Snap frames


SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer
Nov 19, 2003
Orange County, CA
I’m looking for a US supplier of “snap frames” … the aluminum moulding has an internal spring, so that the user can “snap open” the frame sides and easily & quickly insert a new poster. I have found a couple of UK sources (see URLs below) but am having difficulty locating a supplier here in the US.

We sure would appreciate any recommendations as we have a customer who is desperate for some and is not interested in hearing my alternative recommendations!

UK sources that show examples of what I am talking about include:

Thanks in anticipation
How about using Quick hinges? They are carried by UMS as part # 5010 (Pg. 8 of the catalog) and allows the top rail of the metal frame to raise and hinge away from the frame to load/unload the poster or artwork. I have used alot of these in the past with good success.

You can fit them into most of the single track aluminum frames ie., Nielson 15 and Clark 2000 profiles.

CA: You can purchase these frames from a company called Creative Banner Assemblies. I couldn't find it on the web site ( but I know when I've been over there I've seen what you are describing. Phone 800-528-8846 and ask for Jack. Tell him John Richards sent you.
Thanks for your help. I'll call Creative Banner. I also found them at Swingframe Inc.