APC began U.S. production in the spring of 2014. Steadily, they have built a U.S. based supplier network of firms who understood their desire to return fine writing manufacturing to our shores. After several production runs, APC has been able to reduce the MSRP of its best-selling Independence fountain and Minimalist Ink Ball pens by 20%. APC credits this to efficiencies of manufacturing with a close-knit supplier network.
Everyone who tries an Ink Ball writing pen is amazed at the fluidity. Using a standard fountain pen ink cartridge, the Ink Ball system allows for a free flow of ink to paper just like the best fountain pens. The simplicity of the technology eliminates any messy ink concerns. Simply plug the cartridge in and the tip flows like a turbo charged rollerball. What’s really amazing is that you don’t even have to cap the tip. The Ink Ball system is for all practical purposes, airtight.
We have more than 50,000 customers. There must be 5,000 purple writers as well as 5,000 that like to write in turquoise. Not to mention, reds, blues, oranges and greens! Free yourself from the black or blue only choices.
Over the last ten months, the feedback we’ve gotten from many Ink Ball buyers was for a finer writing tip. We originally offered the Ink Ball in medium. Now, we’ve made the fine tip available for all of those who wrote and asked for a finer experience.
In addition to your satisfaction, all American Pen Company instruments are warrantied against manufacturing defects for life. Try the Minimalist and Independence Ink Ball and if you aren’t 100% satisfied, send it back. That’s how confident we are after selling thousands of these pens.
The free flow of ink onto the page is most rewarding to us fountain pen writers. This is the foundation behind the Ink Pen. The Schmidt Ink Ball is a marvel of technology. Simply insert a standard international cartridge and you’re set to go. Even better, choose any ink in your stock and fill a converter. Having a handy roller ball pen with any liquid ink you wish is a treat you really need to enjoy. Plus, Ink Ball will happily exist without its cap for hours; no clogging and instant start-up is assured.
was $109 now $89
When American Pen Company introduced the Independence in a fountain pen and rolling point, they also engineered it to accept Schmidt’s ingenious Ink Ball technology. Imagine being able to use pure liquid ink. Even better, you can choose among the 31 vibrant colors we offer. Or, use the converter and dip into your own personal favorite inks. The American Pen Company Ink Ball takes any common international size cartridge.
was $225 now $205
Two short years ago, we introduced the first APC pen, Independence. It was released as a Limited Edition and surprisingly, it sold out within days. The ballpoint was designed and engineered to compare to pens selling for $500; its price is $195. The fountain pens are offered in stainless steel and 18k gold nibs. This past July, an Ink Ball option was added. In the two years since, thousands of Independence have sold. From $195
Last spring, APC introduced their Minimalist collection. True to its name it is minimal in bling but ruggedly designed. Crafted from a solid rod of aircraft aluminum it could withstand the weight of your car rolling over it. It forgoes a wimpy clip so there’s no fear of tearing it off. You might laugh but those are probably the two largest complaints we get about every day ‘go to’ pens. The clips break and the pen can’t withstand a little pressure from your office chair rolling over it. Minimalist arrives with a black liquid ink mini ballpoint refill, or your choice of four colors in a 5.6mm ‘pencil’. $79
We’re proud to debut the newest American Pen Company designs, Twist and Ink Pen. Twist features our best in class internal ballpoint twist mechanism. Inside you find space for a Parker Style ballpoint refill which we conveniently offer Liquid ink, GEL and standard options many of which are fine medium and broad tips.
was $89 now $79
No matter if you are dressed in a tux, floor-length gown or business attire, the new 5280 Opera series is a stunning and useful accessory. We are so proud to expand our selection from this hometown company, 5280. Beautifully etched and plated, the 5280 Opera collection features gunmetal, rose gold and silver bodies which are...read more
The range of finishes and trims on the 5280 Majestic collection is amazing and quite novel. Take the PVD gunmetal ceramic coated 5280 Majestic Pinstripe. Created in honor of Adolph Coors, the "cold mountain brewing giant", and the ceramic business that kept him afloat during prohibition. Popular purple and blue colors have semi-transparent lacquer over a subtle herringbone...read more
Whether you opt for the traditional black and silver or black and gold 5280 Ambassador ballpoint pen, or the new blue and silver or burgundy and rose gold, you will be holding a timeless classic design. A simple twist deploys the point. Order plenty of Parker-style refills, available in three point sizes, three...read more
Here in Rockies, we're forced to take a few more breaths than in other locales. But no matter where you are, you will breathe easy and write smoothly with the 5280 Aspen fountain pen, rollerball or ballpoint. Select from a dark carbon fiber with stainless steel brushed trim, a solid matte black with matching trim or a luxurious pearly and...read more
Paradise Pen Burlwood Pen Chest
5 Pen $195 • 10 Pen $240
Too often pen chests are made to accommodate only the thinnest of writing instruments. Not so with these Paradise Pen luxury cases. Generously sized in both length and width, these elegant pieces of mini furniture can be proudly displayed on a desk or discretely hold pens in a dressing area. Select from five or ten pen models, in classic burl wood or a modern carbon fiber look. A perfect home for a building collection.
