We decided to give all you JetPens viewers a little sneak preview of one of the new items that will be launched later this week.
The Tombow OLNO mechanical pencil features a unique design mechanism that actually lets you extend the lead by bending the body! "Olno" is a play on the Japanese word "oru", or to fold/bend, and we think that this new pencil from Tombow is perfectly named.
The pencil body can be bent in any direction, and the purpose of this feature is to allow the user to extend lead without having to adjust their hand grip much, if at all.
My own normal writing position pictured below:
I only have to reposition my thumb for support to bend the pencil body while still in hand:
The button at the top of the pencil is a standard clicker which can also extend lead. Underneath the button is a small eraser, which is designed to be a tiny hand held eraser. (Good for detail erasing perhaps?)
Available in eight different body colors, the Tombow Olno mechanical pencils will be live on the website by the end of the week. Stay tuned to our JetPens New Arrivals
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Just as summer is about to end, JetPens has launched another giveaway! By leaving a comment on this blog post, you could win a sample prize pack including:
1 x A.G. Spalding & Bros Aluminum Body 2 Function Multi Pen - 0.7 mm Black Ballpoint Pen + Stylus - Black Body
1 x Kokuyo Design Paracuruno Slanted Page Notebook - A6 (4.1" X 5.8") - 5 mm X 5 mm Graph - 70 Sheets - Khaki Brown Cover
The A.G. Spalding & Bros Aluminum Body 2 Function Multi Pen
features a 0.7 mm black ballpoint ink pen as well as a stylus!
*Please note that the stylus will unfortunately not work with capacitive technology :(
The Kokuyo Design Paracuruno Slanted Page Notebook
is a convenient pocket-size and has 70 sheets of smooth graph paper.
How to enter this contest:
1. Leave one comment on this post anytime between now and Thursday, September 1st, at 11:59 PM Pacific Time. You are limited to one entry. The contest is limited to US residents only.
2. If you haven't already, "Like" us on Facebook! You can find our Facebook page here
. We appreciate your support!
3. For this contest, we will pick one winner at random from the comments section of this post. The comments will be numbered in the order they are received, i.e. the first comment is #1, the second #2, and so on. The Random Integer Generator at random.org will be used to pick the number of the winner.
4. The contest winner will be posted on Friday, September 2nd, on the JetPens Blog. The winner will have one week to email us and claim their prize.
Among this latest batch of new products, JetPens is happy to bring in Aurora fountain pens!
Shown above: Aurora Ipsilon Satin Fountain Pen - Fine Nib - Blue Body, also available in two other body colors.
Although these fountain pens may be new to a lot of people in the US, they have been around since 1919, the year the treaty of Versailles was signed at the end of World War I. Aurora means "the dawn" in Italian, and the company was born in an Italy marked by a post-war crisis, but bubbling with great hopes for recovery.
Shown above: Aurora Style Classic Fountain Pen - Fine Nib - Chrome Cap + Chrome Body, also available in two other finishes.
For almost one hundred years the name of Aurora has been synonymous with high quality, good taste and fine Italian craftsmanship. These pens are known for their stylish design aesthetic and consistent quality standards (not to mention, they are beautifully packaged!).
Shown above: Aurora Style Gemstones Fountain Pen - Fine Nib - Aquamarine Body, also available in two other body colors.
JetPens is proud to carry the Aurora brand of fountain pens and inks!