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|The Daily Cartoonist: JetPens Selling 5 Brush Pen Sampler |
May 16, 2014
The Brush Pen Sampler was featured on this authoritative source of all things related to comics and cartoons.
|Glamour: A Cheap and Easy Way to Fake Fancy Calligraphy on Your Wedding Invitations |
May 12, 2014
Glamour.com's wedding expert Kimberly teaches you how to fake calligraphy using a Pilot Plumix fountain pen.
|Everyday Carry: The Best EDC Pens |
May 6, 2014
The sleek, stealthy Zebra Sharbo X LT3 is nominated as an "excellent option for the student or minimalist EDCer."
|School Arts: April Staff Picks |
This handy Deleter Tone Hera Spatula is a "manga artist's dream tool" -- it's functional and easy to use!
|Daily Candy: Trading Places: Office Design Ideas with "Domino" |
March 22, 2014
Daily Candy's style director discusses neat accessories for office workspaces, like the Zebra Optex highlighters.
|The Gadgeteer: JetPens Paper Clip Roundup Review |
March 18, 2014
Julie reviews five models of paper clips that can manage your documents and might put a smile on your face at the same time."
|Coco & Mingo: Birthday Love with JetPens |
March 6, 2014
Jessica loved using the Kuretake CocoIro Pens to create beautiful hand lettering on these handmade birthday cards!
|The Gadgeteer: JetPens Pencil Cases Review |
January 17, 2014
Julie picked 4 different designs of pencil cases from our selection, and reviews each model's perks in detail.
|Minimally Minimal: Lamy CP1 and Pilot Iroshizuku Ink |
January 26, 2014
|The Gadgeteer: JetPens Folding Pen-Style Scissors Review |
November 5, 2013
Julie reviews three pairs of pocket pen scissors, tiny and convenient tools that would be "a welcome addition to your EDC setup."
|Boing Boing: 2013 Gift Guide |
November 29, 2013
In the midst of other quirky gadgets, Boing Boing also suggests Comic and Manga tools as great gifts for geeks.
|Curator Magazine: Elegant Accoutrements for the Increasingly Rare Art of Letter Writing |
October - November 2013 Issue
The luxury lifestyle magazine highlighted the J. Herbin Bleu Ocean ink, a special ink that was created "as an homage to sea journeys between France and India."
|GeekDad: Review of the Nomadic WD-37 Wise-Walker Waist Pouch |
October 16, 2013
GeekDad Brad reviewed the Nomadic WE-37, stating that it is "ideal for travelling where you might want to keep your passport, smartphone, wallet, and even iPad handy."
|GQ: Every Man Should Have an Everyday Pen |
October 9, 2013
The men's style experts state that all men should carry a good pen! They suggest the Kaweco Classic Sport, stating that it is "very compact...writes beautifully."
|Daily Candy: Currently Coveting |
October 8, 2013
Daily Candy's Executive Editor, Jay Blades, says the clean, modern Palomino Blackwing Pearl Pencils are "write up my alley".
|Lifehacker: Five Best Paper Notebooks |
September 18, 2013
The Rhodia line of notebooks was among "some the best paper notebooks money can buy," based on reader nominations.
|School Arts: October Staff Picks |
Art instructors will be happy to discover the Kum PenCut, which "turns scissors into a safe item to hold in your pocket"
|The Wirecutter: The Best Pen |
September 12, 2013
Four pen experts all selected the Uni Jetstream as the ultimate pen, for its "exceptionally smooth writing ability," fast-drying ink, and affordability.
|The Magazine: Penultimate |
August 29, 2013
The Magazine discusses some of the most influential people and companies in the pen world, including JetPens!
|The Gadgeteer: The Ohto Minimo Ballpoint Pen Could be the World's Skinniest Clicky Pen |
August 12, 2013
The Ohto Minimo was featured as "one of the thinnest and smallest clicky style ballpoint pens" the author has ever seen!
|School Arts: August/September Staff Picks |
School Arts staff love the Uni Boxy Eraser for its "convenient shape that allows for precise erasing."
