The flags are not illegal nor banned, just “persona non grata”.

Friday June 26, 2015

 

Hey flag lovers. By now you’ve probably heard that the Confederate flag is in the news and that most if not all the major manufacturers have stopped making the “Confederate Battle Flag” and Field Artillery.

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The above flags have been discontinued by most manufacturers. The flags are not illegal nor banned, just “persona non grata”.

The other Confederate flags such as the 1st Confederate (Stars and Bars), 2nd Confederate, 3rd Confederate and the Bonnie Blue will continue to be made and sold.

The following will be available: Continue reading “The flags are not illegal nor banned, just “persona non grata”.”

Annin Flagmakers updates it’s decision on Confederate Flags

Friday June 26, 2015

In response to Annin’s decision to cease manufacturing and selling the Confederate Battle Flag our Customer Service Department received a great many questions from our retail partners concerning the availability of other Civil War Era Historical flags.  To clarify, Annin Flagmakers will continue to manufacture and offer for sale all of the Civil War Era flags except for the Confederate Battle and Confederate Field Artillery flags.

We pride ourselves on selling flags that are Made in America.

Due to the current situation in the American Flag Industry we do not have American Made Confederate flags at this time. We are hopeful that we will be able to provide these flags again in the American Made quality and that we find other manufacturers. Please check with us over the next days and weeks to see what transpires.

Here is a letter we received from the National Independent Flag Dealers Association.

NIFDA June 26

Dear Colleague,

At a time of year when our industry should be focused on positive, patriotic messaging and “feel good” PR opportunities, we were completely caught off guard this week when the public and media turned their attention to another red, white, and blue banner – the Confederate Battle flag.  Local and national media seized the opportunity to put this controversial, yet historical symbol on trial.  Before the flag industry had a chance to deliberate, confer, or respond, the court of public opinion had already reached a verdict and large, national retailers announced that they would no longer sell Confederate Battle flags and merchandise.  We were forced to respond quickly and decisively. For many of us, the bottom line will not really be affected.  For others, long-time customer relationships and company reputations are at stake, not because the Confederate Battle flag was a big seller, but because our customers feel that their freedom to fly this flag or any flag has been threatened. The result of that opinion may seriously affect future business.

As we go into the last week of our busiest season of the year, we remind you that it is times like these that define us as an industry.  The symbols we produce and sell have historical significance yet impact lives today. We have been tested before by war, tragedy, terrorism, and change.  We encourage all of our members to reach out to each other for support and ideas on how to best handle the challenges we face together as an industry.

Warm Regards,

NIFDA Board of Directors

 

Eder Flag Manufacturing Company announces it will no longer sell Confederate Flags

On Wednesday June 24th Eder Flag Manufacturing sent the following announcement to it’s flag dealers:

The board of directors of Eder Flag Manufacturing Co. has decided to no longer sell or manufacture the Confederate flag.

Eugene Eder, our company’s former, long-time owner, fought in World War II against the forces of bigotry, hatred and tyranny. Mr. Eder’s primary reason to own and operate Eder Flag after serving in the U.S. Navy was to produce American flags, a symbol of freedom and opportunity.
The recent events in Charleston, S.C. and motivating factors behind those events, coupled with Mr. Eder’s legacy led to our decision to no longer manufacture or sell these types of flags.
Our thoughts and sympathies are with the families and loved ones of those who lost their lives in Charleston. Our hope moving forward is that all communities are able to live together in unity so that everyone can experience the freedom and opportunity for which Mr. Eder and so many other veterans fought.
Sincerely,

Jodi Goglio
Chief Operating Officer

Annin Flagmakers will not sell Confederate Flags

On Wednesday June 24 Annin Flagmakers sent the following notice to it’s flag dealers:

Due to the controversy surrounding the Confederate flag, we have decided to cease offering the Confederate Battle and Confederate Field Artillery flags in all sizes and materials.  We appreciate the sensitivity of these flags as well as the sales potential.  Any open orders containing these items will be deleted from the order.

