Ready-to-use Digital Artwork
If you’re going to print a flag from your computer on a color inkjet printer or other printer, or especially if you’re going to manufacture a flag, use one of the digital artwork files from the download. This download will save you a lot of time and trouble making your own artwork, and the resulting flag will have all the right proportions.
Download the first precise digital artwork made from the official US Flag specifications.
What you get
A 240kB .zip file with these contents:
Each file (except the icon files) is annotated with this information:
American Flag LinksUS Government Services Agency pamphlet, Our Flag: The Flag Today
If you want to sell flags to the U.S. Government, you’ll need to meet the 34-page Federal Specification excerpted below. (I’ve lost the link to the original, and it may have been updated or amended.)
The Color Association of the United States - You can order the separate 5x8 inch silk swatches for the colors of the flag at $50 each, or a complete book for a lot more.
Executive Order 10834
|Dimensions of flag|
Sec. 22. Flags manufactured or purchased for the use of executive agencies:
(a) Shall conform to the provisions of Part I of this order, except as may be otherwise authorized pursuant to the provisions of section 24, or except as otherwise authorized by the provisions of section 21, of this order.
(b) Shall conform to the provisions of section 21 of this order, except as may be otherwise authorized pursuant to the provisions of section 24 of this order.
Sec. 23. The exterior dimensions of each union jack manufactured or purchased for executive agencies shall equal the respective exterior dimensions of the union of a flag of a size authorized by or pursuant to this order. The size of the union jack flown with the national flag shall be the same as the size of the union of that national flag.
Sec. 24. (a) The Secretary of Defense in respect of procurement for the Department of Defense (including military colors) and the Administrator of General Services in respect of procurement for executive agencies other than the Department of Defense may, for cause which the Secretary or the Administrator, as the case may be, deems sufficient, make necessary minor adjustments in one or more of the dimensions or proportionate dimensions prescribed by this order, or authorize proportions or sizes other than those prescribed by section 3 or section 21 of this order.
(b) So far as practicable, (1) the actions of the Secretary of Defense under the provisions of section 24(a) of this order, as they relate to the various organizational elements of the Department of Defense, shall be coordinated, and (2) the Secretary and the Administrator shall mutually coordinate their actions under that section.
Sec. 25. Subject to such limited exceptions as the Secretary of Defense in respect of the Department of Defense, and the Administrator of General Services in respect of executive agencies other than the Department of Defense, may approve, all national flags and union jacks now in the possession of executive agencies, or hereafter acquired by executive agencies under contracts awarded prior to the date of this order, including those so possessed or so acquired by the General Services Administration for distribution to other agencies, shall be utilized until unserviceable.
Part IIIGeneral Provisions
Sec. 31. The flag prescribed by Executive Order No. 10798 of January 3, 1959, shall be the official flag of the United States until July 4, 1960, and on that date the flag prescribed by Part I of this order shall become the official flag of the United States; but this section shall neither derogate from section 24 or section 25 of this order nor preclude the procurement, for executive agencies, or flags provided for by or pursuant to this order at any time after the date of this order.
Sec. 32. As used in this order, the term executive agencies means the executive departments and independent establishments in the executive branch of the Government, including wholly-owned Government corporations.
Sec. 33. Executive Order No. 10798 of January 3, 1959, is hereby revoked.
Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Editorial note: The following attachment detailing the proportions of the constituent parts of the flag, which was attached to and made a part of Executive Order 10834, is printed in 3 CFR, 1959-1963 Comp., p. 368.
|Hoist||(width)||of Union||0.5385 (7/13)||C|
|Diameter of star||0.0616||K|
|Width of stripe||0.0769 (1/13)||L|
Title 4Flag and Seal, Seat of Government, and the States
Chapter 1The Flag
Sec. 5. - Display and use of flag by civilians; codification of rules and customs; definition
The following codification of existing rules and customs pertaining to the display and use of the flag of the United States of America is established for the use of such civilians or civilian groups or organizations as may not be required to conform with regulations promulgated by one or more executive departments of the Government of the United States. The flag of the United States for the purpose of this chapter shall be defined according to sections 1 and 2 of this title and Executive Order 10834 issued pursuant thereto.
(Added Pub. L. 105-225, Sec. 2(a), Aug. 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1494.)
Historical and Revision Notes
Flag, National, United States of America and Flag, Union Jack
This specification was approved by the Commissioner, Federal Supply Service, General Services Administration, for the use of all Federal Agencies.
1. Scope and Classification
1.1 Scope. This specification covers requirements for United States of America National Flag and Union Jack.
2. Applicable Documents
(Activities outside the Federal Government may obtain copies of Federal specifications, standards and Commercial Item Descriptions as outlined under General Information in the Index of Federal specifications, standards and Commercial Item Descriptions. The Index, which includes cumulative bimonthly supplements as issued is for sale on a subscription basis by the Superintendent of Documents, US Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
(Single copies of this specification, other Federal specifications, standards, and commercial item descriptions required by activities outside the Federal Government for bidding purposes are available without charge from the General Services Administration Business Service Centers in Boston; New York; Philadelphia; Washington, DC; Atlanta; Chicago; Kansas City, MO; Fort Worth; Houston; Denver; San Francisco; Los Angeles; and Seattle, WA.
(Federal Government activities may obtain copies of Federal specifications, standards and Commercial Item Descriptions and the Index of Federal specifications and Commercial Item Descriptions from established distribution points in their agencies.)
2.2 Other Publications. The following documents form a part of this specification to the extent specified herein. Unless a specific issue is identified, the issues in effect on date of invitation for bids or request for proposal shall apply.
The Color Associtaion of The United States, Inc:
(Application for copies of this color card should be addressed to The Color Association of the United States, Inc., 24 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016.)
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