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Store curating high quality paper and pens from around the world. – Paul’s Paper and Pens
Hi and thanks for visiting our store.

I am the Paul - of Paul's Paper and Pens fame.

It started with a BIC.

I've always had a weird obsession for writing in multiple colours - and grew up using the ubiquitous BIC 4 colour pens.

With the advent of the internet, I found you could buy better "multi pens" but they were mostly only available in Japan - and I found to my cost several times that importing is not cheap - especially the hidden taxes and additional postage fees.

I also found fountain pens and the myriad of colourful inks and quality Japanese notebooks, the way the pens and paper felt made me want to write more in meetings and to be more creative with my notes and expanding and improving my thought processes.

One of these thought processes was why not source these products that I use and make them available for other stationery lovers and those who appreciate high quality design led items.

Paul's Paper and Pens was born. We run the business as a family, with everyone involved in some way - well there has to be some advantages to having kids, and they have to earn their pocket money.

We want to promote the written word and the powerful emotions it can evoke.

Unfortunately if we are not careful writing will become a dying art, so put pen to paper - tell someone you love them (don't tell someone you hate them - people don't like it), draw a squirrel, or make a list of your favourite "something" and preserve it forever with traditional pen and ink.

We hope you like our site, our blogs and our products. We have simple policies and processes to help make things as easy as possible, but if we can improve in any way, please get in touch - also we would love to hear from you regarding how you use our products or items you would like us to stock.
Pens  Journals 
6 weeks ago by wardell
Fountain Pen Specialists established 2000: The Writing Desk. Fountain Pens and Fine Writing Instruments, Luxury Pens, Fountain Pen Ink, Quality Stationery and Premium Writing Accessories.
ur address: The Writing Desk Ltd.
15 Risbygate Street
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP33 3AA
UK
Telephone: 01284 771454 (International +44 1284 771454)
At busy times you may get our answering machine. Please leave a message (with your telephone number) and we will return your call.
On-line and telephone orders: Monday to Friday: 10am-5pm
Saturday: 10am-4.30pm
Closed Sundays and Public Holidays.
click here for list of UK public holidays (opens in new window)
Pens 
january 2018 by wardell
Faber-Castell - Home
Faber-Castell, established in 1761 by the cabinet maker Kaspar Faber (1730-1784†), is one of the oldest industrial companies in the world. The company is the world’s leading manufacturer of wood-cased pencils with a varied range of products for writing, drawing and creative design, as well as decorative cosmetics. Faber-Castell is renowned for its high quality, innovative products, commitment to tradition, and environmental awareness.

Lothar von Faber (Fourth generation, 1817-1896†) took over the family business in 1839. He is remembered, in particular, as a pioneer of the branded article who in creating his own brand name set a new standard that became a yardstick – not just for this line of business, but also for the generations who later headed the company. “From the start I was determined to raise myself to the highest rank by making the best that can be made in the world.”

Today the eighth generation family member Count Anton-Wolfgang von Faber-Castell, who took over as head of the company in 1978, has been instrumental in new product development and the expansion of international activities. Count Faber-Castell takes delight in rediscovering products from the past and recreating them with timeless design and modern technology.

In 1999, Faber-Castell acquired Creativity for Kids, the leading U.S. specialty manufacturer of creative activity products for children of all ages and moved their U.S. headquarters to Cleveland, Ohio. The very next year, the company introduced Premium Children’s Art Products, originally known as Faber-Castell’s Red Range of art supplies for children or the Playing & Learning Line in the United States. The products were enjoying huge success around the world, but had not been introduced into the U.S. market which was only familiar with the Faber-Castell Professional Artist Products and writing pencils. The Creativity for Kids acquisition opened up the potential for further worldwide growth of the Creativity for Kids brand and helped facilitate the entry of the Premium Children’s Art Product line into the U.S. specialty toy market.

Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Faber-Castell USA is part of the Faber-Castell family of companies that was founded in Stein, Germany. Under the direction of CEO Jamie Gallagher, Faber-Castell USA offers children and adults a wide array of quality branded products with true points of difference through its “Companion for Life” Portfolio. After growing up in Pittsburgh, PA and graduating from the University of Notre Dame, Jamie began what is now a more than 30 year career in the children’s products industries. For sixteen years he was a key sales and marketing team member with LEGO working both in the US and Canadian markets. He then continued the trend of working with high quality, privately held toy brands by serving as head of Playmobil USA. In the summer of 2003, Jamie assumed his current role as President and CEO of Faber-Castell USA. Jamie has remained very active within the Toy Industry of America where he has served as a Board member, Executive Committee member, and Committee Chair for more than 10 years.

