If you are interested in any of these pens that are ready to ship, you can email me to narrow details.
Then we are definitely looking forward to the Baltimore Pen Show, which is the weekend of March 10th! The last time that we attended Baltimore was just before Covid, so we truly miss seeing our Baltimore show friends!
I wanted to announce that effective immediately, our Production Line will see a price decrease.
The price for any of our Production Line Pens with a steel nib has been $169.
The new price will be $149.
A few factors are driving this. For those of you who remember, these pens were originally priced at $149 when we first started offering the Production Line about 12-13 years ago.
Then in 2018, we announced a price increase to $169. This increase was driven by many factors at that time.
Much more expensive overhead when we moved to a very nice and spacious commercial location, having outgrown the location at our home.
A large investment into a LOT of new machinery.
Hiring more employees.
Since this price increase in 2018, we have accomplished more than a few things that have allowed us to reconsider Production Line pricing.…
Over the years, I’ve been able to optimize all aspects of programming for faster assembly-line production regarding our newer automated machinery.
We’ve also been able to streamline our manual assembly-line processes.
We’ve had the same fantastic employees for a minimum of 5 years each now. Frankly, all of us have honed our skills for faster production while retaining high quality and committing fewer time-wasting mistakes. Finding employees that have previous experience in penmaking isn’t exactly easy! It definitely takes a long time to develop expertise in this field. I’m thankful to say that all of us here have become very highly skilled penmakers, which makes everyone here very effective at what we do.
Our overhead costs have been reduced a good bit, since we now own our commercial building, rather than renting our space.
The bottom line is that our cost to manufacture the Production Linehas gone down. We feel that adjusting the retail price accordingly is the right move.
We are very happy to announce a special Limited Edition Collier Grande just in time for the Holidays!
This will be a small run of only 30 pens. There will be two materials used. A solid red that we usually refer to as Fire Engine Red and a solid green that we usually refer to as British Racing Green.
This numbered edition is limited to only 15 of each pen.
We have placed a very nice engraving on the cap lip of these pens. Of course, the engraving is intended to be a snowflake. But if you look closely, it is subtly comprised of multiple Edison logos!
These pens are converter fillers. They will come with our new (andhuge) #8 Steel Nib in your choice of F, M, or B.
Full specifications for this pen can be found here.
Lastly, each of these pens will come with a fun Edison ornament that we have designed!
The price of this pen will be $295 and shipping. If you were to order a custom version of the Collier Grande, the price would be $325. Since we manufactured this edition assembly-line-style, we can lower the price a bit.
We’ll be attending the Ohio Pen Show this weekend! This is our first Ohio show in three years (and only our 2nd show since early 2020) due to Covid. We are truly looking forward to seeing our friends and customers again!
We will be bringing a Limited Edition pen. It is a Collier Grande in Jonathon Brooks Galaxy Prime. This pen sports our new and huge #8 nib. This LE pen is exclusive to attendees of the Ohio Pen Show.
We were very excited to see how these turned out, as Galaxy Prime is quite stunning on a larger pen such as the Collier Grande. Specifications of the pen can be found here.
The edition will be limited to 15 pens. At past pen shows, our LE exclusives have sold pretty fast. Not everyone can attend each day of the show, and many cannot get off work to attend Friday. For this reason, we will limit our Friday sales of this LE to 10 pens only, and our Saturday sales to 5 pens. It will be first come, first served each day.
The price for this LE pen will be $300 with a Steel nib in Fine, Medium, or Broad. If you purchased a similar custom pen, it would normally be $345. We are able to lower the price a bit since we made these pens assembly-line style.
Outside of this Limited Edition pen, of course we’ll be bringing lots and lots of our normal inventory. We have been very busy making inventory specifically for this show. In fact, we’ll be bringing a pen show record 400+ pens!
So as of publishing this post, our Current Inventory Galleries have been updated with lots of new pens that will be available at the show. Any pens that don’t sell at the show will be available when we return. Feel free to email me with an inquiry if something appeals.
We will also have tester pens of all of our models available, including versions of our new #8 nibs as well as our brand new #6 Steel Flex Nibs.
