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Your Source for Custom Flags, Banner Printing and Tradeshow Displays.

Aurora Flags and Banners has long been Edmonton’s specialized source for custom flag and banner printing. With our acid dye digital printing and sublimation printing processes, Aurora Flags and Banners is able to offer trade show products like Step and Repeat back drops, custom fabric backdrops, fabric roll up banners, outdoor canopy tents and more. Aurora Flags also offers a wide array of hardware like commercial flags poles and now offers Installation services within the Greater Edmonton region. Not from Edmonton? No problem! We offer low shipping rates across Canada! Ordering Custom Printed Table cloths, Street banners or custom flags has never been easier!

 

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More Than Just Edmonton’s Custom Flag Shop!

More Than Just Edmonton’s Custom Flag Shop
Aurora Flags & Banners (formally known as House of Flags and Banners) was founded in 1990 in Edmonton.
Our shop has become the specialized source for fabric printing. Aurora Flags and Banners has evolved from a
custom Flag Shop to a full-service custom fabric printer that specializes in large format and banner printing,
Street pole banners, custom canopy tents, roll up banners, tradeshow displays, fabric table covers, sandwich
boards, lawn signs and large billboards. Our team of professionals are experienced in helping you find the
best solution for your display needs. Click below to download our lookbook.

 

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Featured Products

Street Pole Banners

Lamp Post Banners are a mainstay for Cities, Towns and Events. Our Street Banners are made of heavy duty blockout mesh vinyl; nylon or sunbrella. UV inks and coated material allow for long lasting, durable street banners.

 

 

Commercial Flag Poles

Commercial aluminum flagpoles are great for new construction, cities, towns and public buildings. All our commercial poles come with internal halyards and all the hardware needed to install. We offer install services within the Edmonton Area. Commercial flagpoles are also available in fiberglass.

 

Step and Repeat Displays

Step and Repeat banners are perfect for galas, weddings, trade show events and grand openings. Our Fabric Step and Repeat back drop is easy to transport and set up. The fabric graphic is wrinkle resistant, fire retardant and provides a beautiful crisp print every time.

 

Trade Show Solutions

Pick from our extensive line up of products and let us build you a custom trade show package. With products like convertible table covers, feather flags, canopy tents, roll up banners and backdrops- There is no better way to save money, time and ensure that all of your Trade Show products match, fit and work together the way you want them to.

 

 

Why Choose Aurora Flags and Banners?

Locally Owned and Operated since 1990

We have been and always will be an Edmonton based company. There is no better way to know who you’re doing business with than to ask community members about them or see their products physically on display. Feel free to ask us for pictures of products currently on display or installed in Edmonton- chances are you’ll recognize them. Still not satisfied? We have references galore! Depending on the products you’re looking for we can provide multiple references for projects just like yours.  Not in Edmonton? We offer competitive shipping across Canada and the USA on most of our products.

 

Fast Turnarounds

Aurora Flags and Banners had built a reputation for being the go-to source for fast turnaround banners, signs and flags. Ask about our rush shipping and printing options!

 

 

Quality Service & Workmanship

Not only will the product you have ordered be done on time and as per your expectations; the level of service that Aurora Flags and Banners extends to its’ client is unparalleled. Whether is taking the time to ensure that every last detail of your project is double checked, or sending a member of our staff to your site for an immediate delivery of a crucial project- we’re here for you.

Whether you’re ordering a single flag or a large billboard- we stand by our work. We use the highest quality substrates, inks, and materials. Should there be any quality issue with the product you have ordered- we address the concern immediately and ensure that above all else, the customer is satisfied.

Long Term Relationships

With being in business for over 20 years, we have learned a lot about relationships. We value the relationship with our clients above everything else. Our goal is to establish a long term relationship with all our clients based on trust and mutual benefit. In our experience, there is nothing better than a trustworthy and reliable industry partner. Looking for a reprint from years ago? Lost your artwork files?  Aurora has you covered.

 

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Some of Our Clients

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The Old Strathcona Business Association has a great working relationship with Aurora Flags and specifically Jabir Devjee. We’ve worked with Jabir both for banner creation and installation. Jabir’s professionalism, enthusiasm, knowledge and work ethic is evident in the service that he provides and we appreciate having him as an extension of the team as we work to beautify our community with banners and flags. We would happily recommend both Jabir and Aurora Flags.
Tineke de Jong, Marketing & Membership Manager, Old Strathcona Business Association
Aurora Flags & Banners were extremely efficient in meeting my tight deadlines. The level of professionalism of each team member I encountered was certainly outstanding and the prompt response time to my inquiries was always appreciated. Aurora was able to deliver on my unique project requests from conception to the final product. I am impressed with the quality of product and with Aurora’s ability to remain within the scope of my budget. I will certainly use them again for any upcoming projects.
Theresa Jolliffe, Community Strategies Coordinator, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo

News

What is a Step and Repeat Banner?

