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One of the reasons why Pens are such a popular promotional item is that they are available to suit even the smallest of budgets. In many cases, our cheap promotional pens will be an excellent choice, but how do you know if they are right for you?

Why Pick a Cheap Pen?

Your choice of pen will reflect your business, but you need to consider the right pen to fit within your allocated Promotional budget.

For some sectors such as Charities, Schools, Sports Clubs & Colleges, cost plays a big factor in affordability and choice of Promotional Pen.

There is a wide variety of fit for purpose Cheap Pen options, in multiple colourways, some with Grips and the ability to print to both the clip and the barrel. Popular pens seen as cheap to the buyer include the Stick Pen, Contour Pen and Supersaver range. Bulk Cheap pens can be a very budget friendly way to spread your cost on marketing spend.

Cheap Promotional Pens

Cheap pens can be found in solid plastic, frosted plastic and composite metals, with options to fit all budgets.

Looking for a low-value additional item to include alongside a collection of other Promotional Items, a cheap promotional pen will add bulk to the pack with minimum spend.

Many Charities will find cheap pens a fantastic affordable product to resell at Charity Balls, sat in baskets on tills on the charity shop counter, or exchanged in the street for donations.

Volume marketing campaigns, combined with Direct Mail marketing plans often include a cheap promotional pen included in the post, due to the affordability and lightweight construction. Further keeping the postage cost to a minimum for the company Prospecting by Mail.

What to Consider When Choosing the Right Cheap Pen

Explore the colourways of the cheap pens available, do they fit within your brand guides, such as the right shade of red or blue?, many cheap pens will be available with white bodies and colour grips, including clips and trims, making it easy to find a colourway that works for you and your brand.

Do you want your cheap pen to appeal to a younger audience or a more mature student?

Appealing to children consider bright primary colours such as vibrant pinks, yellows and blue, on orders of over x 250 your Promotional Product Supplier should be able to assist in mixing and matching the pen colours in the total order quantity so you can have a colour mixture to use in your campaign.

Students will appreciate a Cheap Promotional Pen give-away in a gift pack or gift bag, for use throughout term, to take out and about around campus and lectures.

A cheap Branded Pen does not need to be a poor quality pen. Entry level pens still prove to be a very effective tool for the Marketing Mix. Considered “bread and Butter” in the promotional Product infantry, affordable pens provide impressions with minimum spend.

Pros to a Cheap Promotional Pen

  • Perfect choice for volume marketing campaigns & Product launches
  • Great choice of options for Businesses with small Marketing Budgets
  • Charities looking for a low-cost Promotional Solution for fund-raising and Charity awareness
  • Colleges looking to provide a supportive tool to their student population
  • Lightweight and practical once included in Mailing Campaigns
  • Can be paired with desk pads, notebooks, and folders as a promo pack
  • Fun Item for Small Clubs and Groups to identify dates and anniversaries
  • Little impact on marketing budgets to test the ROI on promo items

Con’s to Cheap Promotional Pens

  • Trims and Barrel of the cheaper entry level pens may be a little flimsy and not built for longevity
  • Standard ink refills to keep the cost as low as possible for the buyer
  • Lacking in diversity and uniqueness for the receiver, often the cheapest of promotional pens is also the most common, you and your Competitors Business will have been likely to have given the same person the same pen
  • Limited branding areas; many cheap pen options are suitable for print to the barrel or clip only, and are not suitable for digital print or engraved branded
  • Cheap pens are not going to provide a “wow” factor to any receiver, which can be achieved with other Promotional Pen types
  • Competitive pricing can also be reviewed for Plastic Pens into the next entry level category, perhaps you could consider slightly less in volume of pens, for a better build Promotional Pen

Touch Stylus Ballpen – Coloured

Plastic stylus ball pen with a twist mechanism and blue ink X-20 refill.

Colour Options: Light Green, Blue, Dark Blue, Pink, Red, Orange, Yellow, White and Black.

From £0.26

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Kelly Ballpoint Pen

Bet you thought this was a metal pen? Even in your hand its impossible to tell the difference. With its sleek matte barrel and shiny chrome trim, this plastic ball pen with a cap is a classic favourite. Now including the new Eversmooth German ink refill, which offers a noticeably smooth and unique writing experience due to its premium 1.2mm tungsten carbide ball.