Materials coming from our good friend Jonathon Brooks are always in high demand! It seems that every time we place a sizable order with Jonathon, our inventory of said materials are very quickly spoken for by custom orders.
For this reason, the largest Limited Edition that we’ve made from Jonathon’s materials has only been 35 pens until now. Most of our limited edition pens from Jonathon’s materials are even smaller editions of 10-15 pieces that are exclusive to the pen shows.
Not too long ago, we placed a larger order from Jonathon and we purposely stashed these amazing materials to be sure that it remained in our inventory for a larger and very special Limited Edition!
So this is the first Limited Edition from Jonathon’s materials that we’ve been able to do that exceeds 35 pens. This Limited Edition will be 100 PENS (50 of each material)!
So we are super proud to announce this Limited Edition Comet made from Jonathon’s Cool Tone Primary Manipulation and Calico Koi!
THE EDITION IS NUMBERED FROM 1 TO 50 IN EACH MATERIAL FOR A TOTAL OF 100 PENS
Cool Tone Primary Manipulation
THESE PENS ARE CONVERTER FILLERS
ALL NIBS HAVE BEEN CAREFULLY TUNED AND ARE READY TO SHIP IMMEDIATELY.
Cool Tone Primary Manipulation version has a complimentary finial made from a translucent red, while the Calico Koi has a nice translucent amber/orange finial.
Tip sizes can be EF, F, M, B, 1.1mm, 1.5mm, Flex EF, and Flex F.
PLEASE NOTE – if you prefer to have a Steel Flex Nib equipped on one of these pens, please remember that we have these flex nibs in Polished (silver tone) versions only. So the Polished (silver tone) flex nib will match the Silver-tone clip on the Cool Tone Primary Manipulation version, but it will not match the Gold-tone clip on the Calico Koi version.
The price for these pens are $225.
So you know, our pricing for a custom Signature Line version of a Comet made from Jonathon’s materials wouldnormally be $295 with a Steel nib. But since these pens are made assembly-line style in larger batches rather than one at a time, we can offer this discount while still attending to the same fine details.
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.
I’m very happy to announce that our #8 steel nibs are now coming to us stamped with our logo.
We had plans to introduce this nib with branding from the beginning, but we didn’t want our customers to wait too long for them to arrive. This why we launched the Collier Grande with a nib that did not have any branding at the beginning. Initially, we were expecting these nibs to be ready later this year, but they were finished much earlier than what we had anticipated.
The Collier Grande is the only model that accepts this nib, but we have plans for more designs using it.
For those that already purchased the Collier Grande with the original unbranded nib that would like to switch to this version, we can trade for a restocking fee of $20 including domestic return shipping. There are some Edison customers who prefer the simplicity of the blank version, so we’re happy to replenish our inventory of blank versions for those that would like to trade.
This has been a very difficult decision, but we won’t be able to attend the San Francisco Pen Show this year.
I’ve always been very proud of keeping a high level of transparency regarding Edison. So I have debated as to whether or not I would explicitly share all of the reasons for this cancellation. These minor but unavoidable items are mostly regarding our personal lives, and they will create a conflict for us in August.
I’m very sorry to announce this with only a month’s warning and I apologize for the ambiguous nature of this post. Please rest assured that everything is fine with our health as well as the health of our employees and families.
Our next scheduled pen show is Ohio in November, and we certainly expect to have everything back to normal by then.
We are excited to announce a new Limited Edition Glenmont made from Tim McKenzie’s DiamondCast! We’ve done a few other LE pens from Tim’s materials in the past, and these never disappoint!
This Limited Edition Glenmont is made from two of Tim’s DiamondCast™ materials. “Oil Slick” and “Silver Lake”.
DiamondCast is created with real gem-quality diamonds that are ethically sourced as reclaimed chips, directly from diamond cutters. 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.
This edition will be limited to only 50 pens from each material, for a total of 100 pieces.
The edition is numbered from 1 to 50 in each material. They are converter fillers.
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. So you know, our pricing for a custom Signature Line version of the Glenmont made from Tim’s materials would normally be $295 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 detail.