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A Beginner’s Guide to Eco-Friendly Stationery

A Beginner’s Guide to Eco-Friendly Stationery

Eco-friendly stationery is a broad category that encompasses recycled and sustainable stationery, along with zero-waste gifts like eco-friendly notebooks that can be fully recycled once they have been used. The term applies to all kinds of green stationery, from eco-friendly pens and pencils, to recycled notebooks and ethical stationery gifts…
Four hand lettering types for beginners

Four hand lettering types for beginners

Hand lettering is a form of art, and there are different styles that you can try. When you’re a beginner, some types of hand lettering may seem impossible but, if you persevere, you’ll master them all in time! Keep reading for information on the four hand lettering types and how…
Our German fountain pen range

Our German fountain pen range

  On the whole, German writing instruments are revered for being high quality products that provide a luxurious and reliable writing experience to pen aficionados worldwide. Here at The Pen Company, we stock a huge selection of fountain pens by German brands, including — but certainly not limited to —…
How to change the world with your writing

How to change the world with your writing

Words have a tremendous amount of power. Pieces of writing can easily transport you into a whole new world, be it fictional or real. We all have a favourite novel, for example, and the way the author has written that story has intrigued your attention and resulted in you loving…
Which pens and pen brands do celebrities favour?

Which pens and pen brands do celebrities favour?

Pens are the starting point for countless pieces of music, books, film scripts and plays. So, it is not a shock that celebrities are often pen lovers. From Boris Johnson to Emma Watson, many household names favour certain pen brands and create some of their most important work through the…
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…