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New Goulet Pens Exclusive: Monty Winnfield

We're very excited to announce our latest exclusive fountain pen opportunity, we've partnered with Monty Winnfield, a Colorado-based company specializing in rings and fine writing instruments. As of the date of publishing, this pen model is only available at Goulet Pens. We're excited to introduce the pen called Highwater. Read on to learn more about the brand, the pens, and their historical connections. Brand History Jeremiah Hackett, the creator of Monty Winnfield (a name which he chose as an homage to his dogs), began his career in high end automotive and motorcycle machined parts, handcrafting them with meticulous attention to [...]

2022-01-14T21:03:41-05:00January 24th, 2020|Pen News, Pen Reviews, Product Reviews|0 Comments

LAMY Benitoite: A Goulet Inksploration

 Hi, fountain pen friends, I'm Brian K. I am a Customer Care Representative here at Goulet and I'm excited to share my first Inksploration with you. I was fortunate enough to get to play around with LAMY Benitoite, a lovely grey-blue water-resistant ink from their Crystal inks line. Read on to hear about my inspiration for the drawing and my thoughts on how the ink behaves. Drawing Inspiration and Technique The color of LAMY Benitoite reminded me of the blue hue of smoke when the light shines through it. I took this observation and ran with it when it [...]

2022-01-14T17:58:45-05:00January 6th, 2020|Ink Reviews, Product Reviews|0 Comments

Jacques Herbin Vert Amazone: A Goulet Inksploration

 Hi there! My name is Katie, I am a fulfillment supervisor here at Goulet. I am delighted to share with you my Inksploration journey with Jacques Herbin Vert Amazone, a fun, playful ink that brought me back to my happy place during the busy hustle of the day. Read on to hear why you should get some of this ink for yourself! Drawing Inspiration and Technique Vert Amazone reminds me of a walk through the woods, which is one of my happy places! I also love rich, vibrant inks and this one checked off both of those boxes for [...]

2022-01-14T17:58:46-05:00December 3rd, 2019|Ink Reviews, Product Reviews|0 Comments

What to Get The Experienced Fountain Pen Fan Who Has It All

A true fountain pen lover will never say no to a new fountain pen, but at some point, you may feel as though you've run out of gifting options that are new and exciting. In an effort to keep your holiday shopping and gift-giving exciting, we've assembled a list of the perfect gifts to give the fountain pen enthusiast in your life this holiday season. This collection of limited editions, innovative materials, and exciting accessories will be delightful to wrap and receive. Below we've highlighted a few of our favorites. To see the full list, click here. Galen Leather Writing [...]

2022-01-14T18:05:01-05:00November 27th, 2019|Lists, Guides, & More Fun, Shopping Guides|0 Comments

5 Ideal Gifts for Fountain Pen Newbies

The holiday season is the perfect time of year to spread the joy of fountain pens. Chase away the cold-weather blues and spark the fires of writing passion within the heart of someone you love. If you want to gift the joy of fountain pens, but don't know where to start, you'll want to see our list! Below you will find 5 picks for great newbies gifts. For additional ideas, be sure to check out our Gifts for Newbies shopping guide! Fountain Pen First Timer Package Set   This set has everything someone needs to achieve the ideal writing experience [...]

2022-01-14T18:05:02-05:00November 25th, 2019|Lists, Guides, & More Fun, Shopping Guides|0 Comments

Introducing the Herbert Church Hill Libby Sunrise, A Goulet Exclusive LE

It's the dawning of another glorious fountain pen! We are pleased to introduce our third collaboration between The Goulet Pen Company and The Herbert Pen Company, the Church Hill Libby Sunrise. This glimmering swirled resin pen is stunning and unique. The aptly-chosen name is inspired by the golden rays peeking over the hillside at historic Libby Hill Park in Richmond, home to both Goulet Pens and Herbert Pens. Each hand-turned pen is made of a custom resin that features swirls of dark blue, brown, and orange. No two pens are exactly alike. The Church Hill model features a threaded cap [...]

2022-01-14T21:03:42-05:00November 24th, 2019|Pen News, Pen Reviews, Product Reviews|0 Comments

Introducing the Noodler’s Triple Tail Flex Pen

In the autumn of 2019, Nathan of Noodler's announced a new pen model, which debuted at the Commonwealth Pen Show in Massachusetts. We knew this new Noodler's model was sure to be an exciting addition to an already intriguing brand. The Noodler's Triple Tail offers a three-tined music nib on a body style that is quite familiar to a few already beloved models. Read on to learn more or check out Brian and Drew's video below!  The Triple Tail, named for a type of fish, sports a three-tined music nib and a cigar-shaped body style that is reminiscent of [...]

2022-01-14T21:03:43-05:00November 6th, 2019|Pen News, Pen Reviews, Product Reviews|0 Comments

Monteverde Citrine: A Goulet Inksploration

Hi guys, Adrianne here! I'm the Customer Care Team Lead and I'm excited to share my first Inksploration with you. I had the exciting opportunity to try out the delightfully dimensional Monteverde Citrine. Read on to hear how I created my Jellyfish sketch and what my takeaways were about this ink. Drawing Inspiration and Technique Since it's November, I could have definitely done a Thanksgiving theme, but I decided to do something completely different to change things up. I really like jellyfish and I felt like tackling the challenge of drawing one. I started by googling some images of a [...]

2022-01-14T17:58:46-05:00November 4th, 2019|Ink Reviews, Product Reviews|0 Comments

Galen Leather Co. Products Available at Goulet Pens

The Galen Leather Company's line of handcrafted, thoughtfully designed goods has taken the fountain pen world by storm over the past few years. Fountain pen fans across the globe, our team included, can't get enough of the rich leather pen cases and notebook covers, as well as the astonishing wooden Writing Box. We are very excited to announce that we're now carrying these wonderful items. Be sure to read on to hear more about this company's history and the products you can now find at GouletPens.com. This family company, based in Turkey, blossomed out of tough circumstances and a need [...]

2022-01-14T21:04:13-05:00October 23rd, 2019|Other Reviews, Pen News, Product Reviews|0 Comments

Noodler’s Manjiro Nakahama Whaleman’s Sepia: A Goulet Inksploration

 Hi, guys! Andi here, bringing you the October edition of Inksploration. This month, I got to test out Noodler's Manjiro Nakahama Whaleman's Sepia. I found it to be a nice, earthy brown with some great sought-after features, like fast dry time and water resistance. Want to hear more? Read on! Drawing Inspiration and Technique While searching for inspiration for my drawing, I was looking up things about October and came across this month’s flower; Marigold, Tagetes, and Calendula. I really liked how the Calendula looked so I took inspiration from that. I wanted it to flow so by adding [...]

2022-01-14T17:58:47-05:00October 16th, 2019|Ink Reviews, Product Reviews|0 Comments
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