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Designing a Pen

Here at The Pen Shop, we pride ourselves on the quality and reliability of our Kingsley brand. The process of making a pen for our Kingsley brand takes a great deal of time, thought, and patience. Designing a pen collection that combines high-fashion and classic influences is our focus, and we strive for excellence every time.

So, if you’ve ever wondered how to make a pen, we’re here to share our process.

How to Make a Pen in 7 Steps

Step 1 – Brainstorm

Before you go ahead with making a pen, you need to brainstorm and decide on your vision for the pen. Who are you designing a pen for? What are you designing a pen for? What type of pen are you designing? Ask yourself these important questions before you jump right in.

When we design a Kingsley pen, we take our time during this brainstorming process. We think carefully about our consumers and how their diverse needs and wants.

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Kingsley Telescopic Patterned Ball Pen

Step 2 – Initial Sketches

Next, spend some time sketching out your vision for your pen. The special thing about designing a pen is that you have the freedom to experiment. So, take full advantage of this step and sketch away until you’ve created a pen design that you love.

Step 3 – 3D Models for Proportions

Once you have the vision for your pen, you’ll need to create your image into a 3D model to perfect the proportions. This is an important part of the ‘making a pen’ process because if you get the proportions wrong, you may be left with a beautiful looking pen that doesn’t feel comfortable to write with.

Step 4 – 3D Model to Supplier

When you feel happy with the look and proportions of your 3D model, you’ll need to send the model to the supplier to get a prototype. This means you can see what your design will look like ‘in the flesh’ and see if it lives up to your expectations.

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Kingsley Mini Patterned Chrome Ball Pen

Step 5 – Supplier Prototypes

Receiving your physical pen for the first time is one of the most exciting steps in the ‘designing a pen’ process. Even so, it’s common for the first prototype you receive to miss the mark slightly. And that’s ok! When it comes to making a pen for our Kinglsey range, we take the time to tweak our designs ever so slightly. You want your pen to be perfect, so keep editing until you’re happy.

Step 6 – Begin Production

After you receive your final pen prototype that you’re happy with, it’s time to begin production. If you’re producing numerous pens, you’ll need to wait a few weeks until they’re complete. At The Pen Shop, we wait for a few weeks before our ready supply of Kingsley pens is ready for sale.

Step 7 – Final Product

The final step in our ‘how to make a pen’ guide is deciding what to do with your final product. Whether that’s putting your pens up for sale, gifting them, or keeping them for yourself – the choice is yours! We take pride in our beautiful Kingsley pens and are always excited to share our new designs with our customers.

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Kingsley Zola 111 White Ball Pen

We hope you’ve enjoyed this insight into how we go about designing a pen collection that’s comfortable, reliable and stylish. For a high-quality and classic pen of your own, explore our stunning Kingsley collection today.

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