With the scent of sun lotion on your skin and sand on your toes feeling like a distant memory, the summer holidays are over far too quickly and it’s suddenly time to go back to school.
Being prepared is half the battle and now is the ideal time to update your pencil case contents with new pens and pencils. Whether it’s for practising cursive writing or revising for the all-important exams; we have selected our top 5 items to cover your back to school stationery needs.
1. Z-Grip Smooth pen
For day to day note-taking, speed is of the essence. Our Z-Grip Smooth pen zips across the page with its super smooth low viscosity ink for an effortless writing experience. It has a comfort grip and is available in either classic colours or funkier colours for the more flamboyant student!
2. Z-Grip Erasable Pen
This pen is a lifesaver for students scribbling class notes. Any mistakes can quickly be erased and then written over.
Available in black or blue ink and with a precise 0.7mm point size, the Z-Grip Erasable Pen is a new entry into our 2017 back to school stationery range. Its newly developed gel ink that can be erased away with the conveniently placed rubber tip on the cap of the pen.
3. Sarasa Gel Pen
Our Sarasa Clip Gel Pens are available in a fantastic selection of colours- black, blue, red, green, violet, pink and even gold and silver. The different colours can be used to create revision timetables, highlighting different days, times and subjects. The original Sarasa gel pen is perfect for right and left handers alike, due to the rapid dry ink which dries in less than one second, so no more smudges! The Sarasa Clip variant has waterproof ink, a sprung binder clip and are refillable. Great for adding colour and interest to graphs and diagrams.
4. Super Marble Pen
Back by popular demand is our Super Marble Pen. Acid free and of archival quality, they have an 0.8mm point size. This limited edition is only available for back to school 2017. With three blended colours creating a marble effect, they’re great fun and can be used for a variety of tasks; from doodling to experimenting with homework or just for fun- let your imagination run wild!
5. School Selection Pack
Having a hard time making a decision? Our School Selection Pack is the answer. This fantastic pack contains all your school essentials including two black Z-Grip smooth ballpoint pens, two low viscosity ink Ola ballpoint pens (in black and blue), our bestselling Z-Grip mechanical pencil and a yellow Arbez highlighter.
Despite technology playing a large part in today’s schools, writing skills remain an essential part of school life. Having the right stationery could not be more important. Students are still required to take notes in lessons and provide handwritten homework in most of their subjects. They also use pen and paper to work through their thought processes, including mind mapping, written tests and old fashioned workbooks.
As leading UK pen manufacturers we want to provide easy to use and comfortable writing equipment, which can improve neatness and clarity of students’ writing. It can make writing a more pleasurable experience, even for the more reluctant students.
The colour of stationery also plays a really important role in note taking and revision. With tests and exams happening throughout the school year, colour can inject life and vibrancy into schoolwork. But more significantly it is helpful to use colour coding for key themes as it assists the brain in retaining information more efficiently. Colour-coded revision means important facts are more effectively processed and remembered.
Back to school preparations couldn’t be simpler. From geography to maths, doodles to revision, we have got your back to school stationery covered.