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#5 Italic Nibs are Here!

Hi Pen Fans!

I'm very happy to announce that our #5 1.1mm and 1.4mnm Italic nibs are finally here!

These are steel nibs, and are available in #5 size, which means that they will fit on the Mina, Pearlette, and Encore.

So this makes the full range of Edison Nib offerings as such....

Steel #6 - XF, F, M, B, 1.1mm, 1.5mm Italic.
18k #6 - XF, F, M, B
Steel #5 - XF, F, M, B, 1.1mm, 1.4mm Italic.
18k #5 - XF, F, M, B

These new italic nibs will be available on all Edison Pens.  This includes the Production Line, so you will see these #5 italic nibs being offered from our retailers as well. 

These nibs can be purchased separately and be placed on current Edison Pens.  Cost is $20 for the #5 size, or $25 for the #6 size.  Email me to inquire.

Brian at Edison

 

A Double-Ended Pen? Why Not?

Hi Pen Fans!

Without a doubt, the best aspect of manufacturing custom pens is that my customers are always coming to me with new ideas for custom creations.  If I only did pens in a production setting, I think that it would be easy to get stuck in creative ruts.

Usually when I create a completely custom pen, I don't bother with making any big announcement, but I think that this one deserves a little recognition for my customers who might appreciate the design.

A client of mine approached me with an idea for a custom double ended pen.  The idea was to have two separate ink reservoirs with two different nibs all in the same pen.  I really liked the idea, but I was worried about whether or not having two decent sized ink reservoirs would make the pen really big and awkward.  After about 3-4 prototypes, we came up with what I think really nailed the design.  See below....



As you can see, the pen will be an Eyedropper filler only.  With the first couple of prototypes, we tried to make it long enough for cartridges, but this extra length definitely made the pen too long.  As is, this pen comes in at a touch over 6" capped.  I didn't want to get much longer than this, so Eyedropper only was the best route.

But with a smaller design like this, how much will ink capacity suffer?  This was my real concern with this design.  It turns out to be no issue at all.  Each reservoir will hold 1.25mL,  In comparison, a converter holds a bit less than .5mL.  So even with these smaller reservoirs, the pen still holds nearly triple the capacity of a converter.  Almost 6 times the capacity if you count both reservoirs.  Not only that, but I could probably customize the interior of the reservoirs to hold even a little bit more.

One might ask about the inherent issue of an Eyedropper burping.  This should be eliminated on this pen.  The phenomenon of ED burping is where an Eyedropper pen will burp a small amount of ink at the very end of a fill, due to a very large ink reservoir.  When the fill gets to the very end of a very large ink reservoir like most eyedroppers, the pen can lose a little vacuum due to the air being compressible and "elastic".  Since these reservoirs are smaller, this should never happen with this pen.

The obvious benefits of this pen (besides the "cool" factor) is that you can have two pens in one.  Two nibs of two different tip sizes, and two different inks if you like.  Also visible ink reservoirs.

Here are photos of the pen next to a standard Pearl for comparison purposes.

As you can see, the pen will be a little longer that the standard Pearl when one cap is removed, but not to the point where it would be unwieldy.

If anyone is interested in a pen of the same design, obviously the transparent ink reservoir can be any color, and the caps/sections can be any material.  And no reason that this needs to be based on the Pearl.  I don't see why this idea couldn't be adapted to any of our designs.

Cost of this design will be $350 with two steel nibs.  $450 with one steel and one 18k nib, and $550 with two 18k nibs.  If you are interested, you can email me to inquire.

Thanks!

Brian at Edison

PLEASE NOTE!  My initial concern of one of the nibs on the pen leaking has been alleviated.  This is no longer a concern.  Please read this blog post for more information.

Introducing the Menlo Pump Filler!

Hi Pen Fans!

We are very excited to introduce a new pen and new filling system to the Signature Line!  This is a Pump Filler.  Unless I'm mistaken, we are the only modern pen company offering this filling system.

Please see details in the video below
(if you can't see this video, please click here)

Highlights from the video....

0:17 Intro
1:05 Photos
1:21 Why called a Pump Filler?
3:44 Special Thanks
4:31 Specifications
6:55 How it Works
9:41 How to Fill
11:55 Maintenance, How to Switch Nibs
16:21 Price

The Menlos that are in stock and ready to ship can be found here.

Let me know if there are any questions!

Brian at Edison









 

The Pearlette is Moving to the Production Line!

Hi Pen Fans!



Highlights from the video...