Valley Forge Flag Company will not sell Confederate flags

On Tuesday June 23 2015

One of the most prominent U.S. flag makers said on Tuesday it will stop manufacturing and selling Confederate flags in the wake of last week’s attack on worshipers at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina.

Reggie VandenBosch, vice president of sales at the privately owned Valley Forge Flag, said the Pennsylvania-based company came to the decision amid growing controversy over the Confederate flag, which currently flies outside the South Carolina state capitol in Columbia.

While some in the state see the flag as a reminder of South Carolina’s proud history of defying federal authority, many others view it as a shameful tribute to a time when owning slaves was legal.

“We hope that this decision will show our support for those affected by the recent events in Charleston and, in some small way, help to foster racial unity and tolerance in our country,” Valley Forge Flag said in a statement.

The 133-year-old company sells millions of flags each year, VandenBosch said, with Confederate flags making up only a tiny slice of that business.

Flag Care

Folding FlagGiven reasonable care your American Made American flag should provide maximum service and satisfaction. Here are a few simple suggestions to help you enjoy your new flag

  1. Only flags made specifically for exterior use should be displayed outdoors.
  2. For the best results, do not expose your flag to rain, snow or abnormally high winds; these forces of nature can shorten its life considerably. Should the flag become wet, it should be spread out and allowed to dry completely. Do not fold
  3. To keep its rich colors looking bright, clean your flag regularly, before soiling and discoloration from dirt, smoke, dust and other airborne contaminants “set” in the fabric. Outdoor flags can be hand-washed with warm water and a mild soap, or machine washed on gentle cycle. Do not let the flag stand in the wash water or you might experience some color “make off” onto the white stripes. Do not machine dry your flag. Flags can be line hung, flat dried, or placed back on the pole to dry. Professional dry cleaning is recommended for
  4. Do not place the flag where the wind will whip it against rough surfaces, tree branches, wires, cables, etc. The smallest tear can soon result in a tattered flag. Keep pole surfaces free of heavy dirt, rust, scale and corrosion that could damage
  5. Inspect your flag regularly for signs of wear. In particular, look for “normal wear” fabric or thread breaks which may occur in the “fly” end. This is the end farthest from the staff. Trimming off and re-hemming torn or frayed ends will
  6. Retiring the American Flag – The flag code states that when a flag has served it useful purpose, or is so worn out that it is no longer fit to serve as a symbol of our country, it should be destroyed in a dignified manner, preferably by burning. Flag retirement ceremonies should be done in private. You can contact your local VFW Post, American Legion or Boy Scouts in your area for proper disposal.

How long will a flag last? There is no exact answer. The U.S. Government generally expects a nylon or cotton bunting flag to last approximately 90 days, based on daily usage from sunrise to sunset – but not during periods of inclement weather.

Tests have shown that in some cases a flag flown 24 hours a day will last only one-fourth as long as one flown during the daylight hours only. Regardless of how well it is constructed, a flag is, after all, only a piece of cloth and will sooner or later succumb to the elements. However, it has been well documented that reasonably good care can contribute greatly to longer life.

Note to Large Flag Users

(5′ x 8′ and up)Larger flags naturally represent a more significant investment and as such, should be given maximum protection. Pay special attention to paragraph #5 and keep your flag in good repair. Consider having two flags and rotating them on a regular basis. Tests have shown that flag fibers actually benefit from periodic “rest”and you will not be without a flag while one is being cleaned or repaired.

Flag Flying Holidays

The American Flag should always be flown from sunrise to sunset on national and state holidays, and on those dates proclaimed by the President.

