Thursday, 8 December 2011

A guide to custom flags - Appliqued flags

This is the first of a three part blog on the different types of custom flag, so keep checking up for the next update in this trilogy.

Sewn or appliquéd flag making techniques are the more common form of traditionally making national flags, although they can prove to be cost effective for low volume and relatively simple flag designs.
Some of the many flags we are asked to make lend themselves to sewn or appliqué methods of manufacture. For example, most flags of the European countries are made by sewing together the different pieces of coloured material. For some company and club flags, simple designs and lettering can be reproduced from fabric and appliquéd to the background material, creating a very attractive, impressive and visually stunning flag. These methods are perhaps most economical when a ‘one off’ or small quantity is required.
Although sewn and appliquéd flags generally produce a more visually appealing flag and quality look there are some negatives. With a sewn or appliquéd flag, pantone colours cannot be matched so may not be suitable for companies with strict corporate branding guidelines. Another slight downside is that sewn and appliquéd flags can be quite expensive depending on the intricacy of the design.
The material is traditionally a woven polyester as a background and a knitted polyester as the appliqué design.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Feather Flags

A versatile display solution Feather Flags create a unique and eye pleasing focal point at any event or exhibition.

Supplied as a complete and portable system, the Feather Flag can be easily assembled and can be compacted into a small lightweight canvas carry bag for true portability and storage. Components consist of a strong fibreglass sectioned pole, a quality digitally printed feather flag, a rotator and choice of bases to suit any ground type it will be used in.

The popularity of this unit cannot be accounted for by aesthetics alone. Trade buyers know that feather flags need to operate well in all weather conditions and function effectively event after event for their customers. The innovative ball bearing technology inside our feather flags ensure fluid movement is exclusively promoted by Flags and Flagpoles.

Produced in-house, it is possible for us to produce one of these systems in just 24 hours! There is a choice of small (2m), Medium (3m) or large (4m) Feather flags and 7 different bases to suit all ground types which are interchangeable. This style of flag has also become extremely popular with festivals, sporting events and car showrooms.

Monday, 5 December 2011

Christmas flags

Holidays are coming! Spread some Christmas cheer and liven up your festive display with Christmas flags. We have got a range of brightly coloured budget display flags with seasonal greetings printed on them.

Flags and Flagpoles donate Shepshed Flag

After being approached by Shepshed Town Council to print a Shepshed Town flag, we decided that being a local company we would donate the custom printed flag to do our bit for the community.

Adam Sim (centre) of One Stop Promotions/Flags and handing over the flag

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Universal flagpoles

Are you looking for a semi permanent outdoor display? The Universal flagpole could be the perfect solution. Up to a 6 metre aluminium flagpole can be displayed on almost any ground types using the Universal flagpoles base constructed of a heavy steel base and a water fillable millstone base. Perfect for an outdoor event such as a garden fete, wedding or golf event, Universal flagpoles are sectional for ease of transport and storage.