1.  The Pearlette is moving to the Production Line.
2.  1:12  Production Line vs. Signature Line.
3.  2:40 Discussion and photos of the three materials being used.
4.  6:25 Discussion regarding size of pen.
5.  7:45 Pricing of the pen.

The price of the Pearlette will be $149 steel nib or $274 18k Nib.

This pen can be purchased from these retailers.....

 US Retailers
Anderson Pens
Goldspot Luxury Gifts

Goulet Pen Company
ISellPens
Richard Binder

 International Retailers
Alexander Pen Co (Canada)
Nagasawa (Kobe, Japan)
Nagasawa  (Osaka, Japan)
Stylos.se (Sweden)
The Writing Desk (UK)









Let me know if there are any questions.  However we are still having our power outages, so if I'm slow with emails, you'll know why!

Brian at Edison

A New Pen Coming to the Production Line This Week!

Hi Pen Fans!

This week, we will be announcing a new pen within the Production Line!

These new pens are on the way to retailers now, so we can't announce it quite yet.  So for now, we're putting out a little teaser!

The pic below is of the materials that we will be using. 

We will announce this officially on Thursday, so stay tuned!

And just to clarify, this pen is totally different than a new filling system that I alluded to in a previous blog post.  The pen with the new filling system is about 2-3 weeks from being announced.  So two new pens will make July a busy month at Edison!

Thanks!

Brian at Edison

Back From Vacation, and New Models as Pneumatics!

Hi Pen Fans!

We are back from our vacation.  Albeit short, it was definitely needed!

The reason for this blog post is to make you aware that there are now options to have a Pneumatic Filler as a Huron, Glenmont, or Hudson.

Prior to this, the only pen that we had offered as a Pneumatic filler was the Beaumont.

But the pneumatic filling system has now been adapted to the Huron, Glenmont, and Hudson. 

Some of my clients find the Beaumont to be a smaller pen for their given hand size, so there are now some larger pneumatic options.

Now I realize that this might bring up a lot of questions as to which Edison models can and cannot be pneumatics, so I'll give a rundown....

Currently avaible as pneumatic, ready to order - Beaumont, Huron, Glenmont, Hudson.
Possibly available as pneumatic, please inquire - Huron Grande, Morgan
Doubtful - Pearl, Pearlette, #76, Mina, Herald Grande, Herald, Collier, Encore, Premiere

The pens that are doubtful to ever be pneumatics are due either to the outer diameter, or the necessary shape of the blind cap, or both.

So there have already been some interesting new pneumatic models already ordered.  Below are examples (no Hudson photos yet).....

 
Huron in Deep Red Swirl Ebonite....


Huron in Red Tortoise....




Glenmont in Sapphire Flake....




And here's a neat custom job.  Essentially, this is a Collier Cap with a Glenmont Barrel.....



So if you have interest in a larger pneumatic filler, just reach out!

Cost of these new models will be the same as the Beaumont Pneumatic, $350 steel nib or $450 18k nib.

Thanks!

Brian at Edison

New Production Beaumont Color - Bordeaux Flake!

Hi Pen Fans!

There's a new material coming out in the Production Line Beaumont. 

This is a really nice deep red flake.  We are calling it Bordeaux Flake.

Actually, this is a material that we really wanted to use in the Beaumont when this pen was first launched, but we couldn't get it in large enough quantities back then.  I was very happy to get a large shipment of this, and so it's time to add this to the Production Line of Beaumonts!

Being a Production Line Pen, you'll buy this pen from the retailers that carry Edison for $149.  The retailers are listed below....

 US Retailers
Anderson Pens
Goldspot Luxury Gifts

Goulet Pen Company
ISellPens
Richard Binder

 International Retailers
Alexander Pen Co (Canada)
Nagasawa (Kobe, Japan)
Nagasawa  (Osaka, Japan)
Stylos.se (Sweden)
The Writing Desk (UK)





Thanks!

Brian at Edison

2013 LE Morgans Finished!

Hi Pen Fans!

The 2013 LE Morgans are finished, packed up, and will be dropped off at the post office tomorrow!

All that participated in this project should have received tracking information by now.

Below is a photo showing the entire project (my apologies for not taking a nicer picture, but in order to get these pens out the door and still give ourselves some prep time for the Chicago Pen Show, we had to move fast!)



The complete gallery is here, or you can watch the slideshow below. 

The Fountain Pen Network is currently down, so when it's back up, I'll put more pics within the progress thread.

Thanks to all who participated!

Brian at Edison

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