|TechCrunch: Why Pens are Popular on Kickstarter and What it Means for Crowdfunders |
July 14, 2013
TechCrunch stumbles upon JetPens while researching Kickstarter pens, referring to us as "Japanese pen obsessives."
|Daily Candy: Currently Coveting |
July 24, 2012
Daily Candy's Senior Editor, Lauren Berger, loves anything that's "nerdy yet whimsical" -- these Scotch Donut Tape Dispensers are exactly that!
|SF Gate: Gifts for Travelers |
December 4, 2012
SF Gate recommended the Tombow Airpress Ballpoint, because it "keeps the ink flowing even if you're writing upside down in the bottom bunk at a hostel."
|The Cut: Outfit of the Week - The Downtown Authoress |
October 11, 2012
A fashionable poet would love the bordeaux red Kaweco Classic Sport for writing her next great literary work.
|Wired: Sensu Portable Artist Brush & Stylus |
September 24, 2012
The Sensu Artist Brush & Stylus "looks and feels like a traditional artist’s paint brush, but — unlike the real thing — this one uses conductive, synthetic hair that makes it perfect for use on touchscreen devices."
|Wired: A Better Backpack for Back-to-School |
September 17, 2012
Attention, gadget lovers: the new Nomadic WL-25 Wise-Walker Backpack can fit a 15" laptop! Now you can finally go nuts populating those endless compartments with gadgets you love.
|Lifehack: Ultimate Productivity Tool Kit |
September 9, 2012
|The Cut: Type-A Chic |
August 29, 2012
With back-to-school season in full swing, The Cut has prepared a handy list of must-haves for your purse, including our very own Kaweco Classic Sport Pencil!
|TechCrunch: Bag Week |
August 20, 2012
|USA Today: College |
August 6, 2012
Sonia Su advises college students to upgrade with smarter school supplies (like these Uni-ball Propus Window Highlighters) "that reflect who you are and make working on assignments easier."
|The Gadgeteer: Draws Circles With Style |
June 6, 2012
This high-tech Stad compass makes us all miss geometry class a little bit!
|Gear Patrol: Zebra Sharbo X LT3 Pen |
May 31, 2012
If you covet the extinct Rotring 600 Trio, try the Sharbo X LT3 instead. It "combines many of the elements that made the Rotring Trio a winner, but with a decidedly more Japanese design."
|Black Eiffel: 7 Things |
May 11, 2012
7 life experiences, including an electric pink Kaweco Ice Sport Liquid Ink Pen.
|SF Girl by Bay: Tuesday's Girl |
May 5, 2012
Bohemian fashionista Victoria loves the idea of upcycling fashion magazines into classy envelopes, with the help of our Kuretake envelope template.
|Cool Tools: Lamy Safari Fountain Pen |
March 19, 2012
After a detailed analysis of the Lamy Safari's strengths and weaknesses, Andrew concludes that he now owns
|For Me, For You: On Happy Making | March 8, 2012
Out of everything in Kate's "happy-making package"
|Oh Happy Day: Parties to Pretties | March 6, 2012
Crafting enthusiast Emma Dime reminisces, "I used to be a scrap-booking queen... I loved looking into everyone’s craft boxes to see what supplies they used." In that spirit, why not share your finds on JetPen's Pinterest?
|Family Circle: JetPens | March 5, 2012
"Sometimes the one thing you need to pull a craft project together is the perfect pen, whether it’s the finest liner you can find, white ink that’s opaque and smooth, or the right brush pen to add a bit of artistic flair."
|Primer Magazine: The Leather Notebook |
February 28, 2012
Primer, a post-college guide for wayward young men, notes that "there’s something subconscious that happens when writing in a leather book like this one from Pelle, like everything you write in it carries more weight."
|Green LA Girl: One Stop Shop for Green Writers | February 27, 2012|
|CNBC: Tech Check | February 17, 2012
CNBC gives viewers a behind-the-scenes peek at JetPens Headquarters in this special Tech Check segment.
|White Cabana: Marketplace | February 13, 2012
White Cabana ordered the white Kaweco Classic Sport Ballpoint Pen for their team. They were especially impressed by the "speedy shipping and friendly customer service."
