Glossary Terms




Types of Flags


1. Garden Flags/Decorative Flags - Available in 2 sizes:

  • Standard Flag - Measures about 28" x 40". Hangs from a 60" pole. Bracket and pole are sold separately. Also referred to as "Decorative Banner”, "Banner Flag”, "House Flag”, and "Porch Flag”.
  • Garden Flag - Measures about 12.5" x 18". Hangs from a smaller pole that pushes into the ground or attaches to a mailbox post. Also called "Mini Flag”, "Yard Flag”, "Mailbox Flag”.
    2. Cemetery Flag - Comes in same size as a garden flag with an inspirational message that is fitting for the garden or a gravesite. There is a shorter pole for use in the cemetery.

    3. Estate Flag - Estate Flags are larger flags measuring about 36" x 54" that hang from the same standard flagpole.

     

    Flag Features

    • Appliqued Flags - Have bright colors on fade-resistant fabrics. These are not heat sublimated. They look stitched like a quilt.
    • Musical Flags - Battery operated and play a digital sound with motion.
    • Battery Powered Flags - Have light or sound that operates from a battery pack inside the flag.
    • Two Sided Flags - Flags that are readable on both sides or have different designs on each side.
    • 3D Sculpted Flags - Generally applique flags that have special stitching or fabric to create a 3D effect.Primitive Flags - Come in primitive, Americana or Country style.
    • Double Sided Appliqued Flags - Two flags sewn together with batting between them, which makes embroidered messages on the flag readable on both sides and gives a 3D effect.
    • Burlap Flags - Sublimated flags that appear to be on burlap, but it’s not really burlap.
    • Embellished Flags - Have special effects such as glitter, metallic thread, shimmering fabric or similar items.

    Flag Fabrics

    Decorative flags have a sleeve across the top. The standard size has tabs sewn in to attach to a pole. Decorative flags do not have grommets. Most flags can be laundered on gentle cycle and hung to dry. There are two basic types of decorative flags: Heat Sublimated and Appliqued.

    1. Heat Sublimated Fabrics: Most manufacturers use a variation of polyester, but call it by a different name.

      • Soft & Thicker Polyester Flags: These are made of soft & thicker polyester to allow printing on both sides. They are velvety soft and smooth. If flags are hung where they are likely to be rubbing or bumping against shrubs or a building, these flags are not the best option because it will 'fuzz'. Machine washable but leave to drip dry.
    Soft & Thicker Flags By Vendor:
        • Carson - Dura Soft: If there is writing on this flag, it will be readable from both sides. Some of the mini flags are GlitterTrends. These are the Dura Soft fabric with iridescent glitter to add sparkle and shimmer.
        • Premier - PremierSoft: If there is text, it will be readable on both sides
        • Evergreen - Suede Reflections: Messages will be readable on both sides.
        • Custom Decor - Doesn’t have a label for it but for the flags that are readable on both sides, they are made of the same fabric
      • Polyester Flags: Standard polyester is weather-resistant, fade-resistant and durable, yet has a softness that allows for excellent drape and movement in the breeze. This fabric isn't as prone to fuzzing as the thick polyester. Permanently dyed, vivid, machine washable. Leave to drip dry, can put in a dryer at your own risk.
    Polyester Flags By Vendor:
        • Magnet Works - SolarSilk
        • Custom Decor - 300 denier - Printed in the USA
        • Toland - 600 denier - Produced in the USA
        • Premier - Brilliance are sublimated with top-stitching to add detailed highlights. Illuminated sublimated without top-stitching
        • Evergreen - Satin Reflections

    2. Appliqued Fabrics

    All Appliqued flags have bright colors on fade-resistant fabrics. These are not heat sublimated. They look stitched like a quilt. They have different sizes within a given vendor. You should not put them in a dryer.

    Appliqued Flags By Vendor:
      • Carson - Durable Fade-resistant polyester
        • Single Applique - This is a quality applique flag that is a good value. The flag looks great on both sides because of tight embroidery.
        • Double Applique - A double applique flag is actually two flags sewn together with batting between them, this makes any message on the flag readable on both sides and gives a 3D effect.
      • Premier - Durable, fade-resistant polyester
          • Double Applique - A double applique flag is actually two flags sewn together with batting between them, this makes any message on the flag readable on both sides and gives a 3D effect.
          • Single Applique - Quality, single applique flag.
      • Evergreen - Quality, single applique flag
      • Party Animal - Sports Team Flags

     

    Poles, Clamps, Hangers

    Standard/Large Flags: 
      • Poles - There are 2 basic types of large flag poles. 
        • Type 1: Pole goes in a bracket & attaches to a house or something else.The poles that go into a bracket are 60” long. They are available in 2 types - rotating and regular. Both of those types come in a variety of colors and some have decorative ends. We very highly recommend the 2 piece rotating poles with two sets of bearings in them. Then the flag blows on top of the pole, the bearings roll, making the pole rotate and the flag hangs correctly again. The flag can easily wrap around the other type of pole. These poles can be made of metal, aluminum or plastic. Brackets for these poles can be plastic or metal. We sell the metal as they are stronger. There are several types of brackets and they come in a variety of colors. There is the basic bracket and an adjustable bracket so you can adjust the angle the pole hangs at. Both of these styles also come in a version that holds 2 poles. 
        • Type 2: Pole goes in the ground. The in-ground poles can be just a basic upside down "L” shape or they can be an arched arbor. All are metal. 
      •  Clamps
        • Metal Door Clamps Applique: Hang over a door to attach a flag to.
    Garden Flags:  
      • Poles - Garden flag Poles have several options.
        • Upside Down ‘L’: Metal pole goes in the ground. Some have decorations on them, some do not. We recommend the 3-piece pole for ease of shipping. There is a shorter version of this that is very good for use in cemeteries. The arched arbor same as above
        • Type 2: Pole goes in the ground. The in-ground poles can be just a basic upside down "L” shape or they can be an arched arbor. All are metal. 
      •  Hangers
        • Flag/Wall Hanger: The flag/wall hanger is a small metal piece that screws into a wall or mailbox post. There is a basic hanger and a couple decorative ones Window hanger. Plastic bar with suction cups to mount to a window.  

