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Everything you need for your University and College Open Days

All throughout summer, schools, colleges and universities all over the UK are organising their open days. Have you got everything you need for yours? We offer bespoke packages with all the printed promotional materials you might need, from canopy tents and large feather flags to T-shirts, banners, table cloths and display stands.

We offer:

  • High quality printing processes and materials;
  • Discounts on packages and volume orders;
  • Free artwork design on all orders over £ 300.00

Do you have any special requirements, or do you need a bit of advice? Talk to our expert sales team. We are happy to help. Email us at or call 0121 582 7730.

A Straightforward Order Process

Step 1: Choose your products
Step 2: Send us your artwork
Step 3: Approve all designs
Step 4: Your order goes into production
Step 5: We deliver your order to any UK address (Lead time: approx. 7-10 business days)

Not sure what combination of products works best for you? Let us put together a bespoke package for you, tailoring exactly to the needs of your university, college or school. From a campus-wide set up with 10 canopies and multiple types of flags and banners to a simple welcoming or sign posting package: we are happy to help you make the most of your day.

A good investment

Our products are all made to be used time and again. The polyester flags and tents are sublimation printed, ensuring a clear, crisp print that doesn’t fade.  Flag poles and canopy frames are all made with strong but lightweight aluminium, so they will last you for years. Invest now in the essentials and you will be set for your open days for years to come.

Pop-Up Tents: 3 Golden Rules For Street Food Vendors

It might still be cold and dreary outside, but now is the time to get ready for spring and summer. Whether you are an experienced street food vendor or you are new at the game, it is important to think about the gear you need.  And the most essential thing you need, is a pop-up tent or canopy.

Of course, a canopy will protect you from wind, rain and sun. But that is not the main reason you need one. Want you want your pop-up tent to achieve for you, is to make your business:

  • stand out;
  • be memorable and:
  • be recognisable.

Stand out

Your tent can stand out by having a bright colour and a clear, crisp print. Passers-by will be curious to see what’s going on under that tent and come over to have a look. Hopefully, you will then be able to convert those passers-by into buying customers. Your food is delicious of course, so those customers will want to come back in the future.

Be memorable

This is were being memorable comes in. Your food must of course be memorable, but don’t forget how important your canopy is. It gives you the opportunity to really brand yourself. Print your logo and name clearly and in big letters on as many sides of your pop-up tent as you want. People will want to know your name and remember it, so make that easy for them. If you can, make sure your name is catchy and easy to remember.

Be recognisable

Finally, you need to be recognisable. Having a red canopy in a sea of red canopies won’t do you any favours. If your customers remembered you from a former event and want to seek you out again, you should make that as easy as possible for them. Use colours that stand out, and more importantly, use a very clear and recognisable brand logo. Often visuals are easier to remember than words. It’s not for nothing so many wine bottles have pictures of animals on them: it is far easier to search for ‘that one with the cute little duck on the label’ then to remember you really liked that Sauvignon Blanc from that New Zealand place, what was it again?

At Central Flags, we can print your canopies in any way you like. Just a logo and name at the front, or your logo on all sides, or maybe you want a real stand out all over design: it’s all possible, and all for the same price. We offer free artwork, so our design team is on hand to help you out.

Furthermore, pop-up tents or canopies are very easy to set up. They come in a handy carry bag, too. Have a look at this video to see exactly how easy it is erect your tent.


Call us today at 0121 667 8701 or email to get a quote and find out all the options. Plus, quote PROMO CODE CF172FF and get 2 FREE fully printed feather flags when you order your canopy! Offer valid until March 21st.


The Best Canopy For Your Event

When you are planning an outdoor event, a canopy is a vital accessory. These tents are great for a whole range of activities, from weddings, parties, outdoor fairs and exhibitions, to trade shows and street food events. Providing shelter from both sun and rain, canopies are a versatile accessory and a must have for any outdoor event. And of course the big advantage is that these tents are light and easy to set up. Plus, you can have them printed any which way you want.

