How to wash pen ink out of fabrics

How to wash pen ink out of fabrics

Whether you forgot to take a nice ink pen out of your pocket, had pen ink leak all over you, or your children drew some abstract art on your clothes — don’t worry! When you initially see a stain, you might panic and think your item is damaged forever. However,…
A guide to stylus pens

A guide to stylus pens

Styluses have become increasingly popular in recent years alongside the rise of tablets and smartphones. Although many associate the stylus with the digital age, it has actually been around since 1300 B.C. In the past, philosophers and poets would draw or write on wax and clay tablets with one. Throughout…
A guide to pencil lead grades

A guide to pencil lead grades

Graphite originally became popular in England in 1564, and as the mineral was so soft and brittle that it required a ‘holder’. From here, people began wrapping graphite in string and later began inserting the graphite into wooden sticks, which is how the pencil was created. Pencils are a perfect…
Meet the brand: Caran d’Ache

Meet the brand: Caran d’Ache

Throughout its history, Caran d’Ache has continually made pens to the highest standards. The brand produces a wide range of products including fountain pens, rollerball, and ballpoint pens, pen cases, and mechanical pencils across its collections. The history of Caran d’Ache Caran d’Ache is a family business founded in Geneva…
A guide to writing with a fountain pen

A guide to writing with a fountain pen

Writing with a fountain pen takes a certain level of experimentation and practice — your success is also very much dependent on factors such as your pen, your paper, and your technique. So, writing with a fountain pen is a somewhat subjective experience. That being said, if you are struggling…
A guide to mechanical pencils

A guide to mechanical pencils

Propelling pencils, also known as mechanical pencils, are a popular product on our site, so it’s time to dedicate a blog article to them. We sell a wide variety of pencils, including woodcase, clutch pencils, and mechanical pencils, but in this blog post we’ll focus exclusively on mechanical — or…
Five gold fountain pens you will love

Five gold fountain pens you will love

Gold has long been a popular colour and material for fountain pens — whether that is because of it’s aesthetics, its weight, or the luxury element. At The Pen Company, we stock a wide range of gold-coloured fountain pens, alongside pens made from real gold — so, whatever your reasons…
A brief guide to fineliner pens

A brief guide to fineliner pens

We sell a wide range of writing instruments at The Pen Company — from fountain pens to mechanical pencils and ballpoint pens. We also stock fineliners. We have decided to dedicate this article to the humble fineliner and take you on a journey of discovery regarding how fineliners work, their…
How to make your handwriting more beautiful

How to make your handwriting more beautiful

How often have you admired the penmanship of others and wondered why you drew the short straw when it comes to handwriting skills? Many people believe they are stuck with the handwriting they currently have, but this is far from true. In fact, with just a little practise and persistence,…