Our traditional sewn flags are made using quality MOD spec run resistant woven polyester and our printed flags using quality knit polyester (NOT sheet nylon).
Each flag is finished with a strong canvas, rope and toggle, triple sewn fly end and supplied with a complimentary shower proof drawstring flag bag for safe keeping.
Where flags are fully SEWN with detail, applique is sewn through a layer giving a sewn mirror image on reverse. Where there is large detail, it would only be possible to make the fully sewn flag at certain sizes.
Where flags are part-SEWN part-PRINTED, a sewn woven polyester base is sewn and hemmed and the detail (badge, emblem etc.) is printed twice and sewn to each side of the flag around the detail (bagged).
Where flags are fully PRINTED, flags are single layered, printed through with mirror image on reverse.
Fabric width and seam considerations on larger flags
Please remember that fabric widths are to a maximum of 5ft so if you order a flag measuring 2.5 yards / 8x5ft or more, the duster element of the flag will be sewn together in sections with horizontal seams.
Ensigns and Union flags
In the case of Union flags and Ensigns which carry the Union flag, it should be noted that there are 31 individual sizes sewn together to form the Union flag which is extremely skilled and time consuming work.
This is reflected in the price and we offer a part sew and part printed option for the 12x18" version accordingly. If you require a smaller size we would make this to order as a special custom order rather than as stock products (which are 9/10 made to order in any case).
The printed element is sublimation printed to strong knit polyester which printed through to a mirror image on the reverse and then inserted to the sewn base.
If you require the Union to be left to right facing on both sides of a single layer flag, there will be an additional nominal cost for the second Union flag component and price is on application.