Contact for more colour options.


From £0.52

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Dylan Gel Pen

The Dylan is a smooth writing gel pen with a traditional, upscale design. It features a soft comfort grip encased in a classic capped pen with chrome accents. One colour print only.

Colour Options: Burgundy, Blue, Black, Dark Grey, Purple, White, Red, Pink, Orange, Dark Blue and Cool Grey.

From £0.66

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Senator Superhit Basic Ballpen

Evergreen and million seller. Opaque high-gloss finish ballpen fitted with large capacity Magic Flow refill. Now available with our HD Digital print ( extreme branding) for unlimited colours and gradients (white barrel only). Ink colour black

Contour iGlow Ballpen

Illuminate a brand or marketing message with this ballpen’s unique light up engraving. Activate the push button and a bright light will shine through the engraved design for incredible impact. This engraved plastic pen is completed with a black rubberised grip and handy touchscreen stylus.

From £0.78

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Senator Super Hit Pen – Polished

Fantastic print area, and outstanding German ink re-fill

Wide variety of colours.

Glossy opaque body and clip surface,  senator® magic flowX20 refill (1,0 mm) ink colour: blue or black.

From £0.18

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Alaska Diamond Ballpen – 24hr Express

Our 24-Hour Express Service ( 1 colour) wont leave you out in the cold.

The Alaska Diamond Ballpen is perfect for campaigns mindful of budget and deadline, offering great value for money and fast turnaround. Choose from a range of popular colours, each with a translucent finish. A spot colour design can be printed to the barrel or the clip.

Prima Gel Highlighter

Translucent gel highlighter designed so that ink won’t bleed through paper, it can write at an angle, and it won’t dry out of the lid is left off for a day. The white barrel is ideal for spot colour printing, while the coloured lid matches the ink colour.


Print Area: 40mm X 25mm

From £0.48

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Pierre Cardin – Fashion Ballpen

Moulding using seamless injection tools and the latest lean manufacturing processes allows Pierre Cardin to offer a top brand at competitive prices for the promotions market without compromising on quality. Manufactured from high-grade Terpolymer and coated in paint pigmented with metallic particles. Includes long-lasting Dokumental™ ink refill.

PRODUCT TYPE: Push-Button Ballpen
PRINT AREA (Spot Colour): 45mm X 20mm
PRINT AREA (Laser Engraved): 30mm X 5mm



From £0.25

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Bet Ballpen

Featuring glossy chrome trim on a sleek streamlined barrel the Betty D is the perfect full-colour promotional ballpen. Digitally printed, to photo-quality, 360° around the barrel. All together an impressive and cost-effective choice!

Alaska Frost Ballpen

Twist-action ballpen in frosted finish with satin silver trim. Also available in a Solid White & Solid Black frosted finish (Alaska™ Colour). Available on a 24 Hour Express at no extra cost.

Colours as shown

Print Area: 22mm x 7mm

Alaska Diamond Plastic Ballpen

Twist-action retractable ballpen with translucent finish. Extensive range which includes 9 popular colours. Available on a 24-hour Express Printing Service

Colours as seen.



Contour Argent Ballpen – Best Seller – 3 Day Service Available

Great budget buy, perfect for clubs & charities and also childsafe BS7272 Best-selling push-button plastic ballpen with coloured rubberised grip and chrome trim. The large print area makes this a very popular promotional pen. Choose from a wide range of popular grip colours.

Contour Colour Ballpen – Great Value in 3 Days

Push-button ballpen that takes the best-selling Contour Ballpen and adds a black grip with a wide range of vivid barrel colours to choose from. There’s bound to be a colour to suit any brand or campaign.

Available in Frosted Finish, and Black Grip Combinations, contact us for images and samples.

Design Origination £25.00 per colour per position

Supersaver Extra Ballpen

Excellent value for money plastic ballpen available in a range of clip colours. The white barrel is ideal for printing to a large area making the Supersaver Extra perfect for an impactful campaign on a budget.