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  • Does 2020 mean a trade show is on the docket for your business? If you’re preparing for the upcoming trade show season, you need to start planning early. It’s best to start your preparations about six months before the event, and tackle several steps along the way. Looking for trade show display products or fabric? Contact our pro team at FLS Banners, we would be happy to help you get the custom printed trade show products you need. With this handy trade show checklist, you can be confident that you are well prepared for your next event.

    Start Here: Planning 6 Months Out

    planning-trade-showAt the six month mark, you are ready to start planning your event. Here are the steps to take about six months before your event.

    1. Define your goal

      First, determine what you want to accomplish with your trade show. Decide three key objectives that you want to accomplish. These will be unique to your business.

    2. Set the budget

      Next, decide how much you are willing to spend to reach those goals. This will depend on the current state of your business, and it will drive the rest of your trade show preparation checklist, so be specific. Make sure you leave room for necessary promotional materials and booth materials.

    3. Book the show

      If you don’t already have a trade show venue, now is the time to start looking. 
      If you will have to travel distance to the show, check with the show website for deals on hotels and flights. Today many tradeshows book blocks of rooms and offer discount prices for booking through the show website. Also, check to see if there are any special requirements for getting your display into the show. If you are shipping directly to the show, your booth may have to arrive by a specific date to avoid extra fees.

    4. Start planning your booth

      Between five and six months before your first trade show, pull out your checklist for the exhibition booth. This gives you time to order tablecloths, backdrop displays, marketing materials, and other supplies to make your event successful. You will want to review your current display and make sure your key product/service is featured on at least one focal point in the booth. This is a great way to start a conversation with a current client and to draw prospects in.

    5. Order promotional items.

      About four months before the first trade show, put in your order for your promotional items, especially if you will be sending fliers or other notifications about your participation in the event. FLS Banners works with customers to deliver within even the shortest of deadlines. 
      Here are a few of our most popular items:

    6. Arrange travel

      As soon as you know the event date, start shopping for airline tickets or make other travel arrangements. If you are carrying your display with you sure to find out when setup starts. Many of our products require minimal setup time; however, you always want to leave yourself plenty of time to account for any unknowns. The worst thing that can happen is you finish early and you can spend the afternoon at the pool.

    7. Create a packing checklist.

      Determine the things you are going to need for every trade show, and make a written trade show booth checklist. Don’t forget things like first aid supplies, tape, and extension cords.

    Getting Closer: One Month to 2 Weeks Out

    order-trade-show-suppliesAs the trade show gets closer, your trade show planning checklist gets busier. Here are some things to put on your “to do” list as you move within two weeks of the event.

    1. Double-check your trade show checklist

      Pull it out and make sure there aren’t any things you have overlooked.

    2. Check your trade show booth materials

      Make sure everything is in good working order and does not need to be repaired. Missing anything? Reach out to FLS Banners and we can get you the printed table covers or banners ASAP.

    3. Start staff training

      Talk with the people who will be manning your booth to ensure they are aware of what their objectives are.

    4. Order printed literature

      It takes about a week to have promotional materials printed locally, so order early so you have time to make changes, if needed.

    5. Prepare lead packets

      Have packets of information to hand to leads at the trade show.

      Almost Time: 1 Week to the Day Before

      Pack your bag
      Pull out the trade show planning checklist you made earlier, and make sure all of the items are packed inside a bag.

    6. Prepare a document packet.

      You will want contact information for local vendors, staff that will be coming with you and staying behind, and contact information for your accommodations and the venue itself. If you need art or files to print more promotional materials if you run out, add this to your document packet. Have both digital and paper options with you.

    7. Send your trade show materials ahead

      If you aren’t bringing you trade show materials with you personally, send them ahead and verify their arrival.

    8. Make a checklist for trade show exhibitors.

      If you are sending someone else to do the trade show, make sure they are armed with a trade show booth checklist that has all of the details they will need to set up, display, and take down your trade show materials.

    Showtime: The Day Of

    1. trade-show-event Arrive at the venue early.

      Make sure you have plenty of time to set up your booth. You may run into unexpected problems, like needing a longer extension cord, so do not cut yourself short on time. Plan for traffic and getting lost if you are showing at a new venue.

    2. Consult the trade show setup checklist.

      This will help ensure you do not forget a critical component of your booth setup and design.

