Do you need your own words, logo, and colors on a standard size horizontal-style flag? This is the product for you!
This is the most common flag size, especially for home use, and it matches the size of most of our stock horizontal flags.
We manufacture these flags for you at some of the most competitive rates in the industry. These flags are produced in-house. We use high quality Berger 117 flag material and UV fade-resistant ink, for the best quality in the industry.
You can have almost any color, image, text and/or design you want! (Anything you can print on paper we can print on a flag). The flag is made of tearproof polyester for long life and bright colors. Because of our printing technique, the image is brilliantly reproduced on the front side, with excellent bleed through to the other side.
Free Simple Design Services: We will help you design your custom flag if you need it (a $75 value). What we need from you is as much information as possible. See the tab on Getting Started for more information. We only start the design process after an order has been placed.
When you need a really special flag to differentiate yourself or your business, this is the product for you. Great for businesses that want to display their unique logo on a flag pole, for sports clubs and teams to display their team name, special messages and announcements, and much more.
You can get this flag:
Flag only or Complete Kit: Use the drop-down if you need a pole and mounting kit to go with your custom flag.
The first step in ordering a custom flag is to actually place the order. We can't start the production process without a paid order.
Step 1: Select your options. If we are going to help you design your flag put in as much information in the comments section as you can. If you have a logo or picture you want us to use, upload it using the file upload option on the product page. We need high resolution images, so send the best image you have. If you have a choice send a vector file (the file will generally end in pdf, ai, or psd).
Step 2: Select the number of flags or kits you want. NOTE: if you want multiple custom flags with different images you can select the total number of flags or kits you want, you don't have to have a separate product for each flag.
Step 3: Click on the ADD TO CART button.
If you don't have the images or instructions at this time, you can go through checkout and then email us at email@example.com. You can also send questions, comments, images, and design instruction to our designers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Illustrator™ users can open up the Photoshop™ file in Illustrator™ and work with it there.
For 3x5 foot horizontal flag template, click this link.
Before sending your design file to email@example.com save it without layers in PDF format. Please do not alter the template, except to add your design to it (or to reverse it). Please don't design on the safe layer. Your design should bleed to the edges. Since we use a CMYKcm compatible printer, you can design in RGB rather than CMYK, for optimal color choices.
WHAT IS A CUSTOM 3'x5' FLAG?
A Custom 3'x5' flag is a handmade product (made in the USA). This includes large-scale digital printing and individual sewing and finishing. 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. We finish these flags by heming the edges, adding two brass grommets and header tape on the header side and a double-hem on the fly side with four rows of stitches.
Average turnaround production time is 5 days AFTER the approved design is submitted to the printer, plus transit shipping time. We will not promise a custom flag order any earlier than this, but we can work with you if you have a tight schedule.
To start an order you’ll need to first purchase the custom flag. We do not do any design work without a paid order. Add this item to your cart, and then during checkout, enter your design instructions into the COMMENTS box that appears right before payment. This will include your color choices, your text message, any themes, etc. Any logos or graphics, as well as ALL custom flag related correspondence should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org. To preserve a "virtual paper trail", we communicate via email, ONLY.
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 DESIGN FOR YOU
We provide FREE design services for simple designs.
During checkout, enter your design instructions into the COMMENTS box that appears right before the payment section. Include your color/theme choices, your text message, etc. Include as much detail as you can about what you want. Logos and graphics need to be sent to: email@example.com. 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. We will give a complete refund if we can't come up with a design that pleases you.
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. You can download the template and instructions by clicking here. Illustrator™ users can open up the Photoshop™ file in Illustrator™ and work with it there. Before sending the file to firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Since we use a CMYKcm printer, 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.
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.
BEFORE YOU BUY
Custom flags are not returnable. Please contact us before purchasing if you have any questions. We would rather have you satisfied with our products than make a quick profit from selling something that you didn't want or that won't work for you.
Most of our flags are printed on one side and the ink "bleeds through" the fabric so the image is visible on the back side. Each printing type (digital or screen) gets varying amounts of ink through. Screen printed flags tend to be very bright on the back side of the flag while digitally printed flags will vary on the amount of penetration by color. While exact penetration percentages are really just guesses, we calculate we generally get 95% bleed through on screen printed (most of our stock flags) and 85-95% on our digitally printed flags, which would include our custom flags, our premium flags and a few of our stock designs.
Because the flags are printed on one side, the back side is reversed. This is generally not an issue for readability. They are very readable from both sides.
Here is an example of bleed through and back side reverse that applies to most of our flags.
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