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.
I’m proud to announce that we have a new retailer in the US carrying our Production Line.
If you look at our list of retailers, you’ll see that we very carefully choose who sells Edison Pens, and this addition is no exception.
Mike and Linda Kennedy run Indy-Pen-Dance. If you are not familiar with Mike and Linda, they are relatively new to the scene, but they’ve been taking some pretty large steps in a very short time.
Mike and Linda are both proteges of Richard Binder, having trained with him for the last 3-4 years. As Richard approaches retirement, he has stopped his retail sales (including Edison), as many of you have noticed. With Richard’s endorsement, Mike and Linda have been working to take up his slack. The idea is for Mike and Linda to take over Richard’s previous role in the pen market in every way.
Many of you might remember that the Edison Production Line, as sold through Richard, included his thorough testing of every nib prior to shipping, or “Binderizing” at no extra cost. Mike and Linda will also offer this service with all pen sales, as well as custom grinds for a fee, if desired.
Be sure sure to head over to Mike and Linda’s site, and see what’s going on. You’ll see that in addition to now carrying Edison, they also offer custom nib grinding, pen repair, as well as vintage and modern pen sales.
I am proud to announce that we now have two new international retailers carrying our Production Line.
First, we have Scribe Writing Essentials in the Philippines. I have been in contact with the good people at Scribe off and on for a while now, and my understanding is that our shipment of pens landed within the last few weeks, so they are in stock and ready to sell to our friends in the Philippines!
Next, we have Scrittura Elegante in the Netherlands. They also contacted me around the same time, and it looks like our businesses also compliment each other very well. Their shipment has also arrived, and their store is ready to sell to our friends in the Netherlands!
Please visit these fine businesses, and tell them that we sent you!
It is with great pleasure that I announce our newest retailer in Canada! Wonder Pens is now carrying the Edison Production Line! Our Canadian customers seeking to avoid international shipping and hassle now have a great option!
If you subscribe to our blog, you would have received a request about a month ago asking for feedback from our Canadian customers as to which Canadain retailer each of you like to see carrying the Edison Line. Overwhelmingly (by a huge margin), Wonder Pens was the highest recommended.
And there’s little surprise from me. Although I’ve never met Jon and Liz Chan live, we’ve done business previously, and I’ve been following their blog for a while now. They definitely embody the qualities that we look for in our retailers. We are always quite choosy about who carries our line, and our current Canadian representation is no exception!
Head on over to their webstore to take a look at their Edison (as well as other) offerings and be sure to check out their blog. Or if you are in the Toronto area, they have an excellent brick and mortar location.
I’ve very please to announce that La Couronne du Comte from the Netherlands, is now carrying the Edison Production Line!
I’ve known the general manager, Dennis van der Graaf, for a bit now and I’ve also enjoyed following their social media campaigns.
A lot of the reasons for adding La Couronne du Comte to our retailers comes from my European customers telling me how wonderful of a business they run. So between my relationship with Dennis and the word of my customers, I’m sure that the Edison Production Line will be in good hands over in the Netherlands!
I’m very happy to introduce a new retailer that will be carrying our Production Line.
Here at Edison, we are typically a little picky about who carries our Production Pens, and there is no exception in our newest retailer – Tim Girdler of Tim Girdler Pens. (you can see Tim hard at work in the pic below).
I’ve known Tim from the Pen Show circuit for a while now, and we’ve done plenty of business in the past. You couldn’t meet a nicer or more honest person!
Tim’s business has historically been focused on vintage pen resoration, as well as custom nib grinds and tuning. When he began branching out to selling new pens, we figured that our businesses would compliment each other very well.
I encourage you to visit Tim’s site and have a look around. Not only at the Edison Pens, but be sure to check out his custom grind and pen restoration services. Tim spent a lot of time under the tutelage of Richard Binder. You can rest assured of great work when you are in the hands of a protege of Richard’s!
You can visit this page to see the Edison Pens on his site. And remember that having Tim as an Edison retailer gives you another option for a custom ground nib on your Edison Pen out the door!
Edison and Goulet have come to a difficult decision regarding the Encore. It will be discontinued. Whatever inventory left is currently with the Goulet’s, and is being sold at a discount. When these pens are gone, they are gone.
This was a bit of a difficult decision, as personally, the Encore is one of my favorite pens! The LE Encore is still my daily writer, and has been for the last year! Bottom line, the Encore was a fairly popular pen, but not as popular as the rest of the Production Line, and it didn’t sell with the volume required for us to keep it at a production pace.
The lower demand had a lot to do with price. The main driving factor behind this was the cast medallion in the finial. Although I feel that it’s gorgeous, they aren’t cheap to manufacture, and this drove the retail price higher than any other Production Line Pen.
So this decision is probably best, and then we will move onto some other projects that will also be unique and appealing in the near future, so stay tuned!
Please visit the Goulet Website for more information as well as a video from the Goulets regarding this decision.
If you are familiar with how we do things here, you’ll realize that we put a lot of thought into who will carry our Production Line, and Alexander is no exception. The company is run by Duncan Thompson, and we are really impressed with how he’s running his business. The main site is here, and the blog is here.
So for our fans in Canada, here’s a nice option for you!