JetPens Blog 2015-08-31T18:09:00-04:00 Zend_Feed_Writer http://www.jetpens.com/blog JetPens jetpens@jetpens.com http://www.jetpens.com <![CDATA[Pen Perks: 10 Days of Giveaways Back-to-School Edition]]> JetPens 10 Days of Giveaways

We're kicking off back-to-school season with 10 days of giveaways starting next Monday! We'll be doing giveaways on all our social media sites for the next two weeks, so read on to find out how you can enter and more.

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2015-08-28T14:54:54-04:00 2015-08-28T14:55:09-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/pen-perks-10-days-of-giveaways-back-to-school-edition/pt/791 Miriam
<![CDATA[New Products: Wise-Walker Tote Bags, Uni-ball Signo 307 Gel Pens, Fountain Pens, Fun Crossbody Bags, and More!]]> JetPens New Arrivals

New products are in!

We're loving the large tote bags and small convenient crossbody bags featured in this week's new arrivals! Other standouts include the highly anticipated Uni-ball Signo 307 gel pens, Staedtler fountain pens and inks, and more.

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2015-08-27T09:40:55-04:00 2015-08-27T09:40:55-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/new-products-wise-walker-tote-bags-uni-ball-signo-307-gel-pens-fountain-pens-fun-crossbody-bags-and-more/pt/790 Miriam
<![CDATA[Guide to Choosing a Fountain Pen]]>
Guide to Choosing a Fountain Pen

For over half a century after the first modern fountain pen was created by Lewis Waterman in 1884, fountain pens were used for writing everything from grocery lists to historic treaties. Even in the age of ballpoint pens and word processors, fountain pens retain an undeniable allure. Read on to learn the important things to consider when choosing a fountain pen, or jump ahead to see our specific fountain pen recommendations.

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2015-08-25T10:00:19-04:00 2015-08-25T16:25:45-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/guide-to-choosing-a-fountain-pen/pt/368 Ryan
<![CDATA[Pen Perks: Irojiten Color Pencil Giveaway]]>

5 lucky winners will get the covetable Tombow Irojiten Color Pencil Soft Primary Set with five beautiful color pencils. To see how to enter, read on!

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2015-08-21T16:42:48-04:00 2015-08-21T16:43:06-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/pen-perks-irojiten-color-pencil-giveaway/pt/789 Miriam
<![CDATA[New Products: Fun Markers, Water-Based Crayons, Premium Sketchbooks, Artist Brushes, and More!]]> JetPens New Arrivals

New products are in!

This week's new arrivals are sure to get your creative juices flowing! From colorful pens and crayons to color-changing markers to premium artist tools, find the best medium for your ideas to come to life.

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2015-08-20T09:50:51-04:00 2015-08-20T09:50:51-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/new-products-fun-markers-water-based-crayons-premium-sketchbooks-artist-brushes-and-more/pt/788 Miriam
<![CDATA[New Products: Life Notebooks, TWSBI Mini Fountain Pens, Nomadic Messenger Bags, Lihit Lab Pencil Cases, Brause Nib Holders and More!]]> JetPens New Arrivals

New products are in!

This elegant assortment of new arrivals adds a touch of class to any stationery collection. Whether you're fancying new notebooks, fountain pens, or bags, we've got you covered.

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2015-08-13T09:35:51-04:00 2015-08-13T09:35:51-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/new-products-life-notebooks-twsbi-mini-fountain-pens-nomadic-messenger-bags-lihit-lab-pencil-cases-brause-nib-holders-and-more/pt/787 Miriam
<![CDATA[Our Favorite Notebooks for Fountain Pen Use]]>
Our Favorite Notebooks for Fountain Pen Use

A world class dancer needs a partner of equal measure to perform at the highest level, and a fountain pen deserves no less in the notebook it is paired with. In this post, we'll cover the things to consider when choosing a notebook for use with your fountain pen and provide some specific recommendations that will bring out its very best.

(For a more in-depth guide to what makes paper good or bad for fountain pen use, check out our Fountain Pen Paper Recommendations.)

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2015-08-11T10:00:00-04:00 2015-08-11T10:19:20-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/our-favorite-notebooks-for-fountain-pen-use/pt/32 Ryan
<![CDATA[Pen Perks: Sketch Set Giveaway]]>

This sketch set is perfect for artists, whether you're a beginner or master! The large sketchbook will fit all of your doodles or masterpieces, and the lead holder and Copic multiliners will bring your vision to life. Read on to see how to enter.

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2015-08-07T11:43:10-04:00 2015-08-07T11:43:10-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/pen-perks-sketch-set-giveaway/pt/786 Miriam
<![CDATA[New Products: Lihit Lab Pen Cases, Gel Highlighters, Felt Tip Markers, Cute Card Cases, Rollerball Pens, Cool Binder Clips, and More!]]>

New products are in!

We don't want to let go of summer yet, but this batch of new arrivals is perfect for back-to-school, including smart pen cases, punchy gel highlighters, smooth roller balls, and more!