In 2004 Faber-Castell USA moved to a new facility in Cleveland, with a larger warehouse space to accommodate increased activity as a distribution center with the majority of production shifting overseas. Within a consistently competitive U.S. market, the company has sustained growth by concentrating on incremental sales opportunities, fine-tuning the various product lines, and an emphasis on delivering great service.

2011 was a milestone year for Faber-Castell USA as it launched its new brand, Design Memory Craft and celebrated both the 250th Anniversary of Faber-Castell and 35 years of Creativity for Kids – the acquired brand created by two women, Phyllis Brody and Evelyn Greenwald, who believed in the power of creativity in children's lives. This conviction came from their own childhood play experiences, those of their children and the many workshops and classroom programs that brought them into contact with children around the world. It began with what they called the “turkey syndrome” – a term they coined based on their children’s classroom art activity (a traced handprint) during the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday season. Although a cute decoration idea, they thought it resulted in too much uniformity in an activity where uniqueness was the goal. It was their opinion that children do need to learn to follow rules and conform in many areas, but when it comes to “art” individuality should be encouraged. Their anti- cookie-cutter, paint-by-number approach became a key attribute in the development of Creativity for Kids.

Today Faber-Castell operates 14 production sites in 10 countries, markets its products through 25 sales/distribution organizations and is represented in 120 different countries. In addition, Creativity for Kids is represented in 50 countries around the world. The Creativity for Kids brand continues its well-deserved reputation as a consistent provider of quality, innovative, and thoughtful products for children that consist of both classic and trendy creative activities. Today, many Creativity for Kids products include Faber-Castell art supplies as components that enrich the creative experience. Creativity for Kids craft kits have received many awards from organizations such as Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, Dr. Toy, The National Parenting Center, ASTRA (American Specialty Toy Retailing Association) and the TIA (Toy Industry Association), plus recognition in national publications such as Parents Magazine and Good Housekeeping.

Faber-Castell USA is proud of its longevity and what it represents – consistent delivery of a quality experience in all areas of business. More than 150 years after the company’s first appearance in the United States, Lothar von Faber’s legacy is nicely summed up in his own statement, “From the start I was determined to raise myself to the highest rank by making the best that can be made in the world. Faber-Castell USA is committed to staying true to this vision of quality, tradition, and innovation now and in the future.
Pens 
january 2018 by wardell
Luxury Writing Instruments | Graf von Faber-Castell
Tradition & Perfection
250 YEARS OF QUALITY

Production in the 19th century

The company was founded in 1761, and from the mid-19th century developed into the major manufacturer of wood-cased pencils, both graphite and colour.

Baron Lothar von Faber turned the humble pencil into the world‘s first brand-name writing implement.

Baron Lothar von Faber



Factory in the 19th century
A NEW NAME

Faber coat of arms

The Faber-Castell company takes its name from Ottilie von Faber’s marriage in 1898 to Count Alexander zu Castell-Rüdenhausen, a scion of one of the oldest noble families in Germany.

Count and Countess von Faber-Castell

Castell coat of arms
HOW IDEAS TAKE SHAPE

Inspired by selected writing instruments produced by my ancestors, I saw it as a personal challenge to rediscover these products of a past age, and to bring them up to date with timeless design and the use of modern technology. This idea took shape as the Graf von Faber-Castell Collection.

ANTON-WOLFGANG GRAF VON FABER-CASTELL
Pens 
january 2018 by wardell
Pens, Writing Instruments, Inks, Refills, Repair - Bertram's Inkwell
About Us

Unlike the woman who lived in a shoe and didn't know what to do, Bert Oser has been living in an inkwell for more than half his life and, judging from his track record, knows what to do and has done it. As a result, Bertram's Inkwell, the suburban Washington pen shop Oser opened when he was just twenty-one, is celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary this June. His pen-selling days, however, began even earlier than that.

