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The process of giving personalized pens to a group is an art in itself.

There’s a lot at stake. For starters, personalized gifts are a reflection of you and the people you intend to gift.

Essentially, you want the recipients to feel:


  • Seen
  • Heard
  • Appreciated

  • Therefore, mistakes such as mixing up names and late deliveries would reflect poorly on you as the giver and send the wrong message to the recipients.

    At Dayspring Pens, we understand you’re under a great deal of pressure when buying customized items in bulk.

    However, as a company that’s shipped out hundreds and thousands of customized and personalized pens to individuals and groups since 1994, we’ve discovered the perfect formula to buying custom pens in bulk.

    Here’s the checklist:


  • Know the occasion
  • Set aside planning time
  • Know what your recipients want
  • Understand the customization options
  • Draw up a budget
  • Find customer reviews

  • Let’s explore each in detail.

    Know the Occasion

    What’s the occasion?

    As obvious as the question sounds, it’s still interesting how easy it is to get personalized gifts for the wrong occasion. 

    For instance, imagine getting Alcohol Anonymous group members pens saying “Cheers, let’s drink!” on them? 

    Such personalized text would beat the purpose of the AA group and tarnish your image in the process.

    Determining the occasion is the first step to buying customized pens in bulk.

    Is it a promotional event, and you need giveaways? If yes, then engraving the company’s logo or name is more appropriate than engraving a random quote that’s non-related to the company.

    When it’s the best performing class that’s graduating, you’ll want a message that’s personal and special for each student. An example is, “Congratulations, David, you’re graduating!”

    Set Aside Planning Time

    How much time do you need to plan for everything?

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    If the idea is to gift pens that aren’t personalized to a group, then time and planning aren’t that crucial. 

    You can easily order the pens on the eve of the event, and everyone’s happy.

    But if you’re looking to buy customized and personalized pens in bulk, it’s a good idea to begin planning early.

    At Dayspring Pens, standard engraving takes four to five business days, and you’ll receive your order in 10 days or less.

    Hence, it’s best to give yourself two to three weeks to get everything right for bulk order.

    However, in the case you’re pressed for time and need the custom pens fast, we’ve got the rush production order that guarantees your order is processed and shipped out in one day.

    Know What Your Recipients Want

    When deciding on the personal touch of the custom pens, it’s important to consider what the recipients would want.

    What are their interests and hobbies? Do they have favorite colors or quotes?

    If they’re your employees or work colleagues, what are their roles and achievements?

    Personalization is going out of your way to make them feel special. They’ll know that the gifts were made with only them in mind and no one else.

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    A team of junior employees receiving personalized pens with their names and achievements engraved from the CEO gives deeper meaning to the gifts.

    It demonstrates that the CEO went the extra mile of knowing the contributions of each individual junior employee to the company. This is especially if the junior workers don’t report directly to the CEO.

    Even when the customized pens are promotional giveaways, it pays to put more thought into them.

    For example, it’s catastrophic for recipients to receive customized pens with misspelled names on them. Moreover, employees wouldn’t appreciate personalized pens where their engraved roles are incorrect.

    Understand the Customization Options

    There are several techniques employed in achieving customized pens:


  • Pad printing
  • Screen printing
  • Engraving

  • Pad and screen printing methods have two common characteristics:


  • Use of ink.
  • Pens are customized on the surface.

  • For gift pens that are meant to last a lifetime, these are a setback. 

    Due to frequent use and time passage, the ink fades away, and soon enough, the personalized text is left only in the recipient’s memory.

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    On the other hand, engraving, which is our preferred technique, involves etching into the pen’s surface using optical beams to leave a timeless personalized text.

    We employ CO2 or fiber optic laser engraving techniques that ensure:


  • High precision in rapid movements and small spaces.
  • The most elegant finish

  • Additionally, we offer free standard engraving for each pen of up to 25 characters of customizable text. The customizable text is done in any of the standard engraving fonts:


  • Times
  • Script
  • Block

  • To understand more about our engraving techniques, have a look at our Ultimate Guide to Personalized Laser Engraving (2021).

    Draw a Budget

    How much money you’re willing to spend on personalizing custom pens depends on a few factors:


  • The occasion
  • The relationship between you and the recipients
  • How fast you need the order made

  • If your order is in bulk, then the cost difference between retail and wholesale purchases cannot be overlooked.

    In addition to free standard engraving, we offer up to 20% wholesale discounts for bulk orders.

    We also ship out all orders for free anywhere in the United States.

    Thus, you don’t have to break the bank to personalize a bulk of custom pens.

    Find Customer Reviews

    Before making a bulk order of customized pens from an online store, it’s best to first look through the experiences of past customers.

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    Personalized gifts are personal for a reason.

    While you may do everything perfectly on your end, the whole gifting experience could go awry if the store does a poor job.

    To avoid turning up with no personalized pens due to late shipping or a botched order, visit the store’s customer review section.

    If the online store has exceptionally few or zero customer reviews, beware their services may not be what they say they are.

    Moreover, look for third-party reviews on the store.

    Check what blogs and Youtube channels that review pen stores have to say about them. This is important so as to eliminate any internal bias in the customer reviews.

    Ready to Make Your Bulk Order From Dayspring Pens?

    Here at Dayspring pens, we offer a variety of executive gift pens from brands such as:


  • Waterman
  • AT Cross
  • Parker
  • Howard Miller

  • Our personalization styles include:


  • Logo engraving
  • Logo imprinting
  • Logo and personalization
  • Clip emblem

  • Apart from our gift pens with varying writing styles like fountain, ballpoint, rollerball, and gel, we also offer accompanying custom gift sets such as:


  • Stylus pens
  • Pen desk sets
  • Nameplates
  • Journals
  • Laser pointers
  • Clock sets

  • What’s a beautifully engraved executive pen without its set to hold and showcase it?

    Note that even the custom gift sets come with a free standard engraving of up to to 25 characters in length.

    To place a bulk order with us:

    1. 1. Visit our store and select the best fitting pen(s) for the group.

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    2. 2. Fill out the form details; text to be engraved, engraving font, side to be engraved, and upload the list of names to be engraved if there’s one.
    3. 3. If you need the one-day rush order, be sure to tick the one-business-day order.
    4. 4. Finally, check out. You’ll receive your order at your chosen destination in 10 business days or less.

    Also, if you’d like to explore more ideas on engraved gifts, check out this Definitive Guide to Buying an Engraved Gift (2021)



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