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July 29, 2011 - Posted by Elizabeth to Ballpoint Pens

Here at JetPens, we carry some excellent examples of Japanese ingenuity. We decided to feature our ballpoint pens that are pressurized, so that they will write almost anywhere! Normal pens utilize gravity to create ink flow onto a paper. These ballpoint pens however, allow internal compressed air pressure to basically push their ink out onto the paper. Listed in order from left to right: 1. Tombow AirPress Apro Ballpoint Pen - 0.7 mm - Green 2. Tombow AirPress Ballpoint Pen - 0.7 mm - 2010 New Body Color - Clear Body 3. Pilot Down Force Ballpoint Pen - 0.7 mm - Moss Green Body - Black Ink 4. Uni-ball Power Tank Ballpoint Pen - 0.7 mm - Black Body - Black Ink All of these pens boast the ability to write in extremely cold conditions, zero-gravity environments, on wet surfaces and at any angle. We put one of those claims to the test, by thoroughly soaking a page of our Rhodia DotPad Notepad with a Pentel Aquash Waterbrush Pen, for a writing test. First we wrote with the Tombow AirPress Ballpoint Pen. Both versions have the exact same internal parts and writing performance, the only difference is the body style. The word "Tombow Airpress" was written with the Apro version (designed with a sturdy clip perfect for your apron) and the three lines underneath were written with the original version, that has a durable body designed for strenuous conditions like constructions sites. Writing on the wet paper was not necessarily ideal, but the ink came out well enough to read perfectly (it looks a little light in the photograph because of our professional grade flash and light box). Next, we wrote with the Pilot Down Force ballpoint pen. This pen performed just as well as the two Tombow pens, with a steady ink flow just as visible. Lastly, we tested out the capabilities of the ever-popular Uni-ball Power Tank pen. This pen wrote just as smoothly on our wet paper, and the ink appeared slightly darker. It did however, seem to feather a bit towards the end, when it hit a particularly saturated part of the paper with standing water on the surface. Over all, these pens are true to their advertising and write very well on a very wet piece of paper. I was also able to write with them at a ninety-degree angle, and even upside down on a post-it stuck under my desk! What would you use these versatile pens for?
July 28, 2011 - Posted by Elizabeth to Staff Musings

With hundreds of body and ink colors at JetPens, you can be sure to find a pen match for your favorite color here. Today, JetPens has decided to list some of our favorite items that fall under the teal/turquoise/blue-green color category.

In order from left to right we have:

1. Zebra Surari 4 Color Emulsion Ink Multi Pen - 0.7 mm - Blue Green body
2. Zebra Color Flight C Sparkling Mechanical Pencil - 0.5 mm - Turquoise Blue
3. Zebra Sarasa Push Clip Gel Ink Pen - 0.5 mm - Blue Green
4. Marvy 4300 LePen Porous Point Marker Pen - Fine Point - Teal Blue
5. Pentel Slicci Gel Ink Pen - 0.4 mm - Turquoise Blue Ink

The Zebra Surari 4 Color Emulsion Ink Multi Pen - 0.7 mm - Blue Green Body is a wonderfully smooth ballpoint multi pen that is housed in a translucent, richly-colored plastic barrel with a rubber grip.

The Zebra Color Flight C Sparkling Mechanical Pencil - 0.5 mm - Turquoise Blue is a fun, simple mechanical pencil that has tiny flecks of glitter inside the plastic. It adds some sparkle to your desk, and has a great twist-up eraser at the end of the barrel.

Next, we have the Zebra Sarasa Push Clip Gel Ink Pen - 0.5 mm - Blue Green, which has a lovely blue green ink color, kind of similar to a robin's egg shade.

The ink of the Marvy 4300 LePen Porous Point Marker Pen - Fine Point - Teal Blue is more of a true teal color, and is housed in a slim teal plastic body.

Lastly, we have the Pentel Slicci Gel Ink Pen - 0.4 mm - Turquoise Blue Ink, one of our most popular fine-point gel ink pens. We love the shade of this turquoise ink!

Do you have a favorite turquoise or teal JetPens item?

**Please note that due to the nature of our professional grade flash used in product photography, writing samples may appear a bit brighter than usual.

Among this recent batch of new products, JetPens now carries the Stabilo Point 88 Fineliner marker pens!

Frequently requested at JetPens, these 0.4 mm size pens feature a smudge-proof, water-based ink that is available in 25 vibrant colors. The wide variety of colors and the convenient fine points of these pens make them perfect for artwork, writing, illustrations, and anything else you can use them for!

The tip is designed to be long-lasting and is encased in metal to extend the lifespan. This design feature also makes these pens suitable for ruler and stencil use.

They have a nice, slim hexagonal body that feels great in the hand when writing or drawing, reminiscent of a wooden colored pencil.

Here is our writing sample of all 25 colors available:

Add some color to your drawings by adding these great pens to your collection!
July 26, 2011 - Posted by Elizabeth to Bags

The ultra-compartmentalized and organizational Nomadic WR-08 Wise-Walker A4 Shoulder Bag will not only hold all of your school or office supplies with a 13" laptop, it also is the perfect place to keep your iPad!

In the back section of the shoulder bag (the part that would remain closest to your body during transit), there is a slim padded pocket that closes securely with a strip of strong Velcro. You can easily slide your iPad into this pocket, and then quickly access it on the go!

The light-weight nylon design makes this bag less of a burden to carry around compared to a lot of other padded laptop bags, and there is a plethora of other pockets and compartments to hold all your other daily-carry goodies.

The tag on the bag contains a diagram example of uses for each pocket:

What do you use your Nomadic bag for?

Congratulations to random winner #22! Micalela who said:

Your colleagues will love the comfortable grip on these pencils!

Since there were 145 comments on the original giveaway post, you have won 5 x Uni-ball Alpha Gel Slim Mechanical Pencils - 0.5 mm - Rose Pink Grip. Please comment here by next week July 27th, 2011 and email with your mailing address.

For everyone else, stay tuned, we'll have another giveaway soon.