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Blackwing Pencil Super Variety Pack – the Crowd Goes Wild!

24 Oct


Are you ready for this? We’ve taken 4 of each style of your beloved Blackwing Pencils, and bundled them into one 12 pencil Super Variety Pack. It’s a genius idea that is exclusive to European Paper, so you can only shop them here »

For a limited time, to celebrate the new super pack, you can grab Blackwing erasers and sharpeners and save 20% off! Use code SUPER20 at checkout. Hurry, this offer expires 10/29!

P.S. – The Blackwing Super Pack makes a great gift!

New! Limited Edition Stealth Lamy Al-Star Fountain Pen

28 Aug

european-paper-blog-al-star-limited-editionIntroducing the stealthy All Black Al-Star!  Now, you know we’re in love with Lamy, but let us show you why we’re so excited about this Limited Edition matte black beauty: the black wire clip, black enamel lacquer nib, the smoky translucent grip that looks sleek and chic paired with the black aluminum body. This pen is great for fountain pen aficionados and newbies alike, and—can we just say—if James Bond needed a new exploding pen, we wouldn’t be surprised if Q presented him with a Lamy Al-Star. This pen is simply that cool. Shop the Limited Edition LAMY Al-Star »

How Low Does Your Blackwing Go?

20 Aug


RhodiaDrive featured this Blackwing enthusiast’s snapshot of his Blackwing 602 pencil during the index card stages of writing his manuscript. We’ve never seen a Blackwing nib this low, but we completely understand! If we could jot the picture : you fall in love with Blackwing, the mighty pencils bring your dreams to life on exquisite paper (like Rhodia), all the while performing brilliantly, even down to their ferrules – of course want to keep them around for as long as you can! We paper geeks at European Paper absolutely know the love you feel.

Here’s the comment from writer Aaron Delcourt :

“I use my Blackwings for writing my manuscripts. I write all of my manuscripts on standard sized index cards in pencil [...] The pencil in the photo was sharpened with a box cutter towards the end, and believe it or not I actually used it until it was unsharpenable.”

Which Blackwing is your fave? Do you pair it with Rhodia? Shop the Legends : Blackwing 602 at European PaperBlackwing Pearl Pencils at European PaperBlackwing Soft Graphite Pencils at European Paper

Save 10% on All Fisher Pens

1 Aug

Save on Fisher Pens for a limited time! Take 10% off using the coupon code FISHER10 at checkout. Enjoy! Shop All Fisher Pens »

Monochromatic Mainstays

16 Jul


Minimalist? Here’s a collection you can rejoice in. Everyday tools that are brilliant in luster and function, slick in black and white hues, understated – yet refined. We’ll even keep this post simple – knowing you’d appreciate it.

Shop :

1. Cavallini Photo Corner Tin »
2. Cavallini Clipiola Italian Paper Clips »
3. Moleskine Light Metal Click Ball Pen »
4. Original Crown Mill Silk Tissue Note Cards in Grey »
5. Fisher Classic Bullet Space Pens »
6. Leuchtturm Linen Pocket Hard Cover Notebook (3.5 x 6) »
7. Rhodia A3+ dotPad (16.5 x 12.5) »
8. Moleskine Laptop Cases »
9. Cretacolor Black Tin Box Drawing Charcoal & Pencil Set (Set of 20) »
10. Blackwing Pencils »

Made in the USA : Our Favorite American Stationery, Journals, & More

1 Jul

FIELD NOTES | Chicago, Illinois
Enjoy America the beautiful under her spacious skies! Get outside and take your Field Notes with you to record your findings.
Shop Field Notes »

BROOKFIELD   |  New England
The beauty and the subtlety of the hand mixed
colors, the fine vellum finish of each card, and the supreme attention to detail with each hand printed design make these an American classic.
Shop Brookfield »

all-weather paper
COAST to rainy COAST
RITE IN THE RAIN  | Tacoma, Washington
Designed to address the needs of logging industry workers in the Pacific Northwest, the new paper technology soon became popular for outdoor professionals and enthusiasts around the United States.
Shop Rite in the Rain »