|Lifehacker: Kum PenCut Is a Travel Pair of
Scissors | February 10, 2012
The Kum PenCut "can be pretty handy when you're out of the house and need to cut the tag off those new pants, save your unraveling sweater, and so on."
|Cool Tools: Kum PenCut | February 8, 2012
"I love scissors. I use them in my kitchen, in the laundry room, at my desk, and throughout my apartment. Yet, I rarely have a pair with me while on the go. Or, at least I rarely had a pair with me until I found the Kum PenCut."
|Gear Patrol: Pelle Leather Journal | February 3, 2012
"The Pelle Leather Journal ($30) is another worthy addition to your analog record keeping repertoire...While we probably won’t pen the next great American novel in it, we’re definitely willing to try."
|Richmond Times-Dispatch: Do We Really Need Pickle-Flavored Potato Chips? | January 31, 2012
Hinkle admits, "I am among those who have a weak spot — call it a fetish, call it an obsession — for school supplies." He recommends the Pentel Tradio Stylo Fountain Pen for "your signature to look its jauntiest."
|Valet: A Grown-Up Pen | January 25, 2012
"When it comes to thank-you notes, greeting cards or good old-fashioned work notes, a quality fountain pen adds a gentlemanly touch and makes mundane tasks a whole lot more bearable."
|The Kitchn: Smart & Stylish Food Storage Solutions | January 25, 2012
The versatile Metaphys Ojue Lunch Box is ideal "if you bring your lunch to work or regularly go on picnics."
|Selectism: A Study of .35mm – .5mm Japanese
Pens | January 24, 2012
|Shiny Shiny: How to brighten up your gadgets, your desk & your life | January 19, 2012
"How can penguin-shaped paperclips NOT put a
|The Bold Italic: Friends with Benefits | January 13, 2012
For Nicole Grant, founder of local blog The Bold
|HOW Blog: JetPens! | January 13, 2012
Marvy 4300 LePen Marker Pens have something to offer for everyone. "The colors are fun and stand
|Design Mom: Japanese Office Supplies | January 5, 2012
Gabrielle Blair observes that "Making resolutions feels more real with new pens and a clean notebook." Some Midori Elephant Paper Clips might help, too!
|Draw! Magazine #20: The Crusty Critic | Spring 2011|
|Dezeen: Leaf Tie Cable Organizers by Lufdesign | December 27, 2011
Leaf Tie Cable Organizers allow nature to bloom in your living room all year long.
|Papermag: Buy This: Leaf Cable Organizers From JetPens | December 23, 2011
"Life sometimes feels like one big overwhelming rubber-band ball of cables, cords and iPhone chargers." Simplify with Leaf Tie Cable Organizers.
|Oh Joy!: Love These... | December 21, 2011
Graphic designer & blogger Joy Cho observes that with Leaf Tie Cable Organizers, it's "as if the sweetest blooms are growing from my massive piles of cables!"
|Cafe Mom: Fab Stocking Stuffers for Kids: 10 Under $10 | December 19, 2011
On Iwako Sushi Novelty Erasers: "For your hip kids, pack sushi in their stocking and they can also impress their friends when they pull out one of these six erasers during a test."
|Mom Trends: Fun Japanese Writing Tools for the Holidays | December 9, 2011|
|Papermag: 50 Gifts for $10 or Less | December 6, 2011
Midori Tortoise-Shaped Paper Clips are featured at Papermag as an efficient solution to this year's holiday gifting madness.
|Unplggd: Best Pens to Outfit Your Home Office | December 2, 2011|
|Cool Hunting: Gift Guide 2011 | December 1, 2011
The Kaweco Liliput Fountain Pen is on Cool Hunting's gift list! Travelers will truly appreciate that the Liliput is "perfect for on-the-go use."
|Boing Boing: Gift Guide | November 28, 2011
At 3.9 inches in length, Kaweco Liliput Ballpoint Pens are small but exceptionally sweet gifts for those that appreciate the art of penmanship.
