JetPens Blog

New products are in!

We're going back to the basics today with no-fuss notebooks, new Sakura Pigma Micron Pens, markers that do double-duty, handy writing boards, and a unique brush pencil. Read on to find out more!

June 9, 2015 - Posted by Miriam to Guides

Although modern day pens are more prevalent in this day and age, there's a place for old world writing instruments beyond sentimental charm. One example is the dip pen—specifically the nib and nib holder pairing. What exactly is a nib and nib holder? A nib is a pointed piece of metal that deposits ink onto a writing surface and mounted onto a nib holder to create a dip pen.

There are actually practical reasons to choose a nib and nib holder over modern day pens, including flexibility in line width variation and tip size, which are advantageous for both writing and drawing purposes. We cover the basics of comic nibs, calligraphy nibs, and nib holders in this article and also include a table that details nib and nib holder compatibility.

June 5, 2015 - Posted by Miriam to Pen Perks

Now that summer is here, we're getting ready for all sorts of adventures! To help you keep a record of your adventures, we're giving away this adventure-ready set. Read on to find out how to enter.

New products are in!

This week's new arrivals feature fun, colorful mechanical pencils, metallic gel pens, pencil leads, fountain pens, magnetic letters, electric erasers, and more!

Like a car and its tires, a fountain pen will only write as well as the nib it is paired with. The nib is responsible for determining how a fountain pen will write, making it the first thing that should be considered when choosing a fountain pen. Let's take a look at how a fountain pen nib works and what things you should consider when picking one out.