    3. Show your stuff.

      You’ve spent the last six months planning. Now’s your time to shine. Since you used a checklist for trade show exhibitors, you will be well prepared to do your best.

    Follow-Up: After the Show

    1. Pack things up carefully.

      When the show is done, take the time to pack carefully so you do not damage your trade show materials and booth supplies.

    2. Follow up.

      Gather the information from the leads you made. Plan your follow up, whether it is phone calls, emails, or letters. If you have a sales team, pass those leads on to the sales team to start the follow-up process.

    3. Evaluate your costs.

      Add up what you spent and compare it to the budget you set. Was your budget accurate? Were there areas you could save money? How could you improve for future trade shows?

    4. Evaluate your trade show checklist.

      Was there something missing from your trade show exhibitor checklist? Did you forget to pack something that should be added to your checklist for exhibition booths? What mistakes could have been avoided with better planning? Add to or take away from your trade show planning checklist as needed.

    Prepare for Your Trade Show Booth with the Right Products

    A critical part of your trade show booth checklist is the materials you use for your booth. From tablecloths to the displays themselves, you can’t have a successful trade show without the right exhibition supplies. 

    Do you need advice on selecting promotional items for your event booth? FLS Banners offers many options for table covers, banner flags, backdrop displays, and more. 

    Table Covers - Choose from 4ft, 6ft, or 8ft table cloths, then choose your table cover style: fitted, open back, closed back, stretch or contour, adjustable, or table runners.

    Flag s - Feather or banner flags are available in small, medium, or large sizes. Flag shapes include convex, concave, teardrop, or swooper. Flag poles, stands, and carry bags are available!

    Banners/Displays - Banner displays can be essential to any event booth. Let us help you design the perfect backdrop for your next event. We offer retractable banners, pop up banners, as well as stands, mounting hardware, and durable carry bags.

    Display Kits and Event Tents - Save time and select from our booth display kits that can be custom printed to your specifications. Add your logo and designs to backdrops, banners, and table covers. For outdoor events, make your booth complete with a custom-printed tent to match your tablecloth.

    FLS Banners has a huge selection of trade show booth products for your next event. Check them out as you prepare your checklist today! 

  • When it comes to tables for displays and trade shows, 6-foot and 8-foot tables are the most popular sizes. These large tables provide plenty of room to showcase your product and display materials. When you need a platform for your brand at a convention or exhibition, these table cover sizes are likely the best options.

    To make your trade show area stand out, you will need the right custom tablecloth to make your booth pop! If you have 8-foot or 6-foot tables, FLS Banners same size table covers that will add a professional look with all over printing or simple custom logo printing to ensure quality branding and advertising.

    Why use six-foot tables? Six-foot tables are a popular table size for display and trade show booths. They are long enough for most displays, yet petite enough to fit well in a smaller booth area, these tables are commonly used for events of all types. The average trade show booth space is 10’x10’. A 6’ table will fit nicely in this space with room for attendees to be welcomed in, not passing you by.. If you have extra space than 10 feet, an 8 foot table should work wonderfully, giving you more surface area to show off your promotional items.

    The final piece that will make your trade show booth and tables look professional and complete is a custom printed table cover. Now that you have your size, let’s pick your custom table cloth style! From fitted, to draped or contour, all of our covers are fully customizable with full-color logo printing, so you can showcase your brand in style.

    What Size Table Cover for a 6-Foot Table?

    6-foot-table-coverThe size of your 6-foot table cover will vary depending on the cut and the type of fabric used. In general, a 6-foot table requires a 70-inch by 108-inch tablecloth, which will reach about to the floor. At FLS Banners, we cut our custom tablecloths to fit the standard 30-inch tall tables, as well as bar height and demo or counter height tables. They are designed to hang an inch above the floor, so they will come from the tabletop to the floor without actually dragging. This gives you a professional look and will hide items stored below the table but without being frustratingly long. This also protects them from bunching, which hurts the overall look of the tablecloth and keeps them from getting dirty.

    Uses for 6-Foot Table Covers

    Six-foot tables are used for many different purposes, but you can often find these tables as part of trade show displays. They may pop up in stores showcasing a particular sale item. Schools may use them to display after-school clubs or other extra-curricular activities in the hallway to entice students to sign up. No matter where they are used, they all have one thing in common, and that is the need for a cover. If you want your cover to be personalized and professional, choose a custom option from FLS Banners.

