Monthly Archives: December 2017

THE CORRECT WAY OF INSTALLING AN ADVERTISEMENT FLAG

A common item ordered, that we unfortunately cannot install for our customers, are our advertising flag products. We’ve written out a basic but thorough guide for your convenience to help you out if you are tasked with the installation of our flag products!

It is imperative that these steps be followed closely, as the chance of a failure in either hardware or flag increases with misuse. To avoid this and save time, cost, and stress here some steps that you can follow to ensure that your Advertisement Flags are properly installed:

  • Remove the contents out of the Nylon Bag. The items should include the flag fabric, the flagpole (consisting of four smaller parts), a locking pin, a clip with key ring & bungee cord, and the base attachment (cross base or ground spike).DSC00130.JPG
  • Assemble the flagpole, by putting together the 4 parts. The pieces will all connect in order of size, with the largest piece being on the bottom and the smallest one on top. The first parts of the pole will be aluminum. The proceeding two will be fiberglass. The pieces should hold together ultimately by the tension of installation.DSC00131.JPG
  • Once you’ve connected all the parts to make a single pole, pass the pole through the black fabric pocket spine of the flag. Make sure that the pole slides all the way along the pocket until the tip of the pole reaches the end of the pocket. This will guarantee that the flag is nice and taut and will provide just enough tension to slightly curve the flagpole.
  • Place the bottom of the flagpole into the base attachment (cross base or ground spike). You will notice that there is a hole that runs through both the flagpole and base attachment. This will allow the locking pin to pass through, and keep the pole secured onto the base attachment.

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        (Be sure to fold the pin around the flagpole to ensure that the pole is securely attached)

  • Now that the flag is standing upright, the final step is to use the bungee cord to tie the flag fabric to the pole. The bottom-most piece of the pole will have a small silver metal plate with a hole. The clip/carabiner is meant to attach to the silver plate. Once the clip is attached on, you will pass the bungee cord through the key ring as well as the grommet at the beginning of the black fabric pocket spine of the flag. You will then tie the cord such that the flag is pulled taut over the pole.DSC00138.JPGDSC00139.JPG

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Congratulations! You have now successfully installed an advertisement flag, and are ready for your brand and logo to be put on display for the world to see. I would just like to note for your reference, that the base attachment spins, and as such the flag should be able to rotate at the base attachment when blowing in the wind. If the flag is not spinning then you have not installed the flag correctly. If you follow the above instructions you won’t have any trouble. Thank you for choosing Signworld Canada! We wish you the very best of luck in your future advertisement campaigns. 

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How to Correctly install a 16′ Custom Advertising Fabric Flag with Ground Spike

So you’ve purchased our extremely popular 16′ Advertising Flag, and you’re well on your way to getting started on advertising your brand. Having difficulties setting up? Well not to worry, because we’ve put together a simple tutorial to help you get your 16′ Advertising Flag upright and ready for use! Here are some of the steps that you need to follow:

  • The first step is to remove the contents of the flag out of the box. The items should include the flag fabric, the aluminum flagpole (made of 4 pieces), and the ground spike (the only type of base attachment for this flag).DSC00148.JPG
  • Assemble the flagpole by connecting the 4 pieces together. The pieces are meant to be put together in order of diameter, with the larger diameter at the bottom, and the smallest at the top (top piece is also curved).

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  • You will also notice that the flagpole pieces have dimples around their circumference. These dimples function as a stopper to prevent the pieces with smaller diameters from sliding into the pieces with bigger ones. It also acts as a marker that indicates which way the pole should face. The dimpled portion should be on top. 

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  • Once the pole has been assembled, carefully slide the flag over the pole through the black fabric pocket along its spine. Make sure that the tip of the pole reaches the very end of the pocket, and that the fabric is pulled nice and taut. This will ensure that the flag looks appealing and functions correctly.
  • Now you will need to set up the ground spike up for the flag to stand on. You will need to hammer the ground spike into the ground. Ideally, it would be preferred to use a wooden or rubber mallet over a hammer, however as long as you’re hammering into the spike and not the stand you shouldn’t have any issues. Drive the ground spike as deep into the ground as it will go before the bottom part of the stand comes into contact with the ground.

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  • Once the ground spike is securely stuck into the ground, you will place the base of the flagpole into the flag stand, connected to the ground spike.

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Now that you’ve successfully installed the flags, you’re good to go! Let them help put you and your business on the map, and watch as the customers coming rushing in. Thank you for choosing Signworld Canada, and we look forward to seeing you again!