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September 21 2013


How Flags Are Made

If you go back as far as around 4000 years ago, you will find that the first ever flags were made from silk. Silk is a strong material but is extremely lightweight. It can face extreme weather conditions with ease and isn't very heavy to carry either. This is why silk was considered an ideal material for making flags back then.

But most modern flags of today are made from a variety of materials. Some of the most common materials used include cotton, polyester and nylon. You can get complete flag kits shipped really fast to you on sites like RapidFlags.com or Amazon.Com

Cotton isn't very popular when it comes to making flags. It is not used as frequently as the other materials largely because it isn't quite as durable. These flags are mostly used indoors but that doesn't mean they can't be used outdoors. Flags that are made using cotton have more vibrant colors which give it an amazing look indoors. Cotton is more economical than some other materials as well and that is why, despite its drawbacks, it is still used today. 

Polyester is a popular choice for flag making today. But, polyester is more useful in an area that has harsh weather conditions and heavy winds. Polyester is quite heavy and it is because of this that it is extremely durable as well. It will last much longer than flags made with other materials. If you are making polyester flags, you can have them either woven or knitted. 

Nylon is another very popular choice when it comes to making flags. The main reason for this is because it is quite durable and extremely economical as well. Nylon is extremely light just like silk. Even if you make a very large flag using this material, you won’t have to worry about it weighing too much. And since it is made from such a lightweight material, it flies better in breeze as well. But it is durable as well which is a very important factor when it comes to choosing material for a flag. Flags are usually flown outside irrespective of what the weather is like and that's why it's good to have a flag that can stand harsh weather conditions. And to top all that, nylon flags are quite versatile and dry extremely quickly as well. 

There is one other material that is used to make flags although it is more popular for making miniature flags. It is rayon. Rayon is quite like silk. But it isn't usually used for making large flags or flags that will be placed outdoors. It is an ideal material for wall flags and other small flags which will be hung indoors. Rayon has a unique property that makes it extra shiny. That is why it is preferred for indoor use. 

So, now that you know the various types of flags available today and how they are made, how long will it be before you realize that they are an excellent, low cost method of advertising? What are you waiting for? Start working on a design for your flag today.

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