Friday, January 31, 2014

Goulet Q&A Episode 20, Pen Maintenance

Here's another Goulet Q&A, and it's amazing to me that I'm on the 20th one already! I am absolutely loving doing these, and I'm getting so many great questions from you all. This week's theme is Pen Maintenance, and I have a lot of great stuff to discuss about cleaning, silicone grease, and ink choices.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Introducing: Edison Nouveau Premiere Seasonal Special Edition Fountain Pens

Several years ago we launched the Edison Nouveau Premiere and since then, we've offered this model in 7 different materials. Each time we absolutely love the process of getting to choose a new color, so we're announcing the start of new seasonal Special Edition Edison Nouveau Premiere fountain pens. We're kicking it off with our Winter 2014 color: Black Ice.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

TWSBI Classic Disassembly and Reassembly Demonstration

One of the great things about TWSBI pens is that they're so easy to disassemble and maintain. This is true with all their pens, especially the TWSBI Classic that was recently released. Here I am showing you how to take it apart and put it back together.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Goulet Q&A Episode 19, Open Forum

This week's Goulet Q&A is an Open Forum, where I answer 16 questions of various topics. I got questions about buying a second pen, greasing pistons, my biggest pen disappointment, and managing using 30+ pens at once. I really enjoyed today's questions, and if you watch you'll get to see me in a baller suit (I had a business lunch to go to right after I shot the vid!).

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Noodler's Non-Flex #6 Nibs

Noodler's is well-known for their flex-nib pens, and they just released a new size #6 non-flex nib in fine/medium size. I show you how to install it in the Noodler's Ahab and Konrad here, and ink it up for a test drive.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Writing with the TWSBI Classic Fountain Pen

The TWSBI Classic is the newest model to the TWSBI line to date, January 2014. I show you how it writes in this video, specifically comparing the Classic EF to a Lamy EF nib.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Goulet Q&A Episode 18, The Trifecta: Fountain Pens, Ink, and Paper

This week I specifically wanted to discuss how these three components interact and influence each other as a part of the overall writing experience. I got a slew of great questions, and was glad to answer as many of them as I could. This is a really rich topic, and I made sure to give it justice by taking as much time to explain my thoughts as I felt I needed. So sit back and get ready for a long one here!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Filling a TWSBI Classic Fountain Pen

In case you were wondering how you fill a TWSBI Classic Fountain you go. This is basically the same concept for filling every piston-filling fountain pen.

Monday, January 13, 2014

TWSBI Classic, 580, Mini Fountain Pen Comparison

With the release of the TWSBI Classic, I've had a lot of people asking me what makes it different from the 580 and Mini. I compare all three pens here, in a conversational style.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Goulet Q&A Episode 17, Open Forum

It's been three weeks since the last Goulet Q&A, thanks for being so patient! Because of the way the holidays worked out, I had a lot of demands on my time and knew I wouldn't be able to give Q&A the attention it needed until this week. I'm glad I did that, because it ended up being pretty crazy over the holidays. But I'm back, and here answering all kinds of questions about springing nibs, the Goulet logo, Pilot Falcon and Metropolitan, and a lot more.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Intro to the TWSBI Classic Fountain Pen

The TWSBI Classic is an opaque-resin piston-fill fountain pen that was released in January of 2014. Known for the 580, Mini, and Vac-700 pens, TWSBI has generated a lot of questions around this new model. I made this video for you to give you the run-down of what this pen is all about and what distinguishes it in the TWSBI line.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Jinhao X750 Shimmering Sands and Silver Fountain Pens

I already did a full review of the Jinhao X750, but at the time I didn't have the Shimmering Sands and Silver colors. Pretty sweet for sub-$10 pens! I just got them in, so I wanted to show you what they look like.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Filling a Pilot (Namiki) Falcon Fountain Pen with Bottled Ink

This video shows you how to fill your Pilot (Namiki) Falcon fountain pen using an ink cartridge or Pilot Con-50 cartridge converter from an ink bottle. It's a very straightforward method, and is applicable to just about all cartridge/converter fountain pens.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Accomplish Your Goals with BLISS

I've recently accomplished a major personal goal of mine in the last six months, to lose more than 45 pounds. The timing worked out really nicely where I achieved my goal just two weeks before the start of the New Year. I've been taking the last couple of weeks to reflect on my experience and clarify the principles that helped me to actually accomplish this. I call it BLISS: Benefits, Lifestyle, Incentives, Support, and Sacrifice, and I expand on all these in today's video. Enjoy!