|The Art of Manliness: Holiday Gift Guide 2011 | November 27, 2011
Gifts on this list must meet the Art of Manliness criteria: manly, useful, classic, and one-of-a-kind. The Kaweco Liliput Fountain Pen passes with flying colors.
|Gear Patrol: E+M Workman Pocket Clutch Lead Holders | November 23, 2011
"Offered in a several color finishes, this beech wood short body lead holder uses a porcine 5.5 mm lead that’s stout enough to crush an SAT answer sheet, or unlike its forefathers, just look outstanding on your desk."
|TechCrunch: Bag Week Review | November 16, 2011
"The Nomadic WR-08 Wise-Walker is like a surprise birthday party. One minute you’re walking up the stairs to your drab, dark house and the next minute you’re treated to a delightful clutch of blaze orange balloons..."
|Craftzine: Miniature Envelope Template | November 15, 2011
Create completely unique envelopes this holiday season with Kuretake Mini Envelope Templates! Craftzine blogger Lish notes that "The larger envelope is the perfect size for a gift card."
|Wired: GeekDad Holiday Gift Guide #2 | November 14, 2011
Tombow Airpress Ballpoint Pens "can write on any surface and at any angle thanks to a clever pressurization system." Sounds like they'd do just fine at the North Pole!
|iLounge: Monteverde One Touch Stylus | November 8, 2011
How the Monteverde One Touch Stylus Pen works: "Pressing down on the rubber stylus nub exposes the pen tip, which writes with black ink; the stylus provides accurate input."
|Dog Milk: Dog Clips | November 1, 2011
The avid puppy lovers over at Dog Milk are pumped about our our adorable Midori Dog-Shaped Paper Clips!
|Tools & Toys: Uni-ball Signo (DX) | October 25, 2011
Gadget lover Shawn Blanc writes that the Uni-ball Signo DX 0.38 mm Gel Pen "has all the best qualities of the
|Daring Fireball: My Favorite Pen | October 19, 2011
Ever wondered what Apple enthusiast John Gruber likes to use for his analog needs? According to this post, the Zebra Sarasa Push Clip Gel Pen - 0.4 mm fits the bill, and "nothing else comes close."
|The Gadgeteer: Uni Kuru Toga Roulette Review | October 16, 2011
The Gadgeteer concludes that "If you’re a frequent mechanical pencil user, you should check out the Uni
|Cool Hunting: Liliput | October 13, 2011
The sleek and simple Kaweco Liliput Fountain Pen is "The kind of pen James Bond would use to gloss dossiers. Those afraid of the mess, maintenance, and pretentiousness of a fountain pen can rest easy."
|Fresh Home: Wanted: Japanese Roll Pen Case | September 15, 2011
With the Saki Roll Pen Case with Traditional Japanese Fabric, "All my pens are neatly tucked away in a pretty fabric roll. No more dumping out the entire contents of
|Herman Miller Lifework: Top 10 | September 8, 2011
Out of the "huge range of Japanese home office supplies" JetPens offers, the Pilot Petit1 Mini Fountain Pen stands out.
|Gear Patrol: Kaweco AC Sport Carbon Fiber Fountain Pen | August 30, 2011
On the Kaweco AC Sport Carbon Fiber Fountain Pen: "Combined, the durable construction and fantastic
|Cool Material: Kaweco Liliput Al Fountain Pen |
August 22, 2011
"There's only so much that emoticons and hearts can convey, so if you really want to get your point across you need to change the medium." For that, you have the Kaweco Liliput Aluminum Fountain Pen.
|Teen Vogue: Stylish Back-to-School Supplies |
August 16, 2011
Teen Vogue compiles a list of 26 unique, stand-out items that would be a great addition to anyone's back-to-school list.
|Uncrate: Rotring 600 Drafting Pencil |
August 16, 2011
"The Rotring 600 Drafting Pencil is a Japan-only dream with a nearly-perfect weight and feel."
|Cool Hunting: Kum's Genius Portable Scissor Design |
July 28, 2011
"A simple solution for making scissors more portable, the PenCut by Kum creatively consolidates to a pen-like form."
|Better Living Through Design: PenCut by Kum | July 28, 2011
Thanks to Kum PenCut Pen-Style Scissors, "Running around with scissors just got a whole lot safer."
