Flagmakers fabric banners are perfect for hanging from a ceiling, against a wall or freestanding with one of our numerous quality display systems.
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We deliver NZ wide.
Flagmakers print and deliver flags and banners to anywhere in New Zealand including: Christchurch, Dunedin, Nelson, Timaru, New Plymouth, Napier, Hastings, Hamilton, Tauranga, Rotorua, Taupo.
The product is only recommended for use as described in the ‘Uses’ section. It is not recommended for use outside these recommendations.
Flagmakers Ltd shall not be liable for any actions or consequences, legal or otherwise, arising from the use of the images or words. Images and words may have copyright or trademark protection and it is the client’s responsibility to determine the rights to use the images or words.
It is the owner’s responsibility to care for the product, i.e. keep it clean, occasionally lubricate spigots, keep dirt and grime out of moving parts.
The life of the product will be determined largely on where and how it is used. It is important to note that just one storm can damage a flag and or pole components.
Expected flag Life:
Flags and banners are made from fabric and therefore are subject to wear and tear. Although Flagmakers’ products are made from the highest quality fabrics available and use colour fast dyes, they are subject to often harsh UV, rain and wind conditions. Therefore a flag flying continuously is expected to show colour fade and some edge wearing after about 2 months under ‘normal’ weather conditions, i.e. no high winds, storms etc. The typical flag life will be between 3 to 6 months, if flying continuously, before requiring replacement.
Expected Hardware Life:
Hardware components are made from fibreglass, metal or plastic. The expected life of these components is approximately 2 years under ‘normal’ conditions of use. Normal conditions of use exclude excessive stress due to high wind loadings and continuous exposure to rain, sunlight and UV. All components will colour fade when exposed to UV and moisture, salt etc.
Flagmakers offers a range of construction methods, and will advise on the best method or combination of methods to suit your requirements.
For quantities of 10 or more, Dye Screen Printing is often the most economical and effective method of construction.
The flag fabric is screen printed with dyes, which are then heat activated, and completely penetrate the fabric fibres in a process called “dye sublimation”. The colour range is very comprehensive (refer to colour data sheet), and the results are excellent. Colour penetration ensures flags look equally as bright on both sides, with good definition and a crisp, bright appearance. The image on the back of the flag appears in ‘mirror’ reverse.
As with all screen-printing processes, initial preparation costs are relatively high as individual screens and colour separations are required for each colour. Once the preparatory work is completed however, the printing process itself is comparatively rapid, and for this reason, dye screen printed flag prices become more attractive as quantities increase. Conversely, prices increase as the numbers of colours per flag increases (excluding white).
Flagmakers prices for initial orders of screen printed flags include all preparatory costs (assuming good quality initial art is supplied), and reduced "repeat prices" can often be applied to subsequent orders
Using photographic images with dye screen printing.
The appeal of flags and banners is due primarily to their colour and movement. Most designs are bright and bold, and utilise "solid" (or "spot") colours, including virtually all national flags, and most corporate flags and banners. Dye screen printing is ideal for reproducing these designs as dye colours are mixed to match as closely as possible the particular colours or shades required.
Flags and banners with particularly complex designs, or those incorporating photographic images (or shading and colour gradients) can also be successfully dye screen printed. Special film-work to enable the dyes to be printed in "dot" or "screen" form (rather than as solid colours) will be required however, and this will add to the cost of the initial job.
Because the dyes are required to penetrate (or "bleed") right through the fabric to create an image on the front and reverse sides, they will also bleed slightly sideways. For this reason, the "dots" required to reproduce the image need to be relatively large and widely spaced to ensure they do not join together during printing. As a result, a low or coarse resolution screen of around 20 - dip is necessary, producing an image with a relatively "grainy" appearance when viewed closely, and being hand printed, minor variations may exist between each flag or banner.
Where colours and tones are to be produced by a mixture of coloured dots (e.g. using "CMYK" or "process" colours), precise colour matching (to PMS colours for example) may not always be achievable. This is especially true for large monotone areas, and to achieve a better result additional special "solid colours" may have to be printed. Stand back however, and the final result will be fantastic!
Please ask to see our separate "Process Colour" datasheet, and ensure any critical areas of your design are discussed with us prior to production.
Because dyes are required to penetrate (or ‘bleed’) right through the fabric to create a bold image on both sides (a ‘mirror’ image appears on the reverse), they will also bleed slightly sideways. As a result, lines less than 3mm wide may close up and very small text or fine detail can be lost. If this is important, fine detail should be avoided, ‘fattened’ or enlarged. Please check.
When fine detail is essential our digital printing process may be more suitable - see below.
This traditional method of construction involves the use of pre-dyed fabrics being appliqued (sewn) together to form the flag design.
This method calls for skilled machinists who craft the flag from a comprehensive range of standard fabric colours, resulting in a durable and attractive product.
