Pens

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…
Five gold fountain pens you will love

Five gold fountain pens you will love

Gold has long been a popular colour and material for fountain pens — whether that is because of it’s aesthetics, its weight, or the luxury element. At The Pen Company, we stock a wide range of gold-coloured fountain pens, alongside pens made from real gold — so, whatever your reasons…
A brief guide to fineliner pens

A brief guide to fineliner pens

We sell a wide range of writing instruments at The Pen Company — from fountain pens to mechanical pencils and ballpoint pens. We also stock fineliners. We have decided to dedicate this article to the humble fineliner and take you on a journey of discovery regarding how fineliners work, their…
How to use fountain pen ink converters

How to use fountain pen ink converters

        Fountain pens were initially created due to people becoming increasingly annoyed at the inconvenience of having to dip a pen to refill the ink repeatedly. Over time, the fountain pen has become a lavish piece of writing equipment that has a smooth flow and allows writers…
Why a customised pen makes the perfect corporate gift

Why a customised pen makes the perfect corporate gift

Whether you run or represent a small, medium or large business, the chances are you give corporate gifts on occasion. Choosing what to buy and gift can be difficult, especially if the person who is doing the buying doesn’t know the recipient personally — which is nearly always the case…
How to revive a dry fountain pen

How to revive a dry fountain pen

You may find yourself writing with a fountain pen one day, and it stops working as it should. Every so often, fountain pens can fall victim to dryness, which results in scratchy and patchy handwriting. You may also notice that the ink dries lighter than it usually does. This could…