It was about a year ago that we introduced The Comet to our Signature Line. Since then, it has been our best selling model. Special thanks to our employee Jake, as this pen was entirely his design.
We have had a lot of requests to introduce this pen to our Production Line, and we agree that this is a good idea. (to understand the difference between the Signature Line and Production Line, click here)
We have chosen three materials that we’ve had in mind for the Production Line for a good while. The Comet seemed like a great way to introduce them.
The Production Line Comet will come in Brandywine, Sea Spray, and Cumberland.
The Comet is a design that uses the finial as the largest diameter, tapering from this point all the way to the end of the barrel. The finial has been made from a translucent material that represents a comet. The rest of the pen tapers to the end of the barrel, representing the comet’s tail.
The cap posts deep and secure.
Pricing for this pen will be the same as all of our other Production Line Pens. $169 with a Steel nib or $299 with an 18k nib.
For those that would like a totally custom version of The Comet, we are still going to be offering this pen within our Signature Line.
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.
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!
It was back in early July that we had to announce a temporary discontinuation of the Collier in Rock Candy. This was due to COVID effecting the labor schedules of one of our acrylic manufacturers. We are happy to announce that the manufacturer is back on track and Rock Candy is here again!
When Rock Candy was temporarily discontinued, we announced that we would use Pearlized Juniper as a replacement until Rock Candy returned….
The plan was to stop manufacturing Pearlized Juniper once Rock Candy arrived, but Pearlized Juniper has been pretty popular! We have enough materials to keep making Pearlized Juniper for a couple more months. So we will still offer the Collier in Pearlized Juniper, but my estimate is that it will last us only another couple of months, so it won’t be around too much longer.
All of our retailers have their orders in for Rock Candy Colliers, and the vast majority have received their shipments by now. You can visit any of our retailers listed here to find the Rock Candy and also the Pearlized Juniper Colliers, although the Pearlized Juniper will be around for a limited time.
It was about 2 months ago when we announced that the Menlo was coming to the Production Line and that the Pearlette was being phased out. We wanted to give our customers plenty of warning so that everyone that wanted a Production Line Pearlette would have a chance to pick one up before they are all gone.
As of yesterday, we have ceased manufacture of the Production Line Pearlette. Please note, however that we have not discontinued the Signature Line version of the Pearlette. So we can still make custom Pearlettes, but remember that the price of a custom Pearlette is higher than the Production Line version.
We still have a small amount of Production Line Pearlettes inventoried to ship to our retailers. But once those have been shipped, no more will leave our facility, and whatever our retailers have stocked will be the last of the Production Line Pearlette.
In the interest of making a clean transition and also for ease of our retailer inventory, we have lifted our normal fixed retail pricing and are allowing our retailers to discount the Pearlette.
This is the first time in our history that we’ve ever allowed an Edison Production Line pen to be discounted. There are no plans in the future to do this again. So if you’ve ever considered picking up a Pearlette, now is the time!
Again, this discontinuation is of the Production Line version of the Pearlette only. You can still order custom Signature Line versions directly from Edison.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It’s been since at least 2011 that we’ve been working with the Goulet Pen Company on some very nice exclusive and special edition pens. Many of you are very familiar with the Premiere, which is been the flagship design of the Edison/Goulet collaboration since the beginning.
Well, it’s time for our collaboration to bring about a totally new model…the Ascent!
This is a pen that I began designing some months ago. The idea was based on many people stating that the Premiere’s pointed ends were less desirable and wishing for an alternative. So this design (while completely different than the Premiere) had the main goal of rounded over ends. In the end, the design ended up being a kind of “mini-Collier” in many aspects, especially the bull-nosed shape of the finial.
So anyone who isn’t a fan of the pointy ends on the Premiere and have also wished for a similar (but smaller) Collier-esque design should love this pen!
Below you can see Brian Goulet’s announcement video…
Most of you know that we are rather choosy as to who carries our line, and this addition to our retailer lineup is no exception. I’ve known of Mike and Lisa Vanness and their excellent pen shop in Little Rock for a while now. We had a chance to meet each other live at the DC Pen Show last year and also this year. During those visits, we figured that our businesses compliment each other’s very well!
So have a look at their Edison selection, and tell Mike and Lisa that we sent you!
Just a quick blog post to make everyone aware that we will be discontinuing the Herald from the Production Line.
This has nothing to do with popularity. Actually, the Herald has done very well for us in the Production Line. We are simply interested in refreshing the line from time to time. We have something new in mind to add to the Production Line, and it doesn’t make sense to keep the Herald with this one coming.
We hope to introduce this new pen to the Production Line in the next month or two to replace the Herald. We have our materials on the way now, and will begin manufacturing as soon as it arrives.
So for those of you who have contemplated a Herald purchase from the Production Line, now is the time! All Heralds are currently in the hands of our retailers, and once they are sold out, they are sold out. Go here to see the retailers that carry the Herald.
And for those of you who love the Herald design, fear not…we can still make custom Heralds for you. Of course, we can’t offer custom versions at the Production Line price, but we can still make them for you.