Friday, August 29, 2014

Goulet Q&A Episode 46, Open Forum

This week I'm talking about Noodler's flex pens, Conklin pens, nib creep, refillable rollerballs, and my holy grail pen.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Disassembling the Platinum Cool/Balance

When shooting my video on the Goulet Grip last week, I finally 'figured out' the best way to break down the Platinum Cool/Balance, all the way to the nib and feed. It's definitely not like most other pens! So I broke it out in a little more detail in this video.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Goulet Grip Tutorial

The Goulet Grip is the handiest 1"x3" slip of rubber that you'll ever come across, perfect for removing those tough-to-grip pen parts such as nibs and feeds. This simple tool helps you get every part of your pen disassembled for cleaning or repair. See how I use it here, on a variety of pens from TWSBI, Lamy, Noodler's, Monteverde, and Pilot.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Goulet Q&A Episode 44, Open Forum

This week's Q&A with Brian covers rose gold nibs, whether high-priced pens are worth it, stub nibs, pocket pens, and Brian shows you dang near his entire pen collection. Enjoy!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

FP101: Back-to-School Shopping at

Fountain pens can be a fantastic tool for helping you in your academic studies, but it's hard to know where to start when shopping for back-to-school. Brian Goulet explains his thoughts on using fountain pens in school, as well as recommends his top picks for notebooks, pens, ink, and highlighters.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Goulet Q&A Episode 43, Open Forum

This week I talk about why I'm not getting a table at the DC pen show, Platinum Maki-e, Sheaffer 300's, wax seals, cleaning Baystate Blue, and popular notebooks for back to school.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Brian's Top 5 Fountain Pens for Newbies

Even though it's been 5 years since I was a complete newbie in the fountain pen world, I still remember very distinctly how incredibly overwhelming all of the options seem. Here is a run down of my 5 favorite fountain pens for newbies: the Pilot Metropolitan, Platinum Preppy, Pilot Varsity, Jinhao X750, and Lamy Safari.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Goulet Q&A Episode 42, Open Forum

This week is episode 42, and there's all kinds of crazy stuff that's been going on this week! We've hired new folks and gotten a bunch of new products in. In this Q&A I'm talking about music nibs, Japanese vs. German nibs, sealing wax, larger ink samples, and what I would be doing if I wasn't doing Good stuff!