5 Steps for Getting Started with a New Fountain Pen

 Before you get started with a fountain pen, there are some things you should do first! In this video, Drew gives his suggestions for a new pen checklist! TIMESTAMPS: 0:00 Introduction 0:18 Step One: Know what a Fountain Pen is! 0:37 Step Two: Unbox your Pen! 1:02 Step Three: Inspect Your Pen! 3:01 Step Four: Clean Your Pen! 4:21 Step Five: Ink Your Pen! 5:34 Wrap Up LINKS TO PRODUCTS FEATURED: Bulb Syringe Are we forgetting any steps? Write on, The Goulet Pen Company Team

Are Fountain Pens Easy To Use?

 Are fountain pens easy to use? Drew's going to walk you through the most simple ways to start writing with a fountain pen in this video. OTHER HELPFUL CONTENT: Top 5 Fountain Pens for Newbies Getting Started with a New Fountain Pen Fountain Pen 101 Anatomy of a Fountain Pen TIMESTAMPS: 0:00 Introduction 0:40 What is a fountain pen? 1:01 How do you fill it? 1:25 What about maintenance? 1:54 How does it write? 2:28 Ramping things up with a converter! 3:13 Choosing a nib size! 3:42 More helpful resources! Write on, The Goulet Pen Company Team

JoWo OmniFlex Nib Introduction

https://youtu.be/yboHUNJsK0E   In early 2018, the OmniFlex nib was first introduced on brands like Conklin and Monteverde. This is a stainless steel #6 size nib with a distinct shape and design to allow for increased softness, flexibility in the tines, and variation in line width based on your writing pressure. After going through iterative changes for the first several years and looking to increase their supply and quality of these nibs, the parent company Yafa embarked on a lengthy process involving significant investment of time and resources to get their nibs manufactured by the German nib company JoWo. JoWo [...]

How to Clean a Fountain Pen: Cartridge/Converter

 Cleaning your fountain pen doesn't have to be hard! In this video, we walk you through the steps to clean your cartridge/converter pen using either running water or a cup of water. Here are the steps: Gather supplies Remove cap & body of pen Remove cartridge or converter Run water through back of grip section until the water runs clear Hold paper towel on the nib to wick away excess water Fill & flush the converter until water runs clear If using a cup of water, use a bulb syringe to flush clean water through the grip and then [...]

2022-01-14T18:37:07-05:00June 10th, 2020|Fountain Pen Education, Tips & Tricks|0 Comments

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

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
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