Which Promo Pens?

There’s a reason why pens are the number one promo item in the UK…they get results. 62 per cent of people currently own and use promo pens. 43% keep them for a year or more. 47% remember advertisers more readily when they’ve been exposed to a message on a promotional pen. Source: Atomik Research, BPMA 2013.

Selecting the right pens for your business is no easy task. There is a phenomenal amount of choice - classic designs, those that double as key rings or styluses, and novelty pens disguised as lipsticks.

Here’s an overview of some the types and styles on offer. All prices quoted include basic personalisation in one colour.


Cheap promotional pens are available from just 13p per item including single-colour printing. This will get you a plastic white ballpoint pen with a black or blue cap. Spend a little more on a twist pen from 20p, to avoid your item being disposed of if the lid gets lost. Brighten someone’s day with a colourful frost pen in green, blue, orange, red, or yellow from 25p.


Promo pens come in multitude of designs. In the hospitality industry? - a bottle opener pen is perfect. Own a building company? – how about a pen the doubles as a screwdriver or tape measure?  Sell books? - choose a bookmark pen.  In IT? – a stylus pen is ideal. There’s promo pen keyrings, magnets, swiss army pens, torches, lasers and more.

Trade show

A carabineer or neck pen is perfect for trade show and exhibition giveaways - it’s handy for people to use while at the event, so your item is less likely to be discarded. Plus, people tend to keep them for future shows. Also consider a notepad and pen set - really useful for jotting down names and ideas while on the go.


Smiley face, knife and fork, compass, toothpaste tube, heart, and lipstick promo pens are just of the fun novelty items available. Our Play Pen has a springy billboard plunger for your message, designed to keep hands busy at the office from 47p. We offer a pen with blowing bubbles on a neck cord from 61p. And a fun robotic pen from 78p, that unfolds when you press the button.


A boxed pen turns your freebie into a personal gift, which will be greatly appreciated by the recipient. Plastic presentation cases are available from 30p, velvet pouches are a cheaper alternative available from just 14p. Our executive pen sets start from £2.39 for a ballpen and pencil supplied in a luxury black card gift box.


Choose a sleek metal rollerball or gel pen from 68p per item. Metal is more durable than plastic so your promo pen will do its job longer. It also has a higher perceived value to impress potential clients and customers. Spend extra on our stylish Acosta Roller Ball Pen, the robust design is available in black or white with attractive silver trim from £1.44. Our Veno Ball Pen in a choice of vibrant colours includes laser engraving of your message at £1.49.


High value promo gifts are more likely to be kept and used frequently. You can show sophistication and distinction with a luxury brand pen. We have compact Parker ballpens available from £3.17, in blue, black, white, or red, supplied individually gift boxed. Our Pierre Cardin Gala Roller Pen has luxurious silver or gold trim and comes in a black velvet pouch from just £3.90.

Other ideas

Writing instruments come in many different forms. To get a bigger surface area for your message, choose a highlighter or marker pen. If you’re on a tight budget, consider a high quality pencil. Want to show you’re a friend of the earth? - pick something made from recycled materials.

Save yourself the trouble.

Speak to a promotional gifts company, tell them about your business, and ask them to recommend promo pens to suit you.

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