Flags & Banners

Flags and Banners printing is an effective and visually striking way to capture attention and convey messages for businesses, events, or campaigns. Unlike other ways of advertising, flags and banners are highly noticeable, inexpensive and mobile. They are versatile and can be used both indoors and outdoors, making them a popular choice for everything from trade shows and conventions to store openings and sporting events. Whether you’re a small business looking to catch the eye of passersby or a large corporation aiming to make a splash at a major event, promotional flags are a great investment for effective marketing.

FSC® Certified

Recycled Options

Carbon Offset

Biodegradable Options

FSC® Certified

Recycled Options

Carbon Offset

Biodegradable Options

Vinyl Banners
Standard indoor vinyl banners are versatile and suitable for a wide range of indoor events and promotions.

Fabric Banners
Made from lightweight fabric materials, these banners provide a softer, more upscale look and are ideal for trade shows and corporate events.

Roller/Pop Up Banners
These banners are easy to transport and set up, making them perfect for presentations, conferences, and indoor exhibitions.

Backdrop Banners
Designed for photo booths, stage backgrounds, and event backdrops, they create a visually appealing focal point.

Mesh Banners
Mesh banners have small perforations that allow wind to pass through, making them perfect for windy outdoor locations like sports events and construction sites.

Fence Banners

Designed to attach to fences or barriers, these banners are often used at construction sites, sporting events, and outdoor concerts.

Quill Flags
These are tall, narrow, and often taper towards the top. They are ideal for lining pathways or framing entrances.

Teardrop Flags
These have a more rounded shape and are excellent for locations with less vertical space.

Rectangle Flags
These offer the most area for your message or logo, making them great for detailed designs. We call these Empire Flags

Carnival and Festival Flags
These are smaller, lighter handheld flags that perfect for festivals or other outdoor events.

Wall Mounted Flags
These flags hang pole attached to the wall at a 45 degree angle. They’re ideal for retail and hospitality venues.

Promotional Flags

Material and Print Quality

When it comes to materials, durability is a key factor, especially for flags intended for outdoor use. Polyester is the most commonly used material due to its resilience against the elements. High-quality print is also essential. Digital printing allows for intricate designs and a broad spectrum of colours, ensuring that logos and text are crisp and readable from a distance.

Design Considerations

Effective design is crucial for maximising the impact of your promotional flags. The design should be simple enough to be understood at a glance but engaging enough to hold attention. Also, make sure that the use of colours aligns with the brand or event theme. Have a chat with one of our designers if you want advice on the best way to design your flags for maximum impact.

Environmental Factors

When designing and printing promotional flags, it’s also vital to consider environmental factors like wind, rain, and sun exposure. UV-resistant inks can help in maintaining the flag’s appearance over time, while double-sided printing may offer increased visibility, especially in windy conditions.


One of the biggest advantages of promotional flag printing is its cost-effectiveness. Unlike digital advertising that requires ongoing investment, a well-made promotional flag is a one-time expense that can be used again and again. Additionally, flags are lightweight and portable, offering ease of transport and installation.


Sustainability and Eco-Consciousness

As the worldwide focus on sustainability and eco-consciousness grows, Glasgow is no exception to the trend. Many businesses and organizations are opting for eco-friendly printing options to align with the city’s commitment to reducing environmental impact.

This includes using recycled paper, vegetable-based inks, and minimising waste during the printing process. By incorporating sustainable practices into flyer and leaflet printing, Nettl of Glasgow demonstrates its dedication to both effective marketing and responsible stewardship of the environment. 

Outdoor Banners

Outdoor banners are constructed to withstand the elements. As a result, they are generally made from heavier, more durable materials like heavy-duty vinyl or canvas. UV-resistant inks are commonly used to ensure that the colours don’t fade quickly in sunlight. The print quality might be slightly lower than indoor banners, but they are designed to be legible from a distance and to endure the challenges of the outdoor environment such as strong winds, rain, and direct sunlight.

When it comes to mounting, outdoor banners are usually equipped with stronger eyelets and may even have reinforced corners. Some use mesh material to allow wind to pass through, reducing wind resistance and increasing durability. They are often seen hanging on street poles, fences, or the sides of buildings, making them highly visible for outdoor events, sales promotions, and other forms of outdoor advertising.

Indoor Banners

Indoor banners are typically used in environments where they are less exposed to the elements. Common locations include shopping malls, trade shows, conferences, and indoor sporting events. The materials used for indoor banners are usually lighter and may not be as durable as those meant for outdoor use. Commonly used materials include lighter vinyl, polyester, and even paper. The print quality for indoor banners is often higher, offering more detail and a wider colour gamut, as they are viewed from a closer distance and not exposed to sun, wind, or rain.

Because they’re used indoors, these banners often come with various mounting options, such as grommets, pole pockets, or adhesive backing for easy placement. They can also be double-sided and offer a higher level of detail, as the lighting conditions are more controlled. Since they are protected from the weather, indoor banners have a longer lifespan when kept away from sunlight.