GouletPens.com soon to carry Noodler’s Pens!

Confusing as it may be, the Goulet Pen Company has decided to once again…..sell pens. Shocker, right? We were sent sample rollerball ‘nib creaper’ and fountain pens from Noodler’s, and they are great pens (for the money). We’re going to be offering them for the 2010 holiday season, and if they are popular, we may look to carry them after the new year and expand our pen offerings in the future.

We’ll be doing full reviews of the pens soon and posting them here on the blog, but we’ll be selling the pens as early as next week. A lot of you have been asking us for them, so we’re delivering. We also decided to get some Platinum Preppy’s too, as they’re also a popularly requested item.

What you see below is (bottom to top) the Noodler’s Nib Creaper, Noodler’s Fountain Pen, and Platinum Preppy.

Noodler’s ‘Nib Creaper’ Piston-Fill Rollerball Pen
The Nib Creaper is a pretty cool pen. It fills and flushes just like a fountain pen, but has the convenience of a rollerball. It uses the fountain pen ink you already have, but you can leave the pen sitting out uncapped for long periods of time (my longest test was 45 minutes, and it wrote without skipping a beat).

It has a piston-fill mechanism, and holds a good amount of ink. It tends to write a bit dry, so using wet, saturated inks will show up best when writing. It’s not as smooth as a fountain pen (of course), but it is pretty darn cool. We’ll also be carrying the replaceable rollerball tips and piston seals. Right now the only color available for the pen is clear (I guess that would be lack of color). List price is $14.00.

Noodler’s Piston-Fill Fountain Pens
The Noodler’s piston-fill fountain pen is a pretty solid little pen for the money. It’s no David Oscarson, but it’s one of the most affordable piston-fill fountain pens out there. They are easily maintainable, designed to be taken apart for cleaning, maintenance, and replacing the piston seal (which we’ll look to carry soon enough) and grease the piston when it needs it. It’s a fun little pen to mess with 😀

All of the Noodler’s steel-nib fountain pens are ‘fine/mediums’, basically halfway between a fine and a medium. There are 7 available colors (though they sell so quick, they’re sometimes not all available at the same time). The colors are black, navy blue, red, burgundy, turquoise, gray, and mandarin yellow (what you see pictured). The pens list for $14.00. There will also be two aerometric/eyedropper pens similar to these ones, but available in mottled brown or mottled green ebonite for $24.00.

Platinum Preppy Fountain Pens
You already use one of these if you’ve ever purchased a bottle of (non-highlighter) Noodler’s ink in a 4.5 ounce bottle. These pens are solid pens, and crazy cheap. They have converters that you can use, or they are easily converted into eye-dropper pens with just an o-ring and some silicone grease (I sense the need for a video brewing for that already…).

These pens are great for starters, great to give as gifts, and are great for loading up with a ‘regular’ ink you like to keep on hand. Grab 10 of these little suckers and keep them loaded up with your favorite array of colors, and you won’t have to do a whole flushing routine every time you want to use a different color! With a list price of only $3.95, they’re almost unbeatable. They’re all clear, but are available with accent colors like green, black, pink, yellow, and others.

One of the most enjoyable things about writing with fountain pens to me is the ink. It’s no secret that I love ink, and changing colors a LOT. What’s great about these affordable and easily self-maintained pens is that you can get a bunch of them and ink up an array of different colors at one time. You’ll spend less on a baker’s dozen on these pens than you will on most 18karat NIBS, let alone pens. If you’re just getting into fountain pens, want to get your kids started on pens, or want to get a friend hooked on them, these pens will fit that bill just right.

We will be getting these pens in early next week, so you won’t have to wait long. I’ll be coming out with more detailed reviews of each soon enough, once I’ve gotten everything in (and the November Ink Drop is out!).

So what do you think? Do you have any of these yet? How do they compare to some of the other affordable pens like Lamy Safari’s, Kaweko Sports, and Pelikan Pelikanos?

2017-10-11T13:33:26+00:00 October 30th, 2010|Pen News|25 Comments
  • I am super psyched about these – I can't wait

  • I have one of the Noodler's piston fillers and several of the Preppys, I didn't originally like the Noodler's at first until I figured out you can pull off the nib and feed which makes cleaning it (and switching colors) ten times easier. The Preppys I do like a lot although I find them to be a bit dry writing for my tastes.

  • I picked up one of the piston pens when they came out. It wasn't one of the best writers; however, after flushing with soapy water it wrote much better. I don't know if it is just random nibs but the nib on my Noodlers ebonite is much smoother and writes better. The pen had a very strong smell and I traded it for a Safari. I prefer the ebonite pen to the hero 329 or 616. I prefered the Reform 1745 to the Noodlers piston.

