JetPens Blog 2014-04-18T11:40:28-04:00 Zend_Feed_Writer http://www.jetpens.com/blog JetPens jetpens@jetpens.com http://www.jetpens.com <![CDATA[Guide to Choosing a Brush Pen for Calligraphy]]>

Brush pens are oftentimes the secret behind beautiful script. They're used for everything from writing calligraphy and Chinese characters to creating art. If you can find the right one, a brush pen is more than a tool -- it's an extension of your writing hand.

Though it takes a certain amount of practice and control to use a brush pen, you don't have to be a serious artist or calligrapher...]]>

2014-04-11T16:46:28-04:00 2014-04-16T13:48:16-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/guide-to-choosing-a-brush-pen-for-calligraphy/pt/621 Miriam
<![CDATA[Pen Perks: Raymay Personal Planner and Multi Pen Giveaway!]]>

If you've been doing some spring cleaning, you've likely come to realize the importance of staying organized! With labeled tabs, checklists, address pages, a ruler, and even a zipped pouch for loose items, this personal planner is the ultimate organization tool. Make sure to slip this sturdy multi pen in the rings as well, so you'll always be prepared!

2014-04-11T16:01:18-04:00 2014-04-11T16:02:16-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/pen-perks-raymay-personal-planner-and-multi-pen-giveaway/pt/620 Elaine
<![CDATA[New Products: Eco-Friendly Notebooks, Fun Portable Scissors, Cute Label Stickers, Colorful Markers, Luxurious Pen Holders, and More!]]>

New products are in!

The theme of this week's new arrivals is fun and functional design. From notebooks that have innovative eco-friendly...]]>

2014-04-09T16:15:29-04:00 2014-04-09T16:15:29-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/new-products-eco-friendly-notebooks-fun-portable-scissors-cute-label-stickers-colorful-markers-luxurious-pen-holders-and-more/pt/618 Miriam
<![CDATA[JetPens InCoWriMo Giveaway Winner]]>
Thank you to everyone who sent us letters during our International Correspondence Writing Month Giveaway in February! We received many wonderful letters, Valentine cards, and notes from the JetPens community, and were very excited to see you putting your JetPens purchases into action!
Winner: Kami A.
2014-04-08T17:26:38-04:00 2014-04-08T17:28:03-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/jetpens-incowrimo-giveaway-winner/pt/617 Elaine
<![CDATA[Pen Perks: Pilot Cavalier, Iroshizuku Ink, and Rhodia DotPad Giveaway]]>

This classy prize set includes a sophisticated Pilot Cavalier fountain pen, plus a CON-20 converter which allows you to use the smooth black Iroshizuku Take-Sumi Ink. The winner will also be receiving a black Rhodia DotPad notepad to match. Read on for entry details!

This prize includes the following...]]>

2014-03-28T11:59:58-04:00 2014-04-11T10:05:28-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/pen-perks-pilot-cavalier-iroshizuku-ink-and-rhodia-dotpad-giveaway/pt/615 Elaine
<![CDATA[Pen Pals Interview: Cartoonist, Art Director, and Bravest Warriors Character Designer Bob Flynn]]>

An interview series featuring notable people whose lives intersect with the world of pens. Bob Flynn is a cartoonist, art director, and character designer who loves to doodle!

http://www.jetpens.com/blog/pen-pals-interview-cartoonist-art-director-and-bravest-warriors-character-designer-bob-flynn/pt/614 Elaine <![CDATA[New Products: Eco-Friendly Highlighters, Beautiful Fountain Pens, Classic Ballpoint Pens, Cool Pocket Notebooks, Fun Page Markers, and More!]]>

New products are in!

We're loving all the little touches in this round of new arrivals, from eco-friendly packaging to cool, funky design. Products...]]>

2014-03-26T13:36:05-04:00 2014-03-26T13:36:05-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/new-products-eco-friendly-highlighters-beautiful-fountain-pens-classic-ballpoint-pens-cool-pocket-notebooks-fun-page-markers-and-more/pt/613 Miriam
<![CDATA[Guide to Choosing White Gel Ink Pens and Markers]]>

White ink creates unique contrast on dark colored surfaces, making it a valuable tool in the pen case of any artist, scrapbooker, cartoonist, or designer. We carry a large selection of white ink products for all types of applications, and have created this guide to help you navigate through our white wonderland.

Read...]]>

2014-03-25T13:00:00-04:00 2014-04-02T13:34:27-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/guide-to-choosing-white-gel-ink-pens-and-markers/pt/340 Elaine
<![CDATA[Guide to Choosing a Pair of Scissors]]>

Within the broad category of office supplies, scissors are the unsung heroes. They give order to the piles of cardstock, fabric, and tape from our projects. They're there for us when we need to cut off the tags from our new sweater. Whether you use your scissors for detailed craft work or just to get letters and packages open, a dependable pair of scissors is a must-have in every house and office.

