JetPens Blog 2015-01-25T11:21:17-05:00 Zend_Feed_Writer http://www.jetpens.com/blog JetPens jetpens@jetpens.com http://www.jetpens.com <![CDATA[New Products: Innovative Mechanical Pencils, Fun Pen Cases and Holders, Cute Sticky Notes, Charming Paper Clips, and More!]]>

New products are in!

This week's batch ranges from adorably cute to effortlessly elegant. Choose your favorite mechanical pencil, pen case, sticky note, and more, or collect them all!

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2015-01-22T10:18:36-05:00 2015-01-22T10:18:36-05:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/new-products-innovative-mechanical-pencils-fun-pen-cases-and-holders-cute-sticky-notes-charming-paper-clips-and-more/pt/715 Miriam
<![CDATA[Pen Perks: Glitter Pen Pinterest Giveaway ]]>

There's a special place in our hearts for glitter. We're sharing some glitter love today with this Pinterest glitter marker giveaway! Read on to see how to enter.

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2015-01-21T14:43:13-05:00 2015-01-21T14:43:13-05:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/pen-perks-glitter-pen-pinterest-giveaway/pt/714 Miriam
<![CDATA[Dr. Grip Mechanical Pencils: A Comprehensive Guide]]>

For those who suffer from tired, fatigued hands, the Dr. Grip is just what the doctor ordered. These high quality mechanical pencils have an innovative grip design that provides the ideal softness, and its weight balance is optimized for an ergonomic writing experience. To find out more about the different models of the award-winning Dr. Grip mechanical pencils, read on.

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2015-01-20T16:49:04-05:00 2015-01-20T16:49:04-05:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/dr-grip-mechanical-pencils-a-comprehensive-guide/pt/713 Miriam
<![CDATA[Pen Pals Interview: Nemu*nemu Webcomic Artist Audra Furuichi ]]>

An interview series featuring notable people whose lives intersect with the world of pens. Audra is one of the artists behind the adorable webcomic "nemu*nemu", which follows the adventures of two stuffed toy puppies!

The nemu*nemu Official Website
Please tell us a little about yourself.

I'm from sunny Honolulu, Hawaii -- born and raised! I've spent a year or two in Japan and California for work and school, but returned home in 2004 and have been working on my art since. I currently live with my husband (and nemu*nemu co-creator) Scott.

How did you become an illustrator?

I've always enjoyed drawing -- it was the one thing I always returned to. I took lots of classes in school and college for the basics, but majority of what I do has been self-taught. I find I'm still learning as I go.

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2015-01-16T11:49:20-05:00 2015-01-16T11:49:20-05:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/pen-pals-interview-nemunemu-webcomic-artist-audra-furuichi/pt/712 Elaine
<![CDATA[New Products: Teffa Bag in Bags, Sakura Foam Erasers, Writing Boards, Pencil Sharpeners, Stickers, Felt Tip Pens and More!]]>

New products are in!

From fun to functional, we have all the essentials for your everyday carry. This week's new arrivals includes the popular Teffa Bag in Bags, high-quality Sakura Foam erasers, colorful writing boards, innovative pencil sharpeners, cute stickers, felt tip pens, and more!

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2015-01-15T09:27:44-05:00 2015-01-15T09:28:14-05:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/new-products-teffa-bag-in-bags-sakura-foam-erasers-shitajiki-writing-boards-ratchetta-pencil-sharpeners-stickers-felt-tip-pens-and-more/pt/711 Miriam
<![CDATA[Guide to Pencil Sharpeners]]>

A good pencil sharpener is key to keeping your woodcased/wooden pencil in tiptop condition. Not only does it shave the wood away to reveal the lead underneath, it gives you the perfect sharp point to bring your thoughts to paper. Whether you prefer a small portable sharpener or an old-school hand crank, here are some recommendations.

