To prepare for the holiday shopping season, Newsweek compiled a list of the best online shops where customers go to find the best products, prices and service. JetPens appears in the "Leisure, Games & Hobby" section.
To prepare for the holiday shopping season, Newsweek compiled a list of the best online shops where customers go to find the best products, prices and service. JetPens appears in the "Arts and Crafts" section.
In this review of planners for innovative thinkers, the Hobonichi A6 Techo Planner stands out due to its "full graph-paper page per day, as well as fun quotes about entrepreneurship, achievement, and design".
Boing Boing editors put six pencils through a use-and-abuse test that included a trip through the washing machine. The winner was the Uni Kuru Toga Roulette Mechanical Pencil, which combined durability and writing comfort.
The Sensu Artist Brush & Stylus "looks and feels like a traditional artistâs paint brush, but â unlike the real thing â this one uses conductive, synthetic hair that makes it perfect for use on touchscreen devices."
A reviewer at The Next Web appreciated the various compartments and pockets of the Nomadic WR-08 Wise-Walker A4 Shoulder Bag, stating that they were perfect for stashing important items while navigating the security line at the airport.
Crafting enthusiast Emma Dime reminisces, "I used to be a scrap-booking queen... I loved looking into everyoneâs craft boxes to see what supplies they used." In that spirit, why not share your finds on JetPen's Pinterest?
"Sometimes the one thing you need to pull a craft project together is the perfect pen, whether itâs the finest liner you can find, white ink thatâs opaque and smooth, or the right brush pen to add a bit of artistic flair."
Primer, a post-college guide for wayward young men, notes that "thereâs something subconscious that happens when writing in a leather book like this one from Pelle, like everything you write in it carries more weight."
"I love scissors. I use them in my kitchen, in the laundry room, at my desk, and throughout my apartment. Yet, I rarely have a pair with me while on the go. Or, at least I rarely had a pair with me until I found the Kum PenCut."
"The Pelle Leather Journal ($30) is another worthy addition to your analog record keeping repertoire...While we probably wonât pen the next great American novel in it, weâre definitely willing to try."
Hinkle admits, "I am among those who have a weak spot â call it a fetish, call it an obsession â for school supplies." He recommends the Pentel Tradio Stylo Fountain Pen for "your signature to look its jauntiest."
"The Nomadic WR-08 Wise-Walker is like a surprise birthday party. One minute youâre walking up the stairs to your drab, dark house and the next minute youâre treated to a delightful clutch of blaze orange balloons..."
The sleek and simple Kaweco Liliput Fountain Pen is "The kind of pen James Bond would use to gloss dossiers. Those afraid of the mess, maintenance, and pretentiousness of a fountain pen can rest easy."
Crystal explores the surprisingly deep world of Japanese office supplies, concluding that "There are office files, and then there are officephiles like JetPens.com. The latter makes the former totally lovable with rainbow markers, donut tape dispensers, and neon mini brush pens."
Gizmodo blogs the news: "Nihon Rikagaku's developed a new kind of chalk made from crushed-up scallop shells which reduces dust but manages to maximize the intensity of the colors." Check out the innovative new Rikagaku Dustless Chalk!
On the Nomadic WR-08 Wise-Walker A4 Shoulder Bag: "Unlike the huge commuter bags and satchels I have been carrying, this ultralight and no-nonsense sack is quite compelling and has a certain cyberpunk flair to it that I particularly enjoy."
New JetPens Marketing Associate Brad Dowdy writes about his experiences blogging for The Pen Addict & how they led him to his dream job. On social media, he stresses the point that "Everything you do matters. Every blog post. Every comment. Every email. Every tweet. Everything."
The Uni-ball Kuru Toga mechanical pencil "features an auto lead rotating mechanism that keeps the lead from fall[ing] flat on one side. By rotating the lead continuously, the impression on the paper stays uniform."
David Freedman describes JetPens.com as "packed with stuff that you won't find just anywhere, including pens designed specifically for drawing Japanese Manga-style cartoon art and a five-function eraser."
Writer Jon Robin Baitz on the Kaweco Sport Fountain Pen: "I love its precision, its modesty, its clarity and its minimal fuss. This is the cheaper, more practical version of a Mercedes. All I really need is this and a notepad. I could go for hours, days, weeks."
Lily Kim shares her insight on balancing work and family, sharing an inspirational quote from Jim Collins: For no matter what we achieve, if we don't spend the vast majority of our time with people we love and respect, we couldn't possibly have a good life.
Blogger Brad Moon reviews the Nomadic Wise-Walker Day Pack: "The contents of Nathan Barry's Drawer of Redundant Technology would easily fit in this bag, and each item would likely have its own compartment to boot."
An interview with JetPens co-founder Shu Yao: "I loved two facts about the [Rhodia] notepad: 1. it was very easy to tear off each paper along the perforation; and 2. my fountain pen ink didn't bleed on the paper."
A profile of JetPens.com's origins. Stylus comments, "JetPens.com seems to be more than off the ground. With a combination of youthful energy, plain business sense and a global outlook, this young company is taking its place in cyberspace.