One of the promotional products that many companies fail to consider when stocking up on tradeshow goodies is carpenter pencils. Perhaps they assume that only carpenters use them and if that isn’t a demographic that they’ve identified in their target audience, there isn’t much need to get them. The reality is that plenty of people use carpenter pencils, and they stand out, making them an ideal choice for any promotional purpose. To learn a bit more about these pencils, here are a few frequently asked questions.
- Why are carpenter pencils flat? When they were first developed, it was for carpentry purposes. Since carpenters work predominantly with flat surfaces, they needed a pencil that wouldn’t roll off onto the floor when they sat it down. In addition, their shape makes it easier to handle and facilitates a stronger lead density to be able to create markings on rough surfaces such as wood.
- How do you sharpen carpenter pencils? There are four different ways you can sharpen one. There are also specific tools on the market that can sharpen carpenter pencils easily and quickly.
- Are carpenter pencils only available in yellow? As more companies have learned that carpenter pencils make excellent promotional products, suppliers have stepped up to create other colours so you can match your company’s colour scheme and put your name or logo on them. You’ll find such options as red, white, black, navy, neon pink, dark green, and more.
- Are there any tips for their use to make a job easier? Absolutely! One tip is to sharpen both ends at once so you won’t have your project slowed down to sharpen the pencil as often. Another is to use the pencil as a spacer whenever you need an even, repetitive gap, such as for installing tile or deck boards.
Nearly every business has homeowners as a target audience, and among them are DIYers who can definitely put carpenter pencils to work. If you are considering promotional carpenter pencils, you’ll find them here at Universal Sourcing Inc. We have a wide variety of colours available with the option to choose a one-colour imprint, multi-colour imprint, or a colour foil stamp. There are 72 carpenter pencils per box. Call today with any questions you might have.