We Won! LEGO Stationery 2.0 Wins Two Awards

It was so good to meet so many of our customers new and existing at the London Stationery Show 2022 last week! If you popped by our stand - thank you! If you missed out this year then it's not too late to Contact Us and speak to one of our team for all the latest fountain pen newness and more. A really good few days at the show were rounded off with being awarded Stationery Matters Winners in two categories as follows:


1) LEGO Colour Pencil 12 Pcs with Topper - Licenced Stationery Product of the Year

2) LEGO 2.0 Convertible Ruler with Mini Figure - Novelty Stationery Product of the Year

LEGO peaked so much interest at the show and we were delighted to be awarded winners. If you'd like to know more about the LEGO range then Contact Us now!

[May 22]

Wonder of the Pen World - Arizona Sunset

Introducing; Visconti's NEW Arizona Sunset in the ever-collectable Homo Sapiens range. Visconti has created a pen with a show stopping design that captures the natural tones of the Arizona sunset. 

The contrasting colours on the acylic pen body are an eye catching representation of the sun setting over the Grand Canyon. Look closer and the iconic barell has a transparent quality that captures the inner body of Visconti's luxurious Homo Sapiens design. 

Of course Visconti have fitted all the features that we know and love about the Homo Sapiens range including; the famous Ponte Vecchio clip, paladium plated nib, power filler double resevoir and the oh-so satisfying hook safe lock and closure mechanism. It really is a wonder how Visconti continually create show-stopping designs!

To add Visconti's Homo Sapiens Arizona Sunset to your store Contact Us now!

[May 22]

Diplomat : Celebrating a Century of Fine Writing Craftsmanship

Diplomat are celebrating 100 years in the pen industry this year! Happy Centenary Year Diplomat!!! 

We absolutely love Diplomat Pens, offering a wonderful collection of fine writing instruments that have been honed over the past 100 years and continue to push the boundaries of innovation in the 21st Century. 

2022 has seen Diplomat's release of the new ELOX in a striking blue design that will undoubtedbly be adorning many pen enthusiast's hands this year. You will also find the re-release of Diplomat's 2021's Bauhaus edition which is a fascinating design reminiscent of the Bauhaus movement that took place in Germany around the same period as Diplomat's inception.

Happy Birthday Diplomat! We can't wait to see what is next...

Contact Us to find out more abour Diplomat's range.

[May 22]

LEGO Stationery Selected as Award Finalists

We are delighted to announce that three of our Lego Stationery Products have been selected as Stationery Matters Award Finalists across three categories as below:

1) Lego Colour Pencil 12 Pcs with Topper - selected as a finalist in the Licensed stationery product of the year category.

2) Lego Locking Notebook Red - selected as a finalist in the Notebook/Journal of the year category.

3) Lego 2.0 Convertible Ruler with Minifigure - selected as a finalist in the Novelty stationery product of the year category

Winners in each of these categories will be announced on the 17th of May 2022 at the London Stationery Show. We hope to see you there! And in the meantime for more information on Lego's Iconic Stationery range Contact Us to find out more.


A NEW Visconti Demonstrator with a Difference!

The iconic Opera Master returns to the Visconti collection in a version inspired by the mysterious ice deserts of Antarctica. A beautiful contrast of colours between white and blue are depicted in the Opera Master Demo Antarctica. A Visconti Demonstrator pen with a stunning design powerfully detailing the beauty of the natural world.

To see this beautiful Limited Edition fountain pen for yourself then stop by our stand at The London Stationery Show 2022! You won't want to miss it! 

Contact Us to find out more about Visconti's new releases for 2022. 

[April 22]


Contact our Team to Book a Meeting - Or just pop by our stand!

We are excited to announce that we will be exhibiting at The London Stationery Show 2022. It's been a while! We cannot wait to see you and introduce a load of newness across our favourite stationery brands. 

