Speedball began to manufacture dip pens in 1899 and are still being produced. Speedball Art Products is much more than pens. Still located in Statesville, North Carolina, they produce a complete line of block printing and screen printing supplies, drawing pens, acrylic paints, watercolor palettes, and Speedy Stamp. Whatever fine Speedball products you buy, you can expect top quality, because the people who make them apply the same dedication to their manufacturing as you do in using them in your creative pursuits! But just because Speedball continues to make a product after a century doesn't mean they are behind the times. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Over the past 32 years, they have added to the dip pen line with Elegant Writer calligraphy markers, Panache calligraphy pens, Super Black India ink, pigmented acrylic inks, hue-based acrylics, a complete line of screen printing, block printing and calligraphy supplies, Red Baron tools, brayers, carving blocks, and most recently Speedball ceramic glazes.