Of all the corporate executive gifts, a premium personalised metal pen can be among the most powerful. On the right writing instrument, a custom engrave as opposed to a pad or full colour digital print, signifies to others an air of authority. Doctors, lawyers and prominent public figures often need to sign documents and the right pen leaves a lasting impression. Brands like Parker, Mont Blanc, Waterman and Cross retail luxury executive fountain pens upwards of $1000 dollars in this specific niche.
Custom Engraved Pens Are Now Mainstream
With advancement in laser engraving technology and reduced cost of high quality generic and branded corporate metal pens, personalised engraved pens are no longer the domain of just the special few. Today, engraved metal pens are frequently given out at:
- Occasions like graduation, christenings, weddings, anniversaries, funerals, Christmas
- Business meetings, deal signing ceremonies
- Exhibitions, promotional events, and much more
Hence what once was a low-volume executive gift is now also a mainstream bulk promotional and event giveaway. This can be achieved for a slight cost increase over a standard print on plastic promotional pens, allowing an advertiser to signify the recipient’s importance with an engraved metal pen. This is especially useful for both high-valued and close-to-conversion prospects – whereby a custom engraved metal pen can have a high impact.
According to The 2019 Consumer Study, PPAI Research
Advantages of Laser Engraving
The advantages of laser engraving comes from permanence and low orders.
A quality metal pen coupled with laser engraving (and ink refills) can have a very long useful life. For laser engraved pens, the engraved image is permanent as the process entails the surface being etched out by the burning action of the laser beam. This makes the metal pen’s engraving much less susceptible from scratching due to daily use – such as from coins and keys.
Low minimum orders:
Custom engraving can be done on an individual executive personalised pen, but for promotional products suppliers bulk orders start at 25 to 50 and goes upwards to thousands of engraved pens. This is possible thanks to a simpler computerised laser engrave process, as opposed to the more traditional pad print process that requires setting up film, plate and mixing ink that makes decoration at small quantities very costly.
Engraving can also be done on:
Pen Engrave Details
Personalised metal pens can be engraved with almost the same amount of details as traditional pad printing with the exception of colour choice. The colour of the engrave is usually the base colour of the metal pen itself inside its outer coating.
Below is what you can engrave on a pen.
- Text – Business name, bespoke name, phone number, social medial details.
- Logo – Needs to be converted to black and white (About Pens® can do this for you).
- Font – While there is no limit to the fonts that can be used, some fonts are not suitable for engraving in full capital letters and heavy cursive font is not usually recommended.
Engrave one or more of the below on your personalised pens:
Pen Engrave Positions
Depending on its size and shape, metal pens are engraved on either the cap or the barrel. Customers can specify the position and style of the engrave or allow our experience and expertise to guide on the most ideal location.
At About Pens®, we will provide you with a free digital artwork mockup based on your pen selection and your text/logo preferences.
About Pens® Top 10 Engravable Pens
The Madison Slimline (Gloss) pen is a metal pen with click action and a shiny finish. Part of the Madison range, these pens are very popular and the sturdy feel of it provides for a more premium brand image for your company. The Madison Slimline pen comes in eight colours, and if you write around 3 metres per day, this pen will provide your customer with a whole year of writing and brand recognition!
The sophisticated-looking metal Grid Stylus pens is one of our best-sellers. It comes with a soft rubberised pad on one end for use on touch screen devices such as the iPhone, iPad and Samsung Galaxy. It also comes with premium German black ink refill with tungsten carbide ball, with super smooth and comfortable writing guaranteed. Decorate the Grid Stylus using pad printing in 1 o 2 colours, full colour digital printing or laser engrave in white, for a premium feel and look.
The iPhone II ballpoint pen is a metal pen with a soft rubberised pad one end making it ideal for use on smartphones and touchpads. And it also writes on paper! With seven colours on offer, the iPhone II pen is a great promotional giveaway choice for the technology savvy, and has wide use across industries such as transport, hospitality and food and beverage.
The Boulevard pen is a metal pen with click action with a shiny finish. Part of the Metal Pen range, these pens are very popular and the sturdy feel of it provides for a more premium brand image for your company. The Boulevard pen comes in seven colours, and if you write around 3 metres per day, this pen will provide your customer with a whole year of writing and brand recognition!
The Concerto is a metal pen with unique cut out grip and a click action. A simple elegant pen that comes in 4 corporate colours. We can fit your logo or personalised message on this pen for your next exhibition or promotional event. Use these stylish metal pens to create highly effective brand building and promotional tools.
The Master is a metal pen with twist action, shiny finish barrel and gold trims. With a stylish and elegant look, these cost-effective pens are one of our top selling metal pens for the corporate customer. Available in 6 classic colour combinations, wow your prospects with these elegant-looking and comfortable, custom-printed Master Pens.
The Mercury is a stylish twist action metal pen with a mirror finish upper barrel. It also comes with premium German black ink refill with tungsten carbide ball, with super smooth and comfortable writing guaranteed. Contact us to complement your company’s brand strategy by customizing the Mercury pen with your logo and message printed or engraved.
The Carbon Fiber pen is a prestigious metal pen with carbon fiber barrel. It features a twist action German black ink refill with tungsten carbide ball, with super smooth and comfortable writing guaranteed. Contact us to complement your company’s brand strategy by customizing the Carbon Fiber pen with your logo and message printed or engraved.
A new addition to our offering, the Grid Stylus (Rubber) is the rubber version of our very popular Grid Stylus (P220) Metal Pens. It comes with a click action and a rubberized pad on one end for use on touchscreen devices. The pens are available in 5 different colours, with decoration only by laser engrave in white. Wow your prospects with these elegant-looking and functional, custom-printed Grid Stylus (Rubber) pens.
The Bamboo pen is a push button ballpoint pen made from Bamboo, one of the world’s fastest growing plants. Natural wood grain finish ensures no two items are ever the same! Contact us to complement your company’s brand strategy by customizing the Bamboo pen with our impeccably printing of your logo and message.