From the monthly archives:

January 2012

Pen Picture Day

by TonyB on January 30, 2012

Being pen people, we aren’t crazy about that whole ‘picture is worth a thousand words’ thing, but sometimes, we have to admit the photos just speak for themselves.

And it was a good weekend for finding cool pen-and-paper pictures. Here are some we enjoyed, and we hope you will like them, too.

(via Insane in the Membrane)



(via Life. In Plain English)



(Sharpie and a button for writing your resolutions, via


(pen and watercolor of a Matroyshka doll, via Perduliar)


(via Peak Pen)

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by TonyB on January 27, 2012

Matthias at Bleistift discovers the Chung Hwa 6903 pencil in Shanghai.

Cheryl at Writer’s Bloc peeks inside the Fabrica Pocket-in-a-Pocket notepad.

Julie at Pens Paper Inks…Whatever offers the DeAtramentis Black Edition for your consideration.

Alex at Economy Pens recommends the Pentel EnerGel X 0.7mm Violet.

Terri at Filofax Fixation confesses her newfound obsession with the Lamy Al-Star.

Yochanan at Multi Pen Dimensions checks out the SK-Sharbo +1 multi-pen.

Dave at Seize the Dave gives good marks to Rohrer and Klingner Verdigris ink.

JJ at Penagerie grouses about the Paper Mate Sharpwriter mechanical pencil.

Rodney at GreaseMonkeyHands receives a Namiki Sterling Dragon as a gift.

PenandPaperHoarder dismantles the PHX-1: Design Tool Set.



Students’ Hands Too Feeble To Write Essays?

January 26, 2012

OK, we’re understanding people, we really are. But the Guardian has published a piece that puts forth the idea students are so unused to writing by hand that it stresses them out to do so on exams. C’mon…seriously? From the Guardian: For the moment it seems that the pen and paper are here to stay, […]

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Totally Random Pen Stuff

January 25, 2012

• The LA Times reports that a new device expected out this summer will allow you to write with a pen on paper and transmit everything you write to your iPad in real time, exactly as it appears on paper. The iNotebook itself really is the combination of an iPad app, the case, a transmitter/recorder and […]

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Have You Entered The Tiger Pens January Giveaway?

January 24, 2012

Time is running out to get your name into the drawing for a chance to win one of 3 sets of Artline drawing materials. If you haven’t already, make sure you check out the contest to learn how you can enter.

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Welcome, New Tiger Pens Blog Readers

January 24, 2012

We’ve been picking up some new readers lately, so it seemed like a good time to give our new friends a little idea what they can find on the Tiger Pens Blog. We’re all about ink pens here, from fountain to ballpoint, and the ways that people use them, whether for writing, office work or […]

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Biggest Giveaway Ever – 3 Chances To Win Artline Drawing Pens!

January 16, 2012

There are a lot of artists among our readers, so we’ve decided we wanted to do something special for you guys this month. Instead of the usual blog giveaway, we’re going to have 3 contests. One on the blog, one on Twitter and one on Facebook. The prizes are awesome packages of Artline drawing pens. […]

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January 13, 2012

Nina at Nina Johansson explains why she uses Noodler’s and Platinum inks for drawing. John at John a Lookin’ Around discovers the Noodler’s Ahab Flex nib fountain pen. Andrew at Stationery Review loves his first fountain pen, a black Lamy Safari. MJ at MJ Monaghan reveals his quest to find the perfect pen. Pencil Talk […]

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6 Novelty Pens So Awesome They Don’t Even Need To Write

January 12, 2012

Pens are like people…different talents, different personalities, different contributions to the overall. Some of them are like class clowns, maybe not particularly helpful, but you still love having them around just for the laughs. As you guys know, we love those kinds of pens. And it just so happens, we’ve stumbled across some real winners […]

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Pilot Prera On The Shelves At Tiger Pens

January 10, 2012

In the UK? Fountain pen lover? Budget conscious? Good, because you’re gonna like this little bit of news. Tiger Pens is now carrying the Pilot Prera range of fountain pens in nine awesome colors! Normally, when someone asks about a good starter fountain pen, we recommend the Lamy Safari for its ease of use, reliability […]

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