While still in high school, Oser worked at a greeting card and gift store in White Flint Mall, an upscale fashion center in Maryland's Montgomery County. Like most stores of its kind in the early 1980's, the shop Oser worked in had a small pen counter stocked with the usual disposables and a few Cross, Parker and Sheaffer products. Oser's light-bulb moment came when he encountered a then $209 Mont Blanc 149 for the first time and realized there might be a growing market for pens that are more expensive and varied in style than those he had been selling. Oser decided that this could be the right time for him to open a store featuring only writing and related products in White Flint.

Not surprisingly, because of Oser's youth, the mall managers to which he submitted his business plan were dubious about its potential success, but the budding entrepreneur had an ace in the hole since the mall's owner was himself a pen enthusiast. In June 1985, when Bertram's Inkwell opened for business, the timing couldn't have been much better. It was, after all, "morning in America" -- and for buyers, seller and makers of higher-priced fine pens, it was the beginning of a brand new era in which their pens would come to be treated as wearable objets d'art and/or functional jewelry, and priced accordingly.

It was at just about this time that I met Oser and was impressed by the sincerity of his desire to provide customers with products that best fit their individual needs rather than pushing particular items that would be more profitable for him. A quarter of a century later, He's still pretty much the same except, of course, when it comes to hair. For at least the first few years that I knew him, Oser had a full head of hair and no beard. I'm not sure which came first -- his responding to the gradual thinning of his hair by finally shaving it all off or his experimenting with an ever -changing array of beards -- But it has resulted in the Bert we see today and provides a great source of conversation for him, his friends and customers.

The mall owner wasn't alone in believing in Bert's dream. His father, Hans Oser, now eighty, an eminent mathematician who at that time had recently retired from the National Bureau of Standards, provided the Inkwell with the computer expertise needed for developing and maintaining its mailing lists. Oser's mother, Hildegard took to retailing like the proverbial duck to water, giving the shop a day-brightening touch of old world charm. She remained an integral part of the Inkwell until succumbing to cancer at age seventy-eight on the last day of 2007, an "auld acquaintance" not easily forgotten by local pen lovers.

One day several years after the Inkwell opened, Oser noticed an attractive woman walking past the shop's door. "She doesn't know it yet," he recalls saying, "But that's the woman ´I'm going to marry." When his colleague replied, "Well you better get a move on," Oser quickly learned that the object of his observation was a manager at one of the mall's many clothing stores, leading them to share a common interest in retailing and presumably in other aspects of life as well. He and Jennifer have been married for twenty years and have three daughters and a son.

Oser has always been enthusiastic about outreach and innovation. His first moves in this direction were to use an 800 number and then a website to make it possible for customers to make purchases or obtain product information without having to drive to the store. For several years, Oser experimented with opening new stores or acquiring existing outlet in such places as downtown Baltimore, the Dulles Town Center near the Virginia airport after which it is named, and D.C.'s Georgetown Park before concluding that for the Inkwell, there was no place like home base.

What may be the Inkwell's most effective marketing outreach began in 1993 when a visit to the Washington D.C. Fountain Pen Supershow convinced Oser that he needed to be part of the pen show circuit. In addition to producing the Philadelphia and Miami pen shows, the Inkwell currently exhibits and sells at shows in Los Angeles, Baltimore, Chicago, Atlanta, Raleigh, New York City and Washington.

Bertram's Inkwell has always carried a wide variety of refills for all kinds of pens: now an entire wall at the back of the store is devoted to them. For years, it used to be impossible to find anyone selling refills at a pen show, but that's no longer the case, since Oser's pen show display now contains a traveling version of the store's refill wall. In 2009, he collaborated with the Monteverde, Conklin and Delta pen brands to launch a refill recycling program through which consumers can swap their empty ballpoint and roller refills or fountain pen ink cartridges for credits that can be used to buy new ones. They can either bring or mail the refills to the Inkwell, which will dispose of the empties in an environmentally friendly way.

