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New Material to the Production Line Collier! Azure Skies!

Hi Pen Fans!

I am very happy to announce that we have refreshed the Production Line Collier with a new material – Azure Skies!

Many of you will recognize this material, as this was previously used in the Production Line version of the Pearlette. Azure Skies was by far the most popular version of the Pearlette before we discontinued it from the Production Line. We’ve had more than just a few requests to bring back this material, and we’ve made lots of custom pens from this material as many people were disappointed to see it leave the Production Line.

I have always personally felt that maybe this material was not an optimal choice for a smaller pen like the Pearlette. The patterns of pearlization and chatoyance (my favorite word) create pretty large swaths, and sometimes I think that the full potential of a material like this can be lost in a smaller pen design. But a large design like the Collier shows off the amazing pattern and depth much better, in my opinion.

This material is a very nicely saturated blue with some hints of aqua/teal. Those of your who might already own this material in a Pearlette will certainly appreciate the amazing chatoyance that this material displays. So expect these photos to not do the pen total justice, honestly. When you see this pen live and rotate it in the light, you’ll see all of that amazing depth that can’t always be captured accurately in a photo.

So Azure Skies is the new material for the Collier, and this means that Burnished Gold will be discontinued. We still have a handful of Burnished Gold Colliers inventoried and ready to ship to our retailers. Once our retailers are out of stock, the Collier in Burnished Gold will be gone. So if you’ve been on the fence about a Collier in Burnished Gold, now is the time!

So the new lineup of Colliers is as shown in the photo below.

Azure Skies, Rock Candy, Antique Marble, Nighthawk, Persimmon Swirl

All of these Colliers are part of our Production Line, so you will not buy these directly from Edison, but through any of our retailers listed here.

I am personally very excited to add Azure Skies to the Collier lineup! As mentioned, I really think that a material with wide patterns and depth like this is showcased much better on larger pens!

Please reach out with an questions!

Brian at Edison

 

 

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The ‘Pen-Show-LE-That-Never-Was!’ 2022 LE Comet in Brooks Deep Space!

Hi Pen Fans!

We never would have predicted this a couple of years ago, but due to COVID, we haven’t attended a pen show since March 2020! Sheesh!

At each major pen show, we typically bring a small Limited Edition pen that is exclusive to that particular show. We keep these editions smaller, make it very special, and only attendees of that pen show can purchase that particular pen.

Of course, we need to plan these LE pens well in advance. So in early 2020, we contacted Jonathon Brooks requesting that he put together another fantastic material created specifically for Edison. Well, the material arrived around the same time that Covid arrived!

So this exclusive material has been sitting on our shelves waiting for a fun project for about 2 years now! After missing our friends at pen shows and our fans also missing out on these smaller Limited Editions, we decided to just make a pen from this material now, albeit a smaller edition.

This is a Comet made from a material that Jonathon Brooks crafted specifically for us. We felt that calling it Deep Space was quite apropos for the Comet!

Normally when we do pens with exclusive materials, we buy enough so that we have extra to also make custom pens for those interested. However, we don’t have any more of this. So if you like this Deep Space material, this pen will be your only option to acquire it.

The material is a very nice deep blue with some very subtle purple highlights.

Actually, this composition and color tone definitely reminds me of vintage Cobalt that was used extensively in original Sheaffer Balance II’s. This does have a tighter pattern (which I like better), and also some excellent and subtle purple highlights.

Going with the style of the Comet (our newest model), we made the finial from Solid Blue Translucent Acrylic.

Since this material was intended as a smaller LE for a pen show, we never ordered a lot of the material compared to our normal LE pens. Therefore….

…this pen is limited to only 35 pieces

The pen will come with a Steel Nib in your choice of EF, F, M, B, 1.1mm, and 1.5mm.

The price is $245. If this same pen were ordered as a custom Signature Line pen, the normal price would be $295.

The Edition is Sold Out

Please reach out with any questions!

Brian at Edison

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3D Printed Spiral Ink Windows!

Hi Pen Fans!

I’m very excited to announce something that has been a long time coming. We’ve engineered optional Spiral Ink Windows into our Draw Filling system.

There’s a lot to cover with this topic. It’s probably best to simply watch the video for all details, but I will give some bullet points below.

