Custom printed flags come in all shapes sizes and qualities. As custom flag experts, we take it upon ourselves to decipher what good, whats bad, what in conformity and what is way out to lunch. When looking for a custom flag printer, it is important to know what material they are using. Material and printing process are the key factors that affect the longevity of your custom made flags.
At Aurora Flags and Banners our custom flags are offered in three main flag materials:
200 Denier Nylon Custom Flags
Our most popular material. This material is slightly heavier than the 70D nylon. It is perfect for outdoor or indoor use and is finished with either grommets or rope and toggle on the left hand side. Colours print vibrantly on nylon with a smooth finish.
Knitted Polyester (Polyknit, Drapeknit, Duraknit) Custom Flags
Ideal for quick turnaround times. Knitted polyester has a looser weave than nylon. Great for indoor and outdoor use.
70 Denier nylon Custom Flags
This material is in conformity with the Canadian government standard. It is perfect for outdoor or indoor use. Aurora Flags rarely prints on 70D nylon anymore as it is a lower standard fabric than the 200D nylon that we print on. If required by government or for any other purpose, 70D nylon can be supplied
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The next factor that affects the longevity and the quality of your custom flags is the printing process. At Aurora Flags, we employ the following
Screen Printing Custom Flags
Great for large runs and a few colours. This printing process makes for the longest lasting flag. Note: All of our Standard size Canadian and Provincial flags are screen printed
Digital Printing Custom Flags
Great smaller runs of flags as well as flags with lots of colours. Digital print is perfect for those looking for just one flag or a design which has intricacies or logos. Digital print has revolutionized the flag industry making it possible to print anything and everything!
Sublimation Printing Custom Flags
Sublimation is great for small runs as well as small applications. The penetration of the ink isn’t the best with sublimation and thus we reserve this process for fabric printing applications where penetration isn’t a priority- like fabric backdrops and fabric roll up banners