Writing Instruments

A Look at the Current State of Promotional Writing Instruments
May 8, 2017 at 2:28 pm

In December, Cimpress, Venlo, Netherlands, entered into an agreement to acquire Shelbyville, Tennessee-based National Pen Co. As part of the acquisition, Cimpress plans to develop National Pen Co.’s e-commerce business and implement National Pen Co.’s product offerings into…

TD Bank Recalls Complimentary Pens
May 3, 2017 at 2:24 pm

TD Bank, Cherry Hill, N.J., is recalling a line of its pens from its branches because of a manufacturing flaw that could potentially be a safety hazard. "With abundant safety in mind, TD self-reported our…

People Still Want Wooden Pencils in 2017
May 2, 2017 at 2:19 pm

We live in a technology-driven world. We can glance at our watches and text our friends that we're running late to dinner because our Uber (which we ordered from our phone) is stuck in traffic. There's no denying that we love convenience, but there's still a bit of resistance. For all of the electric razors…

White House Narrowly Avoids Custom Pen Crisis
February 22, 2017 at 12:25 pm

The first four weeks of Donald Trump's presidency have been busy, to say the least, but things almost reached a tipping point last week. No, we're not talking about Trump's impromptu press conference—we're talking about a presidential pen shortage. The Associated Press reported that Trump's transition team ordered 150 gold-plated pens before Inauguration Day, but gave away so many that the White House was nearly out...

BIC Graphic Red Wing Donates $5,500 to Local Sheriff Department
February 14, 2017 at 11:56 am

The Red Wing, Minn., branch of BIC Graphic, Clearwater, Fla., donated $5,500 to the Goodhue County, Minn., sheriff's department to support the foundation of the water rescue and recovery team. Cassie Otto, Deb Fleming and Linda Huppert of BIC Graphic Red Wing visited the Goodhue County Sheriff Department to present them…

Goldstar Promotes Duggan to National Key Accounts Manager West
January 27, 2017 at 11:29 am

Goldstar, San Diego, announced the promotion of Charles G. Duggan II, MAS+, as national and strategic key accounts manager west. “We are excited to have Charles as national key accounts manager," said Howard Cubberly, general manager for Goldstar…

BIC Graphic Introduces New Products, Celebrates Anniversary
January 26, 2017 at 1:47 pm

BIC Graphic, Clearwater, Fla., announced that it has added 250 new products and is beginning the year with Cycle 1 specials. It also announced that, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the BIC Clic Stic, BIC Graphic is offering special pricing on the BIC Clic Stic and BIC Clic Stic Stylus. Through the end of…

Hub Pen Company Acquires Beacon Promotions
January 6, 2017 at 8:11 am

This morning, Hub Pen Company, Braintree, Mass., announced that it has acquired Beacon Promotions, New Ulm, Minn. The acquisition was finalized in December. "For more than 60 years, Hub Pen has focused solely on writing instruments, and in doing so, we were able to deliver the highest quality pens at a better value than anyone…

Cross Opens Flagship Retail Store in Rhode Island
December 22, 2016 at 2:47 pm

In order to promote new business, Cross, Lincoln, R.I., is opening a flagship retail store in Providence, R.I., where the company was founded and where it maintained a steam-powered factory. "I wanted to be downtown because it's a great, vibrant city," Robert Baird, CEO of A.T. Cross Co., told the Allentown Morning Call. In addition…