Coastal Decor Nautical Signal Flags by IB Designs, USA







Signal Flags in a Vertical Ladder Banner

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Vertical Hanging Ladders

Our signal flag ladders display your message top-to-bottom. The first letter you type in the message area of the order form begins at the top. The next letter typed will be the next flag down on the ladder, and so forth. For example: JOE is a 3-flag banner and will have "J" at the top, "O" in the middle, and "E" at the bottom. Order the total quantity of flags, not the number of banners.

  • Each separate vertical banner requires 1 additional ladder per banner: $9.00 ea.
  • Overall banner height, with top area included, is approximately 12" per flag. For example, a 4-letter vertical banner is about 48" from the very top ring, to the bottom edge of the last flag.
  • Vertical banners are ready to hang, including all flags, ladder (rungs and rope), top rope, and a 1" hanging ring. (You supply a hook.)
  • Side rope is 5/16" braided nylon with whipped ends. Top rope is 3/16" braided nylon with whipped loops.

Here you can see the split rings used to hang the ladder rungs on the ladder's side rope.

This shows the top hanging rope and a 1-inch brass split ring used to hang the ladder. The 3M Command hook is NOT included.

In this image you can see the whipped ends of the ladder side rope. In the center image you can see that the top-rope loops have been whipped together.

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This banner spells "Home"

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Your Initials or Family Name in a Signal Flags Wall Hanging

We originally sold only personalized signal flags banners, hanging from a rope like any other party banner. Then we realized that this can take up a whole lot of room! Not everyone wants a long outside banner hanging across their living room, office or den. So we invented vertical flag ladders.

These rope ladders are a unique design solution, allowing the signal flags to hang vertically. The ladders are perfect for hanging on a door or a wall. They also fit nicely into thin sections of wall where you only have about 9 inches of space, for example to the sides of picture windows or doorways.

The flags are the same 8" x 8" polyester-cotton signal flags we sell as party banners and nautical curtain valances. The main difference is that your message reads from top to bottom, rather than from left to right. Each flag also has a wider, 5/16" casing in order to fit over the rungs of the ladder.

You'll want to consider the length of a vertical banner. Allow about 1 foot per flag in length. Six flags are about six feet from top to bottom. A 6-flag banner would go from the top of a standard door, to a couple of inches above the floor.

A "welcome" banner is about 7 feet tall, and works well on a door as long as you hang it from the very top. If you use a wreath-hanger, 6 flags works better. On the other hand, if you have tall cathedral ceilings, you can put as many flags on a ladder as you want. We had one order with 14 flags! 

Ready to Hang!

Because of our invoicing system, we list the ladders as a separate line item. Just be sure to order 1 ladder for each overall vertical banner. It doesn't matter how many rungs. We'll build as many rungs as necessary to fit your message.

You let us know the letters you want, and we'll make the flags, build a ladder, and hang the flags. It's all set to hang, right out of the package. We include a 1-inch brass ring at the top, but you can remove it or use something else if you'd like. It's all put together using ordinary knots.

Click the link to the left to see some other examples of vertical banners. We have a lot of fun playing with Paint Shop Pro, and we'll find odd pictures where we can "insert" a banner. If you'd like to send us a picture of your banner, hanging in a real room, we would love to show it on our customer testimonials page!

signal flag tapestry spells OPEN

One of the problems we have with an online store is to show the actual size of our flags. Yes, we can say they're 8" x 8", but that doesn't really give you a solid impression.

Here we've taken a picture of a typical store and played with it in Paint Shop Pro. We know that each flag is about the same size as a person's face, so we've used that as our size gauge. 

This banner happens to spell "OPEN," as in Open for Business. It's a typical 4-flag vertical ladder and you can see the hanging rope at the top. The entire ladder would be approximately 4 feet from top to bottom.  You can figure on about 1 foot per flag, which will factor in the top hanging rope.

A ladder that would cover the full door, top to bottom, would have about 6 flags, although you could use 7 flags if the bottom can go almost right to the floor.

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