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SCREEN PRINTING

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.

Non-Standard Imprint Color Matching
See Ordering Information non-standard imprint color matching.

Registered Imprint Location
The imprint location on BIC® Clic Stic® pens may vary slightly with a one-color imprint only. A positioned one-color imprint location is available upon request for an additional charge of $0.12(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.

LASER ENGRAVING

Writing Instruments include 1 line of laser engraved repeating copy or personalization (up to 25 characters), (except Y214, Y215 and WBMET). Add $0.60(g) per pen for second location or personalization. Add $0.20(c) per pen for oxidation. Optional 330° laser engraving is available on BIC Select.™ Writing Instruments (except WBMET). Set-up charge is $50.00(g) per order. Add $0.60(g) running charge per pen.

FULL COLOR DECORATION

$0.25(g) - No set-up on standard imprint size on applicable items.

IMPRINT COLOR CHANGE

FREE! Imprint color changes are available for all Writing Instruments; catalog minimums apply per imprint color change. Logo imprint and location must remain the same.

LAYOUT-BIC® WRITING INSTRUMENTS

For stick 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 otherwise specified.

Add a stock cap slogan to the BIC Select.™ Y215, WCLR, WCCR or ESTB. All stock cap slogans are shown below. All barrel imprints will default to Snell or Times font unless otherwise specified.

BIC SELECT.™ - CLIP

Available on a variety of BIC Select.™ pens. $3.28(g) per pen.

PHOTOFAST EMBLEMS

Set-up charge $23.58(g) plus $3.28(g) per emblem. Round, square and rectangular shapes. No minimum quantity required. 
Production Time: 5 business days for quantities of 250 or less. Call your distributor for lead time on emblem quantities over 250.

 

 

For a given item, various item colors may be ordered and detailed on PO, at least half of the MOQ per color is required. Total order must be for at least catalog minimum order quantity, artwork and imprint color must remain the same for entire order. Not available on in-house manufactured writing instruments, BIC Select™ Writing Instruments, and items with digital 4-color process as the decoration method. Please contact your sales representative or customer service if you have a question.

LAYOUT

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. 

BLEEDS

Art intended to print to the edge must extend 1/8" beyond the image area. 

FULL-COLOR IMAGES

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 at least 300 DPI (1200 DPI for bitmaps). Include all PLACED or LINKED images with your art file.

COLOR MATCHING

BIC® 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.

IMPRINT AREAS

When creating your own custom Digital Color Graphics background, please visit 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.

 

 

TEMPLATES

BIC® Digital Color Graphics item templates can be found at bicgraphic.com. Please Note: If artwork has a white background, it will appear more translucent than opaque.

BIC®

Description Ink Color Item # Min Qty 150
BIC® WideBody® Family (white cartridge tube)
BIC® XXL      
BIC® Clic.™ Black 10010974 $0.16(g) ea.
BIC® Clic.™ Gold      
BIC® Citation®      

BIC Select.™

Description Ink Color Item # Min Qty 25
Roller Ball Black 1600500 $0.46(g) ea.

Random Color Assortments

Random Color Assortments are available on various products where our Random Color Assortment is mentioned. These are assortments for barrel color. The customer may choose one trim color that must remain consistent throughout the entire order. The imprint color must remain consistent throughout the entire order as well. We recommend a "match trim" imprint color. Full, light, dark and metallic color assortments are available. Quantities per colors are completely random. Specific quantities per color cannot be guaranteed.

ItemFull AssortmentDarkLightMetallicBright and Pastel
BIC® Clic Stic® Not Available Black
Burgandy
Navy
Forest Green
Cobalt
Espresso
Slate
Purple
Green
Red
Orange
White
Yellow
Teal
Silver
Pink
Blue
Cream
Metallic Dark Blue
Metallic Green
Metallic Orange
Metallic Red
Metallic Brown
Metallic Sand
Not Available
BIC® Round Stic® Not Available Black
Burgandy
Navy
Forest Green
Cobalt
Espresso
Slate
Purple
Green
Red
Black Sparkle
Orange
White
Yellow
Teal
Silver
Pink
Blue
Cream
Clear
White Sparkle
Metallic Dark Blue
Metallic Green
Metallic Orange
Metallic Red
Not Available
BIC® Brite Liner® Grip Yellow
Green
Blue
Orange
Pink
Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
BIC® Brite Liner® Grip XL Yellow
Green
Blue
Orange
Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
BIC® Pencil Solids White
Yellow
Silver
Pink
Neon Green
Red
Navy
Green
Black
Purple
Red
Navy
Black
Purple
Blue
White
Yellow
Silver
Pink
Neon Green
Not Available Not Available
BIC® Clic™ & BIC® Clic™ Gold Burgandy
Black
Navy
Forest Green
Red
White
Yellow
Teal
Purple
Royal Blue
Blue
Burgandy
Black
Navy
Forest Green
Purple
Royal Blue
Red
White
Yellow
Teal
Blue
Metallic Dark Blue
Metallic Green
Metallic Orange
Metallic Red
Metallic Brown
Metallic Sand
Julep
Electric Punch
Pink Lemonade
Berry Crush
Grapetini
Creamsicle
BIC® Grip Roller Black
Blue
Burgundy
Charcoal
Forest Green
Light Gray
Navy
Red
White
Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
BIC® Intensity® Clic™ Gel Clear Blue
Clear Green
Clear Orange
Clear Purple
Clear Red
Solid Black
Solid White
Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
BIC® Velocity® Bold Ballpoint Black
Lime Green
Purple
Turquoise
Blue
Pink
Red
Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
BIC® J26 Maxi Lighter Forest Green
Black
Red
Orange
White
Blue
Yellow
Forest Green
Black
Red
Blue
Orange
White
Yellow
Not Available Not Available

Most Writing Instruments may be packaged in any of the following ways to meet your special needs. Please allow 2 additional business days when ordering optional packaging.


Example:

Cello Pack: 5 BIC® Clic Stic® pens in same pack Combo Pack: 1 BIC® Media Clic™ pen and 1 BIC® Media Clic™ Mechanical Pencil in same pack Individual Gift Box

Description Please note that prices are per product.
10-Count Boxes $0.05(g) ea.
Dozen Boxes $0.10(g) ea.
25-Count Boxes $0.04(g) ea.
50-Count Boxes $0.04(g) ea.
100-Count Boxes $0.02(g) ea.
101-250 Count Boxes $0.07(g) ea.
Polybagging 5-100 items $0.08(g) ea.
1-Product Cello $0.07(g) ea.
2-Product Cello/Combo $0.06(g) ea.
3-Product Cello/Combo $0.05(g) ea.
4-Product Cello/Combo $0.05(g) ea.
5-Product Cello/Combo $0.04(g) ea.
6-Product Cello/Combo $0.03(g) ea.
Individual Gift Box pen inserted $0.22(g) ea.
Individual Gift Box pen not inserted $0.17(g) ea.



Optional Packaging Black Velour Sleeve
Pen Inserted $0.72(g) ea.
Pen Not Inserted $0.66(g) ea.
 
Optional Packaging Matte Metal Gift Box
Pen Inserted $1.70(g) ea.
Pen Not Inserted $1.57(g) ea.
 
Optional Packaging Black Two-Piece Gift Box with Velvet Lining
Pen Inserted $1.31(g)
Pen Not Inserted $1.18(g)
 
Optional Packaging Brushed Metal Gift Box
Pen Inserted $1.31(g)
Pen Not Inserted $1.18(g)
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