Friday, October 28, 2016

Goulet Guests: Spotlight on Linda Shrewsbury, Founder of Cursive Logic

We have another awesome 'Goulet Guests' to share with you today as Brian was able to Skype with Linda Shrewsbury, founder of CursiveLogic, an intuitive cursive handwriting teaching system. Linda has turned a desire to help one student learn to sign his name into a system that’s helping thousands of people learn cursive in a practical, fun, and motivational way. She's looking to turn this passion into a way to carry on cursive handwriting in an increasingly time-starved world.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Goulet Q&A Episode 143, Open Forum

In this episode, I talk about old ink cartridges, what pens I've always wanted to sell, and the best thing I've learned about myself since starting GouletPens.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Aurora Optima: Quick Look

The Aurora Optima is a premium-grade pen with a lot of high-end features that has recently dropped in price due to some strategic positioning from Aurora. They are aiming to make their high end pens more accessible, and they have done that very well with the Optima in 2016.

The Optima is a great daily writer, with a smooth flow and generous ink capacity. It’s a highly functional pen that looks as good as it writes.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Goulet Guests: Spotlight on Nock Co.

We have another awesome "Goulet Guests" to share with you. In our final interview from the Atlanta Pen Show back in April, Brian had the opportunity to sit down with Brad Dowdy and Jeffrey Bruckwicki of Nock Co.  Nock Co. produces handmade fountain pen cases that are made in the USA. We're also happy to say that we will be carrying a select number of Nock pen cases in the coming weeks, so be on the lookout for that!

Brian, Brad, and Jeffrey discuss the challenges of making handmade products in the US, how they chose their pen case designs, and how they came up with the name 'Nock'.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Goulet Q&A Episode 142, Open Forum

In this episode, I talk about using pens in dirty environments, building business relationships "Goulet style", and which current pens I think will become vintage classics.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Goulet Q&A Episode 141, Open Forum

In this episode, I talk about using pens for technical drawing, storing ink in your bathroom, and my recommended strategy for pen collecting.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Top 5 Entry-Level Gold Nib Fountain Pens

The most popular video we’ve ever made here at Goulet Pens has been the 'Top 5 Fountain Pens for Newbies' that focuses on entry-level pens. Once you’re into the fountain pen hobby you realize that there’s another level, gold nib pens. These pens start around $140 and go up from there, so I wanted to give you my personal favorites that are entry-level price (under $200) with 14k or 18k gold nibs.

Why gold nibs? The gold is a softer metal than stainless steel, and will act sort of like a shock absorber when you’re writing. It will typically make for a smoother writing experience. These pens I’m about to mention are the ones I think are the best value, to give you the best writing experience, most unique features, and best introduction into gold nib pens.