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For today's release of new products on, I especially wanted to feature my new favorite items, the J. Herbin Scented Fountain Pen Inks.

These lightly scented inks are presented in elegant semi-frosted glass bottles and are perfect for fountain pen use, since they do not contain any pigments and are naturally scented. The oldest name in pen inks in the world, J. Herbin uses floral water (hydrosols) of rose, orange, lavender, apple and violets to scent these new inks. The hydrosols used by J. Herbin come from Grasse, France, a Provencal town long associated with the perfume industry, and famous for its floral scents.

These inks smell absolutely amazing and come in five different scent and color combinations:

Amber Orange

Apple Green

Lavender Blue

Rose Red

Violet Purple

There is also a 5 pack sample set available, if you want to try them all!

May 31, 2011 - Posted by Elizabeth to Pen Pics

Here's a slightly belated post showing our favorite customer images selected from our Facebook and Flickr!

Picture 1 from Jon: An excellent drawing of our JetDo and JetDa, stranded after their JetPen crashed. How heroic and dashing JetDo looks with his face against the wind!
Picture 2 from Melissa: A heart doodle made with pretty colors, thanks for the JetPens love Melissa!
Picture 3 from Jessica: A beautiful use of color for this flower drawing done with Prismacolor Verithin Color Pencils.
Picture 4 from Nik Ira: Can't you just feel the wind in this illustration? Red Kuretake Zig Brushables Twin-Tip Color Brush Pen and Kuretake Zig Letter Pen CocoIro Pen used among other things.
Picture 5 from Alexa: Lovely use of the Pilot FriXion Colors Erasable Markers, Color-Pencil-Like Erasable Gel Ink Pens, Sakura Gelly Roll pens and more! Can you tell what her favorite color is? :)

Thanks for sharing your wonderful comics and drawings with us!

You too can be a JetPics Favorite, just join our Facebook and/or Flickr groups and upload a photo of your work. Make sure to let us know which JetPens products you used, and bonus points for featuring our mascots, logo or name!

Congratulations to random winner #201! Mark who commented

You won one Pilot Fure Fure BeatNic 2 Color 0.7 mm Ballpoint Mutli Pen + 0.5 mm Pencil - Black Body sample. Please comment here by next week June 3rd, 2011 and email with your mailing address.

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

Converting a standard fountain pen into an eye dropper pen is a favorite project among fountain pen aficionados. It involves filling the fountain pen body with ink (rather than a cartridge) and closing it with a tight seal. This is especially useful for the plastic bodied Kaweco Sport pens, as they are not compatible with any of our fountain pen converters due to their compact size. This conversion will work on most non-vented, plastic fountain pen bodies.

The following easy steps teach you the basics on how to make your very own eye dropper pen using the Kaweco Sport Ice Fountain Pen as an example.

What you need:
A Kaweco Sport fountain pen available at JetPens (you can choose any color, but we recommend to only use the plastic versions), silicon grease, an eyedropper, and a bottle of ink.

Here we used a Kaweco Sport Ice Fountain Pen - Fine Nib - Orange Body and J. Herbin Fountain Pen Ink - 30 ml Bottle - Diabolo Menthe (Mint Lemonade Green). We found our silicon grease at our local Lowes Hardware store. 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. Fill the barrel with ink up to 0.5 cm below the first set of threads to ensure proper air pressure.

4. Screw your fountain pen back together with the nib 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 few minutes. How quickly this occurs is an interesting characteristic of the ink; some inks require no shaking and some a minute or two.

Congratulations! You have made your very own eyedropper fountain pen, now you are ready to write! 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!
May 23, 2011 - Posted by Shu to Pen Perks

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Here at JetPens we always accumulate a lot of opened samples. They're in great condition, but might not be in their original packaging, etc. We want to give them a new home through our blog! Today, we're giving our viewers a chance to win one opened Pilot Fure Fure BeatNic 2 Color 0.7 mm Ballpoint Mutli Pen + 0.5 mm Pencil - Black Body from our samples bin.

1. Leave one comment on this post anytime between now, and Thursday, May 26th, 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 Friday, May 27th, 2011 on the JetPens Blog. The winner will have one week to email us to claim their prize.