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  • January 1 New Year’s Day
  • January 20 Inauguration Day
  • 3rd Monday of Jan. Martin Luther King’s Birthday
  • February 12 Lincoln’s Birthday
  • 3rd Monday of Feb. Washington’s Birthday/President’s Day
  • Variable Easter Sunday
  • April 19 Patriots Day
  • 1st Thursday in May National Day of Prayer
  • 2nd Sunday in May Mother’s Day
  • 2nd Monday in May Peace Officers Memorial Day (Half-Staff entire day)
  • 3rd Saturday in May Armed Forces Day
  • Last Monday in May Memorial Day (half-staff until noon)
  • June 14 Flag Day
  • 3rd Sunday in June Father’s Day
  • July 4 Independence Day
  • 1st Monday in Sept Labor Day
  • September 11 Patriot Day (Half-Staff entire day)
  • September 17 Constitution Day
  • 3rd Friday in Sept POW/MIA Recognition Day
  • Last Sunday in Sept Gold Star Mother’s Day (Army only)
  • 2nd Monday in Oct Columbus Day
  • October 27 Navy Day
  • November 10 Marine Corps Birthday (Marine Corps only)
  • November 11 Veterans Day
  • 4th Thursday in Nov Thanksgiving Day
  • December 7 Pearl Harbor Day (Half-Staff entire day)
  • December 25 Christmas Day

Your State Birthday (date of admission to the Union)

  • Alabama (22nd state) December 14, 1819 (5th U.S. Flag Design/23-Stars)
  • Alaska (49th state) January 3, 1959 (26th U.S. Flag Design/49-Stars)
  • Arizona (48th state) February 14, 1912 (25th U.S. Flag Design/48-Stars)
  • Arkansas (25th state) June 15,1836 (7th U.S. Flag Design/25-Stars)
  • California (31st state) September 9, 1850 (13th U.S. Flag Design/31-Stars)
  • Colorado (38th state) August 1, 1876 (20th U.S. Flag Design/38-Stars)
  • Connecticut (5th of Original 13) January 9, 1788**(1st U.S. Flag Design/13-Stars)
  • Delaware (1st of Original 13) December 7,1787**(1st U.S. Flag Design/13-Stars)
  • Florida (27th state) March 3, 1845 (9th U.S. Flag Design/27-Stars)
  • Georgia (4th of Original 13) January 2, 1788**(1st U.S. Flag Design/13-Stars)
  • Hawaii (50th state) August 21, 1959 (27th U.S. Flag Design/50-Stars)
  • Idaho (43rd state) July 3, 1890 (21st U.S. Flag Design/43-Stars)
  • Illinois (21st state) December 3, 1818 (4th U.S. Flag Design/21-Stars)
  • Indiana (19th state) December 11,1816 (3rd U.S. Flag Design/20-Stars)
  • Iowa (29th state) December26, 1846 (11th U.S. Flag Design/29-Stars)
  • Kansas (34th state) January 23, 1861 (16th U.S. Flag Design/34-Stars)
  • Kentucky (15th state) June 1,1792(2nd U.S. Flag Design/15-Stars)
  • Louisiana (18th state) April 30,1812 (3rd U.S. Flag Design/20-Stars)
  • Maine (23rd state) March 15, 1820 (5th U.S. Flag Design/23-Stars)
  • Maryland (7th of Original 13) April 28, 1788**(1st U.S. Flag Design/13-Stars)
  • Massachusetts (6th of Original 13) February 6,1788**(1st U.S. Flag Design/13-Stars)
  • Michigan (26th state) January 26, 1837 (8th U.S. Flag Design/26-Stars)
  • Minnesota (32nd state) May 11, 1858 (14th U.S. Flag Design/32-Stars)
  • Mississippi (20th state) December10,1817 (3rd U.S. Flag Design/20-Stars)
  • Missouri (24th state) August 10, 1821 (6th U.S. Flag Design/24-Stars)
  • Montana (41st state) November 3, 1889 (21st U.S. Flag Design/43-Stars)
  • Nebraska (37th state) March 1, 1867 (19th U.S. Flag Design/37-Stars)
  • Nevada (36th state) October 31, 1864 (18th U.S. Flag Design/36-Stars)
  • New Hampshire (9th of Original 13) June 21,1788**(1st U.S. Flag Design/13-Stars)
  • New Jersey (3rd of Original 13) December 18, 1787**(1st U.S. Flag Design/13-Stars)
  • New Mexico (47th state) January 6th, 1912 (25th U.S. Flag Design/48-Stars)
  • New York (11th of Original 13) July 25, 1788**(1st U.S. Flag Design/13-Stars)
  • North Carolina (12th of Original 13) November21, 1789**(1st U.S. Flag Design/13-Stars)
  • North Dakota (39th state) November 2, 1889 (21st U.S. Flag Design/43-Stars)
  • Ohio (17th state) March 1, 1803 (3rd U.S. Flag Design/20-Stars)
  • Oklahoma (46th state) November 16, 1907 (24th U.S. Flag Design/46-Stars)
  • Oregon (33rd state) February 14, 1859 (15th U.S. Flag Design/33-Stars)
  • Pennsylvania (2nd of Original 13) December 12, 1787**(1st U.S. Flag Design/13-Stars)
  • Rhode Island (13th of Original 13) May, 29,1790** (1st U.S. Flag Design/13-Stars)
  • South Carolina (8th of Original 13) May 23,1788**(1st U.S. Flag Design/13-Stars)
  • South Dakota (40th state) November 2, 1889 (21st U.S. Flag Design/43-Stars)
  • Tennessee (16th state) June 1, 1796 (3rd U.S. Flag Design/20-Stars)
  • Texas (28th state) December29, 1845 (10th U.S. Flag Design/28-Stars)
  • Utah (45th state) January 4, 1896 (23rd U.S. Flag Design/45-Stars)
  • Vermont (14th state) March 4, 1791 (2nd U.S. Flag Design/15-Stars)
  • Virginia (10th of Original 13) June 25, 1788**(1st U.S. Flag Design/13-Stars)
  • Washington (42nd state) November 11, 1889 (21st U.S. Flag Design/43-Stars)
  • West Virginia (35th state) June 20, 1863 (17th U.S. Flag Design/35-Stars)
  • Wisconsin (30th state) May 29, 1848 (12th U.S. Flag Design/30-Stars)
  • Wyoming (44th state) July 10, 1890 (22nd U.S. Flag Design/44-Stars)

