Our 10 Best-Selling Promotional Pens To Inspire Your Next Campaign

It may well be mightier than the sword - well, according to some, at least - but one thing's for sure: a promotional pen is a highly-effective tool to help market your business and take awareness for your brand to the next level.

Why Choose Promotional Pens For Your Next Marketing Campaign?

There are all sorts of reasons why printed pens can make a fantastic addition to your marketing campaign.

  • Cost-effective: promotional pens are low-cost giveaways that have long-lasting usability. In short, they offer more bang for your buck!
  • Wide range of choice: whether your target audience comprises school students who could benefit from a branded highlighter or professionals who might be impressed by a luxe-touch Parker, there's a promotional pen to suit every audience. Fact!
  • Memorable: research conducted by the BPMA found 80% of Brits are more likely to remember a brand from which they have received promotional merchandise. The same study also found that logo-branded products are twice as likely to make a business more memorable to consumers.

And of course, there are myriad other reasons why promotional pens could make the perfect finishing touch to your marketing plans, too. Hosting a conference? They make a great on-the-table giveaway for delegates. Including your brand in an event giveaway? Look no further than a printed pen for a freebie that you can guarantee will be used. Want to top-up office stationery supplies and accentuate your in-house office branding? Promotional pens will make a smart addition to any desk. In short, they're a versatile giveaway item that is as varied in its scenario uses as it is in its audience appeal. 

But where to begin with finding the perfect printed pen for your campaign? You - yes, you, reading this right now! To start you off, we've rounded up our ten best-selling promotional pens, from cheap printed pens to iconic names (hello, Parker) - perfect for whetting your merch whistle and helping you pick an inspired, tried-and-tested option that our customers have loved for years. Read on for our edit - and start the search for your own promotional pen today: we have everything from novelty pens to eco bamboo pens for you to choose from. 

#1 Curvy Ballpens

Lead time: From five working days.

Need to know: Time after time, our Curvy Ballpen is consistently the most popular pen we sell, with our clients loving its generous print area (perfect for logo printing) and cost-effective prices. Available in 30 different colour options, this promotional pen is ideal for keeping your branding present on desks (and in minds!) across the country. Prices start from as little as 15p per pen for orders of 5,000. 

#2 Super Hit Ballpen

Lead time: From eight working days.

Need to know: Choose from 25 different colours with our Super Hit Ballpen, which combines the power of a promotional pen with a smooth-writing experience that will impress your users and link your business with efficiency and ease-of-use. The ideal cheap personalised pen that guarantees brand awareness with every use and doesn't break the bank!

#3 Triangle Highligher

Lead time: From three working days.

Need to know: Ideal for students and office professionals alike, this tri-colour printed highlighter pen is perfect for annotating text and drawing attention to important notes. That print area in the centre of the pen will ensure your logo truly stands out, whilst the budget-friendly prices mean it's as useful for keeping in-house for your colleagues as it is for handing out at a trade exhibition. 

#4 Electra Metal Ballpens

Lead time: From five working days; also available on 48-hour express dispatch service.

Need to know: Oh, the Electra! This branded ballpoint pen is positively made for bringing an elegant, sleek finish to your upcoming giveaways. Highly practical and sophisticated, it writes in classic black ink and is an all-round crowd-pleaser.

#5 BiC Grip Roller

Lead time: From eight working days. 

Need to know: There's something deliciously luxe about this printed pen from BiC, which will look great with your logo emblazoned on it. Combining a pleasingly precise writing experience with fast-drying ink, it makes a great giveaway to present to delegates at conferences.

#6 Message Banner Ballpens

Lead time: From ten working days. 

Need to know: Forget message in a bottle - it's all about the message in a ballpen! These brilliant promotional banner pens feature a pull-out paper strip that's just waiting to be branded with the artwork of your choice, be it contact details, an offer or something else entirely. With printing available in up-to full colour, it's a guaranteed way to generate awareness for your business with every use!

#7 Parker Jotter Ballpen

Lead time: Five working days.

Need to know: For a high-perceived value giveaway that your customers will be seriously impressed by, search no further than this promotional Parker Jotter Ballpen, which is ready to be printed or engraved with your branding. It offers an elegant means to say 'thank you' to the customers or colleagues who truly matter. 

#8 Crosby Soft Touch Metal Ballpens

Lead time: Ten working days.

Need to know: Available in 10 different colours and boasting a pleasingly chunky body that makes writing an ache-free pleasure, this stylish pen can be printed or engraved with your branding.

#9 Prodir DS3 Ballpen

Lead time: From 15 working days.

Need to know: Take your pick from a whole rainbow of colours with these mix-and-match pens, which are available in finishes both matt and frosted. Create a truly bespoke pen by choosing your own colour combinations; whatever your corporate branding identity might look like, you can create a promotional Prodir to match. 

#10 Parker Jotter Stainless Steel Ballpen

Lead time: From ten working days.

Need to know: Crafted from stainless steel and designed to dazzle, this engraved pen (which can also be printed in up to two colours) makes for a truly luxurious giveaway - so much so that it even arrives in a presentation box! We told you - this is a branded gift that's designed to thrill your most-valued clients. 

And of course: it doesn't end there! Need some more promotional pen inspiration? Browse our full range of printed pens and writing instruments and contact us today for your quote.

Written by

Katie Clark | Head of Digital Marketing

With over a decade in print and digital journalism, Katie possesses a wide skill-set that incorporates everything from SEO to PR. Joining the team in early 2019, her expertise lies in writing sparkling copy about promotional merchandise and related topics, as well as managing social media activity and developing creative solutions to keep the Total Merchandise brand at the forefront of people’s minds. With a background that includes event-planning and volunteering for charitable organisations, she has a first-hand appreciation for the needs and questions a customer might have when acquiring promotional products for their organisation. In her spare time, she loves reading, going to the cinema and learning to cook.

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