JetPens Blog

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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Congratulations to random winner #144! Sera who said:

These really are amazing and are some of the most popular felt tipped pens around!

You have won one 10 color sample set of Marvy 4300 LePen Porous Point Marker Pens - Fine Point. Please comment here by next week July 8th, 2011 and email with your mailing address.

For everyone else, stay tuned, we'll have another giveaway soon. Have a great holiday weekend!
June 30, 2011 - Posted by Elizabeth to Announcements

Most of you are familiar with the Japanese company Nomadic, and the wonderfully compartmentalized and organizational pencil cases and bags they make. We were very pleased to learn that Nomadic is also doing their part to help out victims of the tsunami in Japan earlier this year, by making and distributing these wonderful fans!

In the city of Sendai, the electricity supply is still precious, months after the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit in March of this year. Because of this, citizens are conserving electricity in the hot summer months and going without the benefit of air conditioning or even electric fans. In response to this energy problem, Nomadic has produced thousands of these hand-held fans and has given them out the to citizens of Sendai. This week, Nomadic has also sent company volunteers to the city of Sendai, to help in cleaning and rebuilding efforts.

JetPens is happy to support Nomadic!

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To celebrate our latest release of new products, we are giving away one Marvy 4300 LePen Porous Point Marker Pen - Fine Point - 10 Color Set! This set was used for sample purposes, for photos and the writing sample seen here:

Brand new products are up and live on the site for purchase!

Some of you may be really excited about the frequently requested Rotring 600 Drafting Pencils in 0.35 mm size.

Smaller lead sizes are very useful for drafting and art purposes, and can be great for getting really fine detail. Also available now are the corresponding Rotring pencil lead refills in 0.35 mm size and HB and B grades.

In all technicality, these 0.35 mm Rotring pencils will work with any of our other 0.3 mm size lead, so you are not limited to the Rotring brand only. This also means that you can use the Rotring brand 0.35 mm pencil leads with any of our other 0.3 mm size mechanical pencils.

The 0.35 mm measurement is actually closer to the real life diameter of these pencil leads than the commonly used 0.3 mm measurement. The precise German manufacturer Rotring has decided to confuse everyone by correcting this misconception.

All in all, the Rotring 600 pencils (both the 0.5 mm and 0.35 mm sizes) have an excellent feel and a beautiful finish. They are a perfect example of the quality of German engineering and Japanese manufacturing. The team here at JetPens is glad to expand our growing Rotring product collection!