Check out for yourself our NEW and impressive Lego Stationery range with embedded Lego brick technology. We have the recent addition of trendy Italian pen brand Campo Marzio with a fun and bold colour palette. As well as newness in our own Manuscript Calligraphy range and across our luxury pen brands. 

Contact Us to book an appointment or just pop by our stand. See you there! 

Manuscript Team

[April 22]

A Brand for Every Coffee Table. To be played. To be displayed.

When it comes to fun and functional, Printworks know the deal! A stylish lifestyle brand from Stockholm, Sweden, with an enviable collection of games and puzzles that will bring a touch of class to any coffee table!

For 2022, Printworks has created a special edition of Printwork's Classic Chess - now in a spectacular cloud design. The pieces and board are made of wood and a thin layer of acrylic is mounted on the board’s surface giving the pieces an effective reflection. The box is made of high quality art paper with a printed cloud formation and a foil stamp in navy and white - destined to look great whichever room you accessorise!

Contact Us to explore Printworks games, puzzles and more to your store! See the new 2022 catalogue here

[March 22]

Matt Black UR Avatar - New Colourways by Pineider.

Avatar Matt Black just got a refresh. The popular glueless Fountain Pen by Pineider is a thing of understated sophistication and style. With stunning black trims the Avatar Matt black is available in a range of colourways including; Ice blue, Mint, Strawberry, Green, Cherry and beautiful Stone (as shown.) Roller, Ballpoint or Fountain Pen - whichever you prefer there is Pineider Matt Black Ultra Resin Avatar for you. 

Pineider know how to create a pen that hits all the marks from exacting design, creative flair and with the attention to detail, engineering a beautiful fine writing instrument. From the Florentine skyline that adornes the cap band, to the jet black quill clip or the precisely engineered nib - this Pineider fountain pen range has it all! 

Contact Us to add Pineider's NEW Avatar colours to your collection for 2022! Don't miss out. 

[March 22]

Elegant Hyperboloid Fountain Pen Inkwell by Visconti

The new version of the Visconti Fountain Pen Glass Inkwell evokes stability and elegance - a new launch for the revered Italian pen designer Visconti. The hyperboloid shape widens at the top for a large and convenient surface for using with a fountain pen. Inside the cap sits a cylinder that has been expertly designed to collect the necessary amount of ink for refilling and is protected by a large cap, which matches the colour of the ink - function and elegance always by Visconti.  

Contact Us to add Visconti's NEW Fountain Pen Glass Inkwell to your store. Available in black ink, blue ink, red ink, green ink, turquoise ink and sepia ink. 

[March 22]

New Monteverde Regatta with REAL Mother of Pearl

The new Monteverde Mother of Pearl Regatta limited edition pen models capture the natural beauty of Mother of Pearl. Featuring real Mother of Pearl cultured in the lagoons of Tahiti and Australia - Monteverde's new Mother of Pearl Regatta fountain pen and rollerball pen collection includes four new colourways. Available in either beautiful iridescent black or white and complemented with a trim of either rose gold or gunmetal. 

Mother of Pearl is a smooth shining natural wonder of the sea and is said to have both healing and calming properties. Enjoy the wonderous beauty of this new fountain pen collection by Monteverde. It's a limited edition so hurry quickly!

Contact Us to add Monteverde's Regatta Fountain Pen to your store.

[March 22]

'Black has more shades than any other colour'  

Fabrizio Caramagna once said 'black has more shades than any other colour.' It is of course true when you experience Visconti's beautiful black Divina Matte fountain pen. Newness for 2022 by the iconic italian pen design house, Visconti. Twist the pen in your hand to discover for yourself the wonders of the shades of black. 

For this collection Visconti started with an iconic design and placed it in a contemporary context. The bold matte black design gives the Divina a mysterious and rebellious character. A beautiful addition for any pen enthusiast or as a luxury gift for yourself or someone special. 

Contact Us to add Visconti's Divina Fountain Pen to your store.

[February 22]

Life is a Journey by Printworks: New Photo Albums Coming Soon!

