Pens

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…
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 —…
A review of Staedtler’s Pigment Liners

A review of Staedtler’s Pigment Liners

As a fan of both writing and (amateur) drawing, it was only a matter of time until I added the highly regarded Staedtler Pigment Liners to my stationery collection. The Pigment Liners are available in black and a wide variety of colours. I knew I wanted the black fineliners for…
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…
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…