Sewn flags are usually heavier than printed flags due to multiple layers of fabric often being used to form the design. The image on the back of the flag appears in ‘mirror’ reverse.
Fully sewn flags are the choice of flag traditionalists - you can see the work and skill that goes into the construction of the flag.
The fully sewn manufacturing method also allows us to make large flags that other methods don’t accommodate - up to 15m long.
For flags and fabric banners requiring colour photographic images, very detailed line art and other complex graphics, 'dye sublimation' or direct to fabric digital printing is an impressive option. It enables the reproduction of high-resolution artwork and is economical for small runs.
It is ideally suited to producing banners, especially for indoor use where high quality fabric signage is unbeatable.
Flagmakers Polyknit, Polybunting or Ice Satin fabrics can be used, and these are printed in Single Sided, Colour-through and Double Sided print qualities., depending on the product.
Flagmakers dye sublimation digitally printed flags and banners are made on expensive, highly sophisticated and up to date equipment, operated by skilled technicians. The results have won several printing awards for quality, and are among the best available anywhere in the world.
Despite its sophistication,digital printing is not without its limitations however, and it is important to understand and acknowledge these. Please refer to the following and feel free to discuss any details further with Flagmakers.
All colours and tones are produced by a mixture of four dye colours (or sometimes 6), printed in small dots. These four "process" colours are cyan, magenta, yellow and black, or "CMYK" (our products are actually printed with both standard and light shades of CMYK to provide superior results). However, precise colour matching (to PMS colours for example) is not always possible.
Computer software and hardware tends to interpret colour information differently, and shades will vary slightly when viewed on different monitors or when printed by different printers etc. They may also differ when digitally printed onto fabric or other substrates, as this creates more variables. Printing onto different types of fabric may also provide slightly different results.
When colour files are supplied in CMYK format we must use them ‘as is’. We cannot adjust colour levels during the printing process (to counter individual colour variances, for example) as any adjustment will effect the total image.
Tests show that our digitally printed flags and banners perform well when used for exterior use, but like all coloured fabrics, some fading will be inevitable, and some colours/shades will fade more rapidly than others. This can ultimately result in colours becoming less intense, and/or an alteration in the shades. Consequently, as this process can produce literally hundreds of thousands of different shades, colour fastness cannot be accurately predicted.
Award winning print quality - Flagmakers digital and dye screen printing has won many Pride in Print Awards for its quality.
Flagmakers 100% polyester fabric banners will not tear or crease permanently like other banner materials and is water resistant, washable, light weight and compact. Perfect for storage or transportation, and any creases can simply be ironed away.
Fabric banners can be made any size or shape. We also offer an extensive range of high quality and innovative display products to ensure your banners are displayed to their full advantage in all situations
Flagmakers can offer numerious specialist banner fabrics which are the best available internationally.
We usually adopt the most appropriate method of manufacture for each job . The fabrics we use are both made from polyester, a strong synthetic fibre renowned for its superior resistance to the effects of ultra violet light - the bane of most man-made fibres.
Polyester is non- absorbent, avoiding the problem of rain soaked flags either hanging limply, or literally sticking to flagpoles or themselves.
A knitted fabric manufactured from continuous filament yarn, designed specifically for flags (and banners), used for Dye Screen Printed and Digitally Printed flags, and for designs appliqued to fully sewn flags (the base fabric for fully sewn flags is Polybunting). Polyknit is a relatively light fabric and will "fly" readily in light breezes. Print quality on Polyknit is crisp and colourful, and is enhanced by the fabric's high surface sheen.
Polyknit flags are perfect for interior displays, and look and fly well on exterior flagpoles. Polyknit is also most suitable for Streetflags, when used in conjunction with Flagmakers ‘hemless’ finishing of their outer edges.
Developments in construction have significantly increased the durability of Flagmakers Polyknit fabric, but in very windy conditions the Polybunting option should be considered.
Flagmakers Polybunting is a coarser, woven material, manufactured by a specialist mill to a demanding international military specification. Polybunting is made from a short staple yarn (similar to shoe lace yarn) and is used for Dye Screen Printed, Fully Sewn (appliqued) and some Digitally Printed flags, and is recommended for very windy conditions, or continuous use where durability is paramount.
The quality of a Flagmakers flag goes well beyond the printed image.
The choice of the best materials, specialised hardware and superior finishing techniques ensures a product of world class quality as recognised by experts. Flagmakers have several well established methods for finishing flags, depending on their intended use. We will be happy to recommend the best finishing or mounting options for your specific requirements.
Flagmakers Exclusive Swivel Clip
Only Flagmakers flags are fitted with our exclusive SwivelClips, at no extra charge. These clips greatly reduce the problem of twisting flagpole halyards (rope) and flag “rolling” when hoisting. They enable instant attachment and detachment from your flagpole. We also supply a free set of Sister Clips with each flag to ensure compatibility with your flagpole.
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