JetPens Blog 2016-02-14T01:31:14-05:00 Zend_Feed_Writer JetPens <![CDATA[Pen Perks: Valentine's Day Giveaway]]>

Love is in the air! We're smitten with the lovely heart-shaped J. Herbin ink and beautiful glass dip pen--it's a match made in heaven! Read on to see how you can win this swoon-worthy set.

2016-02-12T10:10:32-05:00 2016-02-12T10:10:32-05:00 Miriam
<![CDATA[New Products: Signo RT1 Gel Pens, Artblox Mechanical Pencils, Scissors + Cutter Tool, Paint Markers, Word Notebooks, Card Cases, and More!]]> JetPens New Arrivals

New products are in!

We can't get enough of cute products especially with Valentine's Day coming up. Satiate your color craving with new Signo RT1 gel pens, Artblox mechanical pencils, and paint markers, or pick up a card case with delightful Japanese prints! For something a little more understated, Word Notebooks has you covered with their latest Dot Grid cover design. Read on to see more!

2016-02-11T10:43:45-05:00 2016-02-11T10:44:30-05:00 Miriam
<![CDATA[Red Fountain Pen Ink Comparison]]>
Red Fountain Pen Ink Comparison

Red is the color of passion. It is a primal color—the color of blood and the heart. It was one of the first colors ever used by prehistoric artists, and throughout history it has represented courage, love, joy, anger, and war. Today, it is the color of Christmas, Valentine’s Day, bad grades, and debt. Whether positive or negative, red is a color for expressing strong, deeply held feelings. In its softer, subtler shades, however, it can be perfectly suitable for casual, everyday writing.

Let’s take a look at all the different red fountain pen inks we carry and the special characteristics that they offer.

2016-02-09T16:45:16-05:00 2016-02-09T17:09:09-05:00 Ryan
<![CDATA[New Products: Beetle Tip Highlighters, Blue Leads, Name Markers, Flash Cards, Cord Clips, Sticky Notes, and More!]]> JetPens New Arrivals

New products are in!

Just in time for Valentine's Day, this batch of new arrivals are our sweetest and cutest items yet! From colorful highlighters to whimsical flash cards to sweet sticky notes, forget the chocolate this year, and pick out one of these cute products instead. See our Valentine's Day gift guide for more inspiration.

2016-02-04T13:20:03-05:00 2016-02-04T13:20:03-05:00 Miriam
<![CDATA[Snail Mail: The Art of Letter Writing]]>
Snail Mail: The Art of Letter Writing

The art of handwritten letters, colloquially referred to as “snail mail” due to its leisurely pace, is a delightful custom that was around long before phone calls, emails, or instant messages. Though less common in use today, snail mail is still relevant to stationery lovers -- not only is it a fun and creative way to keep in touch, it’s also an opportunity to use your pen and ink collection.

Read on to learn more and discover some of our favorite tools for letter writing!

2016-02-02T18:20:19-05:00 2016-02-02T18:20:19-05:00 Elaine
<![CDATA[New Products: Disney Kuru Toga, Sakura Glaze Gel Pens, Ohto Fountain Pens, Zebra Sarasa Gel Pens, and More!]]> JetPens New Arrivals

New products are in!

We're all about fun, colorful pens and pencils this week! Choose from special limited edition Disney Kuru Toga and a rainbow of gel pens.

2016-01-28T10:38:51-05:00 2016-01-28T10:38:51-05:00 Miriam
<![CDATA[Planner Decoration: Plan With JetPens!]]>
Planner Decoration: Plan With JetPens!

If you've ever scrolled through #planneraddicts on Instagram, you'll know that using a planner is more than just scheduling and organizing each day—it's a way of life. What is a planner exactly? A planner is a notebook filled with calendar dates designed to help organize and schedule day-to-day activities. Planners come in all shapes and sizes, as well as different layouts including monthly, weekly, and daily styles. In this post, we feature several planner styles: the Hobonichi daily planner and the Midori Traveler's Notebook monthly and weekly planners.

Decorating your planner is a great way to be creative and show off your personality. Whatever planner you choose, we have just the right supplies to help you spruce it up. Read on to see what supplies we use to make planning fun and functional!

2016-01-26T15:02:09-05:00 2016-01-26T15:02:09-05:00 Miriam
<![CDATA[Pen Perks: Travel Giveaway]]>

We're giving out some travel essentials this week, including a passport cover, schedule stickers, a stretchy pen case, and our favorite Signo gel pens.

2016-01-22T16:57:31-05:00 2016-01-22T16:57:31-05:00 Miriam
<![CDATA[New Products: Clairefontaine Notebooks, Ohto Fountain Pens, Cute Sticky Notes, Wet-Erase and Whiteboard Markers, Blender Pens, and More!]]> JetPens New Arrivals

New products are in!

From refined notebooks and fountain pens to cute sticky notes and markers, there's something for everyone in this week's new arrivals.