|Daily Candy: Currently Coveting - Editor Crystal Meers's Finds | July 26, 2011
Crystal explores the surprisingly deep world of Japanese office supplies, concluding that "There are office files, and then there are officephiles like JetPens.com. The latter makes the former totally lovable with rainbow markers, donut tape dispensers, and neon mini brush pens."
|Discovery News: Stainless Steel Pen Accepts Hi-Tec-C Cartridges | July 26, 2011|
|Gizmodo: Japanese Chalk is Dustless, Day-Glo and Uses Scallop Shell Waste | July 22, 2011
Gizmodo blogs the news: "Nihon Rikagaku's developed a new kind of chalk made from crushed-up scallop shells which reduces dust but manages to maximize the
|Gadgetwise: Wise-Walker Downsizes the Laptop Bag | June 22, 2011
On the Nomadic WR-08 Wise-Walker A4 Shoulder Bag: "Unlike the huge commuter bags and satchels I have
|Pro Blogger: How a Blogger Landed His Dream Job | June 2, 2011
New JetPens Marketing Associate Brad Dowdy writes about his experiences blogging for The Pen Addict & how they led him to his dream job. On social media, he stresses the point that "Everything you do matters. Every blog post. Every comment. Every email. Every tweet. Everything."
|Gweek Podcast 005: Cursed Pirate Girl | April 28, 2011
Hosts Rob and Mark as well as special guest Tony Moore, co-creator of The Walking Dead, discuss Kokuyo Beetle Tip 3way Highlighters, Kum PenCut Pen-Style Scissors, and Tombow AirPress Ballpoint Pens. The JetPens segment begins at the 44 minute mark.
|Selectism: Uni-ball Japan Kuru Toga Mechanical Pencil | May 24, 2011
The Uni-ball Kuru Toga mechanical pencil "features an auto lead rotating mechanism that keeps the lead from fall[ing] flat on one side. By rotating the lead continuously, the impression on the paper stays uniform."
|The Tech Profile: How a Small Retailer Handles I.T. | May 17, 2011
David Freedman describes JetPens.com as "packed with stuff that you won't find just anywhere, including pens designed specifically for drawing Japanese Manga-style cartoon art and a five-function eraser."
|Gear Patrol: Rotring 600 Drafting Pencil | May 13, 2011
The Rotring 600 Drafting Pencil "will likely give pause to any jaded engineer, architect, or writer... Unfortunately,
|Wired: Mightier Than the Sword: 5 Perfect Pens | April 26, 2011
Mark McClusky determines that the Zebra Sharbo X CB8 is perfect for "the change agent" because you can "order the body, then choose from 40 ballpoint, gel, and mechanical-pencil inserts."
|Bungu to Jimuki | April 1, 2011
JetPens is featured in Bungu to Jimuki, a Japanese magazine that focuses on the stationery business.
|The Creating Keepsakes Blog: Create Calligraphy on Your Scrapbook Layouts | March 18, 2011
With the Pilot Parallel Calligraphy Pen, you can "create blended color lines with its special mixable color ink."
|The New York Times: Better Penmanship, Less Pain | February 4, 2011
Writer Jon Robin Baitz on the Kaweco Sport Fountain Pen: "I love its precision, its modesty, its clarity and its
|Stylus Pen Annual | December 2010|
|CrunchGear: Gift Guide for Writers and Those Who Support Them | November 24, 2010
Blogger John Biggs on the Sailor Recruit Fountain Pen: "Even if you're writing on a computer, you're eventually going to want a pen. I got a few inks and they write like
|The New York Times Style Magazine: The Moment's Holiday Gift Guide | November 19, 2010
Color therapy with the Ohto Pieni Mini Needle-Point Ballpoint Pen.
|Huffington Post Business: JetPens: How To Be An Entrepreneur On Your Own Terms | October 12, 2010
The MIT Entrepreneurship Review interviews JetPens co-founder Adrian Mak. Adrian advises aspiring entrepreneurs, "If you are young and don't have a lot of obligations, just go for it."