    Types of 6-Foot and 8-Foot Table Cover Styles

    At FLS Banners, we understand that different companies have different goals for the look of their branding materials. That’s why we offer many different types of tables when you’re in the market for 6-foot or 8-foot table covers. Whether you want a fitted, modern look or a traditional draped look, you will find something to fit. Some of our options include:

    Fitted – Fitted table covers fit snugly around the top of the table. This seamless look falls in a straight line from the tabletop to the floor, creating a box-like appearance. It does not have wrinkles or seams, so the entire look is streamlined. This allows your logo to stand out.

    Contour – Contour table covers are made from stretchy fabric that pulls taut across the table and legs. This creates a contoured look that is quite modern and chic. It can help your tables to stand out because it’s slightly different from the standard look commonly used.

    Throw and Drapes – Throw and drape table covers envelope the table on three sides, leaving the back open. They drape across the front and sides, so they do create some folds and draping. These are a great choice if you will be storing items under your table that you need access to throughout your event. Drapes and throws fit loosely over the table, giving you the traditional draped tablecloth look. These are available as either seamless or traditional options, depending on the look you want for your display.

    Runners – Runners sit on top of your tablecloths to display your logo. These are a more economical option if you already have plain tablecloths and want a custom printed option, but don’t want to replace the entire tablecloth.

    What Size Table Cover for an 8-Foot Table?

    8-foot-table-coverWhen buying a table cover, you want it to be long enough to extend the length of the table and hang over the sides to completely cover to the floor, but you don’t want it to drag on the floor. You also don’t want to come up short, because it’s helpful to be able to store some items below the table during your event. At FLS Banners, we stock 8-foot table covers designed for 96-inch long tables.

    The material your table cover is made from and the amount of stretch that material has will dictate how long it needs to be. Typically, a table cover to cover an 8-foot table needs to measure 70 inches by 126 inches. At FLS Banners, we cut our table covers to measure 29 inches from top to bottom, so they perfectly cover a standard 8-foot table measuring 30 inches from floor to tabletop without dragging on the floor. In addition to the 30 inch height, we also offer bar height and demo height 8-foot table covers.

    Uses for 8-Foot Table Covers

    Table covers and table runners have many potential uses. Trade show booths are rarely complete without a table cover that brings the look together. Table covers with your logo can also be put out at parties, for sale displays, and at other events where you might be marketing. Custom Tablecloths create a pulled-together, finished look that keeps your brand consistent as you strive to keep your branding consistent, no matter what type of event you are heading to.

    Types of 8 Foot Table Covers

    At FLS Banners, we understand that size is not your only consideration when shopping for 8-foot table covers. That’s why we offer a wide variety of table covers for your consideration. Each is available with full-color printing of your logo or other design, so you can showcase your product or service well at your next event. Here is a closer look at the 8-foot table cover options available at FLS Banners

    Shop 8-Foot and 6-Foot Table Covers Now!

    If your business has 6-foot or 8-foot tables for your display and trade show booths, you need the right covers. Custom printed covers with your logo will help your display stand out in a crowded trade show or other event. FLS Banners have many different styles and colors to choose from. Start shopping today, and add custom printed 6-foot and 8-foot table covers to your display.

  • Demo season is here! Now is the time to prepare for demos, exhibitions, events, and tradeshows. If you are looking for the perfect tablecloth for your upcoming show, FLS Banners has everything you need. We provide experienced support, plentiful color options, an easy custom logo process, as well as various fabric and style options. No need to stress about getting your custom logo tablecloth made in time, we are here to get you the professional look you’ve been searching for.

    What Size Table Cover for a 4-Foot Table Table?

    4-foot fitted tablecoverTo adequately cover a 4-foot table, the type and cut of the fabric often determines how well it will fit. Typically, 4 Foot Table Covers fit folding tables with standard dimensions of 48” long, 24” wide, by 36" high. Getting the best fit table cover for your table will ensure that your custom logo and graphics are displayed properly and the sides of the cover lay out smoothly. A great fit can also prevent the ends from dragging on the floor and bunching.

    Why Choose a 4 Foot Table for Events?

    Four foot table covers are compact enough to save precious space at an event, but offers ample room for a table cover, promotional materials, or showing off a product. 4-foot tables can be either demo height, rising about waist high, or bar height, which rises about midriff. Demo height tables are perfect for showing off a product or laying out promotional materials. Bar height tables create a welcoming aesthetic for sparking conversation at a tradeshow. Combined with a custom table cover, the bar height table cover is a great networking tool.

