JetPens in the Press

JetPens in the Press

2015 Gift Guide: For Designers, Calligraphers, and Artists |
December 9, 2015

This holiday gift guide recommends our Holbein Water Brush Pen for use with watercolors and gouache -- a versatile tool for calligraphers and artists!

The Off-Duty 50: Global Holiday Gift Guide |
December 1, 2015

Curators at The Wall Street Journal selected the Japanese Uni Mitsubishi Hi-Uni Pencil Art Set for their gift guide of unique and luxurious items from around the globe.

23 Pens for the Home and Office |
September 21, 2015

In this roundup of stylish and timeless pens for office use, Gear Patrol editors highlighted the Kaweco Classic Sport for its "gold-plated steel nib... and iconic hexagonal shape".

Letter of Recommendation: Uni-ball Signo UM-151 |
May 21, 2015

Author Tom Vanderbilt writes an ode to his favorite pen, the fine-tipped Uni-ball Signo. He mentions JetPens.com as a source to find them, plus many more Japanese pens!

JetPens is Now Carrying a Full Line of Pilot FriXion Erasable Ink Products |
May 3, 2015

Julie posted a brief update, stating that JetPens now carries "a large variety of other Pilot FriXion products including colored gel pens, pencils, markers and highlighters."

12 Seriously Awesome Office Supplies You Didn’t Even Know Existed |
January 2015

In her quest to collect unique office supplies, the author came across some JetPens favorites, like the Midori Eraser Dust Mini Cleaner and more!

Best Stocking Stuffers for Travelers |
December 2014

Charming Midori Airplane Paper Clips make great stocking stuffers for frequent travelers, who have stacks of itineraries and boarding passes to manage.

TechCrunch: Bag Week - The Nomadic WT-18 Wise-Walker Toto |
October 16, 2014

John Biggs loves the Nomadic WT-18 Wise- Walker Toto Bag because it has "enough pockets to hold all of Batman's grenades", and even more!

A No-Smudge Ballpoint Pen for Sketching or Jotting |
September 22, 2014

The vintage-inspired Midori Brass Bullet Ballpoint Pen was praised as being "exceptionally smooth and aesthetically appealing."

Better Homes & Gardens: Organizing Essentials |
September 2014

BHG picked the Lihit Lab Teffa Bag in Bag for this back-to-school feature, calling it a "mobile office" with pockets for all your go-to tools.

Fakus Pencil Case Collection Tricks the Eye |
March 31, 2014

The whimsical Sun-Star Fakus Pencil Case is a fun item that "tricks the eye with a humorous optical illusion."

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 |
April 2014

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.

Framed Silhouette Family Tree |

In this unique family tree craft, Martha uses our Pentel White Gel Ink Pen to add details to the silhouettes.

Minimally Minimal: Lamy CP1 and Pilot Iroshizuku Ink |
January 26, 2014

Andrew reviewed the slim Lamy CP1 fountain pen and the subtle, blue-gray Pilot Iroshizuku Shin-Kai ink.

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."

Style's 2013 Last-Minute Gift Guide |
December 24, 2013

SF Gate rounded up some of the best gift ideas, from silly to sensible, and some of our lovely fountain pens made the cut!

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 |
October 2013

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 |
August 2013

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

IT Manager CM Smith loves everything digital. We sent him a Wise-Walker, a Maruman Mnemosyne Notebook, and a couple of pens to change his mind!

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

The Nomadic WT-18 Toto Bag and the Nomadic WL-25 Wise-Walker Backpack are praised for their "stark, compact design".

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 logo Cool Tools article screenshot 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
two -- one for everyday writing, and another for correcting tests.

Lamy Safari Fountain Pens

For Me, For You logo For Me, For You article screenshot For Me, For You: On Happy Making | March 8, 2012

Out of everything in Kate's "happy-making package"
from JetPens, she particularly liked the Kuretake Zig Cartoonist Mangaka Pens!

Kuretake Zig Cartoonist Mangaka Pen - 01

Oh Happy Day logo Oh Happy Day article screenshot 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?

Kuretake Zig Letter Pen CocoIro Pen Body - Sakura Pink

Family Circle logo Family Circle article screenshot 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."

Staedtler Triplus Fineliner Marker Pens - 20 Color Set

Primer Magazine logo Primer Magazine article screenshot 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."