Printworks has released some new and bold designs to their Photo Album Collection for 2022. Including; Life is a Journey, Life in Pictures and Life in Harmony. Designed to grace coffee tables up and down the country the Coffee Table Photo Albums are a lovely solution to keep all those pictures to hand. Stop scrolling through your phone reel to find those loved pictures and instead capture your favourite memories with a Printworks Coffee Table Photo Album. Great addition for those wanting a photo album with style. Create a talking point with all your favourite memories to share with those you love. 

Contact Us to add Printworks Collection to your store.

[February 22]

A Harmonious Design encompassing Endura and Deco Crest by Conklin

Introducing .... Endura Deco Crest™ by Conklin. The collection is available in three gorgeous colours (blue, black and orange) with three finishes (rose gold, chrome and gunmetal). Crafted from hand-made European high-grade, hand-turned and hand-polished resin, accented with metal filigree detail overlay. The barrel brilliantly reflects light off of its surface, enhancing the stunning colours. 

The first Deco Crest™ pens were manufactured by Conklin Pen Company back in 1905. Through the years the Deco Crest™ kept its place in Conklin’s collection by virtue of its beauty and durability. The Conklin Pen Company, originally released the ever successful Endura in 1924 and the Endura line continued to expand and grow. 

Contact Us to add Conklin's Endura Deco Crest to your store.

[February 22]

Visconti Launch Two New Colours in the Homo Sapiens Demo Stones Collection

Once again, this year Visconti has selected two gems to embellish the Homo Sapiens Demo Stones Collection. Mandarin Garnet and Purple Amethyst are the new colours in the ever popular Homo Sapiens range. Each Visconti Homo Sapiens Demo Stones pen is designed, manufactured and polished in Visconti’s Florentine workshop. The barrel and cap in fine acrylic resin are carefully hand polished, both inside and out with special felt tools - a process that requires the most experienced Visconti craftsmanship.

The new colours in the much loved Homo Sapiens collection are available in both fountain pen and roller ball, with a hook safe lock and all the luxury associated with the Visconti name.

Contact Us to add Visconti Homo Sapiens to your store.

[January 22]

Manuscript Brands Builds Portfolio with new Lego Stationery Products

Manuscript Brands has been selected as the Exclusive UK Distributor of a new range of exciting Lego Stationery products – adding a global brand to a carefully selected existing product portfolio.

Lego 2.0 is the new generation of Lego stationery that features everything you would expect from the iconic brand including its hallmark brick-based technology. With Lego’s universal appeal, Lego 2.0 has been cleverly branded without a specific theme, expanding its popularity to a wide variety of age groups.

The extensive range of Lego 2.0 products includes notebooks, gel pens, coloured pencils and highlighters which easily stack and build offering creative and easy storage. The convertible ruler, mechanical pencil, hard pencil case and some gel pen sets and are packaged with a traditional Lego minifigure and showcase the revered clipping technology Lego has made famous worldwide. [Continued.. Click here to read the full press release.] 

Contact Us to find out more about the Lego stationery collection.

[January 22]


Manuscript Brands say ‘Ciao’ to New Italian range Campo Marzio

Manuscript Brands has been selected as the UK Distributor of stylish Italian brand Campo Marzio based in Rome.

Featuring on-trend writing instruments and accessories, the Campo Marzio Collection offers a contemporary feel with bold vibrant colours and the kind of elegance and class you would expect from an Italian product.

Founded in Rome in 1933, Campo Marzio has been creating stationery and accessories for nearly a century. Campo Marzio has extended its collection to the UK Market offering a beautiful and affordable collection of writing instruments, stylishly packaged in Campo Marzio's bold colour palette.

Contact Us to find out more about the Campo Marzio collection.

[January 22]


Karin's Pigment DecoBrush recieves a Highly Commended Award

Karin's Pigment DecoBrush Markers received recognition at the Craft Business Awards this month in the 'Best New Products' Category. Launched by Karin in 2021, Pigment DecoBrush markers with blendable technology, recieved a 'Highly Commended' award at the prestigious event. 

