Category: Flags

History of the Pride Flag

History of the Pride Flag Discover the history of the pride flag – The original Pride Flag was designed by a man by the name of Gilbert Baker in 1978. Baker, originally from Kansas,  worked as a designer in San Francisco. Baker was an openly gay activist for gay rights. Baker was commissioned by his friend and co-activist for gay rights Harvey Milk to design an emblem that would be immediately recognizable as a symbol of gay empowerment. Baker came up with the first version of the 8 coloured rainbow flag. The very first pride flag was handmade by thirty volunteers. ... Read more

Installing a flag

How do I install a flag? How do I install a rope and toggle 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 ... Read more

Three Tips For Designing For Fabric Printing.

  How To Design For Fabric Printing. Not getting the lifespan you were hoping for out of your flag? There are a few things we can do during the design/production stage that can help the flag last longer. Help your flags last longer when designing for fabric printing. Not getting the lifespan you were hoping for out of your flag? There are a few things we can do during the design/production stage that can help the flag last longer. Here’ are  a few tips to help your flags last longer when designing for fabric printing. #1 Design or Material Changes ... Read more

Single Sided Flags Vs Double Sided Flags

What good is a Backwards Flag Anyway?  Double Sided vs Single Reverse Flags This is the question we often hear working at a flag printing company, Single reverse flags often called single sided flags are the most common flag design.This is where the design is printed correctly on one side of the flag and the ink bleeds through the material so the design appears as a mirror image on the back or reverse side. Single Reverse – Design is only done on 1 side of the flag but shows through to the other sided in a reverse image. The majority ... Read more

The Different Types Of Flags

The Different Types Of Flags A flag isn’t just a flag; it’s a proclamation of the things most important to you! Whether you proudly fly the emblem of your nation or want to promote a business or special cause, flags get attention. Do you know the different types of flags? Did you know there are many ways to fly your flag? Besides the large flags flown at government facilities, there are specific flag types that represent our national identity. National Flags – Individuals and businesses alike fly these to show pride in their country, or to signify their country of origin. ... Read more

The Tradition of Half-Masting

Flying a national flag at half-mast has become a symbol of mourning for countries across the globe. It is how we show our sympathy for loss, either in our own nation or in solidarity with others. It’s a common act with many policies that seem traditional today. However, half-masting got started in a surprising way.   History of Half-Masting In 1612 the captain the Heart’s Ease, a British ship, died while sailing to Canada. The crew members so mourned the death that they flew their flag at half-mast all the way back to London. Scholars say the space above the ... Read more

Canada 150: The History of Our Flag

With Canada’s 150th birthday upon us this year, there has never been a better time to learn more about our country and celebrate its history. In the 150 years since Confederation, Canada has grown as a country into what it is today: a place where people from all around the globe come together to enjoy freedoms and opportunities that wouldn’t be easy to come by in some other parts of the world. As a symbol of Canada, the Canadian flag is often the first image that comes to mind when we think of Canada; but do you know the history ... Read more