Antietam Red, Baystate blue, & many more…
NOODLER’S INK  |  Fayetteville, Georgia
One hundred percent made in the US, Noodler’s inks are very saturated, giving you a rich,
clean line as you write, and as an added bonus, there is less feathering and bleedthrough.
Shop Noodler’s Ink »

best selling
QUO VADIS  |  Hamburg, New York
With the aim to keep you organized, all Quo Vadis Planners have acid-free and pH neutral paper, plus tear-off corners to open directly to the week in progress.
Shop Quo Vadis Academic Planners »

LAMY PENS  |  Wilton, Conneticut
Environmentally friendly, Fisher Pens were designed for space and are guaranteed to perform in temperatures from -30 to +250 degrees F, underwater, in zero gravity, in elevations up to 12,500 feet, and at any angle.
Shop Fisher Pens »

STILLMAN & BIRN  | Fairfield, New Jersey
Offering both hardbound and spiralbound sketchbooks with archival-grade paper, Stillman & Birn sketchbooks are your platform for expression in either dry or wet media.
Shop Stillman & Birn »

Mudlark Papers | Bolingbrook, Illinois
Mudlark stationery is made with recycled materials and soy inks. The fun, happy designs of the boxed stationery are beautiful and inspiring, and great for everything! Thank yous, hellos, wish you were here, the list goes on. Enjoy the cards and then keep mementos in the beautiful box when they’re all gone.
Shop Mudlark Stationery »

Customer & Staff Faves

19 Jun

Ever wonder what it’s like behind the scenes at European Paper? If you zoomed through our office and caught a quick glimpse of our work spaces, you’d find several of the above in each deskscape. We’re paper geeks for sure, but the best part is that our customers love the same products we do! These 8 brands are our most-loved top sellers. Try them and you’ll see why we get so excited to open a fresh notebook, sharpen a Blackwing, or post a new pen…

1. Blackwing Pencils »
2. Rhodia Notepads »
3. Rite in the Rain »
4. LAMY Pens »
5. Clipiola Italian Paper Clips »
6. Fisher Space Pens »
7. Leuchtturm Journals »
8. Evernote Smart Notebook » – And anything else from Moleskine »

Beautiful and Brand New: Blackwing Pearl Pencil!

15 May

Blackwing Pearl Graphite Pencils (12 ct.) - Just in at!

Be one of the first to grab the brand new Palomino Blackwing Pearl Graphite Pencils! This latest addition to the Blackwing family of pencils and notebooks is the perfect middle-child pencil as its graphite core is softer than the Palomino Blackwing 602 Pencils, but harder than the Palomino Blackwing Pencils.

Plus, the unique pearl white finish with black lettering on the sides makes for a strikingly beautiful pencil that you’ll never want to put down. Available in a box of 12 pearly pencils, pick up the Blackwing Pearl Pencil on today!

Monday Notebook, Pen, & Ink Review Round-up

13 May

Notebook/Planner Reviews

Gourmet Pens: Review: @Exaclair G. Lalo Verge de France A5 Tablet – Blue

EdJelley: Clairefontaine Classic Notebook – Handwritten Review

These Beautiful Pens: More Paper Love: Le Typographe Writing Pad & Journal

Ink of me Fondly: Rhodia No.11 Notepad

Notebook Stories: Review: Piccadilly Softcover Notebook

Pens, Paper, Inks, Whatever: Clairefontaine Back to Basics 1951

Rants of the Archer: Review: Unlimited Notebook by Rhodia

Pen/Pencil Reviews

Comfortable Shoes Studio: Review: Palomino Blackwing Pencils

Well Appointed Desk: Ticonderoga Sensematic Mechanical Pencil  and Vintage Parker 21 Review

Ink of me Fondly: Lamy Raspberry Al-Star with J. Herbin Rouge Opera

Pencil Revolution: Review of Palomino Blackwing 602

Built from Ink and Tea: The Grand TWSBI Review – Part 2. A Review of the TWSBI Diamond 530 Fountain Pen

EdJelley: Lamy 2000 Fountain Pen – Handwritten Review

Pentorium: TWSBI VAC 700: Unboxing, First Impressions, and Writing Test! (Video) and TWSBI VAC 700 Long-term Review

On Fountain Pens: Review: Platinum Pocket Pen – from the 1970s!

