Friday, May 30, 2014

Goulet Q&A Episode 33, Open Forum

This week’s Open Forum Goulet Q&A kicks off with a surprisingly personal intro, I didn’t quite expect to nearly tear up! Talking about my kids and their growing up and heading to preschool, that’s what did me in. I also have an update for some new stuff that just came in to, like theRhodia ICE notebooks, Noodler’s Acrylic Konrads, and a couple of new (to us) Sheaffer pens, theSagaris and 300.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Goulet Q&A Episode 32, Clairefontaine and Rhodia

This week's Q&A is about the popular fountain pen friendly paper brands Clairefontaine and Rhodia. Going into it, I really wasn't sure how many questions I'd get about these, but it shaped up nicely. Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Carrying A Spare Fountain Pen Ink Cartridge

If you're an ink cartridge user, here's a neat trick for carrying around a spare one in your pen so you can easily replace it on the go. This trick works for all pens that accept a standard international cartridge/converter.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Goulet Q&A Episode 31, Open Forum

It's an open forum this week in the Goulet Q&A, and I have 20 solid questions about storing ink bottles, the state of the fountain pen industry, and even what ink I'd throw on a boss' shirt if I was quitting my job!

Brian Flyin' with His Fountain Pens

I recently went on a business trip where I had to fly, which is something I don't normally do. I have a Fountain Pen 101 video where I talk about how to transport your fountain pens in flight (here), check that out if you plan to fly. It's good info there, but I wanted to put myself to the test! So I flew with a few of my favorite pens, and video journaled my experience.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Goulet Q&A Episode 30 (Part 2), Using Fountain Pens at Work

This is part 2 of 2 with all kinds of questions about the ink, fountain pens, and paper to use at work.

Goulet Q&A Episode 30 (Part 1), Using Fountain Pens at Work

This is part 1 of 2 with all kinds of questions about the ink, fountain pens, and paper to use at work.

Pilot Metropolitan Fine Nib Fountain Pen

Pilot has now released the pen in a fine nib, and it is smooth, and very very fine. In this video I compare the Pilot Metropolitan fine nib with the medium nib, as well as the Pilot Prera fine, and Lamy extra-fine and fine nibs.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Goulet Q&A Episode 29, Open Forum

This week is an Open Forum, and I got a lot of great questions on various topics like Diamine ink supply, special order Pilot pens, Goulet 'Prime' membership, Noodler's flex, TWSBI ink capacities, and more.

Lamy Vista: Quick Look

The Lamy Vista is a workhorse pen, known throughout the fountain pen community its their ruggedness, reliability, and no-nonsense functionality. It's identical to the Lamy Safari, but in a clear demonstrator version.