Flag Terminology

Custom Flag Terminology

      
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Flags are usually rectangular in shape with canvas heading and brass grommets on the hoist. The fly hem is reinforced with a four-needle hem. They are usually horizontal, however, they can be made vertically for a special effect. Common sizes are 8″×12″, 12″×18″, 16″×24″, 20″×30″, 2′×3′, 3′×5′, 4′×6′, 5′×8′, 6′×10′, 8′×12′. We can advise recommended sizes if you tell us the height of your flagpole. A custom flag flown below the United States flag is often the same size or one or two sizes smaller than the U.S. We can make any shape or size you want.

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Pennants are three-pointed flags usually finished with grommets on the hoist. Common sizes are 8″×12″, 12″×18″, 16″×24″, 20″×30″.

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Burgees are similar to Pennants but they narrow into two points and “V” back toward the hoist. Often called a swallowtail and usually finished with heading and grommets. Common sizes are 8″×12″, 12″×18″, 16″×24″, 20″×30″.

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Guidons are similar to a Flag shape in that they stay square to the fly end, they come to two points and “V” back toward the hoist. Often associated with military flags. A common size is 20″×28″.

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Banners are usually rectangular in shape and finished with grommets or a pole pocket across the top. They can be made horizontally or vertically, double or single sided. Usually seen at tradeshows or special events, hanging against a wall or suspended from a ceiling, attached to a light post or hung from post to post or across a street. Often used as promotional items. Common horizontal sizes are 3′×5′, 3′×6′, 3′×8′, 3&′times;10′. Vertical sizes may include 3′×2′, 5′×2½′, 8′×3′. Across the street banners are often 3′×20′, 3′×25′, 4′×30′. This size will vary depending on the width of the street and the amount of information needed.

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Feather Flags are printed with a reverse back on 200 denier nylon or polyester are finished with a 3″ (flat) pole pocket sewn shut at the top and finished with a grommet, leather tab or 4″ Velcro strip at bottom which attaches to the pole. Common sizes are 8′×2′, 10′×2′, 12′×2′, 8′×3′, 10′×3′, 12′×3′, 14′×3′. The telescoping flagpole is inserted in the pole pocket of the flag. It slides into a ground sleeve that is concreted into the ground. A ground spike or a wheel base can be used for temporary applications. The pole kits are sold separately.

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Teardrop Banners are printed with a reverse back on 200 denier nylon or polyester and finished with a pole pocket on the hoist. Common sizes are 72″×21″, 96″×35″, 120″×44″. The flexible telescoping pole fits over a heavy duty ground spike that rotates 360° on ball bearings. The pole kit includes a carrying case. A cross base & water weight can be purchased for indoor or temporary applications. The pole kits are sold separately.

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Sun Blade or Wave Banners are printed with a reverse back on 200 denier nylon or polyester and finished with a pole pocket on the hoist. Common Sun Blade sizes are 97″×24″, 132″×28½″, 155″×28½″. Wave sizes are 84″×21″, 120″×33″, 162″×34″. The flexible telescoping pole fits over a heavy duty ground spike that rotates 360° on ball bearings. The pole kit includes a carrying case. A cross base & water weight can be purchased for indoor or temporary applications. The pole kits are sold separately.

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Decorative Banners are usually displayed vertically and are rectangular in shape. The top is finished with a pole pocket that attaches to a decorator-type flagpole that extends from the front of a building at a 45° or 90° angle. Common sizes are 26″×42″, 34″×44″, 32″×52″, 34″×50″ or 36″×54″. Lettering on a decorative banner can be made single thickness with a reverse back or double thickness to read correctly on both sides.

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Table Covers drape over a table and down the back. The design is typically done on the front section of the table drape (Usually 2½′×6′ or 8′). Nylon and poly cotton twill are popular fabric for this application.
 

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