Ink Reviews

EdJelley: J. Herbin – Terre de Feu – Handwritten Review

Ink of me Fondly: Tchaikovsky – De Atramentis Ink Review

Inkdependence: De Atramentis Moss Green and Noodler’s Gruene Cactus Eel

Inked Up & Happy: Requested review: Iroshizuku´s Ku-Jaku

FPGeeks: Inkcyclopedia: Cross Blue

Built from Ink & Tea: Review of Noodler’s Nightshade Ink

PenInkCillin: Private Reserve Invincible Aqua Blue


Have a review you’d like included in the round-up? Post the link and title in the comments and we’ll add it here! Note that our comments are moderated, so if it doesn’t show immediately we’ll get to it soon.


New Colors of the Fisher Space Pens Just Landed!

1 May

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Introducing the TWSBI Vac 700 Fountain Pen

10 Apr

Just in to TWSBI Vac 700 Fountain Pen and Fountain Pen Nibs

We’re so excited to add TWSBI to! We’ve started with an edited selection of the intriguing writing instrument brand, including the TWSBI Vac 700 Fountain Pen, TWSBI Fountain Pen Nibs, and TWSBI Precision Ballpoint Pen. And we’ll soon be adding many more TWSBI pens and writing accessories!

Read TWSBI’s brand story on our blog here, and check out all TWSBI writing products on our site here!

TWSBI: Intertwining Chinese Culture and Writing Instruments

8 Apr

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With over 40 years of experience in manufacturing (originally as Ta Shin Precision; TWSBI was launched as a separate brand only in 2009), the TWSBI brand recaptures the romantic flair of past art and literature within its modern-day design. Relying heavily on customer feedback to tweak each product to perfection, TWSBI manufactures fountain pens, mechanical pencils, ballpoint pens, fountain pen ink bottles, among others.

Based in Taiwan, TWSBI’s roots as Ta Shin Precision are as an OEM (original equipment manufacturer) for other global companies. Philip Wang branched out with the brand name TWSBI in 2009 and it quickly evolved to encompass a smattering of fine writing instruments and accessories. TWSBI holds high standards for the quality industrial design found in their fountain pens, but they also work hard to offer their products at lower prices so more people have access to them.

When TWSBI says they want to hear your feedback on their products, they mean it. Read the story of how TWSBI launched their first product (the Diamond 530) complete with testers and feedback here on Fountain Pen Network. And here’s the result, direct from TWSBI’s man-in-charge, Philip Wang:

“The result was the TWSBI Diamond 530, a classic fountain pen with a piston ink-filling system.  By fusing the traditional mechanisms of the fountain pen with a modern industrial design, we have created an eye-catching fountain pen that is simultaneously appreciative of the past and relevant in the present.”

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Not only is TWSBI’s direct customer service via online channels incredibly quick and valuable, TWSBI has another factor that makes it unique. TWSBI includes a manual with each fountain pen instructing you how to disassemble the entire pen and put it all back together. In our fast-paced world and grab-and-go products, TWSBI encourages the avid fountain pen user to slow down, take some time, and enjoy the process of getting to know TWSBI fountain pens inside and out, literally.

Of course, we would be remiss to not answer the most frequent question about TWSBI: what does TWSBI stand for?

Intricate and encompassing the past and present yet again, TWSBI’s name has an interesting story. It’s best to hear from the source, as TWSBI says: “TWSBI’s name stands for the phrase “Hall of Three Cultures” or “San Wen Tong” in Chinese. The character “Wen” translates into language and culture. The phrase “San Wen Tong” also brings to mind the Hall of the Three Rare Treasures created by Emperor Qianlong as a memorial to three great masterpieces of Chinese calligraphy. The initials of the phrase “San Wen Tong” was reversed and thus turned into “TWS”. The last letters “Bi” was added with its literal meaning of “writing instruments”. Thus combining the two segments, creating TWSBI.”

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