Eco friendly and standard flag fabrics
Woven polyester base 'stock' fabric (SEWN FLAGS)
There is a limited choice of stock flag base fabric colours available in the manufacture of sewn flags. We source our MOD spec (Ministry of Defence specification) woven polyester in the UK and it is amongst the most durable and vibrant of woven flag fabrics available on the world market. The weight of this fabric is 155gsm.
We DO NOT source these fabrics from overseas, so you can be sure that these fabrics are colour run resistant and fit for purpose.
The appearance and texture of the woven polyester is not dissimilar to linen - the range of blues below give a good representation of the texture of the fabric.
Making your own flag?
We also exclusively have a limited quantity of British Rail red (which is more of a dark peachy salmon red), pale grey, muddy chocolate brown and sherbet pink available.
Please note that the Y02 'cream' listed on the chart above is what we prefer to call 'buttermilk' as it is actually more yellow than the off white cream linen we use - see below. Pale sage green and buttermilk colours are no longer produced so we therefore don't sell them by the metre, but they are of course available to use in the custom flags we make for our Clients.
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Linen substitute for the MOD spec woven polyester
More and more we're being asked to make flags using natural fibres - whether from an ecological or aesthetic standpoint and we use a strong woven linen as a substitute for the MOD spec woven polyester. Linen has a fantastic drape and is perfect for adding detail or being used as a ground / back ground / base for a display flag or banner (internal use only recommended). We frequently use an ivory cream linen (see below) for vintage style flags which require an alternative to the bright optic white MOD spec woven polyester.
There are many colours to choose from, from creams through to darkest reds, blues, greens and greys. We're happy to supply samples of these and all fabrics before you decide on the format of your flag.
Knit polyester fabric (PRINTED FLAGS)
There are lots of varying quality of printed flags and fabrics available. We source our MOD spec (Ministry of Defence specification) fabric in the UK and ONLY print to quality knit polyester NOT economy (cheap) sheet nylon or thin short-life polyester. The fabric we use in all our printed flags is eco friendly and Oeko-Tex certified.
We print your design to sublimation paper and then transfer the image at very high temperatures to fabric through a series of rollers on a calender press.
Printed flags are usually single layer, print through with mirror image on the reverse and the show through on the back of the flag is usually at around 95% of the front of the flag, If you require your flag to have two 'left to right' facing images or text, then we offer a bagging service, which involves printing two flags and sewing them back to back with a lightweight polycotton 'jam' layer between - for this we offer a 20% discount on the combined cost of the two flags.
The weight of this fabric is 117gsm.