Friday, July 25, 2014

Goulet Q&A Episode 41, Open Forum

This week's Q&A is another Open Forum with questions about how to pull nibs from pens when you're not feeling strong, what brands I wish I could carry that I don't now, and why the Pontiac Aztek is so great! Enjoy.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Lamy Logo: Quick Look

The Lamy Logo is an often-overlooked pen, but I aim to fix that with this video. It's worth checking out if you're in to a mid-priced Lamy pen that's comparable to a Safari and Al-Star, but has a cleaner, straighter look. If you like thinner pens and have considered something like the CP1, definitely check this pen out.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Goulet Q&A Episode 40, Goulet Values

After announcing our Goulet company values last week, we've gotten tremendous feedback about how we run our company. There have been a lot of great questions about some of the finer points of how we make the "Goulet Magic" happen, so Rachel and I both wanted to open up and share some of the "why" behind what our company does. Some of it is about pens, but some of it really is just about what we believe and how we choose to run our company. It's a great insight into our way of doing things. Enjoy!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Color Change with Black Swan in Australian Roses

It's true, the color of the famous Noodler's Black Swan in Australian Roses has changed from a burgundy to a purple. The difference is noticeable, but not as drastic as it sounds. The properties, shading, flow and everything else are the same, just the color is a little different.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Goulet Q&A Episode 39, Open Forum

It's back to just me for this week's Open Forum Q&A. I have several questions like why I sell and discontinue the products I do, avoiding inky hands, cleaning out piston pens, and more random stuff.

Goulet Pen Company Values

It's been over a year in the making for us to define our company mission, purpose, vision, and values. After much soul searching, we present to you the "why" behind what we do at

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Monteverde 36-Slot Pen Case

If you're bitten with the pen bug, you probably have pens in your purse or briefcase, desk drawer, nightstand, bathroom, you name it. One thing I’ve found that has helped manage all this is the Monteverde 36-slot pen case. It’s pretty straight-forward, it’s a pen case that holds pen, I don’t know how to jazz it up any more than that. I do a quick look of it here, showing you how a pen case that holds pens, holds pens.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Goulet Q&A Episode 38, Open Forum

This is a long one! Rachel and I sit down together in a rather punchy mood and answer 22 fountain pen questions that are all over the place. This one will take a bit to download, but is definitely one of our more entertaining podcasts!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

TWSBI 580AL and 580: What's the Difference?

TWSBI just came out with their 580AL, and here at we're already getting a lot of questions about them. The #1 question is "what's the difference?" Understandable, given that the only pen that's been released so far is the 580AL in silver, which is hard to tell apart from the regular chrome trim and stainless steel nib that's on the regular 580. I show you what's up in this video.