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2015-01-13T13:29:29-05:00 2015-01-13T13:29:29-05:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/guide-to-pencil-sharpeners/pt/710 Miriam
<![CDATA[Pen Perks: New Year's Giveaway]]>

A new year means new supplies! We're here to help with a pack of 5 notebooks, colorful sign pens, and a bag-in-bag to keep everything organized. One lucky winner will receive all these items, so read on to find out how to enter.

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2015-01-09T14:44:05-05:00 2015-01-09T14:44:05-05:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/pen-perks-new-years-giveaway/pt/709 Miriam
<![CDATA[New Products: Fun Pen Cases, Smooth Roller Ball Pens, Innovative Mechanical Pencils, Cute Cases, Irresistible Stickers and More!]]>

New products are in!

This week's new arrivals are too cute to resist! From fun animal cases to adorable animal stickers and sticky notes, you can add a dash of cuteness to your stationery collection.

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2015-01-08T10:02:33-05:00 2015-01-08T10:02:33-05:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/new-products-fun-pen-cases-smooth-roller-ball-pens-innovative-mechanical-pencils-cute-cases-irresistible-stickers-and-more/pt/708 Miriam
<![CDATA[Pen Perks: Arts and Crafts Pinterest Giveaway]]>

Happy New Year everyone! This week's Pinterest giveaway is perfect for crafters. It includes a set of metallic markers, mini envelope maker, and a roll-up case for your supplies. Read on to see how to enter.

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2015-01-07T13:36:32-05:00 2015-01-07T13:36:32-05:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/pen-perks-arts-and-crafts-pinterest-giveaway/pt/707 Miriam
<![CDATA[Kuru Toga: A Comprehensive Guide]]>

When you think high-tech, mechanical pencils are probably not at the forefront of your thoughts. Enter the Kuru Toga--the mechanical pencil that is about to change every last conception you ever had about mechanical pencils. This innovative pencil features a built-in mechanism that rotates the lead in the pencil as you write, resulting in a sharp, crisp line for everything you pencil down. Intrigued? Keep reading to find out more about this fascinating pencil.

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2015-01-06T17:31:19-05:00 2015-01-06T17:31:19-05:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/kuru-toga-a-comprehensive-guide/pt/706 Miriam
<![CDATA[New Products: Lovely Fountain Pens, Inspiring Pocket Notebooks, Innovative Mechanical Pencils, Convenient Rulers, and More!]]>

New products are in!

We're kicking off the new year with new arrivals that are sure to be hits for the upcoming year. From the highly anticipated Ambition Field Notes to tried-and-true fountain pens to ground-breaking mechanical pencils, you're sure to discover a new favorite in this week's batch!

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2015-01-02T09:38:45-05:00 2015-01-02T09:38:45-05:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/new-products-lovely-fountain-pens-inspiring-pocket-notebooks-innovative-mechanical-pencils-convenient-rulers-and-more/pt/705 Miriam
<![CDATA[Pen Perks: New Year's Pinterest Giveaway ]]>

Happy Holidays everyone! We're counting down to New Year's, and it's always nice to have fresh set of everyday carry to start off the year, right? One lucky winner will receive a set of pens, a pen case, and a pocket notebook. To see how you can enter, read on!

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2014-12-24T11:18:58-05:00 2014-12-24T11:18:58-05:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/pen-perks-new-years-pinterest-giveaway/pt/704 Miriam
<![CDATA[Pen Perks: Christmas Giveaway]]>

As Christmas approaches, we're getting more and more into the festive spirit. To celebrate, here's a wintry giveaway for our last blog giveaway of the year!

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2014-12-19T14:27:35-05:00 2015-01-06T11:16:46-05:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/pen-perks-christmas-giveaway/pt/703 Miriam
<![CDATA[New Products: Elegant and Quirky Fountain Pens, Animal Pen Holders, Fun Pen Cases, Pocket Notebooks, and More!]]>

New products are in!

