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We've got some great new products to kick off the month of November with!

As mentioned in our last Sneak Peak Giveaway, we now stock the Palomino Blackwing wooden pencils! These high-quality wooden pencils have a rich dark line and a unique design that allows you to extend the eraser length as you wear it down with use.

A few new colors of the Kaweco Sport products are available, including a sweet Pink and bright Yellow addition to the Kaweco Ice Sport line, and sophisticated Bordeaux Red and Green color versions of the Kaweco Classic Sport style.

(Fountain pen, ballpoint pen and roller ball pen versions available.)

JetPens now carries the Rotring 300 line of drafting pencils, in 0.3 mm, 0.5 mm and 0.7 mm and 2.0 mm sizes.

What new product are you excited to see at JetPens this week?
November 1, 2011 - Posted by Brad Dowdy to Pen Perks

Did you know that the Japanese candy brand Pocky claims 11/11 as Pocky Day in Japan? The unique stick design of their candy is the perfect shape for it, and we here at JetPens think our pens are the perfect shape too.

Why let Pocky have all the fun? We hereby claim 11/11 as JetPens day here in the US!

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This contest has ended. Like JetPens on Facebook to find more giveaways every month!

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We are going to celebrate all month long, and to get things started, we are giving away this awesome Nomadic Wise-Walker Multi Compartment Day Backpack, plus a $25 assortment of pens. Here are the details:

1. This contest is limited to US residents only.
2. Entries will be accepted from now until Thursday, November 3rd, 2011 at Midnight Pacific.
3. One winner will be selected at random from all entries and announced on the blog on Friday, November 4th, 2011.

How to Enter:
1. Leave a comment on this post. (Counts as one entry)
2. CLICK HERE to tweet this contest. Leave a second comment on this post containing a link to your tweet. (Counts as a second entry)

If you would like to copy/paste the Twitter text instead, here it is:

Win a Nomadic Wise-Walker Backpack from @JetPens! Find out how:

3. You can have up to two entries in this contest provided you follow the steps above, including leaving separate comments for each step.

We would also appreciate it if you would Like JetPens on Facebook, but it is not a requirement for entry.

Good luck!
October 31, 2011 - Posted by Brad Dowdy to Pen Perks

We had a good turnout for our latest giveaway, and 16 of you nailed the answer. So, what is this great new product we are introducing this week? The Palomino Blackwing 602!!!

I picked the winner randomly from all those who guessed correctly, and Cynthia T. is going to receive the first Blackwing 602 samples that I send out.

Congrats Cynthia, and thank you to everyone who entered. The Palomino Blackwing will be available for purchase later this week, so get your sharpeners ready!

October 28, 2011 - Posted by Elizabeth to Ballpoint Pens

One of the new items released last week was the frequently requested Fisher Bullet Space Pen!

(Available Matte Black Body and Desert Tan Body not pictured.)

Available in several delicious colors, the Fisher Space Pen - Bullet model is another great addition to our pressurized pen selection.

The sealed ink cartridges inside these pens are pressurized at about 45 pounds per square inch. This gives you a ballpoint pen that will write over virtually any surface, and at any angle! (It will write upside down, underwater, over grease, and in extreme cold and hot temperatures.)

Another feature is that the ink refills themselves have an estimated shelf life of 100 years. (No, the pen itself will not last you for 100 years of daily writing, but you can buy multiple ink refills and store them for long periods of time without worrying about them drying out.)

This compact pen makes a perfect companion for your everyday writing needs, and will fit easily into your bag or purse, even your pants pocket. Clips are also available for all you pocket-carrying guys out there!
October 26, 2011 - Posted by Brad Dowdy to Gel Ink Pens

This is the pen that started it all.

Where were you when JetPens opened our virtual doors back in 2005? I don't know about you, but I was shopping at big box office supply stores, searching for that elusive "perfect pen". JetPens knew better though, and the Pilot Hi-Tec-C was the first pen imported and available at

What makes this pen so special? First of all, the three-point tip design allows the ball to rotate in a natural, frictionless manner. Secondly, the biopolymer gel ink used is designed to prevent the ink from bleeding. Combine these two things and this is why the Hi-Tec-C gives you precise, clean, and legible lines every time you use one.

The variety of ink colors available is impressive. There are currently over 35 in stock, with such unique shades as Pompadour Blue and Chestnut Bark Brown. I love grabbing a few different colors to write, edit, and highlight notes or other documents with.

Pilot has also done a great job expanding the product line over the years with the introduction of the multi pen Coleto, and the executive styled Cavalier. There is even a compact version of the Hi-Tec-C with the Slim Knock.

Over the years I have come to realize that there is no such thing as a perfect pen. The Pilot Hi-Tec-C is about as close as it gets, making it a true JetPens Classic.