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Sailflags Video – What we do
Welcome to Sailflags – Feather Flags Maker
We make feather flags, sail flags, feather banners, custom flags, banners
and exhibition displays for anybody that needs one (or more 😊)
Our aim is to make you the flags and banners you need with the minimum of fuss or hassle. The team provide you with all the support you need from concept, to design, print and manufacture.
So why use us when there are a few flag makers to choose from?
Flags made in house We make the flags in-house and sell direct to you, the customer. This allows us to maintain low prices using quality materials. From the moment you speak to us, it will be also be obvious that we are genuinely interested to know what the product is for and how it will be used.
Friendly team who care By taking this time with you from the beginning, we can ensure the product is made and finished properly and will serve you well.
For us, a well designed and made flag or banner looks great and gives you the positive impact needed to promote branding and advertising in the best possible way.
Real service Our service is designed to save you time, money and other valuable resources you can use better elsewhere.
Free Design and Artwork Proofing We run a free design and artwork proofing service to ensure everything will look just right, before we complete any paperwork or invoicing.
Flexible Delivery Options with Quick Turnaround
You choose the delivery timescale.
Standard Service – 5-7 day delivery from order completion date
Express Service – 2-3 day delivery from order completion
Priority Queue – 1-2 day service from order completion
Standard or Double Sided Printing?
Some flags and banners work well on a single piece of material – others work best printed on both sides using 2 pieces of material. We will always be happy to guide you on the best solution, according to your needs.
Standard printing has been the norm for many centuries, but with the growing popularity of promotional flags, double sided prints are increasing in demand, especially where extended ad copy is required.
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About Promotional and Advertising Flags
An advertising or promotional flag is designed to attract interest in a marketing message, brand logo or call to action.
During the last 20 years these types of banner flags have become very popular in the UK (often referred to as feather flags or sail flags) mainly due to the fact they offer outdoor advertising with max impact at relatively low cost. They are also very cool in the way they can be displayed effectively indoors or outdoors.
Another attractive feature of feather flags is how they flutter, attract the eye and move naturally in a light breeze or wind.
Top Buying Tips for Custom Flags and Banners
– Get a full quote for your printed business flags
Include flag poles, bases and spare parts you may need. Find out how much delivery is and get a firm promise on delivery date (if your flags are urgent) Advertising flags for sale online is not subject to any real guidelines and prices can be designed to attract your attention first.
Most prices online are displayed without vat, so factor this in as well. Also check you can use custom graphics ( custom logo for example ) and what support you will need with vector artwork (if you only have small, low res images to work with)
– Consider how and where the flags are going to be used.
Is there enough space and will they move naturally and rotate without hitting static objects or passers by? Business Feather Flags can be really helpful at increasing footfall, but customers won’t thank you for blocking important pavement spaces.
– Ask yourself whether there is time to bring the flags down each night.
Portable Flags are not designed to be left out in all weather conditions 24 hours a day (they are not a permanent signage solution)
– Consider whether you need standard or double sided flags.
Standard flags will display words correctly on the front but on the back side they will read in reverse or have a mirror image effect. Some words are easy to read in reverse, some are not.
Choosing between the two can be a little tricky to get your head around. The general rule of thumb is – most short, single words are easy to read in reverse on a flag. Extended copy won’t be easy to read both sides unless you have a double sided printed feather flag.
Double sided flags read correctly both sides, so if you have an important message to advertise, double sided is often the best option (these are more expensive but are becoming more and more popular)
If you are just looking for something to attract the eye, keep your design simple and standard print will serve you well (and you’ll save money too)
– If you are new to flags, trial one or two first before committing to larger orders.
Flags can be a very cost effective way of increasing footfall to a premises or stand at a show or exhibition, but they are not for everyone.
– Create a shortlist of companies you are interested in dealing with and contact them in person.
Gauge whether you are likely to work well together, both now and in the future.
Promotional portable flagpoles and popular shapes
The most popular shape by far in the UK, is the Feather Flag or Sail Flag (also referred to as feather banners, beach flag or zoom flag) This is simply a banner shaped flag with a curved top. The bottom edge can be straight, convex or scooped. View most common shapes here
This style of flag tends to be assembled onto a light and portable free standing pole system. The pole itself can be used with fillable bases, ground spikes and wall brackets.
Feather flags custom made, can also be rectangular or banner shaped without any curves.
Banner shaped flags can be fitted to permanent, semi permanent and portable flagpole systems. They also work well with ground spikes and wall brackets.
Teardrop flags are ‘tear’ shaped and are generally used by activity and sports based entities.
The flag is fixed to a portable flagpole and holds under tension. The flagpole is designed to rotate within a base or ground spike. Teardrops can also be wall mounted.
What is the difference between each shape?
Sailflags and Feather Flags will generally move naturally in a breeze or wind. Teardrop flag material doesn’t flutter as such (although poles will rotate if secured within a rotational arm system)
Each shape provides a different size canvas for a wide range of design needs.
What is the best shape to use?
Whilst there is no right or wrong shape to use, some logos and/or graphic designs favour one design over another.
It’s always worthwhile discussing these with your graphic designer and printer during the pre-production process.
It is also worth thinking about whether you require the material to move or whether a static point of sale is better for your needs.
Why are promotional and advertising portable systems so popular?
These displays offer cost effective signage in full colour digital print. Sail flags and Feather Flags also offer natural movement, attracting the eye and creating a moving point of interest.
More info about Sailflags, Feather Flags and Teardrop Flags
Enhanced Signage – Promotional Flags have been used for many years now to either enhance other forms of traditional signage or replace old signs completely.
Cost Effective – Flags offer a low level entry medium for attracting attention to a business premises, advertising special offers or promoting a sale.
Light – Light material is generally used to produce these types of flags, so they need just a little breeze to come to life. Flagpoles and fillable bases keep system light and easy to carry.
Natural Movement – Feather Flags and Sail Flags provide a natural movement that engages with customers – providing an attractive moving advertising medium that is kind on the eye, alluring and effective at increasing footfall to a business premises, retail shop or show stand.
Modern – Teardrop Flags provide a modern curved and angled static point of sale.
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Popular questions relating to feather advertising flags
Why should I use custom Feather Flags?
Full digital colour / eye catching display / portable / cost effective / change copy easily
Why are they so popular?
These type of portable flag systems are relatively cheap to buy, when compared to permanent signage or conventional advertisements and effectively signpost a point of interest, business premises or show stand. If you have never used advertising flags and banners before, you will be amazed at how many customers will tell you they didn’t know you were here until the flags went up.
What materials are your Promotional Flags made of?
The flags are made from hard wearing flag material and we use water based inks as part of a dye sublimation printing process. We also supply a lighter pongee flag fabric more suited to indoor use. Please ask for details.
What is the lifespan of your printed flags?
We make quality flags that are designed to last if cared for in the correct way. If flags are used indoors and stored away safely, they will last many many years (10 years is not unheard of)
Where flags are used outdoors, they will be exposed to different weather conditions, so it’s worth bearing in mind that product life will be dependent on how exposed your premises or event showground is to wind and rain.
Another key factor to consider with portable advertising flags is whether you will be able to bring them in each day. Flags brought in and stored safely will last much longer than flags left out in all weather conditions, 24/7.
If you bring in your sail flags and flagpoles daily, we would expect at least 12 months use, although many customers feedback that 2-3 years use is not uncommon.
Please note: Feather Flags left exposed to the elements 24 hours a day would have a more limited lifespan, generally up to 6 months.