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Goulet Q&A Episodes2018-04-11T08:02:50-05:00

Goulet Q&A Episodes

Goulet Q&A is Brian’s weekly video format where he answers your fountain pen, ink, and paper questions. Every week we take your questions on YouTubeTwitterFacebookInstagram, and our blog, and answer them in the video.

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

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 [...]

November 8th, 2019|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) [...]

November 1st, 2019|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 [...]

October 25th, 2019|0 Comments