Custom Flag Processes-How the Flag is Made

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How Is A Custom Flag Made?

Custom flags can be made using a variety or combination of printing and sewing processes. Each process offers a different look and feel to the finished custom banner or flag.

Printed Flags are usually either digitally printed or screen printed.

Sewn flags are made with either applique or embroidery processes. The finished applique custom flag looks a bit like a quilt, in that each element of the design is a separate piece of fabric. Ours are typically made using nylon material. We keep a wide variety of colors on hand to create beautiful designs out of fabric. Embroidery uses a variety of thread colors to create the design onto a single piece of fabric. Custom embroidered flags are beautiful in a similar way to applique but can accommodate much finer designs and have texture to each element. Both are lovely for indoor flags or parade banners where the viewer can look closely at the flag or banner. Gettysburg Flag Works offers all of these processes for making your custom flag and will be happy to offer advice on what will work best for your design and display location.

What Are The Different Types Of Prints Used To Make A Custom Flag?

Printed Flags are usually either digitally printed or screen printed. The screen print process of making flags is falling by the wayside to the more efficient, faster method of digitally printing an image onto your custom flag. It is still used for large quantities of the same design, as long as the design is fairly simple. Digital print is the newer method which creates full color designs using an inkjet printer with special inks. The printing can be done directly onto the fabric, or onto paper, and then transferred to the fabric.

How Do I Order A Custom Sewn Flag?

Gettysburg Flag Works is here to help you with the process of ordering your custom flag or banner. Sewn flags are a little bit more complicated to quote than a printed flag. To properly price the new flag, we'll need the finished size, and the artwork that will be sewn onto the flag. We will also need to know just how big the artwork will be on the flag. Embroidered flags are quoted based on the number of stitches required to recreate your artwork. Applique flags and banners are priced based on the number and sizes of the elements of the design. If you are interested in getting a custom quote, call us or use our custom flag quote form . Send your design and details, and our helpful sales staff will work up a quote for your new custom flags.