    It’s important to find the right table cover size for a 4’ table cover. There are many sizes of table covers available from FLS Banners. With so many options, it may be a challenge to decide what size table cover you need. With this in mind, if you are looking for a table cover for your next event, here is a helpful overview of the benefits of 4’ table covers:

    Uses for 4-Foot Table Covers

    Imagine the demo tables used at Costco or small tables used at conventions, these are the type of tables that would be perfect for 4-foot covers. These types of tables can also be bar-height tables perfect for standing around. These table covers are the perfect match for these kinds of tables. 4-foot table covers are also great for displaying your logo at a convention, trade show, or school events.

    Types of 4-Foot Table Covers

    4-foot bar height tablecoverFLS Banners is committed to providing professionals with the options they need for whatever situation arises. Besides custom printing options for your own designs, FLS Banners also provides several fabrics, and various styles of table covers. Here are the 4’ table cover styles we offer:

    Fitted - This style fits snugly around the top of the table. The fitted table cover gives your table a squared-off, seamless look that will appear sleek and professional.

    Stretch - To create a contoured look, contour table covers are made of stretch material to conform to the shape of your table. The stretch contour cover eliminates wrinkles loose ends.

    Throw and Drapes - For quick and simple cover solution, a table cover throw is the easy answer. The throw is designed to cover the table on three sides with some draping and folding. The traditional table drape has a loose fit and is available in seamed or seamless options. The table drape is essentially a custom tablecloth for your event.

    Runners - Named for how they run across the length of a table, table runners cover only two sides of a table. They offer a simple solution that gives your table a decorative flair.

    Shop 4-Foot Table Covers Now!

    If you plan to use a 4-foot table for your trade show or other display needs, FLS Banners has you covered. We have many tablecloth options to fit this standard length made from popular fabric options, including linen and polyester. Shop now to find four-foot table covers that will work for your needs, and enjoy the benefits of custom, full-color printing on your trade show booth table covers.

  • When you are looking to design a custom table cover that fits your branding and stands out from the crowd, the style of the table cover matters just as much as the color of the cover and the printed logo design. While there are several styles of table covers available, fitted table covers and contour table covers are some of the most popular. But what is the difference between fitted and contour covers? Which is right for you?

    Benefits of Fitted Table Covers

    Table covers that are fitted are made to perfectly fit a certain table dimension. The fabric is stitched so that each side of the table is covered, but remains comparatively loose over each side. Fitted table covers retain the look of a traditional fitted tablecloth but eliminates the wrinkles that often plague standard drapes. As opposed to contour covers, which are made to stretch over a table, fitted table covers are intended to drape over the table similar to a tablecloth.

    Benefits of Contour Table Covers

    Contour table covers are also known as stretch table covers. This is because they are made of flexible polyester fabric as to stretch over the entirety of a table. The contour shape of this kind of table cover shows off your logo or design very well. Unlike the fitted table cover, the stretch table cover can fit more variety of rectangular tables, rather than a specific size.

    Other Styles of Table Covers

    While contour and fitted table covers are popular choices, there are many styles of table covers available.

    Table Throws - These covers can be custom printed and loosely fit over a table.

    Table Runners - Table runners are essentially two-sided table covers that run the length of the table.

    Open Back Table Covers - These types of table covers cover three sides of the table while leaving the back open for easy access under the trade show table.

    All table covers made by FLS Banners are flame retardant and have many full color options. Our dye-sublimation process makes it easy for you to add your logo and build a custom table cover printed to your specifications.

    Which Table Cover Style is Right for You?

    So now that we have gone over a few basics, you should have a better idea of which table cover is right for your needs. If you still aren't sure, reach out to our support team for more information. They are here to answer your questions and help set you up for your next trade show or event. Shop table cover styles now!

  • When you choose a table cover for your next trade show event, the fabric you choose is the foundation of the overall design. You need a table cover fabric that is durable and easy to clean, and also can benefit from one that minimizes wrinkles.

    FLS Banners provides the options for not only custom printing and styles, but multiple fabric options as well. These different fabric options allow each table cover to be more flexible and adaptable to your specific needs. Here is how to decide between table cover fabrics.

    Why Does Table Cover Fabric Matter?

