Custom Flag Care

How to Clean & Store A Flag?

 

Don’t Forget!!!!

 

Flags should not be left out in winds higher than 40 mph. Flag should be taken down in heavy rain or hail Place your flag in place that does not get direct sunlight all day Hand wash flags when needed. Speak with a sales representative to insure you are purchasing the material and product that will work best for your needs.

 

The time of a flag is dependent upon not only the material and production methods but largely on the environment and care it is given. The average life span of a flag is between 3-6 months. For long term outdoor use it is recommended to use a strong outdoor material like a wrap knitted polyester or nylon.

 

The materials have a higher tolerance for wind, rain and other adverse conditions. Sun light can also affect the longevity of a flag as colors will begin to fade over time.

 

UV coated ink and materials will help protect against fading but direct sun light will eventually affect the vibrancy of the printed colors. Very large flags (15’x20′ and larger) will also show signs of wear and tear faster than an average sized flag (i.e. 3’x5′). The weight and surface area of the flag create drag which will cause fraying on the fly ends. Large flags are normally reinforced on the fly ends with multiple rows of stitching and reinforced corners. The longevity of a flag is subjective and it is up to the discretion of each individual as to when they feel that a flag needs repair or replacement. No flag will last forever but simple steps can be taken to ensure that a flag will last as long as possible. Flags and banners while intended to be displayed and flown they can be quite delicate and require gentle care.

 

Each material requires a unique set of care instructions, please read below for the appropriate care for your flag or banner:

 

Nylon and Polyesters (knitted, silk and economy):

 

Hand Wash in cold water, Hang dry, Cool iron when needed (most wrinkles will fall out after the flag is hung), Always store completely dry, never fold and store a wet flag.

 

Vinyl:

 

Wipe down with a wet cloth, use soap or household cleanser when necessary To avoid wrinkles, roll banner for strange and place in a tube Most wrinkles will fall out after 24 of the banner being hung but if some persist lay a tea towel on the back side and iron on a cool-medium setting. Do no iron the front as this may affect the imprint.
Always store completely dry.

 

Plastic/8 mil poly:

 

Wipe down with wet cloth, use soap of house hold cleanser when necessary Store product flat or rolled to avoid wrinkles Always store completely dry.

 

How Long Is My Flag Good For?

 

The flag time of a flag is dependent upon not only the material and production methods but largely on the environment and care it is given. The average life span of a flag is between 3-6 months.

 

For long term outdoor use it is recommended to use a strong outdoor material like a wrap knitted polyester or nylon. The materials have a higher tolerance for wind, rain and other adverse conditions. Sun light can also affect the longevity of a flag as colors will begin to fade over time. UV coated ink and materials
will help protect against fading but direct sun light will eventually affect the vibrancy of the printed colors.

 

Very large flags (15’x20′ and larger) will also show signs of wear and tear faster than an average sized flag (i.e. 3’x5′). The weight and surface area of the flag create drag which will cause fraying on the fly ends. Large flags are normally einforced on the fly ends with multiple rows of stitching and reinforced corners. The longevity of a flag is subjective and it is up to the discretion of each individual as to when they feel that a flag needs repair or replacement. No flag will last forever but simple steps can be taken to ensure that a flag will last as long as possible.

 

UV Protection

 

The imprint on your flag or banner can and will fade over time, direct sun light will hasten this process. In order to protect your flag or banner, UV protection is added to all inks and dyes used. This UV coating allows the flag to fly outdoors in the sunlight for an extended period of time without fading. This same technology is used in the nylon used to product the United States Sewn and Embroidered flags.

 

To avoid fading place your flag or banner is a spot that is partially shaded or only gets sunlight during part of the day. UV coating in standard on all AGAS flags and banners.

 

What Is Considered A Defect?

 

 

While AGAS makes every effort to ensure that you product arrive to you just as you requested there are minor variations that may occur due to the printing process. Common variations include: color match, color saturation, size and stains. PMS colors matching is not an exact science, light, material and color combinations can
affect how a color is viewed . AGAS considers a 5% variance on any PMS color to be acceptable in most cases.

 

Whether you are printing by hand or machine it is almost impossible to achieve the exact right amount of color saturation over an entire flag. The material may be slightly denser in one area or another and this will cause the color to appear slight darker or lighter in certain spots.

 

AGAS considers a this minor defect when the color saturation is located in small, dispersed areas cover less than 10% of the flag. AGAS cuts and sews all its flags and banners by hand, in some instances a flag or banner may arrive slightly longer or shorter than ordered. If the size is off more 5% or less it is considered a minor defect. Any printing process involving ink runs the risk of a stray dot of ink landing on the flag, while this is a rare occurrence a few small dots of ink may appear on our larger flags and banners. These rarely change the overall look of the product and many people wouldn’t notice unless they were looking for it. A few stray dots are considered a minor defect.

 

AGAS stands behind all its products and if you feel that that your product has arrived with a major defect, please contact AGAS customer service for any and all problem resolutions. Customer Service is available Monday-Friday 8 am- 5 pm, byToll Free: 1-866-Any-Flag (269-3524) or my email at customerservice@agasmfg.com.

Contact us today for more information, a quote or to place an order.

Phone- 1-866-Any-Flag (269-3524)

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