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New products are at JetPens!

Some of you may be excited for the famous Fisher Space Pen, and JetPens is happy to carry the sleek and compact Bullet model.

Another new item is the Rotring Rapidograph pen, which is perfect for technical drawing.

View all our new items here.

What new JetPens item are you excited for?
October 19, 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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Take a look at the three images below - any idea which pens are hidden behind the Jet-Do cutout? If you know, send me a tweet @JetPens with your answer and you can win all three pens! If more than one person gets all three correct, I will select one winner at random.

US residents only. All entries must be received by 5pm Eastern.

Good luck!

Update: The contest is over - congrats to @beatcat! Links to the answers are listed below:

Pilot FriXion Light Fluorescent Ink Erasable Highlighter Pen - Green
Uni-ball Power Tank Smart Series Ballpoint Pen - 0.7 mm - Silver Body
Uni-ball Signo (DX) UM-151 Gel Ink Pen - 0.28 mm - Light Blue

October 17, 2011 - Posted by Brad Dowdy to Pen Perks

Another great giveaway is in the books! Here are the winners of the Kaweco Sneak Peek Giveaway:

Kaweco Ballpoint Pens winner: Megan M.

Kaweco Fountain Pens winner: Diana B.

Congratulations to both of you! I will be sending you each an email with further details. Thank you to everyone who entered, and keep your eyes peeled for the new Kaweco barrel colors in our New Arrivals section very soon.

Here's another sneak preview of one of the new products we're bringing in next week!

The Staedtler Triplus FineLiner Pens make the world a more colorful place with their superfine, metal-clad tips.

They have an ergonomically shaped triangular barrel, helping you add color your work with hours of fatigue-free writing.

Another great thing about these pens (besides the multiple colors available) is that they are tested "dry safe" and can be left uncapped for days without drying up! The pens are also "airplane-safe," as they prevent pen leakage while on board an aircraft by automatically equalizing pressure.

As another bonus feature, the Staedtler Triplus FineLiner box set converts into an easel-like pen stand, allowing you to easily access each color when you need to.

Keep an eye out on our New Arrivals section for the Staedtler Triplus FineLiner pens along with more new products next week!
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.