** Denotes the date the first 13 colonies ratified the Constitution of the United States

Custom Flags

CustomOutdoorFlagsCustom Outdoor Printed Flags
200 Denier Nylon Material Bring your artwork to life with an eye-catching custom flag or banner.Standard production is  Single/Reversed style, this means that the image is on both sides of the flag, it is correct on the front and reversed on the back. For a flag to be correct on both side choose Double Sided. These are two flags sewn back to back with a liner in between.Prices below include all set up and processing fees when working with “Camera Ready” graphic files. See below for file requirements. Please allow 2 to 3 weeks to complete your custom order.Please call 800-448-3524 or email to sales@anyflag.com with questions and to place your order.
High Quality Digital Dyed Printed Flags
200 Denier Nylon Material Brilliant Colors, high front to back penetration and excellent resolution.
Standard pricing for flag sized 2 x 3 ft. to 6 x 10 ft. includes finishing with canvas heading with brass grommets.
  • Available in a wide ranges of sizes.
  • Brilliant Colors with Pantone Color Matching.
  • Durable, fade and wear resistant.
  • UV resistant 200 denier nylon material
  • Choose your Finishing Options/ Horizontal Flags or Vertical Banners
  • Made in America!
Size 1-2 3-5 6-11 12-24 25-49 50-99
2′ x 3′  $64.00  $54.00  $32.00  $27.00  $25.00  $19.00
2½‘ x 4’ $76.00 $49.00 $41.00 $38.00  $29.00 $25.00
3′ x 5′ $89.00 $55.00 $49.00 $45.00 $38.00 $35.00
4′ x 6′ $109.00 $75.00 $59.00 $55.00 $49.00 $45.00
5′ x 8′ $169.00 $109.00 $99.00 $89.00 $79.00 $65.00
6′ x 10′ $235.00 $209.00 $189.00 $165.00 $145.00 $121.00
Add-On Pricing for Digit Printed Flags sizes from 2′ x 3′ to 5′ x 8′For indoor Display flags are finished with a Pole Hem. Gold Fringe is also an option. These flags slide over the display pole and a “tab” is sewn into the pole hem to secure the flag to the  pole.

 

 

Finishing Option 2 x 3ft. 3 x 5 ft. 4 x 6ft. 5 x 8 ft.

