JetPens Blog 2015-05-23T12:56:27-04:00 Zend_Feed_Writer http://www.jetpens.com/blog JetPens jetpens@jetpens.com http://www.jetpens.com <![CDATA[Pen Perks: Color Sketch Giveaway]]>

We're giving away this special sketch set! Let your imagination flow with the smooth Rhodia R premium paper, colorful Pentel sign pens, and a cute pen case to hold all your essentials. Read on to find out how to enter!

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2015-05-22T11:29:28-04:00 2015-05-22T11:29:44-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/pen-perks-color-sketch-giveaway/pt/757 Miriam
<![CDATA[New Products: Sailor Inks, Field Notes, Stationery Sets, Fountain Pens, and More!]]>

New products are in!

This week's new arrivals feature lovely fountain pens as well as inks and paper to pair them with! Keep on reading to find out more.

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2015-05-21T12:47:53-04:00 2015-05-21T12:49:01-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/new-products-sailor-inks-field-notes-stationery-sets-fountain-pens-and-more/pt/756 Miriam
<![CDATA[Gray Fountain Pen Ink Comparison]]>

The color gray has a bit of a PR problem. According to Wikipedia, gray is seen as the color of boredom, conformity, and indifference. While it is easy to overlook gray inks in a world full of vibrant blues, greens, and oranges, doing so would be a mistake. Gray ink can imbue words with a sense of refinement, subtlety, and depth. Additionally, many artists prefer gray inks for drawing and sketching since they are more versatile than black ink, allowing the creation of lighter or darker effects by varying the strength of their pen strokes.

Now, let's take a look at some of our favorite gray inks and what they have to offer!

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2015-05-19T14:33:01-04:00 2015-05-19T15:03:29-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/gray-fountain-pen-ink-comparison/pt/755 Ryan
<![CDATA[New Products: Ergonomic Pens, Andy Warhol Pencils, Photo Pens, Crafting Supplies and More!]]>

New products are in!

This week features a great selection of products for writers and crafters! From ergonomic pens to artsy pencils to fun crafting supplies, you're sure to find just what you need.

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2015-05-14T10:08:44-04:00 2015-05-14T10:08:44-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/new-products-ergonomic-pens-andy-warhol-pencils-photo-pens-crafting-supplies-and-more/pt/752 Miriam
<![CDATA[Guide to Ergonomic Pens]]>

Pens are often advertised as being ergonomic, but the meaning of the words tends to get lost in a haze of marketing speak. What exactly makes a pen ergonomic? There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all solution, since ergonomics vary from person to person, depending on the size and shape of their hands, as well as any pre-existing medical conditions, such as carpal tunnel or arthritis. With that in mind, this guide will help you parse through ergonomic pen options and also give some tips and tricks along the way.

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2015-05-12T13:42:00-04:00 2015-05-12T13:42:17-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/ergonomic-pens/pt/84 Miriam
<![CDATA[Pen Perks: Mint To Be Giveaway - Two Winners!]]>

Two lucky winners will receive this minty fresh notebook and fountain pen set! We've also included a lovely aqua blue ink to help get you started. Click through to find out how to enter.

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2015-05-08T11:04:26-04:00 2015-05-08T11:04:26-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/pen-perks-mint-to-be-giveaway-two-winners/pt/751 Miriam
<![CDATA[New Products: Fountain Pens, Calligraphy Pens, Space Pens, and More!]]>

New products are in!

We have a great sampling of sophisticated writing instruments this week. There are elegant fountain pens, sleek calligraphy pens, and even the famous Fisher Space Pen that you can take with you to outer space!

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2015-05-07T09:42:57-04:00 2015-05-07T09:42:57-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/new-products-fountain-pens-calligraphy-pens-space-pens-and-more/pt/750 Miriam
<![CDATA[New Products: Planner Stickers, Light Man Magnifiers, Highlighters, and More!]]>

New products are in!

Now that spring is in full swing, we can bring out everything bright and colorful without feeling guilty! From adorable stickers to fun "companions" to punchy highlighters, there's sure to be something that brightens your day.

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2015-04-30T09:28:29-04:00 2015-04-30T09:28:29-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/new-products-planner-stickers-light-man-magnifiers-highlighters-and-more/pt/749 Miriam
<![CDATA[Guide to Pressurized Space Pens]]>

Whether you're on a military assignment or an Antarctic excursion, you need dependable tools that can keep up with the task. Enter pressurized "space" pens. No longer just for NASA astronauts, these specialized pens are designed to write in extreme conditions, including on wet surfaces, in subzero temperatures, and in zero gravity situations.

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2015-04-28T14:57:35-04:00 2015-04-28T15:21:16-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/guide-to-pressurized-space-pens/pt/748 Miriam
<![CDATA[Pen Perks: Field Notes Arts and Sciences + Ageless Future Gel Ink Pen Giveaway]]>

This week's blog giveaway features the covetable Field Notes Limited Edition Arts and Sciences notebooks! We've paired it with the copper Ageless Future gel ink pen for an avant-garde set.