Paradise Pen Carbon Pen Chest
5 Pen $190 • 10 Pen $210
Whether you have made an extraordinary purchase of one special pen or an entire collection, your precious writing instruments deserve the protection of these luxurious leather cases. One, two or three-pen flap closure cases are perfect security when you are out and about. The amazing pen rolls hold entire pen collections in soft security, taking up little space in a desk drawer or luggage.
Grab your Padrino multi-pen and you have all your options with you, two different ballpoint colors and a .5mm pencil point. Your pen arrives with black and red ink. A quick twist of the top deploys the desired point. A quick click of the top deploys more lead when that point is selected. The stylish body comes in brushed silver, shiny blue or stealthy all matte black. Built tough to take on the more arduous journeys in life. Multi-Pen $30
Specify Chrome, Red, Black or Blue • Ballpoint $20
Does your workplace only spring for generic ballpoint pens, available in bulk? You are okay with the way they write, but would like to step-up appearances. These new Sherpa™ ballpoint pen ‘covers’ will do the trick. Black and chrome models even feature a stylus on top. Or you can opt for black, chrome, red or blue without the stylus. You know how often your pen is “coveted”, so add an engraving be sure this beautiful Sherpa ballpoint is returned to you.
Specify Chrome or Black Ballpoint/Stylus $25
When we sought to create our Independence collection we benchmarked the world’s highest rated brands as well as our personal favorites. The Independence Twist-Top ballpoint exceeds our target qualities even when compared to pens as high as $450. We proudly stand behind our Made in the U.S.A. products and invite you to compare our quality too. We think you will be very proud of your ‘hometown’ pen company. We feel so confident that you’ll love our instruments we offer a money back guarantee.
Durable protection for one of your favorite writing instruments. Made in the USA from quality cowhide to our exact specifications. The sheath will mold to the shape of your pen within days. Toss this in your pocket, not a naked pen!
Monteverde fountain pens are adored for their variety, ingenuity, and affordability by offering quality craftsmanship usually reserved for far more expensive pens. This fun little pen deserves your respect. If you share our love for fountain pen writing, it belongs in your collection.
The Monteverde Monza, a colorful and transparent demonstrator collection, features a modern, eye-catching design. It’s adorned with chrome accents inside and out; this lightweight fountain pen is sure to please. The polished resin body clearly ‘demonstrates’ the pen’s inner workings. Comfortable in hand, this pen is perfect priced for beginner fountain pen enthusiasts as well as experienced fountain pen writing addicts. For those in the know, this pen will be a smile to your face.
The Monteverde Monza collection is available in four beautiful colors: Island Blue, Gray Sky, Crystal Clear and Honey Amber. The fountain pen’s flexible stainless steel nib is available in fine or medium point and utilizes either a cartridge or converter. Each fountain pen is packaged with two standard international ink cartridges as well as a piston ink converter. The box, as shown, can be used as a casual pen case. Hands down, the most fun you can have for twenty bucks. We guarantee it.
The Visconti Opera Silver Dust is limited to 600 pieces for the entire world. We have secured five. They are ‘drop dead gorgeous’. We could not hype this demonstrator enough. Sadly, none of us will get one.
The Silver Dust collection takes its inspiration from cosmic dust. It’s formed when a star, like the sun, sends out atoms. Visconti has decided to celebrate this natural phenomenon with the launch of an exquisite special edition pen.
BONUS! Each of our Silver Dust will include a free $70 Traveling Inkwell
Based on Visconti's iconic Opera design, featuring the squared circle format, a combination of a square and circle, to create the perfect ergonomic shape for a writing instrument. The pen has a solid black cap made from turned black Lucite. The pen's body is a true demonstrator, made from a clear resin with dramatic swirling particles that recall silver cosmic dust.
The pen features Visconti's flexible 23kt palladium Dreamtouch nib. We have in stock one Extra Fine, two Fines and a Medium. The demonstrator pen fills with Visconti's high vacuum double reservoir power filler. The pen's lock system, a Visconti patent, is the well-known Hook Safe Lock method that allows the user to close the pen by rotating it by only 20°, thus making it almost impossible to open the cap by accident. The trim is palladium plated. Silver Dust will be packaged in Visconti's new 2018 luxury box.
We were awestruck when we first saw the design for the new MONTE GRAPPA. Have you noticed the interest in vinyl records, hardcover classic books, even Gibson amplifiers and turntables? Dare we say a return to an interest in Penmanship? We do say.
Treasured objects of beauty are in fact new again to many emerging consumers. Fine design is timeless. The -perfect dimensions of the MONTE GRAPPA collection are in person, palpable. This pen is free of frills, designed to exemplify an ideal form married to faultless functionality. It has maximum appeal at an shockingly affordable price point. This instrument is a traditional, piston-fed fountain pen, fitted with Montegrappa’s patented piston filling mechanism mated to a hand-made stainless steel nib. The pen’s body is made of resin and trimmed in stainless steel. It’s offered in a range of three intriguing colors: coral, lavender and navy blue as well as a traditional black.
