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September 29, 2011 - Posted by Elizabeth to Inks

Here's another sneak preview of a new product we'll be releasing next week!

The J. Herbin bottled fountain pen ink is a popular seller at JetPens, and will soon available in cartridge format.

These are international short size cartridges, so they will fit a lot of our fountain brands including Kaweco, Ohto and Tombow.

Packaged in a neat little metal tube, the J. Herbin Fountain Pen Ink Cartridges go live on JetPens in the first week of October, and will be available in the following colors:

Perle Noire (Pearl Black
Bleu Nuit (Midnight Purple)
Eclat de Saphir (Sapphire Blue)
Poussière de Lune (Moon Dust Purple)
Violette Pensee (Pensive Violet Purple)

Keep an eye out on our New Arrivals section for their debut next week!
September 27, 2011 - Posted by Elizabeth to Inks

Among our new products released this month, JetPens is excited to introduce the Diamine fountain pen inks!

Diamine fountain pen inks are produced in the United Kingdom, and are available in over 70 different colors!

The history of the company dates back into the 1800's, when it was founded in London as T. Webster and Co. The company changed its name to Diamine in 1964, and has been producing a wide variety of beautiful and high quality inks over the years.

Diamine Inks have been frequently requested at JetPens, and the company is proud to continue their ink making tradition. The fine quality Diamine fountain pen inks are suitable for all brands of pen and are known for not clogging.

In 78 different color choices, how will you decide which Diamine fountain pen inks to try out?
September 26, 2011 - Posted by Brad Dowdy to Pen Perks

I posted the results of our big Facebook giveaway last week on our Facebook page, but I wanted to update it here on the blog in case anyone missed it. Congratulations to both Sarah and Kelly!

We have a great product lined up for our next Facebook giveaway, so be sure to stay tuned in the coming weeks!

New products
are up on the site today!

You'll notice that most of our new items this time around are the Diamine fountain pen ink bottles. Available in over 70 different colors, the Diamine fountain pen ink is made from a high-quality and gentle formula that is safe for all fountain pens.

Check out all of our new products here!
September 19, 2011 - Posted by Brad Dowdy 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 Eric Merced.

Eric Merced is a professional Comic Book Artist with over 10 years of experience. With roots in traditional media, he has since become a full digital Artist working with industry standard software and hardware to create his Comics. He’s worked for companies like Zondervan Publishing, Upper Deck, Marvel, Archie’s and IDW, and licensed characters like The Greatest American Hero and Voltron. His experience ranges from Penciling, Inking, Coloring and Lettering, as well as Character Design and Masterhead Design and Illustration. You can view more of his work at and on Twitter @eric_merced.

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

When I work on my art traditionally, there are 3 pens I use every time. The first one of the trio is the Kuretake No. 13 Brush Pen. I was introduced to this pen by an Artist on Twitter and snatched one up from Jet Pens. First time trying it I was instantly hooked. You can say it was something like love at first brush or stroke. lol.

The second pen is the Pentel Pocket Brush Pen. What the Pentel pen has over the Kuretake is that the ink is much darker and water proof. What I like about the Kuretake over the Pentel is that I can refill the Kuretake with any ink of my choosing. But both really create the line I’m looking for when inking my work. It’s also good to note that I’m very picky when it comes to my lines. They have to look and feel right and I find that these 3 pens give me exactly what I’m looking for. The final pen is the Kaimei Brush Pen (a gift from Jetpens!). This is sort of a back up pen. In case for whatever reason I can’t use the first two. But also, I don’t use it regularly because I still have to find a converter for it that will fit it’s small body and allow me to use my own ink in it.

I have some really good brushes which I use to fill in heavy areas of black but while I can easily use them to draw my lines, I prefer my trio of brush pens. They really give me the lines I’m looking for and most importantly, they are portable! They are the top of the line of Brush/Pen hybrids.

Thanks for sharing with us Eric!