Farewell, Encore

A year and a half after its introduction, it’s time to say goodbye to the Edison Nouveau Encore, an exclusive pen we helped develop with the Edison Pen Company. We love this pen and it was a painful decision to make, but we really feel it’s for the best.

Long story short, there were several factors that contributed to our decision to discontinue this pen from production:

  • The center band and medallion in the cap are pretty, but too ‘blingy’ for many Edison fans
  • The medallion especially drove up the production costs of the pen, making it more expensive than other Edison production pens
  • The pen uses a smaller #5 nib, which is not sharable with other Edison production pens that use #6 nibs
  • The Edison Beaumont was released about 4 months after the release of the Encore, and it’s too similar and uses a #6 nib for a lower price

Ultimately, what it boils down to is the Encores just haven’t sold that well, especially since the Beuamont came out. We have been continuing to offer this pen longer than we probably would have if we were less personally affiliated with it, as it’s been a hard decision to make letting this pen go. It was after we met with Brian and Andrea Gray of Edison Pens at the 2013 DC Pen Show that we all finally admitted to ourselves that this pen was meant for a season, and that season has passed.

Our introductory Edison-exclusive (the Premiere) is still going strong though, so don’t worry about that one. We will be doing a Premiere LE this fall and we’ll be freshening up the line with some new colors this coming spring. We will continue to carry all of the other Edison production-line pens (Beaumont, CollierHerald, Hudson, Pearlette, and Premiere).

We still have a moderate stock of Encores, but no more will be made from this point. We have discontinued them and lowered the price from the normal $165 down to $145, so if you have had one of these pens on your wish list, you may want to bump it to the top. I don’t know how long we’ll have them hanging around, my guess would be a few weeks.

Write On,
Brian Goulet

2017-10-11T14:05:45+00:00 August 26th, 2013|Pen News|7 Comments
  • anaximander70

    I love my Encore! And my Beaumont. I guess I can see where they occupy a similar niche. Still, they're both really nice pens.

    Sorry to see these go, but interested to see what's next for the Premiere, and anything else you guys might be working on with Brian Gray.

  • Larry U.

    Too blingy? Oh well, to each his (or her) own. Now if you want to talk blingy, check our some of those Italian monstrosities (Montegrappa, VIsconti, Delta, etc.). I for one think my Edison Nouveau Encore LE in Flecked Tortoise acrylic is a gorgeous pen, and I'm happy that I had the chance to get it when I did.

    I'm sure that Edison and Goulet Pens will continue to offer great pens, and I will probably continue to buy them as my budget permits!

  • Kathryn Marshall

    Pourquoi???????????

    Eh, I already got mine. In purple. People who didn't like the bling don't know taste, obviously 😛

  • I have the Encore LE as well and it's one of my favorites; I use it all the time. The size—of both the pen and nib—suits me perfectly. I get a ton of compliments on it.

  • They are both nice pens, I really thought the Encore would be more popular than it was. Oh well! Yeah, we'll be having some fun with changing up the Premiere in the spring, and we'll do something neat this fall with an LE. Gotta keep things fresh, y'know?

  • Haha, well, compared to pens like the Chaos, the Encore looks like an old twig 😉 The Flecked Tortoise you have is awesome, one of my favorites. That material is just awesome. You don't even know how many people tell me they regret missing out on that one!

  • Yeah…I never quite understood why the Encore wasn't more of a hit, everyone that has one seems to love it. Who knows…