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January 2018

January 2018 iPenBox





Jinhao 156 Fountain Pen

The Jinhao 156 Fountain Pen is available in seven stunning lacquer finishes. The clip is hinged at the top.  Polished steel nib is listed as a fine (0.6 mm).  Snap-on cap.  Utilizes standard international ink cartridge.  Converter for bottled ink is included.  Will also accept the Rosetta Explorer converter.

Colors:  Black, blue swirl, blue-green marble, brown, dark red, green, grey marble.  




Schneider Slider Memo XB Viscoglide Ballpoint Pens

The Memo XB Viscoglide is available in seven individual colors, a 3-pack and 4-pack.  Viscoglide is a high-performance hybrid ink that combines the best features of traditional ballpoint ink and gel ink for a super-smooth writing action that is very fast-drying. The ergonomic rubber barrel means that it lies comfortably and securely in your hand.  Extra-broad point line width is 1.4 mm.

Individual Colors: Black, blue, red, green, orange, violet, pink
3-Pack:  Black, blue, red
4-Pack: Green, orange, violet, pink

Note:  Black is waterproof 




Pentel ICY 0.9 mm Mechanical Pencils

This pencil is extra comfortable with an extra-soft, latex-free grip section.  Large refillable eraser.

Colors:   Black, blue, orange, lime green, pink, violet

Check out our selection of refill erasers and assorted 0.9 mm leads.  








Zebra Zensations Fountain Pens

Enjoy the vibrant colors, control, and smooth writing of this fountain pen.  Equipped with a 0.6 mm find point stainless steel nib. No cartridge worries thanks to an innovative ink system.  AP Certified non-toxic.  Non-refillable.

Colors: Black, blue, red, green, turquoise, pink, purple



Cretacolor MegaQuattro 4-Color Pencil

Giant 9.8 diameter hexagonal pencil with a 5.8 mm diameter 4-color lead.  Lead colors are green, yellow, blue and red.  You can vary the color by turning the pencil as you write.




Clairefontaine Ruled Pocket Notebook, 3-1/2 x 5-1/2

Clairefontaine is famous for its opaque, exceptionally white, ultra smooth paper.  This classic staplebound notebook is rules with margin. 48 sheets (96 pages) of heavy pH neutral, acid-free paper for archival quality.  Smooth, satin fountain-pen friendly finish.  Laminated cover is water resistant.  

Colors:  Black, blue, red, pink, green


Schneider Standard International Fountain Pen Ink Cartridges

Sample pack.  Also called "universal" size ink cartridges.  For all Schneider fountain pens and any other fountain pen accepting the international format ink cartridge.  Sold in packs of 6/one color.

Your sample includes one of each.  The cartridge ends are not marked, but in good light you can tell the colors by the end.  Or hold the cartridge up to the light and look at the nipple end to identify the color.

Colors: Black, blue, red, green




Tomoe River Paper Sample

The samples sheets are from Tomoe River Loose Sheets in Cream, A4.  Tomoe River sheets are extremely thin, but very fountain pen friendly and resistant to bleed-through and feathering.  Tomoe River paper is exceptionally smooth and brings out the sheen and shading of fountain pen inks.  Paper is just translucent enough that you can use dot grid, ruled or graph paper as a backing sheet.

Ink dry time will be longer with Tomoe River paper than more absorbent paper.


Diamine Ink - sample

Diamine ink is fast drying, water based, pH neutral, and non-toxic.  Diamine fountain pen inks are safe for all brands of fountain pens.  These all natural dyes are light fast and have a very smooth flow.  






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New to fountain pens?

If you are new to fountain pens, you can click on the picture to the left to take you to a link to read about how to start, clean, and store your pen.  Click on the picture on the right for helpful information on filling your fountain pen.



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