Friday, January 30, 2015

Goulet Q&A Episode 64, Open Forum

Brian's back from Nashville at Dave Ramsey's EntreLeadership Performance Series conference, and ready to talk about some pens! This week he covers what the Goulet team's been up to (which is a lot), where to place a wax seal, what's up with the dots on the new Rhodia top-wirebound dot pads, and what in the world is up with De Atramentis Document Inks!

Parker IM Premium: Quick Look

Parker has released three new colors for their IM model of fountain pens, with a striped pattern that harkens back to the vintage Parker Vacumatic. This video is a quick look showing you some of the highlights of this solid mid-range pen.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Goulet Q&A Episode 63, Open Forum

If you're thinking, "Hey,  this week's Q&A looks so last week," then you're right. Because I traveled with my leadership team to Dave Ramsey's EntreLeadership Performance Series in Nashville this week, I doubled down and filmed two back-to-back Q&As last week. But don't worry; this Q&A is still new to you, and I'll be covering some pen storage and cleaning basics, recommending Nib Meisters, and talking about the 2015 Copper-Orange Lamy Al-Star for the first time.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Goulet Q&A Episode 62, Open Forum

Comparing one fountain pen vs. another can be tough, even with our Pen Plaza and Nib Nook comparison tools, so this week I'll help a few folks decide which pen may be right for them based on what they're seeking. Of course, it's a lot easier for me to recommend the right TWSBI for you then to choose my own "Holy Grail pen," as you'll see. Finally, as we troubleshoot the final few bugs of our new website -- fingers crossed -- I'll answer a question about the future possibility of a Goulet Pen Company app.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Platinum PTL-5000A 14k Fountain Pen: Mining for Gold

Brian breaks down the Platinum PTL-5000A fountain pen, which includes a 14k gold nib, in his latest Quick Look video. See how it stacks up and performs against similar pens from Platinum and Pilot.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Goulet Q&A Episode 61, Open Forum

Welcome to the first Q&A of 2015. With the hustle and bustle of the holidays, I missed a few episodes toward the end of 2014, but I'm recharged and ready to answer all your fountain pen questions. This chilly winter week, I'll fittingly tackle a question about freezing inks, as well as talk about air bubbles in converters and our shipping policies. OK, let's do this!