    However, despite how that first Noodlers piston performed I am psyched about that Mandarin one you picture and about giving the RB model a try.

    Any chance yoy will have the flex version as well?

  • Samantha

    I have the mandarin yellow one, and it is a great little pen for the price! I can't wait to try the creeper, and that name is just great! The preppy pens are fantastic to give people the FP bug. I've already made five FP converts with them.

  • RVM

    It's just mean to give us a preview like this and not allow us to order on your site right away!

  • Carol

    I have both types of Noodler's fountain pens. I have used the piston filler pen and it writes great. However, I would like to see a video on how to pull them apart and clean them ( I am new at this!). I haven't inked up the eyedropper pen yet but will today with the ink you sent me this week! I am especially interested in the rollerballs. I have to take fast notes during interviews and meetings at work and I tend to use a rollerball for that versus my fountain pens. I would love to be able to use some of the many bottles of ink I have been buying lately.

  • Can't wait! I've been thinking of buying all three of these for a while now. This is just the excuse I needed! 🙂 Thanks Brian!

  • A video on taking them apart will be a must, for sure. The nibs are going to be slightly inconsistent given the price, a little adjusting will go a long way. I'm sensing another video coming on that!

    etoyoc- I don't have any flex pens on order yet, but I will look into them. I'm sure I'll have them before long 😉

    rvm-sorry! I'm definitely a tease sometimes 😉 Don't worry, you won't have to wait long though, I'll have them in a couple of days!

  • $3.95? Hot diggity. I'll buy a couple to have different colors. I have been wanting different colors in my pens but am too lazy to flush them out and change the color.

  • I have one of the Noodler's eyedropper conversions. It came with a bottle of their Nikita red and I am already a big fan. I recently posted a blog featuring this pen, and another Preppy too, both used with a Rhodia Webbie.

    Not only is the eyedropper pen cool, but the Nikita ink is beautiful, and a red I employ at work.

  • Anonymous

    Great for kids, but I don't get anything like the same pleasure with a cheap pen as a duofold or mb or vsiconti or……..
    For you Brian it is the ink more than anything, for me it is all components, I use loads of colours, loads of expensive pens and rhodia webbies most of the time 🙂

    Good luck with the new additions though

  • Anonymous

    On the Noodler's pens, I'd be interested to learn more about the ability to change nibs and wondering if nib replacement instructions come with the pens or can be located somewhere as well as where to buy additional nibs. Thanks.

  • Thats awesome!!! I am stocking up when you get these in the store

  • John

    Will you be stocking both nib sizes of the Preppy? I have two of the fines and really enjoy them, so I'd like to try a medium.

  • I was underwhelmed with the Noodler's pens, to be honest, and I was just dying to love them (since I'm a big fan of the Noodler's company, and the hardworking man behind it).

    I am totally addicted to Preppies, though. I use both the M and the F versions, with converters and as eyedroppers. I totally agree that it's the best way to have a huge variety of ink, inexpensively, at the ready. I can't afford a bunch of really nice fountain pens, and I find the Preppies do very, very well for the money. You asked for feedback on how they compare to the other inexpensive/disposable pens, and I think Preppies are the best of the lot.

  • Good to hear Brian. I own a Noodlers Stylo Rollerball and love it! Great price for a good solid rollerball. Will you be carrying replacement nibs for the rollerballs too?

  • Ray

    For the past 7 months, I have been using these Noodler's inks with the supplied Preppies.
    1. Nikita
    2. Heart of Darkness
    3. Kung Te-cheng
    No problems except when I let the ink level of the HoD pen become too low and it started to burp. After a refill, again no problems. The nibs are decent and I would buy them again.

  • I've always wanted to try the Preppies. I think they'll also make really great additions to the holiday baskets and goodie-bags I give to family and friends.

    Why, why why? Just when I thought I was out (at least a little break), you pull me back in. 🙂

  • Brian, Are you going to carry all the colors available (inlcuding the ebonite) for the noodler pens?

  • douglas- we definitely plan to. It'll depend on what's available to us, sometimes we get backordered, but we aim to carry the full line.

  • We just got the pens in, and we'll have them listed on our site in the next few days. Thanks to everyone for being so patient!

  • Brian, Are you going to carry all the colors available (inlcuding the ebonite) for the noodler pens?

  • RVM

    It's just mean to give us a preview like this and not allow us to order on your site right away!

  • Samantha

    I have the mandarin yellow one, and it is a great little pen for the price! I can't wait to try the creeper, and that name is just great! The preppy pens are fantastic to give people the FP bug. I've already made five FP converts with them.

  • I am super psyched about these – I can't wait