Flags and banners have always played an important part in the history of mankind. Although the origin of the flag is a debatable issue, most people believe the first flags were used in China or in Rome. The initial purpose of the flag was identification of individual leaders like the knights, the Samurai.

During the time of Christopher Columbus, it became customary for ships to carry flags stating their nationality, which has later become a legal requirement. These flags ended up as the national flags and maritime flags of today.

As we all know, flags and banners are used on national and state occasions. In addition, they are also used by colleges, sports organizations, special events and businesses. Some flag types can be listed as custom outdoor flags, custom birthday flags, custom garden flags, and custom dealership flags, all used for different purposes. Banners are used by small and large businesses alike to announce and celebrate events with special meaning and goals.