OHTO is a coveted pen brand from Japan, whose innovative approach to developing writing instruments has consistently delivered high quality stationery for almost 100 years.

Established in 1929 in Tokyo, Japan, OHTO was initially a dye and ink manufacturer. The company founder, Nakata Tozaburo, worked for the ministry of finance and invented a special ink for Japanese banknotes.

In 1949, OHTO gained attention as a writing instrument manufacturer by developing the first pencil-shaped ballpoint pen with a chrome ball —the first ballpoint pen to be developed in Japan. In 1963, OHTO developed the world’s first rollerball pen.

Today, OHTO’s range includes the original ballpoint and rollerball pens, as well as mechanical pencils, graphic liner pens, ceramic rollerballs, fountain pens and multi-function pens.

The diverse range and exceptional quality and affordability of OHTO pens will no doubt add immense value to any stationery store.

This is the first time OHTO has been distributed in Australia and New Zealand.

Featured products



A cool name for a cool pen. This fountain pen range is unique yet a dream to write with.

Super Promecha

Super Promecha

Top-of-the-range mechanical pencils with clever design and functions. Perfect for serious pencil enthusiasts.



Clever and compact, this is the perfect fountain pen for customers who need reliability while on the go.

Free Ink

Free Ink

A graphic liner that uses a sturdy metal rollerball tip to produce accurate and consistent lines.

Telegram Co. is the official, exclusive distributor for OHTO in Australia and New Zealand. Interested in stocking OHTO?
Please complete our retail partnership enquiry form.