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Writing Pens and Pencils

Fountain pens are ideal if If you like writing with flowing ink. LAMY Safari Pens are a superb quality German made pen range, with the added advantage of being able to change the nib to suit your preference and also to use bottled ink or cartridges. With its modern aesthetic, durability, and interchangeable fine nib, which writes smoothly and is forgiving to people who are just learning to work with fountain pens, it is very popular with students and school age children. The Parker IM range of stylish fountain pens are also a good quality fountain pen. For a premium writing experience, you can replace the ink using a convertor. This is also cost-effective in the long-run, as you can keep your pen forever while trying out different ink during its lifespan. There is always a colour or style to suit your needs.

A more practical and versatile pen for writing is the ballpoint pen. Easy to keep with you, available in blue or black ink. We have many different designs and colours as well as some really fun pens from Legami. Some brands are also available in red, green or even pink or purple. Ball point pens use use oil-based, quick-drying ink and feature a ball bearing made from brass, steel, or tungsten carbine at the tip. As the ball bearing rolls across the page it turns and draws ink creating a consistent ink line with a quick dry time. Some good examples of these pens are the Bic Crystal and the Uniball Jetstream.

Rollerball pens use a water-based ink for even smoother, finer writing that requires less hand pressure. As the ink is more liquid, it tends to dry more slowly than a ballpoint pen. Some of the best and most popular rollerball pens are the Pilot V5 and V7 These are classic models and have consistent ink flow for smooth, bold writing every time. Some prefer the rollerball as the ink is thinner and glides onto the paper with less pressure. Available in a wide price range, these a good option for you in the office, school or at home.

Gel pens have become increasingly popular over the last few years. They work in a similar way to rollerballs, but instead of ink they use a water-based gel to transfer pigments onto a variety of surfaces. There are many colour options and are very popular for colouring projects. Some are erasable too such as the Pilot Erasable FriXion Gel Pens. The Uniball Signo 207 is also a popular model and is well known to produce fine uniform lines.

Highlighters are useful in many settings and the new pastel ranges have become very popular for colouring. Stabilo Boss are the brand we recommend as being the best quality on the market currently. From pastels to neon, standard size to mini – we have the highlighter for you!

A very traditional writing or drawing tool, the pencil can be traditional or mechanical. Graphite first became widely used following the discovery of a large graphite deposit in Borrowdale, England in 1564. In the UK we are familiar with the Derwent brand, still manufactured in the Lake District. At Colemans we stock all the major brands from Staedtler, Derwent, Faber-Castell to name but a few – in differing levels of hardness from 8B to 7H. Useable for all purposes from writing to drawing.

  • uni PIN 05 Line Drawing Pen Black

    uni PIN 05 Line Drawing Pen

    uni-ball
    from £2.29

    A fade-proof and water resistant pigment ink fine line pen, the uni-ball PIN is often the first choice for artists and designers. The PIN wide choi...

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  • Gel Impact Gel Rollerball 1.0mm

    Uni-Ball Gel Impact Rollerball 1.0mm

    Uni-Ball
    £2.79

    Uni-Ball Impact Gel Rollerball 1.0mmIf you like to express yourself in your hand-script, or know someone who does, then check out the uni-ball Sign...

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    £2.79
  • Tradition Pencil

    Tradition Pencil

    Staedtler
    £0.82

    Staedtler Traditional 110 Pencil. The popular general office pencil, manufactured from farmed cedar wood, with a quality lead ensuring maximum poin...

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    £0.82
  • Flexgrip Ultra Medium Tip 1.0 mm

    Flexgrip Ultra Medium Tip 1.0 mm

    Paper Mate
    £1.95

    Paper Mate Flexgrip Ultra Medium Tip 1.0 mm Black InkThe Paper Mate' FlexGrip Ultra' Retractable Ballpoint Pen features a textured, rubberised barr...

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    £1.95
  • Hi Tec V5 Liquid Rollerball 0.5mm

    Pilot V5 Hi Tec Liquid Rollerball 0.5mm

    Pilot
    £3.29

    Pilot V5 Hi Tec Liquid Rollerball 0.5mmJoin the millions of Pilot V5 Hi-Tecpoint users worldwide.Over two decades the V5 Hi-Tecpoint has risen to b...

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    £3.29
  • Promarker Marker Pen Colours A-L

    Promarker
    £2.99

    Winsor and Newton Promarker felt tip pens. Each pen is double-ended, with a broad chisel nib for large area fills and a fine bullet tip for more de...

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    £2.99
  • 308 Pigment Liner

    Staedtler 308 Pigment Liner

    Staedtler
    from £3.75

    Staedtler 308 Pigment liner Fineliner pen for writing, sketching and drawing Pigment ink, indelible (in accordance with ISO 14145-2), lightfast, wa...

