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Posted by Sarah @ PIA on Jan 25th 2023

Blackwing has an amazing history. These pencils roots go back to the 1930s, when the 602 model was first introduced by the Eberhard Faber Pencil Company. We’re dedicating this Brand Spotlight blog post to all the amazing supplies we carry from Blackwing, including old favorites plus some brand new additions.We carry three varieties of Blackwing Pencils: Original Matte, Pearl, and 602. What’s the difference? We’ll tell ya!The Blackwing Matte… Read more

Posted by Sarah @ PIA on Jan 24th 2023

Ink cage nibs can make your calligraphy experience much easier! These attachments act like an ink reservoir for a pointed pen nib, allowing for lines and lines of writing without re-dipping. Using an ink cage nib requires different considerations than typical nibs, so we're here to give you some advice before you try one yourself.Ink cage nibs are created by attaching a high-tension spring to the bottom of a standard pointed pen nib. This spring… Read more

Posted by Sarah @ PIA on Jan 24th 2023

The Zebra G is manufactured by Zebra Pen Corporation, a manufacturer of writing instruments whose trademark was adopted in 1914 by Mr. Ishikawa. The story of how Zebra acquired their name is a unique one: Ishikawa wanted a name that was both memorable and easily understood internationally, so he flipped through an English/Japanese dictionary from the back, and stopped at the word "zebra." After researching the animal, Ishikawa was please wit… Read more

Posted by Sarah @ PIA on Jan 19th 2023

Hi everyone, this is @openinkstand! Throughout this post, I will be showcasing 6 pointed pen nibs, all of which are available from @paperandinkarts. First, a little introduction. My name is Schin and I live in Las Vegas. I am a graphic designer and illustrator, and I try to incorporate an artistic and playful side to my calligraphy and lettering style. I maintain a Youtube Channel, a Blog, and last year I published a book on picto… Read more