Pelle Leather Journal - Small

Green LA Girl logo Green LA Girl article screenshot Green LA Girl: One Stop Shop for Green Writers | February 27, 2012

Green LA Girl likes our selection of environmentally conscious pens, especially the Zebra SK-Sharbo+1 Eco Multi Pen -- it's perfect for "teaching a lot and grading papers!"

Zebra SK-Sharbo+1 2 Color Eco Multi Pen

CNBC logo CNBC article screenshot CNBC: Tech Check | February 17, 2012

CNBC gives viewers a behind-the-scenes peek at JetPens Headquarters in this special Tech Check segment.

Pilot Iroshizuku Fountain Pen Inks

What We Use: Alan Henry’s Favorite Gear and Productivity Tips |
February 14, 2012

Lifehacker blogger Alan Henry stays productive by making sure that a "couple of fancy Japanese pens" are always in reach.

White Cabana logo White Cabana article screenshot 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."

Kaweco Classic Sport Ballpoint Pen - White

Lifehacker logo Lifehacker article screenshot Lifehacker: Kum PenCut Is a Travel Pair of
| 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."

Kum PenCut Pen-Style Scissors

Cool Tools logo Cool Tools article screenshot 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."

Kum PenCut Pen-Style Scissors

Gear Patrol logo Gear Patrol article screenshot 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."

Pelle Leather Journal - Small

Richmond Times-Dispatch logo Richmond Times-Dispatch article screenshot 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."

Pentel Tradio Stylo Fountain Pens

Valet logo Valet article screenshot 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."

Kaweco AC Sport Carbon Fountain Pen

The Kitchn logo The Kitchn article screenshot 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."

Metaphys Ojue Lunch Box - Black

Selectism logo Selectism article screenshot Selectism: A Study of .35mm – .5mm Japanese
| January 24, 2012

After Tara took a 2-week trip to Japan, two pens emerged as her favorites: the Pilot Hi-Tec-C Gel Ink Pen and the Pentel Slicci Gel Ink Pen.

Pilot Hi-Tec-C Gel Ink Pen writing sample

Shiny Shiny logo Shiny Shiny article screenshot Shiny Shiny: How to brighten up your gadgets, your desk & your life | January 19, 2012

"How can penguin-shaped paperclips NOT put a
smile on your face?"

Midori D-Clips: Penguin Shaped Paper Clips

The Bold Italic logo The Bold Italic article screenshot The Bold Italic: Friends with Benefits | January 13, 2012

For Nicole Grant, founder of local blog The Bold
Italic, the care package JetPens sent "was like Christmas and my birthday all rolled into one!"

Iwako Sushi on Cutting Board Novelty Eraser Set

HOW logo HOW article screenshot HOW Blog: JetPens! | January 13, 2012

Marvy 4300 LePen Marker Pens have something to offer for everyone. "The colors are fun and stand
out when making notes on proofs. Perfect for editors and designers!"

Marvy 4300 LePen Porous Point Marker Pens

Design Mom logo Design Mom article screenshot 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!

Midori Elephant Paper Clips

Draw! Magazine logo Draw! Magazine article screenshot Draw! Magazine #20: The Crusty Critic | Spring 2011

Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pens and Kuretake Fudegokochi Brush Pens both get a thumbs-up from
Draw! Magazine's resident critic.

Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pens

Dezeen logo Dezeen article screenshot 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.

Leaf Tie Cable Organizer - Olive

Papermag logo Papermag article screenshot 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.

Leaf Tie Cable Organizer - Olive

Oh Joy! logo Oh Joy! article screenshot 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!"

Leaf Tie Cable Organizer - Olive

Cafe Mom: The Stir logo Cafe Mom: The Stir article screenshot 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."

Iwako Sushi Novelty Erasers

Mom Trends logo Mom Trends article screenshot Mom Trends: Fun Japanese Writing Tools for the Holidays | December 9, 2011

Style-conscious mom Nicole Feliciano recommends a grab bag of JetPens products, from 3M Scotch Donut Tape Dispensers to Pilot FriXion Colors Erasable Markers.

3M Scotch Donut Tape Dispenser - Mango

Best Pens to Outfit Your Home Office |
December 8, 2011

Apartment Therapy says folks love the Hi-Tec-C because it is inexpensive and it "writes smoothly with a fine tipped end."

Papermag logo Papermag article screenshot 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.

Midori Tortoise-Shaped Paper Clips

Unplggd logo Unplggd article screenshot Unplggd: Best Pens to Outfit Your Home Office | December 2, 2011

For those times when "you really need to just go analog and write with a good pen", the Uni-ball Signo (DX) UM-151 Gel Pen and the Pilot Hi-Tec-C Gel Pen are here for you.

