Category: General

Sublimation Printing

Sublimation printing is a process that allows an image to be perfectly printed on fabric without losing any resolution from the original digital image. It is done through pressing sublimation solid ink with intense heat that turns the solid ink into gas, without going through the in-between liquid state (sublimation is the transfer from solid into gas). This high heat and pressure transformation allows for the ink to get in between the fabric pores and become a part of the fabric itself. Once the heat and pressure is released, the ink becomes solid again, forming a perfectly resolute image that ... Read more

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

Pride Canada Schedule 2019

Celebrate PRIDE in 2019 with Aurora Flags and Banners. Here is a small  list of events happening in 2019. Want to add an event? Let us know.  Some events are yet not listed as the dates are TBD. British Columbia Whistler Pride: January 20th -27th Quesnel Pride: June 15th Nanaimo Pride Week: June 4th – 9th Victoria Pride: July 7th Surrey Pride: June 29th Out in White Rock  July 16th Fraser Valley Pride  (Abbotsford): July 17th -19th Vancouver Pride August 2nd – 4th BOLDfest Vancouver October 10th to 13th Kelowna Pride  June 15th-22nd New West Pride (New Westminster): August 10th-17th Alberta Jasper Pride: April 25th-28th Edmonton Pride Festival:  June 7th – ... 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

Looking for a Band Backdrop?

Now Printing Band Banners in Edmonton. We offer two affordable options for your next big gig. MATERIALS Band Banner Printing on Fabric *RECOMMENDED* Your second band banner option is 300D Polyester. Poplin is similar to a cotton material. It is durable indoors, non-reflective and you are able to fold it to store it. Poplin is easily washable but like any fabric it may stain over time and is not advised for heavy use outdoors. It’s luxury look is sure to make your banner stand out from the crowd. Mesh Fabric and heavy duty blockout material is available by special request, ... Read more

What’s Difference between Nylon and Knitted Polyester Flags?

What’s Difference between Nylon and Knitted Polyester Flags? When creating a custom flag you are often asked to choose your fabric. At Aurora, we offer two options, nylon and knitted polyester (Sometimes called polyknit, duraknit and others) both are very similar in appearance. But there are a few key differences. Nylon Nylon is strong, lightweight, weather resistant and fast drying. Nylons appearance is more opaque due the tighter weave of the threads in the material- this creates a more vibrant print. The Government of Canada specifies 70D nylon as the official material that all of their Canadian flags must be ... Read more

Flying and Displaying Flags in Schools FLYING AND DISPLAYING FLAGS IN SCHOOLS Code: GNDB.AR Topic: Flying and Displaying Flags in Schools Issue Date: 22/03/2000 Effective Date: 15/03/2000 Review Year: 2005 REGULATION FLAGS IN SCHOOLS All schools shall: fly the National Flag of Canada during the entire school year including public holidays; An exception may be made in the event of severe weather conditions which might damage the flag itself. display the flag of Alberta at the school. FLYING AND DISPLAYING A FLAG The National Flag of Canada should be displayed only in a manner befitting the national emblem; it should not be subjected to indignity ... Read more