     

    Mailbox Covers

    Available in 2 sizes:

    • Standard Mailbox Cover - fits mailboxes 6.5" x 19"
    • Oversized Mailbox Cover - fits mailboxes sized 2" x 21”

    All of FlagsRUs' mailbox covers are held on the mailbox either magnetically or with a combination of magnet and zip ties. No tools are required. Most have coordinating flags and/or mats. They all have an opening for the latch and flag. If your mailbox is aluminium or plastic, you will need an adapter kit (AK950 from Magnet Works).

    All mailbox covers meet U.S.Postal requirements. Some come with address numbers, some do not. It depends on the design. Numbers are vinyl and are applied by the customer.

    By Vendor

        • EvergreenCurb-a-Peel: These have a full surface magnet for a secure, tight fit. Adapter kits don't work with Curb-a-Peel; your mailbox has to be metal. (6.5” x 19”)
        • Custom DecorMailbox Makeover: Vinyl cover with magnetic strips at the bottom to attach to your mailbox. Fade, crack and peel resistant. Printed in the USA. (6.5” x 19”) 
        • Magnet WorksMailWraps: The original Magnetic Mailbox Cover and still the industry leader. One year "WeatherProof" guarantee. Family-Made in the USA. Vinyl cover with magnetic strips at the bottom to attach and zip ties to ensure your cover will stay on in high winds. (6.5” x 19”, 8” x 21” oversized)
        • Jeremiah JunctionArt-Snaps: A a decorative magnet that attaches to your metal mailbox, door or anything metal. This does not cover your full mailbox, only the sides. (5.5” x 15”)

     

    Yard Signs

    FlagsRUs carries Yard DeSigns by Magnet Works and Designables by Custom Decor.

        • Magnet Works: Yard DeSign is a large, flexible magnet that attaches to a stake in your lawn. Some designs come with address numbers, which are vinyl and can be attached by the customer. Measures 9.5” x 13”.
        • Custom Decor: Designable is a a vinyl, double sided sign that attaches to a stake. There are two magnetic strips at the bottom that attach to the stake. This is 24" long and folds over a bar near the top of the stake making the display 9" x 12". 

     

    Doormats

    Door Mats/Floor Mats come in 2 basic sizes:
    • Standard Mat - measures about 18" x 30"
    • Small Mat - measures about 10" x 22"

    Doormats are made of rubber (usually recycled) with a polyester top on which the design is printed. There are several designs of mat trays that the mats can go in. A mat tray is not necessary. All mats are indoor or outdoor. They are nonslip and are washable with soap and a garden hose. Lay flat or hang to air dry. Do not put in the washing machine.

    By Vendor

        • EvergreenSilk Reflections Floormats: Recycled rubber backing, sublimated art on fabric surface.  Mat tray item item numbers cd5020, ev2dmf004b, mw10200 or mw10250. (18" x 30").
        • Sassafras - Switch Mats/Mini Mats: The small size 10 x 22". These are a great size to put on a step. Mat tray item number ev43100. (10" x 22").
        • Custom DecorPrinted in the USA: Recycled rubber backing, sublimated art on fabric surface. Mat tray item numbers cd5020, ev2dmf004b, mw10200 or mw10250. (18" x 30").
        • Magnet Works - MatMates: Printed in the USA - Recycled rubber backing, sublimated art on fabric surface. Mat tray item numbers cd5020, ev2dmf004b, mw10200 or mw10250 . (18" x 30").
        • Jeremiah Junction - Polyester non-woven surface, non-skid rubber backing. These are thinner and lighter weight than the other mats. They do not fit in the mat trays. (18” x 30”).

     

    Windsocks


    Windsocks are generally polyester with long streamers. The length varies from 28" to 54". The size varies within a vendor depending on the design.

    By Vendor

        • Toland - Silk Reflections Floormats: Recycled rubber backing, sublimated art on fabric surface.  Mat tray item item numbers cd5020, ev2dmf004b, mw10200 or mw10250. (18" x 30").
        • Premier 
          • Brilliance - Subliminated with top-stitching to add detailed highlights.
          • Illuminated - Subliminated without top-stitching
        • Evergreen 
          • Tube Wind Socks - 320 Denier quality fabric, hand stitched wind socks. Measure 6" wide by 36 to 54" long.
          • Sculpted Wind Socks - These have a sculpted top with ribbons. They measure 12 to 13" wide by 66 to 72" long.
          • Solar Windsocks - Solar panel in the top lights the tube on the windsock when it's dark. Measure 8 x 54".

     

    Spinners

    All sizes are design specific.

    By Vendor

        • Premier - Kite Trade Association International Manufacturer/Wholesaler of the year. Spinners are high quality. Fade and tear resistant. Made with SunTex uv resistant textiles.  

     

    FlagsRUs SKU (Stock Keeping Unit) Naming Convention


    Our SKUs (stock keeping unit) start with a two character prefix specific to the vendor followed by the vendor item number.

    SKU Prefixes for Major Vendors:

      • Annin: AN
      • Carson Home Accents: CA
      • Custom Decor, Inc.: CD
      • Evergreen Enterprises: EV 
      • Jeremiah Junction: JJ
      • Magnet Works: MW
      • Party Animal: PA
      • Premier Kites & Designs: PR
      • Toland Home & Garden: TL