Feather flags are made to be easy to assemble. Start by assembling all your materials and make sure you give yourself enough room. Connect all the poles one by one, from the thickest to the thinnest. Insert the connect pole into the sleeve of the fabric banner, until the rod tip reaches the double-stitched sleeve end. After you’ve secured the fabric banner to the pole, use the tension rod, tie the loop and hooks tightly. The last step is to insert the fabric banner and pole into the base.
Though we are confident you will be able to use your feather flags for the years to come, it is important to make sure you install your banners correctly and handle them with care. Though they are machine washable, do not iron or machine dry them.
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1. How long will teardrop banners last?
Our teardrop banner poles last anywhere between 3-10 years, while flags could last from 1-3 years, depending on how well you take care of them. We recommend refreshing your design and banner ever year or every year and a half.
2. Will my printed fabric banner fabric fade?
Due to UV exposure, fabric banner colors will eventually fade. Depends majorly on the UV exposure of your area and the colors on the flag, specifically darker colors like black, deep red, and dark blue backgrounds will fade faster than designs with lighter colors. White, light blue, and yellow, those don’t fade in the sun as quickly. For more detailed info, please check here.
3. Are teardrop banner, teardrop flags, tear flag and teardrop flag banner the same thing?
The terms are interchangeable. Though people call them different things according to preference, we like to refer to them as feather banners. They all mean the same thing and we will know what you mean if you use any of those terms.
Teardrop banners are a little different, though they are very similar. We have several different types of banner options for you, and that includes custom banners. While feather flag banners are much more free flowing, teardrop flags are tight and stretched out when secured to the pole. Feather banners usually have more design space to work with.
4. Why do the same-sized teardrop flag banners cost more than feather or bowhead banners?
Great question! Due to the special shape of the teardrop banners, they consume more of the poles and fabrics than the same-sized feather or bow flags.
5. Will my design cover the entire flag or just a portion of it?
We’ll print to the very edge to achieve a “wide-screen” effect, except one-day printing, which the pole pockets portion will be covered by black or white canvas for speed production.
6. Are your banners fireproof?
Though our banners are highly resistant to heat, most of our polyester products will melt and burn if it comes in contact with flames. We recommend keeping all of your feather banners away from sparks or flames.
7. Are the flag poles interchangeable between different banner sizes?
Each of our flag poles are designed to support one single sized banner. A large flag pole is thicker, will not accommodate a small or medium banner, and vice versa. Be sure you match up the size of your banner with the correct sized pole. Let us know if you have questions or need to order extra banner or replacement poles.
8. Can I have different images on the front and back of double-sided teardrop flags?
Yes! You can choose to design one side or both so that the sides are the same or both sides are different. Be sure to select the Double Sided Printing (3 Layers) options when you select product options.
9. What can we see on the back of single-sided banners?
If you choose to print a single-sided flag banner, please know that to save you time and money, the design is bled through rather than printed on the back side. This means that though you can see the design on the other side, it will be mirrored, texts are not readable. If you want to have the same message appear perfectly on both sides, you will need to select the double-sided option.
10. How to assemble a teardrop flag?
Step 1: Unpack all the parts
Step 2: Connect all the poles together, start form the thickest on the bottom
Step 3: Insert the connected pole into the sleeve of the teardrop shape fabric flag, until the top of the top pole reaches the very end.
11. How to design a teardrop flag?
Lush Banners offers 3 options for you! Simple Design online, FREE professional design and Design your own with the templates provided on the product page. Please use vector format or high definition images for better results.
12. How to fill up a teardrop flag water base?
Step 1: Unscrew the cap of the water base, set aside safely
Step 2. Using a water pitcher or pipe with a hose to fill in the water
Step 3: Stop right at or a bit lower than the “MAX” mark
Step 4; Crew back the cap tightly. Completed!
13. How to get outdoor teardrop flags or feather flags to stay in direction?
We understand the desire of staying in direction of your teardrop flag, especially a single sided teardrop banner, which is not readable on the reverse side. BUT we DO NOT recommend the rotating with wind mechanism being jeopardised in any way, as the rotating will prevent the pressures built up, so the fabric flag and the pole will last as designed.