One of the most important questions we are asked by our customers is “How do I create a custom flag?” Here are a few helpful hints to get you started.
What is a Flag Used For?
Flags are used by a ton of different organizations for different purposes
-What Materials Do You Use?
Our Standard flags are printed on either 115grm polyester and finished with grommets (most popular)
OR 200D nylon and finished with a rope and toggle (For formal and government applications)
-Should I Make my Flag Double Sided?
Our most popular flag finishing is single reverse.
How Do I Create Artwork?
We ask for artwork to be submitted at 1:12 vector scale art. If using a photograph we ask for a minimum of 150DPI at 100% size.
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Stuck? We offer graphic design services.
How Big Should I Make my Flag?
Industry standard flag sizing in Canada is 2:1.
The most popular default flag size is 3’x6′
3’x5′ flags are popular in the United States and you will still see this size quite often for Rodeo Flags or waving on a parade pole at a sporting event. Learn More
Do you print on my fabric?
We offer tons of fabric options to choose from but due to our machines, we do not currently print on client supplied fabrics
How Wide Can You Print?
We offer ultra large format printing, Some products can go up to 16′ wide without a seam.
Are you Flags Digital or Screen Printed.
By default our flags are digitally printed but on large runs (over 25 flags) with three colours or less we can offer screen printing.
Here are a few tips for designing for fabric printing.
Can You Print Any Design?
Almost. We are not able to reproduce copyrighted artwork, for example unlicensed band merchandise or cartoon characters.
How Fast Can you Print?
Most fabric options and large signage projects can be finished two weeks from proof approval. Vinyl products and small signage can be finished typically in a week. In a bind? Contact us directly at 780.450.4173 and we will do our very best to come up with a solution.
I’m a sign shop do you offer wholesale?
You bet! Learn more about Aurora’s Print Partner Program
How Do I Order?
-Choose a product or chat with one of our representatives who can help match you with a product. If your product is a rush or you have a special event coming up please let us know!
-Design your artwork as per your products template. Need help setting it up? NO PROBLEM! there are no setup charges for placing your artwork on our templates as long as it follows our
If your artwork is not in vector or you need additional design work done we will include a free art consultation in your quotation.
You are provided a free no obligation quote on your product.
We require a 50% down payment on all custom work. We accept Visa, Mastercard, debit, and cash in store or Visa and Mastercard via our online payment gateway.
You are provided a final proof with one free revision for your project. Once the proof is approved we move your project into the production queue.
Receive your custom product.
Not in Edmonton? No problem!
We offer shipping solutions across Canada!
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How do I install a flag?
- Run the halyard, or rope, through the pulley at the top of the flagpole and the cleat at the bottom.
- Attach snaps (found in most hardware stores) to the halyard. Loop part of the rope, passing it through the bottom hole of the snap, putting the loop over the top of the snap and then pulling the rope tight. Place two snaps on the halyard to hold both the top and bottom corners of the flag.
- Tie the two ends of the halyard securely so that the rope forms a continuous loop. There is no special knot to tie; just make sure it is tight and not so large that it is prominent against the side of any attached flag. The knot should be located in between the two attached snaps.
- Clip the top snap just underneath the toggle in your flag. Tie off the bottom flag rope to your bottom snap. Using a rope and toggle system is traditional in Canada. The extra rope in the spine adds strengh and durability to nylon flags.
- Raise the flag up the pole to be sure the halyard is working smoothly. The flag itself should be raised briskly.
What kind of flagpoles do you offer?
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