What Are Feather Flags?
Feather flags are the road-side advertising banners you probably see on a daily-basis. They often showcase messages like “open” or “now hiring”. Custom printed feather flags have become popular advertising tools for not only businesses, but events as well, to display custom messages, brand logos, or artwork. These flags typically resemble a feather but are also available in different shapes and sizes. Feather flag signs are made of snap-assembly aluminum or fiberglass poles, a super-knitted polyester flag, and a base to support the display.
Common Synonyms for Custom Feather Flags
After being in the advertising display industry for over a decade, we’ve heard feather flags called a variety of different terms. Some popular synonyms include: beach flags, swooper flags, flutter flags, teardrop flags or banners, flag banner signs, advertising banner flags, wind flags for advertising, blade flags, feather signs, and feather banners.
Customize Your Own Feather Flag in 6 Simple Steps
- Select a shape - Angled, Concave, Convex, or Straight.
- Pick the height - ranging from 4ft all the way up to 17ft.
- Opt for single-reverse or double sided feather flags.
- Pick the material for your flag - Outdoor Flag Polyester or Mesh Polyester
- Choose between two pole set and base options - standard/premium poles & a ground stake or cross base.
- Determine how you will design the feather flag banners artwork template - Design Online, Upload Template, or Free Design Services.
Standard Pole Sets
Custom feather banners with standard pole sets are recommended for indoor or outdoor use in low-wind areas (up to 30mph). All feather banners with standard pole sets are available in six sizes, from 4.1 feet to 17.1 feet for all shapes except for the Teardrop Flag, which can measure anywhere from 3.6 feet to 14.1 feet in height.
Standard pole sets are made from aluminum and fiberglass.
Premium Pole Sets
If you're looking for feather banners to use exclusively outdoors, or are looking for a size larger than 17.1ft, then we recommend the upgraded premium pole sets. The premium pole set is more durable and made to be used in high-wind areas. Single-reverse flags have a wind-rating of 55 mph to 63 mph and double sided feather flags can withstand winds between 36mph and 46mph. Our Premium Pole Sets are available in three sizes, ranging from 10.2ft to 17.7ft, except the Teardrop Feather Flag, which ranges from 8.4ft to 14.4ft.
All Premium Pole Sets are made from aviation-grade fiberglass.
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Standard Pole Set Specifications:
- Indoor/outdoor use
- 30 mph wind-rating
- Six sizes available: 4ft to 17ft
- Constructed from aluminum & fiberglass
Premium Pole Set Specifications:
- Outdoor use
- 63 mph wind-rating for single-sided
- 46 mph wind-rating for double sided feather flags
- Three sizes available: 10ft, 13ft, 18ft
- Constructed of aviation-grade fiberglass
We offer three different options for our customers to design their custom feather flags. These options include:
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Setting up your custom feather flags is a quick and simple task. We’ve outlined this below in five easy steps. In summary, connect the poles, slide the print onto the pole set, secure the pole tip into the reinforced end pocket, place the pole into the base, and connect the bungee cord tensioner and your feather signs setup is complete.
For more information on how to set up your feather flags, check out the video below:
Companies and organizations fly custom feather flags and banners for many applications. They are great for attracting the attention of passerby, including foot and car traffic. Feather banners can also be used to advertise grand openings, in-store specials such as sales and promotions, or just to draw passing traffic into your establishment. Popular industries that utilize feather flags include:
- Trade show booths
- Car dealerships
- Cell phone carriers
- Real estate businesses
- Bars & restaurants
- Schools & universities
- Self-serve businesses
- Events & entertainment
- Department stores
- Hospitals & pharmacies
Feather Flags for Multiple Applications
Vispronet offers the most comprehensive collection of feather signs in the industry. We offer different styles of feather flag signs that work for specific applications that are not available at other vendors. We have custom feather flags at cheap prices that can be used indoors and outdoors, at trade shows, in grass and gardens, on pavement and sidewalks, on cars, backpacks, or even hanging from a tent or modular display.
Within this collection are multiple shapes, styles, and sizes of our fully customizable feather flags, over 50 designs of pre-printed feather flags for businesses, solid color flags, car feather flags, and even a wearable advertising backpack. Each style has its own useful accessories that can be added to your order.
Our accessory offerings include over 30 base options, bags and cases, as well as a collection of base weights. Our bases range from our traditional and rotating ground stakes to cross stands and weighted base plates. Weight options for our feather flags for sale include steel plates, weight bags, plates, as well as water and sand containers.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the turnaround time for feather flags?
All our custom feather banners require our standard 3-day production time plus shipping. We offer expedited shipping and production options at checkout if you need your order by a certain deadline.
How do I set up my feather banner?
Assembly can be completed in just a few minutes by only person. The snap assembly poles fit together with the thickest-diameter pole at the bottom. The assembled pole set then inserts through the flag's pole sleeve, and the tip of the pole set gets secured into the reinforced pocket at the end of the flag. Lastly secure the loop at the bottom of the flag for the appropriate tension and mount your flag to your choice of base. A mallet or hammer may be required to insert stakes into the ground.
For detailed instructions, please view the Videos and/or Assembly Instructions tabs above.
Is the feather flag, pole set, and ground stake included in the order?
Yes, the order includes a custom printed flag, pole set, and ground stake. If you would like to upgrade your flag size, printing options, pole set, or base, select from these options when configuring your product.
Can I order hardware without the flag and vice versa?
Yes! You can order just the flag, and you can order just the hardware if that is all you need. We offer all hardware including pole kits, bases, bags, cases, as well as weights and accessories. If you would just like the custom flag banners and not the hardware, you can make that choice when you are configuring your product.
