JetPens Blog 2014-07-30T05:08:56-04:00 Zend_Feed_Writer JetPens <![CDATA[Zebra Sarasa: A Comprehensive Guide]]>

The Zebra Sarasa is no ordinary gel ink pen. While the Hi-Tec-C and Signo gel pens tend to grab the spotlight, pen nerds love the Zebra Sarasa for its smooth ink flow, fast-drying qualities, comfortable grip, wide barrel, and retractable feature (whew! That's a long list!). Many have guiltily strayed from their first pen love under the wily charms of the Sarasa.

2014-07-29T13:51:37-04:00 2014-07-29T17:29:22-04:00 Miriam
<![CDATA[Pen Perks: Tachikawa Comic Pens Giveaway - 10 Winners!]]>

The world-famous San Diego Comic-Con is in full swing, and we love the creativity that surrounds this huge convention! Whether you're a die-hard fan of the original comic book series or just enjoyed the most recent film adaptation, enter for your chance to win a set of three Tachikawa comic pens. Ten lucky winners will get these pens for creating their own comic illustrations, or sketching some fan art of their favorite characters!

2014-07-25T13:59:38-04:00 2014-07-25T13:59:38-04:00 Elaine
<![CDATA[Pen Perks: Pinterest A Midsummer's Night Dream Giveaway]]>

Midsummer is here, and we're dreaming of all sorts of whimsical things. What better way to inspire creativity than a brush pen giveaway on Pinterest? Read on to see how you can win.

2014-07-23T17:01:39-04:00 2014-07-23T17:01:39-04:00 Miriam
<![CDATA[Notebooks Explained]]>

There's no better place than a paper notebook to pour out your blood, sweat, and tears. It helps you to slow down and be more thoughtful about what you write, whether it's deep, dark secrets or lyrics to the song you're writing. With so many different variations out there, we want to help you sort through all of your options. Read on to find what kind of notebook is best for you!

2014-07-18T17:12:32-04:00 2014-07-21T10:28:12-04:00 Miriam
<![CDATA[Pen Perks: Field Notes County Fair Edition - 5 Winners!]]>

FIVE lucky winners will each receive one pack of Field Notes Color Cover County Fair Memo Books in their state of choice! Each pack contains three memo books in blue, red, and yellow -- the colors of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place County Fair prize ribbons. You can select your residence state, your hometown state, or a state you plan to visit on vacation this summer!

2014-07-18T16:40:47-04:00 2014-07-18T16:40:47-04:00 Elaine
<![CDATA[New Products: Pens, Inks, Pencils, and More in a Variety of Shades, Shapes, and Sizes!]]>

New products are in!

This week, we're bringing you a variety of pens, inks, and pencils in all sorts of shades, shapes, and sizes. We're having a hard time resisting the urge to collect them all! Read on to find out what we're currently loving.

2014-07-16T12:02:31-04:00 2014-07-16T12:10:22-04:00 Miriam
<![CDATA[Pen Perks: Shelterwood Giveaway]]>

Summer is the best season for a camping trip! Inspired by beautiful forest landscapes, the limited edition Shelterwood Field Notes has covers made of real American cherry wood, while the A.G. Spalding fountain pen features a maple wood barrel. Get in touch with nature and bring this set with you on your next hike!

2014-07-03T16:48:57-04:00 2014-07-25T10:35:29-04:00 Elaine
<![CDATA[New Products: Field Notes, Fountain Pens, Crayons, Rulers, Roller Ball Pens, and More!]]>

New products are in!

We're going bold in this week's new arrivals! We have Field Notes that proudly showcase the 50 U.S. states, sophisticated fountain pens, fun wet-erase crayons, handy ruler and template sets, and richly pigmented roller ball pens.

2014-07-02T14:55:51-04:00 2014-07-02T14:55:51-04:00 Miriam
<![CDATA[Pen Perks: Pinterest Red, White, and Blue Giveaway]]>

It's time for another Pinterest giveaway! In the spirit of July 4th, one lucky person will win a set of red, white, and blue goodies. Read on to see how you can win.

2014-06-25T10:02:03-04:00 2014-07-08T16:42:38-04:00 Miriam
<![CDATA[Pen Perks: Retro 51 Giveaway]]>

Retro 51 is known for their unique pens, which are vintage-inspired with a classy, modern touch. The Black Acrylic model has a sleek lacquer finish and chrome accents, while the Lincoln model has an antiqued copper finish. If you're looking for some real retro fun, put down the smartphone and pull out these playing cards for a good old fashioned game of Blackjack!

2014-06-20T16:25:16-04:00 2014-06-20T16:25:16-04:00 Elaine
<![CDATA[Uni-ball Signo: A Comprehensive Guide]]>

Hailed by many as the holy grail among gel ink pens, the Uni-ball Signo line is lauded for its legendary archival quality ink and continuous smooth flow. With tip sizes that range from 0.28 mm to 1.0 mm and a vivid array of colors to choose from, it's revered by pen lovers everywhere.

