A-Z Of M&G Stationery: M – Marker Pens

MG-2130 permanent double marker-fan

History The history of permanent markers goes right back to the early 1900s. The first patent was by Lee W. Newman. However you have to go forward to the mid 1950s for anything relating to a modern version. It was Sidney Rosenthal who put a felt tip on the end of a small bottle of […]

A-Z Of M&G Stationery: L – Line Widths!

Calligraphy Marker Set

Ball Pens The size of a line by a ballpoint pen, is factored by the size of the ballpoint. Essentially there two common sizes. These are the 0.7 mm and the 1 mm. There are fine versions too a 0.5 mm and even a 0.1 mm. However easily the most common are the 0.7 mm […]

A-Z Of M&G Stationery: K – Knives

Utility Knife M&G make a heavy duty, light in the hand, Utility Knife. There are two sizes available, the 18mm and the 9mm. Both have an auto-lock mechanism. The blades snap off using the end cap to provide 8 additional blade segments. The razor sharp Titanium steel blades should be used with care. THIS PRODUCT […]

A-Z Of M&G Stationery: J – Jotter Books

Workstyle Pad Range

A4 80 Page Notebook The modern A4 80 page notebook, has it’s roots a long way back with the use of notebooks go back to the 16 & 1700’s. Early examples were made by people folding paper into sections and then binding them together. Examples of produced notebooks were created in the USA and Australia […]

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 […]

A-Z Of M&G Stationery: D – Desk Tidy

Desk Tidy ABT98405

Is your desk a mess? It’s OK we’re not here to judge, actually we’re here to help. We have a range of products that can help you organise your desk so you have enough room to put your mug of tea on it! (Well it IS all about priorities!) So what do we have that […]

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