The Pilot Petit Pen
system is back!
We were met with much dismay when news broke out that the Petit line was being discontinued. The pens have evoked a deep affection out of their rabid fan base for their fun colors, compact yet comfortable size, affordability, and fine performance. Because of this, we've received so many inquiries about the status and whereabouts of the pens when they disappeared. Having previously had to deliver unfortunate news about the Petit Pens, we're now much more pleased and excited to announce that these pens have returned!
|The Lamy 2000 in stainless steel (left) and Makrolon (right) with stainless steel trim.
The Lamy 2000 Fountain Pen
: the embodiment of industrial strength and understated beauty. Birthed in 1966, Lamy’s flagship fountain pen has been in production for close to half a century. Having won numerous awards including the Busse Longlife Design Award, it has earned a permanent seat in the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA). After so many years, Lamy
has now released the matte stainless steel edition of this beloved pen. Classy and unpretentious, let this timeless pen speak for you wherever life may take you.
What makes the Kaweco Special AL Fountain Pen
so ... special? 125 years of history combined with beautiful design and materials for starters.
The Special AL barrel is fabricated from anodized solid aluminum with a black matte finish. An octagonal body gives this fountain pen a unique look, as does the cap, which can screw on to the end of the barrel to post.
Since the Special AL is a full-sized pen, it will take both short and long international ink cartridges as well as a converter. The iconic silver Kaweco logo is a nice added touch on the cap.
These pens were so well received we sold out of them almost immediately. Now is the time to add them to your wish list and sign up for the restock notification. They will go fast once they come back in so be prepared!
For more on the history and future of Kaweco, be sure to read our recent interview with CEO Michael Gutberlet
This is the first fountain pen I ever owned.
I bet I'm not the only one who can say that. The Platinum Preppy Fountain Pen
has served beginning fountain pen users well over the years and remains wildly popular to this day. So, what is it about the Preppy that makes it so popular?
Let's get the obvious out of the way first: the price. At $3.30 there is no reason to not try one out, even if you have never used a fountain pen in your life. The worst thing that will happen is you don't like it and you are out the cost of a tall non-fat white chocolate mocha, no whip at your favorite caffeine vendor.
But what most people discover - myself included - is that the Preppy provides great value. Choose from two different nib sizes and seven different ink colors to make your first step towards fountain pen ownership. Once the pen arrives, snap in the ink cartridge and start writing. It's as easy as that!
Even experienced fountain pen users love the Preppy for its flexibility. Not many people want to take their expensive fountain pens out of the house, but with a little silicon grease you can convert the Preppy into an eye dropper
and take your favorite ink with you anywhere.
If you have always wanted to try a fountain pen but were nervous about the choices, the Platinum Preppy is the clear number one choice to get you started. The value, quality, performance, and flexibility make it a true JetPens Classic.