8 tips for flying your flag on Independence Day!

Posted by Accent Banner on Jul 4, 2018 8:45:00 AM


1. Never let the flag touch the ground. When hanging or displaying your flag, the key is to not damage it – so don’t drop it or let it touch anything beneath it.
2. Never wear the flag as a costume. The U.S. Flag Code makes very clear that no part of the flag should be worn as sportswear or as a costume, or used to make drapery or bedding. For those who really want to show off their patriotism, opt for a patch or a lapel flag pin worn near your heart.
3. Never display the flag except from sunrise to sunset, unless it is lighted at night. This means, according to the American Legion, that other people should always be able to recognize the flag. If there’s bad weather, you must take the flag down unless you have an all-weather flag.
4. Never place the flag anywhere but at the peak of the staff, except when the flag is at half-staff. When the flag is suspended over a sidewalk from a rope extending from a house to a pole at the edge of the sidewalk, the flag should be hoisted out, union first, from the building. (The union is the blue field of stars.) When hanging the flag vertically, the union must always be at the top.
5. Never wad the flag, but rather fold it properly. The way you store your flag is important. The American Legion says to fold it into a triangle, similar to a three-corner hat, with the blue and stars showing.
6. Never raise the flag slowly: It should be raised briskly, but lowered slowly and ceremoniously. 
7. Never carry the flag flat or horizontally. It should always be carried aloft and free.
8. Never display the flag with the union down. Only in instances of extreme danger to life or property should the flag be displayed that way, as a distress signal.
For more information on how to display and dispose of your flag, go to http://www.usflag.org/flagetiquette.html.


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Applique Flags: Single Reverse Vs. Double Sided

Posted by Alan J. Duro on May 3, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Intro to Applique Flags:

 Our speciality here at Accent Bannner is applique flags. Applique is a very unique and detailed process  to create the design. This process results in an extremely high-quality, durable, and visually appealing product. It's extremely time consuming and labor intensive. Learn about applique flags and watch our video about the applique process on our What is Applique page. One of the common questions we ask clients when creating applique flags is if they want a single reverse or double sided flag. While visually this concept is easy to understand it can be a hard concept to explain over the phone. This blog post is intended to show the difference and help you decide which option is best for your needs.


What are Single Reverse Flags?    

Single Reverse banners and flags read correctly on the single-reverse.jpgfront, and have a mirror image on the back. These are the most common types of flags and are recommended for flyability and cost effectiveness; as they require half as much fabric as a double-sided flag. Essentially a single reverse flag reads properly on the front and appears backwards (or "reverse") on the back.


What are Double Sided Flags?

Double Sided banners and flags read the same on both dbl-layers.jpgsides. The flags are made by sewing two single flag designs back-to-back and may have a block-out liner in between them depending on the color of the flags. Because there's more fabric involved the end product is usually slightly more expensive however often tougher and more durable.


How to Choose The Option for You:

Choosing which option is best suited for you is based on your needs and budget. Other factors to consider would be how the flag or banner is intended to be viewed. Because flagplole are viewed from many angles we would suggest using a double sided flag whenever possible. Other considerations include the flagpole location and exposure to the elements. For example, in high wind areas a double sided flag would be the more appopriate choice. Whichever option you choose we're happy to provide custom quotes for both so you can compare the difference in pricing.  


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The design of a flag refers to the elements of its aesthetics like colors, layout, size, decorations and lighting. The effective combination of these elements results in enticing and captivating clients and consumers in the hopes of higher purchase probability. A brand is an identifiable entity that makes specific and consistent promises of value and results in an overall experience for the consumer. This entity can include names, terms, signs, symbols, designs, shapes, colors or a combination of these elements. elements. A flag may be the first presence of a brand that consumers or clients encounter. The purpose of this flag is to let consumers or clients identify with the products or services of a seller, differentiating them from those of competitors, and thereby provide value to the consumers. Flags have become an integral part of luxury retailing especially in fashion and this is crucial for representing brand identity and meeting the expectations of shoppers. The store is often the first point of real physical contact between consumers and brands.


A brand’s identity is communicated through the store concept with signs, floor layout, product displays etc., creating and harmonizing a brand image that leads to an internal judgement of the brand by consumers. This branding concept highlights the importance of a flag for retail stores. If a consumer sees the flag outside the luxury store and visits the store afterwards, they would expect synchronicity between the image that they already have in their mind based on the flag and what they see and experience in the store. The flag is like the cover of a book and the store is the actual book contents. The story should be in accord with the cover.


A luxury retail or corporate company caters to a niche consumer and advertisements are tailored towards a specific consumer market. The advertisements are a means of communicating the brand’s story, starting from history and development to personality and image, including products and services. For example it is common to find the flags of luxury stores in streets like Bond Street where most of the consumers in full time employment use public transport in and out of central London daily. Luxury brands achieve a strategic objective by hanging their flags where the target consumers commute. Another example could be Newbury St, where consumers regularly commute or work in and around Back Bay area of Boston.


At Accent Banner we provide what luxury retail and corporate companies need by providing customization of flags and banners. We will adapt our services and the custom products we provide to meet your individual requirements. We can tailor the offerings of our company to provide multiple choices and variety in such a way that your company will be able to achieve the brand recognition you are looking for. We understand the need of the market and the recognition and appreciation your brand needs.

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