What is 100D?

All of the flags sold on this website are 100 denier polyester. This refers to the grade of the fabric. The higher the number, the better.

We have been selling flags online for twenty two years now. When we started, most printed polyester flags were 100D or even higher. Today, the majority of flags sold in the United States are now only 68D, with some being 75D.

The reason that thinner fabric is being used is two-fold. Factories want to keep offering the same price per flag, so they continuously lower the quality of the fabric, as well as other things like the header material and grommets.

Secondly, the cost of shipping keeps increasing. It is cheaper to ship a 68D flag than a 75D or 100D flag. Many flag sellers want to sell only 68D flags so they can offer cheaper shipping.

To give you an idea of the weight difference, a typical 68D flag weighs between 2.9 ounces to 3.3 ounces.

A typical 75D flag weighs between 3.6 and 3.9 ounces.

A typical 100D flag weighs between 4.2 and 4.8 ounces.

We also have some 200D flags. These are also known as “Duraflags,” and are even more premium. They typically weigh between 6.3 ounces and 6.6 ounces.

Note: The term “Rough Tex” has also been used to describe 100 denier flags. However, the manufacturer that coined this term has now started printing it on the packaging for flags that are 75D and 68D as well.

For more information, click here: The flags that we reject.