JetPens Blog 2016-06-01T01:55:34-04:00 Zend_Feed_Writer http://www.jetpens.com/blog JetPens jetpens@jetpens.com http://www.jetpens.com <![CDATA[Thoughtful Wedding Favors that Won’t Break the Bank]]>
Wedding Favors

For those who want to send their guests home with more than a full belly and a smile, wedding favors are a great way to show your appreciation.]]>

2016-05-31T09:18:26-04:00 2016-05-31T09:18:26-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/thoughtful-wedding-favors-that-wont-break-the-bank/pt/882 Kristin
<![CDATA[Pen Perks: Father's Day Giveaway]]>

Show your father how much you appreciate him with this classy set! Featuring the rugged Render K and a spiffy leatherette notebook to match, we're giving this set away to one lucky winner.

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2016-05-27T16:53:21-04:00 2016-05-27T16:53:21-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/pen-perks-fathers-day-giveaway/pt/881 Miriam
<![CDATA[New Products: Regal Pen Folio, Zipper Pouches, Leonardt Dip Pen Nibs and Nib Holders, and More!]]> JetPens New Arrivals

New products are in!

Sleek, smart, and sophisticated, this week's arrivals add a touch of class to any stationery collection. Keep reading to find out more.

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2016-05-26T10:45:41-04:00 2016-05-26T10:46:49-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/new-products-regal-pen-folio-zipper-pouches-leonardt-dip-pen-nibs-and-nib-holders-and-more/pt/880 Miriam
<![CDATA[Guide to Brush Pens for Comics]]>
Brush Pen For Comics

Sherlock Holmes would agree—there's nothing elementary about the way a brush pen is able to bring stories to life. Comic artists often rely on brush pens to convey expression and movement in a way that technical drawing pens cannot. Although it takes a certain amount of practice and dexterity to wield these tools, you don't have to be Picasso to appreciate their utility. Keep reading to find out what brush pens we enjoy using to draw comics.

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2016-05-24T11:02:01-04:00 2016-05-24T11:03:37-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/guide-to-brush-pens-for-comics/pt/879 Miriam
<![CDATA[Q&A with Waldmann CEO Stefan Schnirch]]>
Q&A with Waldmann CEO Stefan Schnirch

Nestled in the Black Forest town of Pforzheim, the Waldmann company has been hand crafting exquisite pens and pencils since 1918. Made famous for their revolutionary twist-action multi pens and pencils, today they are particularly known for their distinguished collection of writing instruments made from solid sterling silver. We had the pleasure of interviewing Waldmann CEO Stefan Schnirch about the about the company’s history and philosophy, as well as his personal recommendations on caring for sterling silver pens.

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2016-05-24T09:39:48-04:00 2016-05-24T09:40:07-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/qa-with-waldmann-ceo-stefan-schnirch/pt/878 Ryan
<![CDATA[New Products: Lamy Safari Dark Lilac, Palomino Blackwing Pencils, Pepin Coloring Postcards, Coloring Books, Pen Caps, Gel Pens, and More!]]> JetPens New Arrivals

New products are in!

We can't get enough of coloring! Whether it's postcards or books, find the tools that you need to satisfy your coloring cravings.

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2016-05-19T12:52:37-04:00 2016-05-19T12:52:37-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/new-products-lamy-safari-dark-lilac-palomino-blackwing-pencils-pepin-coloring-postcards-coloring-books-pen-caps-gel-pens-and-more/pt/877 Miriam
<![CDATA[Guide to Fine-Tip Gel Pens]]>
Guide to Fine-Tip Gel Pens

If crisp, fine lines are what you crave in an everyday writing instrument, nothing beats a fine-tip gel pen. Ballpoints and rollerballs have their place, but as a certified pen fanatic who's tried everything from a Bic to a Montblanc, nothing beats the precision of the fine-tip gel pens we'll be covering in this guide.

