Welcome to the World of Casting! You are about to embark on a venture of excitement, frustration, success, failure, and hopefully in the end, some appreciable pen blanks. Casting is not for the faint of heart or easily discouraged. It takes practice, learning from your mistakes, and understanding the effects of various weather conditions, such as heat / cold, humidity, and water condensation, in your particular climate and region of the country. Please contact us if you have any further questions.
Our preferred types of labels for clear cast pen blanks can be purchased at OnlineLabels.com. We recommend Alumilite Clear Slow (urethane resin) for casting labels, which we now have available in 2#, 8#, and 16# sizes.
- OL9805WJ - Weatherproof Matte for Inkjet printers
- OL9805WI - Weatherproof Gloss for Inkjet printers
- OL9805LP - Weatherproof Polyester for Laser printers
If you are just starting out, we offer three casting starter kits and Liquid Diamonds Epoxy Resin, which is an easier resin for beginners to learn casting with than Alumilite Clear (urethane resin). The 2 blank horizontal mold is a flexible option for those wanting to try out various blank and tube in casting options from one mold system. No one-size-fits all mold is the perfect casting solution, but we wanted to offer an inexpensive way to test out casting various ways before investing in dedicated individual molds for each type of pen blanks you want to make. To learn more about Liquid Diamonds, please read the helpful tips & tricks.
Casting Videos / Articles:
How to Use a Block Mold
How to Use a Blank Mold
How to Use a Gisi Mold
How to Use a Tube-in Mold
How to Print Labels for Pens using Photoshop / Word
Clear Casting Demo -
Useful Tips and Tricks