Cool Hunting logo Cool Hunting article screenshot 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."

Kaweco Liliput Fountain Pen - Silver

Boing Boing logo Boing Boing article screenshot 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.

Kaweco Liliput Ballpoint Pen - Silver

The Art of Manliness logo The Art of Manliness article screenshot 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.

Kaweco Liliput Fountain Pen - Silver

Gear Patrol logo Gear Patrol article screenshot 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."

E+M Workman Pocket Clutch Lead Holder & 5.5 mm leads

TechCrunch logo TechCrunch article screenshot 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..."

Nomadic WR-08 Wise-Walker Shoulder Bag

Craftzine logo Craftzine article screenshot 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."

Kuretake Mini Envelop Templates

Wired logo Wired article screenshot 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!

Tombow Airpress Ballpoint Pen

iLounge logo iLounge article screenshot 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."

Using Monteverde One Touch Stylus Pen on an iPad

Dog Milk logo Dog Milk article screenshot 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!

Midori Dog-Shaped Paper Clips

Tools & Toys logo Tools & Toys article screenshot 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
Pilot G2 — fine tip, scratchy, gel ink, losable — but
slightly improved."

Handful of Uni-ball Signo DX 0.38 mm Gel Ink Pens

Daring Fireball logo Daring Fireball article screenshot 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."

Colorful array of Zebra Sarasa Push Clip Gel Pens - 0.4 mm

The Gadgeteer logo The Gadgeteer article screenshot 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
Kuru Toga Roulette Model
. Especially if you’re a lead breaker like I am."

Kuru Toga Auto Lead Rotation Mechanical Pencil - Roulette Series - Silver Body

Cool Hunting logo Cool Hunting article screenshot 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."

Writing with a Kaweco Liliput Fountain Pen - Silver Body

Fresh Home logo Fresh Home article screenshot 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
my purse to find one measly writing utensil!"

Saki Roll Pen Cases with Traditional Japanese Fabric

Herman Miller Lifework logo Herman Miller Lifework article screenshot 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.

Pilot Petit1 Mini Fountain Pen tip

Gear Patrol logo Gear Patrol article screenshot 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
writing make this the best excuse this year to ditch the ballpoint."

Kaweco AC Sport Carbon Fiber Fountain Pens

Cool Material logo Cool Material article screenshot 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.

Kaweco Liliput Aluminum Fountain Pen nib

Teen Vogue logo Teen Vogue article screenshot 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.

Marvy 4300 LePen Markers - Set of 10

Uncrate logo Uncrate article screenshot 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."

Rotring 600 Drafting Pencil - Black

Cool Hunting logo Cool Hunting article screenshot 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."

Kum PenCut Pen-Style Scissors - Pink

Better Living Through Design logo Better Living Through Design article screenshot 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."

Kum PenCut Pen-Style Scissors

Daily Candy logo Daily Candy article screenshot 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."

Marvy 4300 LePen Markers

Discovery News logo Discovery News article screenshot Discovery News: Stainless Steel Pen Accepts Hi-Tec-C Cartridges | July 26, 2011

Brooklyn design studio CW&T has created Pen Type-A, a stainless steel alternative to the standard plastic housing of Pilot Hi-Tec-C Gel Ink Pens.

Pilot Hi-Tec-C Gel Ink Pens with writing sample

Gizmodo logo Gizmodo article screenshot 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
intensity of the colors."
Check out the innovative new Rikagaku Dustless Chalk!

Rikagaku Dustless Chalk - 6 Color Set

New York Times: Gadgetwise logo New York Times: Gadgetwise article screenshot 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
been carrying, this ultralight and no-nonsense sack is quite compelling and has a certain cyberpunk flair to it that I particularly enjoy."

Nomadic Wise-Walker A4 Shoulder Bag

Pro Blogger logo Pro Blogger article screenshot 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."

Boing Boing: Gweek logo Boing Boing: Gweek 005 screenshot 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 logo Selectism article screenshot 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."

Uni-ball Kuru Toga Mechanical Pencil

New York Times logo New York Times article screenshot 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 logo Gear Patrol article screenshot 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,
it doesn't include a '#2 pencils are for peasants' bumper sticker."

Rotring 600 Mechanical Pencils

Wired logo Wired article screenshot 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."

Zebra Sharbo X CB8 Pen Component

Bungu to Jimuki Bungu to Jimuki article scan Bungu to Jimuki | April 1, 2011

JetPens is featured in Bungu to Jimuki, a Japanese magazine that focuses on the stationery business.

