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DC Pen Show!

Posted by on Aug 03 2016

Hi Pen Fans!

We are packing today for the DC Pen Show!

Remember that this show is easily the biggest and best pen show in the US, if not the world. I would recommend doing your best to attend this show!

Below is a video showing the inventory that we’ll be bringing.
(if you can’t see this video, click here)

If can’t attend the DC show and see a pen in the video that you like, email us and we can let you know whether or not the pen sold in DC.

Hope to see you at the show!

Brian at Edison

New Materials in the Production Line!

Posted by on Jun 29 2016

Hi Pen Fans!

We are happy to announce that we have 2 new materials coming to the Production Line!

First is Burnished Gold which will be used in the Collier.  This is a really nice pearlized material with a good mix of gold and some green tones.  The material can be a bit random in that at some points it can have a real burly grain, and at some points it can be streaky.

This material is replacing the discontinued Silver Marble.  So there are now four Collier materials.  Persimmon Swirl, Antique Marble, Blue Steel, and Burnished Gold.

Burnished Gold Collier

 

Next is Lapis Lazuli Flake in the Pearlette.  This material has a bit of a Royal Blue or Lapis Blue base to it, but with some nice gold accents within the flake.  This material will be very uniform due to the flake pattern.

Lapis Lazuli Flake Pearlette

This Lapis Lazuli Flake will be replacing the Deep Indigo Flake, which is discontinued in the Production Line Pearlette as of today.  If you like the Deep Indigo Flake, I’d recommend that you buy one now, as whatever our retailers have left is all that there is.  Once they are gone, they are gone.

So the Pearlette lineup now consists of Aztec Flake, Violet Flake, and Lapis Lazuli Flake.

All of these pens can be purchased from any of our retailers that you see listed here.

Thanks!

Brian at Edison

 

 

Edison Leather Goods!

Posted by on Jun 21 2016

Hi Pen Fans!

The Edison Pen Company is proud to offer Leather Goods!  These include pen sleeves, pen rolls, and hardcover journals.

We have been wanting to offer leather goods for quite a while, but we required the following aspects that are also embodied in our pens…

  1. Top Quality
  2. Handcrafted
  3. Made in the USA

Without these qualities, we never felt that we could stand behind any leather products in the same way that we stand behind our pens.  Our Guarantee that we offer with our pens will also apply to our leather goods.

These leather goods are being made by a husband and wife team who are doing excellent work for us!  This is also the only time in the history of Edison that we have offered a product that we have not manufactured ourselves, with the exception of roll stops and overlays.  But even in these cases, we manufacture the pen itself.  I believe that this illustrates the pride, excitement, and faith that we have in these leather products.

Our leather products are 100% handcrafted in the USA, sourcing leather from a tannery in Ecuador. The leather is responsibly harvested in regards to animals as well as the local eco-system. The leather is primarily vegetable tanned and then waterproofed. This leather will break in nicely and show its character over time. But if you prefer to restore it to like-new condition, you can do so using mink oil.

Please watch the video below for more details.

Click on the images below to see a description and pricing for leather goods.

Pen Sleeves

 

Pen Rolls

 

Hardcover Journals

 

If there are any questions, feel free to leave a comment or reach out!

Brian at Edison

Out of Town This Week

Posted by on Jun 12 2016

Hi Pen Fans!

I’ll be out of town the week of the 13th on a business trip.

While I’m gone, Jake will be taking care of emails.  If there is an email or issue that requires my personal attention, it might be Monday the 20th when I can return it.

As soon as I return stay tuned!  We have a few new items to announce!

Thanks!

Brian at Edison

2016 Chicago Pen Show!

Posted by on Apr 27 2016

Hi Pen Fans!

We are going to be packing up today for the Chicago Pen Show!

We will be set up Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

See the video below to see what pens we will be bringing.

If you can’t make the show and see a pen in this video that you like, you can email me to see about availability after the show.

I probably won’t be doing much with emails after today, so if I’m late with a response, you’ll know why.

Hope to see you in Chicago!

Brian at Edison

LE Mina Project is Complete!

Posted by on Mar 03 2016

Hi Pen Fans!

All of the LE Minas are one their way to their owners!  Tuning all nibs, final touches, and shipping more then 200 pens made for a very busy week!

