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Printing Double Sided American Flags (latex printers)

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by KingsofWraps, Sep 14, 2020.

  1. Hello,

    I was looking to print some American flags for a client instead of outsourcing them since every dollar counts now a days! That being said, have any of your printed American flags on latex instead of dye-sub?
    What materials do you guys recommend? I have yet to do a project like this but I thought about printing double sided or two single sided flags and sewing them together. Anyone have experience doing something like this? They will be installed on streets.
  2. balstestrat

    balstestrat Member

    Aug 25, 2020
    Well what material are you thinking about? Digi print flag? Ink won't go through as well as sublimation but I think its fine for short time use.
  3. BigfishDM

    BigfishDM Merchant Member

    Jun 22, 2009
    All Over
    Sewing two pieces together will be the best bet. I have a few different materials you could use, if you want some swatches to see what would work best just let me know.
  4. unclebun

    unclebun Very Active Member

    A real sewn nylon made in the USA 3'x5' flag is $34. A printed polyester flag is less than $20. Why would you bother with trying to make them double layer with a latex printer? Do you hate your customer that much?
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  5. CJ-NYC

    CJ-NYC Member

    Oct 31, 2011
    New York, NY
    They're likely going to be on the heavy side. Most flags are something called 'single-reverse' which is just a single layer of fabric. If your client expects the flags to fly in a light breeze, they likely won't, or more wind will be needed. If the flags are just hanging open and not at any angle, then you're probably fine. Seconding what unclebun said as well, flags are generally very cheap anyway.

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