What you need to know: feather flags

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Feather flags have long been an incredibly popular product by XG Group. These are a quick and easy branding solution for events and exhibitions, taking moments to assemble and create an impact on your displays. Available in an array of styles and sizes whilst being completely customisable to your brand, we’ve seen first-hand how feather flags can lift your outdoor space.

In our experience, there are a few questions that spring to mind when looking to purchase a feather flag. Here are some of the most commons FAQs around this popular product.

How much use can I really get out of a flag?

The lifespan of your feather flag depends on the material, storage, but most of all – usability! The environment and frequency you use your feather flag will largely determine its durability. For example, if you stored your feather flag in its travel bag and brought it out for events, you can get years of wear out of it. You can also replace the flag and pole, so if you want a refresh or new branding you save yourself the spend on a whole new flag.

If you wanted to leave your flags outside as a permanent fixture, you’d expect to see wear after between 3-9 months depending on the season.

The lifespan of your feather flag is also extended by using our GRP (glass reinforced plastic) poles. This high-quality alternative to aluminium poles are incredibly strong and attach to a specially engineered rotating spindle on the base of your flag, meaning it can rotate freely with minimal wear to the fitting. GRP also folds down safely and can be stored with your flag, ready for your next event or exhibition.

Should I get single of double-sided?

We normally recommend a single-sided feather flag. This cost-effective solution uses a single skin of fabric, making it lightweight and easier to flutter in outdoor use. Single-sided doesn’t mean one side is left blank, though! The fabric is transparent, so you will get a mirrored version of your design on the other side which aids the visual pickup of your logo or branding.

Double-sided flags are a thicker option, using three layers of fabric instead of one. This uses 2 skins of fabric with your design on, and one blocking liner so your designs stay unfiltered on either side. This naturally adds weight to the flag which does mean its performance is reduced in outdoor conditions, so we recommend these for indoor use where it will hold its shape well.

What size should I get?

We offer an extensive range of different sizes and shapes for your feather flag. The key thing to consider is your location for the flag – what distance you want your flag to be seen from, your company budget, what will be located around your flag for it to stand out and the venue you will be showcasing at are all factors to consider when choosing the height of your flag.

Different shapes can also cater to different heights. If you choose one of our concave, convex, angled or straight flags, these can be as tall as 5800mm. Our teardrop flags, popular for sporting events, come in slightly shorter at a height of 5740mm maximum. Or the smallest option, the traditional sail flag, can reach up to 5160mm. For all the size and shape options, visit our feather flag product page.

What base should I use?

We offer an extensive range of different sizes and shapes for your feather flag. The key thing to consider is your location for the flag – what distance you want your flag to be seen from, your company budget, what will be located around your flag for it to stand out and the venue you will be showcasing at are all factors to consider when choosing the height of your flag.

Different shapes can also cater to different heights. If you choose one of our concave, convex, angled or straight flags, these can be as tall as 5800mm. Our teardrop flags, popular for sporting events, come in slightly shorter at a height of 5740mm maximum. Or the smallest option, the traditional sail flag, can reach up to 5160mm. For all the size and shape options, visit our feather flag product page.

Get in touch

There’s no time like the present to start planning your new branded products like feather flags. If you have any questions regarding feather flags, our customer service experts are happy to help. Get in touch on 01280 707 180 or email us at sales@xg-group.co.uk

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