FAQ about our Custom Flag Products
Q: What's the difference between blade flags, feather flags and teardrop flags?
A: Besides the obvious appearance and shape of each product, there are other differences that set them apart from the other. The teardrop banner has a more taut display because of the teardrop shape. The feather flag has more material and is less taut than the teardrop banner allowing a bit more waving from the wind.
Q: Can blade flagpoles be used with feather flags or teardrop flags?
A: Unfortunately, no the poles are not interchangeable between the styles of flags due to the curve needed at the tops of teardrop and blade flags. The teardrop poles are 10’ poles. Blade poles are available in 8’ and 14’. The feather flag poles are 15’ telescoping poles.
Q: What is the difference between a custom burgee and a custom guidon?
A: Custom guidons are only available in 20" x 27 3/4" size and burgees can be done as 12” x 18” through 4’ x 6’.
Q: What is a custom burgee and what are they used for?
A: There are actually two types of burgees. A burgee and an angle burgee. Burgees can be used for clubs, organizations, boating, or even teams.
Q: What is a custom guidon and what is it used for?
A: A guidon is a military standard that company/battery/troop or platoon-sized detachments carry to signify their unit designation and branch/corps affiliation or the title of the individual who carries it.
Q: What is meant by single/reverse and double sided?
A: A single reverse flag is essentially a bleed through design. There is one layer of material. The image will penetrate through to the other side, however any wording will read backwards on the second side. A double sided flag is two flags sewn together with a liner between the layers. The wording/image will appear exactly the same and read correctly on both sides. Approximately 95% of flags are made as single/reverse.
Q: What are the pros and cons of double-sided custom flags?
A: We do not recommend double sided flags. They are twice as heavy, so they may not fly as well and require more wind to get them up and flying. They also may not hold up as well, as the layers can separate over time and the liner between layers can shift, bunch, and shrink. Some customers do prefer the double sided flags due to the fact that they can be read correctly from both directions.
Q: What is vector format and why is it so important?
A: Vector art is created using vector illustration software programs, such as Adobe Illustrator. These programs use mathematic equations and geometric primitives (points, lines, and shapes) to create art that is clean, camera ready, and can be scaled infinitely, without any loss of quality.
Modern vector art created in Adobe Illustrator is commonly saved with certain file extensions. The four most common Vector file extensions are .ai, .pdf, .eps and .svg.
However, just because a file is saved in one of these formats, does not mean that it is truly vector art. Sometimes, people open raster files in Adobe Illustrator, and re-save the file in a vector file, without recreating the art using the vector editing tools. Vector artwork is most often created by a graphic designer.
Q. What if I don’t have vector artwork or do not know how to get it?
A: Our art department is always happy to assist with conversion if needed. We will need a clear copy of your artwork to quote the conversion and art charges will apply to your order.
Q: What are pantone colors? Can’t I just say I want blue, red, etc.?
A: There are literally hundreds of shades of each color. We will need the pantone color number to provide a match. If you are not sure what your pantone color is, we can provide a pantone chart to make sure you are getting the color you need.
Q: What are some tips for designing a custom flag?
A custom flag is a great way to bring attention to your business or event. In order to make it as effective as possible, we strongly suggest you take the following into consideration.
2. Fonts: If your flag is going to be seen from a distance and/or while waving, stick with san-serif fonts such as Ariel or Montserrat.
3. Text: Less is more. Billboard design professionals recommend no more than seven words on a billboard, and those are a minimum of 10' x 40' and don't wave.
Q: Where are your custom flags manufactured?
A: United States of America