Friday, June 29, 2012

Fountain Pen 101: Ink Cartridges

Ink cartridges are a very convenient way to use fountain pens, and are something that most new users run into right away (since they usually come with a new pen). But if you don't know how to use it, it can be a little confusing. So that's why I created this video.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Noodler's Liberty's Elysium Results

The results are in! After the June 2012 poll about whether or not to change the formula of Noodler's Liberty's Elysium, we've come to a conclusion....

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

New Pens and Inks, Monteverde, Delta, Stipula, Conklin

We just became retailers for Stipula, Delta, Conklin, and Monteverde, and so I wanted to give a grand tour of some of the new stuff that came in. We have a bunch of pens and about 25 new inks (bringing us up to about 675 now).

Friday, June 22, 2012

Fountain Pen 101: Filling Mechanisms

There are several filling mechanisms used in fountain pens today. Here I show you how to fill each of 4 types, as well as the pros/cons of each one: Cartridge/Converter, Eyedropper, Piston, Vacuum.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Noodler's Liberty's Elysium Reformulation...?

In a good faith effort to reformulate Noodler's Liberty's Elysium to improve its water resistance, there have been some tradeoffs. I'd love to hear what you think as I compare the new version to the original.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Mission: Small Business Grant

We're not ones to rest on our laurels, and even though we're chugging along nicely, we have big plans for the future. Chase is giving 12 grants to small businesses who do some cool stuff, and we plan to do cool stuff! We need your votes to get us there, so that's why we're making this vid!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Fountain Pen 101: Pen Cleaning and Maintenance

Proper pen maintenance is a very overlooked aspects of fountain pen usage, so I created this video to help new and experienced fountain pen users alike to understand why cleaning their pens is so important, so they can get the most out of their performance.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Eco-Friendly Bubblewrap

Many of you are aware of the legendary packing that we do at the Goulet Pen Company, and an integral part of that is our bubblewrap. In an effort to be more eco-friendly, we want to consider switching to biodegradeable bubblewrap. We don't want to just do it willy-nilly, so we're soliciting for your feedback during a trial period while we try shipping with this new stuff.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Pilot Iroshizuku Yama-Budo

Yama-Budo is one of the more popular Pilot Iroshizuku colors, and for good reason. It's vibrant, dries fast, and is very smooth. See my full thoughts in the video.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Noodler's Liberty's Elysium Update

There has been some debate over our newest exclusive Noodler's ink, and we wanted to clear some stuff up and tell what's going on with this exciting blue ink.