Fans for Promotion
Hand Held Promotional Fans are cheap and an excellent advertising medium for outdoor and special events. Not only are they a great advertising tool to use in parades and at sporting events, but fans are really handy to have around on a hot day as well. Your customers will really appreciate this handy promotional product with a dual purpose. Hand fans are available in a range of styles and are custom printed with your design.
A handheld fan, or simply hand fan, may be any broad, flat surface that is waved back-and-forth to create an airflow. Generally, purpose-made handheld fans are folding fans, which are shaped like a sector of a circle and made of a thin material (such as papel or feathers) mounted on slats which revolve around a pivot so that it can be closed when not in use.
On human skin, the airflow from handfans increases evaporation which has a cooling effect due to the latent heat of evaporation of water. It also increases heat convection by displacing the warmer air produced by body heat that surrounds the skin, which has an additional cooling effect, provided that the ambient air temperature is lower than the skin temperature – which is typically about 33 °C (91 °F). Fans are convenient to carry around, especially folding fans.
Next to the folding fan, the rigid hand screen fan was also a highly decorative and desired object among the higher classes. Its purpose is different since they are more cumbersome to carry around. They were mostly used to shield a lady’s face against the glare of the sun or the fire.
The Fan Museum in London holds a world renowned collection of fans and fan leaves which include the splendid Helene Alexander Collection and further acquisitions, gifts and bequests which have been received since the museum opened to the public over 20 years ago. The collection is comprehensive, with examples from all over the world from the 12th century to the present day. The collection is particularly strong in 18th and 19th century European fans.