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2015-04-24T10:02:41-04:00 2015-04-24T10:02:41-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/pen-perks-field-notes-arts-and-sciences-ageless-future-gel-ink-pen-giveaway/pt/747 Miriam
<![CDATA[New Products: TWSBI Fountain Pens, Graph Gear 800 Drafting Pencils, Sailor Brush Pens, and More!]]>

New products are in!

This week's new arrivals are for all the adventurers out there. Including cool fountain pens, rugged drafting pencils, adventure logs, brush pens, and more, you'll find something to take with you on your next expedition!

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2015-04-23T09:59:23-04:00 2015-04-23T10:35:33-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/new-products-lamy-copper-orange-twsbi-fountain-pens-graph-gear-800-drafting-pencils-sailor-brush-pens-and-more/pt/746 Miriam
<![CDATA[New Products: Pilot Multi Ball, EnerGel Deluxe, Sakura Photo Pens, Scissors, and More!]]>

New products are in!

Writing on something other than paper? We've got you covered! From pens that write on multiple surfaces to photo pens to left-handed friendly pens, see what's new this week after the jump.

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2015-04-16T10:11:53-04:00 2015-04-16T10:11:53-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/new-products-pilot-multi-ball-energel-deluxe-sakura-photo-pens-scissors-and-more/pt/745 Miriam
<![CDATA[Pen Perks: Pinterest Spring Green Giveaway]]>

You probably already know that green is one of our favorite colors! Green is the perfect color to celebrate spring, so we're giving away this cheerful, fresh green set. Read on to see how to enter!

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2015-04-15T11:48:47-04:00 2015-04-15T11:48:47-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/pen-perks-pinterest-spring-green-giveaway/pt/744 Miriam
<![CDATA[Guide to Multi-Surface Pens]]>

Artists, scientists, engineers, and even parents often have to write on non-paper media; to do so, they use pens that write on multiple surfaces, also known as multi-surface pens. We put our multi-surface pens to the test on four common surfaces: glass, plastic, metal, and cloth. The best pens of the bunch are gathered in the recommendation sections below—most of them work well on the tested surfaces, with the exception of cloth, which has one standout pen. Read on to see the different applications and recommendations for multi-surface pens.

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2015-04-14T09:45:38-04:00 2015-04-14T09:45:38-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/guide-to-multi-surface-pens/pt/743 Miriam
<![CDATA[Pen Perks: Classic Giveaway]]>

We're giving away a classic set this week: a beautiful notebook with an elegant fountain pen. To find out how to enter, click through the jump!

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2015-04-10T13:01:15-04:00 2015-04-10T13:01:15-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/pen-perks-classic-giveaway/pt/742 Miriam
<![CDATA[New Products: Kaweco Skyline Clutch Pencils, Sakura Pigma Brushes, Sharpie Pens, EnerGel Tradio Gel Pens, and More!]]>

New products are in!

This week we're going back to the basics with pens and pencils. Whether you're drafting, sketching, or simply writing, you'll find a great writing instrument that's sure to become a staple in your pen case!

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2015-04-09T09:49:08-04:00 2015-04-09T09:49:08-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/new-products-kaweco-skyline-clutch-pencils-sakura-pigma-brushes-sharpie-pens-energel-tradio-gel-pens-and-more/pt/741 Miriam
<![CDATA[Guide to Lead Holders]]>

If you've been using a wooden pencil to do drafting or other drawings, you should seriously consider the lead holder (also commonly called a clutch pencil). Lead holders marry the advantages of the traditional wooden pencil—variable line width and expression flexibility—with the convenience of a mechanical pencil. Mechanical pencil users can also benefit from using a lead holder; since lead holders carry thicker pieces of lead, typically 2 mm and up, lead can be freely extended without fear of it breaking. Read on to see our favorites and if a lead holder is right for you!

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2015-04-07T15:53:33-04:00 2015-04-07T15:53:33-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/guide-to-lead-holders/pt/740 Miriam
<![CDATA[New Products: Hello Kitty Gel Pens, Cat and Dog Shaped Paper Clips, Natural Hair Brushes, Wooden Pencils, and More!]]>

New products are in!

Artists will appreciate the delicate natural hair brushes and lovely pencils in this batch of new arrivals, but we're spazzing over the Hello Kitty gel pens and animal paper clips! See more details after the jump.

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2015-04-02T09:47:49-04:00 2015-04-02T09:47:49-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/new-products-hello-kitty-gel-pens-cat-and-dog-shaped-paper-clips-natural-hair-brushes-wooden-pencils-and-more/pt/739 Miriam
<![CDATA[Pen Perks: Chupa Chups Pinterest Giveaway - 5 Winners!]]>

Remember those delicious Chupa Chups lollipops you used to eat as a kid? Zebra has infused their Sarasa ink with these delectable scents in these limited edition pens! We're giving five sets of these Chupa Chup gel pens--and no, this is not an April Fool's joke.

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2015-04-01T12:00:07-04:00 2015-04-01T12:00:07-04:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/pen-perks-chupa-chups-pinterest-giveaway-5-winners/pt/738 Miriam
<![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