Goulet Q&A Episode 273, Great Advice for Pen Newbies, Exclusive Ink Process, and Low vs. High End Pens

 In this episode I give my best advice for new pen users, if lower-end pens of a brand give a good indication of their higher-end pens, and what it takes to develop an exclusive ink. Enjoy! This week: Fountain Pen Day, catching up Goulet Pens 10th anniversary next week, crazy! We had a lot of ideas of how to celebrate....they all fell through, we'll have some videos though! Visconti Homo Sapiens Skylight Visconti Torpedo Platinum 3776 Carnelian Platinum Prefounte Montegrappa The Lord of the Rings Fountain Pen Colorverse Season 6 Diplomat Aero Flame Pens/Writing 1) Elizabeth D- Facebook  Will [...]

2019-11-08T11:33:37-05:00November 8th, 2019|Goulet Q&A|0 Comments

Goulet Q&A Episode 272: Shimmering Ink Drying In Pens, and the Best Selling Pen of 2019

 In this Goulet Q&A episode, Brian talks about shimmering inks drying out pens, speculative products that turned out great, and his guess on the best selling pen of 2019. Enjoy! This week: Halloween! Kids are having a blast it's Fountain Pen Day! Go check our site, like now! Lots of great deals Retro51 Cioppino Yafa/JoWo nib change! Pens/Writing 1) ithinkimcomingalive- Instagram (7:02) Are fountain pen cleaning products really necessary? They're helpful, but not always required They're there to make your pen maintenance life better With conventional ink and regular pen maintenance using only water, you don't really "need" much [...]

2019-11-01T09:08:20-05:00November 1st, 2019|Goulet Q&A|0 Comments

Goulet Q&A Episode 271: Fountain Pen Day 2019, Breaking In Pens, Brian’s EDC items

 In this Goulet Q&A episode, Brian talks about Fountain Pen Day, break in periods for pens, and his every day carry items (beyond just pens). Enjoy! This week: Virginia Tech visit TWSBI ink Pinieder Forged Carbon Galen Leather Stipula Ventidue Gold Touch Namiki Emperor Shoki Diplomat Aero Orange/Black Field Notes National Park Series D- Arches, Grand Teton, Sequoia Coming Soon: More Mark Bacas medium CSI custom grinds on Homo Sapiens Homo Sapiens Skylight Montegrappa Elmo Genziana Sfrangiata (Purple) Namiki Yukari Royale Lioness and Cubs Diplomat Esteem MadC Diplomat Excellence A+ Waves Diplomat Aero Flame Pelikan m200 Gold Marbled Visconti [...]

2019-10-25T09:51:19-05:00October 25th, 2019|Goulet Q&A|0 Comments

Goulet Q&A Episode 270: Pen Materials, Inks for the Colorblind, and Enthusiast Gifts

 In this Goulet Q&A episode, Brian talks about interesting pen materials, inks for colorblind people, and what to gift an experienced pen enthusiast. Enjoy! This week: Cox Farms festival with kiddos ropes course with Goulet leadership Speaking at my alma mater this weekend, going to homecoming VT game for first time with kids Ink deal, not sure I ever mentioned that! Free 30ml Monteverde ink with any Monteverde, Conklin, Stipula, Pineider, Diplomat, Nettuno, Maiora pen Noodler's Triple Tail Pineider Forged Carbon Diplomat Aero Orange/Black Aurora Oceani Atlantico soon TWSBI ink! Pens/Writing 1) @_BatMN_- Twitter (05:28) What are some new [...]

2019-10-18T09:16:55-05:00October 18th, 2019|Goulet Q&A|0 Comments

Goulet Q&A Episode 269: Arco Pens, Stacked Nibs, and Myers-Briggs

 In this Goulet Q&A episode, Brian talks about Arco pens, stacked nibs, and Myers-Briggs. Enjoy! This week: Italy! Diamine Inkvent calendar, still have some! One-shot deal most likely TWSBI Eco Transparent Purple Diplomat Esteem closeouts Retro 51 Creepy Scrawlers LAMY Bronze gift sets Pelikan m600 custom grinds from Custom Nib Studio Field Notes Autumn Trilogy Montegrappa Ammiraglio Turtle Brown Platinum 3776 Carnelian coming in Nov Pens/Writing 1) @dalstondoll- Twitter (6:54) What's an arco pen? I know lots of companies make them- is it a colour, style or material? it's a type of celluloid, made popular by the company OMAS [...]

