What type of logo pencil is right for you?Posted October 16, 2012 | Promotional Products
Pencils are a simple, straight-forward way to promote your brand. Affordable and versatile, personalized pencils are ideal giveaways for schools, awesome stocking stuffers for corporate holiday parties, and great handouts for attendees at charity events. With logo pencils from InkHead, you can advertise your name for pennies on the dollar.
But not all pencils are created equal; some styles work better in certain situations. If going with a logo pencil, you want to make sure you’re getting one appropriate for your audience. Take a look below to see what styles are available at InkHead.
Types of Logo Pencils Available at InkHead
The shape of the custom carpenter pencil prevent it from rolling off drafting desks, and the sturdy lead can easily write on wood and other non-paper surfaces. Many also find the grip of carpenter pencils more pleasing to the hand than standard hexagonal or round pencils. Carpenter pencils are best used for specialized promotional events; the flat shape of the pencils makes sharpening them with a standard sharpener impossible—making them less than desirable for general audiences.
Good For: Contractors, carpenters, and other skilled workers.
Bottom Line: The carpenter pencil’s unique shape will ensure that people remember your company.
If you’re looking to make a splash with your clients, first look at these pencils. The full-color printing is more expensive than a one-color imprint, so bear this in mind if marketing on a tight budget. Finally, all the full-color pencils currently in the InkHead catalog come in a round wood casing.
Good For: Companies looking to attract new customers at conventions, seminars, and other corporate events.
Bottom Line: The high quality and perceived value of full-color pencils will help your company stand out.
Golf pencils are shorter and sometimes narrower than standard pencils, and most come without erasers. Because of their smaller size and minimal component parts, golf pencils are among the most inexpensive promotional products you can buy. The size makes them perfect for golfing events, church pews, or for corporate events like trivia tournaments or bingo nights where a full-sized writing instrument is unnecessary.
Good For: Country clubs, pub games, churches, or companies needing single-use writing instruments.
Bottom Line: The small size of custom golf pencils make them cost-effective options for short-term use.
The six-sided shape of a hex pencil provides a more comfortable grip than round pencils. A standard, hexagonal, “#2 pencil” (more on what #2 means in just a bit) is cut to a hexagonal height of 1/4-inch (6 mm), but the outer diameter is slightly larger [about 9/32-inch (7 mm)], and a standard, #2 hexagonal pencil is 19 cm (7.5 in) long. InkHead only offers a handful of hex wood-cased pencils, so you may want to explore what round wood-cased pencils we have available first.
Good For: Schools, non-profits, and companies looking to connect with new customers.
Bottom Line: Hex wood-cased pencils are a classic choice when it comes to logo pencils.
InkHead has a number of mechanical pencils, ranging from basic models to custom Cross pencils. There are two types of mechanical pencil: the click-type and the twist-type. InkHead carries both styles, so be sure to check the item description to see how to use the logo pencil. If you are looking for combination pen-pencil writing instruments, you can locate them among InkHead’s selection of custom mechanical pencils.
Good For: Companies looking for a promotional product other than a pen or a standard pencil; educational programs.
Bottom Line: Mechanical pencils make a memorable alternative to wood pencils or promotional pens.
Round wood-cased pencils comprise the majority of InkHead’s selection of logo pencils, and we carry standard-sized as well as jumbo-sized round pencils, so if you work for a school or student organization and are looking for a good giveaway for the student body, look no further than InkHead’s assortment of custom round wood-cased pencils.
Good For: Any company or organization looking to hand out promotional pencils; educational organizations and academic institutions.
Bottom Line: A round wood-cased pencil will guarantee new impressions for your brand.
Stock shaped pencils are those that have been sculpted into a shape. Stock-shaped pencils are generally more expensive than round or hex wood-cased pencils, so if you have a tight budget for your promotional materials, you may want to look elsewhere. Also, the shape of such pencils may make it difficult to sharpen or use the eraser, so if you want to get a pencil that your recipient can use easily, you may want to go with another type.
Good For: Companies looking to give away pencils as fund-raising items or small prizes.
Bottom Line: The irregular shape of stock-shaped pencils makes them a little less useful, yet more memorable than traditional pencils.
Want to know more about buying pencils from InkHead? Make sure to view our Pencils Buying Guide!