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All you need to know about Flags

We wanted to share with all the things you need to know about flags because of local events last week. If you had a chance to walk through the Ag in Motion show last week you certainly would have noticed all the flags flying in the exhibitor booths.  Flags are a great way to stand out and grab attention in a crowd.  They undulate and snap in the wind commanding attention versus attaching a sedate banner to a wall.

So, what are all the things you need to know about flags?  Team mobo is happy to share these tips with you;

  • Flags are digitally printed so matching your Pantone colors is not an issue
  • As they are flown at height to be seen from afar the most effective designs are simple and bold
  • Try to choose darker colors so that it is more resistant to fading
  • White works great as it does not look faded but it can start to look dirty with dust
  • Nylite is the recommended fabric as it is strong enough to last but light enough to fly
  • Flags should be taken down each night
  • If they get slightly frayed or worn, repair it and save the cost of buying a new flag
  • Never store a wet flag – make sure to lay it out to dry first
  • The length of a flag should be at least 1/4 of the flagpole height

In so far as flag etiquette is concerned…

  • No flag should be flown higher than a National flag
  • If two flags are being flown together the National flag should be on the left as seen by the spectators
  • If three flags are being flown then the National flag goes in the middle
  • In Canada, the flags are placed in order of their entry date into Confederation.  From left to right as seen by the spectators, the order is:  National, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Manitoba, British Columbia, Price Edward Island, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Newfoundland and Labrador, North West Territories, Yukon and Nunavut

For all your custom flag needs, please don’t hesitate to ask us here at mobo.  We would be happy to help you create an attention grabbing flag for your business!

  • Team mobo