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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.

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • G205 Gel Retractable 0.5mm

    Pilot G205 Gel Retractable 0.5mm

    Pilot
    £2.85

    Pilot G205 Gel Retractable 0.5mmThe iconic and best-selling retractable gel pen from Pilot.Favoured worldwide by professionals and the public alike...

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    £2.85
  • Eye Fine UB-150 Rollerball 0.7mm

    Uni-Ball Eye Fine Rollerball 0.7mm

    Uni-Ball
    £2.99

    Uni-Ball Eye Rollerball Fine 0.7mm   Sometimes you've gotta go with an all round classic.The uni-ball Eye pen has been one of the world's favourite...

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    £2.99
  • G207 Gel Retractable 0.7

    G207 Gel Retractable 0.7

    Pilot
    £2.85

    Pilot G207 Gel Retractable 0.7 BlueThe iconic and best-selling retractable gel pen from Pilot.Favoured worldwide by professionals and the public al...

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    £2.85
  • Lamy Safari Rollerball Pen White
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    LAMY Safari Rollerball Pen White

    LAMY
    £13.90

    LAMY Safari Rollerball Pen White. Sturdy plastic, shiny white / with LAMY rollerball refill M63 blue, washable

    £13.90
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  • Lamy AL-Star Special Edition Vibrant Pink Rollerball
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    Lamy AL-Star Special Edition Vibrant Pink Rollerball pen

    Lamy
    Original price £18.90
    Current price £15.90

    Lamy AL-Star Special Edition Vibrant Pink Rollerball pen. 2019 special edition from Lamy is this gorgeous Vibrant Pink colour. The Al-Star has an a...

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  • R50 Rollerball Pen Green Barrel 0.8mm

    R50 Rollerball Pen Green Barrel 0.8mm

    Pentel
    £2.45

    Pentel R50 Rollerball Pen Green Barrel 0.8mm BlackR50 Ball Pentel Black is the original, smooth writing rollerball with its tried and tested cushio...

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    £2.45
  • Lamy Al-star Black Purple Rollerball
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    Lamy Al-star Black Purple Rollerball pen

    Lamy
    £18.90

    Lamy Al-star Black Purple Rollerball pen, Aluminium, dark purple metallic anodized / with LAMY rollerball refill M63 black

    £18.90
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  • Lamy Safari Rollerball Pen Black
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    Lamy Safari Rollerball Pen Black

    LAMY
    £13.90

    Lamy Safari Rollerball Pen Black. Sturdy plastic, shiny black / with LAMY rollerball refill M63 black

    £13.90
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  • IM Premium Deep Gunmetal Chiselled Rollerball Boxed
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    IM Premium Deep Gunmetal Chiselled Rollerball Boxed

    Parker
    Original price £51.50
    Current price £37.75

    Parker IM Premium Deep Gunmetal Chiselled Rollerball BoxedHighly professional and reliable. An ideal partner with unlimited potential, Parker IM is...

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    Original price £51.50
    Current price £37.75
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  • lamy safari rollerball pen pink
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    Lamy Safari Pink Rollerball Pen

    LAMY
    £13.90

    Lamy Safari Pink Rollerball Pen. Sturdy plastic, shiny pink / metal clip / ergonomic grip / with refill LAMY M63 M blue, washable

    £13.90
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  • Lamy Safari Rollerball Pen Umbra
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    Lamy Safari Rollerball Pen Umbra

    LAMY
    £13.90

    Lamy Safari Rollerball Pen Umbra. Sturdy plastic, umber / with LAMY rollerball refill M63 blue, washable

    £13.90
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  • Lamy Safari Rollerball Pen Red

    Lamy Safari Rollerball Pen Red

    LAMY
    £13.90

    Lamy Safari Rollerball Pen Red. Sturdy plastic, shiny red / with LAMY rollerball refill M63 blue, washable

    £13.90
  • Lamy Safari Rollerball Pen Yellow

    Lamy Safari Rollerball Pen Yellow

    LAMY
    £13.90

    Lamy Safari Rollerball Pen Yellow. Sturdy plastic, shiny yellow / with LAMY rollerball refill M63 blue, washable

    £13.90
  • Lamy Safari Rollerball Pen Blue

    Lamy Safari Rollerball Pen Blue

    LAMY
    £13.90

    Lamy Safari Rollerball Pen Blue. Sturdy plastic, shiny blue / with LAMY rollerball refill M63 blue, washable

    £13.90
  • IM Black Chrome Trim Rollerball gift boxed
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    IM Black Chrome Trim Rollerball gift boxed

    Parker
    Original price £42.25
    Current price £23.75

    Parker IM Black Chrome Trim Rollerball gift boxedHighly professional and reliable. An ideal partner with unlimited potential, Parker IM is all at o...

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    Original price £42.25
    Current price £23.75
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  • Lamy Al-star Ocean Blue Rollerball
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    Lamy Al-star Ocean Blue Rollerball pen

    Lamy
    £18.90

    Lamy Al-star Ocean Blue Rollerball pen, Aluminium, dark blue anodized / with LAMY rollerball refill M63 black

    £18.90
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  • Lamy Al-star Graphite Rollerball M
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    Lamy Al-star Graphite Rollerball pen

    Lamy
    £18.90

    Lamy Al-star Graphite Rollerball pen, Aluminium, graphite anodized / with LAMY rollerball refill M63 black

    £18.90
    New stock coming soon