Custom Flags | Making Custom Flags with UV Printing
Custom Flags are a big business, and one of the most profitable niches IN that business is making them from wood.
We recently did a custom sample from another company that’s been very successful creating rustic wooden signs by hand.
In this case yourcustomflagstore.com creates custom flags out of wood. They use burning, staining and image overlay/stencil techniques to make these custom creations providing meaningful keepsakes and custom art to their customers.
The Compress iUV1200 UV Printer comes in for 2 reasons:
So they can increase VOLUME.
The company will never get away from making custom flag signs by hand.
The variable burn patterns in the wood, brush strokes, everything that gives it that custom rustic sign look contributes to its value to the customers. And so does that Made in America ethic behind it.
But one of the most time-consuming parts of the process is adding the custom silhouette images overlaid onto the flag. That’s what MAKES it even more of a custom flag.
IF you get an order for a custom flag you’ve already created the template for you have to overlay the stencil on top. Tack it down to make SURE it doesn’t move. Then paint.
And don’t make any mistakes – you only get one chance.
And YOU have to do that work every time. Align, secure it, paint, pray you don’t mess up.
Then let it dry.
As you can see from the video working with a Compress iUV 1200s is a different process.
Once you have the template built in the software, which only took us a few minutes, all you have to do is put the sign on the bed in the right spot – and hit print.
- It will be in exactly the right spot every time
- You can go do something more profitable while it prints.
- Then you can box and ship it right away – because you don’t have to let it dry!
One other thing you should notice about the process they’re using now..
UV Printing give them more OPPORTUNITIES.
Imagine that you want to add an outline of an army unit badge or crest onto the custom flag we print on in the video. And what it would take to do that:
1. Find the vector art for the badge
2. Create a template the size of the flag
3. Tack down the template
4. Carefully paint – because you only get one chance
Unless you think the badge might be needed again, you may not even take the job!
Can you see how much easier that will be in the digital world?
You’re doing away with the manual process – it’s easy!
How about instead of just offering an outline of a fallen hero’s unit badge on the custom flag sign you create one of that person?
Or printing a full color photo on the flag.
Or add an antique effect to an image and print that.
How much more meaningful do you think that would be for the family your making the flag for?
That’s both an Opportunity for you to serve your customers better AND an Opportunity to grow our business.
What if you could offer limitless customization to your core product – but your extra labor would be close to zero?
The Compress iUV 1200s is pretty much the perfect tool for mass customization of custom flags in Wood, Metal, Acrylic – almost any substrate. And when we did the math on the finance payment on the equipment and the potential profit in each one of the custom flags signs – it won’t take much to cash flow your business…
Reduce labor. Increase Volume. Find more Opportunities.
Just one more way you can use the most versatile uv printer on the market.
Visit yourcustomflagstore.com to see where this all started, and to order YOUR custom flag sign today.