Introducing the Diplomat Aero Antique Rose

We’re thrilled to announce our latest color in the Diplomat Aero line. This soft pink color on the Aero is simply stunning! This blush color called Antique Rose features silver trim and a silver grip with both steel and gold nib options available. This color is a special production run only available at Goulet Pens, and once it’s gone, it will not be available ongoing.

The Aero comes with a smooth writing #6 JoWo nib in polished stainless steel or in two tone 14k gold. The writing experience you get with this pen is one that is smooth and enjoyable on a variety of paper.

If you’re looking for inks to match, we recommend trying Robert Oster Cherry Blossom, Diamine Grey, or Sailor Shikiori Yozakura. Be sure to check out our Instagram post for even more ink suggestions.

See more of the Diplomat Aero in Antique Rose on GouletPens.com. Do you own the Aero? What do you love about it?

Write on,
The Goulet Pen Company

June 18th, 2020|Pen News|0 Comments

Introducing David Oscarson Pens

Luxury Hard Enamel Fountain Pens in Exquisitely Themed Collections

Luxury, Limited Edition fountain pens are something to talk about! They boast some of the most elaborate and intricate designs in the world. The rare materials, creative concepts and labor intensive processes create more than just a design – they are meaningful pieces of art. David Oscarson is no stranger to creating these masterpieces or to pen collectors across the globe.

David Oscarson Ganesh

Ganesha Fountain Pen – Emerald Green/Gold

His pieces are handcrafted from 18-karat Gold and Sterling Silver, giving them a solid weight and world-class look and feel. They are also passed through a decorative technique, called Guilloche, where precise and repetitive patterns are engraved into the pen, bringing light and luster to the surface of the metal.

David Oscarson Russian Imperial Sky Blue Fountain Pen

Russian Imperial Sky Blue Fountain Pen – Guilloche Technique

Russian Imperial Fountain Pen - St. Petersburg Sky Blue/Silver Cap Detail

Russian Imperial Cap Detail

Hard Enamel is yet another level of patience, expertise and skill brought to the Guilloché technique. Using a mortar and pestle, a composition of glass, water and metal oxides is ground for hours by hand. When settled, the water is removed, leaving the fine paste that is the basis for hard enamel. A quill is then used to apply each coat of the mixture to the surface of the metal, ensuring that the entire Guilloché area is completely covered in enamel. The components are then fired in a furnace at temperatures exceeding 1,000° F, fusing the enamel to the metal and forming a layer of glass.

Celestial Cap Detail

Celestial Fountain Pen Cap Detail

After cooling, the pieces are manually ground with a diamond file, restoring their proper shape and surface. This tedious process is repeated at length until the level of enamel reaches the depth required to cover the peaks and fill the valleys of each intricate Guilloché pattern. When the final stages of firing are completed, the pieces are polished and buffed, revealing the velvet finish of translucent hard enamel. A five-year apprenticeship is required to ensure that the highest levels of quality will be met in each individual Collection piece.

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Russian Imperial 18-Karat Gold Nib and Sterling Silver Section

Celestial Fountain Pen 18-Karat Gold Section

Celestial Fountain Pen 18-Karat Gold Section

David Oscarson has taken quality, craftsmanship and style to create not only a one-of-a-kind writing instrument, but an investment to cherish now and pass down to future generations of writers and loved ones.

David Oscarson Lord Ganesha Cap Detail - Emerald Green/Gold

Lord Ganesha Cap Detail – Emerald Green/Gold

We are now an authorized dealer of David Oscarson pens. We’re starting out with a limited selection across several different themed collections: Alexander Fleming, Celestial, Golden Spike, Harlequin, Koi, Lord Ganesha, and Russian Imperial. As they are all small limited runs, the selections will continue to change over time. All are priced at $5,900.

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The Goulet Pen Company

June 16th, 2020|Goulet Guests, Pen Reviews|0 Comments

Pineider Avatar UR Deluxe with Dante Del Vecchio

The most affordable way to get Pineider’s soft Quill nib is the new Avatar UR Deluxe! This collection was designed by Dante Del Vecchio and is made of UltraResin. This material is very stiff and incredibly resistant to almost anything making it virtually unbreakable. UltraResin is also resistant to oils, inks, electricity, high and low temperatures, UV rays, and to any weathering condition. Another design feature that sets this pen apart is the Glueless technology that’s used. Thanks to 3D engineering and high precision manufacturing, the Avatar is assembled without using a single drop of glue.

This Avatar is available in seven regular edition colors and one special edition color. The regular colors include Abalone Green, Angel Skin, Forest, Riace Bronze, Devil Red, Neptune Blue and Graphene Black. The Sky Blue Demo is the special edition color only pictured below, available at Goulet Pens very soon.

Pineider Avatar Sky Blue Demo Fountain Pen

Do you have any questions about the new Pineider Avatar Deluxe?