When it comes to publicity, the backdrop can make a bigger impact than you initially might perceive. A step and repeat banner has an effective punch that can make event pictures go from blah to brilliant and lead potential customers to remember you when they’re hunting for just the product or service that your company happens to offer.  They are versatile, come in a variety of materials, colours and font styles, and can be altered to suit your particular needs.

So what exactly is a step and repeat banner?

You’ve no doubt seen them but maybe just didn’t realize what you were looking at.  A step and repeat banner is often used as a backdrop in which brand logos or some type of emblem is repeated across the entire banner. They are most commonly used during fashion events or red carpet events.  You may also see them at weddings or for special gala evenings to give some extra flare to photos.  Imagine your wedding guests taking pictures in front of a large, elegant banner with the couple’s names repeated in script across the background and you get an idea of how well it could be incorporated into a fun night.

What types of materials can be used to create a step and repeat banner?

Typically this type of banner is made from vinyl banner or polyester fabric.  Step and repeat banners are often hung on a stand-along frame that telescope to different lengths depending on your backdrop size.  Polyester sublimated fabric tends to be the most durable and often results in the most beautiful, vibrant pictures. The fabric sublimated step and repeats also absorb a camera flash rather than reflect it.  Other options like vinyl banner can be less expensive, however they reflect camera flashes, are harder to store and maintain and are significantly heavier. In budget applications, poster paper is sometimes chosen, however it usually doesn’t last until the end of the event as it is easily damaged due to the high amount of traffic in front of it.

What other uses are there for step and repeat banners?

Obviously the most important result from a step and repeat banner is to get a company’s name out there to the public, so these types of banners are also very successful when used at trade shows or conventions.  They can be seen on display at grand openings of stores or restaurants, for demonstration backdrops, and, as previously mentioned, for a fun photo op at weddings and other celebrations.

The Different Types Of Flags

A flag isn’t just a flag; it’s a proclamation of the things most important to you! Whether you proudly fly the emblem of your nation or want to promote a business or special cause, flags get attention. Do you know the different types of flags?

Shapes of Flags

Chances are the first shape that comes to mind is the standard rectangle. This is the most common shape of the flag, after all. However, there are many more designs available to different groups, organizations, and even countries. In fact, the national flag of Nepal sets itself apart from others with a unique quadrilateral shape!

Another popular shape is that of the pennant, which many sports fans use to promote their favourite teams. Businesses often enjoy using long, vertical flags to catch the eye outside. These flags typically feature promotional text and branding to give the flag purpose and identity.

National Flags

Did you know there is more than one type of national flag? Besides the large flags flown at government facilities, there are specific flag types that represent our national identity.

  • Civil flags – Those flown by citizens on their own private property. Individuals and businesses alike fly these to show pride in their country, or to signify their country of origin.
  • War/Military flags – Some countries have specific flags flown by the armed forces during both peace and war time. These flags help identify allies during war and help with troop organization among other uses.

Maritime Flags

Flags became important with seafaring cultures as a way to signal to other ships your nation of origin and purpose. Today, maritime flags are still a crucial tool for large vessels and even small recreational boats.

Flying your national flag, or ensign, alone in foreign waters is still seen as a hostile act by many countries. Some maritime flags are used to show port authorities what type of cargo you have on board, similar to the specialized plates some truck drivers use when hauling dangerous cargo.

Political Flags

These are used to show your alliance with a certain political party or movement. It’s common to see these types of flags flown during elections or at party headquarters. Some political flags include national emblems, while others use the symbols and colours of the party represented. Some jurisdictions have laws that dictate which symbols are allowed to be used on political flags.

Organization/Awareness Flags

Some charities, religions, and even corporate businesses have an official flag design. These types of flags help organizations gain recognition across the world. When used to raise awareness of public issues, such as cancer, it gives those affected a banner to show solidarity with one another. Used as a promotional tool for business, flags can mark the location of a new store or to promote services.

Sports Flags

Flying team flags a fun way to express your support for your favourite athletes. Sports flags also help to distinguish different teams from each other during large events. Newly minted teams often design a flag to promote themselves. Likewise, older sports organizations will redesign their flags to appear more modern or signify a major change.

The Tradition of Half-Masting

Flying a national flag at half-mast has become a symbol of mourning for countries across the globe. It is how we show our sympathy for loss, either in our own nation or in solidarity with others. It’s a common act with many policies that seem traditional today. However, half-masting got started in a surprising way.

History of Half-Masting

In 1612 the captain the Heart’s Ease, a British ship, died while sailing to Canada. The crew members so mourned the death that they flew their flag at half-mast all the way back to London. Scholars say the space above the lowered flag is symbolically reserved for an “invisible flag of death”.

Afterward, the half-mast flag became a symbol of mourning. For years there was much confusion about where exactly to fly it, what incidents were appropriate to lower the national flag, and for how long. Thus, nations began to codify their own rules to make sure such a solemn symbol was given the dignity it deserved.

