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5 alternative uses for pencils

5 alternative uses for pencils

Here at The Pen Company we love pencils, as do many of our customers. However, did you know that a standard, cheap pencil can come in useful for many tasks other than just drawing or writing? Here are five handy tips for solving everyday issues with the humble pencil. Loosen…
How to master the to-do list

How to master the to-do list

The to-do list may seem old-fashioned, but it is still just as relevant in today’s society as it has always been – perhaps even more so with our busy lives, full of digital distractions. So, what is the best way to use a to-do list? Should you write one or…
Pen Habits: what do yours mean?

Pen Habits: what do yours mean?

We all use pens to write, but did you know that your behaviour regarding your pen can tell others a lot about your personality? The way you interact with your stationery can reveal more than you might think! How you hold your pen, which hand you write with, and if…
Top note-taking tips for students

Top note-taking tips for students

Note-taking is an essential learning skill that many students struggle with. If you are or have been a student, have you ever been given any direction on your note-taking? The chances are the answer is no. Unfortunately, many students aren’t even aware of what they should be taking notes of,…
What to write in a Wedding Guestbook

What to write in a Wedding Guestbook

We’ve all been there; you’re relaxing and enjoying yourself at a wedding, when suddenly the guest book is in your hands, and the pressure is on. If it’s not passed to you, you’ll no doubt be asked several times during the wedding party if you’ve signed it, so there’s no…
12 Amazing Ballpoint Pen Artists

12 Amazing Ballpoint Pen Artists

There are many excellent ballpoint pen artists out there, but sadly I can’t share all of them with you in this blog post, so here is a selection of 12 – these are some of my favourites, and I’ve purposefully chosen contrasting styles to show a wide selection of artistic approaches. Below…
Anne Frank & Her Beloved Fountain Pen

Anne Frank & Her Beloved Fountain Pen

Who Was Anne Frank? Anne Frank was a German Jewish girl who was living in Amsterdam, in the Netherlands, during WW2. The family moved from Germany to Amsterdam as a preventative measure when the Nazis came into power in Germany. The Nazis then went on to occupy the Netherlands from…