|Mochi Magazine: Interview with Lily Kim, Co-Founder of JetPens | October 12, 2010|
|Shiny Shiny: Erasers Shaped Like Sushi & 7-Blade Scissors? Japanese Stationery from JetPens |
July 28, 2010
|boingboing: JetPens, a site that sells Japanese pens | July 27, 2010
"Where else can you buy erasers that are also a game of balancing the erasers in an ark on your desk? And the colors, ranging from yellows and pinks to the office standards, are just awesome."
|BizzieMommy: Mom Entrepreneur Interview: Lily Kim | July 20, 2010
Lily Kim shares her insight on balancing work and family, sharing an inspirational quote from Jim Collins: For no matter what we achieve, if we don't spend the vast majority of our time with people we love and respect, we couldn't possibly have a good life.
|Winnipeg Free Press: Mother's Day Salvation | May 9, 2010
"The Japanese-designed Nomadic Wise-Walker Day Pack is an incredibly functional bag wrapped up in an urban chic package."
|Stylus Magazine: California Dreamin': JetPens.com Takes Off | February 2008
A profile of JetPens.com's origins. Stylus comments, "JetPens.com seems to be more than off the ground. With a combination of youthful energy, plain business sense and a global outlook, this young company is taking its place in cyberspace.
|Signal vs. Noise: Screens Around Town | September 13, 2007
Signal vs. Noise praises JetPens for its user-friendly image hotspot links on a writing sample of various Hi-Tec-C Pens.
|Wired: Down With the Murse! Try a Wise-Walker Instead | May 3, 2010
Blogger Brad Moon reviews the Nomadic Wise-Walker Day Pack: "The contents of Nathan Barry's Drawer of Redundant Technology would easily fit in this bag, and each item would likely have its own compartment to boot."
|Lifehacker: The Tiny Ohto Petit-B Pen Fits Comfortably in Your Pocket | April 7, 2010
When portability is key, "The Ohto Petit-B compact wallet pen fits easily in your pocket--and even in the fold of a wallet."
|CrunchGear: Japanese pen and pencil grab bag from JetPens | November 4, 2009
A grab bag of JetPens product reviews: "You like gadgets, so why not have a gadgety pen, or have a crazy pencil that sharpens itself?"
|Rhodia Drive: Online Retailer Spotlight: JetPens | October 23, 2009
An interview with JetPens co-founder Shu Yao: "I loved two facts about the [Rhodia] notepad: 1. it was very easy to tear off each paper along the perforation; and 2. my fountain pen ink didn't bleed on the paper."
|Daring Fireball: JetPens - Japanese Pens and Stationery | September 11, 2007
John Gruber tell his JetPens story: "I ordered a fistful of these 0.38mm G2s and they showed up yesterday and damn if they're not perfect. Best pen I've ever used."
|Fortune Small Business: Making Their Point | May 2007
Lindsay Blakely analyzes the secret to JetPens.com's success.
|Business 2.0: Making Their Point | April 2007
Lindsay Blakely highlights the popcorn pen as "a favorite with scrapbook fanatics."
|Cool Tools: Pentel Pocket Brush Pen | October 12, 2006
"The feel is incredibly tactile and lovely. It works like a fountain pen, with replaceable rich ink cartridges. Once capped it doesn't leak as far as I can tell."
|Blueprint | October 2006
Blueprint features the Pilot Hi-Tec-C 0.3 mm pen.
|Mighty Goods: Ohto Tasche Fountain Pen | January 17, 2006
Margaret Mason asks, "Wouldn't you feel classier, more official, writing with a fountain pen?"
|SFist: Holiday Gift Guide | December 10, 2005
"Looking for a good stocking stuffer? How about the Sakura Aqualip 5-pen set?"
|I4U: World's Thinnest Ball Point Pens by Uni-ball Signo | October 2005
"You want to write on a grain of rice? Take the world's thinnest ball point pens from Signo and do it."
|Uncrate: Uni-ball Signo Pen Set | August 22, 2005
Uncrate notes that Uni-ball's Signo Pen Set has pen tips that have "a diameter of 0.18 mm, or about the width of two human hairs."