FAQ's

What is the minimum run you can print?
We can do a run as small as 50 pencils

Do you offer Samples before we order?
Yes, we can supply unprinted samples or if you are looking to order using our Hot Digital printed pencils we are happy to provide samples printed with what you want.

What is the maximum run you can print?
We don't have a maximum run, recently we have undertaken runs of 40,000 without any problems, if you do have large runs please contact us ASAP so we can ensure stock is available.

What is the reason for Builders Pencils being rectangular shaped?
There are a couple of reasons for this, one being that it stops pencils from rolling or blowing away. Also it allows for a thin or thick line to be drawn using the pencil by simply rotating the pencil.

What is the minimum and maximum print areas?
We have some restrictions on the print areas, this depends on the print process you wish to use.
These are as follows are MAXIMUM print areas:
Hot Digital 8mm x 170mm
Pad Print 8mm x 50mm
Screen Print 8mm x 140mm
Digital Colour Print 8mm x 140mm
If you are unsure of your artwork, contact us and we will advise you on this front

Do you charge set-up costs?
We offer FREE Set-up on the Hot Digital Foil print process – we can also offer FREE samples For the other forms of print there is a minimal set-up cost to cover the film, plates/blocks and machinery setup

What is the turnaround time from when we place an order?
Generally we offer a 5 working day turn around (this is dependent on stock availability and production schedule) We will endeavour to inform you if delivery is going to be longer. Of course if you are needing them URGENTLY we can usually accommodate this – contact us to discuss your requirements.

What is the minimum run for the 'Your Colour' service?
With our custom colour service we have a minimum run of 2 cartons (2400 pencils)

What is the turnaround time for the "Your Colour' service?
As our custom service pencils are produced offshore in our manufacturing facility generally a turnaround time of 8 weeks applies With delivery via sea freight – we can ship via Air Freight with a turnaround time of approx 6 weeks however there would be additional charges for this.