Aurora Flags & Banners - Your Source for Custom Fabric & Sign Printing in Canada

Your Source for Custom Fabric & Sign Printing in Canada.

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Custom Printed Flags

Custom printed flags are an effective marketing tool that uses colour and movement to gain attention and visibility. Custom flags are perfect to fly alongside the Canadian and provincial flag. There are a variety of ways to print these, including digital print (acid dye digital printing on nylon), screen printing, and sublimation. At Aurora Flags and Banners, we either screen print or digitally print our flags on 200/210D nylon or knitted polyester. The material and printing method is determined by the client’s budget, the artwork, and the quantity of flags needed. We do use the sublimation printing process, but due to the lower ink penetration, the process is reserved for other fabric printing applications like custom backdrops and table covers.



Custom Printed Flags NylonKnitted Polyester

Custom To You

We offer two fabrics for custom printed flags: 200D nylon and knitted polyester.
Nylon is a premium product that offers maximum durability and better colour penetration (95% bleed through onto the back side). Knitted polyester is a more economical option, although it still offers a great print with approximately 70% bleed-through rate onto the back side.

Flag Finishing Options

Our standard finishing options include rope and toggle, grommets, or a sleeve. With nylon flags, we offer a choice of rope and toggle, grommets, or a sleeve. For knitted polyester, we only offer finishing with grommets or a sleeve. The rope and toggle and grommet flags are sewn with a reinforced header for durability.

Flag Sizing

Custom printed flags come in a variety of shapes; however, the most common size in Canada is 3’x 6′.  The 3’x 6′ size is used for flag poles that are between 20′ and 30′.

See the chart located in our FAQ section for a detailed review of typical flag sizes for typical flag poles.

What People Say

  • Aurora was fast and easy, they understood what I wanted and the turn around was quick, my Rodeo Flags look Amazing! Thanks guys!

    thumb Kat Storwick
    June 7, 2018
  • Friendly, quick service!

    thumb Teresa Sallis-Stewart
    April 28, 2022
  • I had a last minute Job Fair to attend after the 2018 Thanksgiving weekend and contacted Aurora late Thursday afternoon to see if they could help us and meet the impossible Tuesday deadline. On Friday morning, they quickly provided proofs of two retractable high quality banners and a proof of a 3'x8' vinyl banner which was exactly what we wanted and looked great! They sent it to production on Friday and by 4:30pm on Tuesday after Thanksgiving Monday, they were ready for pick-up so we could attend the 7am Wednesday morning Job Fair. Thank you Aurora and all your staff for making it happen in such a short time frame, delivering such high quality and creative professionalism!

    thumb Roshan Nelson
    October 12, 2018
  • Fast service, quick turnaround time and flexible to work with. The detail in the print job in the backdrop and the front table banner were beyond my expectation. The choice of material and consultation of the Aurora Flags team makes the process smooth and effortless.

    thumb Konn Lavery
    February 19, 2019
  • Aurora Flags, especially Khizar, were an absolute pleasure to work with. They were extremely responsive and professional when our non-profit had to get new banners. The quality of the banners is amazing, we have received so many compliments already!

    thumb ElderCare Edmonton
    August 11, 2020
  • I was very impressed by this company. All the associates of this company were very personable, professional, knowledgeable, answered all my questions with explanations and clarification.. I received quotes within a day and the printed design tablecloth was done within days - very quick service. The work done was very impressive - the printed tablecloth looks stunning!! I especially would like to thank Peter for all his knowledge and help.

    thumb Lorraine Balko
    July 4, 2019
  • Very good pricing, customer service and communication. Flexible, and helped me find a solution to ensure we had a great product that met our budget. Can not recommend Aurora Flags and Banners enough.

    thumb Ryan Hanson
    December 10, 2019
  • The Village of New Maryland has purchased several banners from Aurora over the past two years. They have a great selection of pre-made inventory and they also worked with us to design banners specifically for our municipality. I have found the staff to be very pleasant, helpful, and quick to respond to our inquiries. I have also been impressed with the durability and quality of the banners; they haven't faded and so far none have incurred any damage; even when left up in the winter months. We have had many positive comments on our various banners from both Council and residents, and along with our solar-powered LED light posts and additional beautification efforts, our main road through the Village is now alive with colour throughout the year. We will definitely continue to work with them for any future banner needs. Thank you Aurora Flags & Banners! 5 stars!!

    thumb Michelle Sawler (VONM Recreation)
    April 27, 2020

It’s not a flag. It’s a feeling.

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We offer a variety of
custom flag materials and printing processes

Custom Flag Materials

200D nylon custom printed flags are considered to be the best quality flag in the industry. The 200D nylon is perfect for indoor or outdoor use and is purchased mainly by government, towns, and cities as well as those who appreciate the extra durability this material offers. The 200D nylon is slightly heavier than the Canadian government flag standard of 70D nylon. Our nylon custom flags are finished with either grommets, rope and toggle, or a sleeve on the left hand side (right hand side for rodeo flags). The 200D nylon flag material offers superior ink penetration (or “colour fastness”) and provides a 90%-95% bleed-through onto the backside of the flag. Nylon flags are known for providing a particularly vibrant print with near-perfect colour penetration.

The knitted polyester flag material is the most common flag material worldwide. The knitted polyester offers a bit of a looser weave than nylon; thus flies better in lighter winds. The knitted polyester flag material is ideal for quick turnaround times on custom flags as it does not have as many manufacturing steps as the nylon flags. The knitted polyester is great for indoor and outdoor use and is offered with grommet or sleeve finishing on the left side (or right side for rodeo flags).

Custom Flag Printing Processes

Screen printing is a tried and tested printing process that is used in a variety of industries. Our screens and tables are used to print flags up to 6’x12′ in size. Screen printing custom flags are great for large runs whereby the client artwork has only a few colours. The screen printing process makes for the longest lasting custom flag, as the ink is physically pushed into the fabric. This allows for a greater colour saturation.

Digital print is perfect for smaller runs of custom flags, as well as flag artwork with lots of colours. Digital print is perfect for those looking for just one flag or a design which has intricacies or logos. Digital print has revolutionized the flag industry by making it possible to print anything and everything! Our nylon digitally printed flags are printed on the DuPont Artistri textile printing machine. Our knitted polyester flags are printed on our Mimaki textile printing machine.

The ink penetration when using the sublimation process is not as good as digital or screen printed flags. Therefore, we reserve this process for fabric printing applications where penetration isn’t a priority- like fabric backdrops, canopy tents and custom table cloths. Sublimation printed flags will appear “single sided” once printed and will not achieve the “single/reverse” penetration that is required when making a flag.

Details Matter.

Flags are finished with either a rope and toggle, grommets, or a sleeve. Let us know how you’re using it and we’ll recommend the best finishing method.

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Custom Printed Flags Come in All ShapesAll SizesAll Qualities

As custom flag experts, we take it upon ourselves to decipher what’s good, what’s bad, what in conformity and what is way out to lunch. When looking for a custom flag printer, it is important to know what material they are using. Material and printing processes are the key factors that affect the longevity of your custom printed flags.

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