About Flag Printing At Contrado
For business, promotion, events, decoration or just for fun, flag printing can be a great way to showcase your designs, raise awareness of your brand, make a powerful statement or add some custom flair to your home. Make your own flag online and choose from standard sizes or select the custom made option to design your flag in any size and shape. Made from a robust polyester fabric, your flag UK made can be displayed indoors and outdoors. Have fun creating designs for business or pleasure, and be assured that your flag will be printed and handmade to the highest standards, right here at the Contrado studios in London. We include eyelets and a pocket, so you have different display options. Your design is printed deep into the fibres, creating a long-lasting print that will last and won't rub off, even after washing.
At a glance
Durable polyester fabric
Custom sizes available
Eyelets or pockets
Made to order in the UK
100cm x 66cm (3:2)
150cm x 100cm (3:2)
200cm x 133cm (3:2)
225cm x 150cm (3:2)
100cm x 50cm (2:1)
150cm x 75cm (2:1)
200cm x 100cm (2:1)
Handmade in UK
How Your Flag Printing Works
Using a specialist dye sublimation process, ink is fused with the polyester fabric of the flag, to create a lasting and vibrant print. When you make your own flag, you can choose your perfect size and shape of the flag and even the finish. Your design is then uploaded onto our system. Select the perfect size and shape for your flag, and our team of skilled technicians will print your artwork onto the material. Lovingly handmade to order in London, expert seamstresses stitch and hem your flag, creating the finish you require. Choosing to customise a flag, UK made, is a unique service and one which will give outstanding, bespoke results.
100% polyester. Strong flags with long life. Wash at 30 deg C.
Your designs are printed edge to edge on the fabric, creating a statement design that is sure to attract attention. Ask yourself what you are creating a flag for. Flag printing is great for work events, as you can upload logos, branding and anything else you want. If you are launching a fashion collection and want to indicate to your guests where they should go, why not create a selection of flags with your designs printed on them? Colours, fine lines and details are depicted clearly and distinctly on the fabric, and as we make them in-house, you can opt for any size and shape that you want. This gives you unlimited options for your flag.
There is an average shrinkage of 10-15mm with customised flags. This equates to about 2%. It is important to factor in this shrinkage when you plan your design, so no vital artwork is lost. We recommend leaving some room, or a "bleed area" between the edge of your design and the edge of the flag, to ensure your design is not disrupted by stitching.
Reviews for Flags
based on 15 customer reviews
The quality is of the high standards I have come to expect from Contrado. Cannot be faulted.
Product is excellent, service was good and experience was good
So happy with my flag, quick service and delivery. Told the quality of the picture wasn’t the best but the flag turned out perfect.
Love the flag great quality
No hassle, easy to order on line. Fast delivery and informed of process throughout. Great service, glad I found you.
PRODUCT AS DESCRIBED AND EXPECTED. FAST DELIVERY, EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE
Exactly what I wanted
Great fast service will be using again
Item great, good quality. They were unsure as the logo was small and they did inform me of this. It turned out great though
It's not often I am blown away with personalised gifts but the quality of my personalised flag is 'Superb'. The ease in which I designed it on the website and the speed in which it came was second to none. Top all that off with a very reasonable price and I am one happy bunny!
I would have liked to of known how thin the flag was before buying. The design appears lighter on the flag due to the opaqueness, however certainly not a huge issue.
Really quick and good service - kept me in the loop and made sure i was aware of quality of print - a fantastic service
Speedy service, good quality, very happy
How does this product enhance my...
Whether you are planning a party, a wedding, or hosting an event at home, customised flags can enhance your special occasion. For sporting events, why not create a design showcasing your country? You can fly your flag with pride, letting everyone know just who you are rooting for. If you are the kind of person who loves throwing parties, make a design to get your guests in the party mood - don't forget to include a theme!
Flag printing for companies is a great way to promote your business. They are the perfect prop for work events, campaigns, socials and advertising your business in front of your office. Create a design promoting your branding and logos and fly your flag high so customers know which building is yours. Are you hosting an event? Design a flag to highlight the points of your cause. There are so many ways custom flags can work for you.
Are you a designer for a wedding brand? If you create designs for weddings and other special events, consider adding custom printed flags to your portfolio. Flags are a traditional way to celebrate, and when you print your own, you can make them look however you want. Printed with your artwork, digital designs and unique typography, these flags will be taken to the next level and will make the happy couple even happier.
Frequently asked questions:
How can I display my flag?
You have 3 flag finish options; eyelets, pocket or plain. Use the pocket option if you want to display your flag on an existing pole (2.5cm diameter). The pocket is sewn down the edge of the fabric. The eyelets allow you to hang the flag, almost like a banner, and the plain option is ideal for laying flat.
Is there a bleed area?
The flag can shrink by up to 2% during the production process. It is important to keep this in mind when creating your design. If your print has details that run right to the edge of your design, then we recommend leaving a little bit of space between the image and the edge of the flag, so no details are lost.
