Feather Banners & Feather Flags
Feather banners are the best for event signs and advertising feather flags. Traditional custom signs like flags and banners are great, but they are stationary while these move around in the wind. We’re not talking about target practice signs (though that would be fun), we’re talking about a subtle movement that catches the eye but still clearly displays your message. If you agree, then these are what you’re looking for. They are lightweight, portable flags which are made out of a tear-resistant and printable nylon material. The frame keeps the banner relatively rigid along one side, while the trailing side gently flutters in the wind. This fluttering motion provides minimal distortion to the image, but people draw to the look & sound.
Feather Flag Durability
These are easy to transport and install, plus the simple designs allow you to change the image without purchasing new hardware. They flags should last at least three years when taken care of properly. When you are not using them, be sure to bring indoors. The spring-loaded frame folds like a tent pole, and the fabric rolls up easily for compact transport, making these perfect for trade show signage. The banner itself is printed on both sides with fade resistant inks, so full-color graphic messages remain vibrant outdoors and grab attention from all directions. These are durable, lightweight, affordable and will draw more attention to your business than traditional outdoor signage. They come in several different sized banners that are hard to miss.
How to Exhibit your Flag Banner
Your flag banner comes with two options for installation. The first option is ordering pole stakes for your flag banner. Flag banner pole stakes easily into the ground as long as you have a dirt or grass surface. The 2nd option is to order an x-stand base also known as a cross base for your printed flags. The x-stand base for your flag banner is great for installation on hard and paved surfaces. The x-stand base will weigh down your flag banner, and you can add water to the base for more turbulent weather. Your flag banners will make striking, easily visible roadside advertisement for sales and branding. Line up multiple feather banners in a row to create attractive entrances to storefronts, and add ambiance to weddings and sporting events. Let us be your one-stop shop for all flags custom and stock made.
What type of businesses can use Flag Banners?
Flag banners are great for attention-grabbing for any business, non-profit or convention center. One of the most common applications for flag banners is real estate feather flags or car dealerships. These flag banners can be used for open house feather flags or any other outdoor advertising. Another widespread use for flag banners is church feather flags. Church flag banners are great to bring awareness to your church. Custom flag banners can be great for any retail business. If your business is along a busy road, you can put flag banners out every morning to attract clients, and you usually do not need a sign permit. If you want to buy 10 or more flag banners, we can offer wholesale feather flags to get you better pricing. Some companies order custom flag banners for every single location and see an immediate increase in customers.
How long does it take to set up my Feather Banners?
These wind flags are easy to set up. You should be able to set up your display in under 90 seconds each. Just unzip the case that your case and remove the pole and fabric print. Extend the fiberglass pole and set up your stake or x-base stand. Feed the pole through the print until it hits the end and merely place the pole on the stand. When you are ready to take down your displays, remove them from the base and take apart the fiberglass pole. Make sure you fold your print nicely to reduce wrinkles when you install them next time!
How can I clean my Banner Flags or Swooper Flags?
Over time your banner flags will get dirty, and you will want to clean them properly. Your banner flags are printed using a dye sublimation process, so the ink is very durable. We recommend taking your banner flags to a local dry cleaner who can steam clean them. The ink should not run or fade on your banner flags if you use this cleaning process. We recommend testing the cleaning of 1 of your banner flags first then if that works, clean the rest of them. If you want to clean the stand for your banner flags, we recommend using Windex and a clean towel.
How do you print your advertising flags?
We produce our advertising flags in several different methods depending on how many you need. It is an entirely different production process than most vinyl banners or flags banners. The most common way of printing under 25 advertising flags is a dye sublimation flag print. Dye sublimation uses a print gassing process, so your advertising flags absorb the ink instead of just printing on top. That will reduce scratching your prints. If you are ordering a high number of advertising flags, we may produce them using a screen printing process. Screen printing is excellent for one color advertising flags in bulk. If you want a cheap feather flag, our screen printing is probably your best option. If you are looking for multiple colors or images on your custom advertising flags, then our digital printing will be the best option for you.
How many colors can I use for my Feather Flag?
