PEN Screen Printing Machine

  • Print approximately 4,200 pens per hour.
  • Rated for continuous duty, 3 shifts per day, 7 days a week.
  • Modular printer design permits a variety of pen designs.
  • Quick changeover between products.


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Product Description

Screen Printing Your Pens Has Never Been So Simple

The PEN Screen Printer is your solution for automatically printing your pen catalogue. The simple design allows for user friendly operation. The modular design of the PEN Printer allows for additional options to be integrated such as pretreatment, curing system and auto-load/unload systems. Other options can be included, such as extending the machine to print multi-color designs on your pens while using either optical or mechanical registration depending on your catalogue. Our engineers are trained to improve your production rate and lower labor costs. The PEN Printer is a dependable, time proven system that you will be proud to bring to your shop floor.

  • Print approximately 4,200 pens per hour.
  • Industry leading pen printer designed and manufactured in the USA.
  • High speed all mechanical motion with operator friendly controls.
  • Design and construction provides decades of dependability.
  • Modular design allows for integration of additional operations
  • Rated for continuous duty, 3 shifts per day, 7 days a week.
  • Design allows for a variety of pen sizes and shapes.
  • Integrated hot air dryer & LED option.

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The SA PEN printer is entirely manufactured and designed in the United States. Each machine is rigorously tested before leaving the facility. We are available for immediate contact if you have any questions regarding your pen printing process and how we can improve it.


While different methods of printing will put the desired image on a pen, each is very situational based on the size and shape of the pen. Screen printing, however, is the most common choice for printing pens due to it being able to print on virtually any pen and is the most efficient for printing in large quantities. Other advantages screen printing holds are that if the pen allows, then the entire circumference can be printed on. Also, the print can be multi color, has a short dry time, and is durable. Unlike some of the other processes, material of the pen is not limited when screen printing. The most common pen materials generally are plastic and metal. Wood pens can also be printed on, but this is not a common material. There are generally two kinds of ink used for the screen printers. There is the more efficient UV/LED-dry ink, and the slower air-dry option. The UV/LED option is recommended because the ink dries instantly after passing through the UV or LED system. Air-dry requires a couple minutes to fully dry to touch, which will require a long conveyor to keep up with production. As stated above, screen printers can print on virtually any pen. If a pen has a cap, a clip, or is completely round, slight adjustments can be made so printing can be done. Simple adjustments can be made for a variety of shapes so that the machine can register multiple colors precisely. The pens will either use register optically or mechanically. If printing on a pen with a clip or cap, a mechanical part is used to rotate the pen, so all the extruded parts of the pen (clip or cap) are facing the same direction when being printed. A round pen does not have any extrusions for parts to grab onto, so an optical sensor is required. An optical sensor will be able to scan the pen for where prints already are and rotate to the desired position for the following colors. Overall, screen printing, pad printing, foil printing, digital printing, and engraving are all great forms of adding a label onto pens. But screen printing still holds the advantage over the others due to the efficiency and variability it holds. None of the other options can image pens at an equal rate, opacity and price range.


Your product surface may require pretreatment to promote ink adhesion. Products ordered in bulk may have oil contaminants or other residue as well as having poor surface tension, which can be remedied by flame pretreatment. Pretreatment integration is done by installing a burner on your machine that will provide flame to your entire surface area. If your product is cylindrical, it will spin 360 degrees, parallel with the burner and if it is flat, the flame system will move to cover your product area. Burners are made in house and to size. Pretreatment is done prior to printing your product.