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Congratulations to our four winners!

Our first winning photo was sent to us from Brian. He got a great shot with his sons, holding up some of our favorite gel pens: the Uni-ball Signo Broad UM-153 Gel Ink Pen - White Ink, a pink Pilot FriXion Erasable Gel Ink Pen and a Pilot Hi-Tec-C gel pen!

The next photo was sent to us from Kurt. He even included helpful captions listing each product that he and his children are using in the photo: a green Platinum Preppy fountain pen, a Uni-ball Kuru Toga Auto Lead Rotation Mechanical Pencil, Pilot Envelope Address Writing Gel Ink Pen and a red Pilot G-2 Gel Ink Pen!

The third winning photo was a last minute entry (that made it just in time) from Nathan. How cute is this photo of him and his son, holding a Lamy Nexx fountain pen and Platinum Preppy? Looks like you have a future fountain pen aficionado there Nathan!

Our last winning photo was sent to us from Aidan. Aidan is not actually in the photo, but we really appreciated how his dad is holding up our business cards, along with a Platinum Pro-Use drafting pencil and a Lamy Joy Calligraphy Pen. We hope your dad likes the prize you wanted to gift!

Congratulations to all the winners of this giveaway, we love that you guys put so much effort into taking these photos and submitting them to us. Please email us at with your shipping address, and we'll mail out your randomly selected Lamy prize asap. Happy early Father's Day to all our JetPens dads out there!

Everyone else stay tuned for another giveaway later today!

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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!