With all the options in printing, size and the choice of walls, how do you know what is the best canopy for your event? Here is our 3 -step guide to buying the perfect tent.

1. Custom Printed, Custom Designed

Have a think about how you will be using your canopy. Does it need to attract the attention of passers by? Then you probably want big lettering and a clear logo. Bright colours work well, too. Is it for a birthday party? Why not have a huge photo of the birthday boy or girl printed on there? Or keep it simple and just use their favourite colours. A wedding? Maybe you want the canopies printed in a romantic flower print?

Anything goes, and the good news is you don’t have to be an experienced designer to create a great canopy. We provide all the artwork for free. So no need to worry about how to create a good design: you simply provide us with the logos, images and colours you want and our team will come up with a great custom made design for you.

Furthermore, all our canopies are digitally printed on very strong fabric, which means the prints are clear, bright and weather proof.

2. No Walls or All Walls

The most basic canopy tent consists just of four legs and a roof. This simple set up is perfect if you are on a budget, or if you want your tent to be accessible from all sides. Consider how you are going to use your tent. At some business events or at fairs you might want to place a table in there. In that case it is a good idea to have at least the back of the tent closed so you have a backdrop. Or maybe you are using your tent as a DJ booth at a party? Then you might want to close the tent off on three sides. And maybe you want to be able to close the tent off completely and you’ll opt for a full walled canopy.

Whatever option you choose, from one wall, four walls or even a few half walls, we can print all the fabric, both inside and out. So however you set up your canopy, the design will look great every time. Plus, the walls offer good protection from wind, rain and sunshine.

3. Size Matters

A standard canopy tent has a single peak and measures 3 meters by 3 meters. That is plenty of room for a lot of uses: as a street food tent, as a DJ booth, as a bar, or as a stand at fairs, markets, and sporting or business events.

If you want to go larger, you can opt for a 3m x 6m tent. This kind of canopy is great for big outdoor parties and weddings. Not only does this size offer space for a great dance floor, it is also perfect for a sit down meal. A double peak 3m x 6m canopy comfortably sits up to 15 people at tables. If you need seating room only, there is plenty of space for up to 30 people.

Have a look at our canopy page to see all the options. And the best news? If you order your canopy  before spring and quote our promo code CT172FFB you will get 2 fully printed flags absolutely free. Offer valid all through winter.

Call us today on 0121 667 8701 or email us at Our team are happy to help. If you are looking for a quick quote, just fill in the form and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.





Planning to exhibit in 2017? Here are 6 ways to make sure you stand out

When you take your business to a trade fair or exhibition, you want to have as many people visit your stand as possible. But with all those other traders around it isn’t always easy to stand out. Here are our six tips on how to make sure you make a great impression.

1. Have signs and flags to let people know you’re there

Just having a stand isn’t enough. People need to be able to quickly tell who you are and what you do. Having signs created will really help draw attention your stand. Consider having a printed banner made for your table with your business name and logo. Or place the banner at the back of your stand and use a custom printed tablecloth. To make sure people notice your business from a distance, have one or two printed feather flags at the corners of your stand.

Your banners and flags don’t need to be flashy or expensive, but they need to communicate who you are and what your company does.

2. Don’t forget the good old business card

You might think that in this digital age, old fashioned printed business cards are a thing of the past. But they are still the quickest and fastest way to exchange details with a potential customer or client. Business cards are cheap to print and come in all different kinds of shapes and sizes. Make sure you bring plenty.

3. Free Giveaways!

If there is one thing you can count on, it’s that people love getting free gifts. It can be anything you like: key chains, stress-balls, pens or USB-sticks. Just make sure they are branded with your company’s name and logo. These freebies don’t just attract foot traffic to your stand, they also spread your name around and make sure your business will be mentioned and remembered even after the exhibition has ended. And of course, they create a great way to start a conversation with someone as they approach you about picking up their free gift.

4. Run a Competition

Another great way to draw people to your stand is to have a contest or raffle. Make sure the prize is worthwhile: the better the prize, the more people your competition will attract. Have anyone who wants to enter register with their name and email address. So even if you don’t get a chance to personally speak to everyone who registers, at least you can contact them later.