What sizes does the flag come in?
We produce flag printing in several sizes, to ensure you get the perfect flag for your requirements. Opt for small, standard and giant sizes, in various dimensions. You can also select the custom size option if you want to create a truly bespoke flag. You can see the full list of sizes above.
What's the best resolution to print in?
We print at 200dpi, which is a good combination of quality and file weight. Ideally, your image should be scaled to 100% at 200dpi, this means that no resizing of your file occurs stopping any interpolation.
Should I save my file as a TIFF or JPEG?
For multi-coloured or very detailed files we recommend using a tiff format, but they must be flattened. For simple colours and low detail files, a jpeg is fine.
Which colour model should I choose? RGB or CMYK?
We advise providing images in the RGB colour space. Specifically using the sRGB image profile, to achieve best colour results. What does this mean? In your editing software choose RGB as the working space, and assign the image profile as sRGB (full name sRGB IEC61966-2.1)
What does GSM mean?
Grams per Square Meter (GSM) is an international standard for measuring the weight of paper or fabric. GSM uses the weight of a square meter (1000 x 1000mm) as an indication of the weight and thickness of a given fabric. We class 20-100gsm as light (summer fabrics, gauzes and fine silks), 101-249 gsm as medium (most clothing fabrics) and 250+ gsm as heavy (upholstery fabrics, and other specialist fabrics).
What are the bleed areas?
When designing your product, it’s best to make sure that your image is slightly larger than needed. In printing, the extra printed image is referred to as a “Bleed Area” or margin, and it is removed from the finished piece. A bleed area acts as a buffer for slight inconsistencies in the manufacturing process. however, it’s important to fill your bleed areas completely, or you may end up with white, unprinted strips along the edge of your finished product.
Do you print on garments a customer supplies?
Unfortunately not. All our garments are printed on flat fabric and sewn into finished products, which gives a better, finished result and all-over print. We test meticulously so that we know what gets the best results on our fabrics, and our facilities cater perfectly to them. We do however print sublimation paper to order, so if you have access to a heat press you can press your fabrics or flat garments easily.
Can you Align a Pattern or design across panels of a garment?
We always strive for the greatest accuracy when printing and constructing your garments. However, due to unavoidable stretch or movement of the fabric during the stitching process, we cannot guarantee perfect pattern registration across garment seams. We are generally accurate within 2-3mm, which Is close enough for most patterns but may show slight issues with detailed geometric patterns.
Can I print my own Labels?
Most of our garments now come with printable label space for you to add your own company information and branding! If you would like to sew in your own labels, we also offer Printed Fabric Labels here.
How is your fabric printing eco-friendly?
With environmental consciousness in mind, our fabrics are all printed using completely water-based inks. This means no chemicals or solvents are used. Our heat fixing procedure fixes the colours and prints, avoiding the downsides of steaming, such as excess or contaminated water returning into the waste system. We have one facility in London where we conduct all the printing, production and fulfillment.
Please note: As everything we provide is handmade to order, all measurements may vary slightly.
Delivery time & Costs
We handmake your item on site, which takes on average 1-3 days. Please check individual production times which are displayed next to the item price on the product page, as this varies from product to product. In rare cases when we need to re-print an item, this may take an additional 1-2 days.
After your item has been manufactured, we ship your order via your chosen method. Please add on the production time to the delivery time to calculate when your order will be with you. Select your delivery method in your basket.
We have a range of trusted shipping options:
- Royal Mail 1st Class Standard (no tracking) - 1-5 working days on average (please note that this can take up to 15 working days in exceptional circumstances).
- Royal Mail 1st Class Recorded (no tracking) - Usually delivered the next working day. It is not a guaranteed next day service, or a tracked service. A signature is required. (Please note that this can take up to 15 working days in exceptional circumstances).
- Special Delivery - Delivered the next working day
- Saturday Delivery (deliver only on Sat)
- Collection from our London Office (between 4-6pm on working days only)
- For international orders or large/bulky packages within the UK, we ship via DHL or Fedex services. This takes on average 2-5 working days.
You can then enjoy or resell your hand-made products with your very own designs.
You can also read more about our terms & conditions and refund policy.
Make use of our Manufacturing and Worldwide Shipping Experience
At Contrado, every product is handmade on site to ensure the highest quality. We provide a dedicated production service as well as a range of fast delivery options. For the past 14 years, we have printed and hand-made countless personalised products for a wide range of customers all over the world and many of them have become loyal customers who love not only our products but also the care, knowledge and dedication from our staff.
Produced and ready to ship within 1-3 days on average.
A speedy Special Delivery service is available where your item will delivered within one working day, after it has been manufactured.
Low shipping fees
- We print and make everything in-house. Production times are dependent on the product.
Express shipping available
- From £1.25 to ship within the UK.
- A speedy Special Delivery service is available where your item will delivered within one working day, after it has been manufactured.