Writing Instruments

BIC Graphic Appoints Emmanuel Bruno as President
September 15, 2017 at 11:23 am

BIC Graphic, Clearwater, Fla., announced the appointment of Emmanuel Bruno as president, following the company's sale to H.I.G. Capital earlier this year. Bruno previously served as vice president and general manager of BIC Graphic North America, and has been with the company for eight years before that, holding multiple executive roles within the company. "On…

Hub Pen Company Hires Sales System Support Analyst
August 1, 2017 at 12:00 pm

Hub Pen Company, Braintree, Mass., has hired Parich Basnet as sales system support analyst. Basnet will be working with the IT and sales departments to expand upon the current NetSuite operating system functions as they relate to sales and finance. “I’m glad to be joining Hub in this time of growth,” Basnet said. “There are…

Indian Presidential Election Required Lawmakers to Use Special Pens
July 18, 2017 at 2:15 pm

For the 2017 Indian presidential election, members of parliament (MPs) and members of the legislative assembly (MLAs) were not allowed to use their normal pens to mark their choice on the presidential poll on monday. According to Financial Express, the legislators had to use a specially-designed writing instrument that includes indelible violet ink that marks…

10 Best-Selling Promotional Pens
June 27, 2017 at 9:15 am

End-users find their fingers flying in all directions thanks to computer and phone keyboards, but the rhythmic and reliable practice of pushing a writing instrument from left to right will never lose favor. With so many thoughts on everyone’s minds, some people treat committing ideas to paper as an exercise in using whatever is handy,…

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…