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Teaser Photos of the Stilwell…

Posted by on Jan 09 2011

Hi Pen Fans!

There is a new pen model that is almost ready for consumption!

I have a few teaser photos to share….

You can probably tell from the photos above that this will be an overlay pen…a first for Edison.

I have a few minor finishing touches to put on this pen early this coming week, so here’s the plan….

I will host a live webcast to announce this pen this week on Wednesday the 12th, at 9:00 pm EDT.  I will share all photos, videos, and answer all questions regarding this pen.  You can watch this on my Webcam Page, or my Ustream.tv page, so tune in!

Then the official launch of this pen will be either Wednesday night after the broadcast (if I’m not too exhausted) or first thing Thursday morning.

I’ve never been so excited about a new pen model!  It’s taken a lot of restraint to not announce this pen earlier, but I really need to make sure that all the details are ironed out.

So keep your ear to the ground, and I hope to see lots of you Wednesday night!

Thanks,

Brian at Edison

Quick Contest….A Free Mystery Item!

Posted by on Dec 07 2010

Hi Pen Fans!

Next week, there will be a couple of new announcements at the Edison Pen Co.

Stay tuned…but for now, I thought that I would put out a teaser.

I’ve cropped a photo of a new item in a purposefully deceiving manner, which is below….

Take a guess at what this mystery item is!  The correct guess will receive one for free.

To keep this fair….please post all guesses within the comments section of this blog post….do not send me emails.

If there is no correct guess within a day or two, I’ll put out another photo revealing a little more…

WELL THAT WAS FAST!  WE HAVE A WINNER!!!!

Below are photos of this pen rest.  They will be announced next week, along with a new pen model…stay tuned!

 

Thanks

Brian at Edison

The Urushi Herald Project…

Posted by on Dec 06 2010

Hi Pen Fans!

The Edison Pen Company is proud to announce it’s second collaborative project with Ernest Shin, of Hakumin Urushi Kobo.

This new Urushi project will be based on the Herald Pen.

This is coming on the heels of the Pearl Urushi Project, which was a smashing success.

Edison and Hakumin Urushi will create a unique Kara-nuri

version of the Herald.  This will be a Limited Edition of only 20 pens. 

The Urushi Pearl technique was definitely visually active.  This Urushi Herald will be in cooler tones and more subdued, in comparison, using shades of teal blue accented with gold.  See the photos below.

This technique is similar to the one used on the Urushi Pearl Project with the key differences how the mottling is applied and the pigmentation of the lacquer. The base color of this lacquer was produced by carefully choosing a mixture various modern and traditional pigments to produce a lacquer that would not darken excessively while maintaining the same degree of durability and hardness urushi is known for. The different shades seen in the sample were then created by adding small amounts of a tinting pigment to produce lighter tints of the same color which were then applied in subsequent layers to produce an active play of shades. The gold accents used in this technique, is 23.5K gold powder of the same sort used in the Urushi Pearl Project

Here is a photo of the Herald Pen.  Based on this poll at the Fountain Pen Network, this will be a clipless pen.

 

And here is an example of the Urushi technique that will be used on this pen….

The same as the Pearl Urushi Project, we are taking orders, and then the pens will be constructed.  The process will be documented with photos and video so you want watch your pen being "born".

Please visit the Urushi Herald Project Page for more details, ordering information, as well as progress pictures and videos…

Thanks.

Brian at Edison, and Ernest at Hakumin Urushi

Write Time at 9 and Gift Certificates

Posted by on Nov 29 2010

Hi Pen Fans!

Topics covered in the video blog below are…

1.  I’ll be on Write Time at 9 with Brian Goulet of Goulet Pens and Ink Nouveau.
This will be Tuesday, November 30th, at 9:00 pm EDT.

The webcast will be at this link….
http://www.inknouveau.com/p/write-time-at-9-broadcasts.html

One detail that I forgot to mention in the video blog – Brian and I will be announcing a special Holiday giveaway, so be sure to tune in for more information.

2.  Gift Certificates
Gift Certificates are now available from the Edison Pen Company.
Click this link or watch the video for more details.

http://edisonpen.com/page.cfm/Gift-Certificates

 

Thanks

Brian at Edison

Happy Thanksgiving, and Some Edison Updates…..

Posted by on Nov 25 2010

Hi Pen Fans!

This update was intended to be a video blog, but we’re at my parent’s place for the Holiday (I can already smell the turkey!) , and I realized that I forgot to bring my video camera!  Oh well.  I’ll give the updates without video….

Pear Tree/Edison Collaboration

The Edison Pen Company and Pear Tree Pens has collaborated to come up with a Limited Edition Pen.

What makes this pen unique is that it will be made from very scarce Sheaffer material.

You can see this pen here.  Please note that the photos are of a prototype.  We then Photoshopped the Sheaffer material into the photo.  This is not the actual product, but it will give you an idea as to the shape.  If everything stays on track, I’ll have the product shipped late next week, so expect to see actual photos the middle of next week.

Brian G and Brian G Teaming Up!

Brian Goulet of Goulet Pens has become a great friend over the last couple years.  I’ve always enjoyed watching his weekly broadcast.  Brian has been kind enough to asked me to join him on his Write Time at 9 Broadcast. 

Click here to read Brian’s announcement. 

This will be Tuesday the 30th, at 9:00 PM, EDT at this link.

Topics to be covered are not finalized, but we will be announcing a Holiday Special Giveaway that both of our companies will participate in, so make sure to tune in to see how you can participate.  We are also up of any suggestions for topics.  Pen design?  Nib tuning?  Steel vs. Gold?  Tune in, and we’ll talk about anything that you would like.

Two New Designs Right Around the Corner!

A Smaller Pen….
We have had a lot requests for smaller pens.  I have a new design than involves a smaller #5 nib.  This pen is designed for smaller hands.  However, I’m about 5’11" with normal sized hands.  Personally, it’s just on the verge of too small for me, but I still like it.  The prototype has quickly become my daily writer.  It fits perfectly into my wife’s hands.  Since this pen uses a smaller #5 nib, the overall section diameter will be smaller than my other pen designs.  So for men with large hands, this might be too small.  But for men with regular sized hands, or for women, this pen should fit the bill very nicely.

There will be two versions.  A short compact version, and a longer standard sized version. 

I also have access to some truly phenomenal #5 Calligraphy Nibs in 1.5mm, 1.9mm, and a WHOPPING 2.3mm size.  If you are a fan of super-wide italic nibs, these are wonderful.

And here’s the kicker – this pen will be significantly less expensive.

If anyone wants to see early prototype photos of this pen, email me.  I am taking pre-orders.

I will be ready to launch this new pen in the next two weeks and also announce the price, so stay tuned!

An Overlay Pen….
I have designed a pretty phenomenal overlay, and employed the help of a good friend to manufacture it, as I don’t have the tools to do this myself.

The result really was phenomenal.  The overlays are off being plated, and they should be in my hands when I return from Thanksgiving.  Trust me folks, this overlay is truly wonderful.

This pen should be ready to announce and launch mid-December.

Happy Thanksgiving!

When I finish this blog post, I’m going to get into lazy mode here at my parents place!  This will involve great food, football, family, and little else!

Every so often I pinch myself when I think that I’m actually making a living from fountain pens! 

My family has a lot to be thankful for, and I would like to recognize my customers!  Without you, I would still be working a job that I hate!  THANKS!

Here’s a recent family photo…after the Toronto Pen Show, we took a couple of days vacation at Niagara Falls…

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Brian at Edison