Our MD Geoff Betts shares his experiences of Brexit from a UK supplier’s point of view. In this episode of OPI Talk, hosted by OPI News Editor Andy Braithwaite, Betts talks about the preparations the company made for the end of the Brexit transition period on 1 January 2021 and what the situation has been like over the past six months.

Listen to the full podcast here:

Podcast: Brexit – six months on

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Our picture frames are available in four standard sizes: A1, A2, A3 and A4. They’re ideal for displaying prints, photos, posters, certificates, or anything else you want to display, whether at home or in the workplace. The frames are all 18mm or ¾ inch thick (approximately).


SECO by Stewart Superior picture frames are made of high-quality brushed aluminium, and are available in black, giving a beautiful added classic aesthetic feel to your display. This is complemented with Perspex safety glass, which is flexible and resistant to breakages. They provide a stunning complement to any photograph or certification you wish to showcase; while elevating your poster displays to centre-stage with effortless elegance and style.

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Our A3 frames, portrait and landscape – perfect


Our larger picture frames are all easily wall-mounted, while our A4 can also be positioned using its rest for support. SECO by Stewart Superior picture frames can be handily situated either landscape or portrait, giving you the flexibility and confidence you need when selecting the best frame for your image or information.

Easy to use

Our picture frames come with fixings to make wall mountings straightforward and easy to use. They’re easy to open and add your image or poster of choice and the stylish aluminium frames makes your decision to buy very easy too!

Gorgeous displays

We’ve styled our SECO by Stewart Superior picture frames in brushed aluminium to enhance any display, bringing a gorgeous touch of class to any wall in any home, classroom or office space.  Larger posters and images can sometimes be difficult to display but our picture frames in larger sizes do a good job for anything and everything you wish to show off.

A picture speaks a 1000 words

We all know a picture speaks a 1000 words and no one wants to get distracted by a picture frame that doesn’t know its place. Our brushed aluminium picture frames, in four sizes, bring grace and energy to any display, without competing with or taking away from your favourite picture or hard-earned certificate or diploma.




For more information on SECO by Stewart Superior’s experience and capabilities, contact the team on +44 1628 810260, or email geoffrey@stewart-superior.co.uk, or martin@stewart-superior.co.uk.

Make it Snappy – Snap frames from SECO by Stewart Superior

What is a snap frame?

Some people call them poster frames but we call them snap frames because they snap into place and can hold far more than just a poster. Snap frames are one of the easiest to use holders of pictures, notices, certificates, posters, photographs, advertisements, information sheets, and anything else that needs to be clearly displayed on a wall or door. The real beauty of a snap frame is that you can swap its contents without having to remove the whole thing off the wall.

How do our snap frames work?

It’s a really good question and the clue is definitely in the name. The frames snap out so you put your display into position and then they snap back in place again. Unlike a photo frame, where you have to take the whole thing off the wall, once you’ve installed this on your preferred door or wall, all you have to do is use your hands and snap the frame out of position and then snap it back. In other words, you load everything from the front rather than from the back, making them the most flexible display units ever!

What size do I need?

We have snap frame in lots of different sizes and so whatever size your item is, you can be sure there’s a snap frame for you. We have at least 11 different size combinations and that covers pretty much every base.

What colours do you have?

Are you ready? We’re like Joseph’s dreamcoat, we’ve got so many, where should we start? Silver of course. And black because that’s a brilliant colour for any room or location. But we’re also fancy. We have chrome. Yes. Chrome. We have Dark Wood, which is a beautiful effect for any frame especially for a more traditional setting. We have Gold. Of course. And everybody’s second favourite colour red (unless it’s your favourite of course), and we also have white et voila, that’s our range of colours.

We hope you love them as much as we do.

What are they made of?

They’re made of high-quality aluminium and PVC and they come as a single piece so you don’t have to put them together before you can use them. They also have a UV resistant, anti-glare PVC front sheet to make everything you display stand out beautifully. This also makes them easy to wipe clean as well. We supply the screws and the rawl plugs because frankly why wouldn’t you? They can be positioned either portrait or landscape, depending on your need.

Why do I need one?

When you have something you’re proud of, you want to show it off to the world! But going to a framing shop to get it done can be expensive and time-consuming. This is a quick, easy and no-hassle solution. They’re affordable and easy to look after too. These are brilliant at home, the office or in commercial settings to show important information or advertise offers or prices. Use them inside because you wouldn’t want to get them wet but other than that, you can literally use them anywhere.


For more information on SECO by Stewart Superior’s experience and capabilities, contact the team on +44 1628 810260, or email geoffrey@stewart-superior.co.uk, or martin@stewart-superior.co.uk.

During the 2000s, climate change became a more prominent, globalised discussion, on the back of Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth (2006) and recycling, reducing and reusing products started to become the mantra of local and national governments everywhere. Consumers and businesses alike began giving more consideration to how they could improve their carbon footprint by changing what they bought, recycling more or choosing products or packaging that wouldn’t have a life longer than their reasonable use.

One of the innovations in plastic that came to the fore then was biodegradable plastic – oxo-biodegradable plastic.  The polypropylene raw material which can be manufactured into poly-pockets, the classic, simple filing protection used for documents of all kinds, worldwide, was combined with an additive to produce oxo-biodegradable plastic. Back in 2008, we thought this was a brilliant idea – and so did lots of other companies too. We introduced a biodegradable filing product by SECO, and this material was and still is used for lots of other products, such as supermarket shopping bags for example.

There are challenges with this kind of product though – like every new innovation, it has its pros and cons, and this has led some countries and states, led by California in the US, to prohibit their sale. In Europe, one of our biggest markets for stationery products, France, has followed suit.

Here at SECO by Stewart Superior, we’re often the first to take up new and innovative ideas and when we realised that there was this issue with our biodegradable filing, we began to look for alternatives we could also offer. We’re always keen to bring to market products that serve our customers, wherever they are, and whatever they need. This move has led us to introduce a recyclable product for markets where our biodegradable filing is no longer available for sale, while offering two kinds of greener filing products in markets that are taking a different view.

This is how product innovation works. Sometimes, we see market trends and respond; at other times, we see an opportunity for something no one else is doing – or doing well – and we bring in a new product range that literally changes the landscape. Recyclable and biodegradable filing products have to be the way forward if we’re keen to reduce, reuse and recycle the resources we all need and use for business, home and educational purposes.

SECO Recycled is the same high-quality poly-pockets as our biodegradable option. Customers who are looking for a recycled product can be confident that this product is what they’re looking for. The clear version is made from 60% recycled materials while our coloured versions are made from an impressive 80% recycled materials (the coloured versions). Clear or coloured, they’re all 100% recyclable when they’ve reached the end of their useful lives. The biggest issue now is single use plastic, even if it is recyclable – and the beauty of all our poly-pockets is that although they appear to be single use, they can endure for years and years and years. In fact I have a colleague who still has a poly-pocket with a certificate in that she first used as a student in the 1990s. When that poly-pocket comes to its end however, that won’t be recyclable.

Whichever your preference or your market demand, our SECO by Stewart Superior green filing products have that extra feel-good factor. They are either recyclable or biodegradable and that means whatever you buy, it’s a better choice than a standard product.  We worked hard to achieve our ISO 14001 back in 2010 and we will continue to work to and exceed those standards. If you’re interested in buying our filing products, we’re available through your stationery retailers everywhere and the large online channels – just look for the SECO by Stewart Superior name or ask for SECO filing by name.

For more information on the SECO by Stewart Superior range, please contact us on 01628 810 260.

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