Comparison of tip sizes in millimeters (mm).
For the best fine-tip gel pens around, we need to look to Japan. Here in North America, a 0.5 mm gel pen is considered fine or even extra fine. In Japan, fine tip gel pens range from 0.4 mm down to 0.25 mm—0.5 mm doesn’t even make the cut. Take a look at this comparison to see just how much finer these pens are than a typical 0.5, 0.7, or 1.0 mm gel pen.
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2016-05-17T16:59:31-04:00 2016-05-17T16:59:41-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/guide-to-fine-tip-gel-pens/pt/876 Ryan
<![CDATA[New Products: Orenz Mechanical Pencils, Clairefontaine Coloring Books, Ziller Nib holders, Speedball Nibs, and More!]]> JetPens New Arrivals

New products are in!

From coloring books to nibs and nib holders, let your creativity flow through coloring or calligraphy! Keep reading to see the rest of our new arrivals.

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2016-05-12T11:27:24-04:00 2016-05-12T11:27:24-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/new-products-orenz-mechanical-pencils-clairefontaine-coloring-books-ziller-nib-holders-speedball-nibs-and-more/pt/875 Miriam
<![CDATA[Guide to Adult Coloring Supplies]]>
Adult Coloring Book Tools

Who said coloring was just for kids? Grown-ups everywhere are joining in on the fun and for good reason—coloring creates a space for people to relax, let go of any anxieties, and practice mindfulness. It's also a wonderful outlet to be creative and have fun! While kids use crayons to do their coloring, adults can take advantage of more sophisticated tools. From markers to brush pens to even watercolors, come along as we explore the fantastic world of adult coloring supplies.

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2016-05-10T10:02:12-04:00 2016-05-10T10:02:12-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/guide-to-adult-coloring-supplies/pt/874 Miriam
<![CDATA[New Products: Standing Pen Cases, Molotow ONE4ALL Markers, Doane Paper Moon Camera Journals, Declan Floral Word Notebooks, and More!]]> JetPens New Arrivals

New products are in!

This week is all about bright, fun colors! Check out our new standing pen cases, paint markers, notebooks, and more.

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2016-05-05T11:51:05-04:00 2016-05-05T11:51:05-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/new-products-standing-pen-cases-molotow-one4all-markers-doane-paper-moon-camera-journals-declan-floral-word-notebooks-and-more/pt/873 Miriam
<![CDATA[The Pilot Petit Pen Series: A Rainbow of Cute, Cheap Pens that Work When You Need Them]]>
Pilot Petit Pens

They may make you feel like Gulliver on his travels, but don’t be fooled by their size, price, or cute styling - the Pilot]]>

2016-05-03T10:00:25-04:00 2016-05-03T11:02:57-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/the-pilot-petit-pen-series/pt/372 Kristin
<![CDATA[Pen Perks: Watercolor Supplies Giveaway]]>

Have you seen our latest Guide to Watercolor Supplies? We're giving away this watercolor supplies set to one lucky winner!

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2016-04-29T16:41:26-04:00 2016-04-29T16:41:26-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/pen-perks-watercolor-supplies-giveaway/pt/871 Miriam <![CDATA[New Products: Watercolor Brush Pens, Water-Soluble Pencils, Watercolor Paper, Kneaded Erasers, and More!]]> JetPens New Arrivals

New products are in!

Let your inner artist run wild with this week's new arrivals from watercolor brush pens, paper, and even graphite pencils!

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2016-04-28T10:00:38-04:00 2016-04-28T10:00:38-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/new-products-watercolor-brush-pens-water-soluble-pencils-watercolor-paper-kneaded-erasers-and-more/pt/870 Miriam
<![CDATA[Guide to Watercolor Supplies]]>
Guide to Watercolor Supplies

Watercolors bridge the space between dream and reality—soft washes of color seamlessly blur together with an ethereal quality. If creating a watercolor masterpiece seems like an impossible task, don't fret; it may be easier than you imagine. Admittedly, the sheer number of watercolor tools—paints, markers, pencils, and more—can be intimidating for a beginner. To help narrow down the choices, we're introducing some of our favorite watercolor supplies and throwing in some tips and tricks along the way.

