People love to have their belongings personalized, and flags are no different. Custom flags are a great way to advertise your business, cheer on your sports team, or honor a loved one. Custom-made flags can be the perfect gift for friends and family, especially those who feel close to their ancestry with a family crest or coat of arms. These flags also make great souvenirs and decorations for the inside and outside of your home.
If the idea of creating an entirely new flag from scratch sounds overwhelming, then rest easy knowing that we take care of production to make the process as simple as possible for you. We offer the option of designing your flag using our built-in editor or working with our custom flags team to help bring your vision to life. Read on to learn how the flag-designing process works and what we do behind the scenes to turn your idea into a finished flag.
How Do I Make a Custom Flag?
If you’re interested in designing a custom flag, we recommend that you watch our video tutorials on how to use our custom flag maker. To start working in the customizer, choose which flag type you plan to use from our products list. Select your desired size and style, and then click ‘Customize.’ If you want help designing your flag, choose ‘Request Assistance,’ which will bring you to a contact form.
You can request a quote directly on our website through this form, ask a question through our Contact Us page, or call our Custom Department at 800-858-8776. The Custom Department is here to answer any questions and help you design a custom flag that is perfect for you. Once you request a quote, you will hear back in 24-48 hours, and an email will be sent to you with a proof (or mock-up) of your custom flag. After reviewing, approving, and giving payment information, your flag can be sent to production. From this point, it usually takes 10-14 business days for your flag to be produced, though it may take longer, depending on the circumstances.
How Are Custom Flags Produced?
Most flag designs will go through a process called digital printing. Digital printing is excellent for color matching and intricate designs, such as a photo. (We’ve found that many people like to design flags with pictures of their pets.) The digital printing process uses a machine similar to a computer printer in your office, but they are larger, more precise, and faster. The design prints directly to the flag material, usually nylon, with powdered toner or liquid ink.
After your flag is printed, it is inspected for quality assurance. We look at the image, the construction, the colors, and the stitching. Every detail matters. Once it passes the test, we package and ship it from our warehouse to your doorstep.