    The fabric you choose for your table cover will impact its appearance and the way it fits on the table. Different table cover fabrics differ resistance to wrinkling in storage.. Both of these can make your setup time longer or shorter, depending on the cover you choose.

    In addition, certain fabrics display printing more clearly and hold up better under multiple uses. Some fabrics have a high level of stretch, so you can pull them tight across the table, while others are designed to drape the table for an entirely different look. Finally, some fabrics are flame retardant under the NPFA 701 standard, which can be important depending on the requirements of the particular venue you are using.

    As you research your table cover fabric options, make sure you consider the look you want and the way you will use your tablecloths. Make a list of the features that are most important to you, whether that be easy folding, fire retardant, or a fitted or draped look. Use that list to narrow down your options as you select a tablecloth or your next event.

    Types of Table Cover Fabric

    At FLS Banners, we know that the right table cover fabric is going to be different from one person to the next. We have a selection of options for your consideration. Each one has its own benefits to consider, so make sure you weigh the options carefully. Keep in mind, each type of fabric used by FLS Banners is designed for longevity and are wrinkle-resistant. The fabric used is highly complementary to our quality dye-sublimation printing process. The bright colors will leave an impact on an audience. Here are the two main types of fabric we use for tablecloths at FLS Banners:

    trade-show-premium-fabric-table-coverTrade Show Certified Premium Fabric

    By far our most popular fabric, this the  FR Knit Polyester. This lightweight material resists wrinkles well, and it’s flame retardant. Meeting the NFPA 701 small scale test requirements helps ensures your table cover will meet your venue’s flame retardant requirement.. Even though it’s lightweight and soft, Trade Show Certified Premium Fabric is quite durable, and it will withstand use after use. The knit polyester is easy to store when you’re not at a show, and it looks great on the table. Knit polyester fabric is best suited for draped or standard fitted covers.

    contour-stretch-table-coverContour Stretch

    When your display esthetic calls for  a more modern, the contour stretch table cover is what you need.  The contour stretch fabric allows the table cover to fit snugly around your table. This gives your display a smooth, sleek look.  Contour table covers are ideal for multiple location imprints or designs that utilize the full cover. 

    Find the Right Table Cover from Our Large Selection

    At FLS Banners, we have chosen the best possible fabrics for your table covers. We want your exhibit table to be an asset to your next event, and that starts with the right table cover. If you’re having trouble deciding which fabric is right for you, our team is ready to help you choose. Give us a call to discuss your needs, and we will point you in the right direction. You can also browse our available products online to learn more about our fabrics and how they could make your display table truly shine.

  • Feather flags are a great way to draw attention to your business and its offerings, both indoors and outdoors, but to get the full use out of them, you will need some feather flag accessories. From hardware to bags and even spikes to keep them in the ground, FLS Banners has the right accessories you can use to get full use out of your feather flags.

    Feather Flag Poles

    In order to display your feather flags, you will need feather flag poles to hold them. These run from the ground to the top of the pole and help the flag keep its shape and display well. We have small poles(8 to 10.5 foot), medium poles (12 to 14 foot), and large poles (16 to 17 foot) for your consideration.

    Small 8’ Pole (Small)feather-flag-bag-and-poles

    Medium 12’ Pole (Medium)

    Large 16’ Pole (Large)


    Feather Flag Bases

    Next, you will need a base to hold the flag steady, even in strong winds. The type of base you need will vary depending on where you will display your flag.

    For indoor use, an x-base is a good option. The x-base is x-shaped and lightweight, so you can easily move the flag from place to place. However, it is not very strong against the wind. If you need versatility to use flags indoors and outdoors, we offer water bags for x-bases. These add some weight to the x-base, so it can be used outdoors as well. You can order the x-base and water bag as a combo as well.

    If you will be using your flags outdoors, consider a ground spike base. These anchor the flag into dir


    t or grass securely in the ground, giving it a strong foundation.

    A heavy water base is another good choice for both indoor and outdoor use. These bases are filled with water to provide durability in wind and traffic, then can be drained for transport to the next event or location.

    Ground Stake


    Water Bag 

    X-Stand/Water Bag Combo

    Water Base

    Don't Forget the Feather Flag Carry Bag

    Feather flags are designed to be portable, and you need to protect them when moving from one location to the next. A feather flag carry bag provides that protection. Designed to fit the flag and your feather flag accessories, these bags will help you get where you need to easily.

    Feather flag hardware and accessories are important to fully enjoying your feather flags. Get the supplies you need for your promotional feather banners from FLS Banners today.

