Welcome to episode 3 of The Goulet Pencast! In this way-too-long episode, Brian and Drew share some of your feedback, answer your questions, cover some fun new products and take a weird quiz. If you’d like to play along, you can take the quiz here: https://play.howstuffworks.com/quiz/t…
We have a name! Welcome to episode 2 of The Goulet Pencast! Our brand new show combines element of some of our older series like “Write Now” and “Goulet Q&A” while adding in new segments. We’ll be looking forward to your feedback so that we can continue to adapt the show to be as informative and entertaining as it can be for you.
TIMESTAMPS: 0:00 Intro 07:16 What’s Happening? 13:22 Compnay Updates 16:31 What’s On Your Desk? 27:20 New Stuff 40:00 Q&A – Large Pens under $200 42:59 Question 2 – What’s your workhorse pen? 44:21 Question 3 – What if you only bought one pen? 46:33 Question 4 – What do I do after I get a new pen? 49:05 Question 5 – What to do with a scratchy nib? 51:48 Lightning Round 54:26 Drew’s Hot Take 59:50 Brian’s Hot Take 01:06:48 Wrap Up 01:09:04 Random Fun Fact
Brian Goulet and Drew Brown of GouletPens.com have teamed up to bring you a new video series called… well we don’t know yet. But the idea is to take some of the better parts of our previous Write Now and Q&A video series and blend them together into this long-form regular show. We’ll talk about timely things like what’s going on in our lives, new fountain pen products we are seeing, questions from you all, and some other fun rotating segments. We would really love your feedback and input, so please stay engaged in the comments…and help us name this show!!
(update: we’ve since named it the Goulet Pencast!)
Ultimate Gray and Illuminating are the two colors chosen for the 2021 Pantone Color of the Year. Pantone describes these two colors as “A marriage of color conveying a message of strength and hopefulness that is both enduring and uplifting.” We’ve put together our fountain pen product picks to match these two colors in our Pantone shopping guide.
What do you think of these colors? Do you already own any of these products?
The new year is underway and we are incredibly grateful to have made it successfully through one of the craziest years in our company’s history. We’re thankful for your support, and the hard work of our team has truly been inspiring for us as we had to navigate some incredibly challenging situations.
As we continue to navigate through new situations with our remote working, unpredictable shipping carriers, and constraints around our own capacity, we’re looking at ways we can best serve you and our team. We have some special favors to ask of you as we explain where we find ourselves at the start of 2021.
We’ll do our best to answer all inquiries within 2-3 business days, which is longer than we normally would want. Rest assured, we are doing everything in our power to maintain the best quality of service possible while working to get our speed of response back up to normal. We generally answer inquiries from oldest to newest, but some inquiries are more complex than others and may take more time. The simpler you’re able to make your inquiry and the more context and supporting information you’re able to provide us, the quicker we can reply.
We are closed on the weekends, so it especially takes us a while to catch up early in the week. We highly recommend using the Contact Us form on our site as your primary method of communication, followed by the live chat on our site. It helps us if you use the email address associated with your order, as our system will recognize it automatically and make it easier for us to retrieve required information pertaining to your account and order. You can still call us but this is the most challenging method of communication for us to cover when short-staffed. If you call us on the phone during office hours and we don’t pick up, it likely means we’re on the line with someone else, so leave a voicemail and we’ll call you back as soon as possible.
All shipping carriers, and especially USPS, are experiencing an unprecedented volume of packages through their systems. While we’re still shipping out all our orders within our promised timelines, it’s taking multiple weeks instead of days for most orders to actually arrive. Package scans are getting missed by carriers because they’re moving stuff through as fast as possible. Or packages are traveling through some seemingly nonsensical routes. We promise that if you have a shipping label generated from us and we send you a tracking number, it is on its way… it just might not show this in your tracking information. We are still getting daily pickups with all our carriers.
To summarize, we love you all and are so honored to be able to continue serving you while this pandemic carries on. Like you, we’re all just tired of this dragging on and on, and we’re balancing out the stress of our own health concerns, the needs of our families, and the demand of new ideas required to continue to do business as usual. We are grateful for your continued grace and patience as we navigate this prolonged unusual time. Thank you for all of your support throughout 2020 and for that continued support in 2021!
In this blog post, we’re highlighting our top 10 picks for fountain pen holiday gifts in the category: Gifts Under $500.
In no particular order, here are ten of our favorite fountain pen-related gifts under $500!
Pilot Custom 823
This vacuum-filling Pilot Custom 823 fountain pen comes in a translucent amber brown color with gold trim, or a translucent smoky grey color with silver trim. It has a 14kt gold nib and comes packaged in a gift box with a bottle of ink, for $288.
The Elmo is one of Montegrappa’s most affordable fountain pens. Available in a wide variety of unique colorful resins, including multiple Goulet Pens exclusive colors, this cartridge/converter fountain pen features a #6 JoWo steel nib. Normally starting at $199, several colors are currently on sale for less!
Platinum #3776 Century
This year’s annual limited edition Platinum #3776 Century is the Shiun, a gorgeous translucent lavender color with many facets. Now available for $376.
Pineider Avatar Deluxe
Featuring Pineider’s soft 14kt gold Quill nib, the Pineider Avatar Deluxe is a joy to write with. Made of virtually unbreakable resin and accented by gold trim, it also features a magnetic twist cap. Available for $294.40.
Beloved by many and growing in popularity, the Zeppelin-inspired Diplomat Aero comes in a wide variety of anodized aluminum colors. It features a smooth writing #6 JoWo steel nib, with some colors also available with a 14kt gold nib. Starting at $156.
One of our best sellers year after year, the LAMY 2000 is an iconic fountain pen. Made from a combination of black polycarbonate and brushed stainless steel, this minimalistic pen comes with a hooded 14kt gold nib. Starting at $199.20.
Newly added to our store this year, the Sailor 1911 has been a new favorite of many. The smaller 1911S features a 14kt gold nib, while the larger 1911L has a 21kt gold nib. With many colors and nib sizes to choose from, you can’t go wrong. Starting at $180.
Conklin Endura Abalone
An incredible value for the price, the brand new Conklin Endura in Abalone is in a league all its own. It comes equipped with a smooth writing #6 JoWo steel nib. Available for $116.
Newly released in Blue and Purple, this popular fountain pen features a resin body and a soft 14kt gold nib for some line variation when writing. A pleasure to write with, the Pilot Falcon is available for $180.
Pilot Vanishing Point
The most iconic retractable fountain pen, the Pilot Vanishing Point is one of our most popular models and a favorite among many. With its 18kt gold nib, this pen starts at $156.