What is a quality flag or pennant?
For us, a quality flag is characterized by having a good color density, the right case, the luster in the fabric and the qualities that make it possible for weather and wind stress!
We offer a Durable and Aesthetically Attractive Product!
Our marine polyester, or nautical polyester as it is called in Italy, for the feeling of how Flags used to be. With the amazing feeling and depth of cotton, but with the strength and durability of marine polyester.
On the market today there is a wide variety of fabrics and qualities. It is often seen that flags are marketed for outdoor use, when they are not adapted to the purpose, which results in the material becoming more bleached and the hairs fail.
The fabric we use comes from England and is a matt woven polyester 155g / m2. It is one of the strongest in the market and the best one can get the flagship. The fabric is used, for example, by Britain's fleet on their warships. We think that´s a guideline for Good Quality!
Heat, Cool, UV Light, Saltwater, Sun and Wind! Produced to Last!
Throughout, thread, tampar and flag cloth are designed to give our customers a premium product directly from their own production in Europe without intermediaries!
Our flags always have double stitching, heavy edge bands, triple stitching at the flag end and barrier sewing in the corner!
We have a 100% European Product! Production in Europe also enables greater flexibility of deliveries! Not to mention the environmental aspect ?!
Isn´t that quality or what?
How is the fabric produced to last?
Here is a description from our English fabric manufacturer about the process :
"The Woven Flag fabric is produced from 100% spun polyester fibre. This is usually by using the ring spun method which cuts the long fibres to a standard length. They are then laid parallel to each other and are twisted, as part of the spinning process, to make the yarn.
In order to produce the best yarn from a strength and levelness point of view two strands of yarn are then twisted together to give what is called a two fold or two ply yarn.
All the yarn is produced onto cones or cheeses which are then supplied to the weaver.
The weaver then produces a warp to be placed in the back of the weaving machine, typically this will be enough to produce 5,000 metres of undyed fabric.
The cloth is then produced by firing the same yarn, known as weft, across the warp yarn.
The Woven Flag is a plain weave open construction which enables the air to pass through it to help in the flying of the flag. It also gives it strength and relative lightness for such a strong cloth.
However being open and a plain weave has its difficulties as the open weave means the construction is susceptible to slippage during it's manufacturing process. It also means that even the smallest fault is exposed whereas in more dense constructions they are more easily hidden.
The cloth is taken from the loom in lengths of about 500 metres and sent for dyeing and finishing.
Polyester has to be dyed at high pressure and at a temperature around 130 degrees centigrade. This can either be done in long rope form in a torpedo like jet or by beam dyeing where the cloth is rolled full width over a perforated drum. Acetic acid controls the ph value.
Disperse dyes are used
Sampling is taken from the fabric at least twice during this process to ensure accurate colour matching is taking place.
Careful washing off and reduction clearing is important to ensure good and even colour fastness.
The fabric is normally heat set and pre shrunk at about 180 degrees centigrade.
The final process is drying, rolling and inspection."