2019-10-11T10:12:59-05:00October 11th, 2019|Goulet Q&A|0 Comments

Goulet Q&A Episode 268: If Brian Started Over and His Bias Reviewing Products As A Retailer

In this Goulet Q&A episode, Brian talks about what he'd buy today if he was starting over in the pen hobby, our team's favorite stationery and accessories, and his bias in reviewing products as a retailer. Enjoy! This week: Cubing, still happening Yard sailing with the kids, Rachel's parents visited Finding more balance in our lives as we enter into the busiest part of our year Available now: Fall roundup and Pilot Knights in WN Girologio Grab N' Go Visconti Caesar's Firenze LE 2019 Fall Premiere Smoky Amber, black trim which we don’t do so often and might have trouble [...]

2019-09-27T10:03:01-05:00September 27th, 2019|Goulet Q&A|0 Comments

Goulet Q&A Episode 267: Nib Warranties, The Pen That Got Away, and Cool Inks In Demonstrator Pens

In this Goulet Q&A episode, Brian talks about nib warranties, the pen that got away, and coolest inks in a demonstrator pen. Enjoy! This week: boring Goulet family stuff, school and house maintenance routine Exciting new stuff! Conklin Duraflex Endless Summer Pilot Ishime Pilot Sterlings Lamy Studio Aquamarine SE, LX Marron SE, Scala Dark Violet SE Aurora Oceano Indiano LE, Oceano Pacifico LE, 88 Black Mamba LE Pilot VP Tropical Turquoise LE, coming soon Pens/Writing 1) @Gsingh2k19- Twitter (19:21) Has the TWSBI eco cracking situation been resolved? yes, basically...let me explain it wasn't a widespread issue to begin with, especially [...]

2019-09-13T09:34:59-05:00September 13th, 2019|Goulet Q&A|0 Comments

Goulet Q&A Episode 266: Huge Nibs, Brian’s 5 Favorite Diamine Inks, and Sterilizing Pens

 In this Goulet Q&A episode, Brian talks about huge nibs, his favorite Diamine inks, and sterilizing your pens. Enjoy! This week: Closed on Monday for Labor Day Goulittles started school this week! Clairefontaine Art Deco and Basic Tan dots Retro 51 RB Rosie Stipula Carbon Florentia Diplomat Magnums in EF new LAMYs coming in soon (Studio Aquamarine, LX Marron, Studio LX Black, Scala Dark Violet) Pens/Writing 1) peptis_gizmo- Instagram (07:13) How long does a pen have if uncapped and you're trying to find it? find it, huh? If you've lost it, it's too long! fountain pens have water-based ink [...]

2019-09-06T10:00:41-05:00September 6th, 2019|Goulet Q&A|0 Comments

Goulet Q&A Episode 265: Ideal Pen Weight, Product Reviews, and an Amazing Vendor Origin Story

 In this Goulet Q&A episode, Brian talks about ideal pen weights, how product reviews affect new product hype, and unusual vendor origin stories. Enjoy! This week: took off Q&A last week for Garth Callaghan's video kids are starting school! Change of mode Personally getting into Rubik's cube/puzzle solving, having fun and my kids love it TWSBI Mini Al mint blue Esterbrook Estie Honeycomb Aurora Duo Cart Retro51 Corsair RB/FP Robert Oster Ocean, Cosmic Swirl, Blood Rose, Violet Clouds Visconti Mirage/Breeze in EF Emerald of Chicken stickers Pens/Writing 1) ayesha_0222- Instagram (7:40) What are pens at either side of the [...]

2019-08-30T09:30:34-05:00August 30th, 2019|Goulet Q&A|0 Comments

Goulet Q&A Episode 264: Omniflex Improvements, Colorful LAMY 2000s, and Making Nibs Less Smooth

 In this Goulet Q&A episode, Brian talks about Omniflex improvements, colorful Lamy 2000s, and making nibs less smooth! Enjoy. This week: No Q&A next week but we will have a special video of Garth Callaghan, the Napkin Notes Dad still continuing some summer deals, but we're still getting settled in on our new software so it's been quieter this week, it'll pick up soon Monteverde Sweet Life ink and DC Supershow Teal 10 bottle set of 30ml for $72 individual 30ml bottles at $8 all dessert themed, not scented though! Birthday Cake, Blueberry Muffin, Blue Velvet Cake, Cherry Danish, [...]

2019-08-16T09:41:00-05:00August 16th, 2019|Goulet Q&A|0 Comments
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