  • feather-flags-indoor-useCustom feather flags have many uses outdoors. They’re often seen lining festivals, alongside car dealerships, or in front of stores, highlighting an important sale or other event. Yet that’s just one use of feather flags. Feather flags work well for indoor events as well. They create an eye-catching display that will draw attention to an area of a facility. Whether you are setting up for a trade show or are hoping to draw attention to a particular area of your business, like a sale area or a product you are trying to promote, custom feather flags work quite well for indoor purposes. FLS Banners has several high-quality, custom printed feather banners and flags for your consideration, and all are excellent choices for indoor use.

    Why Use Feather Flags Indoors?

    Feather flags have many purposes inside your business or at an indoor event. Just as when used outdoors, they draw attention exactly where it is needed. These flags stand above the heads of most guests or customers, so they are easily seen from anywhere in the building.

    Each flag is made with a premium fabric that is designed to be long-lasting and can withstand wet and windy conditions. The vibrant custom printing and stand-out frame design means that feather flags will be right at home either outside or indoors.

    Custom feather flags tell visitors that there’s something interesting to see or experience in a particular area of a building. If you’re in a convention or trade show, they draw the eyes of guests to your booth instead of the competition. In your own building, they can showcase an area where you want to get more foot traffic.

    Why should you use feather flags indoors? They are an eye-catching option that’s both affordable and simple to create. They are reusable, so you can use them again and again for one trade show and then the next. They are also simple to put up and take down.

    Indoor Versus Outdoor Use of Feather Banners and Flags

    Indoor use and outdoor use of fabric feather banners are typically for the same reason. The goal is to draw attention to something, and the flags do that very well. However, certain features of custom feather flags from FLS Banners make them work better than other brands when used indoors.

    For example, portability is an important feature when using these indoors. Our custom feather banners are lightweight and have lighter stand options, so they are easy to move from spot to spot. Also, flag stands with arms that keep the flag stretched tight, so it is noticeable with or without wind, are importation when using the flag indoors. You need to ensure that the flag is always upright and visible, and can’t rely on wind to keep it up. We have several fabric banner options that feature this design.

    Indoor Mounts for Feather Banners

    When using feather banners and flags indoors, you won’t have access to the ground to put a stake into, so you need a different mount to keep the flag upright. Since indoor environments don’t have wind to deal with, you don’t need to anchor the flags to the ground, but you do need to use something to ensure they don’t tip over. The two best options for indoor feather flag mounts are x-stands and water bases.

    X-stands provide a stable surface with a crossed design that is just enough to balance the flag and keep it in place. These are easy to move should you need to move your display to another part of the facility. Add an optional water bag that wraps around the x-base for extra weight and stability. This makes the x-base more flexible for both indoor and outdoor use.

    Water bases are square bases filled with water to keep the flag in place and upright. They work both indoors and outdoors, and are a bit more difficult to move than an x-base. These are ideal in high traffic areas where the flags may get bumped, but when you don’t need to move the flag very often.

    If you’re unsure which type of base is right for you, FLS Banners can help. Either one will be a great option for indoor use, and the choice will depend largely on how often you need to move the flag.

    Order a Custom Feather Flag Kit Today!

    Cooler weather may be coming, which means fewer outdoor events, but you can still benefit from custom feather flags. Reach out to the team at FLS Banners today to get started on your custom feather flag kit. We have made the design process simple, and ship lightning fast, so you can have your new feather flag banner order in no time. Contact us today to start the process.

  • feather-flag-designFeather flags are highly effective at drawing attention to trade show booths, events, and outdoor facilities, but they do require careful designing to be as effective as possible. If you’re in charge of planning your feather banners, you’ll want to consider some important design elements that will make the final project as effective as possible.

    Designing a Custom Feather Flag

    Designing a custom feather flag with FLS Banners is not difficult. We have streamlined the process to make it as simple as possible, and are here to help you when you need it.

    Choose the Size and Shape

    First, you must choose the feather banner style and size that works best for your needs. Custom feather flags come in six different shapes, which include:

    These flags also vary in size from 8 feet to 16 feet tall. Consider the purpose of your flag, and choose one that fits.

    Design the Flag

    Next, design and submit your custom artwork. Remember to keep the overall design simple. In your design, you will need to consider the text, imaging, and colors.

