JetPens Blog

July 28, 2015 - Posted by Ryan to Guides

In the age of computer-aided design software, drafting by hand may be turning into a lost art, but drafting pencils are still as popular as ever. Designed to stand up to the rigors of heavy-duty, professional use, they are a favorite among artists, designers, and anyone who values quality and reliability in their writing instruments. Let's explore the main characteristics of drafting pencils and take a look at some of our favorites.

July 24, 2015 - Posted by Miriam to Pen Perks

We've prepared two sets for two lucky rugged adventurers! Equip yourself with a hardcover notebook, pressurized ink pen, and a handy dandy pen case. Read on to see how to enter!

New products are in!

This week's new arrivals feature updates on well-loved classics, including new colors of the popular Skyline Sport fountain pens, stamps that use the magical FriXion ink technology, and limited edition Blackwing pencils!

Many fountain pen issues can be solved with a good cleaning, but some will require a slightly more advanced solution. If your fountain pen is scratchy, inconsistent, or just not writing quite the way you'd like, and if cleaning it hasn't solved the issue, read on for some more advanced tips and tricks.

Before attempting to tune a fountain pen, it helps to understand the basics of how they work. If you're new to fountain pens, check out How Fountain Pens Work.

New products are in!

We're dreaming of a bygone era with this week's new arrivals. Products include machined pens by Karas Kustoms, new Field Notes memo books, a Clairefontaine Triomphe notepad, and the Pelikan Edelstein ink of the year.