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 they are also very useful 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 general advertising flags.
We have 2 main ranges of flag for promotions - Zoom Flags 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 the 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. However, double-sided printing is perfectly feasible on smaller flags. 2 prints are made with the images the right way around on both sides. These 2 faces are then sewn together with a liner sandwiched between them to prevent the reverse side showing through. This makes a heavier flag which is not suitable for larger units and won't move well in a breeze. 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. If your flag looks dirty, you can wash it (see below) or if it's looking tatty - replace it! It is so important that your name, logo and marketing look fresh and tidy!
If the wind is strong it is recommended that you take your flag down to avoid damage.
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 can cause failure. You should never fly a flag when the wind is Force 8 or greater.
Allowing a flag to flutter against the side of a building or another obstruction will cause the flag material to weaken and a tear or fray is likely to appear.
A wide range of Flag Bases are available to suit Zoom and Formulate Lite Flags. Various sizes of water bases are available to suit different flag heights and these can be filled with water or sand. There are also steel plate and cross bases that can be combined with water rings to add extra stability. Brackets for wall mounting smaller flags and ground spikes for securing flags in the ground, along with concrete bases which can be used on hard surfaces. 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.
In all cases, we can supply Artwork Templates for your Graphic Designer to accurately and efficiently produce print ready artwork. We are also experienced in Graphic Design and Artwork and can offer our services at very reasonable rates if required. We will need an idea of what sort of thing you want by way of a brief, along with eps files for logos, etc. and any hi-res images that you may want included. We also have access to library pictures which can be used in the design.