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February 28, 2014 - Posted by Elaine to Pen Pals Interviews
An interview series featuring notable people whose lives intersect with the world of pens. Kate is a handwriting repair expert who has made a career of helping individuals with poor penmanship improve and develop their own unique, legible script.
My name is Kate Gladstone, and I am a professional handwriting repair expert.
I live in Albany, NY, with my husband, whom I have been married to for twenty years. I was born in Brooklyn in 1963, and have a brother and two sisters. Both of my parents spent most of their lives teaching English, but my father was also an inventor working mainly on energy systems for alternative fuels.
Although I am right-handed, I have taught myself to write left-handed well enough to demonstrate effectively with that hand for left-handed students (I can also write in mirror-writing — with either hand — but there is less practical use for that ability).
Here are some of our favorite customer-submitted images from the past two months! Our amazing community submitted photos of their hauls, project, and stunning illustrations to our social media sites, and these are our top picks. Read on to see all these fabulous submissions, and check out which JetPens products they used to make them!
Eric was excited to share his art with us on our Facebook page, and sent over a bunch of art! His works range from retro-inspired space travel prints, to these sepia-toned pieces inspired by vintage cityscapes. You can check out more of his art on his portfolio, ERosner.com.
New Products: Gorgeous Brass Bookmarks, Classic Fountain Pens, Inky Roller Ball Pens, Offbeat Pencil Holders, Sensible Markers and More!
February 26, 2014 - Posted by Miriam to Announcements
New products are in!
Whether you're into classic, timeless design or funky, punchy colors, our newest products are sure to please. Our inner vintage lover is swooning over the lovely brass bookmarks and new Parker Sonnet fountain pens, but our inner color lover is all about the Uni-ball roller ball pens and Sonic Gripen Pencil Holders. We also like the practicality of the Pilot Name Marker--never worry about people stealing your lunch again!
We all have memories of our elementary school days, using gummy pink erasers--that rubbery smell that lingered on our fingers for days, the inevitable pink smear and occasional hole in our math homework, and red faces from frantically blowing wads and wads of blackened pink residue.
Erasers have come a long way since then, especially with the advent of plastic erasers and the revamp of the formula in rubber erasers. How do erasers work exactly? Eraser molecules are “stickier” than paper molecules and thus are able to lift graphite (what pencil lead is made of) from the paper.
With hundreds of erasers on our website, we know the magic of a good eraser and we’re looking for more eraser converts! Whether you’re an eraser expert or not yet convinced that erasers warrant so much attention, this article will shed some light on why having a good eraser can change your life.