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Signs Now Plymouth provides Flags to Minneapolis, St. Paul, and surrounding areas.

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Keep your messaging and graphics short and breezy with custom flags.

A close relative to the banner, custom flags have been used for centuries to denote allegiance to nations, teams, causes, companies, and more. And while they're perforemed this job dutifully, they also make great additions to your wayfinding, advertising and roadside signage strategy.

Outdoors, feather flags call attention to your business or organization because they're often in motion. It's why they're often called feather banners, feather flag banners, and banner flags (though most of these terms are interchangeable).

At Signs Now Plymouth, we can custom-design feather flags to your specifications, whether you plan on using a succession of them to lead people to your storefront, or just want to announce a limited-time offer. So, continue scrolling to learn more about how flags can fit your unique needs and what attributes to consider when ordering them.

What does a feather flag consist of?

We'll start with the flag itself. While we can make a feather flag banner out of any material you'd like, we recommend polyester, as it's resistant to inclement weather and UV rays.

Another crucial part to consider is the base. Feather flags can have square bases, cross bases, cross bases with added weight, and ground stakes. Square bases are the best on flat, smooth surfaces, making them an ideal choice for indoor environments. Need stability outdoors? Stakes are the way to go, assuming you have somewhat porous terrain to work with.

Cross bases are better suited to indoor environments, though they can be placed almost anywhere if they're weighted. If you plan on experimenting with different locations, or transporting your flags regularly, a cross base is likely your best option.

Last but not least, the flagpole determines the rigidity of your flag's material. Aluminum is a great example of a sturdy, yet lightweight metal that facilitates quick setup and teardown.

What are the most common sizes?

Note that the following sizes do not include the height of the base, as per industry standards.

  • 9 ft. x 1ft.
  • 10.5 ft. x 1 ft.
  • 14 ft. x 1 ft.
  • 18 ft. x 1 ft.

Some popular events and businesses that call for feather flags include:

  • City-wide festivals
  • Concerts
  • Dealerships
  • Grand openings
  • Job fairs
  • Open houses
  • Sporting events
  • Retail stores
  • Sales
  • Universities

How long do feather flags last?

As with anything else that braves the elements of the outside world, it's difficult to predict the longevity of your feather flags. Your principle concerns as a flag owner will be the wind, sun, and negligence. Though it may not seem like it, feather flags need to be properly maintained.

Avoid rain, snow, or heavy moisture. Wet polyester becomes much heavier, putting strain on stitching and the fabric's weave. This could potentially cause tearing or loose threads to come undone.

Assuming you wash your feather flags regularly and take care to air-dry the material (rather than tumble-dry), you can expect your flags to last two years or more.

What about plain, regular flags?

We're glad you asked. At Signs Now Plymouth, we can help design an elegant, rectangular flag to represent your association, municipality, club, or corporate heaquarters. Our graphic design team knows the ins and outs of translating ideas into visual representations.

We also offer golf flags, school flags, and flag banners.

Ready to begin benefiting from our feather flags? See Signs Now Plymouth!

Whether it’s a simple, one-time graphic or an entire project’s worth of signage and displays, count on Signs Now Plymouth. We “bring to the table” not only creative ideas but also experience on how to get your job done on target, on time and on budget. That includes it all — from measurement and design to expert installation. Of course, it all begins with a free consultation. Let’s sit down soon to discuss your needs and review our solutions.

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Call Signs Now Plymouth at (763) 746-0020 for more information.

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