Promotional Pencils have been around since before you and I were. In fact it was back in 1564 when the first pencil was ever created. Although pens are slowly overtaking the wave of pencils, we still believe that as a duo they are the perfect low cost, combo for your next giveaway.
Promotional pencils are especially great for those who work in creative industries such as graphic design and architecture. For most designers it is an everyday essential to use a pencil when creating a piece of artwork or a mock up. So, why not take a more personal approach by using your own branded pencils. This way you are exposing your brand to others as well as getting the job done!
Additionally pencils are also an essential part of everyday school work. Mainly those in primary school as younger students are taught to write with a pencil before using a pen.
At Rapid Notes we have a whole range of branded pencils for you to choose from. With a bunch of different shapes, colours and sizes there is a guarantee that you will find one to suit your branding best.
You may ask yourself why using promotional products are really necessary with everything moving forward digitally. But when you think further into marketing through digital platforms the first thing you realise is adverts. Every five minutes there is a pop up that just gets on your nerves. Consumers think the exact same.
So this is why we propose using physical marketing through promotional merchandise. By handing potential customers a product they can use everyday is more likely to grab your consumers attention rather than a pop up ad on their screen that they will probably just close.
But what about pencils? We believe that pencils are such a great way to round up attention. From just seven pence they are the perfect low cost giveaway for all events or even just a branded item to brighten up the office!
Additionally, on top of the extra low prices they are also fantastic due to the hundreds of styles you can choose from. Whether you are looking for something eco friendly or a more deluxe option we have the perfect pencil for you.
The great thing about branded pencils is that they allow you to develop a client base filled with loyal customers. Once you have passed your luxury pencil over to potential customers chances are they will treasure you and proceed to use your services in the future.
What’s the background behind pencils?
Pencils are an extremely ancient tool. In fact it was created years before you and I were even around! The ‘lead’ pencil actually contained no lead when it was first invented back in 1564.
The creation of the pencil began when a graphite mine was discovered in England. The graphite consumed from the cave was inserted into a wooden casing. For some reason they were named the lead pencil which was a mistake due to them containing carbon and not lead.
It was further down the line in 1795 when Mr Nicholas Conte developed the pencil design even more. He did this by mixing powder graphite with clay to create a graphite rod which sat inside the pencil.
The word pencil actually came from the Latin word ‘pencillius’ which in English translates to ‘little tail’. This was the name of the small brush that ancient Romans used as a writing instrument.
What about my budget?
That’s no problem! From small budgets to larger ones we can cater for them all. When it comes to merchandise it’s never ideal to break the bank. This is why we have added a whole range of the finest cheaper pencils, that still have a durable reputation, to promote your brand with.
To start, we have the Branded Pencil with Eraser. From just 8 pence this is a great way to begin your promotional journey. Not only is this a low cost product but it is a great one too. Coming in a huge range of twelve stunning colours there is bound to be one to suit your brand. Please note that these pencils do come unsharpened. But you can for an additional six pence upgrade to sharpened pencils.
For an even cheaper approach we have the ‘Printed Standard Pencil’. The name says it all really. From just 7 pence this is ideal for a cheap giveaway to get your name around quickly. This pencil also comes in a range of twelve colours, so again you’re guaranteed to find one to suit your branding best. Please note that this price does not include origination, delivery or VAT.
Have you got anything eco friendly?
Yes we do! We are trying our hardest to help the environment every day. This is why we have added a whole bunch of eco friendly products so others can help save the earth too!
The most popular eco friendly pencil we have in our range is the Biodegradable Sprout Pencil. The idea is that in the end of your sprout pencil there will be a water soluble seed capsule – in the place of the eraser – once your pencil has become too short to write or draw with the idea is you can just plant your pencil into some soil and see it grow into a beautiful plant. The choice is yours as what seed you wish to grow. Pick from ten amazing plant choices such as; Sunflower, Thyme, Cherry Tomato and Coriander. This would be perfect for garden centres.
We also have our Promotional Coloured Pencil Set. This great number is perfect for restaurants, kids clubs and schools to use for childrens colouring sets. Coming with a range of twelve colours pencils in a recyclable tub where your branding will be printed in a large print area.
How do I choose the right print method?
When it comes to branding pencils we can offer a variety of print techniques. This is because we know how important it is to get your branding method 100% right – to make your logo look the best it can.
At Rapid Notes you can choose from one of three forms of branding techniques when it comes to pencils. These include Spot Colour Printing, Full Colour Printing and Engraving. Here are some details to help you pick the right one.
For the logos that have lots of detail and colours we recommend full colour printing. For example the KFC logo. If you are unsure of what the KFC logo looks like it is an extremely detailed design of a man with the colours red, black and white. A logo like this would require the full colour print due to the amount of textures and shades involved. So if your logo is more advanced with plenty of colour and sharp details like the KFC logo, the full colour print is best for you.
Additionally, for those with a more basic logo with either one, two, three or four colours spot printing is what you need. Take our logo for example. We have a pretty basic logo with two exact colours. A special blue with a white R in the centre. For our design we would require spot printing. This is due to our limited detail with a particular colour. A smart way to remember this is by thinking ‘ spot on’ this is because our ‘spot’ colour printing replicates the exact same colour as your original logo.
I can’t find the exact pencil style. What should I do?
If in the unfortunate event of which you can’t find the exact product you are looking for please do not hesitate to get it touch with us and one of experienced team members will do everything they can to help you find it. Also, if there are any further questions you would like answering again please contact us and we will be able to assist you.
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