Category Archives: Dictionary of Stationery

A-Z Of M&G Stationery: M – Marker Pens

MG-2130 permanent double marker-fan

History The history of permanent markers goes right back to the early 1900s. The first patent was by Lee W. Newman. However you have to go forward to the mid 1950s for anything relating to a modern version. It was Sidney Rosenthal who put a felt tip on the end of a small bottle of […]

A-Z Of M&G Stationery: L – Line Widths!

Calligraphy Marker Set

Ball Pens The size of a line by a ballpoint pen, is factored by the size of the ballpoint. Essentially there two common sizes. These are the 0.7 mm and the 1 mm. There are fine versions too a 0.5 mm and even a 0.1 mm. However easily the most common are the 0.7 mm […]

A-Z Of M&G Stationery: H – Highlighters

AHM23972 M Lighter highlighter.

Everyone loves a highlighter right? Well may be so now, but it wasn’t the case in the beginning. History A type of highlighter first appeared in the middle of the 1950s, but it wasn’t until early 1960s that manufacturing started. The early pens were a water based ink in a pen with a felt nib. […]

A-Z Of M&G Stationery: A – Adhesives – The USTiC Glue Sticks

Glue stick 21g Retail Pack ASG97125

This is the first post in a new series we are doing, to show the range of product available. The series is called the A-Z of M&G Stationery! We have multiple products for some letters, but we will focus on one each time allowing us to rotate the alphabet with different posts each time. As […]