JetPens Blog 2016-05-03T16:40:45-04:00 Zend_Feed_Writer JetPens <![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 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!

2016-04-29T16:41:26-04:00 2016-04-29T16:41:26-04:00 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!

2016-04-28T10:00:38-04:00 2016-04-28T10:00:38-04:00 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.

2016-04-26T09:53:56-04:00 2016-04-26T15:17:15-04:00 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.

2016-04-21T10:11:27-04:00 2016-04-21T10:11:27-04:00 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.

2016-04-19T10:11:07-04:00 2016-04-19T10:11:07-04:00 Ryan
<![CDATA[Pen Perks: Comic Supplies Giveaway]]>

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

2016-04-15T15:55:08-04:00 2016-04-15T15:55:08-04:00 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.

2016-04-14T11:18:13-04:00 2016-04-14T11:18:13-04:00 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!

2016-04-07T10:03:48-04:00 2016-04-07T10:03:48-04:00 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!

2016-03-31T13:28:46-04:00 2016-03-31T13:28:46-04:00 Miriam
<![CDATA[Great Beginner Fountain Pens That Won’t Break the Bank]]>
Beginner Fountain Pens

Writing by hand these days has become a small act of rebellion—an analog alternative to the screens and keyboards that dominate our daily lives. Pens give us a physical connection to our work that digital devices just can't duplicate, and nothing evokes this connection quite as well as a fountain pen.

Fountain pens may seem intimidating if you've never tried one before, but they're actually really easy to use. You don't even need to spend a lot of money to get a great one that can last for decades. In this guide, we'll explore the best affordable fountain pens that are particularly well-suited to beginners.

2016-03-29T09:37:21-04:00 2016-03-29T09:38:00-04:00 Ryan
<![CDATA[Pen Perks: Emerald of Chivor Giveaway]]>

We have an exciting giveaway for you this week! Enter for a chance to win the coveted Emerald of Chivor as well as a beautiful fountain pen to pair it with and Tomoe River paper.

2016-03-25T11:05:51-04:00 2016-03-25T11:05:51-04:00 Miriam
<![CDATA[New Products: Kuru Toga Pipe Slide Mechanical Pencils, Lamy Al-Star Charged Green, Kaweco Nib Holder, Kaweco Mini Fountain Pen Converter, JetPens Pocket Notebook, and More!]]> JetPens New Arrivals

New products are in!

We're especially excited for this week, because we're debuting the Kanso Sasshi--a pocket notebook featuring Tomoe River paper made just for JetPens! Find pens and pencils to pair with the notebook in this batch of new arrivals.

2016-03-24T13:24:15-04:00 2016-03-24T13:24:15-04:00 Miriam
<![CDATA[New Products: DelGuard Mechanical Pencils, Sakura Ballsign Multi Pens, Holtz Sensebooks, Pencil Cases, Zipper Tapes, and More!]]> JetPens New Arrivals

New products are in!

This week is chock full of useful office supplies with a little bit of fun thrown in! From sturdy mechanical pencils and multi pens to elegant notebooks and pencil cases, you're sure to find something to add to your office supplies.

2016-03-17T10:53:39-04:00 2016-03-17T10:53:39-04:00 Miriam
<![CDATA[Sakura Gelly Roll: A Comprehensive Guide]]>

It's the gel pen that started it all. As the first pen to use gel in its ink formula, the Gelly Roll paved the way for other well-known gel pens such as the Hi-Tec-C and Signo. With its smooth-flowing ink, pigmented colors, and huge range of finishes, the Gelly Roll's iconic status should come as no surprise. Crafters and DIY-ers in particular love this line of pens as it offers everything from glitter to metallic to raised ink. Whether you're a crafter or just looking to add pizazz to your writing, come along as we explore the many iterations of the Gelly Roll!

2016-03-15T14:23:45-04:00 2016-03-15T14:23:45-04:00 Miriam
<![CDATA[Pen Perks: Watercolors Giveaway]]>

Spring is almost here and we can't wait to capture all the beautiful sights with watercolors! See how you can win this watercolor set below.

2016-03-11T16:48:36-05:00 2016-03-11T16:48:36-05:00 Miriam
<![CDATA[New Products: Uni Jetstream Multi Pens, Denik Stonepaper Pocket Notebook, MT Washi Tapes and Cutters, Quiver Pen Holders, Jacquard Syringes and Droppers, and More!]]> JetPens New Arrivals

New products are in!

From office-ready essentials to fountain pen accessories to craft supplies, there's something for everyone in this week's new arrivals. Read on to find out more!

2016-03-10T10:05:58-05:00 2016-03-10T10:06:47-05:00 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.

2016-03-08T09:43:09-05:00 2016-03-08T11:59:01-05:00 Miriam
<![CDATA[New Products: Winsor & Newton Watercolor Markers, DelGuard Mechanical Pencils, Kaimei Sumi Ink, Raymay Brush Pens, and More!]]> JetPens New Arrivals

New products are in!

Add some color to your life with this week's new arrivals! From colorful watercolor markers to mechanical pencils in a variety of hues, your creative side can run wild. Read on to see what else is new!

2016-03-03T10:05:31-05:00 2016-03-03T10:05:31-05:00 Miriam
<![CDATA[Dark Green and Dark Teal Fountain Pen Ink Comparison]]>
Dark Green and Dark Teal Fountain Pen Ink Comparison

Green is a powerful, vital color that has inspired people across times and cultures. Since the earliest days of history, it has been recognized as the color of strength and vitality. Using a dark green fountain pen ink is a great way to subtly imbue your writing with these positive qualities. Dark teal inks also possess these characteristics, adding to them the depth and sophistication of blue black inks.

Now, let's take a look at the rich and verdant world of dark green and dark teal fountain pen inks!

2016-03-01T14:39:41-05:00 2016-03-01T15:58:09-05:00 Ryan