Paper Mate started life in 1949 as a brand created in the USA by the Frawley Pen Company and soon became renowned for their revolutionary quick-drying ink. Over the next 50 years, Paper Mate pens, with their unmistakable two hearts logo, have become firm favourites of both school children and adults. The Paper Mate Flair nylon tipped pen was first introduced in the 1960s. Its nylon tip provides a unique writing experience and it is still as popular now as it was when it was first launched. Paper Mate’s reputation for smooth writing ink pens continues today. The Paper Mate Inkjoy range of ballpoint pens has become extremely popular with schools for both teachers and school children alike. These have an ultra-low viscosity ink and an optimised tip that provides an ultra-smooth writing experience. Inkjoy pens are available in a range of vibrant ink colours, with their green and purple pens being particular favourites of teachers and the children writing in blue and annotating their work in orange. Paper Mate introduced the world’s first erasable pen way back in 1979, long before Pilot ever thought of the Frixion pen. The latest Paper Mate erasable pen is the Paper Mate Replay Max which is available in four ink colours. Nearly every office in the UK will have Paper Mate FlexGrip pens on their desks and if they don’t, they should have. FlexGrip pens are superb value for money with a rubberised barrel and a grooved grip area that is combined with smooth-writing Lubriglide ink.