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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Goulet Top 5 Picks for Spring



It’s finally Spring in Virginia! While we experience all four seasons here, Spring's mild temperatures and inviting blooms make it the favorite. The city comes to life again as people are looking for ways to get outside with their families. Here at Goulet HQ, our team is excited for the fresh air and warm temperatures as we’re keeping our office doors open and sitting outside again for lunch.

With the change in season and style, we see bright colors begin to emerge. You know -- the ones we see in dyed Easter eggs and featured in the copious amounts of candy consumed this time of year. Subtle, pastel colors also fill store shelves and remind us that Winter has indeed come to an end. So, what better time to refresh your pen and ink rotation as well? We’re excited to share our top pen and ink picks to help you usher in Spring.



Top 5 Spring Pens:

1. Edison Nouveau Premiere - Lilac
This pen represents everything we love about this season. It’s handmade in the USA and the beautiful lavender purple acrylic resin will keep Spring on your mind. It’s a limited edition, so if you’re thinking about it, now’s the time!


2. Pilot Custom 74 Violet 
We love that this pen is a demonstrator, allowing you to see all of the beautiful ink you’ll be pairing it with. This classic pen takes on a new twist with its violet color.


3. Platinum Cool - Crystal Rose
This pen has a bit of “spring” in the nib, if you will! We love that you can get the slightest bit of line variation with the Platinum Cool. Its bright color is sure to help you stand out this season.



4. Kaweco Skyline Sport - Mint
This pocket pen is perfect for when you’re on the go. Its compact size and soft color make it a great choice to take on your next outing.


5.  Noodler's Ahab Flex- Carniolan Honey Demonstrator
This color reminds us of the flowers popping up this time of year. And the flex nib is sure to come in handy when you’re addressing invitations for your next backyard BBQ.



Top 5 Spring Inks:

There’s always something magical about finding that perfect ink and pen combo. Some like to match ink to their pens. Others like to find a complementary color, and others choose to stick to their all-time favorite ink. Whatever your preference, we think these five inks will brighten up your writing this season.



1. Diamine Pink 

2. J. Herbin Vert Reseda

3. Pilot Iroshizuku Chiku-rin


4. Private Reserve Buttercup

5. Sheaffer Purple


Whatever Spring looks like where you are, we hope these picks will encourage you to write, create and enjoy all this time of year has to offer. We'd love to to hear your thoughts! What pens and inks are you using this Spring?

Write on,
The Goulet Pen Company Team

11 comments:

  1. Well, the pen isn't very "springy" but I am using the Charcoal Lamy Safari loaded with Pilot Iroshizuku Murasaki-shikibu. I never thought I would find many applications for this ink, but it makes for some great greeting card ink as well as marginal note ink and journaling ink.

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  2. I have to say though, that the Pilot Iroshizuku Murasaki-shikibu would match very nicely to the Pilot Custom 74 violet.

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  3. Waski_the_SquirrelApril 9, 2015 at 10:32 PM

    I was thinking about both the Edison and the Pilot this spring, and finally settled on the Pilot. Admittedly, I was thinking more in terms of "I want a purple pen" than spring. I'm liking it so far.


    One question does come to mind. What do people do with the really light inks like PR Buttercup? I like the color, but it's just too pale for a letter.

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  4. Carniolan Honey Bee

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carniolan_honey_bee

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  5. Waski, I've wondered the same thing about the yellows in particular. Seems they would be great for art, but I don't see how they would be used for writing. Would love to know how others use these inks.

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  6. Such pretty photos! As always :) I don't have money for expensive pens, but I might get a new Ahab when spring will arrive in Montreal!

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  7. Hi Gary! That ink was definitely on the short list- it's gorgeous. It would look awesome in that pen. :)

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  8. Hey Waski & Kathy! I think yellow ink is primarily used for drawing and can be used spectacularly (did you see Adam's Monday Matchup??). Lighter shades do tend to be more difficult to see in writing but I have heard from some people using it for that purpose.

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  9. Thanks for sharing, David! :)

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  10. Ahabs are always fun! I'm sure you could put it to good use. Your writing is so beautiful! :)

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  11. I'm slowly getting better at actually writing cursive by myself instead of looking at the letters and trying to copy them ;)

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