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  • Why People Love Fountain Pens

    Why People Love Fountain Pens

    31 October 2018

    Fountain pens have been around for a long time, but when the ballpoint pen came along, lots of people abandoned their fountain pens for the convenience it brought. And the rollerball tempted even more people, with its smooth writing. Gel pens could do things that liquid ......Read More

  • The Joy of Fountain Pens

    The Joy of Fountain Pens

    30 October 2018

    Mixed Early Experiences   Like many people, my first experience of fountain pens was somewhat mixed. I remember clearly at school the excitement building up, as some children were deemed to have handwriting at a standard that allowed them to “move up” to a fountain pen. I ......Read More

  • Notebook Covers - Why Cover a Perfectly Nice Notebook?

    Notebook Covers - Why Cover a Perfectly Nice Notebook?

    19 October 2018

    Notebooks. They're handy things to have with you. In some cases, they can be a bit rough and ready, and the covers might not last as long as they need to, but in the case of most decent quality notebooks, they're quite sturdy enough to ......Read More

  • Helen Colebrook's Bullet Journal Method Review

    Helen Colebrook's Bullet Journal Method Review

    18 October 2018

    As a keen bullet journal (BuJo) enthusiast, I was extremely excited to get my hands on a copy of The Bullet Journal Method by Ryder Carroll from my friends at Cult Pens. I have been using a bullet journal since April 2016 and was keen ......Read More

  • THE BULLET JOURNAL METHOD by Ryder Carroll (Review)

    THE BULLET JOURNAL METHOD by Ryder Carroll (Review)

    12 October 2018

    Having discovered journaling a couple of years ago, I was very interested to hear about the new book from Ryder Carroll: The Bullet Journal Method, published on 23rd October. Like most people who are intrigued by bullet journaling, I'd looked at his site and taken ......Read More

  • The Secret Life of the Pencil - Book and Premium Pencil Pack

    The Secret Life of the Pencil - Book and Premium Pencil Pack

    10 October 2018

    It started with the book. We weren't particularly planning to sell the book, but it was an interesting new book about pencils, so we wanted to see it. It's all about creative people, but from the point of view of the pencils they use. Instead ......Read More

  • Herbin - Meet the Brand

    Herbin - Meet the Brand

    9 October 2018

    Herbin is old, very old. 350 years in fact. When it was established in Paris in 1670, France was still a kingdom and New Zealand was but a twinkle in Abel Tasman's eye. The company's founder, Jacques Herbin, was actually a sailor employed by the ......Read More

  • Guest Post: Brad Dowdy - The Pen Addict

    Guest Post: Brad Dowdy - The Pen Addict

    9 October 2018

    In this guest blog post, Brad Dowdy, known to the world as The Pen Addict, tells us about his his history with fountain pens and inks - over to you, Brad! I’ve cared what I’ve written with and on since I was a child. The finest ......Read More

  • Robert Oster Inks

    Robert Oster Inks

    8 October 2018

    If you have a fountain pen, and you use bottled ink, you haven't been short of choices for inks to use. From old classics like Parker Quink, Waterman and Pelikan 4001, to interesting Japanese inks from Sailor, Pilot and Platinum. From the vast selection of ......Read More

  • Derwent Inktense Workshop

    Derwent Inktense Workshop

    5 October 2018

    Cult Pens had an intense Inktense workshop recently, thanks to our friends at Derwent and the incredibly talented artist and psychotherapist Beverley Haines - you can read more about her here www.beverleyhaines.co.uk. Beverley is a firm believer in the creation of art as a means ......Read More

  • Cult Pens Iridescink - Meet Robert and Maureen

    Cult Pens Iridescink - Meet Robert and Maureen

    2 October 2018

    We have two new exclusive inks, made by Diamine, with lots of sheen. If you just want to buy them, you can go and get them here. If you want to know more about how this happened, and perhaps the bigger question, how they ended ......Read More

  • The Dynamic Duo of Diamine

    The Dynamic Duo of Diamine

    2 October 2018

    If you were to slice Christine Joynson open, she'd probably bleed Dragon Blood Shimmer ink. Bit of a macabre start to a blog post, I fear, so I should apologise - sorry. There. Now that’s out of the way, I'll explain… Christine is one half of ......Read More

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