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Shepenco Cutting Prices on Sustainable Items for Earth Day

12 Mar

Shepenco Sales for Earth Day events

Another sale priming the pump for Earth Day events. Shepenco has placed four of their best selling sustainable items on sale. They are

The Newsprencils @$.19 (C) – No Screen Charges. “Conservation of our natural resources, along with newly recycled products are an integral part of the Shepenco® business philosophy — your welfare helps protect our welfare. Help safeguard the environment with our NEWSPRENCIL™. Made from 75% recycled newspaper and 25% new paper, five colors to choose from and brass-colored ferrules with green erasers make this an ecological sound investment in our future. Rest assured Shepenco® will continue to be a forerunner in protecting and improving our environment. Easy to sharpen and splinter free.”

The FSC Certified Pencils @$.35 (C) – No Screen Charges. “The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) promotes responsible management of the world’s forests. This is accomplished through development of voluntary, internationally recognized forest management standards. FSC is the most widely recognized global certification program. The FSC certification program supports biodiversity, protection and conservation of forests, ensures long term timber supplies, protects stream sizes, while assuring consideration of long term human benefits. Our pencil products have positive environmental attributes, verified by a global certification system. Shepenco’s® supports sound forest management and environmental responsibility by offering pencils.”

The ECO Pen @$.49 (C) – No Screen Charges. “The very popular ECO™ pen has proven to be a best seller in the eco-friendly market. 100% compostable/biodegradable plant starch material which will degrade in 90 days with only the spring and refill left. Both pens offer large imprint areas.”

The PLA-Pen Tri @$.49 (C) – No Screen Charges. “Looking for a safe, colorful biodegradable pen? We have it in our PLA-Pen TRI™, made of the new PLA material. This environmentally friendly annually renewable material produced from plants, presents a viable alternative to traditional petroleum-based materials.”

If you are an ASI member with questions about Shepenco Joyce Allen is your contact. If you are interested in these items to promote your own business, contact your local promotional items vendor or email info@proformagreen.com for information and pricing.

More Color and Dokumental Ink with the Eco Kaleider

7 Sep

Shepenco is a fourth generation family owned business offering promotional pencils and pens from their location in Shelbyville, Tennessee since 1933. As more sustainable materials have become available for the creation of writing instruments, Shepenco has developed one of the largest line of eco-friendly writing products in the industry.

This new Italian design ECO KALEIDER™ offers a new colorful look in biodegradable pens. Step up to a Parker refill with Dokumental ink, for the best writing eco-friendly retractable ballpoint pen you will ever pick up.

What that means for your marketing project is more choice and more colors. Shepenco currently offers 14 sustainable material promotional pens and 10 sustainable material promotional pencils in their standard line.

Take for example the Italian designed Eco Kaleider that I was checking out at a Proforma convention in New Orleans. This biodegradable – plant based plastic – pen comes in four color mixes, none of which are boring black. So we have barrel and cap mixes of Blue/Red, Green/Orange, Purple/Yellow, Yellow/Orange.

And do they write? YES, they write. Why does everyone ask me that?These pens, all Shepenco pens, write excellently. Why would a seventy year old company bother to develop sustainable writing tools if they did not conform to the Shepenco core duty, i.e. a writing utensil that writes?

Indeed the Eco Kaleider can even be upgraded to Parker refills loaded with Dokumental ink, basically one of the best writing inks there is coming out of Germany and used in a whole lot of pens that cost a whole lot more than the Eco Kaleider.

What I am trying to say is this “eco” pen, upgraded with Dokumental ink, likely writes better than any pen currently on your desk. So yes they write, if you’re still a skeptic ask for a sample, and get over it.

Here is a bit of video from the Shepenco booth at the Proforma Convention in New Orleans. If you are an ASI member with questions about Shepenco Joyce Allen is the contact to talk to. If you are interested in these items to promote your own business contact your local promotional items vendor or email info@proformagreen.com for information and pricing.

Shepenco Adds Tires To Encore Recycled Pen Line

19 Jan

Shepenco Encore Line

Apparently if you are looking for informational bytes on tire disposal, the thing to do is ask a pen company. But not any pen company. Ask Shepenco, a business leader in promotional writing items since 1933.

