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New Materials and Lots of Updates Coming Soon….

Hi Pen Fans!

Many of you know that we recently invested in all new machinery, replacing what we’ve been using for the last 10 years or so. With this machinery arriving, my time has been dominated with tons of setup and tooling, but mostly programming. Every program for every part for every pen has to be re-written, de-bugged, and proofed. This has truly been a second full time job for the last 2-3 months. We have been doing 50-60 hour weeks, but it’s actually been fun and rewarding since all of these changes are awfully exciting for us!

As a result of being this busy, we’ve admittedly been kind of dark on social media. However, I’m starting to see light at the end of the tunnel and things are coming together. So it’s time to get some announcements out there!

1. We have a LOT of new translucent materials that we’ve never used before. Some of these are just downright stunning. I’m so excited to have them available, especially in the Draw Fillers. Watching the ink slosh around in these pens is just super-cool. If you like translucent materials like I do, you’ll see lots to peruse here. This link shows some of our newest translucent materials, but I’ll be sending an update to showcase all of them soon, so stay tuned. In the meantime, you can see photos below of a few of our new favorites.

2. With this new machinery, I feel that it’s time to raise the curtain again and give an updated “Behind the Scenes” video. We’ve done these in the past, and our fans always love seeing these kinds of videos displaying our processes and equipment. This new video should be very enlightening as we moved to a new and much larger location last year, and this year the new machinery is truly a huge deal for us. So a lot has changed since our previous videos of this type. Expect to see a video tour of our facility and processes in the next few months, as well as some kind of “making-of” video, likely showing how we make our Draw Fillers.

3. This new machinery has already opened up some opportunities within our Production Line, so expect to see an announcement regarding something new in these regards within the next month or so.

4. What’s up for 2019? Well the possibilities for us are a lot wider now, so expect to see more changes, more announcements, and more good stuff as we get settled in!

Below are a few examples of some of our favorites from these new translucent materials.

Stay tuned!

Brian at Edison

Menlo Draw Filler in Light Blue Clear Translucent Swirl

 

Menlo Draw Filler in Black Clear Translucent Swirl
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New Materials in the Production Line!

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

 

 

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Revamping our Ebonite Palette…

Hi Pen Fans!

Over the years, we have had a lot of ebonite offerings from a lot of different manufacturers.

As a result, when one looked through our Materials Samples Gallery, our ebonite selection was sometimes daunting and confusing.

We have decided to simplify ebonite choices by condensing our selection to the best ebonites that we’ve used from the best manufacturers.  All of these ebonites have very consistent patterns and they also take an excellent shine.  This is an “All-Star” lineup of sorts.  We’ve also made sure to have a good selection that represents all colors that our clients might like.

In the end, we think that this will make selection for our clients easier, and it will also be easier for us to inventory.  Previously when we had a wide selection, sometimes we would have to wait months for a certain color or pattern to arrive.  By keeping this narrowed down, we can be sure to always have our inventory plentiful.

So without further ado, here are the ebonites that we will be offering from here on out….

Black

 

Chestnut

 

Cumberland

 

Marigold

 

Mocha

 

Sage

 

Pine

 

Fern

 

Denim

All of these materials are now in the Materials Samples Gallery.

If anyone has questions, just reach out!

Brian at Edison

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No More Solid Ebonite Except Black….

Hi Pen Fans.

I wanted to make everyone aware of some materials that we’ll be discontinuing.

We have found that over the years, our solid colored ebonites (except black) have been fading in a very unacceptable manner.  See pics below.
 

Looks like a couple of really nice ebonite pens, right?

 

Well, let’s remove the caps……

I think it’s obvious that the pens have faded everywhere except where the caps covered the barrels.  When these pens were fresh off the lathe, the original color would have been closer to the darker shade.  What makes this difficult to diagnose is that the pens above have been either on my desk out of sunlight or in my desk drawer for 3-4 years, so it’s a very slow process, but still an unacceptable one.

