Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Top 7 Power Pens

What's a power pen? It's a pen that makes a statement. These are big, heavy, eye-catching pens.

Brian picked out his favorite power pens and offered a quick explanation for each. Here they are (in random order):

  • Monteverde Regatta Sport - Rose Gold (Limited Edition)
  • Monteverde Invincia Deluxe - Chrome
  • Sheaffer 300 - Brushed Chrome with Gold Trim
  • Conklin All American - Tortoiseshell
  • Edison Beaumont - Bedrock Flake
  • Pilot Vanishing Point - Raden  (Water Surface with Rhodium Trim)
  • Jinhao 159

  • Monteverde Regatta Sport - Rose Gold (Limited Edition)
    Monteverde Invincia Deluxe - Chrome

    Sheaffer 300 Brushed Chrome with Gold Trim
    Conklin All American

    Edison Beaumont - Bedrock Flake

    Pilot Vanishing Point - Raden Water Surface with Rhodium Trim

    Jinhao 159 - Black
    Write On,
    The Goulet Pen Company Team

    Monday, March 30, 2015

    Monday Matchup #41: Noodler's Ahab Flex - Truk Lagoon with Super5 Atlantic

    Mermaids have long surfaced in writings ranging from Greek mythology -- where sirens tempt and taunt weary sailors with deadly ditties -- to Jimmy Buffet lyrics, where they splash around in fish bowl margaritas.

    Mermaids always served as fresh fodder for tired seafarers' tall tails, but did you know that mermaid sightings are still reported today? Yes, today, in 2015. We're not talking about spotting "The Little Mermaid" in a roadside Redbox or Animal Planet's fake mermaid documentaries; sightings in Israel and Zimbabwe have been called in over the past decade. Sure, it sounds fishy, but one sighting we're not skeptical about is the drawing Jenni from our Media team created with a Noodler's Ahab Flex - Truk Lagoon and Super5 Atlantic ink (in part, inspired by this image).

    What better pen to bring these mystical, misunderstood creatures to life on paper than the Noodler's Ahab - Flex Truk Lagoon? This popular fountain pen featuring a steel flexible #6  nib draws attention for its eye-catching curiosities. For starters, you can take apart, tweak and adjust, and reassemble the Ahab so that it writes to your liking. Also, The Super5 Atlantic makes a splash with a full range of waterproof blues and grays.

    Unlike the literary Ahab, this one can help you find your Moby Dick or your long sought-after mermaid, if you are so inspired.

    The Noodler's Ahab Flex - Truk Lagoon is available on GouletPens.com for $20. Super5 Atlantic ink is available in a 50ml bottle for $27.95, as well as an 2ml ink sample for $2.

    Write on,
    The Goulet Pen Company Team

    Saturday, March 28, 2015

    Head's Up: Price Increases on April 1

    As time goes on, manufacturing and shipping costs go up, and there comes a point in time when distributors/importers can no longer absorb these increases and must pass them on to the retailer and thus to the customer. Fortunately these increases for Diamine and Monteverde we're about to announce are fairly modest, but we recognize they're still increases which are never fun (for any of us!). We're giving you a head's up in case you want to take advantage of the lower prices for the next few days.

    Effective April 1, here are some new retail prices you'll see at GouletPens.com:


    80ml Bottled Inks: $14.95 (originally $12.95)

    40ml Anniversary Bottled Inks: $15.95 (originally $15.00)
    Anniversary Inks Set of 8: $115.00 (originally $108.00)

    Music & Flower Sets: $99.00 (originally $89.00)

    30ml Registrar's Ink: $16.95 (originally $15.50)
    100ml Registrar's Ink: $33.95 (originally $29.75)

    30ml Bottled Inks: $7.50 (originally $6.95) -- coming soon to Goulet!
    Ink Cartridges: $8.50 (originally $7.95) -- coming soon to Goulet!
    Our 2ml samples will remain $1.25 each for all of the standard colors, and $1.75 for the Registrar's.


    Intima Fountain Pen: $56.00 (originally $52.00)

    Prima Fountain Pen: $60.00 (originally $56.00)

    Invincia Deluxe Fountain Pen: $99.00 (originally $108.00) -- a price decrease! We've gone ahead and implemented this new price as of this blog post. ;)

    All other Monteverde pens and inks will remain the same price.

    That's all for now! Enjoy your weekend.

    Write On,
    Rachel Goulet

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