Your banners can come in any color you want! We recommend using a professional graphic designer when creating your design for the best possible outcome. If you do not have a designer, you can sit down with our designers to create the perfect graphics. If you decide to print full-color images or pictures on your design, that is fine as well, and there are no additional charges. Keep in mind that you only have a split second to catch the eye of your potential customers using your display. With that in mind, we recommend keeping your feather flag signs 1 or 2 colors and use one large logo. Some people ask us about custom colored poles and stands. If you want to use a custom color for your feather flag pole kit we recommend using spray paint.
What sizes are available for my custom feather flags?
They come in 4 sizes. The sizes are roughly 10′, 16′, 16.5′ and 20′. You can refer them as custom swooper flags. If they are for indoor use such as a tradeshow or event, we recommend the 10′ feather flag option. The 10′ displays can accommodate most ceilings so there should not be a height issue. The 10′ option is also the best if you are looking for the cheapest price. If your displays are for an outdoor location, we would recommend one of the 16′ sizes. The 16′ size will stand out above most other custom signs. If you want to go all out with your displays, then try the 20′ tall size. 20′ custom feather flags are about 3.5x the size of an average human so be ready for some serious head turning!
What if I need to order a new banner flag but not the hardware?
Ordering a new banner flag is easy. Some of our clients order 1 set of feather flag hardware and then a handful of custom flags so they have a different banner flag for every event. If you did not purchase your hardware from us then we do not recommend using our banner flag. There is no standard size when ordering a banner flag from different companies so we would hate for your custom flag not to fit on your pole. If you want to order a new design, simply send us your artwork and we will get an original print sent your way within a week!
What if I need new hardware for my feather signs?
We get a lot of calls from our clients who lose the pole, ground spike or base for their signs. We do shed a tear and hold a small ceremony in our office everytime this happens to your poor display. If you need to order a new base or swooper flagpole for your signs that are not a problem at all. Just let us know what size pole you need and what type of hardware and we can ship a new one out to you same day. Each pole for feather signs is a different size but the stands are the same.
Are your feather flags the best option for an event banner?
There are many different print and sign options to use for your event banner. We take 2 event banners to every event we do, 1 is our custom table throws and the other is our flags. If you are looking for an event banner that will separate you from the competition and make your space stand out then we highly recommend a custom feather flag. The size we use for an indoor event banner is 10′. For an outdoor event banner, we generally use the 16′ or 20′ option.
How long does it take you to make a feather banner?
A typical project takes us about 5 business days to produce. If you need your project faster then we do offer a same or next day turnaround but there is an added fee for the waste of material. An order of over 25 can take up to 2 weeks to print. We’ve turned around projects of over 250 in less than 2 weeks. If you are looking for a high volume, then please call our office so we can help you set a time frame. If you are looking for a rush, then please give us a call so we can get this into production as quickly as possible.
Can you produce double-sided feather flags?
We produce double-sided feather flags in 2 different ways. First off, all of our fabric printing has a double side. We print on one side then it bleeds through to the other side to create double-sided prints. One side of the fabric will be slightly brighter than the other side due to this print process. That works for 90% of our customers who are ordering these. If you want true double-sided feather flags then we actually print 2 single-sided prints and sew them together using a blackout liner in the middle to keep the sun from shining through.
Do you offer a feather flag template?
We offer a free template for all our of flags. Please keep in mind that all print companies use a different template so make sure this will work for the feather flag sign you are ordering. If you are having trouble creating the design, feel free to call our design team for help or pointers. We suggest you use Adobe Illustrator or Adobe Photoshop when creating the design.
Can you create feather flags near me?
Of course, our answer is always yes! We ship to all 50 states within the US and all of Canada. We create feather flags in San Diego at our main office and production facility. We want to be your one-stop shop for all high-quality flags custom or stock.
Feather Banner Installation
Our default banner poles and swooper flagpoles are designed to install with the ground stake without much force. We offer free-standing bases for areas where you’ll be unable to puncture the ground like concrete. Our outdoor flag stands or free-standing bases are better for areas where you expect extremely high winds. When it comes time to disassemble and store your display, the spring-loaded frame folds down and the banner can be rolled up for easy storage. We also offer a convenient waterproof carrying case to make your banner even easier to transport.
What Makes these affordable?
One of the things that makes these so much more affordable than their alternatives for long-term signage is the ability to use multiple banners with the same base. If you swap your signage seasonally (which is an excellent idea), you can store the banners when not in use and keep the stands where they are. It also makes replacing your banners cheaper as the stand will far outlast your banners with proper care. Our banners should last roughly five years with proper care, whereas our banner stands last a minimum of five years even with lackluster care. If you’re having trouble deciding on what type of base to get, just give our talented and experienced team a call at 1-800-205-9005 or contact us via our website.
