How to Clean a Fountain Pen: Piston-Filler

One of the best things you can do for your fountain pens is clean them regularly! In this video, we walk you through the steps to properly clean your piston-filling fountain pen.  Steps to follow here: Remove cap of your pen Dispel excess ink into a sink or cup Draw clean water into the pen from a cup (If your water is hard, we recommend using distilled water) Dispel that water back into the sink Repeat this process until water is clear (You could also draw water into the pen running water instead of a cup) Shake your pen [...]

2022-01-14T18:37:07-05:00June 5th, 2020|Fountain Pen Education, Tips & Tricks|0 Comments

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

5 Handwriting Resources

You might be wanting to use your time right now to invest in new skills. For some of us it might be baking, gardening, or improving your handwriting! If you are interested in practicing your handwriting, we've rounded up 5 resources to provide some tips, tricks, and inspiration. Be sure to also check out this Instagram post to find handwriting accounts to follow on Instagram. 1. In one of our most popular blog posts, we share 5 Tips to Improve Your Handwriting with Fountain Pens. You can start practicing with these tips right away. 2. In this Fountain Pen 101 [...]

2022-01-14T18:37:08-05:00April 24th, 2020|Fountain Pen Education, Tips & Tricks|1 Comment

Franklin-Christoph Limited Edition History

Here's a visual look back on the previous yearly limited edition fountain pens we've done in collaboration with Franklin-Christoph! Each pen was a Goulet-exclusive and produced in very small quantities. 2022: Delphinus 2021: Lyra 2020: Model 31 Orion 2019: Model 31 Cosmic Dust Do you have a favorite collaboration we've done with Franklin-Christoph? Let us know in the comments below! To view more of our special edition history blogs, click here. Write On, The Goulet Pen Company Team

5 Reasons To Pick Up Your Fountain Pen Again

It happens to all of us. Life gets busy and our pens get buried and put away, going without use for weeks or months. So if you're finding yourself in need of some inspiration to change that this year, here are 5 reasons to pick up your fountain pen again. Write and mail a thank you letter Who doesn't love coming home to a happy piece of mail! In today's world, seeing someone's handwriting and knowing they took time to stop and think of you will mean the world. Drop a line to your parents, cousins, or college roommate. Try [...]

2022-01-14T18:37:08-05:00February 18th, 2020|Fountain Pen Education, Tips & Tricks|1 Comment

8 Tips for Conquering InCoWriMo 2020

Love writing letters? Then InCoWriMo might be for you! International Correspondence Writing Month is a challenge that asks you to write a letter every day for the entire month of February. We asked if you had any special strategies for success and we got some great responses. If you're planning on participating this month, make sure to take notes! Here's some of our favorite advice. 1. Make sure to purchase all of your materials ahead of time. 2. Your letters don't need to be long. 3. Keep track of the letters you've sent. 4. Choose your recipients ahead of time [...]

2022-01-14T18:37:08-05:00January 21st, 2020|Fountain Pen Education, Tips & Tricks|0 Comments

How To Participate in InCoWriMo 2020

If you're interested in pens, ink, and paper, you should have heard of InCoWriMo! If you haven't, you're missing a fantastic way to use all of your favorite writing tools. International Correspondence Writing Month is a letter-writing challenge. Throughout all of February, participants will write a letter EACH DAY. For more information, read the official InCoWriMo Website. So how do you participate in this celebration of connection through stationery? 1. Get your writing tools together If you want to impress your pen pals during this mad month of letter writing, you're going to want to bring your stationery A-game. Lucky [...]

2022-01-14T18:37:09-05:00January 17th, 2020|Fountain Pen Education, Tips & Tricks|2 Comments

Montegrappa Elmo Limited Edition History

A visual look back at all of our exclusive limited edition Montegrappa Elmo fountain pens. The Elmo is Montegrappa's most affordable model ever. July 2020: Sea at Dusk. This edition features beautiful turquoise, blue, and black resin. The material is varied so each one is totally unique. June 2020: Wave Splash. This edition features a striking aqua turquoise finish, with streaks of white and beige, much like waves crashing on the beach. No two are exactly alike and only 300 were made! February 2020: Chrysocolla. Named after a stone, this is the first fountain pen made with Montegrappa's new in-house custom [...]

TWSBI Mini Special Edition History

A visual look back at all of the TWSBI Mini and Mini AL fountain pens that have been available in the United States. Coming August 2019: Mini AL Mint Blue special edition   October 2017: Mini AL Gold special edition   March 2017: Mini AL Blue special edition September 2016: Mini AL Silver regular edition   August 2014: Mini White w/ Rose Gold special edition   Do you own a TWSBI? To view more of our special edition history blogs, click here. Write On, The Goulet Pen Company

5 Ways to Get Your Pen Writing Again

A pen that won't write can make for a very frustrating fountain pen experience. Especially if you are new to the hobby, it can be hard to know where to start to solve this type of issue. We created this video and blog to offer you some of our most common tips to troubleshoot writing issues with your beloved pens. Check Ink Levels It may sound silly but you'd be surprised how easy it is to get into a writing frenzy and not realize there's no fuel in your pen's tank. If you've suddenly run into a scratchy, dry pen, [...]

2022-01-14T18:37:09-05:00July 5th, 2019|Fountain Pen Education, Tips & Tricks|0 Comments
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