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Buy the best quality flags.
MrFlag® best quality outdoor printed flags are among the most versatile and best value flags on the market. Manufactured by us to produce optimum flying weights from top quality materials, our knitted polyester option is a fantastic combination of fly-ability and durability. For an even more durable option, try our exclusive Rhyfelwr™ polyester.
Standard custom flags
Standard custom flags are constructed using a single layer of fabric. The design is printed onto one side of this layer and shows through clearly to the second side as a mirror image. The vast majority of business- and personal-use custom flags are made using this method, including designs incorporating text.
Double sided custom flags
Double sided custom flags are constructed using three layers of fabric. The same design is printed onto both outer layers, which are then sewn back to back, with a third blockout layer sandwiched between them. This method allows text-heavy designs to be read correctly from both sides, however double sided flags are more than twice as heavy as standard single-layer flags and therefore require a lot more wind to fly.
Blockout Interliner is a third layer of fabric sandwiched between the two printed sides of a double-sided flag. It negates the ‘show-through’ effect (where the shadow of the design from one layer is visible behind the design on the other layer). This additional layer results in a very heavy flag and is not always 100% effective in certain bright light conditions. Blockout interliner can change the visible shade of white (or other light colour) flags.
Bold vivid colours on both sides of the flag.
Our colours are bright and vivid. We start with vibrant RGB art and lay down our own 8 colour bi-directional print onto the fabric, forcing far more ink through the weave than many of our competitors.
Most flag makers in the UK and across Europe send out flags with 75-85% show-through on the reverse – while some produce as little as 50-60% after tempting you with super-low prices.
Our flags regularly test as 95% show-through; a difference which is very nearly indistinguishable to the untrained eye.
Poor show-though on flags is almost always the result of cutting corners with ink volumes or value-adding processes.
- 7 popular standard sizes.
- Available in ANY size. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your specific requirements or request a quote.
- Recommended for regular outdoor use.
- Rhyfelwr™ option for extended outdoor use.
- Our colours are bright and vibrant.
- Double stitched hem.
- Choice of 6 different fitting options.
- Best value industry-standard 110-115gsm knitted polyester.
- Exclusive extra-durable Rhyfelwr™ polyester.
- Flame-retardant and labelled as such.
- Colourfast. Our colours do not run when wet.
Made to order.
These flags are made to order and customers should allow 5-7 days for them to be manufactured and despatched. If your order is time-sensitive, please tell us at the time of ordering.
How long do MrFlag flags last?
No flag lasts for ever. This is a universal truth.
Even flags as durable and well-made as ours will succumb to high winds. The stronger and more frequent the wind, the sooner your flag will need to be replaced. This is normal wear and tear.
We regularly receive reports of our standard 110-115gsm knitted polyester flags lasting 12-18 months or longer, but this is not the norm and should not be expected. Many customers need to replace their flags every six months or so and most within a year, but in the winter – especially during sustained high winds – this can be much less.
You can increase the life of any flag by taking it down at night, avoiding flying it during periods of severe weather, and also by ensuring that the flagpole is free of rough patches and protrusions upon which the flag can catch.
MrFlag® is the only flag maker in the world operated by a Fellow of the Flag Institute. This doesn’t imply any particular endorsement of us by them (or vice versa) – though we have been a registered trade member since 1992 – it’s just a fact. MrFlag® was also the very first flag maker in the UK to sell flags online.