Fountain Pens

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…
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…
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…
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…
Should you buy the fountain pen?

Should you buy the fountain pen?

Whether you are coming to fountain pens for the first time or you are leaving behind the world of cheap fountain pens to explore the fancier varieties, there’s no denying that some fountain pens are expensive. These high prices can, naturally, lead to hesitance, as some prices can seem a…
3 of our most expensive fountain pens

3 of our most expensive fountain pens

If you love fountain pens, the chances are you own quite a few of the cheaper models and perhaps occasionally treat yourself to a mid-range piece. So, this month I wanted to introduce you to three of The Pen Company’s most expensive fountain pens — the pens of dreams! Join…
8 reasons why fountain pens are making a comeback

8 reasons why fountain pens are making a comeback

With the advent of ballpoint pens and rollerball pens, many people were tempted by the convenience of these new options and therefore moved away from using fountain pens. After all, ballpoints and rollerballs don’t tend to leak like old fountain pens did, and cheaper versions were and are disposable meaning…