    For text, you will typically add the text vertically, so the viewer reads from top to bottom. Remember, the goal of a feather flag is to grab attention and quickly deliver a message, so this is not the place for a large block of text. No more than seven words, some contact information, and your logo is sufficient for text.

    As you make your custom design, carefully consider the colors. You want attention-grabbing colors that contrast well with each other. Your custom designs should include your carefully considered brand and logo colors.

    Finally, if your flag will contain an image, keep it simple. One attention-grabbing image has more impact than several on a feather flag design.

    Choose Your Accessories

    Finally, decide which accessories you need. This might include a ground stake, x-base, or water base, depending on where you will display your flag. You will also want a pole. Consider choosing a kit that includes the pole and base with the flag.

    Single-Sided Feather Flags vs. Double-Sided Feather Flags

    Feather flags can be either single-sided or double-sided. Some designers will use double-sided flags, placing one part of the message on one side, and the other part on the reverse. Single-sided flags have one design, and ensures everyone who sees it gets the same message. They are placed so the printed side faces the viewer, eliminating the need for double-sided printing.

    Are you looking for help designing your custom feather banner or feather flag? FLS Banners is ready to assist. We have streamlined our design process to make it as easy as possible. Design your own custom feather flag today with help from FLS Banners. Shop today for your custom feather flags.

  • feather-flags-boost-visibilityIf you are investing in a custom marketing product, you need to know that the custom product is working. Custom feather flags are an affordable marketing tool, but you may wonder if they are effective. Here is a closer look at these flags, how you can use them, and how to boost your visibility more effectively with feather flags.

    What Are Feather Flags?

    Feather flags are narrow, tall flags that businesses place around trade show booths, events, and properties to draw attention quickly to something they wish to advertise. They can also be known as feather banners. Feather flags hold minimal text and imaging, but move with the wind to grab attention of passers by either indoor or outdoor. They are also known as flutter flags, sail flags, razor flags, and wind flags. Each feather banner is attached to a pole and can be several feet high in varied heights for an impressive overall look. Each pole has a number of base options to firmly plant the feather flag to the ground. FLS Banners offers ground stakes, x-bases, water bases, and more. When used effectively, feather banners can be very helpful marketing tools.

    How to Use Feather Flags to Maximize Visibility

    Feather flags can be used in both indoor and outdoor environments, but to make them as effective as possible, you need to select the right size, style, and accessories for your specific needs. FLS Banners offers a number of base options that are compatible with all poles used for feather banners.

    Banner Flag Location

    First, choose your location carefully. You want to put your flag in a place where many people will be walking or driving past it. This may be at the opening of our booth or your business. It may be along a major road. The location will depend on where your business is located and what your goal is, but make sure it’s visible.

    You can also place flags near items you want to draw attention to, such as an item that is on sale or a part of your business facility where you want to draw extra attention, like a sale area of your store or an event registration desk. Feather flags will grab attention, so place them where it is needed.

    One of the benefits of custom feather flags is the fact that they are easy to move. If your needs change, simply move your flag to a new location to draw attention to the right item.

    Banner Flag Design

    Next, design your feather or banner flag carefully. The design of your banner can increase its effectiveness significantly. First, choose colors in line with your business's branding. If you have a signature color scheme, that must be used. Second, use an image or logo that is in line with your branding goals and what you are trying to draw attention to. Finally, make sure that the layout works with the size of the flag. Remember, these are fairly small, so long phrases may not fit well upon printing. If you place words on your feathered flag, make them short and to the point.

    In general, as you design your flags, remember that less is more. The goal is to grab attention, not create a dialogue about your item.

    There are many styles or shapes of feather flags available. These designs can include standout convex, concave, and square bottom or swooper and teardrop shapes. The ability to create a custom flag extends to the shape, color, and graphic printing on each one. Be sure to take note that each flag size and shape may require a specific pole.

    Banner Flag Text

    When choosing the text, make user it is big enough. In general, for every inch of height on your lettering, the text can be read from 10 feet away. So, lettering that is 2 inches tall can be read up to 20 feet away. Consider how far away people will stand, and choose lettering that is tall enough to be read easily.

    For font color, make sure it contrasts well with the background color it is placed against. Blue and red against yellow, for example, can work well, while white against yellow does not work as well and is low contrast. If you are having trouble with colors, consider outlining the text in black so it stands out.

