Learn more about our personalised pens...
A beautiful engraved pen can make the perfect personalised gift for occasions such as Christmas, birthdays or graduations - what better way to add a personal touch to any pen than adding the recipient's name or a special memorable date. At Executive Pens Direct, we use the latest state of the art laser and diamond engraving technology and we have over 50 years of combined experience to ensure that your personalised pen is of the highest quality.
We can engrave names, dates or locations, short messages, small logos such as hearts, and also company logos, meaning you can turn any of these engraved pens into a truly unique and memorable gift. We will generally laser engrave along the barrel or on the cap depending upon how long the message is.
What makes us special
We engrave everything in house allowing us to be completely in control of quality. And we can accommodate special requests too - they’re always welcome!
We never print our personalised pens like so many other companies do, because the printing will often wear off the pens quite quickly. Our engraving technique means the text is permanent and will always be there.
We aim to ship all engraved pen orders within 1 day. Larger orders may take us a little longer - we want to get it right. If you need it in a hurry, no problem, just let us know, we'll prioritise your urgent order and ship to your timescale, whether you're in the UK or abroad.
Engraved fountain pens and engraved parker pens are one of the most popular corporate gifts providing a memorable gesture to new, existing and future customers. Our pens are engraved with your message or name onto the cap or barrel of the pen, meaning it is a permanent inscribing to give you a high quality personalised pen.
If you require personalised pens with your company name on, we are happy to help. Branded personalised pens can be bought in bulk to give your brand more exposure or to thank customers and clients, and it is great advertising. We also sell in single units if you just require 1 pen for a special customer or a leaving gift for a member of staff.
Each engravable item has the 'Personalise It' button clearly marking every item that can be engraved.
We usually despatch orders received before 12pm the same day however there may be a slightly longer lead time with larger orders.
We have made it easy - On the product page, simply choose the engraving options and fill in your engraving details when prompted by adding your engraving message into the text box, choose your font styles and check the preview to see a mock up of how it will look - then click Add to Cart. If you have any special requests, please feel free to call us on 0203 371 0226.
The amount of characters we can engrave varies depending on the space available on each item. Each engravable product has a character limit which is defined on the product page next to the engraving message text box.
If you would like more characters engraved on an item please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 0203 371 0226 and we will try to accommodate the request.
We have a selection of fonts which can be engraved in upper and lower case, you can choose these directly from the product page.
We do also have a large collection of other fonts available so if you have any special font requests please let us know and we can try and accommodate these.
Each pen differs in size and shape so the position of the engraving will also differ between pens with it either being engraved on the cap or the barrel depending on where the engraver judges the best place to be.
Where possible we engrave the pen from left to right so it is visible when a right handed person holds the pen.
If you have also requested engraving on the back of the pen we will flip the pen over and engrave the back from left to right. Pease note not all pens can be engraved on the back only a small selection of ballpoint pens, the option to also have the back engraved will be visible on the item if it is possible.
If you would like to request the engraving in a specific location then please send us an email or give us a call as soon as you have placed your order.
Yes, almost all of our pens can have the engraving orientated the other way for a left handed person. If you would like to request this please drop us an email or give us a call as soon as you have placed your order.
Yes, we work with many large and small companies to design branded pens for their clients. We can engrave most logos, depending on the complexity of the design, onto a range of our gifts including pens. For further information on this please send us an email with your company logo and we can work with you to meet your specifications.
The nature of engraving means that every pen will engrave slightly differently depending upon factors such as material, colour and base metal. If a pen has a stainless steel finish, then there will be no base metal and the engraving will be laser marked onto the metal itself.
This is an engraving process which removes the carbon from the stainless steel surface to create a black engrave mark and will show as a dark grey colour.
If however the pen has a lacquer, paint or plastic coat finish then the engraving will etch through this surface and the base metal
will show through. Thus the engraving will show as either silver, gold, dark grey or even white.
For example Parker Pens with a lacquer finish will engrave in gold regardless of their trim colour being gold or silver, as their base metal is gold in colour. This is the same for Waterman lacquer finished pens. They will always engrave as a gold colour whether their trim is gold or silver.
If you would like to see examples of any engraved pens please let us know and we will gladly send over an image.
Parker Jotter Stainless Steel & Gold Trim Ballpoint Pen:
Steel is a very hard material and the traditional drag engraving method, where the engraving is etched into the surface with a diamond tip, cannot be used on brushed and stainless steel items.
Instead these pens are laser engraved using the latest in laser engraving technology. The laser engraving is a permanent mark created in the surface of the material which produces a very dark grey finish with a sleek sheen. All of the stainless steel pens we retail including the steel Parker Jotter pen range popular Waterman Hemisphere Stainless Steel Pen collection will be engraved in this way.
This particular pen has been engraved in the Copper Light Gothic font style which is a clear all capital font style and a great choice for initials and company names.
Parker IM Blue Chrome Trim Rollerball Pen:
If a pen has a lacquered finish then the engraving will etch through this lacquered surface and the base metal will show through. On the popular Parker IM Pen range the barrel is crafted from brass, which gives the pen a nice weighty feel, so the engraving shows as a light gold colour.
This particular Blue Parker IM has been engraved with a short name in the Times New Roman font style which is a clear serif
typeface and a great choice for any professionals or companies.
Harvard Metallic Blue & Gold Ballpoint Pen:
The Harvard Blue Ballpoint pens come with a metal barrel which gives them a weighty, balanced feel in your hand.
The engraving process removes the blue lacquer finish to reveal to the gold colour beneath.
If you still haven't chosen your engraved pen then you can browse our selection HERE.
If you have any further questions regarding engraving, you can get in touch via our Contact Us page or by giving us a call on 0203 371 0226.
We also specialise in bulk corporate orders so you can help reinforce alliances, expand your business or just remind clients you are there.
Our dedicated sales team are here to help you every step of the way from design conception to the finished product. Take a look at our Corporate Orders Info HERE page for more details.
To make a completely personalised gift, we can also add a logo or monogram to your gift items. A monogrammed gift gives a really unique and personal touch and adds a layer of professionalism. We have 50 years of engraving experience and our team of qualified engravers take pride in having a high standard of quality in our custom engraved gift items.
Our engraving team are highly skilled in producing stunning text or logo engravings on a wide range of products to create a unique and personal gift, including engraved business card holders, engraved hip flasks and engraved letter openers. Below are some examples of our previous custom engraved work our clients.