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Old 07-23-2010   #1
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I am soon to take pictures of some WWII veterans from my area and want to use our flag as a prop on staff camera left and behind the subjects. What flag material works best for photo images? Nylon, Cotton, Poly, etc... Anyone out there doing this type of work?

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From what I have seen, its nylon. I purchased some white nylon ripstop from Hancock fabrics, and it was called flag material.
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I'd recommend using at least a 3'x5' flag of sewn nylon and getting the better quality that has the stars embroidered. The sewn flags, while a bit more expensive have brighter colors and will last longer in the event you want to display it out of doors. Some of the flags that are silk screened may have uneven stars and or stripes as a result of the screening process. Using a flag that is at least 3' on the hoist should give a large enough size for portrait type images.
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I am no expert, but I used a 4x6 cotton flag for these. I didn't want shiny flags and I bet WWII veterans would be used to cotton.
I splurged and got the tassels and the stand with the eagle on top as well.
After all, these are gonna be veterans (they're deserve it) and you'll have a flag on a stand forever after.
I'll see if I can find the link that I ordered from.
Oh and don't forget to iron the flag!!!

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And I'm not sure this is the one, but something like this

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Thanks for all who commented... Fran, that looks exactly like what I'm after... I'll order one tomorrow.


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