Flag Fabric Material
Flag Fabric for Custom Flags.
A question that is always asked is "How long will a custom flag last?"
We can not give an exact answer to how long the flag will last, The government generally expects a polyester or cotton bunting flag to last approximately 180 days based on daily usage from sunrise to sunset - but not during periods of inclement weather. Tests have shown that in some cases a flag flown 24 hours a day will last only one-forth as long as one flown during daylight hours only.
Regardless of how well it is constructed, a flag is, after all, only a piece of cloth and will sooner or later succumb to the elements. However, it has been well documented that reasonably good care can contribute greatly to longer life.
There are many flag materials that can be used to make custom flags with, here at The Flag Makers we use 3 main materials and they are:
- 100D Polyester for the budget in mind and promo uses.
- 200D Knitted Polyester for durability - longer life. for screen printing and digital printing.
- Woven/500D Spun Polyester for extra durability - longer life
(it's the most durable flag material you can get) and can only be screen print on.
100D polyester - An inexpensive flag material, made of thin polyester to be used for special events and promo giveaways for large flags and hand flags. The material can be used for outside but the life expectancy is limited.
Recommended printing techniques are silk screening and dye sublimation, the flag material is printed on one side and it bleeds through to the other side at about 98%, the image is then seen on the other side in reverse.
200D Knitted Polyester
Single ply a Hefty flag made out of shetty knitted polyester - this material will last longer than woven polyester, This material is one of strongest and most durable material in flag making one of the best choices if you are going to fly your flag 24/7 and this material needs very little wind to move it.
Recommended printing techniques are silk screening and dye sublimation and digital print, the print is done on one side and it bleeds through to the other side at about 95%, the image is then seen on the other side in reverse.
Woven/500D Spun Polyester
Spun polyester is the most durable flag material you can get. The open weave reduces fabric stress and resists high winds. This flag material is the best choice if you fly the flag 24/7 and your wind speed is higher.
As spun polyester flags are made from heavier fabric they require a higher wind speed to "fly" than knitted polyester flags. Also they require more effort to put up and take down.
Recommended printing techniques are silk screening and dye sublimation. the print is done on one side and it bleeds through to the other side at about 95%, the image is then seen on the other side in reverse.
If a design needs to be digital print then Spun polyester is not available.
The location of where the flag is to be flown will determine the materials best suited. Take into consideration the types of conditions your flag with endure example, weather and sunlight are big factors into the life of the flag. If you want your flag to last, there is no point in having your flag made with lower grades of polyester if your flag will be flown in extreme weather conditions.
Coat of Arms Custom flags
Coat of Arms flags capture a family history and are sure to become a treasured possession and a great conversation point for your home, family and friends.
Find out more about our Custom flags Coat of Arms
Custom Car flags
The flag makers will design car flags for all occasions.
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"I received the flags yesterday and I have to tell you I couldn't be more happy with the result.
It took a long time to come to realization but the finished product is absolutely perfect.
I can't fine the adequate words to thank you and your very talented crew. I know this one
had to be hard for you to produce."
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