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Stipula Ventidue Limited Edition History

A visual look back at the limited edition pens in the Stipula Ventidue (Tocco Ferro) collection. All of these pens are handmade in Florence, Italy and feature a translucent ink window. The metal used for the body and cap of most of these pens is specially formulated with a heavy component of iron. "Tocco Ferro" is an Italian phrase that translates to "iron touch", which is an equivalent to the "knock on wood" expression, like a gesture of good luck. March 2021: Stipula Ventidue Copper Touch Limited Edition   November 2020 - Stipula Ventidue Silver Touch Limited Edition   November [...]

Apple Bags & Flamethrowers | Goulet Pencast Ep. 7

 Welcome to episode 7 of The Goulet Pencast! In yet another lengthy episode, Brian and Drew share some of your feedback, answer your questions, cover some fun new products and Drew quizzes Brian on Noodler's ink labels - and you can play along! TIMESTAMPS: 00:00 Introduction 0:04:38 Feedback 0:08:33 New Stuffffff 0:18:53 Q&A 0:19:02 The fate of Tomoe River paper 0:32:42 Why doesn't the Custom Heritage 92 get any love? 0:36:44 Did Retro51 find a buyer? 0:44:56 Do you write with your fingers or your wrist? 0:53:07 What are your favorite reds? 0:57:29 Where can I learn more about [...]

2021-06-28T14:22:50-05:00June 28th, 2021|Goulet Pencast|0 Comments

Pretty Much Just Flailing Around | Goulet Pencast Ep. 6

 Welcome to episode 6 of The Goulet Pencast! In this economy-sized episode, Brian and Drew share some of your feedback, answer your questions, cover some fun new products and share some hilarious details from when they knew each other in elementary school! TIMESTAMPS: 0:00 Opening 0:55 Feedback 0:09:07 NEW STUFFFFFFF 0:15:36 Q&A 0:16:56 How do you meet other fountain pen-inclined people? 0:24:53 How do you motivate yourself to clean your pens? 0:32:13 How was fountain pen-friendly paper made without modern processes? 0:55:08 Is there one version of a candy/pen you hate but another version you love? 0:59:36 How long [...]

2021-06-28T14:14:19-05:00June 28th, 2021|Goulet Pencast|0 Comments

Boujee Thunderfluff | Goulet Pencast Ep. 5

 Welcome to episode 5 of The Goulet Pencast! In this episode, Brian and Drew share some of your feedback, answer your questions, cover some fun new products and play a funky game of "Never Have I Ever" about fountain pens - with weird candy! ***The YouTube version includes a hilarious (unless you're Drew) BONUS CLIP not included in the podcast!** TIMESTAMPS: 00:00 Opening 01:45 Listener Feedback 07:03 New Stuff 16:34 Q&A 16:47 Question 1 22:12 Question 2 24:35 Question 3 28:16 Question 4 33:59 Question 5 36:26 Question 6 39:16 Hypothetical 46:09 A very loose game 01:06:42 What's Happening? [...]

2021-06-28T14:13:53-05:00June 28th, 2021|Goulet Pencast|0 Comments

Be Careful What You Ask For | Goulet Pencast Ep. 3

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...​ TIMESTAMPS: 0:00​ Introduction 1:05​ Feedback 13:18​ What's Happpening? 26:40​ What's on Your Desk? 32:44​ New Stuff! 52:30​ Q&A Question 1 57:08​ Q&A Question 2 1:02:55​ - Q&A Question 3 1:06:00​ Q&A Question 4 1:07:00​ Q&A Question 5 1:11:08​ Q&A Question 6 1:15:03​ Q&A Question 7 1:18:28​ Q&A Question 8 1:20:19​ Hypothetical Question 1:26:45​ That [...]

2021-06-28T14:07:18-05:00April 30th, 2021|Goulet Pencast|0 Comments

Basically a Hot Mess | Goulet Pencast Ep. 2

 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 - [...]

2021-06-28T14:01:38-05:00April 16th, 2021|Goulet Pencast|0 Comments

Q&A + Write Now = This BRAND NEW Show (Ep 1)

 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 [...]

2021-06-28T14:01:10-05:00April 2nd, 2021|Goulet Pencast|0 Comments

Pantone Color of the Year 2021: Ultimate Gray and Illuminating

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? Write on, The Goulet Pen Company Team 

2022-01-14T18:04:59-05:00January 12th, 2021|Lists, Guides, & More Fun, Shopping Guides|0 Comments

New Year Update from Brian & Rachel

Hey pen friends, 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 [...]

2022-01-14T17:45:11-05:00January 11th, 2021|A Goulet Life, Lists, Guides, & More Fun|0 Comments

Introducing Herbert The Fan – River City LE

Our fourth exclusive collaboration with local penmaker Chet Herbert is now available! Both companies are based in Richmond, Va and "The Fan" is a well known area of Richmond. "River City" is a nickname for Richmond as the James River runs through it, so that's how this fountain pen came to be named, "The Fan - River City." The Fan is a tapered model that is postable and has a seamless body to cap fitment. This resin is so unique that no two pens are exactly alike! Each limited edition pen comes with a free matching Rickshaw pen sleeve and [...]

2020-08-11T13:00:54-05:00August 11th, 2020|Pen News|0 Comments
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