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We’re Moving! (as a result can’t make the LA Pen Show) and Email Server…

Posted by on Jan 01 2017

Hi Pen Fans!

I have great news in that we will be moving our business in late January/early February. This is wonderful for us, as we will increase from our current space almost 4-fold. Right now, we’re getting awfully cramped and simply running out of room as we grow.

Now the bad news is that this move will create a conflict with the LA Pen Show. ūüôĀ

When we get prepped for a pen show, it literally takes about 2-3 weeks of work to get adequate inventory created. I’ve weighed all options and this move will definitely create a conflict. I wanted to let our West Coast friends know about this as soon as I knew for sure. LA is easily one of my favorite pen shows, so this was not an easy decision. But unfortunately it has to happen this way.

We will close down for an entire week when we do make this move. If the timing of anyone’s order is effected by this, I’ll reach out to those customers directly.

The next piece of news is that over the Holiday break, I moved our email servers. The reason for making people aware of this is that while doubtful, it’s possible that a few emails got lost in the shuffle. So if you are expecting an email response from me and don’t receive it by the end of the day Tuesday, please reach out.

Lastly, stay tuned! We’ll be announcing some great new items in early 2017!

I hope that everyone’s Holidays went well!

Back to work!

Brian at Edison

 

Happy Holidays From Edison!

Posted by on Dec 21 2016

Hi Pen Fans!

We are currently taking our Holiday Break.

I will be taking a much needed break from my computer, so I probably won’t be able to return emails until the New Year. During this time, Andrea and I as well as our employees will be focusing on our families and not work. ¬†So if I don’t respond to emails until after the New Year, you’ll know why.

And stay tuned – we’ll have some pretty great announcements in early 2017!

I’d like to say thanks to everyone for another great year! ¬†We at Edison truly appreciate your business!

Everyone have a great Holiday Season!

Brian at Edison

Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by on Nov 23 2016

Hi Pen Fans!

It’s that time of year for us to give thanks!  Here at Edison we have a lot to be thankful for! Our business has been growing and growing since the beginning. In the last six years we’ve been recognized with five consecutive wins in the Goldspot Polls, and have been recognized by Pen World Magazine in their Readers’ Choice Awards twice (nomination and win), along with plenty of good press in general.

When I sit down with family today for my favorite meal of the year, a big portion of my thanks definitely goes to our fans, who we wouldn’t exist without.

Thanks for supporting our business!

My wife and I just celebrated our 13th anniversary yesterday.  Our 11 year old is doing great in school and is growing up too fast!  Our employees love what they do! Everyone is healthy and happy!

So again, thanks for supporting our business, and everyone have a great Thanksgiving!  Please take a moment this week to recall all of the blessings in your life!

Below is a photo from the summer of my family heading to our favorite place – the ballpark!

Thanks!

Brian at Edison

ballpark

Ohio Pen Show!

Posted by on Nov 10 2016

Hi Pen Fans!

We’ll be heading to the Ohio Pen Show today!

For those who have never attended this show, I recommend it. This show is always a nice combination of Vintage and Modern Pens.

Normally, I would put together a quick video showing what pens we are bringing, but I’m afraid that we’ve been a little too busy for me to have the time for this. So instead, I’ll share a slideshow below showing all of the pens that are coming with us. (if you can’t see this slideshow, click here)

We’ll be set up Friday, Saturday, and Sunday! We hope to see you there!

Brian at Edison

Fountain Pen Day Special Offer!

Posted by on Nov 02 2016

Hi Pen Fans!

Friday, November 4th is Fountain Pen Day!  We will be offering a free italic grind (stub italic, cursive italic, or crisp italic), valued at $40 with the purchase of any Current Inventory Pen.  Click here for the gallery showing these pens, or there is also a slideshow at the bottom of this post showing these pens.

To take advantage of this offer, send me an email with your request on Fountain Pen Day between 12:00am and 11:59pm, EST.  Obviously, I might not be able to respond to emails sent outside of business hours, but as long as your email is in my inbox within those hours, we’ll honor the free grind.

Happy Fountain Pen Day!

Brian at Edison

(if you cannot see the slideshow below, click here)

On Vacation!

Posted by on Oct 20 2016

Hi Pen Fans!

Just a heads up that we will be on vacation until the 31st.

During this time, I will avoid all business emails. Any emails will be most likely returned on Tuesday or Wednesday, the 1st or 2nd of November.

Have a great day!

Brian at Edison

2016 LE Group Buy Stealth Glenmont!

Posted by on Oct 05 2016

Hi Pen Fans!

