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Goulet Q&A Episode 283: Best Pens to Dismantle, Rose Gold Ink, and Prepping for Long-Term Storage

In this Goulet Q&A episode, Brian talks about pens he loves to dismantle, rose gold ink, and how to have strong relationship between a retailer and pen manufacturer. Enjoy! Pens/Writing 1) amberschmidt22- Instagram (1:08) How should you prep your pens for long term storage? Should you disassemble them? it's pretty simple, really, just clean them and ideally make sure they're [...]

February 21st, 2020|0 Comments

Goulet Q&A Episode 282: Brian’s Favorite Stealth Pens, and New Products Leaks

 In this Goulet Q&A episode, Brian talks about his favorite stealth pens, which pens he gives to people, and what he really thinks about people who leak product releases ahead of time. Enjoy! Pens/Writing @PamelaPKelly- Twitter (2:02) When were "official" music nibs invented? Are they still manufactured for the purpose of composers notating a music score by hand? That [...]

January 31st, 2020|0 Comments

Goulet Q&A Episode 281: Which Fountain Pens Stain, and the Best Pens to Come in 2020

 In this Goulet Q&A episode, Brian talks about if all demonstrator pens are doomed to be stained, best ways to incorporate fountain pens into your daily life, and the best pens to come in 2020. Enjoy! Pens/Writing 1) voltronsleftfoot- Instagram (0:50) Is reusing pen flush ok? Yes! That's actually part of why we provide the little vial If you [...]

January 24th, 2020|0 Comments

Goulet Q&A Episode 280: Pen Brand Relationships and Where Free Ink Really Comes From

 In this Goulet Q&A episode, Brian talks about pen brand relationships, if broads are more troublesome than fines, and where "free ink" comes from. Enjoy! This week: Amazing weather, lots of kid time CRAZY week for us, vendor visits, lots of year end reporting and annual planning, January we just live in spreadsheets Not launching a whole ton right [...]

January 17th, 2020|0 Comments

Goulet Q&A Episode 279: Brian’s Favorite Discontinued Pens, and the Most Polarizing Products

In the first Goulet Q&A episode of 2020, Brian talks about what will happen after he tries every single pen and ink we carry, his favorite discontinued pens, and the most polarizing products we sell. Enjoy! The last few weeks: Christmas, New Years, Goulet fam took a break and it was great New Years resolution, I haven't set on anything [...]

January 10th, 2020|0 Comments

Goulet Q&A 278: High End Pen QC, TWSBI ECO vs 580, and Pens for Small Hands

 In this Goulet Q&A episode, Brian talks about QC on high-end pens, TWSBI ECO vs. 580, and great pens for small hands. Enjoy! This week: Choir concert, whole family Some leadership strategic planning for end of year, always important and busy Last push for holiday delivery, we've reached basically all our holiday deadlines now I'll be taking off Q&A [...]

December 20th, 2019|0 Comments

Goulet Q&A Episode 277: Aluminum Nibs, Blindfolded Pen Testing, and Parting Ways with Brands

 In this Goulet Q&A episode, Brian talks about aluminum nibs, blindfolded pen tests, and how we part ways with brands. Enjoy! This week: Good family time, board games, bowling party, Christmas play, Frozen 2 Full swing of holidays, our busiest time of year at work and home Christmas choir concert this weekend, lots of practice Platinum Prefounte Van Gogh [...]

December 13th, 2019|0 Comments

Goulet Q&A Episode 276: Setting Up A New Fountain Pen and Defining Exactly What Makes Nibs Scratchy

In this Goulet Q&A episode, Brian talks about what he does with my fountain pens the most, step 1 when getting a new pen, and how we can objectively state which nibs are smooth or scratchy. Enjoy! This week: Thanksgiving Black Friday/Cyber Monday/Weekend, etc Write Nows this week with new product roundup on Monday, Goulet Grab Bag on wed, lots [...]

December 6th, 2019|0 Comments

Goulet Q&A Episode 275: Grail Pen Goals, Discontinued Ink Swabs, and Tattooing with Pen Ink

 In this Goulet Q&A episode, Brian talks about grail pen goals, discontinued inks in the Swab Shop, and tattooing with fountain pen ink. This week: John Lane visit Montegrappa Miya 450 Stipula Tocco Ferro Deluxe Colorverse Season 6 Edison Ascent Santa Jaws Estie Lilac LE Pineider Arman Pelikan m800 Brown-Black Pelikan Maki-e Umbrella Herbert Libby Sunrise Pens/Writing 1) henry.slocombe- Instagram [...]

November 22nd, 2019|0 Comments

Goulet Q&A Episode 274: 10 Questions for Goulet Pens’ 10th Anniversary

In this Goulet Q&A episode, Brian answers 10 questions for our 10th anniversary, which we count from the day we listed our first fountain pen related products on November 17th, 2009. Enjoy! 1) Allen T- Facebook (1:33) What is one hurdle that seemed overwhelmingly daunting, but in fact turned out to be very simple? hiring, for sure Rachel and I [...]

November 15th, 2019|0 Comments
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