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June 23, 2015 - Posted by Ryan to Guides

Once you go blue black, you can't go back. No, that's not a typo, blue black is a captivating ink color popular among fountain pen users. Whether by habit or custom, if your fountain pen ink color usage has been limited to black and/or blue, you'll want to join us on our exploration of their colorful offspring.


June 22, 2015 - Posted by Miriam to Pen Perks

We put together this set for DIY and craft-lovers. Use the puffy pain pens to add texture and interest to your crafts and make your own personalized gift boxes to place them in! With a pen case to hold your necessities and stickers for that finishing touch, you have everything you need for a fun project.



New products are in!

This week is all about fountain pens and inks. The popular Iroshizuku inks are now available in a convenient miniature size! We also have new TWSBI, Jinhao, and Pelikan fountain pens that are sure to delight fountain pen beginners and experts alike.



New products are in!

We're going back to the basics today with no-fuss notebooks, new Sakura Pigma Micron Pens, markers that do double-duty, handy writing boards, and a unique brush pencil. Read on to find out more!


June 9, 2015 - Posted by Miriam to Guides

Although modern day pens are more prevalent in this day and age, there's a place for old world writing instruments beyond sentimental charm. One example is the dip pen—specifically the nib and nib holder pairing. What exactly is a nib and nib holder? A nib is a pointed piece of metal that deposits ink onto a writing surface and mounted onto a nib holder to create a dip pen.

There are actually practical reasons to choose a nib and nib holder over modern day pens, including flexibility in line width variation and tip size, which are advantageous for both writing and drawing purposes. We cover the basics of comic nibs, calligraphy nibs, and nib holders in this article and also include a table that details nib and nib holder compatibility.