Flags are printed with high quality eco-safe inks through our dye sublimation process. Whether you are flying your flag on a pole or simply hanging it in your room, we offer two types of finishing to accommodate your displaying needs. Please see below for details.
The Flag Pole and Bracket Kit is perfect for those wishing to display their Custom Pole Flag. Buy the pole or the bracket separately, or as a set.
The bracket has two positions for displaying the pole.
The tangle-free pole has a top section that spins on ball bearings, this will increase the life of your flag. Also included are clips to secure the flag into place and a plastic ring for use with grommets. Recommended for 2x3 or 3x5 flags.
- 2 Piece - 74.5 Aluminum Pole with Chrome Ball
- Powder coated white flag bracket
Suggested Pole Pocket Dimensions
- 2” pole pocket accommodates 1” diameter pole and under
- 3” pole pocket accommodates 1.5” diameter pole and under
- 4” pole pocket accommodates 2” diameter pole and under
Tartan prints are as varied as the people who they represent. To date there are 7000 registered tartan patterns and 150 new patterns created each year. The tartan patterns provided here are a basic range and not meant to be clan or family specific. Use of any family crest or clan badge is regulated in certain countries and the graphics and products presented here are not legally specific. If you have a specific pattern tartan you would like as your flag background, please upload that pattern using the customization feature provided and we will include it as the background at no additional charge.
Tartan (Scottish Gaelic: breacan [ˈpɾʲɛxkən]) is a patterned cloth consisting of criss-crossed horizontal and vertical bands in multiple colours. Tartans originated in woven wool, but now they are made in many other materials. Tartan is particularly associated with Scotland; Scottish kilts almost always have tartan patterns.
Tartan is made with alternating bands of coloured (pre-dyed) threads woven as both warp and weft at right angles to each other. The weft is woven in a simple twill, two over—two under the warp, advancing one thread at each pass. This forms visible diagonal lines where different colours cross, which give the appearance of new colours blended from the original ones. The resulting blocks of colour repeat vertically and horizontally in a distinctive pattern of squares and lines known as a sett.
Tartan is often mistakenly called "plaid" (particularly in the United States), but in Scotland, a plaid is a large piece of tartan cloth, worn as a type of kilt or large shawl. The term plaid is also used in Scotland for an ordinary blanket such as one would have on a bed.
The Dress Act of 1746 attempted to bring the warrior clans under government control by banning the tartan and other aspects of Gaelic culture. When the law was repealed in 1782, it was no longer ordinary Highland dress, but was adopted instead as the symbolic national dress of Scotland.
Until the middle of the nineteenth century, the highland tartans were only associated with either regions or districts, rather than any specific Scottish clan. This was because like other materials, tartan designs were produced by local weavers for local tastes and would usually only use the natural dyes available in that area, as synthetic dye production was non-existent and transportation of other dye materials across long distances was prohibitively expensive.
The patterns were simply different regional checked-cloth patterns, chosen by the wearer's preference—in the same way as people nowadays choose what colours and patterns they like in their clothing, without particular reference to propriety. It was not until the mid-nineteenth century that many patterns were created and artificially associated with Scottish clans, families, or institutions who were (or wished to be seen as) associated in some way with a Scottish heritage. The Victorians' penchant for ordered taxonomy and the new chemical dyes then available meant that the idea of specific patterns of bright colours, or "dress" tartans, could be created and applied to a faux-nostalgic view of Scottish history.
Today tartan is no longer limited to textiles, but is used on mediums such as paper, plastics, packaging, and wall coverings.