5. Have a Visual Display

People are more attracted to images than to words. How about creating a video or photo slideshow of your business and products that you can play on a loop at your stand? Or place a few pull up banners in your stand with some great images. Make sure you use a variety of promotional products to make a great visual first impression.

6. Have your website on display

People expect businesses to have a website and to be active on social media. Having a laptop or a tablet at your stand that displays your website can help show that your business is professional and active online. Of course a laptop or tablet also makes it easy to quickly gather contact information from people.

Are you going to an exhibition soon? Get in touch with our sales team. We are happy to help you, whatever your budget is. Email us at, or ring us on 0121 667 8701.


Branded Star Tents For Any Season

Branded star tents are very popular these days. No surprise there of course, because star tents are super versatile. They are used at festivals as bars and dance areas or as a cover for the DJ’s. You see them at dreamy summer weddings and at all kinds of events as meeting points or simply to provide a bit of shade or shelter. And they can have any print you want.

One great feature of a star tent is that you don’t feel as enclosed as in a full wall canopy, because it is open on all sides. Because of this, many people associate star tents with summer. But they can work great in the colder months, too.

Star tents with side walls

First of all, star tents don’t have to be open on all sides. You can choose to have a few side walls, or to close it off entirely to keep the wind out and the warmth in. You simply zip the sides in. The side panels can be custom printed, too.

Add lights to your star tent

For instant atmosphere and warmth add lights to your branded star tent. You can replace the traditional centre mast pole with an inflatable column that has an integrated LED-Band, which makes it possible to light your tent up in all imaginable colours. Or simply add outdoor fairy lights. Make them pumpkin shaped, add a heater and create the perfect spooky Halloween setting.

Be a true star tent explorer and brave the cold

For a truly original outdoors event, make your star tent the focus of a mid winter snow party. Build a big heater, set out some picnic tables and make your tent the bar and kitchen. Oh, and don’t forget to tell your guests to dress up warmly. Christmas garden party anyone?

Central Flag’s star tents come in all shapes and sizes and you can choose between single pointed ones and double pointed ones. Have a look at some options here. If you have any questions, feel free to ring us on 0121 667 8701 or email us at We are happy to help and to give you a no strings attached quote.

The Many Uses Of Canopy Tents

Printed canopy tents provide a whole host of uses and benefits. They are a great a weather shelter for your guests at weddings, parties, and backyard dinners, deliver weather protection for cars, make a great product for backyard storage, and offer a portable shelter for selling items at markets, fairs and car boot sales. Holiday makers can take canopy tents along for campsite, beach, or poolside use.

Central Flags offer a wide range of printed tents, with options to suit every budget and any environment. Besides our canopy tents, we also offer inflatable igloo tents, marquees, gazebos and event tents, all custom printed with your company logo or artwork. Let us show you a few examples of the printed canopy tents we offer:

Printed Canopy Tents with no walls, single or double pointed

Open printed canopy tents with no walls are perfect as a meeting point or centre tent at events. They work great as catering, picnic or party tents. They are easily accessible from all sides and offer a lot of space. These canopies are a good option if you are working within a tight budget.

Printed Canopy Tents with half walls, single or double pointed

Printed Canopy tents with half walls create a real market stall feel, offering a branded space accessible for trading from three of the four sides. The full back provides wind protection and a great backdrop if you choose to have the fabric printed on both sides.

Roof and valance with full walls, single or double pointed

Printed canopy tents with full walls really stand out and are very well suited to the unpredictable British weather. All walls can be printed on one side or both sides. These tents are great for all kinds of events and parties, for catering, or for trading.

As you can see, there are many options when it comes to printed canopies. Have a look at our current offer, too: two FREE matching feather flags with all printed canopy tents. Stand out from the crowd and be immediately recognisable.

If you aren’t sure which option suits your needs best, feel free to contact us. We are happy to share our experience and help you decide on the right canopy for you. Contact us on 0121 667 8701 or email us at