Felt-Lined Pole Hem
& Tabs or Unlined Pole Hem
add$16.00ea.
add$21.00ea.
 add$25.00ea.  add$35.000ea.
Indoor Felt-Lined Pole Hem & Tabs
with Gold Fringe
add$19.00ea. add$27.00ea. add$36.00ea. add$49.00ea.

Standard production of custom flags is Single/Reversed. This means that the image in on both sides of the flag, it reads correctly on the front side and reversed on the back. In order for a flag to read correctly on both sides,
Double Sided, two flags are sewn back to back with a liner in between to reduce shadowing from the reverse side.
Double Sided flags also tend to fill up with air, like a pillow case, in the wind. Please note these unique conditions when choosing a double sided flag. The majority of flags, including state, country and historical flags are Single/Reversed construction.Pricing for Double Sided flags: Above listed price x 2.

“Anco-Dye” Printed Flags

200 Denier Nylon Material. Our exclusive Anco-Dye and color-lock dye formulas reproduce your designs in rich, vivid colors with maximum color retention and durability. Standard pricing for flag sized 2 x 3 ft. to 6 x 10 ft. includes finishing with canvas heading with brass grommets. Larger flags sized 8 x 12 ft. and up are priced with Roped Heading for outdoor display. See add-on pricing charts for other options.

  • Available in a wide ranges of sizes.
  • Color Fast Dyes with Pantone Color Matching.
  • Choose your Finishing Options/ Horizontal Flags or Vertical Banners
  • Made in America!
Size 1-2 3-5 6-11 12-24 25-49 50-99
2′ x 3′  $79.00  $67.00  $59.00  $45.00  $31.00  $23.00
2½‘ x 4’ $99.00 $84.00 $74.00 $55.00  $42.00 $31.00
3′ x 5′ $105.50 $89.50 $79.00 $61.00 $45.00 $33.00
4′ x 6′ $145.00 $125.00 $109.00 $84.00 $62.00 $45.00
5′ x 8′ $215.00 $185.00 $160.00 $125.00 $92.00 $65.00
6′ x 10′ $335.00 $285.00 $249.00 $185.00 $140.00 $105.00
8′ x 12′ $360.00 $305.00 $269.00 $235.00 $220.00 $189.00
10′ x 15′ $450.00 $385.00 $335.00 $295.00 $275.00 $235.00
12′ x 18′ $610.00 $520.00 $455.00 $395.00 $375.00 $325.00
Add-On Pricing for “Anco-Dye” Printed Flags sizes from 2′ x 3′ to 6′ x 10′
Finishing Option 1-2 3-5 6-11 12-24 25-49 50-99
Unlined Pole Hem & Tabs/ft.  $4.00  $3.50  $13.00  $2.50  $1.90  $1.50
Indoor Felt-Lined Pole Hem & Tabs/ft. $8.00 $6.50 $6.00 $4.50  $3.50 $2.50
Roped Heading /ft. $7.00 $6.00 $5.00 $4.00 $3.00 $2.50
Reinforced Nylon Covered Heading / ft.
$7.00 $6.00 $5.00 $4.00 $3.00 $2.50
Grommets / each $2.50 $2.00 $1.75 $1.50 $1.00 $.80
Gold Fringe / ft. $1.50 $1.25 $1.00 $.90 $.70 $.50
Add-On Pricing for “Anco-Dye” Printed Flags sizes from 8′ x 12′ to 12′ x 18′
Finishing Option 1-2 3-5 6-11 12-24 25-49 50-99
Unlined Pole Hem & Tabs/ft.  $4.00  $3.50  $13.00  $2.50  $1.90  $1.50
Indoor Felt-Lined Pole Hem & Tabs/ft. $8.00 $6.50 $6.00 $4.50  $3.50 $2.50
Reinforced Nylon Covered Heading / ft.
$7.00 $6.00 $5.00 $4.00 $3.00 $2.50
Grommets / each $2.50 $2.00 $1.75 $1.50 $1.00 $.80
Gold Fringe / ft. $1.50 $1.25 $1.00 $.90 $.70 $.50

CustomRecycleEco- Friendly Custom Digital Printed Flags
200 Denier Dacron Material
Prices below include all set up and processing fees when working with “Camera Ready” graphic files. See below for file requirements. Please allow 2 to 3 weeks to complete your custom order.Please call 800-448-3524 or email to sales@anyflag.com  with questions and to place your order.

