Shipping and Handling
Shipping and handling charges for Writing Instruments will
be calculated based on the BIC Graphic preferred carrier
and service level shipping from Clearwater, FL.
Match Trim Color
For most writing instruments, stock imprint colors have been
developed to match the trim colors or to complement cap
or barrel colors. Simply request a "match trim" imprint.
Additional Stock Imprint Colors
In addition to "match trim" imprint colors, the stock imprint
colors shown below are available.
colors are for reference and ordering purposes and may
not be exact representations of the actual colors. These
colors do not necessarily match the trim color of our
Magenta* 205 (previously pink)
Athletic Gold* 116 (previously yellow)
New Dark Teal* 316
Forest Green* 341
New Royal Blue* 293
Navy Blue 281
Charcoal Gray* 424
Metallic Gold 872
Metallic Copper* 876
Metallic Silver 877
Metallic Green* 8283
Metallic Blue* 8203
Metallic Magenta* 8085
Additional Stock Metallic Imprint Colors
The stock metallic imprint colors shown above
are available at no additional charge and are ideal for
products that have metal trim.
Non-Standard Imprint Color Matching
The charge for non-standard imprint color matching is
$30(G). Please specify the non-standard color number. We
will match to the coated (C) stock only (example: 203C). For
all magnets, mouse pads, and digital color graphics writing
instruments, we will match to the uncoated stock color only.
Registered Imprint Location
The imprint location on BIC® Clic Stic® and BIC® WideBody®
pens may vary slightly with a one-color imprint only. A
positioned imprint location is available upon request for an
additional charge of $.12(C) per pen.
Minimum Line Weights & Type Sizes
Minimum line weight is .5 at final imprint size.
Minimum point size for copy is 6 point.
All Sheaffer® and BIC Select ™ writing instruments include
1 line of laser engraved repeating copy or personalization
(up to 25 characters) (except Y214, Y215, WBMET, WBMETG
and STLB). Add $.60(G) per pen for second location or
personalization. Add $.20(C) per pen for oxidation.
Optional 330º laser engraving is available on BIC Select ™
writing instruments (except WBMET, WBMETG and STLB).
Set-up charge is $50(G) per order. Add $.60(G) running
charge per pen.
Digital Color Graphics
Your artwork should be laid out at 100% of size. INCLUDE ALL
BLEEDS. Colors or images may not exactly align at seam.
Seam overlap may result in a slightly darker image. Imprints
shown on stock themes are for example only.
Art intended to print to the edge must extend 1/8" beyond
the Image Area.
Full-color images should be supplied as digital art in the
CMYK color mode. Please DO NOT send photographs or
printed pieces as art. All RASTER images should be 300 DPI
(1200 DPI for bitmaps). Include all PLACED or LINKED images
with your art file.
Digital-Color Graphics Writing Instruments are printed with
4-color process inks as opposed to spot color inks. ALL
COLORS will be converted to the 4-color process equivalent.
An exact match cannot be guaranteed. If color is critical,
we recommend a color proof. We convert ALL color files for
Digital Color Graphics to the CMYK color mode because
these items are printed with 4-color process inks. Art in
the RGB color mode or with SPOT COLORS (non-standard
imprint colors) can cause a color shift. It is best for you to
make the conversion BEFORE sending the art.
When creating your own custom Digital Color Graphics
background, please visit www.bicgraphic.com to download
templates. Use these when creating your layout and
artwork. All text and essential information should be inside
the "text area". The "image area" should contain only
background images (any text could be cut off). The "clip
area" should be filled with background image or color, but
copy in this area should be avoided.
Digital Color Graphics item templates can be found on individual product pages at
Please Note: If artwork has a white background, it will
appear more translucent than opaque.
High-gloss puffy imprinting is available for $.25(C) per pen
on a variety of our most popular products!
BIC® WideBody® Grip
BIC® WideBody® Color Grip
BIC® WideBody® Clear Grip
BIC® WideBody® Clear with Ice Trim
BIC® WideBody® Chrome Grip
BIC® Intensity® Clic™ Gel
BIC® Media Clic™
BIC® Media Clic™ Ice
BIC® Media Clic™ Grip
BIC® Media Clic™ Ice Grip
Layout & Hard Copy
Always provide a layout and a hard copy of your art so
that we will know exactly where you would prefer art to be
placed. Please provide a color composite for multicolor
images. VECTOR ART is preferred; Photoshop (layered .psd)
files are acceptable for photographic images. Text should
always be VECTOR ART for sharpest imprint.
For stic pens and retractables, the imprint layout will be
right-handed. For two-piece writing instruments, the imprint/engraving will be horizontal and will use Layout A, unless
Stock Cap Slogans
Add a stock cap slogan to the BIC Select ™ Y215, WCLR,
WCCR or ESTB; Sheaffer®
PLCGR, PLCGB, PLCCR, PLCCB,
PLR, PLB or S500B. All stock cap slogans are shown below.
All barrel imprints will default to Snell or Times font unless
BIC Select ™ — Clip
Available on a variety of BIC Select ™ pens. $2.50(G) per pen.
Sheaffer® — Clip
Available on a variety of Sheaffer® pens. $2.50(G) per pen.
Set-up charge $18(G) plus $2.50(G) per emblem. Round, square and rectangular shapes. No minimum quantity required.
Production time: 5 working
days for quantities of 250 or less. Call your distributor for lead
time on emblem quantities over 250.
Custom shapes are available. Quote upon request.
Ink and Refill Information
Gel ink is available for $.55(G) per pen on a variety of BIC
Select ™ writing instruments. Please see individual product
pages and allow for additional working days on your order.
BIC® Fraud Defense Ink™
BIC® Fraud Defense Ink™ is available on select BIC® products
for $.05(G) per pen. Please look for availability on the
individual product pages.
BIC® Easy-Glide System® Ink
BIC® Easy-Glide System® Ink is available on select BIC®
products for $.05(G) per pen. Please look for availability on
the individual product pages.
|Description ||Ink Color ||Item #|| Min Qty 150|
|BIC® WideBody® Family (white cartridge tube)|
|BIC® Clic ™||Black||10010974||$.125(G) ea.|
|BIC® Clic ™ Gold|
|BIC® Broadcaster® Family ||Black|| 10007151 ||$.125(G) ea.|
|BIC Select ™|
|Description ||Ink Color ||Item # ||Min Qty 25|
|Roller Ball ||Black ||1600500 ||$.35(G) ea.|
|Gel Ink ||Black ||10010988 ||$.30(G) ea.|