Fabrics and Finishing

Fabrics

What makes Flags Unlimited stand out from your local print shop is that printing on fabric is all we do. In our many years doing this, we've created a solid collection of fabrics that we are confident in. Time and again they prove to be superior quality and each fabric has its own unique purpose. Our team is happy to advise you on the best fabric for your job.

In this section you can get a good feel for our base selection of fabrics. If you seen something, or have a different idea in mind that isn't listed below, just ask! 

Close up view of DuraKnit III Polyester
DuraKnit III®
  • Outdoor use.

  • Great for sun and wind locations.

  • Resists fraying.

  • Great penetration for viewing on both sides.

RECOMMENDED USES:

Flags, DuraDouble II, Street Banners, Pennants.

Close up vew of DuraLux Polyester.
DuraLux®
  • Indoor or outdoor use.

  • Resists fraying.

  • High sheen finish.

  • Great penetration for viewing on both sides.

RECOMMENDED USES:

Banners, P.O.P., Flags, Stick Flags, Pennant Strings.

Close up view of DuraMatte Polyester.
DuraMatte®
  • Indoor use, display quality.

  • tightly knit opaque fabric with matte finish.

  • Incredible for high resolution images.

  • Single sided applications.

RECOMMENDED USES:

Signage, Banner Stands, Backdrops, Tradeshows, Tablecloths.

Close up viw of Polyester Mesh.
Mesh
  • Outdoor use.

  • 46% air permeability.

  • Resists fraying.

  • Good penetration for visibility from both sides.

RECOMMENDED USES:

Construction Sites, Fencing, Stage Wraps, Sporting Events.

Close up view of Satin fabric.
Satin
  • Indoor use.

  • Silky, luxurious finish.

  • Great for high resolution images.

  • Single sided applications.

RECOMMENDED USES:

Banners, P.O.P., Sashes, High End Indoor Signage.

Close up view of 600D Polyester for custom  tents.
600D Polyester
  • Outdoor use.

  • Water, UV and mold resistant.

  • Flame retardant.

  • Single sided applications.

RECOMMENDED USES:

Custom Printed Tents and Outdoor Tablecloths.

Close up view of 300D polyester for custom printing.
300D Polyester
  • Indoor use.

  • Matte finish.

  • Great for high resolution images.

  • Drapes beautifully over tables.

  • Single sided applications.

RECOMMENDED USES:

Fitted and Throw Tablecloths

Close up view of 600D Polyester for custom  tents.
Vinyl
  • Double-sided applications

  • Various thicknesses

  • Durable for outdoors

RECOMMENDED USES:

Street Banners and Fence Wraps.

BlockOutVinyl.jpg
Block Out Vinyl Mesh
  • Outdoor use.

  • Great for digital images.

  • Great for windy areas.

  • Double sided applications that won't show through on the

  • opposite side.

RECOMMENDED USES:

Street Banners and Fence Wraps.

Finishing

Finishing is for flags is pretty standard. However, we do lots of custom work and it's worth knowing that there are lots of options out there. Below is a diagram that will hopefully help with visualizing some of those options. Different fabric also lend themselves better to some finishings than others. For example, DuraMatte is best when it's heat cut or even just cut. When you add a hem to a fabric like DuraMatte you take away from the beautiful flat finish that it's known for. As with everything else, this is why Flags Unlimited is here to help. We know our fabrics and can help guide your decision to arrive at the best solution.

Illustrated examples of flag and banne finishings.