It’s time for our annual Signature Line Group Buy Pen! ¬†The 2016 Group Buy Limited Edition Pen is a converter filling Stealth Glenmont!

Please watch the video below for details.

SOLD OUT (in only 11 hours!)

As opposed to previous years, we are not doing a buying and waiting period for the Group Buy Pen. Instead, all of the pens are currently made and ready to ship!

These pens are made with solid black acrylic end caps and section. ¬†The barrel and cap are made from a pearlized black acrylic that has plenty of pearlization and depth, but is not too visually “busy”, keeping with the stealth theme.

The clip and nib are given a black oxide treatment for a nice deep black appearance.

All pens will carry a Limited Edition numbered engraving.  The edition will be limited to 150 pens.

The nibs are available in steel only.  Tip sizes can be EF, F, M, B, 1.1mm italic, or 1.5mm italic.

Price is $185 for this pen (normally $250).

Be sure to watch the video above for all details.

Lastly, if you would like to add any of our leather goods to this order, you can do so by adding those items to your cart in addition to the pen (the leather sleeve that fits the Glenmont is the Medium size).

You can click the link above to purchase.

Thanks!

Brian at Edison

 

 

Updates to Edison Nib Adjusting and Tuning

Posted by on Oct 04 2016

Hi Pen Fans!

Just a quick blog post to make everyone aware of some recent happenings with regard to tuning, adjustment, and customization of nibs on Edison Pens.

In the past, I have personally tuned every nib that leaves the Edison facility. Very few pen companies bother with this step, but we find this to be an absolutely vital ingredient to our success. I have often said that a great pen with a bad nib is like a Ferrari with a flat tire, and I think that most agree that this is an accurate and interesting analogy!

Many of our customers have commented on how this extra step that we’ve taken from Edison’s first day in business makes a huge difference in how their pens perform, and we wholly agree.

So what is changing? Not much. I will still tune, adjust, and perfect every nib that leaves our facility,¬†but with even more accuracy and better results as I recently finished extensive training with master nib worker Richard Binder.¬†I didn’t simply attend an hour-long seminar. Instead, Richard was kind enough to host a multiple-day visit for personalized instruction. I will also be planning future visits to continue my education with Richard.

While I already had a good foundation in nib work (over the years, we never received any complaints), Richard was able to take my skills to the next level when it comes to ‚ÄúBinderizing‚ÄĚ a nib (an extensive general tuning), along with perfecting my italic grinds, oblique grinds, architect grinds, as well as EF to EEEEF grinds.

I think that most customers already realize this, but I will iterate what our nib tuning procedures have been and will continue to be….

With¬†Production Line pens, we perform a ‚Äúdry‚ÄĚ tuning at no charge. This involves‚Ķ

  1. Tine alignment
  2. Proper adjustment of tip gap and tine gap
  3. General Smoothing
  4. Feed alignment
  5. Overall inspection

With Signature Line Pens, we perform a ‚Äúwet‚ÄĚ tuning at no charge. This involves‚Ķ

  1. Tine Alignment
  2. Proper adjustment of tip gap and tine gap
  3. General smoothing
  4. Feed Alignment
  5. Overall inspection
  6. Test with Waterman ink on Rhodia or Clairefontaine paper.
  7. Any specific tuning that the customer prefers. Wetness, feedback, high/low angles, etc. So you can request the nib to be tuned to your exact preferences.
  8. Custom grinds such Italic (stub, cursive, or crisp), Oblique, Architect, and EF to EEEEF grinds

So our entire procedure will not change, but the skills used to make each of your nibs to write exactly how you wish have been nicely enhanced!

Thanks!

Brian at Edison

 

Holiday Timing…

Posted by on Sep 13 2016

Hi Pen Fans!

I wanted to put out a quick notification regarding our Holiday timeline.

A lot of people want to get custom orders in with us for the Holidays, but this year we are backlogged significantly (currently about 12 weeks due to our vacation in October, the Ohio Pen Show in November, and Thanksgiving).

So the reason for this post is to make people aware of this backlog.  If you are thinking about a custom pen in time for the Holidays, I would encourage you to put your order in very soon. Orders placed today are shipping the week of December 5th, and the month is beginning to fill up.

Now of course, this really only applies to totally custom pens that we don’t already have inventoried. ¬†Please don’t forget that at any given time, we usually have 200-250 pens that are inventoried and ready to ship. ¬†Or of course, our Production Line is a great Holiday idea as well. ¬†Both of these options will have no waiting. ¬†So this Holiday timeline really only applies to totally custom pens that we don’t already have made.

Thanks!

Brian at Edison