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2016-04-26T09:53:56-04:00 2016-04-26T15:17:15-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/guide-to-watercolor-supplies/pt/869 Miriam
<![CDATA[New Products: TWSBI Green Diamond AL Fountain Pens, Lamy Charged Green Ink, Apica CD Notebooks, Kaweco Demin Pouches, and More!]]> JetPens New Arrivals

New products are in!

Happy Earth Day everyone! As you may know, green is our favorite color, so we're especially excited for this week's green-filled new arrivals, including the green TWSBI Diamond 580 AL fountain pens and Lamy Charged Green ink.

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2016-04-21T10:11:27-04:00 2016-04-21T10:11:27-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/new-products-twsbi-green-diamond-al-fountain-pens-lamy-charged-green-ink-apica-cd-notebooks-kaweco-demin-pouches-and-more/pt/868 Miriam
<![CDATA[Eco-Friendly Pens]]>
Eco-Friendly Pens

Doing our part to help protect the environment is important—and getting more important every day. Even seemingly small steps, like choosing reusable and responsibly made pens, can add up to a big difference over time. For a bit of perspective, Bic has sold over 100 billion disposable pens since 1950. If all those pens were lined up end to end, they could circle the Earth 350 times.

Using an environmentally friendly pen doesn't have to be a sacrifice. In fact, you may even be using one already without realizing it! In this article we'll share our favorite eco-friendly pens, many of which are already extremely popular due to their great quality and performance.

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2016-04-19T10:11:07-04:00 2016-04-19T10:11:07-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/eco-friendly-pens/pt/867 Ryan
<![CDATA[Pen Perks: Comic Supplies Giveaway]]>

Bring out your inner artist with this comic tools set! Read on to see how to enter.

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2016-04-15T15:55:08-04:00 2016-04-15T15:55:08-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/pen-perks-comic-supplies-giveaway/pt/866 Miriam
<![CDATA[New Products: Zebra DelGuard Mechanical Pencils, Midori Notebooks, Iconic Pen Cases, BAGGU Bucket Bags, and More!]]> JetPens New Arrivals

New products are in!

This week is all about effortless and easy style, from sleek mechanical pencils to charming pen cases to rustic notebooks to stylish bucket bags.

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2016-04-14T11:18:13-04:00 2016-04-14T11:18:13-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/new-products-zebra-delguard-mechanical-pencils-midori-notebooks-iconic-pen-cases-baggu-bucket-bags-and-more/pt/865 Miriam
<![CDATA[New Products: Pencil Cases, Finetec Watercolors, Vellum Books, Calligraphy Paper, and More!]]> JetPens New Arrivals

New products are in!

This week's new arrivals are perfect for artists and calligraphers. From stunning watercolors to calligraphy paper, you can find new ways to be creative!

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2016-04-07T10:03:48-04:00 2016-04-07T10:03:48-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/new-products-pencil-cases-finetec-watercolors-vellum-books-calligraphy-paper-and-more/pt/864 Miriam
<![CDATA[New Products: Ohto Fountain Pens, Autopoint Mechanical Pencils, Lamy Tipo Rollerballs, Tasting Notes, and More!]]> JetPens New Arrivals

New products are in!

Take a look at these classy new items. From jazzy fountain pens to luxurious rollerballs to sturdy pencils, find something you can pair easily with the new Tasting Notes!

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2016-03-31T13:28:46-04:00 2016-03-31T13:28:46-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/new-products-ohto-fountain-pens-autopoint-mechanical-pencils-lamy-tipo-rollerballs-tasting-notes-and-more/pt/863 Miriam