Carroll & Richardson Flagworld has served thousands of satisfied customers since 1963.
Flagworld offers industry leading screen and digital printing capabilities, using state of the art equipment to ensure a quality product every time. We print on a range of fabrics including vinyl, polypropylene, knitted polyester, woven polyester and supreme satin, with our high tech wash machines ensuring a high quality finish and significant reduction in water usage.
We also manufacture fully sewn flags on site, where cut out appliques are fully stitched or composite sewn onto woven polyester fabric, creating a unique and prestigious appearance. Our digital print machines offer a quick turn around for custom printing, and can replicate photographic images beautifully, supported by advanced colour matching techniques to ensure we print true to colour. Additionally our warehouse holds thousands of stock flags and banners, meaning orders placed in the morning can be shipped the same business day. We are one of the few flag companies with on-site manufacturing and a fully stocked warehouse holding almost 3,000 line items.
Our services include a fully qualified Graphic Designer who can take your artwork and prepare your design for printing, such as a flag for a flagpole or a banner for an event. If you have you own designer, we can work with them to produce your artwork onto your own unique customised flag or banner.
Flagworld is a proudly Australian Made business, printing locally in our Mulgrave, Victoria manufacturing plant. We also employ green practises including 70kW solar PV panels on the factory roof to generate around 70% of our electricity, and using environmentally friendly materials where feasible, such as offering recycled paper and PLA straws for our handwavers.
So, what is involved in producing a solution for your branding needs?
It starts with a collaborative approach with designers, graphic artists, printers and finishers to ensure that the final product is all you expect and more.
Then it is down to the process of converting your brand and ideas into practical outcomes that will exceed your expectations. Whether this be a digitally printed solution or a screen printed one, our expert printers and finishers have years of experience in producing the right outcome. Artwork is converted into files for either direct to fabric or vinyl digital printing or onto film for screen printing.
Digital printing is direct onto fabric or vinyl and includes heating fabrics to assist in ensuring that inks adhere to the material.
Fabric screen printing using our world famous 'Zimmer' printer is a closely monitored activity, getting ink formulations just right, aligning screens (cont'd)
to ensure perfect registration and then setting the inks through our Arioli at just the right temperature and humidity to ensure optimal colour fastness and finish.
Then it is off to the laundry to wash and to remove any unused surface inks and ensure the feel and lustre of the product is what you would expect. Sewing, inspection and packaging to ensure that your product will fit the purpose or poles just as you ordered, prior to dispatch.
Specialist Printers & Equipment
As a company that specialises in screen and digital printing, Carroll & Richardson embarked on a major refit of its screen printing capabilities in 2001, installing a fully automated screen printing machine, the only one of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.
In 2006, we installed the latest vinyl printer and in 2008, our first digital fabric printer.
As the market for digital printing has continued to grow and technology has advanced, we installed new digital fabric printers in 2010, 2013 and 2015, taking it to 5 new printers. This has given us the capability to print up to 2.5m wide. In 2019, the latest technology Colaris printer from Zimmer in Austria was also installed. This printer is leading edge and can outperform most printers in the market, quickly and cost effectively.
Three vinyl printers have also been purchased to meet growing demand for vinyl and polypropylene products which includes pull up banners and bunting.
In 2012 a significant investment in the latest technology fabric washing machine was made, leading to higher quality finishes as well as significant reduction in energy and water use.
Further investments in screen fabric technology equipment were made in 2016 to automate the preparation of screens using water based technologies and so reduce the cost of preparing screens and improve the quality of the printed product.
Carroll & Richardson dispatches products all over Australia and around the world, we look forward to supporting your print needs.
Contact us for a quote or further information.