Thursday, October 27, 2016

Thursday Things: Rose Gold

Add some sparkle to your every day with this collection of radiant rose gold products. Inspired by the release of the Filofax Saffiano Rose Gold planner, we've gathered a plethora of sparkling items to add some panache to your writing. So sit back, relax, and bask in the golden glow of these great products in Thursday Things: Rose Gold.

Featured products from left to right:

Indulge in the beauty of these products all on one page when you check out the Thursday Things: Rose Gold shopping guide.

Platinum 3776 Century Fountain Pen – Nice
Monteverde Invincia Deluxe Fountain Pen – Rose Gold
Lamy Luxe Fountain Pen - Rose Gold
Montegrappa Fortuna Fountain Pen – Copper Mule
Filofax Saffiano Organizer - Rose Gold, A5 and Personal

Do you have a favorite luxurious metallic piece in your collection of writing tools?

Write on,
The Goulet Pen Company Team

Monday, October 24, 2016

21 New Monteverde Inks!

Monteverde Inks - Bottle

With the changing of seasons, it can be fun to switch out your color palette. Monteverde is definitely freshening up its color palette, by revamping their existing 10 colors of ink and introducing an additional 11 colors.... that's right, 21 new colors of ink!

Monteverde USA is based out of Los Angeles, California, and we noticed a lot of the new names seem to be inspired by the surrounding area. And in case you weren't aware, all of the Monteverde inks are lubricated so they stay wet in your pen longer. And at $15 for a 90ml (~3oz) glass bottle, they're a great value too.

Monteverde Inks - Overview

Personally, I think the new colors look really nice. I love the deeper, richer hues. Let's take a look at each of the new colors....

Monteverde Inks - Black Ash

Black Ash (most similar to previous "Black")

Monteverde Inks - Blue/Black

Blue/Black (a darker version of the previous "Blue/Black")

Monteverde Inks - Brown Sugar

Brown Sugar (new!)

Monteverde Inks - California Teal

California Teal (new!)

Monteverde Inks - Canyon Rust

Canyon Rust (new!)

Monteverde Inks - Capri Blue

Capri Blue (new!)

Monteverde Inks - Caribbean Blue

Caribbean Blue (most similar to previous "Turquoise")

Monteverde Inks - Emerald Green

Emerald Green (most similar to previous "Green")

Monteverde Inks - Horizon Blue

Horizon Blue (new!)

Monteverde Inks - Malibu Blue

Malibu Blue (a richer/deeper version of the previous "Blue")

Monteverde Inks - Mandarin Orange

Mandarin Orange (new!)

Monteverde Inks - Midnight Black

Midnight Black (new!)

Monteverde Inks - Monteverde Green

Monteverde Green (new!)

Monteverde Inks - Napa Burgundy

Napa Burgundy (a richer/darker version of the previous "Burgundy")

Monteverde Inks - Purple Mist

Purple Mist (new!)

Monteverde Inks - Purple Reign

Purple Reign (a richer version of the previous "Purple")

Monteverde Inks - Red Velvet

Red Velvet (new!)

Monteverde Inks - Rose Pink

Rose Pink (most similar to previous "Pink")

Monteverde Inks - Scotch Brown

Scotch Brown (most similar to previous "Brown")

Monteverde Inks - Valentine Red

Valentine Red (an even more red version of the previous "Red")

Monteverde Inks - Yosemite Green

Yosemite Green (new!)

All of these 21 new colors are available in 90ml glass bottles, and 2ml samples.

Which colors are you most excited to try?

Write On,
Rachel Goulet

Visconti Green with an Aurora Ipsilon Satin Black: Monday Matchup #115

Hi, everyone, Whitney here. For this week's Monday Matchup, I paired an Aurora Ipsilon Satin Black with a fine nib and Visconti Green together. I was quite excited for this pairing. I have had quite a few pink-ish inks for my Monday Matchups and I was excited to branch out from that. Also, I find myself drawn to the fine nib on the Aurora Ipsilon. I love finer nibs because I write pretty small so it was great to have a nib that didn't put down a ton of ink and made that possible. Read on to hear more about my experience with this pen and ink.

I have a bit of a botanical fixation when it comes to my Monday Matchup drawings so naturally, I went with plant drawings again this week. I appreciate seasonally themed quotes and art for Monday Matchup and I really like drawing leaves. I found this quote especially fitting since winter is coming before we know it. So I wrote out the quote in the center of my page. I realized later that I didn't quite get the quote right but I think the feeling I was going for is still there. Then I researched some species of plants native to Virginia that are also winter appropriate. I drew the plants around the quote. I thought they framed it nicely.

I liked the nib on this pen much more than my previous Monday Matchup choices. It allowed me to get more detail in the drawings and I didn't ever feel like there was too much ink put down. This nib is a little toothier and I really enjoyed that feeling. I also love green, so I found this ink a pleasant change from my previously used pink tones. This pen and ink would be great for just about anything really. I had fun drawing with it but I'm also sure it would be great for a variety of writing scenarios. The only thing I would change about this matchup is making sure I wrote the quote out correctly. I loved the pen and ink though!

You can find the Aurora Ipsilon for $99 at GouletPens.com. Visconti Green is available in a 40ml bottle for $17.50, a 2ml sample for $1.50, or a set of 7 cartridges for $6.90.

Follow the directions below for a chance to win this pen and ink. We're excited to see what pen and ink you have matched!

How to enter Monday Matchup Giveaway:
  • Match a pen and ink together. They don't have to match in color, any fountain pen and ink works.
  • Take a picture of your pen and ink matchup. 
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a Rafflecopter giveaway The contest is open Monday, October 24, 2016 at 12pm EDT until Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 12pm EDT. One winner will be randomly selected and announced tomorrow once the contest closes. The winner must live in a country that Goulet Pens currently ships to. Click here to see the Official Contest Rules.

Write On,

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