One of the most common questions we ask clients when creating applique/print flags or banners is if they need them to be single reverse or double sided. While visually this concept is easy to understand it can be a hard concept to explain over the phone. This infographic is intended to show the difference and help you decide which option is best for your needs.
What is Single Reverse?
Single Reverse banners and flags read correctly on the front, and have a mirror image on the back. These are the most common types of flags and are recommended for fly ability 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 is Double Sided?
Double Sided banners and flags read the same on both sides. The flags are made by sewing two single flag panels back-to-back. Depending on the field colors and design they may require a block-out liner in between each panel. Because there's more fabric involved the end product is usually slightly more expensive and heavier meaning stronger winds are required to make these flags fly out right.
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 flagpole 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 appropriate choice. Whichever option you choose we're happy to provide custom quotes for both so you can compare the difference in pricing.