Event Flags and Banners

We have a wide range of Event Flags available to promote your event. Not only are they great for outdoor events, but if you want to advertise an indoor event to passers-by.

Originally, these flags were primarily used as beech flags. As their height and wind movement combine to attract attention, developments in the digital print world have made them ideal as advertising flags.

We have 2 main ranges of flag for promotions - Zoom and Formulate Lite. Both have Feather, Quill and Rectangle and Crest as optional shapes and a variety of heights betweeen 2m and 5m.

The difference between Zoom and Formulate Lite is primarily the pole system. Zoom has a narrow GRP pole that tapers towards the top. The pole is fed through a pocket that runs the length of the the side of the flag. The shape of the pocket flexes the pole and rigidises the flag shape when it is tensioned.

Meanwhile, Formulate Lite Flags are based on the Formulate tubular structures system. Again, the pole is fed through the flag pocket, but the pole is thicker at 25mm and therefore ithe same shape as the flag. The poles break down into smaller sections for easy transport and storage between events. Carry bags are provide with each flag.

Printing for the flags is generally by Dye-Sublimation on lightweight Flag-Knit polyester. The Flags move better with single-sided printing that shows a mirror image on the reverse. Black or white pole pockets are standard, although all over print is possible in some circumstances.

Flags are part of your corporate promotion and should therefore be kept in good condition.

Weather Conditions

If the wind is strong it is recommended that you take your flag down

Heavy rain combined with high winds is the worst combination. Rain increases the weight of the flag and the wind-load exerted on the pole.

You should never fly a flag when the wind is Force 8 or greater

A wide range of Flag Bases are available to suit Zoom and Formulate Lite Flags, Various sizes of water bases that can also be filled with sand. There are also steel plate and cross bases that can be combined with water rings to add extra stability. Brackets for wall mounting and ground spikes for securing flags in the ground, along with drive-on feet for use with cars and other vehicles on sales forecourts.

We have other flags apart from Zoom and Formulate Lite. We have Shimmer Budget Event Flag, which is a more economical and telescopic up to 3m tall. It comes complete with a small water base.

Wind Dancer Flag is a heavier duty telescopic pole with a large water base. A wider rectangular flag is included.

Lamp-post Mounted Flag units are also available to advertise on the street at high level. Mistral includes a rectangular banner flag 800mm wide x 2m drop. The height of the flag can be adjusted to suit. up to 3m.

CARING FOR YOUR EVENT FLAG

Storage

Never store your flag when wet

Always hang it up and allow it to dry before putting it away

Pollution & Ultra Violet

Pollution will cause the white areas of a flag to become grey

UV can cause flag deterioration and some fading of the colours

Life Expectancy of a Flag

This is difficult to predict as it is entirely dependant on the climatic conditions and hours of flying.

The realistic life span of a flag in regular use is 6 months.

Flags are generally regarded as corporate promotion and/or customer courtesy and should therefore be kept in good condition

Some buy flags in threes - one to fly, one in the wash or in repair, and one spare.

Flag Maintenance

If the wind is strong it is recommended that you take your flag down

Heavy rain combined with high winds is the worst combination as rain increases the weight of the flag and thus the wind-load exerted on the pole

You should never fly a flag when the wind is Force 8 or greater

Washing & Repair

Flags can be washed in a regular household washing machine on a 40 degree wash with normal detergents

If the end of the flag is frayed trim, reinforce and re-hem to extend the life.

Damage

Damage is often caused by objects that the flag beats on when flying, typically if it is incorrectly sited against a wall or similar

If the end of the flag is frayed trim, reinforce and re-hem to extend the life.

Make sure that your flag cannot catch or snag on the pole or another object nearby

Do not site poles too close together