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    from £3.75
  • G107 Gel Rollerball 0.7mm tip

    Pilot G107 Gel Rollerball 0.7mm tip

    Pilot
    £2.09

    Pilot G107 Gel Rollerball 0.7mm tipThe gel ink pioneer from Pilot.The G107 Gel rollerball gives the user an effortless writing experience with the ...

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    £2.09
  • uni PIN 01 Line Drawing Pen Black

    uni PIN 01 Line Drawing Pen

    uni-ball
    from £2.29

    A fade-proof and water resistant pigment ink fine line pen, the uni-ball PIN is often the first choice for artists and designers. The PIN wide choi...

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    from £2.29
  • Triplus Fineliner Superfine Pen Aqua

    Staedtler Triplus Fineliner Superfine Tip

    Staedtler
    £1.33

    Staedtler Triplus Fineliner with superfine, metal-clad tip Ergonomic triangular shape for relaxed and easy writing DRY SAFE - can be left uncapped ...

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    £1.33
  • Medium Stick Pen Pack

    Medium Stick Pen Pack

    Staedtler
    £1.99

    £1.99
  • Hi Tec V7 Liquid Rollerball 0.7mm

    Pilot V7 Hi Tec Liquid Rollerball 0.7mm

    Pilot
    £3.29

    Pilot V7 Hi Tec Liquid Rollerball 0.7mmJoin the millions of Pilot V7 Hi-Tecpoint users worldwide.Over two decades the V7 Hi-Tecpoint has risen to b...

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    £3.29
  • Mars Micro Pencil Leads 0.7mm
    £1.69
  • Sharpie Permanent Marker Fine Tip 1.0mm Line

    Sharpie Permanent Marker Fine Tip 1.0mm Line

    Sharpie
    £1.61

    Sharpie Permanent Marker Fine Tip 1.0mm Line Blue PK12Bold to the max and permanent to the core, Sharpie' Permanent Markers inspire you to transfor...

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    £1.61
  • Eye Micro UB-157 Rollerball 0.5mm

    Uni-Ball Eye Micro Rollerball 0.5mm

    Uni-Ball
    £2.99

    Uni-Ball Eye Rollerball Micro 0.5mm UB150If you're the household's organiser in chief, you want to go for a safe bet when picking pens for the fami...

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    £2.99
  • Mars Micro Pencil Leads 0.5mm
    £1.69
  • BOSS Original Pastel Highlighter

    STABILO
    £1.09

    STABILO BOSS ORIGINAL - Europe's Number 1 highlighter with it's distinctive and unique shape has had a pretty pastel makeover and fits perfectly in...

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    £1.09
  • uni PIN 02 Line Drawing Pen Black

    uni PIN 02 Line Drawing Pen

    uni-ball
    £2.29

    A fade-proof and water resistant pigment ink fine line pen, the uni-ball PIN is often the first choice for artists and designers. The PIN wide choi...

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    £2.29
  • Signo Broad UM-153 Pen White

    Signo Broad UM-153 Pen White

    uni-ball
    £2.79

    uni-ball Signo Broad UM-153 Pen Metallic WhiteArtists, crafters and designers love this pen and, when you see it in action, you'll know why.The uni...

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    £2.79
  • Lumocolor OHP Pen Fine Permanent

    Lumocolor OHP Pen Fine Permanent

    Staedtler
    £2.35

    Staedtler Lumocolour Overhead Projector Pen. Lumocolour guarantees professional and effective presentation on all overhead transparencies. Suitable...

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    £2.35
  • BOSS Original Highlighter wallet of 4 colours
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    Stabilo BOSS Original Highlighter pens - wallet of 4 colours

    STABILO
    Original price £4.29
    Current price £2.99

    Stabilo BOSS highlighter felt tip pens - The original highlighter with the distinctive shape and long-lasting high fluorescence

    Original price £4.29
    Current price £2.99
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  • Signo 207 Retractable Rollerball 0.7mm

    Uni-Ball Signo 207 Retractable Rollerball 0.7mm

    Uni-Ball
    £2.79

    Uni-Ball Signo Retractable Rollerball 0.7mm BlacKLike to keep things neat?The smooth writing, uni-ball UMN-207 is a handy retractable gel ink rolle...

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    £2.79
  • Bic Cristal Ballpoint Pen Medium Black 837363

    Bic Cristal Ballpoint Pen Medium Black 837363

    Bic
    £12.99

    These Bic Cristal Ballpoint Pens feature a durable tungsten carbide ball mechanism and smooth oil-based ink for reliable, everyday use. The medium ...

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    £12.99
  • uni PIN 005 Line Drawing Pen Black

    uni PIN 005 Line Drawing Pen

    uni-ball
    £2.29

    A fade-proof and water resistant pigment ink fine line pen, the uni-ball PIN is often the first choice for artists and designers. The PIN wide choi...

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    £2.29