Banner and flag making services create custom flags and banners for promotional, educational, and sporting events; advertising and identification purposes; and civic, athletic, religious, and government organizations. Typically, banner and flag making companies provide sewing, embroidering, weaving, and graphic design services. Custom flag makers use a customer-supplied image, or design an appropriate logo or graphic. Banner design services have similar capabilities. Generally, banner and flag making services request customer artwork in a file format such as .ai, .bmp, .cdr, .jpg, .pdf, or .psd. Vector images that are scalable and resolution-independent often work best.
Banner and flag making services differ in terms of capabilities such as flag and banner sizes. Standard products include 30-cm x 45-cm car flags and banners that come in inch-based sizes such as 12" x 18" and 16" x 24". Feet-based designations for standard-sized flags include 2’ x 3’, 3’ x 5’, 4’ x 6’, 5’ x 8’, and 6’ x 10’. Banner and flag making services that specialize in custom flags and custom banners are also available. For both standard and custom products, fixture type is an important consideration. Choices include two grommets, four grommets (one in each corner), rope and toggle, sleeve for pole, pole for hand flag, flexible car flag pole, and still car flag pole.
When ordering products from banner and flag making services, customers need to specify the quantity of flags or banners and the total number of colors. Custom flags and banners with 8 or more colors may require digital printing. Flag or banner orientation (landscape or portrait) is another important consideration. Typically, products are designated as 1-ply or 3-ply. The most common type of flag, a 1-ply product is single-sided. A 3-play flag is more expensive because it is double-sided and two-piece sown. Banner and flag making services can help customers choose the correct number of ply, and provide advice about other design considerations.
Banner and flag making services may use woven polyester, knitted polyester, or spun polyester. Nylon flags and nylon banners are also available. Flags and banners that are made of woven polyester are suitable for silk screening and dye sublimation. Knitted polyester products use these same printing techniques, but are designed to last longer. Spun polyester flags and banners are durable and suitable for bright colors. Banner and flag making services that use nylon can produce flags with excellent weather-resistance.