Custom Horizontal Flag

Custom Horizontal Flag


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When you need your own text and/or graphics on a horizontal flag, you need our custom horizontal flags! Our flags are made in the USA using the finest materials and feature bright colors, reinforced headers and quad stitching on the fly side for a long lasting flag product. Our designers can help you with your simple design needs - for free - with the purchase of one or more of these flags.

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Our Custom Horizontal flags are printed by us in our print shop in San Dimas, California. They are digitally printed and individually sewn. Custom flags can be printed with just about anything you want to put on them.  It is very much like printing from your computer to a paper printer, except that we are printing on fabric.

Our flags are printed on 117 g/m2 Berger flag fabric. The manufacturer lists the specialities as tearproof, very good print through, and non-fraying. 

Please see the Information tab for a lot more detailed information about our flags or click on the FAQ tab on the slider above the product photo to see some informational videos about our flags, flag designs, best practices for design, and more.  Also, click on the Gallery tab to see some of the flags we have printed.

We provide free simple design services, you can check that out on the FAQ tab or by clicking on the little video icon under the Facebook share icon above. 

If you have any questions feel free to chat with us using the chat button below (during business hours) or send us an email at by clicking this link.

These flags are one of the most economical advertising products out there. They get attention for very little cost.

Thank you for considering Vista Flags for your custom flag needs.

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To start an order you’ll need to first purchase the custom flag. We do not do any design work without a paid order.

Step 1: Decide on your flag size and if you want to purchase a pole with it or not. Use the dropdown to select a size and pole option. Note: the most common size for a flag, especially on a house or home pole, is 3 feet by 5 feet.

Step 2: Enter the number of flags you want to purchase, using the box at the right that looks like this.  quantity button you can use the arrows or type directly into the space that originally said 1.

Step 3: Click on Add to Cart.

Step 4: Decide who will design the flag. If you want to design your flag we have templates with instructions under the tab marked Templates. These templates will work in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator (they are Photoshop files). When you are ready to send your design to us you can email it to us or upload it by going to the Upload button, in your account. (To get to your account, log in, and then click on the three horizontal bars in the header of the web page, and click on the My Account dropdown). 

We can help with designing your flag. If you have images you want to include, such as a drawing of what you want, a logo, graphic and/or photo you can upload them into the file uploader which is just above this tab. You have to log in (or create an account) so that the software can keep your information attached to your order. If you don't have them available, it is no problem. You can send them to us via email or you can log in later, go to your Account Information (to get there go to the three bars in the top right-hand part of the web page) and go to the Upload Files icon and add them in there. 

In the Comments section, when you check out, enter as much information as you can about how you want the flag designed. Be as specific as possible. If you want more information about design, you can click on the FAQ tab of slider at the top of the page (just over the main picture) and see our videos on design, design considerations, production and other videos.

You can also send questions, comments, images, and design instruction to our designers at

A Custom Horizontal flag is a handmade product (made in the USA). They are digitally printed and individually sewn. Custom flags can be printed with just about anything you want put on them.  It is very much like printing from your computer to a printer, except that we are printing on fabric.

Average turnaround production time is 5 days AFTER the approved design is submitted to the printer, plus transit/shipping time. If you need it faster, please let us know and we will make every effort to accommodate your needs.


This style of custom flags is printed on ONE side, yet are readable from both sides. The image bleeds through to the back of the flag and is the reverse image of the front.  This is typically not a problem for people reading the flag since most words can be easily read from their reverse.

We can make Double-Sided flags. To have us make your flag double-sided, purchase two flags, and put in the comments section that this is to be a double-sided flag. We don't typically offer double-sided flags because they a heavy and don't fly as nicely as a single-sided flag.  Most flags you see are single-sided.

We get about 95% bleed-through with our digital printer, depending on color.

We make horizontal flags in three sizes: 2'x3', 3'x5', and 4'x6'. 


We provide FREE design services for simple designs.

Logos and graphics need to be sent to: Images and logos must be vector graphics (usually file types ending in PDF or EPS) because we are going to enlarge them. There is no set-up fee and no color fee (these are digitally printed). The first draft and first revision of the design will be free. There will be a $15 charge for revisions after the initial one. Please be as specific as possible when requesting your flag design. Turn-around time on flag design is one to two days.  When we design a flag for you we will send you images for your final approval.  We will not print a flag without your written approval of the design.

If you have the Adobe Photoshop™ or Illustrator™ application, you may choose to download the template that we have available and design the flag yourself. Open the tab that lists your flag size and click on the link to download. Illustrator™ users can open up the Photoshop™ file in Illustrator™ and work with it there.   Before sending the file to save it without layers in PDF format.  Please do not alter the template, except to add your design to it. Please don't design on the safe layer. Your design should bleed to the edges. You can design in RGB rather than CMYK, for optimal color choices.

Screen Proofs depict Design Layout, Text Accuracy & Image Placement, but will only ESTIMATE Color Matching or Color Density. We DO NOT guarantee that the Custom Printed Flag will match the color displayed on your Computer Monitor or Printer.  Fabric has a different density than paper (more porus so less ink can stick to it) so flags will look differently. We cannot match colors exactly.

Vista Flags has no upload capability on our web site, so we communicate via email. Since we need everything in writing, all correspondence concerning custom flags is done via email. Once we receive your email indicating a design as APPROVED, Vista Flags is released from ALL liabilities for any errors including, but not limited to: Grammar, Spelling, Color Matching, Size, Image Placement, Resolution, and Color Density. Custom flags are NOT returnable.

If left out in the weather 24/7, Feather Banner flags will last an average of 6-8 months, depending on conditions. You will get longer life by taking them in at night and putting them up in the mornings, and by not flying them in high wind conditions (over 35 mph). Please take this information into consideration prior to purchasing.

While we try to match the colors as accurately as possible, a variety of things will alter the colors, some of which are beyond our control (currently) including humidity.  Inks respond differently to temperature (we put it through a heater) and can change from batch to batch.  If you are designing your own flag and it contains yellow, make it at pure as possible (100% Yellow - 0% everything else), slight percentages of other colors may turn the yellow green. A note about Red: We cannot get bright red because we have to mix Magenta and Yellow. For the best red use 5% Cyan, 100% Magenta, 90% Yellow, and 1% Black. Reds made up of 100% Magenta and 100% Yellow comes out red to the orange side. Custom flags are not returnable.

The purpose of the flag is typically to get your message out to your potential customer as quickly and accurately as possible.  So keep the message simple. The more text is on the flag the harder it is for a customer to figure out what you do or sell.


1) Not all cities allow this type of advertising and custom flags are NOT returnable. Please check with your local authorities before purchasing to make sure you can display this type of advertising.
2) We are not responsible for knowing if you have the correct poles for your application/use of the flag.
3) Custom flags are not returnable. Please contact us before purchasing if you have any questions. We would rather have you satified with our products than make a quick profit from selling something that you didn't want or that won't work for you.

Thank you for considering Vista Flags for your custom flag needs.