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October 12, 2011 - Posted by Brad Dowdy to Fountain Pens


I often get asked the question “What is the best fountain pen for beginners”? When I answered it for the first time several years ago there was only one answer, and that answer hasn’t changed to this date: the Lamy Safari.

It’s not often that a pen is this universally loved, and with good reason. Released initially in 1980, the Safari was aimed at a younger demographic, especially students. The bright ABS plastic body, molded grip, and unique clip design made it a huge success, and the design has remained essentially unchanged to this day.

What made this fountain pen great for students in 1980 makes it great for those just starting with fountain pens today - it is so easy to use! As seen in this video, a simple twist of the barrel and the ink cartridge snaps in to place and you are ready to write. That is all there is to it, and for a beginning fountain pen user, that is all you need.

But what really makes this pen shine - and what makes it a JetPens Classic - is that it gives you options beyond the beginner level, all with the same fountain pen body. When you are ready to move past cartridge refills, all you need is the Lamy Fountain Pen Z 24 Converter and a bottle of fountain pen ink. We even have a tutorial to help you use your converter for the first time.

The choices are truly endless. From barrel colors, to nib widths, to a rainbow of available inks, this is what makes the Lamy Safari a JetPens Classic.
October 10, 2011 - Posted by Brad Dowdy to Pen Perks

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New body colors of the popular Kaweco Sport Ballpoint and Fountain Pen will be available at the end of the month, but right now on Facebook we are giving away EIGHT of these new pens in our Kaweco Sneak Peek Giveaway!

Sign up on Facebook for your chance to win FOUR of the new Kaweco Sport Ballpoint.

Plus, if you get five Facebook friends to sign up, you will be entered in a chance to win FOUR MORE of the new Kaweco Sport Fountain Pens.

The deadline to enter is Friday, October 14th, 2011 at midnight Pacific. The winners will be announced on Monday, October 17th, 2011.

Good luck!

October 6, 2011 - Posted by Elizabeth to Gel Ink Pens

If you like the Moleskine notebooks, you'll love the Moleskine Classic Roller Pens!



These smooth writing gel ink pens are available in both 0.5 mm and 0.7 mm size, and are specifically designed to complement the shape and personality of a Moleskine journal. Different ink color refills are also available.




They have a rectangular shape that feels nice in the hand and lays flat, so you won't have to worry about it rolling off your desk. The lightweight pens have a matte black finish, and feature a cap with a clip that can accommodate your thick Moleskine notebook!



Other new Moleskine products can be found here. What's your favorite new JetPens Moleskine product?



This round of new products introduces a couple new brands to the JetPens lineup!

We're happy to bring in the frequently requested Moleskine brand, including their Volant Notebooks, Classic Roller Pens and Reading Stand.



Another new brand making its JetPens debut is Monteverde. With their lush line of bottled inks with Ink Treatment Formula, and the One Touch pen with a capacitive stylus, we're hoping our customers are as excited for Monteverde's products as we are!



You can view all of our new products here.

One mystery new product will be given away on our JetPens Twitter tomorrow. Make sure to follow JetPens on Twitter to participate!
October 3, 2011 - Posted by Brad Dowdy to Pen Perks

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

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If you are not already following JetPens on Twitter, now is the time to get started. I will be doing a Twitter giveaway on Tuesday, the first of what I hope are many more frequent giveaways on everyone's favorite 140 character or less social media platform.

Be sure to follow and stay tuned!