Goulet Q&A Introduction

I’m starting a new weekly series called Goulet Q&A, where I’ll be answering any questions you have for me in video form. You just have to post your question either here in the comments, in the YouTube comments for this video, or on Twitter or Facebook, asking anything you want (preferably fountain pen related). I’ll read through all the questions and pick a bunch to answer every week. The first one will be this Friday, August 23rd 2013, so post any questions you have here. The whole idea behind this is that I want to converse with you and give you more direct access into my brain. See you Friday, it should be fun!

Write On,
Brian Goulet

2017-10-11T14:04:56+00:00 August 20th, 2013|Goulet Q&A|12 Comments
  • pjh

    I'd love to turn the Platinum Cool into an eyedropper fill. You said you didn't recommend doing it long term because of the potential for corrosion of the metal parts in contact with ink. Is there anything I could coat the metal parts with (silicone grease, perhaps? or paint?) to keep them from corroding? Are there some inks that would be less corrosive than others?
    Also, the nib shield in the Cool ruins the appearance an otherwise beautiful pen. Have you discovered a way to remove it without damaging the pen?
    If you pass these comments along to Platinum, will they take customer thoughts into consideration for a redesign?

  • Jim

    Any info at all on the Pilot Vanishing point le for 2013?

  • Starchix

    Yeah, me too on this. Also, if I like a Lamy medium, should I get a Pilot Broad to be equal that?

  • Anonymous

    Where did El Lawrence go? I came to your site to restock on it, and it's gone 🙁

  • Kelly

    You have Goulet nibs and joint venture pens such as the Nighthawk and Edison Nouveau. Will there be a 100% Goulet Pen in the future? And if yes, will you consider adding a flex nib to the nib family?

  • Kelly

    One more question: the 30 ml Diamine inks, is this still on your radar? Thanks.

  • Bob

    Thanks Brian. What do you think is the dollar threshold where a
    fountain pen's writing performance does not get any better if you spend
    more money. For example does a $100 pen write as good as you're likely
    to get regardless of what you spend. Thanks!

  • Joshua Sasmor

    Is there an easy way to disassemble the Lamy Vista cap? I somehow got ink between the silver inner cap liner and the clear plastic of the cap itself. I know a new cap is only $20, but still…

  • Jerry

    Hi Brian,

    Here are a few things that I wouldn't mind you covering in you Q&A:
    1) How do you lubricate the piston on a piston fill?
    2) How do you remove the nib/feed on a Platinum 3776?
    3) Does a Standard International Cartridge Converter come apart like a Platinum 3776 Cartridge Converter? If so can you show how to take one a part?


  • Stephenie Owen-Tillotson

    Goulet Q&A is an awesome idea 🙂 I am thinking about getting into wax seals and I noticed you seem to carry J. Herbin's letters but not their symbols – FYI I was looking for their Star of David. My wife and I hyphenated our last names, so one letter wouldn't really work for both of us. Is there a reason you only carry the letters?

  • Sam

    What's your favorite ink, and why? Any color that you consider "yours"?

  • Paul Julian

    Hi Brian,
    I have just purchased my first fountain pen, a 1950s MB 254. Now I am keen to try some inks. I was excited to see your sample inks at your store and added 20 or so to shopping cart but got to check out to find that cheapest shipping is $22+ 🙁
    Are there any cheaper shipping options as I would dearly love to use your samples to get started and nothing like that available in New Zealand. By the way I love your video on recording ink samples.