Online retailers and office supply stores such as National Pen, VistaPrint, 4Imprint and The Office Depot can produce customized pens singly or in bulk orders. Many of these companies allow buyers to order samples before making large purchases.
Pen-customizing websites allow buyers to search for pens by feature and function, including filters such as design, decoration, price and order size. Many websites allow users to upload their own designs, which custom printing services can imprint or engrave onto the selected pens and then ship the final order to the customer.
Businesses often use customized pens as marketing tools to enhance their companies' image of usefulness and timeliness. Companies buy pens for use in the office or to give away at trade shows or other events.