So from here on out, until we can find a supplier that will give us an acceptable product, we will no longer be using any solid colored ebonite except black.  The black is not fading at all with normal care.  However, these pens above (and many other solid colored ebonite pens) have been fading even if they stay in a drawer, and never see sunlight or UV rays.  Even though this is a very slow process, it’s still not up to our standards, and not a material that we’ll stand behind anymore.

Does this this effect the swirl, mottled, or woodgrain ebonites?  Nope, those are perfectly fine, and will not fade with normal care.

Just so you know, I have already removed the unacceptable ebonites from the Material Samples Gallery.  If you want to look through this gallery, you will see only viable materials.  And you’ll see plenty of solid colored acrylics there.  Of course, acrlyic will not fade with normal care, so there’s still plenty of solid colored materials to choose from.

So what if you currently own a pen made from a solid colored ebonite that has faded unacceptably?  Refer to our guarantee here.  We can take the pen back.  With sanding and polishing, we can restore the original color, but of course, we realize that no one wants to do this every 4 years.  So if you are unhappy with a solid colored ebonite pen that has faded even with proper care, reach out to us, and we’ll make it right.

Thanks!

Brian at Edison

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LOTS of New Ebonite, and Pearl LE Group Buy Update….

Hi Pen Fans!

Highlights from the video above.

1.  We have LOTS of new ebonite to offer.  Click here for the Materials Samples Gallery showing only new ebonite.

2.  The Pearl LE Group Buy purchasing period will conclude Sunday night.  If you have ever wanted a Signature Line Pearl at a Production price, this weekend will be your last chance.  Click here to go to the Goulet Pen Co. to place your order.

3.  I thought that I’d include some pics of some of my personal favorites from the new ebonites…..

Mottled Aqua….

Gold….

Lavender….

Mustard Swirl….

There’s LOTS more…be sure to check out the link above!

Thanks!

Brian at Edison
 

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Extra Fine Nibs Available!

Hi Pen Fans.

Highlights from the video…

1.  #6 Steel nibs are now available in Extra Fine.  Two Tone and Single Tone Polished.

2.  Both the Signature Line and Production Line will have this option, so you can get these standard on pens from me or from the retailers that carry Edison Pens.

Thanks!

Brian at Edison

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Engraved Steel Nibs!

Hi Pen Fans.

Sorry for the blog inactivity lately.  We have been really busy!

As of now, both my gold nibs and steel nibs will have the Edison logo, with the exception of the Mina.

Here are the engraved 18k Gold nibs…

…and here are the new engraved Steel Nibs…..

 

Expect to see a lot more updates this and next week, including another new pen that will be in a more attainable price range, and avaiable through retailers, not direct from me.

Thanks,

Brian at Edison

 

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Dark Tortoise Celluloid – Very Limited Supply

Hi Pen Fans….

The Dark Tortoise Celluloid is almost gone…see below…

Here is a gallery showing only Dark Tortoise Celluloid pens…

http://edisonpenco.smugmug.com/search/index.mg?searchWords=dark+tortoise&searchType=InUser&NickName=edisonpenco&x=0&y=0

Thanks.

Brian at Edison

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Toronto, Columbus, and Flecked Tortoise Acrylic….

Hi Pen Fans.

Another video blog update….

I look foward to seeing lots of you in Columbus next week!

 

Brian at Edison

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Two Tone and Rhodium 18k Nibs…

Hi Pen Fans.

I recently received my new shipment of 18k gold nibs.  This includes two tone and rhodium nibs, in addition to my gold nibs.

The gold and rhodium nibs are available in Fine, Medium and Broad.

Currently, the two tone nibs are only avaibable in Fine, but I’ll be getting Mediums and Broads in a couple of months.

Coming soon – Sailor Ink and Piston Fillers!

Thanks.

Brian at Edison