Is there a difference between feather flags and feather banners?
This is a popular question. This is a product that goes by many names including swooper flags, feather signs, and blade flags to describe the same product. All these terms can be used interchangeably.
There are some differences when you are describing some of our other popular banner flags including our teardrop, crystal, surfer, razor, dart, and moon flags. Each of these has its own popular design, specific shape and layout. For example, our teardrop flag has and often has a wider and shorter shape than typical feather flags.
What are feather banners and flags used for?
These flags are used to entice passing traffic to enter your business. They are extremely effective if the print is eye catching and if they are set up correctly. It is important to display flutter flags that will complement your business rather than detract from it. Our custom feather flags are crafted from premium materials and exhibit a professional appearance for any event, brand, or business storefront.
Will my design cover the whole feather banner or just a section?
Due to the high quality of our fabric, your design can cover the whole entire flag. This is different from almost all of our competitors, who’s feather flags feature an unsightly 2.5 inch black strip up the seam due to their cheap flag fabrics.
What is the difference between double sided and single reverse print options?
Single-reverse and double-sided options refer to the print style. Single-reverse, also referred to as single sided feather banners, involves printing on one side and bleeding the printed ink through to the other side. It creates a reverse of the image on the other side. Double-sided feather banners involve printing two separate prints and combining them with a piece of fabric in between to prevent any transparency. It costs extra for double sided printing but produces a higher quality and more visible result than single- reverse flutter flags.
For double-sided prints, can I feature different images on the front and back of the flag?
Yes, you can print different images or designs on the front and back side of the flag. When creating double-sided feather flags, we install a fabric liner that fits between the two pieces of polyester fabric to prevent your unique designs from bleeding through the flag.
Do you offer custom sizing? What standard sizing do you offer?
We only offer standard, predetermined sizes for our custom feather banners. Our standard sizing is different for each product. For our custom blade flags we offer heights of: XXsmall - 4.1’, Xsmall – 5.9’, Small - 8.2’, Medium - 10.2’, Large - 13.5’, and Xlarge - 17.1’.
Materials and Durability
What material are these feather flag banners?
Our flags are made from our outdoor flag polyester. This lightweight polyester material is built to last through outdoor conditions. This material is also great for color reproduction, meaning your design will stand out more compared to cheaper fabric from other competitors. It is suitable for single-reverse or for double sided prints.
What’s the difference between the outdoor flag polyester and the mesh polyester?
The outdoor flag polyester is for more standard feather flag use while the mesh polyester is better for harsher settings. The outdoor flag polyester is a knitted material that is easy to print on. If you are looking for a fabric that will show off your design on both sides, the outdoor flag material is the right choice. The mesh polyester is better suited for durability, such as in very windy or sandy areas. Instead of brushing up against the fabric, the wind and sand particles go through the knitted material, preventing your flag from getting ruined.
How long will these feather flags last?
Your custom feather flags should easily last over 2+ years if for proper storage and maintenance requirements are followed. Continued exposure to harsh weather elements, including prolonged bouts in the hot summer sun, can prematurely diminish the quality of your print. Additionally, our feather flags are fitted with reinforced pole pockets to add strength and durability to the tip of the flag, ensuring your flag doesn’t rip or tear when on display.
Do they have matte or glossy finishes?
Our custom feather signs have a matte finish. Matte is best for outdoor applications in bright conditions.
What is the wind-rating of the pole set hardware?
Severe winds may end up damaging or blowing away your feather flag if you do not opt for the proper hardware. Our standard pole sets are made from aluminum and fiberglass and can withstand winds up to 30mph. All premium pole sets are manufactured from aviation-grade fiberglass and can withstand winds up to 63mph. To get the most out of your flags, we recommend to always store them inside during harsh thunderstorms and inclement weather.
How do I care for my feather banners?
We recommend storing your flag indoors during extreme weather events like strong thunderstorm to avoid any permanent damage to the pole set or flag. To clean, simply spray the flag with a hose or machine wash the flag in cold water using the delicate cycle. Air dry after washing.
Parts and Accessories
Does every flag order come with a carry bag for free?
Yes! Every order comes with a free complementary carry bag for your pole sets only. If you would like a carry bag for transporting the pole set, flag, and ground stake, we recommend adding a carrying case to your order.
Can I use pole sets from another company with your flags?
We do not recommend using another company's flag pole sets with our feather banners or vice versa. Our hardware and flags are designed to work together for a premium, professional appearance. Cheap feather flags provided by other vendors can rip or tear quickly and are not designed for long term display.
How long is the ground stake?
Our ground stake is 23.6in long and is crafted from rust-resistant, stainless steel. It will keep your feather flag stable and upright and is designed for all-season display.
Can I interchange pole sets for different feather and teardrop flags?
No, each size flagpole is designed to just fit one size of flag as listed on the product pages.
What do you fill the weight bag with? And how much does it weight when full?
We offer multiple weight bags to use with our custom feather banners – all of which can be filled with either water or sand for indoor and outdoor use. All available weight options range from 26lbs to 102lbs when filled. Avoid filling the weight bags with water during freezing temperatures.
What base options are available?
We offer an array of base options that are compatible with our feather banners. Choose between a galvanized steel ground spike, a cross stand with weight bag, or both options when configuring your product above. Additional base options are available separately such as rotating ground stakes, ground screws, steel base plates, and car wheel bases. Check out all of our base options by clicking here.
What other custom products do people use with these flags?
In addition to a feather banner signs, many businesses use custom pop up tents, tablecloths, and most importantly, backdrop banners stands for further branding at trade shows. Start designing a step and repeat banner for your vendor booth.