Like to forge your own path? This under $40 set features some of our more underrated options in each category, but all of which are fantastic choices! Take a look at our recommendations:

Pen: Diplomat Magnum – $21.60

Made in Germany, the Diplomat Magnum has a lot to offer for under $22. It comes with a converter, which is a great way to save a couple of bucks. It features a highly regarded JoWo nib that is super smooth and even a little bouncy. It’s a lightweight option that won’t break the bank.

Ink: Monteverde 30ml Bottles – $9

You may have used a Monteverde pen but how about giving their ink a try? Grab a whole 30ml bottle for just 9 bucks with a wide variety of choices. Monteverde features some of our most popular ink colors around including California Teal and Horizon Blue. Each ink is lubricated to help prevent it from drying out in your pen.

Paper: Maruman Mnemosyne B5 Lined – $7.60

Made in Japan, this Maruman Mnemosyne notebook is ready to take on the classroom or the boardroom! The black plastic covers & black double wire spiral binding offer a professional look. White 80gsm lined pages fill out this notebook with micro-perforated edges to tear out easily if necessary.

Total: $38.20

What do you think of this combination? Think you can do better for $40? Leave a comment below and let us know!

Write On,
The Goulet Pen Company Team