In many ways, Bertram's Inkwell has gone beyond being just a store, evolving into a community of sorts where pen lovers drop in to chat with the staff, shmooze with each other and possibly buy something.Oser occasionally brews a cup of coffee for a visitor. And so life in the Inkwell goes on. Young Bert's dream has reached fruition, and midlife Bert doesn't see his future self embarking on any major life changes. He likes what he's been doing for the past twenty-five years and plans to continue on the same path. Bert Oser is, in short, a happy man -- and you can't ask for much more than that.
Pens 
january 2018 by wardell
Colorado Pen
Who We Are

Many of our customers have been calling, emailing and getting to know our staff for honestly decades. Collectively, we have hundreds of years of writing instrument experience on staff. All of our staff is accessible to our customers. Because we want to be in touch. Our General Manager/Buyer, Cheryl, (20 years with the company) takes consumer calls five days a week (She’d add, “pretty many Saturday’s too…”) because she loves the firsthand interaction with our customers. Or, you could get our IT Guy, Paul, (Also 20 years.). Besides developing our entire IT infrastructure, maintaining a world-class website and shooting all of our images, Paul takes consumer email and calls every day. Joe, runs our outbound consumer shipping department, inventory control and manages all of our custom laser engraving. You guessed it; 20 years strong. Joe just happens to be our on-staff refill encyclopedia. If you need a refill for that pen you got 15 years ago in a Hong Kong hotel room, Joe’s your guy. (It’s a Parker Style ballpoint by the way.) I could go on.

Our point is

We are a group of professionals who provide the best user experience when it comes to selecting a fine writing instrument on the web. We’re dedicated to extraordinary customer service when you need it. That means being available every day to answer any question you may have via email or phone. It means we ship every order same day if the product is in stock (Which means 92% of the time it ships same-day.) And on your behalf, we reach out to brands around the world and establish professional working relationships to bring what we feel are the finest products directly to our customers. Our staff works very hard to curate what we strongly feel are best in class products. We do all of this to be your go-to resource for all that is fine writing.
Pens 
january 2018 by wardell
Pelikan – Writing Instruments, Fountain pens, Printer supplies & Office products
Pelikan Group

Pelikan Group GmbH is headquartered in Berlin and is a leading brand-name company of quality paper, office and stationery supplies. Its product range features more than 12,000 items, from pencil sharpeners and napkins to school bags and high-quality writing instruments. The attractive and diverse range of products is divided into the segments Writing/Painting/Crafts, Office, School Bags/Bags/School Rucksacks, Premium Writing Instruments and Greetings/Gifts/Decorations.

In addition to these product portfolios, Pelikan Group GmbH also owns a services company that provides logistics as well as IT solutions. The Pelikan, herlitz, Susy Card and Geha brands are at the heart of the company. In particular, the Pelikan and herlitz brands enjoy a high level of brand awareness in Germany – more than 90% (in-house Dialego study, brand awareness in 2013/14) – and are among the best-known brands in the stationery business throughout the world.

The international manufacturer of branded products with a long, rich company history spanning over 100 years is today a global player with 18 local subsidiaries and sales companies in Germany, Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Romania, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Japan, Taiwan and Malaysia. The Pelikan group operates production sites in Germany, Mexico, Colombia and Poland. Its products are supplied to nearly every country in the world.
Pens 
january 2018 by wardell
The Goulet Pen Company
The Goulet Pen Company originally began as a hobby in 2007, when Brian's lifelong interest in woodworking led him to purchase a small lathe and try penturning on a whim. Goulet Pens quickly became a hit with our friends and family. Despite the fact we were living in an apartment and Brian's "workshop" was on a covered balcony, we picked up our first corporate order and thus the hobby turned into a business in a matter of weeks. Brian made his pens on nights and weekends until late 2008, when he decided to devote his career to penturning.

After making over 800 custom rollerball pens, Brian took an interest in fountain pens after attending the DC Fountain Pen Supershow in 2009. In late 2009, we decided to expand from writing instruments to enhancing the overall writing experience. We embraced the Clairefontaine family of products first, then gradually increased our ink offerings to nearly 600 ink colors, and continued to acquire new brands of quality fountain pens.

The Goulet Pen Company has earned a loyal following by offering the finest products at competitive prices, superior customer service, and through the education and inspiration offered through our blog and social media channels.

The Goulet Pen Company was founded on a vision of providing a personal level of service through an online format, like has never been done before in the writing world. We are always striving to provide a fantastic customer experience and a unique knowledge of our products based on our own personal interest and our constant communication with the writing community.

Let us enhance your writing experience!

Write On,

Brian
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september 2017 by wardell

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