2016-01-21T11:51:32-05:00 2016-01-21T11:51:32-05:00 Miriam
<![CDATA[White Inks Guide]]>
White Inks Guide

As Herman Melville eloquently writes in Moby Dick, white "is not so much a color as the visible absence of color, and at the same time the concrete of all colors…" No matter how you classify white in the color spectrum, there's no denying the usefulness of white inks for artists and writers alike. From jazzing up artwork to correcting the occasional mistake, white inks are one of the most versatile tools in our pen case.

2016-01-19T13:10:51-05:00 2016-01-19T13:10:51-05:00 Miriam
<![CDATA[New Products: Charming Marker Pens, Big Pen Cases, Bright White Ink, Cute Mechanical Pencils, and More!]]> JetPens New Arrivals

New products are in!

We're loving the Teranishi Rushon Petite Pens in this week's batch of new arrivals! Other products include a hefty pen case, Dr. Ph. Martin's Pen-White Ink, Kokuyo Enpitsu mechanical pencils, and more.

2016-01-14T10:57:39-05:00 2016-01-14T10:57:39-05:00 Miriam
<![CDATA[Pen Perks: New Year's Giveaway]]>

A new year means it's time for new stationery! We have some goodies to give away that are sure to become a staple in your stationery stash. Read on to find out how to enter!

2016-01-08T14:43:45-05:00 2016-01-08T14:43:45-05:00 Miriam
<![CDATA[New Products: Window Highlighters, Fountain Pens, Clairefontaine Notebooks, Pen Cases, Sakura Gelly Roll Gel Pens, Sakura Ballsign Gel Pens, and More!]]> JetPens New Arrivals

New products are in!

We can't get enough of bright, fun colors! From window highlighters to classic gel pens, smooth notebooks to convenient pen cases, add some color to your everyday carry.

2016-01-07T11:15:18-05:00 2016-01-07T11:15:18-05:00 Miriam
<![CDATA[Paper Sizes Explained]]>
Paper Sizes Explained

A4, B5, A5—these are some of the most commonly used paper sizes in the world, but to North Americans they may sound more like bingo calls than paper sizes. In the US, Canada, and Mexico, the standard paper size is Letter size: 8.5" × 11". Outside of North America, however, Letter size is rarely used.1 Instead, other countries use a system of paper sizes that may seem confusing at first but is actually quite simple and logical once you understand the methodology behind it.

Let's explore how international paper sizes work, then take a look at how different sizes compare to Letter size and what paper sizes work best for different applications.

2016-01-05T17:36:53-05:00 2016-01-05T19:04:18-05:00 Ryan
<![CDATA[New Products: Sarasa Milk Gel Pens, Orenz Mechanical Pencils, Zipper Cases, Rhodia Notebooks, Stickers, Pencil Sharpeners, and More!]]> JetPens New Arrivals

New products are in!

Happy New Year! What better way to usher in the new year than with some color? From colorful gel pens to punchy zipper cases to fun stickers, we're ending 2015 on a bright note.

2015-12-31T09:58:23-05:00 2015-12-31T09:58:23-05:00 Miriam
<![CDATA[New Products: Strathmore and Rhodia Notepads, Art Alternatives and Ohto Fountain Pens, Zebra and Speedball Nibs, and More!]]> JetPens New Arrivals

New products are in!

Whether you express yourself through words or by drawing, this week's new arrivals has you covered. From luxurious writing paper to sturdy pen nibs, you're sure to find a new favorite!

2015-12-17T09:41:45-05:00 2015-12-17T09:41:45-05:00 Miriam
<![CDATA[Guide to Colored Mechanical Pencil Leads]]>
Colored Mechanical Pencil Leads

Do you ever dream of colors beyond the dreary grays of ordinary mechanical pencil lead? Luckily, colored mechanical pencil leads aren't just a dream. These fun, convenient tools are invaluable to artists and working professionals alike. Whether you're familiar with colored leads or are simply curious about their applications, read on to see our favorites and how we use them.

2015-12-15T13:38:33-05:00 2015-12-15T13:38:33-05:00 Miriam
<![CDATA[Pen Perks: Star Wars Giveaway]]>

To celebrate the new Star Wars movie coming out next week, we're giving away five of these Vader's Little Princess Journals! Read on to find out how to enter.

2015-12-11T17:00:27-05:00 2015-12-11T17:00:27-05:00 Miriam
<![CDATA[New Products: Watercolor Pans, Sketchbooks, Pen Cases, Notebook Bands, Other Sketch Products, and More!]]> JetPens New Arrivals

New products are in!

Artists will be pleased with this week's batch of new arrivals! From watercolors to sketchbooks, read on to see what other goodies we have.

2015-12-10T11:49:36-05:00 2015-12-10T11:49:36-05:00 Miriam
<![CDATA[New Products: Apica Notebooks, Diamine Shimmering Fountain Pen Inks, TWSBI and Pilot Metropolitan Retro Pop Fountain Pens, Tomoe River Paper, and More!]]> JetPens New Arrivals

New products are in!

This week's new arrivals are sure to delight fountain pen lovers! From cool demonstrator pens to fun retro-inspired pens, and the perfect paper to pair fountain pens with, you will find something to add to your fountain pen collection.

2015-12-03T10:29:29-05:00 2015-12-03T10:29:51-05:00 Miriam