Creating Keepsakes Blog logo Creating Keepsakes blog article screenshot 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."

Pilot Parallel Calligraphy Pens

New York Times logo New York Times article screenshot 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
minimal fuss. This is the cheaper, more practical version of a Mercedes. All I really need is this and a notepad. I could go for hours, days, weeks."

Kaweco Sport Fountain Pens

Stylus Magazine logo Stylus Magazine page scan Stylus Pen Annual | December 2010

Featured products include the Viss Spiral Eraser, Zebra nuSpiral Multi Ballpoint Pen & Pencil, and Take Tori Bamboo Body Roller Ball Pen.

Take Tori Bamboo Body Roller Ball Pens

CrunchGear logo CrunchGear article screenshot 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
a miniature dream."

Sailor Recruit Fountain Pen

New York Times: T Magazine logo New York Times: T Magazine article screenshot 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.

Ohto Pieni Mini Needle-Point Ballpoint Pens

Huffington Post logo Huffington Post article screenshot 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 logo Mochi article screenshot Mochi Magazine: Interview with Lily Kim, Co-Founder of JetPens | October 12, 2010

What do the JetPens founders use for their stationery needs? Lily Kim answers, "I use Rhodia New Web Notebook + Pocket and a Pilot Hi-Tec-C gel pen every
day for journaling."

Pilot Hi-Tec-C Gel Ink Pens

Shiny Shiny: Erasers Shaped Like Sushi & 7-Blade Scissors? Japanese Stationery from JetPens |
July 28, 2010

Shiny Shiny offers some suggestions for office improvement -- from practical Shredder Scisors to silly Sushi Erasers.

Jetpens: Japanese Pens for Fun and Profit |
July 28, 2010

TechCrunch called JetPens a "odd little webstore featuring all sorts of Japanese gel pens", among many other products!

Boing Boing lgoo Boing Boing article screenshot 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."

Bizzie Mommy logo Bizzie Mommy article screenshot 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 logo Winnipeg Free Press article screenshot 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."

Nomadic Wise-Walker Day Pack

Stylus Magazine logo Stylus Magazine article screenshot 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.

37 Signals logo 37 Signals article screenshot 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.

Pilot Hi-Tec-C Gel Ink Pens

Wired logo Wired article screenshot 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."

Nomadic Wise-Walker Day Pack

Lifehacker logo Lifehacker article screenshot 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."

Ohto Petit-B Compact Wallet Pens

CrunchGear logo CrunchGear article screenshot 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?"

Kokuyo Beetle Tip 3way Highlighter - Pink

Rhodia Drive logo Rhodia Drive article screenshot 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."

Rhodia Notebooks

Daring Fireball logo Daring Fireball article screenshot 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."

Pilot G-2 Gel Ink Pens with writing sample

Fortune Small Business logo Fortune Small Business article screenshot Fortune Small Business: Making Their Point | May 2007

Lindsay Blakely analyzes the secret to JetPens.com's success.

Kokuyo Kadokeshi 28-Corner Eraser - White

Business 2.0 logo Business 2.0 article screenshot Business 2.0: Making Their Point | April 2007

Lindsay Blakely highlights the popcorn pen as "a favorite with scrapbook fanatics."

Dong-A Popcorn Puffy Paint Pens

Cool Tools logo Cool Tools article screenshot 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."

Pentel Pocket Brush Pen

Blueprint Magazine logo Blueprint Magazine page scan Blueprint | October 2006

Blueprint features the Pilot Hi-Tec-C 0.3 mm pen.

Pilot Hi-Tec-C 0.3 mm Gel Ink Pens

Mighty Goods logo Mighty Goods article screenshot Mighty Goods: Ohto Tasche Fountain Pen | January 17, 2006

Margaret Mason asks, "Wouldn't you feel classier, more official, writing with a fountain pen?"

Ohto Tasche Fountain Pens

SFist logo SFist article screenshot SFist: Holiday Gift Guide | December 10, 2005

"Looking for a good stocking stuffer? How about the Sakura Aqualip 5-pen set?"

Sakura Aqualip Gel Ink Pens - 5 Color Set

I4U logo I4U article screenshot 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."

Uni-ball Signo Bit UM-201 Gel Ink Pens

Uncrate logo Uncrate article screenshot 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."

Uni-ball Signo Bit UM-201 Gel Ink Pen writing sample