Custom Flags & Banners
We will be happy to custom fabricate any banner or flag for you. Browse through our custom flag gallery to get an idea of the flags we offer.
If you’re interested in purchasing a custom flag, please click here to fill out our requirements form. Please feel free to call us to discuss your needs so we have a better idea of the project.
We show a variety of custom flag applications, and there are many variables in pricing custom flags and custom banners due to the wide selection. Below is some terminology and methods of manufacturing designed to help you determine exactly what product best suits your needs.
A pennant is a flag with three points, shaped like an elongated triangle. The hoist typically is finished with grommets.
Standard pennant sizes are 8″×12″, 12″×18″, 16″×24″ and 20″×30″.
Somewhat like pennant flags, burgees have two points rather than one, with each point forming a V. Burgees are also referred to as “swallowtails.” They normally feature grommets and a stitched heading.
Common sizes are 8″×12″, 12″×18″, 16″×24″ and 20″×30″.
Guidons are similar to burgees, except they feature a more squared-off shape. They have a V formed by two points at the outside end and can often be seen in use by the military.
A common guidon size is 20″×28″.
Banner flags most often in a rectangular shape and may include a pole pocket at the flag’s top or have a grommet finishing. Banners are flown both vertically and horizontally and can have printing on one or both sides. They’re a favorite at events such as sports matches, trade shows and corporate functions. Banners can be hung from a pole, attached to a wall, affixed to a ceiling line or strung between two posts. Banners are often seen in use as promotional and marketing tools.
Typical sizes of horizontal banners include 3′×5′, 3′×6′, 3′×8′, 3&′times;10′. Vertical banners are commonly sized 3′×2′, 5′×2½′, 8′×3′. Across-the-street banners are often 3′×20′, 3′×25′, 4′×30′. When hung over streets, the street’s width and the wording on the banner will dictate the appropriate size.
A feather flag, like its name implies, resembles a large feather. They usually feature reverse printing on the back. They are made from polyester or nylon and include a flat, three foot pole pocket, which is closed at the top of the flag. Finishing can include a leather tab, grommets or a self-adhering strip that connects to the pole at the bottom end of the flag.
The most used sizes include 8′×2′, 10′×2′, 12′×2′, 8′×3′, 10′×3′, 12′×3′, 14′×3′. To fly the feather flag, the pole is simply run through a pole pocket and is then placed in a concrete ground sleeve. A wheel-type base or a spike are also sometimes used to stabilize the flag pole. When purchasing feather flags, you can buy pole kits as separate accessories.
A teardrop banner gets its name because of its resemblance to a large teardrop. Made of polyester or nylon, these banners feature reverse-back printing and a hoist with a secure pole pocket. Popular sizes are 72″×21″, 96″×35″, 120″×44″. When flying, a teardrop banner’s pole is placed over a rugged spike, which has been pounded into the ground. The banner is able to turn a full circle because of the pole’s ball bearing assembly. The pole kit, which is sold separately, comes with a carrying case. Other accessories include a cross base and water weight, which are commonly used for indoor or temporary flying.
Like with feather flags and teardrop banners, sun blades get their name because they resemble a knife blade. Sometimes called “wave banners,” these flags feature reverse-back printing and are usually made of polyester or nylon. A secure pole pocket is sewn along the hoist. The most typical sizes of sun blades include 97″×24″, 132″×28½″, 155″×28½″. Wave sizes are 84″×21″, 120″×33″, 162″×34″. To fly the sun blade, its pole is placed over a solid spike in the ground, and ball bearings allow the blade to turn a complete circle. Pole kits are sold as separate accessories and include a handy carrying case. When flying the flag indoors or for temporary periods, a water weight and cross base are available.
Most decorative banners are rectangular and are commonly flown in a vertical position. There’s a sewn pole pocket along the top of the banner that fits over a pole that extends at a 90-degree or less angle from a home, office or other structure. Typical sizes are 26″×42″, 34″×44″, 32″×52″, 34″×50″ or 36″×54″.
Letters and graphics on these banners can be applied in such a way that both sides are unique or contain the same message.
Table covers feature a message on one side of their front sections, which are designed to hang over a table. Often made from poly cotton twill or nylon, they come in sizes that fit most standard rectangular display tables – 2½′×6′ and 2½’x 8′.
Common flag sizes are 8″×12″, 12″×18″, 16″×24″, 20″×30″, 2′×3′, 3′×5′, 4′×6′, 5′×8′, 6′×10′ and 8′×12′. If we know your flagpole’s height, we’ll be able to suggest the most appropriate size of flag that will look great and fly well.
Flags you see flying on poles underneath the flag of the United States may be the same size as the American flag or possibly a size or two smaller. (Remember to never fly any kind of flag above the U.S. flag.) Whatever size and shape flag you need, About Flags can make it for you.
About Flags uses only the highest quality fabrics made to strict specifications developed from extensive research, testing and long experience.
2-Ply Polyester: 100% woven, spun Polyester, this is the most durable flag material ever created. With the look of cotton, this material was designed and engineered especially for industrial, commercial or institutional use or wherever severe climactic conditions exist. Brand Names: Tough-Tex, Koralex II, Champion, Polywavez, Poly-Max, PolyExtra.
Nylon: Describes flags made of 100% SolarMax nylon for outdoor use. Strong and durable, special parachute cloth treatment reduces sun and chemical deterioration. Brand Names: Dura-Lite, Durawavez, Perma-Nyl, Nyl-Glo Signature Series, Endura-Nylon, Nylon I, Sun-Glo.
Heavy-Weight Cotton: Spun from sturdy 2-ply carded yarns. Vat dyed in limited colors. Our heavy-weight cotton fabric is most often used today when recreating an authentic historical look and feel of a time gone by. Brand Names: Bulldog, Best, Ultrawavez, Endura-Tex.
Knit Polyester: This 4 oz. knit Polyester material has an open weave and a high sheen. Strong and sturdy, it also provides for a high-gloss look and resilient memory stretch. Brand Names: Det-Glo, Ultra-Knit, Endura-Poly, Polysave.
Silk Polyester: Lustrous silk-like Polyester dyed in brilliant colors is mainly used in small stick flags from 4×6 inches up through 24×36 inches. Brand Names: Val-Prin, Empire Brand.
Banner Satin: Featuring a rich elegant shine, high-gloss Banner Satin is the custom fabric of choice for single-sided banners of simple design. Can be finished in a variety of ways. For indoor use only. Limited colors available. Quantities limited to short runs.
Tackle Twill: A heavyweight blend of 62% Rayon and 38% cotton, its duplex finish (rich sheen on one side, matte on the other) makes it most appropriate for flags that will be viewed from one side only or for double construction flags.
Cotton Sheeting: Selected heavy cotton sheeting. An exceptional buy for the budget minded. Used mainly for U.S. Flags and decorations. Brand Names: Everwear, Pioneer, Reliance.
Vinyl: Great for outdoor use. Tough 13 ounce banner fabric that is highly resistant to tearing or ripping. It is also mildew and U.V. Resistant. The 16 ounce weight is used for double sided applications.
Sunbrella: 100% solution dyed acrylic fiber that gives excellent fade and weather resistance. This canvas awning fabric is the strongest choice for light post or boulevard banners.