Paper Hand Fans Buying Guide



Custom paper hand fans are inexpensive ways to put your brand or logo in your audience’s hands. Personalized paper hand fans keep event attendees cool in warm weather, perfect for picnics, summer festivals, and any other outdoor event/promotion.

When and Where to Use Paper Hand Fans

  • Churches:Paper hand fans are one of our most popular religious promotional items.
  • Weddings: Paper hand fans are much-appreciated custom wedding favors.
  • Outdoor Events: When it’s hot outside, nothing beats a paper hand fan to keep attendees comfortable.
  • Summer Promotions: Ideal as an inexpensive summer promotional item.
  • Graduation: Because so many commencement ceremonies take place outdoors, paper hand fans are often used as custom graduation products.
  • Sports Games and Pep Rallies: Get fans in the hands of fans!
  • Political Rallies: Encourage voting and the democratic process with patriotic promotional products.

Things to Consider When Buying Paper Hand Fans

  • Color: Most paper hand fans are limited to a one-color imprint unless specified otherwise. If you have full-color artwork, our selection of full-color paper hand fans is the right choice for you. Be aware that some products are limited to two- and three-color imprints.
  • Sandwich vs. Non-Sandwich: Consider whether you want a standard fan with a single-side imprint with an exposed handle, or a sandwich fan which has a handle cover. Sandwich fans cost a bit more than non-sandwich ones, but are more durable. All pricing listed is for a standard non-sandwich fan.
  • Shape/Theme: Paper hand fans are available in a variety of stock shapes. Use the Themes filter to view patriotic paper hand fans or religious paper hand fans, plus fans that can be cut to your own custom shape.
  • Handle Fastening: You have choice between adhesive or staple fasteners. Generally speaking, Aakron Rule paper hand fans are stapled, and those from Ventura Line are glued.
  • Production Times: Most paper hand fans take around 5 business days to produce; rush production service is available on Ventura Line Paper Hand Fans. Aside from our free rush-production paper hand fans, production times for rush paper hand fans include 24-hour, 2-day, 3-day, and 4-day. Be advised that rush production on fans generally cost extra and may not be available on extremely large orders.
  • Quantity: Most fans require a quantity of at least 100 pieces. Paper hand fans may be easily misplaced, so be sure to order extras for a multi-day event or promotion.