If anyone who bought this pen has not received tracking information, please reach out.

I’d like to again thank everyone for your patience. We did make our delivery estimate, but just barely. The delay was due to our very busy Holiday season. The next time that we do this, we will avoid the Holidays, for sure!

I’ll attach some pics below.

Thanks to everyone who participated!  Stay tuned for a similar project this year!

Brian at Edison

 

Applying pigment to engravings.

 

Jake tuning nibs.

 

Brian signing certificates.

 

Lots of pens going to the post office!

 

 

LE Minas Will Ship This Week!

Posted by on Feb 29 2016

Hi Pen Fans!

The LE Minas are just about finished!  We have some final touches to add today, and then we will ship this week!

We have more then 200 pens to ship, so this is not a task that we’ll complete in only a day.  So if you have a LE Mina on the way, please allow flexibility.  You’ll get tracking information sometime this week.  If we can’t get everything shipped by Friday, I’ll let everyone know.

I will be putting some updates on our Instagram account, and also probably do some Periscoping of the final touches and shipping process.  If you want to check this out, our username on both accounts is @edisonpenco.  We’ll also put some photos and perhaps video here on the blog as we move along.

I would like to sincerely thank everyone for your patience!  In the initial blog post, I estimated that this project would take 2 – 4 months.  The way that we usually do our time estimates is to under-promise and over-deliver.  However, we took just about exactly 4 months to finish this project.  So we still made our delivery estimates, but I really prefer to be way ahead of our estimates.

Bottom line – this project took us a longer than we would have liked due to the Holidays.  Our Holiday rush really caught us off guard this year.  We’ve learned an important lesson here – we won’t coordinate this project to coincide with the Holidays in the future!

So stay tuned for more updates as we begin shipping and keep an eye on your email for tracking information!

Thanks!

Brian at Edison

 

2016 LA Pen Show! Here’s Our Inventory!

Posted by on Feb 10 2016

Hi Pen Fans!

We’ll be on our way to the LA Pen Show shortly!

If you can make the show, take a look at the video below to see what pens we will be bringing.  (if you can’t see the video below, click here).

If you can’t make the show and you like a pen in the video, you can reach out to me to inquire.

Once we get back from LA, we’ll photograph the pens that need photographed and put them into our Current Inventory Gallery.

While we are gone, I won’t be doing emails.  Our employees Jake and Wendy will be holding down the fort while we are gone, however.  So you might get an email response from one of them.  But any issues that need my direct attention can’t be fielded until Tuesday or Wednesday of next week.

Hope to see you in LA!

Brian at Edison

LE Mina Update #4 – The Home Stretch!

Posted by on Feb 09 2016

Hi Pen Fans!

The LE Mina Project is moving towards completion!

We have all pens off the lathe.  I will estimate that 70% are sanded and polished.  30% still need sanded and polished.  Then we engrave the caps, tune nibs, and ship!

We are packing up for the LA Pen Show tomorrow, but our employees, Jake and Wendy will be working on these while we are in LA.

So barring something unforeseen, we’ll be shipping middle/late February after we get re-grouped after the LA Show!

Stay tuned!

Brian at Edison

Black Oxide, 18k 1.1 Stub, BB, and OBB Nibs!

Posted by on Jan 28 2016

Hi Pen Fans!

I’m very happy to announce that we have some new nibs to introduce.

First off is a really neat Black Oxide nib.  Previously, I really liked the looks of ruthenium nibs, but these Black Oxide nibs have them beat hands down!  See pic below.

 

This Black Oxide nib is available in Steel only, and #6 size only (sorry, no #5 Black Oxide yet).

In addition to this, we also have some new additions to our 18k nib tip offerings.

We can now offer our 18k nibs in 1.1mm Stub, Double Broad (BB), and Oblique Double Broad (OBB).  I won’t include photos of these nibs, as they will look identical to our normal 18k nibs.  Only the tip will look different.

So let’s rundown all of the nibs and tip sizes that Edison can offer….

Steel
Two Tone, Single Tone, and Black Oxide
EF, F, M, B, 1.1 and 1.5 italic

18k
Two Tone and Rhodium Plated
EF, F, M, B, 1.1 Stub, BB, and OBB

 

If you have any questions, feel free to each out!

Brian at Edison