John Winstanley started Blots Pen & Ink Supplies in 1993 having become disillusioned working for large companies and having all his best ideas presented as someone else's. At first we printed and posted paper catalogues until in 1999 www.blotspens.co.uk
emerged into what was then the early stirrings of e-commerce. Our aim was to offer a wide range of calligraphy pens and inks, a swift delivery and, if anything went wrong to sort it out quickly and without quibble. Today a paper catalogue is no longer printed and the nearly all transactions are online with payment by card or PayPal.
Along the way we started production of an affordable Iron Gall Ink, a ruling template, an acrylic pen & brush rest, wooden penholders and a range of dinky dips and bottle-steadies.
We stock pens from most of the current major manufacturers:- William Mitchell, Brause, Speedball, Leonardt & Manuscript as well as as the ever popular Pilot Parallel Pens. We hold a range of inks from the classic Higgins Eternal to the Ziller Inks which are gaining in popularity in the UK amongst those who have tried them. We try to hold good stocks so that posting is often on the same day. Help and advice is only a phone call away.