes, we sell custom printed laminated posters which are finished to high specifications. They are digitally printed in-house using environmentally friendly, water-based ink on to 180-micron-thick vinyl. Each poster print is laminated for extra durability and to protect from tears, scratches and creases. The high definition colour ensures that your marketing campaign will be noticed. These personalised posters are the perfect solution for advertising sales, promotions, products or services or just for simply sharing important information and notices.

Yes we do. Our 32mm Lockable Silver Snap Frame is one of our most popular snap frame products as it's tamperproof and suitable for outdoor use (with laminated posters). It has a sequential locking system (using an Allen key) to secure your display - this means that all four sides of the frame will lock and unlock in one movement, making poster changes quick and easy.

Yes - featured in our collection of snap frames are our EDGE Illuminated Outdoor LED Poster Frame, our TOTEM Illuminated Signs and our ILLUMINATE LED Poster Case. These snap frame light boxes feature either fluorescent tube lighting or LED lights in the frame, made more effective by a specially treated acrylic back panel for strong, even illumination.

Snap poster frames can be attached to walls using the fixings included. For smaller, more lightweight items, you may be able to fix them to the wall using a hammer and nails, similar to a picture frame. For larger, heavier sizes, you may require a drill and sturdy screws to ensure your snap frame remains securely fixed.

The standard size for a cinema quad poster is 30” x 40”. We sell this size of cinema quad poster snap frame in a variety of colours, as well as LED backlit poster frame options. Cinema quad posters are displays with artwork and wording to advertise a movie release in the UK.

You can supply your own custom poster artwork via our Artwork Upload page, or work with our Graphic Design Team to put together a brand new branding or design for your poster display.

Yes - clip frame is another name for a snap frame poster display.

Our 25mm silver poster snap frames are held in stock with Next-Day Dispatch and 24 hours delivery to your door. 

The rest of our range is typically delivered within 3-5 working days. If you have purchased personalised printed posters as part of your order, this requires additional production time.