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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.





4 Ways to Make the Most of Your Christmas Promotion

Christmas is a very important period for retailers, and it is not always easy going… Businesses have to fight hard for their position in a season that sees big spending volumes, but also fierce competition. So how can you make sure that you are well prepared for Christmas?

Retailers and other businesses are often so busy getting their Christmas stock in place in time, that they forget a vital component: you need to stand out from the crowd. And to do that, you need to think about your premises. Atmosphere is never more important than at Christmas. Are you really giving your business that Christmas feel?

Let us help you out with these 4 tips on making the most of the festive season. And don’t worry: it is not too late. Most our products can be delivered well within 2 weeks.

1. Draw them in

This has to be at the top of the list. Make sure you draw the attention of passers by and entice customers to come in. Have you thought about replacing your existing outside flags with Christmassy ones? Can you promote your special Christmas offers on pull up banners by the door? It is an investment that will easily pay itself back, because you can use these flags and banners year after year. Have them printed in warm wintery colours and add your own special Christmas message. Lastly, finish with some fairy lights and your business will look lovely and inviting. Do it well, and be sure your customers will talk about you!

2. Inside and out

Now that you have persuaded people to step into your shop or business, you want to make sure that the inside looks just as lovely as the outside. Why not drape some custom printed table cloths over your counter? And how about bespoke bunting? You can have as many different designs on the flags as you like. Go for a standard Seasonal message, have different December offers on the flags or go a bit mad and print the faces of your staff on the bunting: if you can think it, we can print it.

3. Make them remember you

Of course you don’t have to embarrass your staff to make sure you stand out. Have you thought about some lovely little give aways? People just love them and will often come back just to get another one or two. And they really don’t have to break the bank. Have a look at this cute little logo bug for instance, who wouldn’t want to take a cute snowman like that home? Tie them in with a minimum spend or offer present wrapping service and stick one on top of each gift. Your customers will smile (and remember you!) every time they look at the little creature.


4. Start a tradition

Christmas is all about traditions. So why not start one? Get a custom printed star tent or canopy and put it up on your premises. A pub in Manchester has a Christmas tent every year in their courtyard all done up with fairy lights and decorations and it’s a big hit. People come back year after year. And it can work just as well if you are not a pub: why not put up a Christmas tent on your garage forecourt and treat your customers to some nice hot chocolate? Or have one at your sports club?

So, whatever way you want to go about it: capture that Christmas spirit and stand out from the crowd. Have a look around our website to see what we offer. And if you don’t immediately find what you are looking for, just get in touch. We are happy to help. Merry Christmas!

Call us on: 0121 667 8701 or email




Our Offer on Printed Promotional Flags: Extended until August 31st.

NOW EXTENDED until April 31st!

We are pleased to offer an amazing 1 free Printed Promotional Flag with every order of 3 Printed Promotional Flags throughout the months of July and August, saving you a massive 25%.

We have extended this hugely popular order to give you the chance to get you flags in before the start of the outdoor event season. The offer goes for all our promotional flags: besides feather flags we also have paddle or beach flags, forecourt flags and backpack flags.

Our premium flag systems are made to a very high standard and are built to last. All our flags are lightweight, easy to transport and quick to put up and take down. Our flags are sublimation printed, which means they are colourfast and rain and weather-proof. Furthermore, they come with all the necessary attachments and fittings free of charge.

Oh, and we also happily do the artwork for you, for free. Full Product Details Here

Printed Promotional Flags Materials

  • 110g Knitted Polyester
  • Fiberglass Pole

All our flags are:

  • lightweight and durable;
  • waterproof and fire retardant;
  • made from strong, high quality fabric

Prices start as low as £ 74.00 ex VAT for a 2.6 m tall flag kit (single sided print, full colour) and include everything you need:

  • FREE carry bag;
  • FREE pole set;
  • FREE ground spike, water/ sand base or cross base;
  • FREE artwork design;
  • and FREE shipping on orders over £150.00

Contact us today on 0121 667 8701 or email us to get a free quote and to place your order.