Now in its 16th year, the Craft Business Awards recognises emerging and big craft brands in the crafting industry. This year, nine Elite Industry Categories including Champion Brand and Product of the Year were judged by a panel of celebrities and industry professionals, with the finalists announced on 9 December 2021.

Manuscript Brands are proud to represent Karin here in the UK and this award is testament to Karin's exceptional detail, producing beautiful pens for both beginners and professionals alike. 

To explore our Karin portfolio find out more here.

[December 21]

New jewel - NOVANTA by Pininfarina

Pininfarina NOVANTA is made entirely in Italy. We'll repeat that. The Pininfarina NOVANTA fountain pen is made entirely in Italy. An incredible accolade for the Pininfarina Segno design house. 

Using high precision micromechanic techniques, Pininfarina has created 'the perfect balance between style and function.' Once again pushing the boundaries of pen design where history and innovation collide to form a futuristic pen model. 

With a calibrated nib, Novanta ensures high performance writing in all atmospheric conditions. Crafted with an aluminium body, the new Novanta fountain pen is without doubt very distinct in its shape and form and is available in three different colourways. 

Ask our team for details.

[November 21]

Yookers Launch new Gaia collection 

Yookers have added to their popular Gaia range with three new colourways including red, black and blue marbled resins.

With clip detail and a partly transparent barrel it is an interesting design. Gaia doesn't disappoint with its smooth writing abilities. A fibre tip that can be exchanged with different tip widths to be used for precision drawing and writing. Using standard international ink cartridges Gaia has so many possibilities for creatives. A fibre tip pen that has a rainbow of ink colours available - a truly revolutionary design by Yookers. 

Ask our team for details.

[November 21]

Gift Ideas by Diplomat

Diplomat has launched a new Gift box collection. Elevating their much loved Aero and Excellence pen models and creating a stunning gift box with the addition of ink and a leather pen case.

The collection features an array of 6 different coloursways in Aero and 5 Excellence colour options. Each pen sits on a grey base with a Diplomat Octopus Ink coordinated with the pen body. Adding a touch of luxury and style is the single pen leather pouch which offers a keepsake case for pen enthusiasts everywhere. 

Style your retail counter with Diplomat Gift Boxes this Christmas.

Ask our team for details.

[November 21]

New release by Visconti ... Ember

Limited edition Ember. A new launch in the ever popular Homo Sapiens range... Ember is the latest stunning edition. A collector's piece for sure. 

Inspired by the natural spectacle of volcanic eruption comes a beautiful writing instrument by the revered Visconti. Ember is reminiscent of nature's power. With intertwining copper and carbon threads, Ember recalls the luminosity and dynamism of magma in its liquid state. A powerful design from Visconti. 

Add to your store. Just ask our team for more details. 

[October 21]

GrafeeX... Write More

We love Pininfarina's GrafeeX stylus and now launched for 2021 is Pininfarina's latest GrafeeX edition...the GrafeeX Ballpoint. 

First up; the GrafeeX pencils are an innovative product which utilises a revolutionary sintering process of single graphite particles, the GrafeeX Pencil (RRP: £20.00) transforms the concept of the traditional pencil. Resulting in a stylus that requires no lead or ink to write - offering a sustainable solution to writing by the renowned Pininfarina. 

And now launching for 2021 is the GrafeeX Ballpoint. The same minimalist sleek design as the GrafeeX pencil but also as an ink edition. 

Ask our team to stock these innovative writing instruments by Pininfarina.

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[October 21]

The Lionheart Tales has been shortlisted for an Award!

Our children's stationery brand 'The Lionheart Tales' has been nominated for a television award. 'Tummy Flutter Byes' (the first episode of four) features Benji elephant and his friends on an adventure to find his courage. 

To see more episodes in the series visit Explore the range of children's products that have been carefully designed to inspire children to put pencil (and pen) to paper and let your imagination run wild.