2014-06-19T11:54:58-04:00 2014-07-18T14:22:24-04:00 Miriam
<![CDATA[New Products: Vintage Fountain Pens, Beautiful Inks, Bright Ballpoint and Multi Pens, Everyday Carry, and More!]]>

New products are in!

This week's batch of new arrivals is all about being inspired by your surroundings. From vintage-inspired fountain pens to inks that reflect the four seasons to notebooks that were dreamed up in a garage, these products have a great story to tell.

2014-06-18T16:11:09-04:00 2014-06-18T16:11:09-04:00 Miriam
<![CDATA[Pen Perks: Father's Day Giveaway for Five Winners!]]>

For many kids, some of the fondest childhood memories involve tossing a baseball around with Dad on a warm weekend afternoon. You can carry on this timeless tradition over summer with this prize! A Drive into the Gap is a wonderful true story that will inspire you to take a trip out to the next ball game. Don't forget to bring along your Field Notes book and fountain pen to write down scores.

2014-06-06T15:49:36-04:00 2014-06-23T13:55:07-04:00 Elaine
<![CDATA[New Products: Colorful Inks, Fountain Pens, Letter Guides, Multi Pens and More!]]>

New products are in!

From colorful inks to fountain pens to lettering guides, we're bringing you everything you need to create beautiful handwriting in this week's new arrivals. Keep reading to see our favorites!

2014-06-04T15:49:31-04:00 2014-06-04T15:49:31-04:00 Miriam
<![CDATA[Pen Perks: Summer Travel Pinterest Giveaway]]>

Let's kick off the summer with our very first Pinterest giveaway! One lucky winner will win some of our travel essentials, perfect for taking on summer trips. Keep reading to find out how to enter.

2014-06-02T10:34:30-04:00 2014-06-19T14:27:32-04:00 Miriam
<![CDATA[Pen Pals Interview: Fantasy Artist and Calligrapher Schin Loong]]>

An interview series featuring notable people whose lives intersect with the world of pens. Schin Loong is a fantasy illustrator who produces stunning calligraphy on the side.

Please tell us a little about yourself.

My name is Schin Loong, I am originally from Malaysia and am currently living in Nevada, US. I work as a graphic artist and illustrator by day, and by night I am a calligrapher.

How did you get into calligraphy?

I discovered flourished birds and ornamental Spencerian penmanship and was blown away by their elegance and beauty, amazed that they were all done by hand in minutes. I vowed to be able to do the same... eventually.

A couple years later, I have barely scratched the surface of what the masters can do. Give me another 50-60 years, I'll get it by then...

2014-05-30T15:01:55-04:00 2014-06-16T16:20:22-04:00 Elaine
<![CDATA[Guide to Wooden Pencils]]>

Call us old-fashioned, but there is a special place for wooden pencils in our pen cases. From the earthy smell of freshly sharpened wood to the smooth feel of its lacquered body, we love using them for drawing, sketching, and everyday writing. There are even times when we reach for them over our mechanical pencils and lead holders.

Artists, students, writers, and designers alike have long relied on the versatility of wooden pencils for their work. Varying lead grades, flexible graphite cores, and erasability are just some of the reasons why people go back to wooden pencils again and again. Follow along as we explore the world of wooden pencils and all that they offer for the discerning artist or writer.

2014-05-27T16:30:08-04:00 2014-05-28T16:52:30-04:00 Miriam
<![CDATA[Pen Perks: Monteverde Demonstrator Fountain Pen and Ink Giveaway]]>

Did you know that clear body demonstrator pens, similar to this Monteverde model, have been around since the 1930's? Originally, they were only used by manufacturers to show a pen's internal features to potential buyers. Today, demonstrators have become very popular among fountain pen users -- so here is your chance to win one of these unique pens for yourself!
2014-05-23T12:02:35-04:00 2014-06-16T09:44:56-04:00 Elaine
<![CDATA[New Products: Fountain Pens, Calligraphy Pens, Color Pencils, Paper, and More!]]>

New products are in!

It's all about pens, color pencils, and paper! Fountain pens, calligraphy pens, color pencils, and paper are just a sampling of what we are offering in this week's batch of new arrivals.

2014-05-21T13:46:52-04:00 2014-05-21T13:46:52-04:00 Miriam
<![CDATA[Hi-Tec-C: A Comprehensive Guide]]>

It's the pen with a refill that launched a thousand ships—no, Kickstarter campaigns. With its clear plastic body and simple design, the Hi-Tec-C by Pilot Japan is deceptively ordinary. Yet, this humble pen makes the finest of lines flow out effortlessly and smoothly. It's the stuff pen lovers' dreams are made of.

2014-05-13T13:34:39-04:00 2014-07-18T10:00:24-04:00 Miriam