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March 2, 2015 - Posted by Miriam to Guides

Selecting a paper for your fountain pen is like pairing a fine wine with cheese—different combinations bring out the subtleties and unique flavors of both. In the same way, finding a good paper allows you to realize the full potential of your fountain pen and ink, adding another dimension to both the pen and paper. There are many things to consider when selecting the best paper appropriate for your fountain pen. We delve into those considerations below, but skip to end if you just want to see our tried and true recommendations that work well with most fountain pens!


February 17, 2015 - Posted by Miriam to Guides

There's no better place to keep your memories than the Midori Traveler's Notebook. This high-quality notebook features smooth, creamy paper and is encased in a luxurious leather cover that ages beautifully with use and time. With a variety of refill options and accessories, you can personalize and build your own custom notebook that fits your lifestyle. It's a keepsake you'll look back on for years to come.


February 3, 2015 - Posted by Miriam to Guides

With its sleek, attractive body, and brilliant performance, we wouldn't be surprised if you thought the Kaweco Sport was a sports car. Born from rigorous German engineering and design in 1935 as an unassuming plastic fountain pen, it has since gained roller ball pen, ballpoint pen, and even mechanical pencil siblings.

What distinguishes the Sport line from other Kaweco product lines is its iconic octagonal shape and oversized cap. This unique design allows the pen to keep its compact, pocket shape, while acting as a full size pen when the cap is posted. The Sport is often considered a gateway pen into the fountain pen world with its approachable plastic body while including options within the line to upgrade. To see all the different iterations within the Sport line, read on.


January 27, 2015 - Posted by Elaine to Guides

Metallic and glitter ink pens are the jewels of the pen world -- they contain shimmering ink that adds a finishing touch, the way a gold necklace accents a stylish outfit. If you want to craft a beautiful greeting card or polish an illustration with some shimmer, browse through this guide to find the best tool for making your work sparkle!

Read on to discover the difference between metallic and glitter inks, and see comparisons of our various pens, markers, and brushes. Click on any of the images for a larger view.


January 20, 2015 - Posted by Miriam to Guides

For those who suffer from tired, fatigued hands, the Dr. Grip is just what the doctor ordered. These high quality mechanical pencils have an innovative grip design that provides the ideal softness, and its weight balance is optimized for an ergonomic writing experience. To find out more about the different models of the award-winning Dr. Grip mechanical pencils, read on.