Each piece I produce is unique and bespoke. If you’d like to discuss a future project and get a tailored quote for your banner, please do get in touch using the contact tab. The examples below are to give you a rough idea.
I like to be completely transparent about the costs – the cost for me to produce a banner and the cost to you to commission it. This is a hobby for me, and it costs me a lot of money and time to produce each banner I make.
Basically, what governs the price of a banner is how many hours of work it takes me to produce, which is obviously linked to the intricacy of the design.
The fabrics and Bondaweb cost me about £60 for a 240 x 150cm banner (which is the standard size I usually work to). I use top quality cotton drill and superfine wool rich felt, and my flags are made to last.
After drawing up a design, creating all the stencils, marking up and hand cutting the felt, and fusing the design with Bondaweb, trusted seamstress Debbie then charges me between £40 and £60 for the sewing work depending on the complexity of the design, so my total outgoings on each flag are about £100-120, give or take. I also have to pay 20% of the money I make in tax. What you are paying for beyond that is my time spent creating the design and making it a reality.
Example 1 – £230
A relatively simple text / stars / simple emblem design with just a few words (such as my recent World Beaters flag) would take me about 10 hours work, so at £11 an hour (which is not far above the living wage), I’d charge around £100 costs and £110 for my labour +£20 in tax), therefore £230 in total. (The FIFA badge would be a couple of extra hours and so would bump it up a notch to £255.)
Example 2 – £255
This commission was a relatively simple design, but the amount of text included at the bottom made it quite labour intensive. This took around 12 hours work to produce (so £132 in labour, plus tax, plus £100 for materials and sewing).
Example 3 – £280
Some banners take more time in the planning / design phase. This one was relatively simple from a cutting point of view, but took quite a few hours of planning work. There was also quite a lot of detailed cutting work in the production of the crest, so it took around 15 hours in total.
Example 4 – £310
The Cheshire Bears piece was a relatively complicated logo to produce and needed considerably more work, so to produce something like this would be around £310.
Example 5 – £340
The recent Block 202 commission involved many hours of intricate work, much of which went on the detail of the trophies. This one came in at £340. A similar banner but just with silhouettes of the trophies would have been £260. I think you can see where the extra hours went.
Example 6 – £450+
For a very complex design (like the “Deus Nobis Haec Otia Fecit” banner with the old Liverpool crest, tassels, fringing and complex lettering), it would be at least £450 due to the amount of time taken and the extra cost of materials – this flag took me a month to produce for myself and was a true labour of love.