Friday, August 30, 2013
This is the second episode of Goulet Q&A, where I answer your fountain pen, ink, and paper questions. Every week I take your questions on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and InkNouveau.com, and answer them in this video. This week I talk about how I got into fountain pens, my favorite filling mechanism, in-house nib tuning, and other various ink and pen questions.
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Some of the Noodler's 4.5 ounce inks come with eyedropper converter Platinum Preppies that have both fountain pen nibs and rollerball tips. I've been asked more than a few times how you swap between the two, so I thought this video would be helpful!
Monday, August 26, 2013
A year and a half after its introduction, it's time to say goodbye to the Edison Nouveau Encore, an exclusive pen we helped develop with the Edison Pen Company. We love this pen and it was a painful decision to make, but we really feel it's for the best and we explain why in the video.
Friday, August 23, 2013
It's 8/23/13 and the first Goulet Q&A! I announced in my Q&A introduction earlier this week that I would be shooting a video where I would answer your fountain pen questions. This is something I'm going to do weekly, and this is the first one.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Ever since I first saw the Delta Fusion 82 come out, I had my eye on that gorgeous blue one. I finally picked one up, and wanted to share my thoughts with you. It's definitely a pen I'm interested in carrying, but I want to know what you think before I dive in head first with this model.
I'm starting a new weekly series called Goulet Q&A, where I'll be answering any questions you have for me in video form. You just have to post your question either on YouTube, Ink Nouveau, Twitter or Facebook, asking anything you want (preferably fountain pen related). I'll read through all the questions and pick a bunch to answer every week. The first one will be this Friday, August 23rd 2013. The whole idea behind this is that I want to converse with you and give you more direct access into my brain. See you Friday, it should be fun!
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
If you wanted to know how to take apart a Pilot Con-50 converter for cleaning and maintenance, or to remove the metal agitator, then watch this video. I got asked about how to do this after posting my video on the ink capacities of the different Pilot converters, so this video is a response to that one.
Friday, August 16, 2013
It's been nearly a near since my last Fountain Pen 101 video! I'm picking up where I left off, answering a question I've been asked a lot: what kind of pens are best for students? Price, durability, ease of use, and reliability are all key factors here, so I've picked out some of my favorite pens under $50 and assembled them for you here.
Thursday, August 15, 2013
This is the 'extended version' of my Pilot Converter Ink Capacities video, showing how I actually took all the measurements of each converter. It expands upon the first video which was really more of a summary.
I get asked pretty often about which Pilot converter to choose for a given pen, with ink capacity usually as the motivator for making the choice. So I decided to dedicate a whole video to the 5 different options available today from Pilot. This video is the 'summary' video, and I did a more extensive one that shows how I actually came to find the measurement for each converter, which I called Pilot Converter Ink Capacities, Part 2.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
I published a video last week before I went to the 2013 DC Pen Show asking for advice on vintage pens to pick up, and I got a lot of great recommendations! I wanted to show you my success.
Thursday, August 8, 2013
I'm going to the 2013 DC pen show this weekend, and I'm thinking of picking up some popular/iconic vintage pens that might be good comparisons for the moderns pens I normally handle, and for tools like the Pen Plaza. I'm not that knowledgeable about vintage pens, so I need your help...which pens would be the best ones for me to pick up while I'm at the show?
Monday, August 5, 2013
Excuse the pun, but this really is a "Cool" pen! It's at a great price ($50 or less), comes with a converter, is attractive, nice size, well-balanced, and best of all, has a semi-flexible nib that performs as well as the $190+ Platinum Kanazawa Leaf Maki-e. All-in-all, a very exciting pen that I'm thrilled Platinum added to their lineup.