A. T. Cross Company is an American company that competes in the writing instrument, stationery and premium sunglass businesses. It claims to be America's oldest manufacturer of fine writing instruments.
The Bic Cristal (also known as the Bic pen) is an inexpensive disposable ballpoint pen mass-produced and sold by Société Bic of Clichy, Hauts-de-Seine, France.
Crayola is a brand of artists' supplies manufactured by Crayola LLC (formerly Binney & Smith Company) and best known for its crayons. The company is based in Forks Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.
Esselte Corporation is privately held company headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, USA. It is a holding company, specializing in office products. It owns several companies, including Pendaflex, Leitz, Oxford, Xyron, Rapid, and an operating company also called Esselte.
Faber-Castell is one of the world's largest manufacturers of pens, pencils, other office supplies (e.g., staplers, slide rules, erasers, rulers) and art supplies, as well as high-end writing instruments and luxury leather goods. It operates 14 factories and 20 sales units (six in Europe, four in Asia, three in North America, five in South America, and one each in Australia and New Zealand). The Faber-Castell Group employs a staff of approximately 7,000 and does business in more than 100 countries.
Monami Co Ltd is a Korean maker of stationery, printer supplies, office supplies, and pens and other writing instruments. Founded in 1960, it continues to hold considerable market share in its home market, South Korea.
Paper Mate is a registered division of Sanford L.P., a Newell Rubbermaid company that produces writing instruments. Paper Mate's offices are located in Oak Brook, Illinois along with those of Newell Rubbermaid's other office products divisions.
The Parker Pen Company is a manufacturer of pens, founded in 1888 by George Safford Parker in Janesville, Wisconsin, United States. It is currently owned by Newell Rubbermaid, and headquartered in Newhaven, East Sussex, England.
Pelikan is a German, yet Swiss-incorporated manufacturer of fountain pens and other writing, office and art equipment, credited with the invention of the differential-piston filling method. Their "true" history began with the model "100" and the modified 100N (both fountain pens), which sparked the genesis of the company's distinctive styling.
Pentel Co., Ltd. is a privately held Japanese company which produces stationery products. The name is a combination of the English words pen and tell (as in, telling a story). Pentel is also the inventor of non-permanent marker technology. Most Pentel products are manufactured in Japan, Taiwan and France. Yukio Horie, who was the President of the company until his death in 2010, had invented the fibre or felt-tipped pen in the 1960s.
Pilot Corporation is a Japanese pen manufacturer based in Tokyo, Japan. It produces writing instruments, stationery and jewellery, but is best known for its pens.
A Post-it note (or Sticky Note) is a piece of paper stationery with a re-adherable strip of adhesive on the back, designed for temporarily attaching notes to documents and other surfaces. Although now available in a wide range of colours, shapes, and sizes, Post-it notes are most commonly a 3-inch (76 mm) square, canary yellow in colour. A unique low-tack adhesive allows the notes to be easily attached and removed without leaving residue.
Prestik is a rubber-like temporary adhesive that is marketed in South Africa, and manufactured by Bostik.
Pritt is a brand of adhesives, tapes, KidsArt, correction, and fixing products designed and marketed by Henkel, an international company with its headquarters in Dusseldorf, Germany. Pritt invented the world's first glue stick, also known as the Pritt Stick, which is a solid adhesive in a twistable casing used in home, school and office environments.
Rotring is a German technical writing and drawing instruments company based in Hamburg.
Schwan-STABILO is a German maker of pens for writing, colouring and cosmetics as well as markers and highlighters for office use. It is the world's largest manufacturer of highlighter pens, Stabilo Boss.
Scotch Tape is a brand name used for certain pressure-sensitive tapes manufactured by 3M as part of the company's Scotch brand.
Sellotape is a British brand of transparent, cellulose-based, pressure-sensitive adhesive tape, and is the leading brand in the United Kingdom. Sellotape is generally used for joining, sealing, attaching and mending.
Sheaffer Pen Corporation is a manufacturer of writing instruments, particularly luxury fountain pens. The company was founded by Walter A. Sheaffer in Fort Madison, Iowa, and incorporated in 1913 to exploit his invention of a lever-filling fountain pen. The brand is currently a subsidiary of French company Bic.
Staedtler Mars GmbH & Co. KG is a German fine writing instruments company and a manufacturer and suppliers of writing, artist, and engineering drawing instruments. The firm was founded by J.S. Staedtler in 1835 and produces a large variety of writing instruments, including drafting pencils, leadholders, professional pens, and standard wooden pencils. It also produces plastic erasers, rulers, compasses, and other drawing/writing accessories.
Tipp-Ex is a brand of correction fluid and other related products that is popular throughout Europe. It was also the name of the German company (Tipp-Ex GmbH & Co. KG) that produced the products in the Tipp-Ex line. Tipp-Ex is a trademark for correction products. In some countries it has become a genericised trademark: to tippex or to tippex out means to erase, either generally or with correction fluid.
Trodat, Inc. according to its own data, is the world's largest manufacturer of self-inking rubber stamp (base sales). The Trodat international group of companies has its company headquarters in Wels, Austria. The Trodat corporation employs more than 1100 workers worldwide.
The Waterman pen company is a major manufacturer of fountain pens. Established in 1884 in New York City by Lewis Edson Waterman, it is one of the few remaining first-generation fountain pen companies, as Waterman S.A..
It is currently owned since 2000 by the American group Newell Rubbermaid.