Monthly Archives: April 2014

The Messy History of Invisible Ink

The Messy History of Invisible Ink

Since having covered how you and your family can make your own invisible ink, we at The Pen Company thought that it would be a great idea to explain the history of the stuff, and why it is actually quite an important substance. The history As you could probably guess,…
How to make your own ink with your family

How to make your own ink with your family

Although here at The Pen Company, we do have a whole host of differing refill ink and fountain pen ink, there’s nothing quite like starting an artistic chemistry project with the family! If your tykes enjoy painting and drawing, did you know that you could make your own ink from…
Tombow Airpress Ballpoint Pen

Tombow Airpress Ballpoint Pen

Much like the Fisher Space Pen, the Tombow Airpress ballpoint pen features a pressurized refill. Each time the knock is depressed, the ink is pressurized so that it remains at the writing tip, meaning that the Airpress will continue to write when other pens won’t— when you’re trying to write…
Four amazing facts about ink

Four amazing facts about ink

Here at The Pen Company, we sell a huge range of quality, affordable and cheap ink. From bottled inks and ink cartridges to rollerball pen refills, we have it all. But did you know that ink is a pretty amazing substance? Harking as far back as the 23rd century BC…
Sailor Jentle Apricot and Grenade inks

Sailor Jentle Apricot and Grenade inks

These are two beautiful inks from Sailor. They both behave well, show some shading and have decent dry times. The bottles are lovely and have a little ink reservoir to help you use up every last drop. Sailor Jentle Grenade This is a rich dark plum colour. It reminds me…