Writing Instruments

Welcome to New Ideas With Spector & Co.!
February 16, 2021 at 10:17 am

The first month of the new year has already come and gone! We thought we’d use this opportunity to let you in on some new and exciting products for 2021. Let’s get right into it by first focusing on keeping those hands clean! First up is the Spencer. It automatically dispenses soap or hand sanitizer…

Sticking to the Tried and True: The Power Behind Best-Selling Products
January 19, 2021 at 1:56 pm

Let’s talk about consistency for a second! Time and time again, these are the products that are constantly making waves and continuing to impress! These are products you can trust to make an impact—products that always seem to strike the right chord. We’re starting 2021 off with showcasing our best sellers that instill confidence! We…

Gemline Partners With Newell Custom Writing Instruments, Will Offer Paper Mate and Sharpie Brands in Promo
January 6, 2021 at 2:13 pm

Gemline, Lawrence, Mass., announced today a strategic long-term partnership with Atlanta-based Newell Custom Writing Instruments. Gemline will be the first supplier partner to offer the Paper Mate and Sharpie brands to the promotional products industry in the U.S. The partnership increases Newell’s reach in the industry, expands Gemline’s presence in the sizable writing instrument product…

Ohio Doctor Invents Pen Sanitizing Device for Keeping Office Pens Clean
December 2, 2020 at 2:29 pm

Sharing pens isn’t like it used to be. There are sanitary measures that we haven’t really had to take until recently, at least outside of medical facilities. But a doctor in Ohio thinks he’s found a way to keep his current batch of pens without having to risk the spread of any disease or viruses...

TikTok Is Going Nuts Over This Pen
October 28, 2020 at 1:45 pm

The biggest TikTok sensation right now is a pen. Specifically, a Sharpie pen that has more than a million TikTok users obsessed with the smooth gel ink and comfortable grip. TikTok user Jackie Brown recently posted a video of herself hunting for the pen that “glides across paper like Kristi Yamaguchi used to on ice."...

Promo Supplier Garland Writing Instruments Set to Close Permanently Due to Pandemic
October 8, 2020 at 12:53 pm

Garland Writing Instruments, Coventry, R.I., announced this week that it will be closing for good as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. You might recognize Garland as the company that manufactured the pens that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi used to sign the articles of impeachment against Donald Trump earlier this year...

Joint Catalog From Two Iowa Promo Suppliers Highlights Industry Favorites
October 1, 2020 at 11:00 am

Tru Art Advertising Calendars and Cedar Crest Manufacturing have announced the release of their paired catalog, “Paper to Pen.” The collection features items from Tru Art’s newly-expanded line of non-dated products and a selection of pens from Cedar Crest’s line carefully curated to complement them. The catalog serves as a convenient one-stop shop for a…

BIC Graphic North America Donates More than 55,000 Items to Support Students
August 6, 2020 at 12:28 pm

BIC Graphic North America, Clearwater, Fla., continues to support long-standing donation partnerships in its local communities with a recent donation of 55,176 items to organizations benefiting students and educators. Contributions in both Florida and Minnesota included more than 3,000 backpacks, as well as a variety of notebooks, earbuds, headphones, power banks, writing instruments, sport bottles…

The 7 Most Innovative PPE Items We've Seen
June 19, 2020 at 3:17 pm

PPE has been at the forefront of most distributors' minds since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. And while the standard masks and face shields have been big, we've also seen plenty of innovative new items. The following seven products are among the most inventive ones we've come across...

Top 5 WFH Products from Spector and Co
April 1, 2020 at 8:24 am

Working from home—or, “WFH.” For most of us it’s our new reality, so let’s make it as functional as possible! We’ve created a “WFH Kit” that is perfect for setting up a workstation on your kitchen table or any available space you can call your own! First, a key piece of the workstation, the Tobi…