Pentel is a Japanese pen manufacturer that was founded in 1946 as The Japan Stationery Co., Ltd. Pentel have led the way for innovation and design in the pen industry, being the first company to make an acrylic fibre tipped pen in the 1960s. They are also credited with making the world's first rollerball pen - the iconic green-barrelled Ball Pentel. They are renowned for their super smooth EnerGel gel pens which use revolutionary quick-drying technology to avoid smudges (this makes it a popular choice among left-handers). One of our most popular Pentel pens is the classic Sign Pen; perfect for graphics and illustrations. Pentel are also widely regarded as the finest manufacturer of mechanical pencils and pencil lead in the world. We stock over 40 of their high-quality mechanical pencils in a range of different lead diameters; from 0.3mm to 0.9mm. Pentel also boast an extensive range of marker pens; from permanent markers, to whiteboard markers, to chalk markers, to paint markers, they have a pen for just about every situation. If one of your Pentel pens or mechanical pencils has run out then be sure to check out our collection of Pentel ink refills and pencil leads, we'll have you scribbling away again in no time!