Feather Banner Care
Our nylon banners are machine washable on cold water, delicate cycle, and then hang dry. Do not machine dry these banners! Alternatively, you can wipe them off with lukewarm, soapy water. We strongly recommend against using chemical cleaners on your banner. If you must use a chemical cleaner, we just ask that you do a small spot test to ensure the cleaner doesn’t ruin your graphic. With proper care, your banner should last roughly five years outdoors and even longer when used inside.
When it comes to caring for your stand, we recommend using warm soapy water. You have a bit more leeway with the cleaners you can use on your stand because the plastic and aluminum are more durable and less prone to blemishing than your banner. We recommend cleaning your banner once per week when it’s in permanent use and every time you store it. With proper care and consideration given to extremely harsh weather, your stands could last for ten or more years.
Frequently Asked Questions:
I run a doggy daycare center and I want a banner that I can move around and bring inside daily.
The feather banner’s simple design lets you move it with ease, every day. It also comes with a weight bag for sidewalk/cement surfaces or ground stakes for softer/grassy areas, so you get to choose where to put it!
I’m looking to advertise on the busy street next to my business, and I wanted to make sure these can withstand the wind?
The design is waterproof and tear proof which allows you to place it in areas with strong winds. The nylon fabric allows most of the wind to move right through the banner, instead of pulling on it. While these flags are made of the highest quality for outdoor use, they are still great for trade-show displays or any other indoor and outdoor event.
My logo is horizontal, but now I want it to be vertical to better fit on the template. Does it matter if I change it?
Changing your logo from horizontal to vertical placement shouldn’t be a big problem. Just contact our talented and experienced design team. They will happily walk you through the entire process and help you make the conversion.
I’m going to be representing my company at a job fair, and I want to make sure we are noticed. What size should I order?
These are guaranteed to get your display noticed. They have a unique shape and when they flutter in the wind it attracts people’s eyes and ears. Our high-quality advertising banners will catch your eye much better than traditional retractable banners.
Can I purchase individual displays for use with the same stand?
Absolutely, that’s one of the most significant selling points for these. That is why most people prefer these over quill flags. You can use one stand with as many different banners as you’d like.
Will my banner be printed on both sides?
Yes, the image will show up on both sides, but it isn’t a true double print. To have the image orientated correctly on each side, we’d have to sew two flags together. This is possible, but we DO NOT recommend it as this will double the weight of your banner and in strong lighting, parts of the back image will be visible. The may also be known as custom swooper flags or flutter flags.
What resolution does my image need to be?
The resolution or DPI of your image really depends on the size of the banner and how complicated your image will be. Thankfully, our talented and experienced design team will happily walk you through the entire process and help you choose the right image.
What shape is more suitable for my needs?
This really depends on the theme you’re going for and ambiance you want to set. If you’re having trouble deciding, our experienced design team will gladly walk you through your options and help you decide which shape will best suit your needs.
What base should I choose?
The base you choose really depends on where you intend to display your banners. If the display is on soft ground like a sports field will do fine with our regular pole base. For displays set in the hard ground like concrete or areas with extremely high winds, we recommend using our fillable outdoor base stands. For trade-show display or convention center, we recommend a base stand pole set and not a ground stake or ground spike.
Can I machine wash my fabric?
Just like our custom table covers, the durable nylon material can be machine washed on a delicate, cold cycle, then hung to dry. DO NOT machine dry your banner, as it could ruin the material. If you are using your quill flags as an indoor and outdoor banner then we recommend washing at least once per year.
Do you offer any quality guarantee?
We will not rest until we 100% satisfy you. Our dedicated customer service team is available 24/7 to rectify any issue you have with your product. We are committed to giving you the highest quality prints.
Do you have any other products that will help me stand out at special events?
Yes! We recommend custom advertising balloons, sail flags, or wind flags for your special events.
Do you offer stock feather flags?
Yes, we have over 100 stock options for outdoor advertising. We find that car dealerships often order a handful of stock banners to with a cross base stand to keep the pricing down. These are still printed flags, but they are made in bulk with the same artwork.