The big news for the week is the launch of Studio Neat's new Kickstarter, the "Mark One" pen, a liquid-ink rollerball that uses the popular Schmidt P8126 refill. I've also focused a bit on office supply/disposable pen options, which is something that's been on my mind as I've had to restock my office at work. (I just realized that I probably need to revisit my "Best Pens" list, or maybe issue a new "most used" pens list. My carry has changed a good bit lately.)
Finally, in response to requests, I've included more links to prior reviews I've done of the of various Deals & Drops items, where applicable. Some of you have requested that I include pictures of the items being linked to, but for time/technical reasons, that's not feasible at the moment. The links to previous reviews may help?
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- Studio Neat Mark One Retractable Pen (via Studio Neat). Ok, leading off with not exactly a cheap pen, but the team at Studio Neat just launched their Kickstarter for the Mark One, a ceramic-coated retractable rollerball. Check back for a review in the near future!
- Studio Neat Panobook Notebook (via Amazon). Check out Studio Neat's Panobook notebook with a format designed to sit beneath a keyboard. My review here.
- Montegrappa Monte-Grappa Fountain Pen (via Pen Chalet). I'm liking the trend of vintage-inspired throwbacks, and this Montegrappa is the latest. I'm also loving how companies are bringing back coral resin.
- Lamy Vista (via Pen Chalet). I've not owned a Vista until recently, and it's a great looking pen demonstrator pen. I sort of can't believe that I waited this long.
- Dromgoole's Noodler's Inks (via Vanness Pens). Vanness now has the Dromgoole's of Houston collaboration inks by Noodlers. I've never seen these before, and previously they were only available in-store in Houston.
- Papermate Inkjoy Gel Pens (via Amazon). Some of my favorite commonly available gel pens. It's inexplicably taken me way too long to try these out. Full Review Here.
- Papermate Inkjoy Ballpoints (via Amazon). These have received mixed reviews (at best) but if you're looking for ballpoints that come in a large variety of colors, I've found them to be more than serviceable.
- Morning Glory .38mm Liquid Ink Rollerballs (via Amazon). What I wish was stocked in my office supply cabinet. Full Review Here.
- Conway Stewart Reissues (via Vanness Pens). Vanness has more Conway Stewart pens in stock, and certain models are starting to sell out. Conway Stewart has some amazing acrylics. I have a CS 100 in Honey Noire, and I also have a custom pen in Dartmoor.
- Pelikan M120 Iconic Blue Historical Box Set (via Goldspot). This vintage-inspired reissue by Pelikan is now available! I like this one better than the green.
- Pokka Portable Ballpoint Pens (via Pokka). If you're looking for a less expensive, "bullet pen" alternative to the Fisher Space Pen, you owe it to yourself to check out the Pokka Pen. Full Review Here.
- Midori Cotton A5 (via Anderson Pens). I was able to try a sample of the Midori Cotton notebooks, and like this paper much better than the standard Midori, which is a bit slick. I wish the cotton paper came in graph or dot grid.
- Faber-Castell E-Motion Pure Black (via Appelboom). Honestly, one of my favorite purchases of the past year. I need to do a full review of this particular pen, but I've previously reviewed another E-Motion so I've been putting it off.
- Taccia Spectrum Fountain Pen (via Goldspot). Goldspot has the Taccia Spectrum on sale.
- Fisher Space Pen - Bullet Version (via Pen Chalet). The classic "go anywhere, write anywhere" pen comes in a variety of colors. Full Review Here.
- FIsher Space Pen - "Shuttle" Pen (via Amazon). Design-wise, my favorite of all the Fisher space pens. See previous link for full review.
- Papermate Flair Felt Tip Pens - Medium Point (via Amazon). I bought a big 24-Pack of these the other day, and they're pretty much as good as I remember them.
- Bic Cristal (via Amazon). I firmly believe that the Bic Cristal might be the best pound-for-pound pen of all time. Turns out this opinion wasn't that controversial; this pen gets much love even from the fountain pen community.
- Bic Multipen (via Amazon). After discovering the fine-point version, I've grown to appreciate this school-days staple more and more. The medium point is good, too. Full Review Here.
- The TGS Amazon Page (via Amazon). I run across many more items (pens, pencils, books, accessories, etc.) in my online "travels." I can't feature them all on TGS, but Amazon has an option where I can set up an affiliate page to host product recommendations, etc. This also provides a way for me to earn a referral fees and helps me support the site. Thanks everyone!