The London Graphic Centre

Whilst online recently I came across a fantastic website called the “London Graphic Centre” which is a stationery addicts dream. I was blown away with their huge array of stationery and art products, all of which are of the best quality and the site itself is super intuitive and easy to navigate. It turns out they have been in business since 1973 and have a large shop in Covent Garden, London. The fact this company has been going for over 40 years speaks volumes to just how good their products and customer service really are.

The London Graphic Centre sent me a great selection of stationery to review, below is just a few that really stood out for me.
MOLESKINE CAHIERS NOTEBOOK (RULED)

This pack of 3 Moleskine ruled notebooks are quite frankly incredible. They are perfectly pocket sized, feel great to the touch and like everything Moleskine, made to the highest standards, from the soft cover to the beautiful paper inside. The great thing is, the London Graphic Centre also sell a huge range of other Moleskine notebooks for you to choose from. See full product info below…

“Moleskine Cahiers Pocket Notebooks Pack of 3 Soft Cover Buff

Molekine Notebooks, the journals that evolved from a legendary notebook.

This version of the basic, yet classic ruled journal notebook is a stylish travel companion, perfect for writings, thoughts and passing notes.

Like its best selling counterpart, it has a cardboard bound cover with rounded corners, acid free paper, and an expandable inner pocket that contains the Moleskine history.

. 64 lined Pages
. last 16 sheets detachable, 9x14cm -3 ? x 5 ? inches
. acid free paper
. inner pocket
. Soft light, fits every pocket. “

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Pentel Arts Sign Pen

I really liked this pen a lot, it felt great in my hand, wrote very nice and really smoothly on all types of paper, and the ink dried nice a quickly, and for being left handed this meant no smearing which is always a plus. See the full spec from the website below…

The iconic S520 Pentel sign pen is an essential for all artists, illustrator and designers from all disciplines. It features a fibre-tip that gives a line of approximately 2mm in thickness.
The pen itself is made from over 80% recycled content, with the casing being made of durable plastic.

These pens are available in 11 different colours, covering a wide spectrum of shades. They are ideal for drawing, writing and more, giving a smooth and consistent line.

– Colour: Black
– Main material: Plastic (made from over 80% recycled content)
– Tip type: Fibre tip
– Line width: 2mm (approximate)”

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GRAPHIK LINE PAINTER

This line painter is something I’ve never really seen before, but turns out it’s incredible. It’s from Derwent, has a 0.5 nib and it basically is a fine liner that draws in paint. The one the London Graphic Centre sent was a beautiful vibrant blue. The colour that the pen produced was absolutely stunning, very deep and rich. The pen wrote/drew great on all the surfaces i tried it on, and was able to create stunning lines that could be layered once the paint dried. I’d highly recommend heading over to the London Graphic Centre website and buying one right now, it’s amazing.


TOMBOW DUAL BRUSH PEN

I’ve heard a lot about TomBow brush pens but had never tried one. Thanks to the London Graphic Centre i now have. The one they sent was a black dual brush. This pen is fantastic. At one end you have the fine tip that give you brilliantly black straight lines for fine details, and at the other end you have the brush tip that lets you draw lines that can be very thin or by adding a bit of pressure, satisfyingly thick. This pen is actually a joy to use and a lot of fun. The London Graphic Centre thankfully sells these pens in a huge range of different colours. See full product info below…

“The Tombo Brush Pens feature a flexible brush tip and fine tip in one marker. The brush tip works like a paintbrush to create fine, medium or bold strokes;

– The fine tip gives consistent lines and is perfect for smaller details.
– The thick and flexible nylon brush tip retains it’s point stroke after stroke

The water-based ink can be mixed together and blended. There are 96 colors available in the range including a colorless blender for shading. Ideal for coloring, fine art, illustrations, doodling, journaling, hand lettering and more.

The Brush Pen tip is self-clean after blending.

– Dual Tip
– Water-Soluble
– Odourless
– Colour: Black
– Code: ABT-N15″

All in all i was incredibly impressed with everything the London Graphic Centre had to offer. Their range of products for the stationery and art fan is truly spectacular. I could spend hours on their website (and have) looking at everything they stock. As i mentioned they also have a physical store in London which i’d urge you to check out if you are nearby, i know that i will soon. The London Graphic Centre is quite possibly one of the best stationery outlets i’ve seen, big words i know…but true. visit them by click here…

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