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Want a Flag Banner to Be Seen? – How to Find the Right Design.

Gallery designs compared

Which style of Art Gallery are YOU?

When you worry about being seen, but say, “I want something simple”, our designer knows how to turn ORDINARILY PLAIN into SUPER PUNCHY & BRILLIANT!

 

These messages at left both say “Gallery”, but only one has that added spark of WOW! – Excitement which creates curiosity in the viewer.

 

Which should you choose?

 

Are you hidden or set back from the street?
Does your competition overshadow your building?
Is it time to let your creative edge shine?

 

Linda Sanders creates all her feather banner layouts to attract attention at distance.  Every one is a fully-waving flag screaming, “come over here!” giving drivers plenty of time to slow down, to park in YOUR car park.

 

Advertising needs to be kept fresh to stay relevant.

 

Have you ever needed to find an address – while handling heavy traffic – then accidentally missed the turn-in driveway?  With just one of Linda’s punchy designs, this problem would disappear, as with this Gallery customer’s dilemma.

 

Linda’s “LOOK, I’M HERE!” banners feature up to 4 key words – although a single, powerful message definitely has the biggest effect.

 

The text is then large enough to be seen at 500 metres (that’s half a km.), it will wave oh-so-appealingly to show your exact location, and feature leap-at-you colours just as Linda’s recommended colour schemes invariably are.

Qatar banners, bold messages

Can you SEE me now?!

Don’t panic if you can’t draw – Linda will plan and prepare vivid layouts, using easy-to-read fonts, and aiming for maximum lifespan.

 

Now, if you think you need TO BE SEEN, follow this link to ask how OzFeathers can be your answer.

Do You Repair Feather Flags, or Throw Them Away?

We DEFINITELY repair our OzFeathers banner flags, refreshing them back to near-new where possible.  Advertising shouldn’t need throwing away every few months, no way!

Damaged flag banner now repaired

Made new 2017, refreshed 2 years later and this OzFeather is working HARD!

This flag nylon is 200 denier – that means “tough enough to take repairs” – and since we manufacture all our own OzFeathers right here, we have all the fabric colours plus the original design patterns which means that any part of the original flag banner can easily be re-made.

 

Imagine pranging your car and throwing it away just because you have a dent!!??

 

Our latest repair job is for Australian Boutique Premium Wines of McLaren Vale.  For two complete years their waving advertising has attracted attention to their shop in the “old” McLaren Vale shopping centre. That’s 24 months – longer than Yellow Pages, or a business association membership – of non-stop “LOOK HERE!”

 

Sadly, their two OzFeathers flag banners incurred some “busy main road traffic grime” along with a few wintry, windy days having attacked one or two seams.

Flag banners canbe repaired

Looks can be deceptive. Slightly worn, but NOT worn out. FIXABLE!

So, into the workshop – a quick trim, some new fabric, re-stitching and… good as new.  Advertising which keeps on working – but only with our 200 denier heavy duty nylon.

 

Tips for extending lifespan include
1. Be clear of trees, shrubs, gutters on buildings, anything sharp or rough.
2. Avoid dragging on the ground – treat like human skin.
3. Sponge clean after dirt appears, or gentle cycle in the washing machine.
4. When damage is caught early, repairs are simple.  Much harder on weary threads.
5. Wear & tear varies determined by location & weather, but average life can be 3 years or more.
6. Check instructions to be sure on how-to-use, these tips can save money!

 

When you’re wanting to reduce waste in landfill, consider banners of “200 denier flag nylon” for their longest lifespan; they’re only available in Australia from OzFeathers.

 

Semaphore Kite Festival Delights, Featuring Willunga’s Feather Flag Lady, Linda Sanders

 

Where at Easter time 2019 could you find skies filled with kites of all colours where the the sands come alive with the dazzling colours of the rainbow – all eager to wave to the massing crowds up onto the jetty?  It’s Semaphore Beach (of course!) for the annual kite festival featuring kite makers and fliers from around Australia and beyond.

 

Linda’s banners, lining the sandy avenue from pathway to waterline, included a selection of her exquisitely detailed feather flag designs, all of which were created in her Willunga studio.

Feather flags Easter kite festival

Wind & sunshine are FREE – let’s get a wriggle on…

Unlike printed or teardrop-style advertising flags – the types often seen outside car yards – OzFeathers are aesthetically extreme in their opposite-ness.
Stunningly unique.
Statues which move.
Colours dazzling with the sunlight.

Feather banners tall and waving

We’re showing you our best side in the sunshine – but wait, every side is our BEST side!

Mesmeric undulation capturing the eye and imagination of all ages.

 

Now, over in the bird world, the brighter the feathers in the male’s plumage, the fitter he appears to his potential mate.  Linda enlarges on this premise with her cleverly planned colour schemes, to achieve maximum effect once the sun’s rays hit.

 

Linda’s applique technique has been likened to leadlight glass work.  Leadlighting involves individual slivers of coloured glass being carefully cut to a pattern, then inlaying them alongside each other before anchoring to the design.

 

In OzFeathers, a similar method is used with individual pieces of pre-dyed flag nylon first cut to a pattern then hot-welded into the design before being firmly sewn together.

 

Coloured fabric “windows” waiting to act on the wind’s breath, simultaneously dancing with sunbeams… wind energy is FREE! 

 

All this, and Australian made, bringing attention-seeking into the 21st Century. Suddenly, the task of being seen is easily solved with a mere 500g of art-mural, providing you’ve had Linda’s hand on the other end of the design process!

Inlaid applique fully-sewn in Willunga feather flag

Cut the colours, weld the colours, sew everything together FIRMLY!

More details (or to contact Linda direct) from this link.

 

Can feather flags be repaired in Australia?

Not ALL flag banners can be repaired.  Here’s a guide on what to watch for when choosing.

 

Expert repairs can be difficult on flags unless the base fabric has a high denier count, such as 200 denier flag nylon.  This high number means the initial weave is super-strong and it will often accept re-stitching, thus increasing lifespan.

 

OzFeathers’ own high denier nylon fabric also features a special coating to aid in colour preservation (important in Australia’s weather) which isn’t found in other mass-produced flags.  This coating is a product of duPont, well-respected in the field of innovation.

Selfies feather flags

Brighter than bright! We use BOLD flag nylon on all feather banners we make.

Many lighter weight flags actually use a low-denier polyester so they are lighter in weight and weave, and, once torn, there’s often little to be done other than total replacement.

 

6 ways to extend the life of your OzFeathers flag banner –

 

1.  Keep your feather flag away from trees, shrubs, gutters and power lines.  In fact, stay clear of anything sharp.  Treat the fabric like human skin and a banner can last for years.

 

2. At the close of day, roll your banner around the pole before carrying inside, remembering not to drag along abrasive ground.

 

3. OzFeathers’ 200 denier nylon can be washed with confidence – gentle cycle on the washing machine, and use pre-wash spray on soiled areas first.

 

4. The minute any damage to the weave is spotted, contact our repair dept. and learn how to arrange for return & repairs. When caught early, snags and tears can be swiftly rectified, and your banner will be returned looking like new!

 

5. Daily use in rain, shine, windy gales or sheeting hail may cause faster wear, but, with the increase in foot traffic due to your flag banner’s efficiency, your advertising budget will more than cover any replacements.

 

6. Lastly, our supplied user-instructions offer many TIPS (shortcuts to success) for extending the fabric’s lifespan.

 

The longer your feather flag lasts, the better your bottom line – meaning less stress and expense for you.

 

Here’s a fine example of how GREAT advertising is made here in Willunga, SA. as shown here for Alexandrina Council.