Colour Frame A2 Snap Shut A Board
- A2 poster holder A-board sign
- Available in 6 different satin finished frame colours
- Folds flat when not in use
- Holds an A2 on both sides of the sign
- Keep posters looking great with anti-reflective covers
- Change posters easily with snap shut frame mechanism
- 32mm extruded aluminium frame with rounded safety corners
- Weather resistant frame for outdoor use
- Durable 0.9mm thick galvanised steel back panel
- Locking leg stays for extra stability
- Also available in A0 and A1 sizes
- Please Note: posters sold separately
- Overall Size: 455 (w) x 850 (h) x 600mm (d)
- Poster Display Size: (A2) 420 (w) x 594mm (h)
- Weight: 6kg
|Product Name||Colour Frame A2 Snap Shut A Board|
|Delivery / Availability||Next Day Delivery (order before 3pm)|
|Hardware Guarantee||1 Year Hardware Guarantee|
|Material||Anodised Aluminium Frame with Galvanised Steel Back Panel|
|Graphic Size||A2 (420 x 594mm)|
|Frame Finish||Black, Blue, Green, Grey, Red, Silver, White|
|Poster Option||Sign Only|
|Indoor / Outdoor||Indoor & Outdoor|
Whether you're a novice or a professional when it comes to artwork, we're here to give you the guidance needed to make sure your end result is print perfect.
If you have the elements, such as text, logos, and text, we can take these and create a print ready design layout for you at a small additional cost. We have a number of affordable set price packages available to suit any requirements. Many of our products have a design service as an additional extra for instant ordering. For products that don't please contact us to discuss your brief. Visit our in-house design service page to find out more.
Many of our print products have the option to upload your artwork on the product page. If that option is not available, you will receive an email shortly after placing your order with instructions on how to send your artwork files.
In order to avoid any delays in production, please follow our guidelines below to make sure your artwork is ready to go. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch to talk to one of our team.
Resolution - 100dpi At Full Size
Generally, 100 dpi is a good standard for images with the document size set at full size of the large format printed product. For example, if you want to order a 40"×60" print, the image size should be 4000 pixels (40 x 100) by 6000 pixels (60 x 100) at 100 dpi.100% scale at 100 dpi
50% scale at 200 dpi
25% scale at 400 dpi
10% scale at 1000 dpi
If any dimension of the product is greater than 5000mm, please produce the artwork to scale. For very large artwork such as hoarding walls, 10% scale can be utilised at 1000dpi for images, or use vectors as these will scale perfectly.
Bleed - 5mm All Around At The Final Print Size
If you are creating set size artwork for hardware then please use the product template. If you have ordered a custom size product please ensure you include 5mm of bleed on your design.
You only need to add print bleed to your artwork if the design extends to the edge of the page. If all of your text and images are in the centre of the design and are surrounded by a plain white background, you won’t need to worry about print bleed as the edges will blend seamlessly into your overall design. If any element of the design goes right up to the edge of the page, a 5mm bleed on all sides is necessary.
Colours - Please Supply All Colours As CMYK+
Computer screens use RGB, while printers use CMYK. You may ask why this matters? Most colours created in RGB can be closely matched in CMYK but some cannot. If colours are critical we always suggest ordering a printed proof.
Other things you can do to check your colours:- Use a calibrated monitor (colours vary from monitor to monitor)
- Use a printed CMYK colour swatch to check your colours
- Don't check samples from a desktop printer
- Order a printed proof from us (this may cause an increase in lead time)
Fonts - Please Embed, Flatten, Or Convert To Curves
For large format print, we recommend that the minimum font site is 8pt (point size).
Our preferred file format for print-ready artwork is a PDF, please make sure you embed any fonts for perfect results. With other file formats please ensure fonts used in your design are converted to outlines and include all fonts and images used when you send your files to us.
Do You Need A Proof?
If you are providing print ready artwork, we do not provide a proof as standard, which enables us to get your print to you quicker. If you require a proof please get in touch with us to discuss. We do provide a free technical file check as standard, as outlined below.
We can provide a machine print proof for the extra cost of £25 plus delivery. This involves printing an A3 proof on the machine that will be used to produce your final print. This will give you an accurate representation of colour. If you are using our design service, we do send out a PDF proof, which is an accurate representation of content and positioning. It is not an exact indicator of the final colour due to the limitations of screens.
Quoted delivery dates for print are from approval of artwork, so please bear in mind that requesting a proof may delay the delivery date of your product.
After you have placed your order a provisional despatch and delivery date will be sent to you via email.
Our standard delivery time for printed products is 2-5 working days after artwork has been approved for print. If you have a specific deadline, please contact us to ensure we can meet this. Please check that your artwork meets the guidelines above to prevent any delays in approval.
Free Artwork Check
Before we go to print, we will carry out a free technical check on your artwork. If there are any issues, we will contact you to let you know what needs to be changed.
Our printers and media are of the highest standard and are carefully calibrated to produce vibrant, full colour prints. The process involves CMYK printing and this means it is not always possible to match Pantone colours, but they will be converted to the nearest CMYK equivalent.
If exact colour matching is critical, please send us a physical copy of other printed material, such as a letterhead or brochure, and we will check your file prior to printing. If we cannot achieve a reasonable match we will call you to discuss.
Please send any physical examples to: Discount Displays, 31-35 Wortley Road, Croydon, Surrey, CRO 3EB.
Need more help? Check out our full artwork preparation guide below:
A. The sign itself is made from anodised aluminium and steel, this prevents damage in wet weather. Your posters are also protected from the elements with cover sheets included.
Q. Can you write on this with whiteboard pens?
A. This product is not suitable for use with whiteboard pens alone.
Q. Do you do this A-board in A1?
A. Yes, Click here for A1 Size
Q. My plastic protective sheets are damaged, can I buy replacements?
A. Yes. If you find your protective sheets are damaged or vandalised, then we offer replacement protective poster cover sheets
Q. Is there any way to stop the sign from blowing away in high winds?
A. We do not offer solutions for our pavement signs, but you may add sandbags or weights to the base of the sign. We also offer signs with fillable bases, these are designed for use in high winds outdoors for long periods of time and can be weighed down by filling with water or sand.
Q. Is the backboard metal?
A. Yes. The backboard is made from galvanised steel which is resistant to rusting.
Q. Is it double-sided?
A. Yes, you can choose to display one or two posters.
Q. Can you use it as a chalkboard?
A. This A board is designed to be used with posters, however, we do sell chalkboard inserts so you can use it as a traditional chalkboard sign as well.
Q. Will it stand up on a windy day?
A. This A board is designed to be light and easy to move around. For windy conditions, it is best to bring it in. Other designs such as swinging signs or signs with weighted bases are more suited to windy conditions.
Q. How do I change the posters?
A. Open the four sides on the snap frame. Remove the protective plastic cover and then insert the poster. Replace the cover, snap the frame closed and you're done.
Q. Do the posters need to be laminated?
A. Outdoor poster frames come with protective covers but we recommend that you opt for our special outdoor PVC posters for total weatherproof advertising.
Q. Do I need a tool to assemble it?
A. No, your A board will be delivered ready to use.