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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!

August 24, 2011 - Posted by Elizabeth to Announcements

Good news Stabilo fans!

The US distributor for Stabilo (MacPherson's) has launched a promotion, where you can color in your own custom Stabilo Point 88 sneaker and send it into them for a chance to win cash prizes and cool Stabilo products.

We will include a Stabilo sneaker postcard (seen below) with the first 100 orders placed starting today, that have any Stabilo Point 88 Fineliner Marker Pen products. You can also download the entry form from MacPherson's website here.

How to enter:

1. Color in the shoe with your own creative design. You can use anything. (The Stabilo Point 88 pens come in such beautiful colors, they are perfect for your creative needs!)

2. Fill in your complete contact details on the card (this information will ONLY be used by for notifying winners and mailing prizes). Place a stamp on the postcard and mail it to the Macpherson's address provided so that it arrives NO LATER than September 30th, 2011. Postcards received after September 30th, 2011 will not qualify for entry.

3. Only one entry per person will be accepted by Macpherson.

4. Macpherson will select a winner based on creativity and artistic appeal.

5. Winners will be notified by email and prizes will be sent in late October, 2011.

6. Winning entries will be posted online in late October at:

7. No purchase necessary to win. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning. This contest is not hosted or sponsored by JetPens.

8. All submissions become property of MacPherson's* and will not be returned.

9. Employees of MacPherson's and family of employees are not eligible to enter

*MacPherson's is the exclusive US distributor for Stabilo Products.

**Note that this contest is in no way run by JetPens, and is handled solely by the US Stabilo distributor MacPherson's.

August 23, 2011 - Posted by Elizabeth to Staff Musings

Now that the beginning of the school year is right around the corner (some of you have already started!), the team here at JetPens has made a list of our top ten favorite items, perfect for your back-to-school shopping.

From the left side going clockwise:

1. Pilot FriXion Light Fluorescent Ink Erasable Highlighter Pen - 6 Color Set
2. Pilot Delful Double Knock Mechanical Pencil - 0.5 mm - Soft Blue & Yellow
3. Platinum Preppy Fountain Pen - Medium 05 Nib - Yellow Ink
4. Kum PenCut Pen-Style Scissors - Green
5. Uni-ball Power Tank Ballpoint Pen - 0.7 mm - Red Body - Red Ink
6. Pilot Hi-Tec-C Gel Ink Pen - 0.4 mm - Basic Colors - Black
7. Jstory Smile-It Fun Tab Stickers - Rabbit
8. Maruman Mnemosyne - Word Book - 105 mm X 54 mm - 100 Sheets
9. Nomadic PN-04 Snap Button Pencil Case - Yellow
10. Kokuyo KadoKeshi Stick Mini Twist Eraser - Lime Green

Our first pick is the Pilot FriXion Light Fluorescent Ink Erasable Highlighter Pen - 6 Color Set. We just love how the FriXion ink disappears when friction is applied! This ink technology allows you to highlight important pieces of your text book, then remove highlighted marks later as necessary.

Next, we have the Pilot Delful Double Knock Mechanical Pencils - 0.5 mm. Available in several different body colors, these fun pencils feature a retractable tip, and an internal shaker mechanism. This means that you can shake the pencil to advance more lead! We also carry compatible eraser refills.

The Platinum Preppy Fountain Pens are our third pick. These refillable fountain pens are inexpensive, yet write just as well as pricier fountain pens! They also come in both fine and medium nib sizes, with several different ink colors to choose from. We particularly like to use the yellow as an alternative highlighting tool.

The Kum PenCut Pen-Style Scissors are an excellent way to carry a paper-cutting tool with you wherever you go! This portable tool is no bigger than a multi pen when folded and capped, but expands out to an almost full-size pair of scissors that feature handy loops for your fingers. Black and pink versions are also available.

We love the Uni-ball Power Tank ballpoint pen's ability to write in virtually any situation! The pressurized and ultra-smooth ink system allows you to write on wet surfaces, in super cold conditions, and even upside down! They come in the three basic ink colors of black, blue and red, both 0.7 mm and 1.0 mm point sizes, and are conveniently refillable.

One of our best sellers, the Pilot Hi-Tec-C - 0.4 mm gel ink pens have a wonderfully fine line width and are available in lots of lovely ink colors. The needle-point of the Hi-Tec-C pen allows you to write with incredible precision, which can come in handy if you need to fit a lot of information in a small amount of space.

We find the Jstory Index Fun Tab Stickers absolutely irresistible, and one can have a lot of fun marking important pages in textbooks with a little bunny or bear face sticking out! Bring some smiles into your study time with these happy creatures, who are more than willing to help you save your reading place.

The Maruman Mnemosyne Word Book is a great study companion and can be very helpful for memorizing vocabulary. Exactly 100 sheets of heavy-weight, textured Maruman paper are bound by a single ring, making it easy to flip through.

The Nomadic PN-04 Snap Button Pencil Case is one of Nomadic's slimmer models, but is just as good at carrying your writing tools. Available in three different colors, the PN-04 can hold a surprising amount and features a zippered side pocket perfect for containing smaller items.

Last but certainly not least, the Kokuyo KadoKeshi Stick Mini Twist Eraser fits the award-winning corners of the full-sized Kokuyo Kadokeshi 28-Corner Eraser into a cute, compact and refillable format! The unique design of the Kokuyo KadoKeshi erasers allow you to never be without a fresh eraser corner again. These corners can be especially useful for erasing fine lines or smaller details.

What's your favorite JetPens item for back to school?

WOW, there were so many great guesses and TWO of you got it exactly right!

Both Knighthart and ginigin correctly guessed that the 41 items pictured below, all fit into our sample Nomadic PE-08 pencil case!

Since there is only one goodie-stuffed pencil case to give away, I'm going to assign each of you an integer (Knighthart = 1, ginigin = 2) and let the random integer generator at choose the winner.

And the winner is...

Knighthart! You have won 1 x Nomadic PE-08 Easy Classification Pencil Case - Red filled with some of our other great sample items! Please leave a comment to this post by next week August 26th, and email with your mailing address to claim your prize pack.

For ginigin, please also comment here and email us your mailing address at, and we'll send you some other cool pens as a consolation prize.

Great guesses all, thanks so much for your participation! Everyone else stay tuned, we'll have another giveaway soon.
August 18, 2011 - Posted by Elizabeth to Staff Musings

Thanks to the workings of our colleague Brad at Pen Addict, Bernard from gave his readers some thorough reviews on a few JetPens items that are EDC suitable.

Make sure to check it out, as well as the rest of the blog. (EDC is one of my personal favorites!)

You will find very informative reviews on some of JetPens best-sellers, like the Zebra Penpod Mini Keychain ballpoint pen, the Pilot Birdy Stainless Steel mini ballpoint pen, Uni-ball Power Tank Smart Series High Grade ballpoint pen, and the ever-popular black Rotring 600 0.5 mm drafting pencil.

As a bonus, Brad's EDC was featured, as well as mine! :)

Do you have any JetPens items in your EDC?