The RTS Midlands Award has shortlisted the first episode of The Lionheart Tales - 'Tummy Flutter Byes.' Winners will be announced on the evening on the 21st of November 2021 - World Television Day. 

Wish us luck!


Happy National Stationery Week

We are proud to be the official sponsors of National Stationery Week which has always been about writing. Something we've been doing for generations. At Manuscript Brands, we want to encourage people all over the world to not only talk about their favourite pens, pencils, notebooks...but to get people picking up their pens and grabbing a piece of paper and to begin writing. 

For 2021, Manuscript brands will be celebrating National Stationery Week by shining a light on lots of our favourite distribution brands with 'Seven Days of Stationery. ' From Monday 4th of October 2021 to Sunday 10th of October, each day will feature a key theme. Get involved each day with a series of social media hashtags to share the stationery buzz that co-incides with Manuscript Brands exhibiting at the London Stationery Show. Here are the key dates and themes for your diary: 

Monday 4th October - Make a Note Day - #makeanoteday / Tuesday 5th October - Express Yourself - #expressyourself / Wednesday 6th October - Get Creative - #getcreative / Thursday 7th October - Pen & Pencil Day - #penandpencilday / Friday 8th October - Place for Everything - #placeforeverything / Saturday 9th October - Shop Stationery Saturday - #shopstationerysaturday / Sunday 10th October - Stationery Sunday - #stationerysunday


We're Exhibiting!!! 

Manuscript Brands are excited to announce that we will be exhibiting at The London Stationery Show 2021. We will be showcasing all our favourite distribution brands inlcuding; Conklin, Centropen, Diplomat, Karin, Koh-I-Noor, Lionheart, Manuscript, Monteverde, Original Crown Mill, Pineider, Pininfarina, Printworks, Visconti, Pennline and Yookers. 

The London Stationery Show will be held at the Business Design Center in London, UK and our team will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. Find us at Stand M315 on Tuesday the 5th and Wednesday the 6th of October 2021 to learn more about these fantastic brands. 

We look forward to seeing you there.

Manuscript Brands  

[September 2021]

Step-By-Step Process to Create Watercolour Postcard

Step-By-Step Process to Create Watercolour Postcard

We asked our Artist of the Month Gabriela Gomez to create a new step-by-step watercolour and lettering tutorial for you all and she did not disappoint! She has put together this fun tutorial which uses two different artistic mediums, calligraphy and watercolour blending. Follow her steps below and create your very own masterpiece! Choose your own colours of choice and you can use this technique for creating any wording to your piece of artwork. We went with 'Love' because we there is never too much to go around! So, what are you waiting for? Get your brush pens ready and lets go! ...
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November's Artist of the Month... Gabriela Gomez

November's Artist of the Month... Gabriela Gomez

Manuscript are proud to announce it's latest Artist of the Month - Gabriela Gomez! A Planner by day, Gabriela was introduced to calligraphy one year ago but fell in love with art from a young age. We spoke to her to find out all about her creative journey so far, read more below... 

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Manuscript are delighted to announce another change of colour to the business, proudly becoming the sole UK & Ireland distribution team for world renowned Chameleon Art Products. ...
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Leading stationery brand, Manuscript Pen Company has extended its popular early learners writing and colouring range, The Lionheart Collection, with new products for budding young artists of all ages. ...
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With so many people forced apart due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, it is now more important than ever to keep connected with loved ones. Sometimes, the simplest messages can mean so much to others in challenging times, that’s why we’d like to encourage as many people as possible to get involved in our #SaySomethingSpecial campaign. ...
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Manuscript Pen Company is proud to announce the acquisition of multiple award winning Distributor, Lime Stationery & Art, and its subsidiaries in the UK. The world’s largest calligraphy brand has grown extensively over the last five years in the global market. By adding in UK Brand Distribution it will give Manuscript more diversity, strength in the domestic market and ability to grow as a business. ...
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