Quality Banners

Quality Banners

Distinctive World Quality Banners

Some of our world quality banners started off from rough sketches supplied by customers. Some from finished commercial art from professional designers. Occasionally we have to work from vague customer ideas (these are the most satisfying because it gives our resident staff designer the opportunity to display his skills!) But whatever the origin of the design, our customer gets to see a proof before it goes into production.

The banner to be produced is most often a fully sewn, appliqued, one-sided item on Lustalene banner cloth, a matt finish close weave material with excellent dimensional stability. This “one-sided” banner is lined with the same material on the back.

  • The design is most often a logo, a name, and sometimes a motto, and this is produced by tracing the design on coloured cloth from a pattern produced by computer, one colour at a time. The first colour is pinned onto the banner, and the machinist sews around the image before cutting away the waste. Then the next colour is pinned on, sewn, cut back, and so on until we have built up the full colour montage. This is called applique in flag and banner making.

Accordingly, this is a labour-intensive process which accounts for the quoted price, but the result is a superb quality item that looks like it’s worth a great deal more than it actually does cost.

Sometimes our customer’s budget does not allow for a fully sewn item, so we offer alternatives. And sometimes our customer requires an embroidery job. Unlike applique which is a process of sewing areas of cloth to produce the required image, embroidery is done by filling in the image with masses of stitches. Modern embroidery machines can produce a very fine job, and if the embroidered area is modest, so is the cost.

Our Gallery of flags and banners displays some of the magnificent banners our skilled artists and machinists have produced – view the Gallery of Flag designs here >>

To set off the quality banners to their greatest advantage, inspect our T-Bar Banner Poles HERE >>