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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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