JetPens Blog 2015-03-28T00:32:30-04:00 Zend_Feed_Writer http://www.jetpens.com/blog JetPens jetpens@jetpens.com http://www.jetpens.com <![CDATA[Pen Perks: Spring Giveaway]]>

We're so happy that spring is finally here! To celebrate, we're doing a bright yellow and orange giveaway. There will be two lucky winners: one will receive the yellow set and the other the orange set, so keep reading to find out how to enter.

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2015-03-27T10:32:00-04:00 2015-03-27T10:32:00-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/pen-perks-spring-giveaway/pt/737 Miriam
<![CDATA[New Products: Liliput Eco Brass Fountain Pens, Apica Notebooks, Diamine Fountain Pen Inks, Raymay Leather Pen Cases, and More!]]>

New products are in!

We're all about sophistication this week. Brass fountain pens, lovely notebooks, colorful inks, and leather pen cases are just a sampling of what's new!

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2015-03-26T09:30:43-04:00 2015-03-26T09:30:43-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/new-products-liliput-eco-brass-fountain-pens-apica-notebooks-diamine-fountain-pen-inks-raymay-leather-pen-cases-and-more/pt/736 Miriam
<![CDATA[New Products: Carbonium Pen Cases, Test-Taking Tools, Rulers, Page Markers, and More!]]>

New products are in!

This week's new arrivals will keep your school work on track! Choose from sturdy carbonium pen cases, the perfect pencils for marking up tests, handy rulers, and fun page markers.

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2015-03-19T12:06:05-04:00 2015-03-19T12:06:05-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/new-products-carbonium-pen-cases-test-taking-tools-rulers-page-markers-and-more/pt/735 Shu
<![CDATA[Pen Perks: St. Patrick's Day Giveaway]]>

To celebrate St. Patrick's Day we're giving away an enviable green-themed package! Click through to see how you can enter to win.

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2015-03-13T11:21:39-04:00 2015-03-13T11:21:53-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/pen-perks-st-patricks-day-giveaway/pt/734 Miriam
<![CDATA[New Products: FriXion Multi Pens, Sakura Arch Erasers, Storage Cases, Index Cards, and More!]]>

New products are in!

This week's new arrivals are perfect for school or the office! There are wood-inspired FriXion multi pens, break-resistant erasers, handy index cards, water-resistant storage cases, and more.

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2015-03-12T09:58:26-04:00 2015-03-12T09:58:26-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/new-products-frixion-multi-pens-sakura-arch-erasers-storage-cases-index-cards-and-more/pt/733 Miriam
<![CDATA[New Products: Handy SmudgeGuard Gloves, Premium Comic Pen Nibs, Lead Holders, Colorful Markers, and More!]]>

New products are in!

You can have all the tools you need to create a masterpiece in this week's new arrivals, from the SmudgeGuard glove to comic pen nibs to lead holders to markers! Read on to find out more.

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2015-03-05T10:05:14-05:00 2015-03-05T10:05:14-05:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/new-products-handy-smudgeguard-gloves-premium-comic-pen-nibs-lead-holders-colorful-markers-and-more/pt/732 Miriam
<![CDATA[Pen Perks: Black and White Pinterest Giveaway ]]>

We're giving away this black and white set on Pinterest! To find out how to enter, read on.

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2015-03-04T15:06:39-05:00 2015-03-04T15:06:39-05:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/pen-perks-black-and-white-pinterest-giveaway/pt/731 Miriam
<![CDATA[Fountain Pen Paper Recommendations]]>

Selecting a paper for your fountain pen is like pairing a fine wine with cheese—different combinations bring out the subtleties and unique flavors of both. In the same way, finding a good paper allows you to realize the full potential of your fountain pen and ink, adding another dimension to both the pen and paper. There are many things to consider when selecting the best paper appropriate for your fountain pen. We delve into those considerations below, but skip to end if you just want to see our tried and true recommendations that work well with most fountain pens!

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2015-03-02T17:23:00-05:00 2015-03-02T17:23:00-05:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/fountain-pen-paper-recommendations/pt/730 Miriam
<![CDATA[New Products: Functional Shoulder Bags, Luxurious Leather Covers, Chupa Chups Scented Gel Pens, Paris Motif Notebooks, and More!]]>

New products are in!

This week, we're taking the fundamentals and kicking them up a notch. From shoulder bags designed for city walkers to luxurious leather covers to scented gel pens to charming notebooks, these new products are fun and functional.

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2015-02-26T10:47:04-05:00 2015-02-26T10:47:04-05:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/new-products-functional-shoulder-bags-luxurious-leather-covers-chupa-chups-scented-gel-pens-paris-motif-notebooks-and-more/pt/729 Miriam
<![CDATA[New Products: Travel in Style with the Midori Traveler's Notebook, Regal Fountain Pens, Raymay Pen Cases, JetPens Beanie Hats, and More!]]>

New products are in!

This week's new arrivals are inspiring us to travel. The Midori Traveler's Notebook is the ultimate customizable travel journal, with a variety of refills and accessories for you to choose from. A beautiful fountain pen, nautical pen case, and our very own Jet-Do beanie are also great to take with you on a journey!

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2015-02-19T09:41:14-05:00 2015-02-19T09:41:14-05:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/new-products-travel-in-style-with-the-midori-travelers-notebook-regal-fountain-pens-raymay-pen-cases-jetpens-beanie-hats-and-more/pt/728 Miriam
<![CDATA[Pen Perks: Day 2 of 10 Days of Giveaways, Pinterest Blue Giveaway ]]>

For Day 2 of our 10 days of giveaways, we're giving away this set of blue, unique finds on Pinterest. To find out how to enter, read on!

