Pens

When to use a pen grip

When to use a pen grip

Using a pen or pencil grip is an excellent way to help improve your pencil grasp and handwriting. Both adults and children can use pen grips. A pencil grip teaches the child how to correctly hold a pen and form neater letters in the early years. Adults may use a…
A beginners guide to pen and ink drawing

A beginners guide to pen and ink drawing

Pen and ink art can be an affordable and efficient way to start drawing. The pens are easy to transport and, compared to other artist materials, the ink is relatively inexpensive. However, the permanence of ink drawing can strike fear in beginner artists. Luckily, The Pen Company is here to…
The 4 best pens for writing quickly

The 4 best pens for writing quickly

While writing fast may not be considered a useful skill in the age of laptops and smartphones, some situations still require speedy lettering. Learning how to write quickly and neatly is easily achievable once you master a few tricks and have the right tools. Why do you need to write…
How to fix a skipping fountain pen

How to fix a skipping fountain pen

Why is my fountain pen not writing smoothly? If you’ve ever used a fountain pen, you’ll know it can make writing by hand a wonderful experience. Perfect for crafting a beautiful cursive letter to a loved one, many people love to keep a fountain pen on hand with a few cartridges…
How to refill a fountain pen ink cartridge

How to refill a fountain pen ink cartridge

There’s nothing more satisfying than writing with a fountain pen. A rewarding experience, putting pen to paper and seeing your words flourish is only enhanced with this unique writing instrument. Fountain pens require an extra level of consideration to ordinary pens. Luxury fountain pens can last generations, so learning how…
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…