It’s unclear what the origin of the word “bunting” is, but some suggest it comes from the German word Bunte, which means colorful. Whether that’s true or not, pleated fan buntings can provide the pop of color an event or space needs to take it to the next level. Pleated fan buntings are a great way to add unique decor and color while maintaining a clean, professional appearance. We offer the traditional patriotic pleated fan bunting as well as a custom option where you can choose the colors and graphics to display.
The modern meaning of a “bunting” is essentially a fabric decoration, like a flag. However, there have been many hypotheses surrounding the origin of the word, and why “bunting” was ultimately chosen. It is known that sailors referred to the flags they displayed on their naval ships as “bunting” as early as the 1600s. While others point to the German word Bunte as the origin, a third theory points out that bunting was also the name of the cloth used to make flags at the time, because it was light weight and had a light sheen to it. While we may not truly know how buntings got their name, we do know that they were primarily used as patriotic symbols.
Our pleated fan buntings are perfect for any patriotic event or as a long-term decoration. These patriotic flags are available in several unique styles to meet the needs of all of our customers. Our Traditional Pleated Fan Bunting is hand-stitched in our Florida production facility, made from poly cotton flag material. The Nylon Pleated Fan Bunting is made from nylon flag material and can be customized with different colors. For those looking for an economical option, the Patriotic Mirage Fan, provides a vivid 3D pleated appearance . How you intend to use your patriotic pleated fan buntings will likely determine which option is best for you. Our signage experts are always ready to answer any questions you have to make sure you get the appropriate product.
In the photo above, Mirage Fan Buntings are displayed on the deck railings and along the top of the porch roof. This customer used many buntings to create a strong appearance through continuity. The multiple pleated fan buntings create an eye catching visual that is complemented by the American Flag hung from an angled bracket. While pleated fan buntings do well to celebrate America, they can be used to celebrate many other events!
In 2017, Minor League Baseball (MiLB) started “Copa de la Diversión” which translates to “Fun Cup”. Copa de la Diversión is a season-long event series meant to celebrate Latin culture among fans and players. As part of this event, clubs temporarily alter their team name, logos, uniforms, and decor. Looking to transform more than just their names, Copa de la Diversión, teams sought unique signage tools to create a festive environment.
When it came time to alter their name for Copa de la Diversión, the Arkansas Travelers selected the name Diamantes de Arkansas in honor of a legendary Latin player who played in Hot Springs, Arkansas. To help create a festive atmosphere, the Diamantes turned to AMI Graphics. Our custom pleated fan bunting incorporated the Diamantes’ new logo and team name, while featuring the normal team color for continuity in branding.
The Diamantes were not the only MiLB team that saw the effectiveness of custom pleated fan buntings, as we continued to see orders come in from a variety of other teams. As part of Copa de la Diversión, the New Hampshire Fishercats changed their name to the Gatos Feroces de New Hampshire.
Custom fan buntings like these are an excellent addition to large events because they can be seen from far distances. Minor League Baseball teams hung them in concession areas, on outfield walls, on scoreboards, and more. Multiple fan buntings across the stadium helped create the intended atmosphere to celebrate Latin culture.
Pleated Fan Buntings are an excellent signage tool because of their versatility. When using patriotic pleated fan buntings, a space can be transformed to show patriotism in a classy, elegant fashion. That same elegance and class this signage style offers can be used to promote any event or organization with our custom pleated fan buntings. Speak to one of our signage experts today to learn how you can use pleated fan buntings for your next project!