Guide for Buying Custom Wood Pens Online

When you're shopping for the perfect gift to celebrate a special occasion or to show your appreciation, look no further than Caron Custom Pens. At Caron’s, you’ll find a wide selection of custom designed pens for sale. Here are a few tips to help you find the right pen for that special someone.

The Recipient

Bullet Pen Gun Metal

When you're shopping for a custom pen, consider who its future owner will be. Are they avid writers or business professionals? Will this pen be a gift to commemorate a special occasion or is it for your personal use? A custom pen is a great gift for just about any occasion; graduations, promotions, retirements, bar mitzvahs, and even weddings. Custom engraving allows you to personalize your pen with your name, the name of a business, a special date, or even a short phrase. Whoever the intended recipient is, they're sure to appreciate a one-of-a-kind, handcrafted writing instrument.

Wood Quality

The second feature to consider when buying a handmade wooden pen is the quality of the wood. An online search of wood pens will reveal many options claiming to be made from real wood. Unfortunately, many of these pens are made from acrylic or plastic that's made to look and feel like wood. Make sure your new pen is crafted from an actual wood block. In the realm of artisan pens, a blank is a piece of wood used specifically for making pens, as well as paintbrush handles and other wooden crafts. Blanks are measured by the quality and durability of the wood. A blank with an exhibition rating is the best kind of wood you'll find in the artisan market today. Exhibition blanks are also known for their unique grain patterns and rich colors. Blanks cut from burls will be especially dense and durable, often displaying a spotted grain pattern

Depending on the type of pen, there are several different options available when it comes to form and functionality. In the last stages of pen creation, metal components are joined to the wood body. The tip of the pen, also referred to as the nib, can be fashioned with a fountain or ballpoint design. Some designs utilize a push-button release to engage the ink while others use a cap. Either way, the metal accent pieces come in several different colors and styles.

Special Features

There are several special features to look for in a custom pen, depending on who'll be using it. For professionals looking for a precision writing instrument, consider a pen and ink combo that will provide a very fine line. For attorneys and writers, a beautiful fountain pen is a must. The fountain pen dates back to the early 1800s. Today, they exude a sense of elegance and professionalism. Also consider the environment where the pen will be used the most. Airline pilots and frequent flyers need instruments that can withstand changes in air pressure. Other conditions like extreme heat and sub-zero temperatures must also be taken into consideration when shopping for the perfect pen.

American Made

Nouveau Sceptre

Is your custom pen made in the USA? More and more consumers are looking for products bearing the famous “Made in the USA” label. When you buy from Caron’s Custom Pens, you know you're getting an American-made product, handcrafted to the highest caliber by a former Marine. Caron served his country in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Desert Storm. Don’t settle for a cheap custom pen from one of those other retailers. Get a one-of-a-kind piece from Caron that's guaranteed to last a lifetime.