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July 15, 2011 - Posted by Elizabeth to Fountain Pens

A lot of you are familiar with the traditional piston-style fountain pen converters, as seen in our previous blog entry: How to Use a Fountain Pen Converter.

Pilot makes a bladder-style CON-20 converter also. Instead of twisting a knob to fill this converter with ink, you simply have to squeeze! Please keep in mind that this particular converter is only compatible with Pilot brand fountain pens.

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This year, JetPens has been trying to bring customers as many new products as possible. This latest new product release features a bunch of cool items, like the Pilot Vanishing Point fountain pens, Uni Signo 207 gel ink pens in 0.38 mm size, Alvin Draft-Matic drafting pencils and the Pilot Down Force ballpoint pens!

Some of our most frequently requested new products are the Uni Mitsubishi Pin Pens.

These drawing pens are highly economical and feature a water-proof and fade-proof pigment ink. There are black, blue and red pigment ink color versions, as well as an oil-based black ink version (which is great for more permanent application with your artwork).

They are similar to the Sakura Pigma Micron pens we already carry, though some feel that the Uni Mitsubishi Pin pens are of higher quality. Overall the fine points of these pens make them perfect for technical drawing or outlining work, and JetPens is happy to introduce the Pin Pens to our growing community!
July 8, 2011 - Posted by Elizabeth to Staff Musings

Pilot has their own "BegreeN" program set up, which is a list of their products that are environmentally friendly. Here is the mission statement taken from the Pilot USA BegreeN website:

"Pilot Pen is proud to be part of the earth-friendly movement - providing consumers with a wide selection of responsible choices that can be part of their everyday commitment to make our planet cleaner and healthier."

Simple acts like getting a refill for your empty pen instead of buying a whole new one can be beneficial for our planet, but buying a refillable pen that are also made out of recycled content is even better! JetPens already carries some of the best BegreeN products from Pilot USA and Pilot Japan, and our new favorites are the B2P gel ink pens.

The Pilot B2P Bottle to Pen Gel Ink Pens are the latest addition to our list of environmentally friendly pens. The name "B2P" literally means from bottle to pen, and these pens even resemble the plastic water bottles they're made of! These pens are made from 89.9% recycled content and have a vibrant, smooth-flowing gel ink.

Not only are these gel pens extremely "green", but you are not compromising writing quality by helping out the Earth!

We've listed a few of our other Pilot BegreeN products below.

The Vpen Disposable Fountain Pens, that are made with 43% recycled content:

The Precise V5 Roller Ball Pens boast an impressive 89.2% recycled material content:

Even the Spotliter 2 Broad / Twin Tip Highlighters, which are composed of 89.7% recycled material!

Essentially, one can complete their entire office writing supply with BegreeN products and JetPens is happy to bring these environmentally friendly instruments to you!
July 6, 2011 - Posted by Elizabeth to Pen Pics

Each month JetPens likes to highlight a customer who is also an artist that uses JetPens products. This month we are happy to feature Chris Hunt.

Chris is a a self taught cartoonist, working out of Boise, Idaho. It has been his dream to draw comics since he was nine years old, and he is slowly realizing this dream. You can view more of his work at his website:

Give us a little insight as to how you use our JetPens products in your illustrations.

My go to pen for sketching and professional work is the soft tipped, pocket brush pen manufactured by Pilot. I fell in love with this tool during an artist residency in Florida last year. While using it in a figure drawing class there, I had my first "breakthrough" in learning how to handle a brush, something I've sought for years. I can say without a doubt, once I began to master this tool, my skill level increased drastically, as well as the awareness for my art. This pen has had a direct impact on my success over the past eight months.

Thanks for sharing with us Chris!

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