Tuesday, July 31, 2012
We took all of our best fountain pen images and created a gallery for you to be able to download them as wallpaper backgrounds, for free! We exported our images in different resolutions and aspect ratios, optimized to work on all of your favorite digital devices. This video shows you how to navigate the site and download your favorite images.
Saturday, July 28, 2012
We're dropping the price on the Edison Nouveau Encore from $185 to $165, thanks to Brian Gray's production improvements and our desire to make the pen more affordable. Because we feel it's the right thing to do, we've credited back anyone who's bought the pen already for the difference :)
Friday, July 27, 2012
Gold, steel, rhodium, titanium...what's the difference when it comes to fountain pen nibs? Why do the prices vary, and what do different nibs offer? This is what this video's all about.
Friday, July 20, 2012
Refilling ink cartridges can be a handy thing to know how to do if you like to use fountain pens on a regular basis. I show you the tools you need and all the tricks to do it quickly and easily.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
The Pen Plaza is the Goulet's latest free online tool. We've taken custom images of every model of pen we have and put them in an interactive tool so you can easily compare the size of three pens side-by-side. This video tutorial shows you how to get the most out of the Pen Plaza.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Monteverde's new One Touch Engage is a refillable rollerball click pen with a stylus on top, able to be used on your touch electronic devices. It's a pretty darn cool pen, and I show it to you here and write with it next to a Noodler's rollerball and J. Herbin rollerball.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Have you ever tried flipping over your pen to write with the nib upside down? It's not always ideal, but it can work well if you need to write really small or if you have super-absorbent paper that you want to write on without it feathering and bleeding like crazy.
Friday, July 13, 2012
This video covers a variety of topics about nib sizes, and what designates conventional nibs from stubs, italics, obliques, and flex nibs. Nib Size Abbreviations (0:33), Common Online Fountain Pen Abbreviations (1:55), Japanese vs. Western Nibs (2:25), The Nib Nook, comparing writing samples (3:03), Stub and Italic Nibs (3:52), Writing with a Stub (5:22), Oblique Nibs (6:16), Flex Nibs (7:22)
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Platinum has resurrected some of it's nibs we haven't seen in a while: a soft-fine, extra-fine, and ultra-extra-fine for the 3776 Black Century pen. Here I write with them all and compare them to a TWSBI 540 extra-fine and Lamy extra-fine.
Friday, July 6, 2012
I've compiled my thoughts on a lot of the very basic questions about bottled fountain pen ink, enjoy! How long does ink last (in usage or storage)? (:36), How much does a bottle of ink cost? (1:42), How do cartridges compare to bottles (for economy)? (2:04), How do you store ink? (2:47), Can you reuse ink (dump it back in the bottle)? (3:25), Can you mix inks? (4:02)