  • Made from recycled plastic bottles our 200 denier eco-friendly Dacron will perform as well as SolarMax® nylon.
  • Eco-friendly digital inks.
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  • Full ink penetration for single-face reverse image.
  • Perfect for four color process, spot colors and full bleed artwork.
  • Choose your Finishing Options/ Horizontal Flags or Vertical Banners
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Eco- Friendly Custom Digital Printed Flags: Single Sided Pricing
200 Denier Dacron Material

Sizes 1-2 ea. 3-5 ea. 6-11 ea. 12-24 ea. 25-49 ea. 50-99 ea. 100 + ea.
2 x 3′ $109.00 $105.00 $46.00 $39.00 $36.00 $29.00 $25.00
3 x 5′ $145.00 $135.00 $89.00 $55.00 $51.00 $43.00 $39.00
4 x 6′ $192.00 $165.00 $99.00 $79.00 $72.00 $58.00 $54.00
5 x 8′ $241.00 $229.00 $159.00 $109.00 $99.00 $89.00 $78.00
6 x 10′ $338.00 $310.00 $205.00 $195.00 $185.00 $169.00

Eco- Friendly Custom Digital Printed Flags:  Double Sided Pricing
200 Denier Dacron Material

Sizes 1-2 ea. 3-5 ea. 6-11 ea. 12-24 ea. 25-49 ea. 50-99 ea. 100 + ea.
2 x 3′ $203.00 $175.00 $110.00 $95.00 $71.00 $49.00 $37.00
3 x 5′ $250.00 $235.00 $175.00 $158.00 $129.00 $108.00 $95.00
4 x 6′ $325.00 $305.00 $243.00 $205.00 $169.00 $158.00 $129.00
5 x 8′ $439.00 $409.00 $336.00 $252.00 $203.00 $193.00 $155.00
6 x 10′ $685.00 $605.00 $470.00 $425.00 $385.00 $360.00 $335.00

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Submitting Artwork

All files must be vector! Vector art created to scale, a 3 x 5 ft. image could be either 3 x 5 in. (1/12th scale) or 3.6 x 6 in. (1/10th scale), in .ai or .eps format. Fonts converted to paths and PMS Chips matching specific colors. All fonts should be converted to outline.Raster art should be to size at 150 ppi (pixels per inch) in either .TIFF or  Photoshop formats. .JPEGS can be used, but due to file compression and image degradation, the quality of the finished goods will be greatly diminished. Raster files are printed as is, unless formatted as an RGB Indexed file with no more than 25 colors. Under this format, color changes can be made. Please keep final output quality in mind, the higher the quality of the file, the higher quality the output image will be. Ideal resolution would be between 150 and 200 dpi at final output size.PMS Numbers are required. We will try to match colors as closely as possible. If PMS numbers are not supplied in writing, we cannot be held responsible for color matches once item is manufactured.Art Charges for digital files:
1). EPS or AI file, vector formatted with specific pms colors supplied with artwork: No art charges apply.
2). High resolution raster (photo image) scaled to size (would be a straight print from the file. Production cannot be held responsible for print quality). No art charges apply.
3). TIFF or JPEG file, high resolution, scaled to size with no specific pms colors (would be a straight print
from the file, Production cannot be held responsible for color shades). Art charges may apply / Billed at $90.00
per hour and will be determined on a per order basis.An artwork charge will be included in the quote for your approval before production is begun.A Color Rendition is generated and approved by the customer. Custom production does not begin until this color rendition is approved. Full payment is required for custom production. The expected turn around time for custom products is two to three weeks, if not sooner.Custom Templates are available upon request.Please call 800-448-3524 or email to sales@anyflag.com with questions and to place your order.