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  • Paul Stenning

    Member
    February 5, 2024 at 4:29 pm

    Not bought from them for a good few years, but this company were very good:

    http://www.northernflags.com

  • Robert Lambie

    Administrator
    February 5, 2024 at 9:00 pm

    I second Northern flags, as Paul has suggested. another is…

    http://www.flagmakers.co.uk

  • David Hammond

    Member
    February 6, 2024 at 11:50 am

    I’ve used Feather Flags Trade in the past for some, simple/cheap flags. I’ve used them for a few other bits and their service has always been impressive.

    http://www.featherflagstrade.co.uk

  • Hugh Potter

    Member
    February 7, 2024 at 3:11 pm

    I have used Hampshire Flag a number of times over the years, very good quality gear.
    http://www.hampshireflag.co.uk
    Feather flags I buy from Venture Banners. They are not the cheapest but better hardware and materials used than the cheaper suppliers that persuaded me to buy from them!

  • Robert Lambie

    Administrator
    February 8, 2024 at 1:55 am

    @Hugh-Potter

    Hampshire Flags, thats who I was thinking of, but could I remember their name? 🙄😃👍

    • Hugh Potter

      Member
      February 12, 2024 at 2:13 pm

      I’ve only used them 3-4 tims in 17-18 years, but there stuff is good! I put some projecting banners streched on powder coated tentioning system on a cinema in 2005, replaced them in 2018/19 ish, the hardware was still in such good nick that I had them re-powder coated and ready to sell again!

      • Robert Lambie

        Administrator
        February 14, 2024 at 4:01 am

        well, you can’t ask for a more sustainable product than that! 😉👍

  • Peter Cassidy

    Member
    February 8, 2024 at 1:52 pm

    thanks very much lads, this is a great help. 😀👍

  • Leslie Anderson

    Member
    February 14, 2024 at 10:43 pm

    I was asked to print about 8 large flags around 2 years ago, but I declined because i did not know the first thing about flags. the customer even suggested i printed them onto banner material but i didn’t think it would sit properly and would be too stiff. i later found out that my latex printer can print onto fabric but again, i dont know where to start. has anyone else printed a banner or do you just buy them from the types of places listed here?

    • David Hammond

      Member
      February 15, 2024 at 6:03 am

      The very few time I’ve been asked, I just buy them in from the above type of places.

      Not worth buying a roll of media, and then the finishing of flags is different to what we’re set up for.

  • Leslie Anderson

    Member
    February 15, 2024 at 12:42 pm

    Thanks david, that makes sense.

    sorry if this sounds dim, what do you mean by finishing. like trimming up?

    • David Hammond

      Member
      February 15, 2024 at 2:07 pm

      the finishing on flags is different to finishing a PVC banner.

      They fold and stitch the edges, and if you’re doing feather flags there’s an elastic sleeve that the pole slides through. To be done properly requires seamstress (if that’s PC these days) equipment.

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