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Feather Flags Vs. Wave Banners: Weighing Your Options

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These days, the streets in many cities or towns are lined with colorful banners advertising nearby stores or products to people driving or walking by. These eye-catching banners, which are known as wave banners or feather flags, are hard to miss, and if you’re looking to promote your business or organization, you’ll want to take advantage of the opportunity they …

Installing an Inground Flagpole

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For schools, businesses, or municipalities that want to fly an American flag and/or the flags of their state, city, and organization, an inground flagpole is a great addition to their building. However, these flagpoles need to be installed correctly. Here are some tips for installing your flagpole: Review the installation instructions to determine the size of the area needed for …

Why Custom Garden Flags Should Be Your Next Fundraiser

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If you’re tired of selling the same products year after year after year to earn money for your organization and you’re looking for a unique item to sell for your next fundraiser, try custom garden flags! Sales of these decorative custom flags are a great way to earn money, and they will also increase awareness of your organization wherever they are …

Celebrating the Fourth of July

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July 4th is one of the major holidays celebrated in the United States, commemorating the date the country became an independent nation. The United States flag is an important part of Independence Day celebrations, possibly more than any other day of the year. Let’s take a look at the history of the Fourth of July, tips on flag etiquette to …

Getting Visual: Choosing the Right Graphics for Your Custom Flags

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Custom flags are a great way to get the message out about your organization, or just to decorate your home, school, or business, with your personalized logo or seal. But when you’re planning to create a custom flag, there are a large number of considerations to take into account – focusing on the graphics included on your custom flags and …

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Using Swooper Flags To Help Your New Community Get Noticed

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You’ve probably seen them when driving down the street: colorful banners flapping in the wind advertising local businesses. Swooper flags, which are also known as wave banners or feather flags, are a great way to get the word out about your new community. Their bright colors and large text make them highly visible, ensuring that anyone passing by will know …

What Is the Right Flagpole for Your Home?

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Flying a custom flag or American flag in front of your house is a great way to demonstrate your patriotism or support for a team or organization. But if you’re looking to install a new flagpole, you might be wondering what your options are. We’ve put together this quick guide to help you make the right decision: The first choice …

Choosing a Flagpole for Your School, Business, or Municipality

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For organizations like schools, businesses, and municipalities, flying an American flag, along with flags for their state, city, or the organization itself (see the etiquette for displaying flags here), in front of their building is a great way to demonstrate patriotism and catch the eyes of people passing by. But if you’re looking to install a flagpole, what are your …

Celebrating Memorial Day

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Memorial Day is a major United States Holiday, recognizing the people who have died in service to their country. As an important symbol of our country, the United States flag plays a large part in Memorial Day celebrations. Let’s take a look at the history of Memorial Day, how the flag should be flown on this holiday, and events taking …

Custom Flag & Custom Banner Lingo

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Single Reverse – The image on the custom flag or banner is printed on the front and bleeds close to 100% through to the back of the flag.  The image on the back is the mirror image of the front of the flag. “But my flag has text, won’t it read backwards?” is a common response to this description.  Believe it …

How Long Will My Custom Flag Last?

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There is no definite answer to the question of how long a flag should last.  The life of a flag can vary depending on the weather, its location, airborne contamination, and how often it is flown. At A Stars & Stripes Flag Corporation, our flags are manufactured to give maximum service in return for reasonable care and prudent use. Remember, no …

Artwork Requirements for your Custom Flag or Banner

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Ensuring that your custom flag or custom banner turns out exactly how you want it to is our top priority.  Here are some helpful tips when sending us your artwork. We operate on Adobe Creative Cloud which means we have the most current software. We accept the following file types: Illustrator CC, CS6 or below Photoshop CC, CS6 or below …

Common Questions About United States Flag Etiquette

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The United States flag, commonly called the Stars and Stripes, is a symbol of the country, and it should be treated with proper respect, since it symbolizes everyone in the country without making any political distinctions or judgments. But while some of the etiquette around the flag is well-known, such as never letting it touch the ground or never displaying …

When Should the US Flag Be Flown?

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If you own a US Flag, you might wonder when it is appropriate to fly it. While it may be displayed every day, it is particularly appropriate to display it on the days listed below: New Year’s Day – January 1 Martin Luther King Day – Third Monday in January Inauguration Day – January 20 Lincoln’s Birthday – February 12 …