  • Available on our Draw Fillers.
  • The Ink Window Resin is gas impermeable, meaning that it will not leak ink into the feed/nib/cap.
  • Stain resistance is the same as that I’d expect from our normal clear/translucent acrylics.
  • Flushing is easy and best done with a bulb syringe.
  • Ink Capacity is 1mL (half our normal Draw Filler. Double a typical Converter Filler).
  • Currently available in the Menlo only.
  • The price for the spiral window adds $100.

As of publishing this video, we have more than 16 of these pens currently inventoried and ready to ship. See this link for our selection.

Flushing the pen is best done with a bulb syringe. Any type will work, but this is my preferred syringe.

Please let me know if there are any questions.

Brian at Edison

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Redesigned Serpent Clips!

Hi Pen Fans!

We have been offering our original Snake Clips for many years now, but we felt that it was time for a redesign that would be much more detailed, a bit slimmer and lighter, and one that would fit all of our pens, including the smaller designs. All details are in the video linked below.

These clips are made from a tarnish-resistant Solid Sterling Silver.

To clarify, these “clips” technically are not functional clips. They are not intended to be placed over a shirt pocket, since Solid Sterling will bend and not spring back. They are intended as decorative roll stops.

Solid Sterling Serpent Clip with Blue Swarovski Crystal Eyes

These are part of another collaborative project with my good friend, Dan Furlano. Dan has previously worked with us on overlays, as well as our current Spherical Roll Stops.

Menlo converter Filler in Black Acrylic with Solid Sterling Serpent Clip, Blue Swarovski Crystal Eyes

The details involved in these clips truly are stunning. The details of the scales, the forked tongue, the fangs, and the Swarovski crystal eyes really make this clip pop!

Solid Sterling Serpent Clip, Blue Swarovski Crystal Eyes

This Serpent Clip is available with either Blue Swarovski Crystal Eyes or Red/Pink Swarovski Crystal eyes.

Solid Sterling Serpent Clip, Blue Swarovski Crystal Eyes

These clips weigh only about 6 grams. So they really don’t affect the balance of a pen significantly and don’t make the pen cumbersome at all.

Please see the video linked above for all details, and also to see how these Serpent clips look on various models of ours. You can see a full gallery of examples of these Serpent Clips here, or you can watch the slideshow linked below.

These clips will be available on any custom Edison Pen and will add $149. If you are interested, please email me.

Have a great day!

Brian at Edison

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HOLIDAY LIMITED EDITION MINA IN DIAMONDCAST!

Hi Pen Fans!

A couple of months ago, we were excited to introduce a Limited Edition Collier, which was our first LE pen made from Tim McKenzie’s DiamondCast™. At that time, we said that the Collier wouldn’t be the last time that we would use Tim’s materials in a Limited Edition pen, and we meant it!

We are happy to announce a Limited Edition Extended Mina with a Holiday theme, and just in time!

The more that we’ve been using “craft” materials like Tim’s, the more we fall in love with them. We are very happy with all qualities of these materials.

We also feel that it’s important for us to support fellow small US-based businesses like Tim’s. Tim’s materials in my opinion are better and more unique than overseas large-scale acrylic manufactures for many of the same reasons that Edison Pens are unique. Smaller scale production allow both Tim and Edison to give special attention to details that larger scale manufacturers cannot always take the time to deal with. We feel that it’s fantastic for a craft US-based penmaker to team up with a craft US-based material maker.

These materials are each a custom brew that we had Tim create specifically for this Holiday edition. We are calling them “Poinsettia” and “Alpine Green”. Both of them have nice and subtle silver additives (in addition to the diamond dust) to contrast the Holiday themed colors.

THIS EDITION WILL BE LIMITED TO ONLY 50 PENS FROM EACH MATERIAL, FOR A TOTAL OF 100.

With these pens, we decided not to do any special engraving on them. It’s always been our opinion that the Mina is such a nice minimal shape that it would be a shame to interrupt the shape with an engraving.

Pricing for these pens are $199 with a Steel nib. So you know, our pricing for a custom Signature Line version of the Extended Mina made from Tim’s materials would normally be $240 with a steel nib. But since these pens are made assembly-line style in batches rather than one at a time, we can offer this discount while still attending to the same fine details.

