THE FINE ART
OF PEN MAKING
Unique craftsmanship and attention to detail are the key components of every PARKER pen.
Meticulously conceived by our world class designers located in our Design Excellence Centre, PARKER pens are initially hand drawn and elaborated on paper before being realised in 3D.
From here, the design of each invidual characteristic and element of the pen takes shape to produce pens of discerning quality and beauty.
Crafted by highly skilled in-house experts, carefully selected precious materials such as rhodium, platinum, gold, silver and precious resins are manually polished and enhanced by decorative treatments such as precious stones, before being assembled, along with 18K solid gold nibs, by hand.
Over the years, PARKER has continued to demonstrate expertise in the fine art of pen making, constantly refining the processes to remain at the cutting edge of craftsmanship capabilities.
The chiselling process
The pen is chiselled to create intricate and beautiful designs providing a tactile experience when writing with the pen.
The lacquering process
The pen is delicately lacquered to create a multitude of different effects; from a satin, glossy or mat finish to a range of eye catching colours and finishes. Each individual pen is checked by hand to ensure it lives up to the quality expected by PARKER.
The lasering process
The body or cap of the pen is finely lasered with delicately crafted patterns to create a stylish finish.
Making a PARKER pen nib is a precise and refined process. They are created from a single sheet of precious metal which is pressed, compressed to ensure strength and then cut to shape.
A small ball of iridium is added to the base to allow the ink to transfer smoothly to paper before a slit is cut in the nib, by the tip of a diamond no thicker than a hair, to separate the nib and allow the ink to flow.
Comprising of twelve individual stages during manufacturing, the most prestigious nibs are quality control checked and fine tuned by hand to ensure maximum performance.
PARKER's finest nibs are hand assembled with decorative chiselling and engraving techniques to ensure that PARKER pens are exquisitely beautiful.