about us


Hello! Thanks for visiting our online shop! We’re Points of Distinction, a family business that got its start by re-introducing the noteworthy DIPLOMAT brand to the US market in 2006, after a long absence for the brand. We served as Diplomat’s sole US distributor until 2018, and it was truly our pleasure to help that great brand get re-established in the US. We went into this business for the love of the written word, and through the years, that love has only grown. Now more than ever, we think it’s vital to do our part to preserve writing. It’s all too easy to imagine completely losing writing, as technology continues to become a larger part of everyone’s lives. Our passion is to find and share with you analog products that we think stand out, and to back those products with great customer service. For us, this means finding those fountain pens, journals, inks, and more that have the perfect combination of style, quality, and value, getting them to you quickly, and helping you along the way when you have questions or concerns. We hope you like what you see. We know you have lots of online shopping options, and we are grateful for your business! Thank you!