Flags,Accesories,Banners,Design,Protocol & Advice
The main measurement of a flag is along the top, and is traditionally twice the depth. This 2:1 ratio matches the Australian Flag. However, other ratios can be more appropriate for some designs, and flags of virtually any shape or size can be manufactured - including vertical flags which are becoming more popular.
The 2yd or 1.8m x 0.9 m is by far the most popular size, and is often the most appropriate. However, consideration must be given to where a flag will be flown, as it must appear in proportion to the flagpole, building, or other flags flying in close proximity to it.
Size Imperial Metric Common Uses
2 Foot 2x1ft 600x300mm Boating
1 Yard 3x1.5ft 900x450mm Boating / Tourist
1.5 Yard 4'6"x2'3"ft 1350x675mm Boating / Tourist / Club
2 Yard 6x3ft 1800x900mm Standard Outdoor / Club / Goverment
2.5 Yard 6x3ft 2250x1125mm Promotions / Goverment
3 Yard 9x4.5ft 2760x1380mm Corporate HQ /Promotions / Goverment
4 Yard 12x6ft 3600x1800mm Corporate HQ /Promotions / Goverment
While we regularly make much larger flags, these are the standard sizes with the standard 2yd shown
The most effective flag and banner designs are often very simple. Designs need to be bold and uncluttered to be easily identified when viewed from a distance, and because of the movement caused by the wind.
Designs using solid colours are preferred for the best results at economical prices. Shading effects and photographic reproductions my enhance a design, but can be costly for smaller quantities. Our flags and banners have the image appearing on both sides - correctly on one side, and in mirror reverse on the other. This is the internationally accepted standard.
To have a positive image appear on both sides would require two layers to be sewn back to back. This results in a heavy, expensive flag, with the images often becoming unreadable when viewed against the light.