Do brush pens bring out your artistic side? They have to, right? They are some of the most expressive pens you can buy and are flat out fun to use, even if you are not artistically inclined like me. Hopefully our giveaway winner can put them to good use:
If there is one thing I love as much as reviewing pens and paper it is giving other people the chance to try out some of the awesomeness as well. Thanks to my good friends at JetPens I am able to do just that, and plan on doing much more in 2014. The winner of the $50 JetPens gift certificate is:
Congrats Anthony! I'm pretty sure I won't have to hunt you down so get in touch via the Contact Page and I will get you set up.
Thanks to everyone who entered, and stay tuned for much more frequent giveaways here at The Pen Addict!
January marks the time of year where we all vow to try something different, or improve on something we already do. For me, I'm attempting to pry open my creative side a little more, and what better way to do that than with some new goodies from my friends at JetPens!
The winner of this giveaway will win a $50 Gift Certificate from JetPens. How will you spend it? I've recently restocked some of my favorite drawing pens such as the Sakura Pigma Micron and 0.3 mm Pilot Hi-Tec-C refills for my Render K in the form of the Pilot Hi-Tec-C Maica. Maybe a new fountain pen or bottle of ink is in your future? Or some cool paper to play around with? Or maybe all of the above!
Here is how to enter:
Leave one comment on this post anytime between now, and Saturday night at 11:59 PM Eastern Time. You are limited to one entry. This contest is open to US and International readers.
For this contest, I will pick one winner at random from the comments section of this post. The comments will be numbered in the order they are received, i.e. the first comment is #1, the second #2, and so on. The Random Integer Generator at random.org will be used to pick the number of the winner.
The contest winner will be posted on Sunday, January 12th. The winner will have one week to email me via the Contact link at the top of the page.
That's it - good luck!
I have a long and wonderful history with JetPens.com, dating back to the beginning of this blog and including a short stretch of employment. They are my go-to pen and paper retailer and I am happy to have them back on board as an advertiser.
Why should you care about this? Because I care about the reader experience more than anything on The Pen Addict and whenever I make a change like this everyone needs to know.
My stance on advertising is that I want to keep it minimal and unobtrusive. Also, any advertiser that I work with knows up front that I will be nothing but honest about the products I review - both good and bad - regardless of our relationship. I think my 5+ year review history shows that.
Nothing else really changes other than the fact I will have more direct access to new products and I will be able to run more giveaways, which had all but stopped. Both of those things are positives for everyone in my book.
Thank you JetPens, and welcome back!
One of the coolest items to show up recently at JetPens isn’t a pen or a pencil but rather JetPens own branded ScoutBooks Notebook. The “Pentown” design was done by JetPens very own Shu Yao and I think it turned out wonderfully. I would be happy to live in a place like that!
The notebook features a sturdy chipboard cover and the pages feature a unique box plus grid pattern. The entire notebook is made from 100% recycled paper and vegetable-based inks. What I liked most about this particular notebook is that the pages themselves are very thick (70# white according to the specs). This gives the notebook a nice, sturdy feel that works equally as well in your backpack or back pocket.
Gel inks fared very well on this paper but fountain pen ink and other liquid inks did not. There was some bleed and some show through on the back of the page. You can line up the samples pretty easily in the photos. I’d stick with gel, ballpoint, and pencil if you want to get the most out of your notebook.
I am excited to see JetPens-only products showing up and hopefully there are more to come soon. I’ll keep my eyes peeled!