Choosing a Custom Flag to Represent your University

Laurie Olsen Uncategorized

University FlagAs the new school year begins, colleges and universities may be looking to fly flags that bear their logo or seal around campus. Making these flags available for purchase by students and alumni is also a great way to promote school spirit. But what are the best options for custom university flags?

One-Sided vs. Two-Sided

For flags that will be flown from a flagpole, we recommend a single-sided flag that is printed with full penetration, allowing the image printed on one side of the flag to be visible in reverse on the other side of the flag.

If it is essential for the image and text in your school’s logo to be visible from both sides, a two-sided flag can be created. These flags consist of two separate one-sided flags that are sewn together, with a liner in between to ensure that the image printed on them is readable.

While the image printed on a two-sided flag will be fully visible from both sides, the additional material is not only more expensive, but it also makes the flag heavier. For these reasons, we recommend the single-sided option, which will fly more effectively in a lighter breeze, and thus be more visible.


Depending on the height of the flagpole(s) the flags will be flown from, the size of the flag can vary. We offer custom flags in sizes ranging from 12” × 18” to 10’ × 15’, and we can help you determine which size flag will be most effective for your needs.

For flags which will be displayed indoors, 3’ x 5’ is the most common size for display in the home. For flags displayed in a university’s lobby or auditorium, flags are usually either 3’ x 5’ or 4’ x 6’, depending on the height of the flagpole.


While there are a variety of printing processes available for our custom flags, including silk screening and applique, we recommend using a digital printing process, which allows for printing detailed images in a large number of colors, with results that will last the longest.

Do you have any questions about creating custom flags for your college or university? Please contact us, or if you want to get an idea of the cost of printing your flags, you can request a quote. We look forward to helping you create the best possible flags for your school!

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