Pens

How to store your pen collection

How to store your pen collection

Storing your pens correctly can prevent a variety of problems, such as pens drying out or unwanted ink stains and marks on fabric. The good news is, it is easy to store pens in a manner that will facilitate long life and minimal issues — however, the perfect storage solution…
A beginner’s guide to rollerball pens

A beginner’s guide to rollerball pens

If you’re new to rollerball pens, the chances are you’ve seen them online or on shelves in-store and may have assumed they’re the same as ballpoint pens as they look so alike. In this blog post, we’ll dive into the world of rollerball pens — explaining what they are, how…
The best writing tools for left-handed people

The best writing tools for left-handed people

With 10 per cent of the world’s population being left-handed, it’s about time the world acknowledged that one in 10 people write with their left hand and designed all objects with this fact in mind. If you are left-handed, you might find you have some issues using certain writing tools…
A beginner’s guide to the fountain pen nib

A beginner’s guide to the fountain pen nib

When buying a fountain pen, one of the most important aspects to consider is the fountain pen nib. Fountain pen nibs are the only part of the pen that touches the paper and are, therefore, fairly responsible for the overall writing experience. There is a lot of confusion surrounding nibs…
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 —…
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…
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 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…