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2015-02-17T13:51:19-05:00 2015-02-17T13:51:19-05:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/pen-perks-day-2-of-10-days-of-giveaways-pinterest-blue-giveaway/pt/727 Miriam
<![CDATA[Midori Traveler's Notebook: A Comprehensive Guide]]>

There's no better place to keep your memories than the Midori Traveler's Notebook. This high-quality notebook features smooth, creamy paper and is encased in a luxurious leather cover that ages beautifully with use and time. With a variety of refill options and accessories, you can personalize and build your own custom notebook that fits your lifestyle. It's a keepsake you'll look back on for years to come.

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2015-02-17T11:46:24-05:00 2015-02-17T11:46:24-05:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/midori-travelers-notebook-a-comprehensive-guide/pt/726 Miriam
<![CDATA[Pen Perks: 10 Days of Giveaways]]>

February marks JetPens' 10th anniversary! We want to thank all our friends for supporting us through the years, so let's celebrate with daily giveaways on all our social media sites! Read on to find out more.

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2015-02-16T11:42:08-05:00 2015-02-16T11:42:08-05:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/pen-perks-10-days-of-giveaways/pt/725 Miriam
<![CDATA[Pen Perks: Valentine's Day Giveaway]]>

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! We're giving away a special red-themed set including this beautiful fountain pen and matching crimson ink. Click through to see how to enter.

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2015-02-13T13:58:17-05:00 2015-02-13T13:58:17-05:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/pen-perks-valentines-day-giveaway/pt/724 Miriam
<![CDATA[New Products: Artist Pens, Field Notes, Calligraphy Pen Sets, Pen Cases, Paper Clips, Page Markers, and More!]]>

New products are in!

We're loving all the fun, bright colors in this week's new arrivals! With vibrant artist brush pens, Field Notes made from real wood, Kaweco calligraphy pen sets, pen cases, paper clips, and page markers, these products are sure to make you smile.

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2015-02-12T10:17:46-05:00 2015-02-12T10:17:46-05:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/new-products-artist-pens-field-notes-calligraphy-pen-sets-pen-cases-paper-clips-page-markers-and-more/pt/723 Miriam
<![CDATA[Pen Pals Interview: Comic Artist and Children's Book Illustrator Jess Smart Smiley]]>

An interview series featuring notable people whose lives intersect with the world of pens. Jess is a quirky comic artist and illustrator who loves to tell silly stories and make people smile!

Pen Pals Interview: Jess Smart Smiley
Jess Smiley's art portfolio and personal blog
Can you tell us a little about yourself?

Sure! I'm about 6'2" and have a big nose, which I try to minimize with my thick-rimmed glasses. I work as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer in Utah, not too far from where I grew up.

How did you become an illustrator?

When I was younger, I used drawing as a way of explaining inventions and ideas I came up with. My drawings would visually describe how something worked, or what it would look like.

When I looked at other pictures in books and paintings, I was taken by the way that a bold line or a distinct shape could emphasize or clarify certain aspects of the message. I started mimicking the characters I saw in comics and on television (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, X-Men, Tiny Toons, the Simpsons, etc) and I came up with my own characters and stories.

My love for storytelling, drawing, and comics has only grown deeper over time.

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2015-02-10T08:43:27-05:00 2015-02-10T08:43:27-05:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/pen-pals-interview-comic-artist-and-childrens-book-illustrator-jess-smart-smiley/pt/722 Elaine
<![CDATA[New Products: Liliput Steel Fountain Pens, Diamine Fountain Pen Inks, High Quality Notebooks, Leather Pouches, and More!]]>

New products are in!

Luxurious and elegant, these new arrivals will add a touch of sophistication to your stationery collection. Choose from steel fountain pens, beautiful inks, high quality notebooks, leather pouches, and more!

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2015-02-05T09:37:56-05:00 2015-02-05T09:38:12-05:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/new-products-sophisticated-liliput-steel-fountain-pens-diamine-fountain-pen-inks-high-quality-notebooks-leather-pouches-and-more/pt/721 Miriam
<![CDATA[Pen Perks: Valentine's Day Pinterest Giveaway ]]>

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, so we're doing a giveaway of all things pink and girly. To see how to enter this Pinterest giveaway, read on!

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2015-02-04T10:53:36-05:00 2015-02-04T10:53:36-05:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/pen-perks-valentines-day-pinterest-giveaway/pt/720 Miriam
<![CDATA[Kaweco Sport: A Comprehensive Guide]]>

With its sleek, attractive body, and brilliant performance, we wouldn't be surprised if you thought the Kaweco Sport was a sports car. Born from rigorous German engineering and design in 1935 as an unassuming plastic fountain pen, it has since gained roller ball pen, ballpoint pen, and even mechanical pencil siblings.

What distinguishes the Sport line from other Kaweco product lines is its iconic octagonal shape and oversized cap. This unique design allows the pen to keep its compact, pocket shape, while acting as a full size pen when the cap is posted. The Sport is often considered a gateway pen into the fountain pen world with its approachable plastic body while including options within the line to upgrade. To see all the different iterations within the Sport line, read on.

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2015-02-03T09:27:44-05:00 2015-02-04T10:52:59-05:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/kaweco-sport-a-comprehensive-guide/pt/719 Miriam
<![CDATA[Pen Perks: Sophisticated Stationery Giveaway]]>

A nice set of sophisticated stationery is always good to have on hand. This week, you have the chance to win this stately set, so click through to try your luck!

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2015-01-30T15:01:12-05:00 2015-01-30T15:01:12-05:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/pen-perks-sophisticated-stationery-giveaway/pt/718 Miriam