Monthly Archives: February 2019

A-Z Of M&G Stationery: I – Ink Types

M&G Basics capped ball pen – ABP64772 Colour fan

We thought that you might find it interesting to learn a bit about the inks that get put into pens. Ball Pen Ink As a general rule the ink that goes into a ballpoint pen has one or more colour pigments or dyes. These are dissolved or suspended in a solvent. The solvent can vary, […]

A-Z Of M&G Stationery: H – Highlighters

AHM23972 M Lighter highlighter.

Everyone loves a highlighter right? Well may be so now, but it wasn’t the case in the beginning. History A type of highlighter first appeared in the middle of the 1950s, but it wasn’t until early 1960s that manufacturing started. The early pens were a water based ink in a pen with a felt nib. […]

A-Z Of M&G Stationery: E/G – Erasable Gel Pens

Capped Gel Pens AGP13271

The History of Gel Pens A gel pen uses ink where pigment is suspended in a water-based gel. It shows up more clearly on dark or slick surfaces than the typical inks used in ballpoint pens. Gel pens can be used for many types of writing and illustration. The ink is thicker in a gel […]

A-Z Of M&G Stationery: F – Fountain Pens

Fountain Pen Range

Before I start about fountain pens, the eagle eyed of you will notice we’ve missed “E” in sequence! That’s because we will do “E” later. We’re waiting on some product that will be brilliant for that letter, so watch this space! The history of the Fountain Pen Fountain pens have been used for hundreds of […]