Sneak Peek: Parker Transformation (IM and Urban)

Parker has been in the pen business since 1888, and is in the process of making a total transformation here in 2016. Every pen is being redesigned, some to a greater degree than others. Today we’ll give you a sneak peek of the Parker Urban and the Parker IM.

All of the nibs are being redesigned. You’ll notice the biggest difference is in the Urban and IM models, which will now be available in both fine as well as medium sizes (both steel).

Parker Urban

The Urban is getting a bit of a makeover. The profile will be a bit slimmer, the clip redesigned, and the centerband enhanced. Here’s a before/after:

And the colors…. oh, so many colors! Here’s the new line:

Parker Urban in Black Cab ($60)
Parker Urban in Metro Metallic ($60)
Parker Urban in Muted Black with Chrome Trim ($60)
Parker Urban in Muted Black with Gold Trim ($60)
Parker Urban in Nightsky Blue ($60)
Parker Urban in Vibrant Blue ($60)
Parker Urban in Vibrant Magenta ($60)
Parker Urban Premium in Dark Blue ($88)
Parker Urban Premium in Dark Purple ($88)
Parker Urban Premium in Green ($88) 
Parker Urban Premium in Orange ($88) 
Parker Urban Premium in Violet ($88)  
Parker Urban Premium in Aureate Powder ($88)
Parker Urban Premium in Silvered Powder ($88) 
Parker Urban Premium in Ebony Metal ($88)
Parker Urban Premium in Pearl Metal ($88)

The Parker Urban comes with an ink cartridge, or you can purchase a Parker converter separately to use bottled ink.

Parker IM

The IM is also getting a bit of a makeover. The top finial will be a little shorter, the clip redesigned, and the centerband enhanced. Here’s a before/after:

And again, lots of colors to choose from! Here they are….

Parker IM in Black with Chrome Trim ($44)
Parker IM in Black with Gold Trim ($44)
Parker IM in Blue ($44)
Parker IM in Brushed Metal with Gold Trim ($44) 
Parker IM in Dark Espresso Lacquer ($44)
Parker IM in Light Blue Grey ($44) 
Parker IM in Light Purple ($44)
Parker IM in White ($44)
Parker IM Premium in Black with Gold Trim ($76)
Parker IM Premium in Blue ($76)
Parker IM Premium in Brown ($76)
Parker IM Premium in Dark Espresso Chiselled ($76) 
Parker IM Premium in Dark Violet ($76)
Parker IM Premium in Pale Green ($76)
Parker IM Premium in Warm Grey with Gold Trim ($76)

Like the Urban, the Parker IM comes with an ink cartridge, or you can purchase a Parker converter separately to use bottled ink.

So there you have it. Right now we’re expecting these new Parker pens to be available in late October, give or take. All of the existing IM (Brown Shadow, Emerald Pearl, Pink Pearl) and Urban (Amethyst Pearl, Golden Pearl, and Silver-Blue Pearl) pens on our site will be discontinued by the end of the year if not sooner.

This is a ton of pens, so we’re really looking for your feedback…. would you like to see these regularly available at Goulet Pens? Let us know what color/model you’re digging in the comments below. Thanks!


Write On,
Rachel Goulet

2017-10-06T18:48:41+00:00 September 26th, 2016|Pen News|0 Comments