THESE PENS HAVE ALL OF THEIR NIBS CAREFULLY TUNED AND ARE READY TO SHIP IMMEDIATELY.

If any one has any questions, please reach out!

Brian at Edison

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2020 Limited Edition Collier in DiamondCast™!

Hi Pen Fans!

We are all set with a pretty exciting Limited Edition pen made from Tim McKenzie’s DiamondCast™! This will be our first Limited Edition pen made from Tim’s material, although we already have plans for more!

We’ve been exploring more and more with “craft” materials for over a year now, and honestly we should have been using these a long time ago! We are very happy with all qualities of these materials. As opposed to our normal acrylics, they really open up some amazing creative iterations that otherwise aren’t always possible coming from our overseas large-scale acrylic manufacturers.

We also feel that it’s important for us to support fellow small US-based businesses like Tim’s. Tim’s materials in my opinion are better and more unique than overseas large-scale acrylic manufactures for many of the same reasons that Edison Pens are unique. Smaller scale production allow both Tim and Edison to give special attention to details that larger scale manufacturers cannot always take the time to deal with. We feel that it’s fantastic for a craft US-based penmaker to team up with a craft US-based material maker.

So our Limited Edition Collier is made from two of Tim’s DiamondCast™ materials. “Metallurgy” and “Smoke on the Water”. Full resolution versions of these images can be seen here.

LE Collier in DiamondCast™ Metallurgy
LE Collier in DiamondCast™ Smoke on the Water

This edition will be limited to only 50 pens from each material, for a total of 100.

LE Collier in DiamondCast™ Metallurgy
LE Collier in DiamondCast™ Smoke on the Water

The edition is numbered from 1 to 50 in each material.

These pens have all of their nibs carefully tuned and are ready to ship immediately.

Pricing for these pens are $225 with a Steel nib or $325 with an 18k nib. So you know, our pricing for a custom Signature Line version of the Collier made from Tim’s materials would normally be $290 steel, or $390 18k. But since these pens are made assembly-line style in batches rather than one at a time, we can offer this discount while still attending to the same fine details.

If anyone has any questions, please reach out!
Brian at Edison

The Edition is Sold Out

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The Results Are In! The New Collier Will be Pearlized Juniper!

Hi Pen Fans!

Last week we explained an issue with one of our materials suppliers who is experiencing delays due the virus. As a result, we are completely out of Rock Candy for the Collier! 🙁
Click here if you did not see this post.

So we ran a poll and allowed YOU to decide what the next Collier Production Line Material would be! The results are in, and Pearlized Juniper will be the next Collier Production Line Material!

At the beginning of the poll, Lapis Lazuli Flake had a hearty lead, but as the weekend passed, Pearlized Juniper took the lead!

So we are manufacturing the Collier from Pearlized Juniper literally today!

Remember that this will be a temporary replacement for the Collier in Rock Candy. Honestly, we have no idea how long it will take to get more Rock Candy. It could be a month or it could be several months. But as soon as it does arrive, we’ll stop manufacturing the Pearlized Juniper, and resume with Rock Candy.

I estimate that it will take us a little over two weeks to get these manufactured out of Pearlized Juniper and into the hands of our retailers. I’ll keep updates timely.

Stay tuned!

Brian at Edison

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Covid Delays! So We Are Allowing YOU to Choose the Next Production Line Collier!

Hi Pen Fans!

Unfortunately, we are experiencing Covid-related delays from one of our materials suppliers. At this point, we are completely out of the Rock Candy that we use for the Production Line Collier!

Our supplier will get Rock Candy to us as soon as they can, but they are working with a very small staff due to virus-related restrictions. So our order is significantly delayed, with no definite date of arrival.

Here’s our plan….

We need to temporarily stop manufacturing the Collier in Rock Candy. We will offer a replacement until our shipment of Rock Candy arrives.

And YOU can choose what it will be!

We have a poll set up so that all of our customers can choose between four excellent materials that will be the new Production Line Collier.

This new material will be temporary. We will continue to manufacture the Collier out of this new material until our shipment of Rock Candy arrives. At that time we will will stop manufacturing the new material and resume the Rock Candy.

So here are the four materials that we are allowing our customers to choose from!

