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Pelikan Edelstein Ink of the Year (& Pen!) History

Every year since its inception in 2012, Pelikan releases a special edition Edelstein Ink of the Year, available in limited quantities. Here we'll take a visual look back at all of these annual special edition ink colors that have been released. As an added bonus, Pelikan also released a limited edition M200 or M205 fountain pen to match, beginning in 2015. Enjoy!   2022: Apatite Coming in March 2022! 2021: Golden Beryl This golden yellow color was the first shimmering ink for Pelikan Edelstein, and was accompanied by a matching M200 Golden Beryl fountain pen - a translucent white with [...]

The FrankenPencast | Goulet Pencast Ep. 4

Welcome to episode 4 of The Goulet Pencast! In this episode, Brian and Drew share some of your feedback, answer your questions, cover some fun new products and create their ideal FRANKEN-PENS! ​ TIMESTAMPS: 0:00 Introduction 1:05 Listener Feedback 14:07 New Stuff 27:04 Question 1 - Are elastic pen loops harmful for pens? 32:45 Question 2 - How to fountain pens work on rag paper? 37:55 Question 3 - Why are brown pens and ink not popular? 44:12 Question 4 - What's the next big thing for Goulet Pens? 46:34 Question 5 - Should Drew grow a mustache, or should [...]

2021-06-28T13:36:44-05:00May 14th, 2021|Goulet Pencast|0 Comments

10 Fountain Pen Holiday Gifts Under $500

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! 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.   Montegrappa Elmo The Elmo is one [...]

2022-01-14T18:04:59-05:00November 23rd, 2020|Lists, Guides, & More Fun, Shopping Guides|0 Comments

10 Fountain Pen Holiday Gifts Under $100

Happy Holidays! In this blog post, we're highlighting our top 10 picks for fountain pen holiday gifts in the category: Gifts Under $100. In no particular order, here are ten of our favorite fountain pen-related gifts under $100! Sailor Compass 1911 Sailor recently brought this affordable fountain pen to the US market this year, and it has been incredibly popular! Available in clear plus eight other vibrant translucent colors, the Sailor Compass 1911 writes smoothly with its medium-fine steel nib. Priced at $39.20, it comes packaged with a color-matched ink converter and ink cartridge.   Conklin Duragraph Demo The Conklin [...]

2022-01-14T18:04:59-05:00November 16th, 2020|Lists, Guides, & More Fun, Shopping Guides|0 Comments

Jacques Herbin 350 Vert Atlantide

Brian Goulet journeys into the unknown searching for silver and gold shimmer with Jacques Herbin 350 Vert Atlantide fountain pen ink. The truth, Brian was a little bored at home and created an over-the-top movie trailer for the video intro that you can enjoy, then reviews the ink and shows the color and shimmer. If you're a fan of the other Jacques Herbin shimmering inks in the 1670 and 350 series, you're going to like this one, too. The Jacques Herbin 350 Vert Atlantide is a dark green shimmering ink with both gold and silver added particles. This color is [...]

2022-01-14T17:58:45-05:00November 10th, 2020|Ink Reviews, Product Reviews|0 Comments

10 Fountain Pen Holiday Gifts Under $35

'Tis the season! In this blog post, we're highlighting our top 10 picks for fountain pen holiday gifts in our budget category: Gifts Under $35. In no particular order, here are ten of our favorite fountain pen-related gifts under $35! TWSBI Eco Our best-selling fountain pen of 2019, it has held strong through this year too. Available in more colors than ever, this fountain pen appeals to both beginners and collectors. With a piston filler and a variety of nib size choices, the TWSBI Eco boasts an incredible value at $30.99.   Platinum Prefounte The "grown up" version of the [...]

2022-01-14T18:04:59-05:00November 9th, 2020|Lists, Guides, & More Fun, Shopping Guides|0 Comments

2020 Holiday Order Deadlines

We've updated our shipping timelines as of 12/7/2020. We're seeing unprecedented disruptions with all our shipping carriers and encourage you to order early and hold on loosely to all expectations of delivery timelines during this historic holiday season. The holiday season is upon us! Wait, is that right? What month is it again? (Checks calendar) Oh yeah, okay, guess it is that time...whew, okay. Well, with that in mind, we wanted to make this blog post which outlines our order deadlines to help you receive your holiday orders in plenty of time (probably, I mean, it's 2020 so who knows). [...]

2022-01-14T17:45:11-05:00November 5th, 2020|A Goulet Life, Lists, Guides, & More Fun|0 Comments

New Wishlist at Goulet Pens

We've been working on this for a few months now, and are so happy to announce that our new wishlist functionality at Goulet Pens is now here! While our existing wishlist worked okay, there were definitely a few recurring bugs we couldn't resolve. Some deleted items kept reappearing... the "zombie wishlist" as we liked to call it, and it didn't have the ability to break out your list into sublists. We completely switched software and our new wishlist solves these issues and more your experience better. If you had an existing wishlist on our site, we migrated it over to the new database [...]

How to Start a Gratitude Journal

Ever been told you should start a gratitude journal? Rachel here, and I've battled generalized anxiety disorder for the last six years. As I've shared my struggles, multiple people have given me the advice to start a gratitude journal, but I just never knew how to start. Why a gratitude journal? Well, when your heart is filled with thankfulness, it's hard to simultaneously also feel worried. When you take the time to reflect on the good things in your life, you'll feel much better about everything! Anxiety disorder or not, we're all feeling a bit off these days. Things just [...]

2022-01-14T18:37:07-05:00May 1st, 2020|Fountain Pen Education, Tips & Tricks|1 Comment

Affirm Financing Now at Goulet Pens

Hey pen friends! We're pleased to announce that we now offer financing on select orders at GouletPens.com, through a partnership with Affirm. Affirm is a third-party service that allows you to split your order into monthly installments, with no money down up front. It's only available for the US at this time. For orders between $50-250, you'll see an option for a 3-month payment plan, at 0% APR. For orders over $250, you'll see options for 3, 6, and 12-month payment plans, with varying interest rates. It's quick and easy to get qualified, and once you're approved and check out, [...]

2022-01-14T17:45:12-05:00April 9th, 2020|A Goulet Life, Lists, Guides, & More Fun|0 Comments
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