Frequently Asked Questions
Get answers to the most frequently asked flag questions
What can custom flags be used for?
Custom flags are used for personal, business, and promotional use. They can be used outdoors and indoors at sporting events, tradeshows, and much more. They can be used as a display or for marketing purposes. We have a flag that’s perfect for everyone!
Polyester or nylon?
Polyester offers greater durability, especially in windy conditions. Polyester is less likely to rip or become pierced than nylon. It is weather resistant, fades less than nylon, and is suitable for prolonged exposure outdoors. Polyester has a matte appearance, while nylon has a bit of sheen. Tell us more about how you’ll be using your flag and we can provide you with a professional recommendation.
Do you offer other shapes besides rectangles?
Yes! No matter what shape or size you have in mind, we can make it! From circles to triangle pennant flags and everything in between, our flag makers can make it a reality.
Do you sell flag poles?
We do not sell flag poles. Our focus is on hiring and training highly skilled flag makers and using the best printing machines, inks, and processes to create stunning flag products. Because we’re so passionate about flags, we just don’t have time for anything else!
Will the sun fade my flag?
Our inks have UV protection, which means they will resist the sun’s rays, but they aren’t completely UV-proof. Over time, direct sunlight can cause fading. But, without our UV protected inks, you would notice fading much more quickly.
How well does a single sided flag fly?
If you are in a low wind area, a single sided flag is a great choice because it is lightweight and will fly easily. Double sided flags are only recommended in extremely windy areas where single sided flags may become torn or damaged.
Can I see my image on the backside on a single sided flag?
Yes! Most flags feature an 80% bleed through rate. The image will be slightly lighter on the back but will still appear crisp and clear.
How well does a double sided flag fly?
A lot more wind is needed to fly a double sided flag because they are constructed with three layers of material. The benefit is that double sided flags last longer and allow your artwork to read correct on both sides. They are the best choice for windy areas and for promotional use.
Can I choose different images on the front and back?
Yes you can, as long as you choose a double sided flag. There are no extra costs associated with the additional design either! The cost will stay the same whether you use a single design or choose a different design on the front and back.
What are the most common sizes for custom flags?
The standard size of a custom printed flag is 3 ft. x 5ft. This size fits a 20 ft. flag pole perfectly.
Other sizes that are frequently ordered include:
12 in. x 18in.
16in. x 14in.
2 ft. x 3 ft.
4 ft. x 6 ft.
5 ft. x 8 ft.
6 ft. x 10 ft.
What size flags fit other size flag poles?
15 ft. to 20 ft. poles fit a 3×5 ft. flag
25 ft. poles fit a 4×6 ft. flag
30 ft. poles fit a 5×8 ft. flag
35 ft. to 40 ft. poles fit a 6×10 ft. flag
45 ft. poles fit a 8×12 ft. flag
50 ft. to 60 ft. poles fit a 10×15 ft. flag
65 ft. to 75 ft. poles fit a 10×19 foot or 12×18 ft. flag
75 ft. to 100 ft. poles fit a 15×25 ft. flag
105 ft. to 120 ft. poles fit a 20×30 ft. flag
125 ft. to 150 ft. poles fit a 20×38 ft. flag
155 ft. to 200 ft. poles fit a 30×50 ft. flag
200 ft. poles fit a 30×60 ft. flag
Are embroidered flags an option?
We do not offer embroidered flags at this time.
What is the lifespan of a custom flag?
Our flags have been known to last for over 2 years. They have also lasted less than 6 months, depending on the conditions and how they are treated. The average lifespan of one of our custom flags is 12 months. Leaving a flag to fly in severe conditions will cause it to wear out more quickly. Bring your flag inside each evening and in bad weather and you can prolong its lifespan.
How is my artwork printed on my flag?
We use digital and dye sublimation printing which use cutting edge printing technology to create sharp, vibrant, and striking results. These innovative printing techniques also provide more protection when the flag is flown outdoors.
Will my design cover the whole flag?
Yes it will! You can cover every inch of the flag with your custom design.
Does multi-color printing cost more?
No. Printing with 1 color or 100 will cost the same. The best thing about digital printing is that it’s easy to print multiple colors at the same time, which means it’s more affordable than other printing processes.
Are your flags fire resistant?
They are heat resistant, but they are not designed to be fire resistant.
Is my flag washable?
Yes! Wash your flag with cold water on the light spin cycle.
Can I iron my flag?
Yes! You can iron your flag on low heat.