9 Pens For Pennies

One of the most indispensable things that we cannot do without is the promotional pen. In a society dominated by computers and other technological gadgets, the pen would still prove to be a mighty weapon. Here are some numbers that prove why promotional pens maintain their popularity:

  • 60% of Americans use a pen 5 – 10 times a day
  • 73% of  Americans carry a pen with them all the time
  • 79% of people in the United States use a promotional pen they received from a business
  • 83% of people in the US prefer a ballpoint pen
  • The cost per impression on a pen in the US is less than a penny

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The Beginnings of the Pen

The very first reference to the use of a pen was seen in the year 500 BC in India. At that time, they were using used sticks and bamboos as pens. Majority of the books written during that time used this kind of technology. In the year 300BC, pens made from reeds were used according to some scholars. Based from evidence from the past, it has been revealed that nib pens have been used sometime in the year 1663.

Petrache PoenaruIn the year 1827, the fountain pen was invented by Petrache Poenaru. This pen was functional for a while and gained popularity in France where it had been invented and patented. Its popularity lies on the fact that it can write without messing up the hands of the writer or the paper where it was being written. In 1888, John J Loud developed the ball point pen. This was an enhancement on the earlier design which sometimes never produced a smooth flow of the writing on paper or certain materials. Since it was just invented, there were still other problems associated with it, so it required further improvements.

Laszro BisroIn 1938, Laszro Bisro developed a pen which came to be known as Biro pen—after his name. This pen utilized a ball that rotated when someone was writing and collected ink packed in a cartridge and smeared on a paper. It was a sealed pen and also did not mess up the paper.

In the 1960s, Yukio Horie pioneered the felt tipped pens. A decade later, the roller ball pen came into existence. It had a well designed feature which made them uniquely designed for its purpose.

Why Promotional Pens Are Effective For Promotions?

PensPromotional pens are valuable as a gift because it can make your brand be remembered for a long time. Pens will be used in places like the home or at work. They make an excellent gift to customers after successfully completing a work or project. It is like hitting two birds with one stone.

Promotional pens are also great for leaving impressions on potential customers. At the same time, they offer a great way of constantly reminding customers about your products or services.

Branders.com offers a wide range of promotional pens that you cam giveaway during your corporate event or tradeshow. Here are nine promotional pens that you can consider for your next event:

1. Value Stick Pens with Colored Cap (Item: 240968)

Value Stick Pens with Colored Cap
Measuring 0.2”W x 6”H, this promotional pen is made from plastic. It has a slim and durable white body and comes with colorful plastic caps with pocket clip. This stick pen can hold up to five lines of promotional text.

2. Chunky Two-tone Retractable Pens (Item: 240969)

Chunky Two-tone Retractable Pens
Beef up your forums, conferences, or other school events with the Chunky Two-Tone Retractable Pens. Made from plastic, this promotional pen is fully retractable and has a clean white curved design. It comes with a colorful tip and clip accents. You can choose between black or blue ink.

3. Slim Two-tone Retractable Pen (Item: 60721)

Slim Two-tone Retractable Pen
The Slim two-tone retractable ballpoint pen is fully retractable and is made from plastic. Measuring 0.5”W x 5.6”H, it comes with a durable white or colored body with contrast pen clip. It comes with a colorful tip and clip accents. This retractable pen is only available in black ink. The Slim Two-tone Retractable Pen is great for hotels, restaurants, and cafes.

4. Chunky Silver Retractable Pens with Color Grip (Item: 110009)

Chunky Silver Retractable Pens with Color Grip
 The Custom Silver Retractable Pen with Color Grip is made of plastic and metal. It is fully retractable and has a black or blue ink. Its sleek silver body has metallic accents. Measuring 0.6”W x 6”H, it has colored rubber grips. Capitalize on its 0.4”W x 1.2”H imprint area for your brand building needs.

5. Alston Executive Pen (Item: 242292)

Alston Executive Pen
The Alson Executive Pen is designed to be handed out to customers belonging to the higher echelons in the business world. Giving away executive pens can give your brand some class and prestige. Measuring 0.4”W x 5.2”H, the Alston Executive Pen features gold accents and matte barrel finish and comes with a pocket clip attachment. They are available in a wide range of stylish accent colors. So if you are looking for something to give your boss, the Alston Executive Pen can fit the billing.

6. Eco-friendly Retractable Pens (Item: 240982)

Eco-friendly Retractable Pens
Do your part in caring for the environment with this Eco-friendly Retractable Pen. Made from recycled paper, this fully retractable ballpoint pen comes with a pocket clip and plastic color accents. It is available in a multitude of colors so you can choose the right shade for your business. Measuring 5.5”W x 0.6”H, you can capitalize on its 1.5”W x 0.4”H imprint area to add your corporate logo or brand name.

7. Two-tone Contrast Marking Pens (Item: 242109)

Two-tone Contrast Marking Pens
Make your mark in the industry with these Two-tone Contrast Marking Pens. Designed to be the ideal gift for trade fairs, company events, or conventions, this promotional pen features a two-tone color accent and comes with a retractable pen and pocket clip. Measuring 5.5” long, take advantage of its 1.5”W x 0.3”H imprint area for adding your corporate logo and brand name.

8. Accent Grip Retractable Ballpen (Item: 242704)

Accent Grip Retractable Ballpen
The Accent Grip Retractable Ballpen is made of plastic and metal. Measuring 0.8”W x 6”H, it features contrast white body, accent color components, and pocket clip. This retractable ballpen is available in green and black and can be customized with the design of your choice.

9. Racetrack Ballpoint Pens (Item: 242095)
Racetrack Ballpoint Pens
The Racetrack Ballpoint Pen is for the sporty client. Made from plastic, it measures 5.5”W x 0.5”H and has an imprint area of 1.2”W x 0.3”H which you can capitalize on for your advertising efforts. It comes with a sleek construction and an attractive grip.

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