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Tag Archives: custom feather flags

  • Dye Sublimation Print for Feather Flags

    Dye Sublimation Print onto FabricWe often get asked by our customers why using a dye sublimation process to print our fabrics and feather flags makes a difference to both the quality and show through of the print. So we've written a quick guide on the sublimation process...

    ...The dye sublimation process is different from traditional printing or some direct to fabric printing as it requires a two stage process.

    1. The design or logo is firstly printed onto specialist paper or film

    2. This paper or film is then used to sublimate the design onto the fabric by using heat. The heat transforms the inks into a gaseous state which then allows them to be activated and fixed onto the fabric. This ensures that the fabrics can be washed as the dye has been absorbed by the fabric rather than being transferred to the top layer of the fabric.

    This technology has been around since the 1950s, but it's only been in recent years with the advent of more sophisticated printing machines and colour management systems that dye sublimation has been able to give the high quality printing results that are available today. For the best results it is recommended that knitted or woven polyester is used, as as dye sublimation works well on fabrics with a high polyester content and for the highest quality prints 100% polyester fabric is used.

    At Northern Flags we continually review our processes, inks, fabrics and colour management systems to ensure that we get the best possible image reproduction and pantone match on all the flags that we print. In addition, the dye sublimation process we use ensures that the images are vibrant and there is exceptional show through on our printed flags, giving a high quality mirror image of the design on the reverse of the flags.

    Northern Flags


  • 3 Tips for Branding Your Event

    event branding at Brighton MarathonWhen it comes to event branding, whether it's a marathon, a roadshow or a fun run, there are lots of great ways to promote your brand and that of your sponsors. If you want to make a big impact you need to remind the people running or taking part in the event who is giving them the experience and do it at every opportunity. If you watch the Olympic Games, or any other big sporting events you will be in no doubt who is running or sponsoring it, with everything from banners to flags and even the uniforms worn by stewards will all be branded.

    So here are 3 tips to help you brand your next event...


    1. Your Message
    What is the overall message of your event? You need to make sure that whether you want to create a feeling good feeling about your brand or want to communicate a key message about your company that it's incorporated into everything that you do, from printed material through to banners, clothing and the announcements over the PA system. Continue Reading

  • 5 Problems with Feather Flags and How You Can Fix Them

    So you've decided you want to use feather flags to promote your business, event or brand, you go onto Google and search custom feather flags or  You find a great deal and look forward to the arrival of your feather flags, but when you open your delivery it's not quite what you were expecting...

    1. The print quality on the feather flag isn't great and the colours aren't very vibrant
    2. The frame looks flimsy and doesn't look as if it's going to last very long
    3. The show through on the reverse isn't great and isn't quite the mirror image you were promised
    4. When the flag is on the frame, the flag sleeve is very tight and looks twisted
    5. The base supplied is flimsy and doesn't look as if it will last very long

    So how do you overcome these problems..?

    You find a custom feather flag supplier who knows and understands flags, printing and uses the best quality frames. We've been in the flag business for over 20 years and have worked hard to make sure that we supply the best quality feather flags and frames to our clients. We can help you overcome these types of problems by...

    1. Providing the best quality print with strong and vibrant colours so that your flag looks eye catching
    2. Supplying you with Aventos frames, the most robust frames available giving you the durability you need whatever the weather
    3. Ensuring a fantastic show through so that you get a great mirror image of your design on the reverse
    4. Making sure there is an excellent finish on the flag so that the sleeve fits snugly around the frame, but isn't so tight that it becomes twisted
    5. Giving you a great option of bases, from sturdy ground spikes through to robust water or sand filled ones so that you can choose the base that best suits your needs.


    Just get in touch if you want great quality feather flags that not only look great but are long lasting and durable.

    By Joanne Morley