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Pens for writing LAMY LAM1332589 Pink AL Star Fountain pen

Writing Pens and Pencils

If you like writing with flowing ink, then a Fountain pen is for you. LAMY Safari range are superb quality German made pen, 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.

  • 308 Pigment Liner

    308 Pigment Liner

    Staedtler
    from £3.75

    Fineliner for writing, sketching and drawing Pigment ink, indelible (in accordance with ISO 14145-2), lightfast, waterproof on paper CAP OFF - can ...

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    from £3.75
  • Carpenter Pencil

    Carpenter Pencil

    Staedtler
    £1.02

    Staedtler Carpenter Pencil

    £1.02
  • Lumocolor Drywipe Markers Bullet Tip 4 Assorted Colours

    Lumocolor Drywipe Markers Bullet Tip 4 Assorted Colours

    Staedtler
    £7.99

    Bullet point marker contains special patented alcohol ink. Cap can be left off for up to 14 days without drying. Instant drying, bright colours. Ve...

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    £7.99
  • Lumocolor Drywipe Markers Bullet Tip 6 Assorted Colours

    Lumocolor Drywipe Markers Bullet Tip 6 Assorted Colours

    Staedtler
    £9.99

    Bullet point marker contains special patented alcohol ink. Cap can be left off for up to 14 days without drying. Instant drying, bright colours. Ve...

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    £9.99
  • Lumocolor Flipchart Markers Bullet Tip 4 Assorted Colours

    Lumocolor Flipchart Markers Bullet Tip 4 Assorted Colours

    Staedtler
    £7.99

    Dry-safe ink - can be left with cap off for 2 days without drying out. Odourless water-based ink. Waterproof on most surfaces. Bullet point, 2.0mm....

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    £7.99
  • Lumocolor Flipchart Markers Bullet Tip 6 Assorted Colours

    Lumocolor Flipchart Markers Bullet Tip 6 Assorted Colours

    Staedtler
    £9.99

    Dry safe ink - can be left with cap off for 2 weeks without drying out. Odourless water-based ink. Waterproof on most surfaces. Does not bleed thro...

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    £9.99
  • Lumocolor OHP Pen Fine Non-Permanent

    Lumocolor OHP Pen Fine Non-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
  • 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
  • Lumocolor OHP Pen Medium Non-Permanent

    Lumocolor OHP Pen Medium Non-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
  • Lumocolor OHP Pen Medium Permanent

    Lumocolor OHP Pen Medium 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
  • Lumocolor OHP Pen Permanent Broad

    Lumocolor OHP Pen Permanent Broad

    Staedtler
    £2.81

    Lumocolor guarantees professional and effective presentation on all overhead transparencies. Not just an OHP pen! - can be used on most other gloss...

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    £2.81
  • Lumocolor OHP Pen Superfine Permanent

    Lumocolor OHP Pen Superfine Permanent

    Staedtler
    £2.81

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

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    £2.81
  • Lumocolor Pen Non-Permanent Superfine 0.4mm Line Black

    Lumocolor Pen Non-Permanent Superfine 0.4mm Line Black

    Staedtler
    £2.81

    Lumocolor guarantees professional and effective presentation on all overhead transparencies. Not just an OHP pen! - can be used on most other gloss...

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    £2.81
  • Lumocolor Permanent Marker Bullet Point

    Lumocolor Permanent Marker Bullet Point

    Staedtler
    £2.59

    Permanent waterproof quick-drying ink. Low odour ink. Writes on most surfaces.

    £2.59
  • Lumocolor Permanent Marker Chisel Tip

    Lumocolor Permanent Marker Chisel Tip

    Staedtler
    £2.59

    Permanent waterproof quick-drying ink. Low odour ink. Writes on most surfaces.

    £2.59
  • Lumocolor Whiteboard Marker Bullet Point

    Lumocolor Whiteboard Marker Bullet Point

    Staedtler
    £2.59

    Bullet tip. Dry-safe ink can be left uncapped for days without drying up. Neutral odour, instant drying, bright colours. Supplied in Staedtler stan...

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    £2.59
  • Lumocolor Whiteboard Marker Bullet Tip Box of 8
    New stock coming soon
    £11.99
    New stock coming soon
  • Lumograph Tin Of 6

    Lumograph Tin Of 6

    Staedtler
    £9.60

    High quality drawing pencil Special lead formulation for results with a metallic lustre in a wide variety of grey tones Particularly suitable for w...

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    £9.60
  • Mars Leads 1.3mm

    Mars Leads 1.3mm

    Staedtler
    £3.10

    Staedtler Mars Leads 1.3mm

    £3.10
  • Mars Lumograph Tin Of 12

    Mars Lumograph Tin Of 12

    Staedtler
    £19.20

    High quality drawing pencil Special lead formulation for results with a metallic lustre in a wide variety of grey tones Particularly suitable for w...

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    £19.20
  • Mars Lumograph Tin Of 12 Sketching

    Mars Lumograph Tin Of 12 Sketching

    Staedtler
    £19.20

    High quality drawing pencil Special lead formulation for results with a metallic lustre in a wide variety of grey tones Particularly suitable for w...

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    £19.20
  • Mars Micro Pencil Leads 0.3mm
    £1.69
  • Mars Micro Pencil Leads 0.5mm
    £1.69
  • Mars Micro Pencil Leads 0.7mm
    £1.69