According to Shepenco, it seems that each year over 2 billion tires are sent to scrap in the USA, and that globally 1 tire is discarded per person each year. A quick peak at the U.S. Census Population Clock puts the current global population at 6.8 billion and rising, so yes, that is a heck of a lot of tires.

A very, very small, but promising tick at that growing pile of tires is the new RE-TIRED™ Stick Pen that Shepenco is adding to their already popular Encore Recycled Pen line.

Each RE-TIRED™ Stick Pen contains at least 30% tire material, or saying this another way, each tire saved from the scrap heap makes roughly 10,000 RE-TIRED™ tire pens.

Like the rest of the Encore line, the new RE-TIRED™ Stick Pen is just a pen, fulfilling all the necessary requirements of a normal writing instrument.

But if you’re, say, a car dealer, or trucking company, or dare I say TIRE MANUFACTURER, hey, then this is the promo pen for you.

The imprint area of the Encore line is 3⁄4″ x 2″, which is a good size that can take your message around the arc of the imprinted space.

Other recycled Encore pens are made from U.S. currency (green body), denim (blue body), and newspaper (white body).  The black RE-TIRED™ Stick Pen comes standard with black ink, while the rest of the line comes with a standard blue ink.

All pens are priced the same, so mixing and matching on large orders is always a possibility.

If you are an ASI member with questions about Shepenco Joyce Allen is the contact to talk to. If you are interested in these items to promote your own business contact your local promotional items vendor or email info@proformagreen.com for information and pricing.

Video: Shepenco Newsprencil

30 Sep

Stumbled across this video on the new Newsprencil from Shepenco. The Newsprencil™ is made from 75% recycled newspaper and 25% new paper, comes in five colors with brass-colored ferrules and green erasers to make this unit scream eco-friendly. Newsprencil™ is easy to sharpen and splinter free.

Here is the video from our friends at freepromotips.com filmed at ASI San Diego.

If you are an ASI member with questions about Shepenco Joyce Allen is the contact to talk to. If you are interested in these items to promote your own business contact your local promotional items vendor or email info@proformagreen.com for information and pricing.

Videos From ASI Dallas

18 Feb

ASI is the Advertising Specialty Institute, the trade organization for the promotional products industry. This year at ASI DALLAS (one of several yearly ASI trade shows) I was joined by Brady Anderton of FUELED FILMS (http://fueldfilms.com/). Brady is working on a project related to the greening of the promotional products industry, so similar in topic to my writings here at ecopreneurist.com.

Since Brady is a film guy he didn’t take notes so much as have his team film me while we talked. What we ended up with was a kind of rambling dialogue about industry changes for 2010 and the evolution of green in promo.

I figured we would edit some of these conversations into more manageable bits and post some of the footage here. For more visit http://www.youtube.com/ProformaGreen.










If you are an ASI distributor talk to the vendors directly about these new items. Items seen are from AMERICANNA, ASH CITY, NUMO, LEEDS, QUICKPOINT, SHEPENCO. If you are interested in these items to promote your own business contact your local promotional items distributor or email info@proformagreen.com for information and pricing.

Earth Day Ideas: Greening The Office? Start With Your Pens.

8 Apr

This is a guest post by John Simonetta, owner of Proforma Simonetta Freelance, an eco-friendly promotional items consultancy (see proformagreen.com). John’s blogs are designed to keep us up to date on the “greening” of his industry.

Making good on their announcements at the ASI show in Dallas, Shepenco continues to expand their environmentally friendly pens and pencil lines, and as a bonus they now even offer their entire catalog printed on recycled paper. For wooden items made from virgin materials Shepenco is offering items certified by the The Forest Stewardship Council.

All this has happened right in time to help Ecopreneurists with the great Earth Day promotional push.

Here is a short list of some of Shepenco’s 2009 eco-friendly pen & pencil line. To see more visit Shepenco’s website, which also has a new green make over.

As I have mentioned in other articles switching from traditional to eco-friendly pens is a no brainer. Even retail brands like Bic and Sandford are making eco-friendly pens these days. So if you are using pens in the office or giving them away, please check out your green alternatives. Continue reading

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