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March 25th, 2015

Flag and Banner Shapes and Styles

Custom Flag Company offers a variety of flag and banner shapes and styles. Here is an overview of your flag and banner choices:

Traditional Flag Shape and Style

Custom Flag Company Mulitple Flags

The rectangle shape flag is the most recognizable flag and banner shape and style. This horizontal shaped flag is used in many situations including corporate logo flags, company identification and branding flags, city flags, club flags, association flags, golf flags, school and university flags, family crest flags. The typical finish on a traditional flag is canvas header with brass grommets or pole sleeve.

Pennants Flag Shape and Styles
Burgee (Swallowtail) Flag
Custom Flag Compay Burgee Swallowtail flag

Traditional pennant shape flags are elongated triangular in shape. This flag is typically finished either with canvas header & brass grommets, pole sleeve or grommets in each corner.

Burgee flags or swallowtails are similar to the pennant but elongate to form 2 points with an inverted “V” at the fly end. This is either angled or straight on the top and bottom. A Burgee shaped flag is typically finished with canvas header & brass grommets.

Guidon Flag Shape and Styles

Custom Flag Company Guidon

Guidon flags are a popular choice for the military. This flag shape is either the burgee style or square, but is a specific size, 20″x 27.75″. The finish on this style flag is either canvas header with brass grommets or pole sleeve.

Flag Banner Shape and Styles

Flag Banner is essentially a rectangular flag shape, hanging vertical rather than horizontal and is typically displayed at trade shows, sporting events, corporate functions, school gyms. They can be attached to a wall, affixed to a ceiling.  The finish on a flag banner can be fully sewn with grommets, pole sleeve along top of banner or another special type of finish.

Wave or Blade Banner Shape and Styles

Cusrtom Flag Company Wave Banner

The wave or blade banner is very similar to the blade or teardrop banner, just a slightly different shape, slightly taller and has a wave like cut at the bottom of the banners. Wave/Blade banners use movement by to catch the eye of your customers. This item provides visibility to your business and is so simple to install and transport. Used indoors, outdoors, roadside display, fairs, festivals, P.O.P. advertising, short and long term displays.

VIS Flag Shape and Styles

Richmond American Large Flag

ViS flags are tall, rectangular-shaped, custom-printed attention flags. This product provides visibility and reliability when installed on a 20’ flagpole.  These flags are typically finished with closed top pole sleeve but could be finished with header and grommets if flying on a roped flagpole.

Feather Flag Shape and Styles

Custom Flag Company Feather

A feather flag shape, like its name implies, resembles a large feather. They usually feature reverse printing on the back. They are made from polyester or nylon and include a flat, three foot pole pocket, which is closed at the top of the flag. Finishing can include a leather tab, grommets or a self-adhering strip that connects to the pole at the bottom end of the flag.

Teardrop Banner Shape and Styles

Cusrom Flag Company Teardrop Banner

Teardrop banners use movement by to catch the eye of your customers. This item provides visibility to your business and is so simple to install and transport. This may used indoors, outdoors, roadside display, fairs, festivals, P.O.P. advertising, short and long term displays.

Banner Shapes and Styles

Banners are typically rectangular in shape and can hang vertically and horizontally. There are many options for finish on banners. Hemmed on all sides with grommets, hemmed only or pole pockets top and or bottom.

The Retractable Banner Set

Retractable banner is a custom printed vinyl banner that is attached to a retractable banner set. The vinyl banner takes moments to set up at an event and retracts into the base for storage and easy transport.

Backdrop Banners

Custom Flag Company large backdrop banner

Backdrop banners are large banners used as a backdrop for a stage, red carpet, press conference or special event. Finish is either hemmed all four sides with grommets or pole sleeve along top.

Fence Scrim or Mesh Banners

Fence scrim or mesh banners are used to hide unsightly fence with graphics to promote your event , community, business or development.

Table Throw

Table throws are custom printed table covers designed to hang over a table. This product gives instant exposure at a trade show or event.

Table Runner

Table runner is a printed graphic on a “runner” to place over a sold table throw. The advantage of a table throw is that it will work on any size table.


As you can see, there are so many flag and banner shapes and styles, contact us to discuss your flag or banner project.

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1 Comment

  • Michael Walker

    May 2, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    This is a somewhat ceremonial practice that at a time when men stood shoulder to shoulder, marched into fire, while listening to their drum and bugle corps. As it has been clearly reported in western historical records, a man hit by fire, would pass on the colors, that they might not ever touch the deck, till the last man of honor had fell…This is not a myth.

    Razor – to separate the colors from the flag to avoid desecration of the U.S. Flag. Match – to burn the flag, rope and any secret post intelligence. 45 Caliber Bullet (Ball)- if you have fought the enemy down to the last man, you should have also, fought down to no ammunition so, the last man should also be out of ammunition. All U.S. military service issue sidearms were 45 caliber. The single bullet is to keep from being taken prisoner by the enemy, when all manner of evasion has been exhausted.

    M. Walker/USMC Active
    SSgt. 6 yrs; Color Guard (collateral duty)

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