Not...]]>

2014-03-18T15:20:18-04:00 2014-03-18T19:43:19-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/guide-to-choosing-a-pair-of-scissors/pt/610 Miriam
<![CDATA[Pen Perks: St. Patrick's Day Green Giveaway]]>

Green is one of our favorite colors! Our little mascot Jet-Do is always sporting his bright green outfit, and we stock an impressive selection of green items in many vibrant shades. Since St. Patrick's Day is the best day of the year to show off all your green gear, here is your chance to win some popular green-colored products for...]]>

2014-03-14T10:44:09-04:00 2014-03-28T11:58:10-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/pen-perks-st-patricks-day-green-giveaway/pt/609 Elaine
<![CDATA[New Products: A Rainbow of Sticky Notes, Notebooks, Copic Pens, Lead Holders, Scissors, and More!]]>

New products are in!

Today's batch of new arrivals is an explosion of bright colors. From innovative and fun sticky notes to a rainbow of notebooks,...]]>

2014-03-12T15:35:52-04:00 2014-03-12T15:35:52-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/new-products-a-rainbow-of-sticky-notes-notebooks-copic-pens-lead-holders-scissors-and-more/pt/608 Miriam
<![CDATA[Guest Post: 5 Fountain Pens Under $50]]>

Guest blogger Janet Salmons is an online professor, scholar, and writer about research and collaboration in the digital world -- with a collection of fountain pens close at hand.

Guest blogger Janet Salmons

Information...]]>

2014-03-07T10:00:43-05:00 2014-04-11T15:02:52-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/guest-post-5-fountain-pens-under-50/pt/616 Elaine
<![CDATA[Guide to Choosing a Highlighter Pen]]>

There’s nothing more satisfying than seeing a piece of paper marked up with fluorescent ink. It signifies knowledge, organization, and rigorous thinking. It also doesn’t hurt that we’re obsessed with all the bright colors.

Everyone should have a good highlighter in their pencil case, but it can be intimidating to dig through all the choices...]]>

2014-03-04T10:38:07-05:00 2014-03-19T09:29:03-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/guide-to-choosing-a-highlighter-pen/pt/606 Miriam
<![CDATA[Pen Perks: Mini Pens + Case Giveaway]]>

When life gets busy, it's always a relief to know that you have a reliable pen somewhere within easy access. All of these products are petite, portable, and pocketable, so you can easily grab them on your way out the door! Read on for details about the prizes included, as well as how to enter.

2014-02-28T17:29:29-05:00 2014-03-17T10:56:31-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/pen-perks-mini-pens-case-giveaway/pt/605 Elaine <![CDATA[Pen Pals Interview: Penmanship Expert Kate Gladstone On How to Improve Your Handwriting]]> .caption { font-size:10px; color:#999; text-align:center; }

An interview series featuring notable people whose lives intersect with the world of pens. Kate is a handwriting repair expert who has made a career of helping individuals with poor penmanship improve and develop their own unique, legible script.

2014-02-28T14:46:05-05:00 2014-03-14T10:53:04-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/pen-pals-interview-penmanship-expert-kate-gladstone-on-how-to-improve-your-handwriting/pt/604 Elaine <![CDATA[Pen Perks: Radiant Red Giveaway Winners]]> 2014-02-28T09:47:41-05:00 2014-02-28T09:47:41-05:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/pen-perks-radiant-red-giveaway-winners/pt/603 Elaine <![CDATA[Pen Pics - January & February 2014 Favorites]]>


Pen Pics from Eric

Eric was excited to share his art with us on our Facebook page, and sent...]]>

2014-02-27T10:29:27-05:00 2014-02-27T10:29:27-05:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/pen-pics-january-february-2014-favorites/pt/602 Elaine
<![CDATA[New Products: Gorgeous Brass Bookmarks, Classic Fountain Pens, Inky Roller Ball Pens, Offbeat Pencil Holders, Sensible Markers and More!]]>

New products are in!

Whether you're into classic, timeless design or funky, punchy colors, our newest products are sure to please. Our inner vintage...]]>

2014-02-26T13:48:32-05:00 2014-02-26T13:48:32-05:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/new-products-gorgeous-brass-bookmarks-classic-fountain-pens-inky-roller-ball-pens-offbeat-pencil-holders-sensible-markers-and-more/pt/601 Miriam
<![CDATA[Guide to Choosing An Eraser]]>

We all have memories of our elementary school days, using gummy pink erasers--that rubbery smell that lingered on our fingers for days, the inevitable pink smear and occasional hole in our math homework, and red faces from frantically blowing wads and wads of blackened pink residue.

Erasers have come a long way since then, especially with the advent of plastic erasers and the revamp of the formula in...]]>

2014-02-18T10:54:07-05:00 2014-02-24T17:06:11-05:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/a-guide-to-erasers/pt/597 Miriam
<![CDATA[Pen Perks: Radiant Red Giveaway]]>

Red is a vibrant color associated with love and passion, so this Valentine's Day we are giving away a Radiant Red pen and ink set to a pair of lucky winners!

The two winners will each receive the following items:

2014-02-14T15:43:49-05:00 2014-02-28T09:48:50-05:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/pen-perks-radiant-red-giveaway/pt/596 Elaine