A = Pearlized Juniper
B = Dreamy
C = Polar Crunch
D = Lapis Lazuli Flake

You can see additional photos of each material by clicking these links…
Pearlized Juniper
Dreamy
Polar Crunch
Lapis Lazuli Flake

Click Here To Vote for the Next Collier Material

The poll will remain open until Sunday evening. Then on Monday morning, we’ll begin manufacturing the new Collier! I will estimate that it will take about 2+ weeks for us to get proper inventory built and then get the pens into the hands or our retailers.

Please reach out with any questions.

Brian at Edison

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Menlo Converter Filler to the Production Line! Pearlette being phased out…

Hi Pen Fans!

It’s been a while since we’ve introduced a new model to our Production Line, but now is the time!

The Menlo has been a very popular pen within our Signature Line since we introduced it. The Signature Line version is typically a Draw Filler, but we have engineered the Menlo to be a Converter Filler for the Production Line!

We will be offering this in three materials. Sweet Honey, Blue Grotto, and Fingerpaints.

All three of these pens are available at the retailers listed here.

Specifications
Weight 18.5 grams/.652 oz
Capped Length 143mm/5.620”
Posted Length to Nib Tip 165mm / 6.490”
Body Length to Nib Tip 128mm / 5.030”
Body Diameter 13.1mm / .515”
Cap Diameter 14.4mm / .560”
Section Diameter at Narrowest 9.6mm / .38”
Section Length 17.1mm / .670”

Sweet Honey is a material that we’ve never used before. This comes from the same supplier as our Rock Candy Collier, so it has that nice “near-celluloid” feel.

Menlo in Sweet Honey Acrylic
Menlo in Sweet Honey Acrylic

Blue Grotto is a fantastic Dark Blue/Pale Blue combination. We have also never used this in the past, and it comes from the same supplier as the Rock Candy Collier, so it also has that “near-celluloid” feel.

Menlo in Blue Grotto
Menlo in Blue Grotto

Lastly, Fingerpaints might look familiar to many of you, as we are currently using this material in the Pearlette. It’s been very popular, so we wanted to continue using it in the Menlo.

Menlo in Fingerpaints
Menlo in Fingerpaints

Speaking of the Pearlette, we will begin a phase-out of the Pearlette from the Production Line. We will continue to manufacture the Pearlette for the Production Line for about a month then we will cease manufacturing the Pearlette for the Production Line. So if you’ve ever thought about a Production Line Pearlette, now is the time! Of course, we can still manufacture custom Pearlettes, but we can’t offer those at the same price as the Production Line version.

If anyone has any questions, please reach out!

Brian at Edison

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Baltimore Pen Show and LE Exclusive for the Show!

Hi Pen Fans!

We’ll be attending the Baltimore Pen Show this weekend!

The last three pen shows, we’ve been featuring a Limited Edition Exclusive for each show, and they’ve proven to be very popular! Once again, we will use a special material obtained from Jonathon Brooks of the Carolina Pen Company.

Please see photos below. This is our newest model, the Brockton. It is made from Jonathon’s “Combustion”.

The edition will be limited to 15 pens. They will be priced at $275 with Steel nib or $375 with an 18k nib.

At the San Francisco Pen Show, our LE Exclusive Pen sold pretty fast, and we realize that some people were disappointed in this. For this reason we will limit our Friday sales to 10 pens only, and our Saturday sales to 5 pens. First come, first serve each day. We realize that a lot of people can’t get off of work to attend a pen show on a Friday and we want everyone to have a shot at this pen who wants it.

If you cannot attend the pen show and like this material, we do have a bit more of it. While we cannot make a pen identical to this one and also abide by the “rules” of a Limited Edition, we can still take custom orders for other pen models made from the same Combustion material. So be sure to email me if you’d like to speak about a non-limited edition pen made from this material.

Outside of this Limited Edition pen, of course we’ll be bringing lots and lots of new inventory. We’ll have just over 380 pens with us.

Unfortunately, we haven’t had time to get all of the pens that we’ll be bringing to the show photographed and uploaded to our galleries, but we’ll have the galleries updated when we return from the show. In the meantime, here’s a link to the vast majority of the pens that we’ll be bringing.

Lastly, we do have exactly ONE LE Herald in Rose, left and we will bring this to the show if anyone is interested. We also have a small handful of the Group Buy LE Brocktons left, and those will also be with us.

We hope to see you this weekend!

Brian at Edison

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