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The Goulet Pen Company Team

June 15th, 2020|Pen News|0 Comments

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:

  1. Gather supplies
  2. Remove cap & body of pen
  3. Remove cartridge or converter
  4. Run water through back of grip section until the water runs clear
  5. Hold paper towel on the nib to wick away excess water
  6. Fill & flush the converter until water runs clear
  7. If using a cup of water, use a bulb syringe to flush clean water through the grip and then repeat steps 5 and 6
  8. Insert new cartridge or clean converter
  9. Reassemble cap & body
  10. Write on!

Happy writing and cleaning!

Write on, 
The Goulet Pen Company Team

June 10th, 2020|Tips & Tricks|0 Comments

Introducing the Visconti Rembrandt Eco-Logic

Visconti recently released a new collection of Rembrandt pens and they offer something really unique! The Eco-Logic collection is made of bio-plastic from hemp plants. This is a non-polluting material that is still very durable so you can feel confident carrying your pen around with you. The material comes from the stem of the plant which provides cellulose. The cellulose is then processed into a strong and flexible plastic creating a bio-plastic resulting in a low environmental impact.

The Eco-Logic Rembrandt still comes with the features known and loved in other Rembrandt pens including a magnetic closing system, the “My Pen System”, and a steel Bock nib. Currently, the Eco-Collection is available with fine or medium nibs and comes in Blue, Black, and Red.

In the hand, the pen is a bit front-weighted due to the metal grip and slightly lighter resin body. When posted, the pen is quite well-balanced. The cellulosic material actually feels quite good to the touch. It’s slightly matte, so it’s not going to show shiny finger prints and hand oils quite as much as a shiny resin pen might. The texture of the resin body is very pleasing to the touch, it almost has a soft feeling to it, even though it’s a rigid and durable material.

You can see the full Rembrandt line from Visconti on GouletPens.com. 

What do you think of this new material?

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The Goulet Pen Company

June 9th, 2020|Pen News|0 Comments

Tips For Starting an Ink Journal

Hi all! Adrianne here from the Customer Relationship team. While we are working remotely I decided to start an ink journal.  I wanted to catalogue my ink collection and keep a record of the inks I used in my pens.  To branch out and use inks I’d forgotten about. To see what special properties the ink had. And, most importantly, I wanted to use my pens daily! 

Once I started doing this, it became a really fun way to unwind. I put some music or a movie on, ink up a pen or two, and write a little to clear my mind. 

Here are some questions to consider to help you get started…

Pick the type of notebook you want. Do you want it to have a certain line type? What about binding- spiral, stitched or staple bound? Is lying flat important? Will you do anything else in this journal? How big do you want it to be? Do you want to take it with you, or leave it in one place at home? Is this going to be the paper you use to write a lot, or a paper to really show off your inks’ properties? Ask yourself these types of questions to make sure you pick the right notebook. Use the filters on our site to help find the best notebook for you or reach out and we can help! 

I went with a spare Rhodia Classic Side Staplebound A5 Notebook Ice White because I wanted white paper. I like the graph lines for making sure my writing is neat and tidy. This notebook lies pretty flat; it’s easy to do a sample on each page. If and when I travel it’s small enough I can take it with me if I want. 

What things do you want to know about your ink? Are you looking for specific things like dry time, sheeningshading, water resistance? Or do you just want to log the ink that is in a pen and what it looks like? This is your journal, there are no right answers.  Just decide what you want and what will work for you.  Remember, if you don’t like it, you won’t use it.

How do you want to organize the pages in your journal? By Brand, property, color?  Are you only going to put one ink on a page, or more than one? Will you write on the front and back sides of the paper? If you’re an organizer, then this is your time to shine! Use washi tape, tabs, stencils or even stickers to denote your organization system.

Commit to a format. Using a format will let you compare the same ink in different pens and different inks in the same pens. You can use your record to see which writing experience you like the best. 

I didn’t commit to a format when I started. My early entries were all over the place. I decided to make sure I had the pen, ink and date for each entry. I also needed to know about dry time and water resistance. I wanted to see if my ink choice had any sheen to it  and if it had any shading properties. I needed a place for my own impressions of the ink. As this journal evolved, I decided I wanted to see if I had similar inks in my collection. Lastly I added a small square of Tomoe River paper to each page. It allowed me to see how the ink performed on different paper types without needing 2 journals. 

Use it (THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT STEP)! What good is a well planned journal if you don’t use it? Don’t be afraid to make mistakes and evolve over time. You might not need information that you thought was important.  For example, when I started with the Ink Journal, I wrote down the paper type.  You might not know this (I obviously didn’t think about it!), but every page in a journal is the same paper type. 

You might decide you want to know something else about your ink. It’s ok to change. Perfection is not the goal, usefulness is. No matter if you do this first thing with a new pen and ink, or when you’re down to your last few drops of the bottle or sample, find what works for you and what is fun. 

I find that since starting my ink journal I’ve not kept so many pens inked up. This is actually a good thing for me since now I use the pens that I have ink in. I dedicate a little bit of time a few days a week and update my ink journal. I use my pens for actual writing more because I know what ink is in what pen, and how it’s going to perform.

Are there other topics similar to this one you would like us to cover? Let us know in the comments!

Ink on, 

June 8th, 2020|A Goulet Life|0 Comments