    Finally, choose a font that is easy to read. Script fonts are not a good option for feather or swooper flags, because they are hard to read quickly. Instead, use a simple print that someone can read while quickly walking or driving past your sign.

    Custom Feather Flag Design with FLS Banners

    FLS Banners makes it easy to create custom feather flags that increase your visibility and help your business stand out. Our custom flags can use single-sided and come in many different sizes and shapes. We print and ship quickly, so you can have your flags in time for your upcoming event. Reach out to FLS Banners today to get our free quote for custom feather flags, then use these tips to incorporate them into your facility or trade show booth effectively.

  • fls banners feather flagsFeather flags are the perfect banner to draw attention to your trade show booth or outdoor event space. FLS Banners produces the most durable feather flag on the market. Each flag is made with a heavy knit fabric pocket so that you can use it over and over for years to come.

    At FLS banners, we have several sizes and shapes of custom feather flags for your consideration. These durable, weather-resistant banners are perfect for both indoor or outdoor booth. As you shop, consider these sizes and shapes.

    About Feather Flag Sizes

    At FLS Banners, one way we help you find the feather flags you need for your particular application is by offering different sizes of feather flags. Whether you are looking for a feather banner that towers over event attendees to gain traction to your booth, or something a little less overstated that will gather people to your space, without being too large, we have a flag size to fit. The three flag sizes we offer are:

    1. Small Feather Flag – Our small flags are eight feet tall, which means they are just a little bit taller than event attendees. These work great for indoor trade shows where you may have ceiling height limitations, but you still want your booth to stand out.
    2. Medium Feather Flag – Our medium flags are 12 feet tall, which makes a definite statement. These stand about double the height of event attendees, so they will grab attention. They can be used indoors as long as the ceiling height is not an issue, and also work well for outdoor applications.
    3. Large Feather Flag – Our large flags are 16 feet tall. Because of their height, these are best for outdoor applications. You can see these featured flags lining concert venues, attracting attention for sidewalk sales, and used in outdoor festival environments.

    About Feather Flag Shapes

    Not only do feather flags come in different sizes, but they also come in different shapes. Shapes will help you create the look you want for your event or booth, but deciding which shape is best is not always an easy task. Here is a closer look at the different shapes we offer:

    1. Convex Feather Flag – Convex feather flag are rounded out at the bottom. This provides a greater surface area for your printed message with a pleasing finished look.
    2. Concave Feather Flag – Concave feather flags round inward at the bottom for a unique look. The slight inward curve allows more space underneath, which can be helpful if flags line a walkway.
    3. Square Feather Flag – Square feather flags have a square corner on the bottom.
    4. Swooper Feather Flag – A swooper is a feather flag that has a squared-off top and bottom for a trapezoidal shape.
    5. Teardrop Feather Flag – Teardrop feather flags resemble an upside-down drop of water, with a curved top and a bottom that angles in to a point. These have more space underneath, making them a good choice to line walkways.
    6. Teardrop XL Feather Flag – Just like the teardrop, only bigger, the teardrop XL gives you slightly more space for printing.

    Ultimately, the shape you choose will depend on your application and the look you want to create. All of our feather flags come with the same durable materials and fast, full-color printing, so they will serve you well.

    Feather Flag Accessories and Kits

    Finally, as you are shopping for custom feather flags, you will want the right accessories and kit to ensure you are able to mount and display your flags. Each kit contains the flag, custom pole, mounting hardware, and a base. The kit you need will depend on where you plan to use the flags. Some options we offer include:

    1. No Base – If you already have a base, pole, and the right mounting gear, consider going with no base at all.
    2. Flag + Ground Stake Kit – If you’re going to use your flags outdoors and plan to stake them in the ground, this is the kit you want.
    3. Flat + Heavy water Base Kit – Heavy water bases are filled with water to keep the flag in place. The weight of the water prevents tipping, and these bases are usable indoors or out.
    4. Flag + X-Base Kit – An x-base is an x-shaped piece of metal that provides stability for the flag. You may wish to place a weight on top of this when used outdoors, but it works quite well for standard indoor use.

    FLS Banners is proud to offer state-of-the-art dye-sublimation processing and custom printing for all of our products. Our custom feather flags are delivered to you with speed and quality. Use your own artwork through our easy online submission process and display your logo proudly on each custom feather flag.

    No matter which combination you choose, when you shop with FLS banners, the process is simple and the printing and shipping time lightning fast. Order your banners now!

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