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Happy Friday folks!

The team here at JetPens decided to throw together a different kind of giveaway in honor of the upcoming Father's Day holiday. For this giveaway, we will be hand-choosing four winners who will each receive one of the following sample LAMY items pictured below:

In order from left to right:
Lamy Mechanical Pencil - Safari Model - 0.5 mm - White Body & Chrome Clip
Lamy Fountain Pen - Safari Model - Extra Fine Nib - Charcoal Black Body & Black Clip
Lamy Fountain Pen - Al-Star Model - Extra Fine Nib - Graphite Gray Body
Lamy Fountain Pen - Al-Star Model - Extra Fine Nib - Ocean Blue Body

To qualify for this giveaway, you must do the following:

- Take a new photo of you and your dad (or father-like figure), with a JetPens product . If you're a dad already, then you can also take a photo with your kid(s) along with a JetPens product. The JetPens item must be prominently displayed and easily viewable in the photo. Email photos to

- Our top 4 favorite photos will be chosen to receive one of the four available sample prizes.

- Winners will be announced in a separate blog entry at noon PST on Tuesday June 14th, 2011 , so you have up until that time to submit your photos. You must reply to us with your shipping address by 4 pm PST on the 15th to receive your prize.

- This contest is open to US residents only .

- By submitting your photo for this contest, you give your consent to our license agreement (viewable here) and accept that winning photos will be posted on the winner announcement blog entry on Tuesday the 14th, 2011.

We can't wait to see what you guys come up with!

Congratulations to random winner #65! Marielle who commented:

Guess you can't say that anymore since today is your lucky day!

You have won an opened Pilot Dr. Grip Full Black Dual Layer Grip Ballpoint Pen - 0.7 mm sample. Please comment here by next week June 16th, 2011 and then email with your mailing address.

For everyone else, stay tuned, we'll have another giveaway next week!

To go along with our Penpedia - How to Do an Eye Dropper Pen Conversion With a Kaweco Sport article, we decided to try the same conversion on the new Kaweco Sport Roller Ball pens. The process is the same as our first article. What you need: A Kaweco Sport Roller Ball pen available at JetPens, silicon grease, an eyedropper, and a bottle of ink. Here we used a Kaweco Sport Ice Roller Ball Liquid Ink Pen - Medium Point - Green Body and Pelikan Edelstein Fountain Pen Ink Collection - 50 ml Bottle - Topaz Blue. We purchased silicon grease at our local Lowes hardware store, and when shopping for the silicon grease make sure to get one that has enough viscosity to create a good seal. How to: 1. Disassemble the pen. If the cartridge has already been used, you can use a piece of tape as a seal, to remove the cartridge and store it for future use. 2. Lubricate the threads of the nib section with a thin yet thorough layer of silicon grease. Make sure to fill the entire threaded area to ensure a positive seal. 3. Keep the barrel close to your ink bottle to reduce spills. It is a good idea to fill up the barrel over a non-porous, easy to clean surface, or over some scratch paper at the very least. You can also put the open pen barrel inside a cop or container, which can hold it upright while filling and catch any spills. Fill the barrel with ink up to 0.5 cm below the first set of threads to ensure proper air pressure. 4. Put the roller ball pen back together with the tip facing up. Use firm but not excessive force, as tightening the fountain pen too much may result in a crack. Use a paper towel to wipe off any excess silicon grease that squeezes its way out. 5. To get the ink flow going, we advise to store the pen capped and nib side down for a couple minutes. Make sure to then test out the pen on a scratch piece of paper when you are first starting to write. Congratulations! You have made your very own eyedropper roller ball pen, which you can use with any bottled fountain pen ink! Your Kaweco should go quite a while before needing to be refilled. Please keep in mind that over time, your seal may adjust or wear out. You will want to be attentive to your eyedropper pen, and make sure to store it with care. This should prevent any possible leaking and subsequent damage to your clothes!

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Happy Monday! It's time for another JetPens giveaway.

The Dr. Grip is famous for its comfortable grip, and now it's available from Japan in a sleek all-black body color. The Full Black Dr. Grip has a special grip that consists of 2 layers of silicone rubber. The outer layer is harder than the inner layer, giving it a moderate softness while still allowing for a stable and durable pen grip.

It's available in a pen and pencil form. Win one opened Pilot Dr. Grip Full Black Dual Layer Grip Ballpoint Pen - 0.7 mm sample from JetPens!

1. Leave one comment on this post anytime between now and Wednesday, June 8th, 2011 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time. You are limited to one entry. The contest is limited to US residents only.

2. If you have a Twitter or Facebook account please follow and re-tweet our Blog giveaway tweet and like our Facebook Blog giveaway wall post. We appreciate your support!

3. For this contest, we will pick one winner at random from the comments section of this post. The comments will be numbered in the order they are received, i.e. the first comment is #1, the second #2, and so on. The Random Integer Generator at will be used to pick the number of the winner.

4. The contest winner will be posted on Thursday, June 9, 2011 on the JetPens Blog. The winner will have one week to email us to claim their prize.