We have some unique and inspiring products for you this week! Peruse through a curated selection of fountain pens, pocket notebooks, pen cases, and even pen holders with a good cause.

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2014-12-18T10:24:44-05:00 2014-12-18T10:24:44-05:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/new-products-elegant-and-quirky-fountain-pens-animal-pen-holders-fun-pen-cases-pocket-notebooks-and-more/pt/702 Miriam
<![CDATA[Pen Pals Interview: Fountain Greetings on Innovating the Art of Gratitude]]>

An interview series featuring notable people whose lives intersect with the world of pens. Fountain Greetings is a small business that truly believes in the power of the handwritten message.

Please tell us a little about yourself.

Fountain Greetings is a company I launched earlier this year with my co-founder as a unique way of sending greetings and gifts with a personal touch, especially in today's digital age.

Everyone loves receiving a handwritten card, but finding the time to purchase a nice card, write a heartfelt note inside, and mail it out? Now that’s another story...

Fountain Greetings aims to solve this by allowing you to send a beautiful handwritten card, along with an optional gift, with ease. What’s also cool is that every card is wax sealed by hand!

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2014-12-12T15:24:54-05:00 2014-12-12T15:24:54-05:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/pen-pals-interview-fountain-greetings-on-innovating-the-art-of-gratitude/pt/701 Elaine
<![CDATA[New Products: Adorable Notebooks, Washi Tape, Pen Cases, Bookmarks, Stickers, and More!]]>

New products are in!

We cannot get over how cute everything is this week! Choose from scrumptious macaron-inspired notebooks, beautifully printed washi tape, see-through pen cases, quirky magnetic bookmarks, and the sweetest little schedule stickers.

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2014-12-11T09:41:58-05:00 2014-12-11T09:42:41-05:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/new-products-adorable-notebooks-washi-tape-pen-cases-bookmarks-stickers-and-more/pt/700 Miriam
<![CDATA[Pen Perks: Stabilo Point 88 Fineliner Pinterest Giveaway ]]>

'Tis the season to be jolly and what's jollier than a bunch of colorful marker pens? We're giving away a 25-pen set of these festive markers that you can split up as stocking stuffers, or just keep as a Christmas present to yourself. Read on to see how you can enter!

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2014-12-10T10:28:31-05:00 2014-12-10T10:28:31-05:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/pen-perks-stabilo-point-88-fineliner-pinterest-giveaway/pt/699 Miriam
<![CDATA[Creative Ways to Use Washi Tape]]>

Washi tape. You've seen these Japanese decorative tapes all over Pinterest and crafting blogs, and maybe you even have a secret stash somewhere (we certainly do). They're adorable to look at and almost too cute to use, but why keep them to yourself? Here are some ideas for how to use your washi tape that venture beyond the realm of paper crafts and scrapbooking.

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2014-12-09T09:43:09-05:00 2014-12-31T16:48:29-05:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/creative-ways-to-use-washi-tape/pt/698 Miriam
<![CDATA[Pen Perks: Stocking Stuffers Giveaway]]>

Have you seen our latest Stocking Stuffer selection guide? It's chock-full of awesome wallet-friendly gifts that will delight your family and friends. Christmas is just around the corner, so we're giving away a bunch of our favorite stocking stuffers that you can pass on to friends or keep for yourself!

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2014-12-05T12:12:55-05:00 2014-12-22T14:35:27-05:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/pen-perks-stocking-stuffers-giveaway/pt/697 Miriam
<![CDATA[New Products: Fountain Pens, Inks, Letterpress Calendars, and More!]]>

New products are in!

This week's new arrivals feature quiet, elegant products that are sure to add a touch of sophistication to your desk. From fountain pens to to inks to letterpress calendars, see what we're loving after the jump.

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2014-12-04T12:01:35-05:00 2014-12-04T12:01:35-05:00 http://www.jetpens.com/blog/new-products-fountain-pens-inks-letterpress-calendars-and-more/pt/696 Miriam