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May 28, 2010 - Posted by Elizabeth to Calligraphy Pens

JetPens customer Josh Scruggs of is a Graphic Designer who designs typefaces/fonts all day for a greeting card company. Awesome, huh? He created some great calligraphy samples with some of our pens. Thanks Josh!

Sailor DE Brush Stroke Style Calligraphy Fountain Pen - Bamboo Green - Nib Angle 55 Degrees

Sailor DE Brush Stroke Style Calligraphy Fountain Pen - Nib Angle 40 Degrees

Pilot Plumix Fountain Pens

April 27, 2010 - Posted by Elizabeth to Pen Pics

Anton is a JetPens customer and a freelance cartoonist and illustrator who has been been doing this full-time for over 15 years. Anton has done almost every kind of illustration and animation, but these days he focuses on magazine, book, editorial, and commercial art. Regular magazine contributions include People and MAD (Aust. editions) and work for many others such as FHM, Ralph, Money, Rolling Stone, Penthouse and a few book publishers. He also does commercial illustration through his agency, The Drawing Book ( You can see his official portfolio and more work at, or

What are some of your favorite JetPens products?

I love brush pens, and use the Akashiya Bamboo Barrel, Pentel Pocket Brush Pen, and the Pilot Brush Ben (Hard) all the time. They are all different, and are good for different occasions.

Give us a little insight as to how you use our JetPens products in your illustrations.

The pace of commercial illustration has forced me to work digitally for the most part, but I am constantly doodling and sketching when away from the computer. Besides a sable brush, I find the hair brush pens to be pretty close in feel, and being portable allows me to use them anywhere. For my faster, more cartoony style, I like the more 'pen' style (like the Pilot Hard) which are great for signing, doodles, and a more controlled look.

Thanks for sharing your work Anton!

March 21, 2010 - Posted by Elizabeth to Staff Musings

Japanese brush pens are labeled super-fine, fine, medium or broad according to their tip size. However, if you can't read Kanji it can be difficult to determine which one is which while shopping! JetPens translates them for you, but for reference the following kanji characters correlate to the following tip sizes:

These beautiful bookmarks and tag were done with by our Flickr friend couchart. They look like they'd make great handcrafted gifts. What a nice present to receive! We also liked the colorful mix of designs, and the white color Uni-ball Signo Broad showed up wonderfully.

JetPens Products used: Uni-ball Signo Angelic (UM-120) gel pens, Pilot Hi-Tec gel pens, Uni-ball Signo Bit gel pens (UM-201), Uni-ball Signo Broad gel pens (UM-153).

JetPic chosen from our JetPens Flickr pool.

This picture was love at first sight the JetPens team too! It's true, our mascots Jet-Do and Jet-Da have a very special relationship. They like to fly around on their rockets when they go out on dates. Thanks for the fan art drawing mimimi3xmi! We loved it.

JetPens products used: Pilot Choose gel inks pens and Zebra Sarasas gel ink pens.

JetPic chosen from our JetPens Flickr pool.