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2015-08-06T09:31:25-04:00 2015-08-06T09:31:25-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/new-products-lihit-lab-pen-cases-gel-highlighters-felt-tip-markers-cute-card-cases-rollerball-pens-cool-binder-clips-and-more/pt/785 Miriam
<![CDATA[Guide to Drawing Inks]]>
Guide to Drawing Inks

Walk into any artist's studio, and you're sure to find a bottle or two of drawing ink. Inks are an invaluable tool to artists, due to their dark color, permanence, and their versatility and compatibility with a wide variety of drawing tools. But inks are not limited to professionals: students, hobbyists, and even those who just enjoy the feel of using ink straight from the bottle all can enjoy a good bottle of drawing ink.

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2015-08-04T10:55:56-04:00 2015-08-04T10:55:56-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/guide-to-drawing-inks/pt/784 Heidi
<![CDATA[New Products: Shaker Mechanical Pencils, TWSBI Mechanical Pencils, Nomadic Travel Wallets, Lihit Lab Bag-in-Bags, Sharpies, Erasers, and More!]]>

New products are in!

With sleek mechanical pencils, convenient wallets and bag-in-bags, new Sharpie markers in electrifying colors, and more, you're sure to find a new staple for your everyday-carry in this week's new arrivals!

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2015-07-30T09:38:27-04:00 2015-07-30T09:40:22-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/new-products-shaker-mechanical-pencils-twsbi-mechanical-pencils-nomadic-travel-wallets-lihit-lab-bag-in-bags-sharpies-erasers-and-more/pt/782 Miriam
<![CDATA[Guide to Drafting Pencils]]>

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.

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2015-07-28T11:07:44-04:00 2015-07-28T11:07:44-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/guide-to-drafting-pencils/pt/781 Ryan
<![CDATA[Pen Perks: Expedition Giveaway]]>

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!

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2015-07-24T11:51:57-04:00 2015-07-24T11:52:10-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/pen-perks-expedition-giveaway/pt/780 Miriam
<![CDATA[New Products: Kaweco Skyline Sport Fountain Pens, FriXion Stamps, Limited Edition Blackwing Pencils, Pen Cases, Highlighters, Rollerball Pens and More!]]>

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!

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2015-07-23T09:37:24-04:00 2015-07-23T09:37:24-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/new-products-kaweco-skyline-sport-fountain-pens-frixion-stamps-limited-edition-blackwing-pencils-pen-cases-highlighters-rollerball-pens-and-more/pt/778 Miriam
<![CDATA[Guide to Fountain Pen Nibs: Troubleshooting Tips and Tricks]]>

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.

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2015-07-21T15:11:04-04:00 2015-07-21T15:11:04-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/guide-to-fountain-pen-nibs-troubleshooting-tips-and-tricks/pt/777 Ryan
<![CDATA[New Products: Karas Kustoms Fountain Pens and Pen Bodies, Field Notes, Clairefontaine Triomphe, and Pelikan Edelstein Inks!]]>

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.

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2015-07-16T09:27:50-04:00 2015-07-16T09:28:52-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/new-products-karas-kustoms-fountain-pens-and-pen-bodies-field-notes-midoris-traveler-notebook-pan-am-refills-clairefontaine-triomphe-and-pelikan-edelstein-inks/pt/775 Miriam
<![CDATA[Made in America]]>

Though we love scouring the world for the latest and greatest in stationery supplies, there are gems to be found right in our backyard. With its rich history in manufacturing, the United States is home to some of the best stationery companies. Keep reading to see some of our favorite brands that are carrying on the American tradition of in-house manufacturing.

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2015-07-14T13:42:10-04:00 2015-07-14T13:42:10-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/made-in-america/pt/774 Miriam
<![CDATA[Pen Perks: Daydreamer Giveaway]]>

Two lucky winners will get this set that's perfect for recording all your summer adventures and daydreams. To see how to enter, read on!

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2015-07-10T16:01:55-04:00 2015-07-10T16:01:55-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/pen-perks-daydreamer-giveaway/pt/772 Miriam
<![CDATA[New Products: Kaweco Brass Sport and Jinhao Fountain Pens, Nomadic Travel Cases, Kurochiku Cleaning Cloths, Sakura Solid Markers, and More!]]>

New products are in!

This week's items are sure to become precious everyday carry items, from classy fountain pens to convenient travel cases to "taisetsu" (precious) cleaning clothes. Read on to see more!

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2015-07-09T09:45:02-04:00 2015-07-09T09:45:02-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/new-products-kaweco-brass-sport-and-jinhao-fountain-pens-nomadic-travel-cases-kurochiku-cleaning-cloths-sakura-solid-markers-and-more/pt/771 Miriam
<![CDATA[How to Clean a Fountain Pen]]>

Like any well-tuned machine, fountain pens need periodic cleaning to keep them performing their best. This article will cover the basics of fountain pen cleaning, as well as some advanced techniques for experienced users.

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2015-07-07T10:30:00-04:00 2015-07-07T10:38:01-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/how-to-clean-a-fountain-pen/pt/259 Ryan