Rules for Half-Masting In Canada

There are some events designated by the Government of Canada that call for mandatory half-masting by all federal buildings or establishments in the affected Province. Other instances are selective, wherein only certain organizations may half-mast.

Private Half-masting

Private citizens are also encouraged to half-mast their own flags if they have them during periods of national mourning. Those wishing to participate may find dates and times online at the National Flag of Canada Half-masting Notices website.

Mandatory Half-masting

Events, where the government calls for all to fly their flags at half-mast, include the deaths of the Sovereign, members of the Sovereign’s family, Governor General, and Prime Minister, including those formerly elected but not currently serving. The deaths of members of the Canadian Ministry and Lieutenant Governors are memorialized with half-masting in their affected Province and on the Peace Tower.

Other deaths of officials are memorialized in much the same way in their towns or cities of residence. Provinces and Territories may also designate their own periods of half-masting, but they must be approved by a Manager with the Department of Canadian Heritage.

In addition to grieving recent decedents, the flag is half-masted on special days that commemorate certain tragedies. These days include the National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism (June 23) and National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women (December 6) and others.

Discretionary Half-masting

There are occasions when a single federal building, or buildings that fall under a certain group, may be allowed to half-mast on their own accord. For example, the Department of National Defense has its own internal protocol to memorialize fallen members of the Canadian Forces. These special circumstances usually do not apply to private citizens. However, a veteran or current member of the military may decide to fly their flag at half-mast to honour the fallen.

Exceptional circumstances may prompt the Department of Canadian Heritage and other government officials to call for half-masting outside normal rules. This is usually done to show solidarity with a foreign government following a tragedy.

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Do you need directional signage, sale signs or real estate/ open house signage? Let Coroplast signs show you the way.

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Canada 150: The History of Our Flag

With Canada’s 150th birthday upon us this year, there has never been a better time to learn more about our country and celebrate its history. In the 150 years since Confederation, Canada has grown as a country into what it is today: a place where people from all around the globe come together to enjoy freedoms and opportunities that wouldn’t be easy to come by in some other parts of the world. As a symbol of Canada, the Canadian flag is often the first image that comes to mind when we think of Canada; but do you know the history behind our flag? You may be surprised to know that although Canada as a nation is only 150 years old, there has been a flag flying in Canada since the late fifteenth century! Here’s a brief history of the Canadian flag, pre and post-confederation.

The Earliest Flags

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The earliest known flags that were flown in Canada were a mix of British and French flags carried by the various explorers that landed in Canada from the end of the fifteenth century through to the mid-sixteenth century. These included the Cross of St. George, which was first flown by British explorer John Cabot when he reached the east coast of Canada in 1497, and the fleur-de-lis, which was a symbol of French sovereignty that was hoisted by Jacques Cartier, a French explorer that landed in Canada and claimed the ground beneath his feet for France.

Under British Rule

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In the early 1760s, Canada was acquired by the British, who decided to introduce the Royal Union Flag, also known as the Union Jack. The Red Ensign was also in use and was a red flag with the Union Jack in the corner. Variations of the Red Ensign, as well as an updated version of the Union Jack that represented the United Kingdom in its entirety, were used before and after confederation. It was not until the year 1964 that the Canadian government decided it was time to give Canada a unique flag to call its own.

A New Flag

In 1964, Canadian Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson requested for proposals for a new flag to be drawn up. Three proposals were hastily created and presented to the Prime Minister and included a Red Ensign with both the Union Jack and the fleur-de-lis in two of its corners, a design featuring three red maple leafs between blue borders, and a third design that included a single red maple leaf between red borders. You can guess which design was chosen to be Canada’s new national flag. The single maple leaf red and white design became a symbol of Canadian identity, and its design is steeped in history. The combination of red and white was first used in the General Service Medal issued by Queen Victoria, and red and white were declared Canada’s national colors in 1921 by King George V.

Today, our flag serves as the face of Canada on the international stage. It’s a symbol we can all be proud of and it represents everything that makes our country such a great place to live. Aurora Flags and Banners can help you celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday properly with our large selection of Canadian flags! So pick up a Canadian flag this Canada Day and hold it up high, happy 150th birthday Canada!

 

 

Parks Canada Canada 150 Banners

Aurora Flags is excited to have partnered with Parks Canada to be printing their fence banners for the Canada 150 Celebrations.
These banners will be found in all the national parks across Canada from British Colombia to Newfoundland.

This summer you can see them for FREE with free admission to all of Canada’s national parks.

For all of 2017 this pass gives you unlimited opportunities to enjoy National Parks, National Marine Conservation Areas and National Historic Sites across the country!

Get your free Parks Canada Pass HERE!

http://www.commandesparcs-parksorders.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=22953&urlLangId=-1&productId=524527&urlRequestType=Base&langId=-1&catalogId=53407

 

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