What is a flag banner? We have asked ourselves this question for quite some time before coming to any sort of resolution. When customers called about “flag banners” we would ask for clues: “How does it fly?”, “What kind of pole does it need?” To us industry folk a flag and a banner are two very different things. A flag flies and is attached to a pole on one side while a banner is tethered down on more than one side or strapped to a wall. After a little investigation we discovered, a flag banner is simply a little bit flag and a little bit banner. It has a fly end and is strapped down usually on two sides. A flag banner comes in a few different variations and all go by different names. See below images.
The first “flag banner” example is a street pole banner. The pole at the top with the tether bottom and the fly end create a look that seems to be a morph of a flag and a banner hence the flag banner nickname! See more images of street pole banners here.
The next example is a feather flag or an attention flag. The pole rides all the way up one side and curves around creating a banner look while really only being held down on one side which would technically make it a flag but we can say it’s a little of both. You can find more information about Feather Flags here.
These are the two main types of flag banners that are most frequently requested.
What would you consider a flag banner? Let us know if there is anything we left out in the comments below.
Written by: Kelly Laughead