Take a close look at the MONTE GRAPPA collection and pay special attention to the amazing price. Then, look at our special price. We want to bring as many of this outstanding design to the market as we can. We just hope Montegrappa’s production can keep up with demand.
Montegrappa Monte-Grappa Fountain Pen $395
Harmony is the blending of complementary voices, notes or tones. It can also describe the “chemistry” between simpatico human beings. Montegrappa presents Armonia as the ideal “first pen’, the perfect gift for the graduate, the student, a new professional position or anyone embarking on another chapter in life’s journey. The price points are amazingly low. The value is obvious upon your first experience with the instrument.
Its embellishments include a circumferential band around the lower section of the cap, which is engraved with the “Montegrappa” signature. The cap is also adorned with the brand’s 1912 symbol. Its pocket clip is sinuous...read more
Established in 1898, the Conklin Pen Company® is regarded as one of the most significant American writing instruments manufacturers from the golden era of fountain pens. Located in Toledo, Ohio, founder Roy Conklin, registered the patent for the first working automatic filling mechanism in 1897. Conklin is recognized as creating one of the world’s first practical self-filling fountain pen.
In 1903, Mark Twain, the legendary American author and official spokesman for The Conklin Pen Company, expressed the virtues of this unique self-filling fountain pen by saying, "I prefer it to ten other fountain pens, because it carries its filler in its own stomach, and I can not mislay even by art or intention."
In 2009, the World's leading source for fine writing instruments, Yafa companies, purchased the Conklin brand and is the world-wide distributor for this iconic American brand. Founded in 1978, owner, Yair (Jerry) Greenberg, is proud to utilize more than 36 years of experience to bring back the original creed and dedication of the original Conklin Pen Company.
The new Conklin Herringbone series combines vintage appeal with a modern style and elegance. The unique Herringbone pattern is achieved by using a computerized engraving machine to cut the deep pattern. This pattern is seen underneath a special translucent lacquer which is then coated with layers of epoxy for protection.
The fountain pen uses a standard cartridge or converter (which is included) and is available in fine, medium and 1.1mm stub point sizes. The Herringbone ballpoint is the popular ‘twist to deploy’. It takes the most common refill sold, the Parker Style. We offer this refill in three ink choices, in 11 colors from fine to broad.
We review a lot of multi pens. None has the panache we’ve seen of the ONLINE Four Function. Choose from three distinct grip areas: cork, maroon or rosewood. When ready to write, select from three mini ballpoints in black, blue or red, or the .7 mm lead. Simply hold the pen, look at the selection you want and click. Gravity places the correct refill at hand. Easy lead extension is a quick click of the top. No need for a red option? Choose from our selection of 11 colors and sizes including broad in mini ballpoints to customize your selection. We even have a highlighter mini. Hands down this is the best multi we’ve seen in quite a while.
Respected German maker, Online, did it. How is that possible? It’s a quality fountain pen which has an amazingly comfortable ergonomic grip. The pen’s body is a conductive resin which provides for a stylus to control your smart device. It has a clip designed for rugged days.
The German made stainless steel nib comes in extra fine, fine and medium. And, it’s designed to take the most common fountain pen cartridge in the world. Which means dozens of colors from which to choose.
To celebrate its 130 years of innovations and exceptional craftsmanship, Parker is launching the 2018 Duofold Limited Edition. This exciting Limited Edition of 1,300 pens pay tribute to its founder, George Safford Parker. The Duofold Limited Edition, the Craft of Traveling is a truly an exceptional pen that traces Parker’s travel around the world.
George often began his journey by crossing the Atlantic to Europe and then moving continuously toward the far East. On his first trip in Paris in 1900, he discovers the wonders of the Exposition Universelle. His passion for travel took him from Egypt to South America. He traveled to China many times. The Orient fostered his imagination and creation. One trip gave birth to the Mandarin Yellow Duofold’s color, inspired from a vase George once found in Japan.
The pattern shown on the cap is inspired by a diagram of the globe. The blue semi-precious stone at the top of the cap is a 2 carat Lapis Lazuli that evokes the colors of the ocean on which George has so frequently travelled. Each stone is hand selected and is unique. Circling the jewel is a lasered inscription ‘PARKER 130 YEARS AROUND THE WORLD’ in homage to George’s pioneer vision for world travel.
Of course, a fine instrument of this rarity needs a complimentary gift box. This may be the most fabulous piece we’ve ever seen. Obviously inspired by vintage luggage, this luxurious gift box is finished with a Parker logo and even has a tag with GSP; George’s initials based on his hand writing. The inside of the lid shows a map highlighting cities around the world visited by Mr. Parker. There’s a Parker ink bottle and removable pen holder for your desktop.
Travel through time, cultures and geographies with Parker
For Parker aficionados this is a once in a lifetime ‘must buy’ Limited Edition. Please give us a call to personally discuss your interest. We’ve secured a portion of the total world-wide production of 1,300. This pen will be in high demand all around the world – for obvious reasons!
Parker Duofold Limited Edition, the Craft of Traveling
$3,500 Best Price $2,800
Available in fine and medium (A free nib switch to EF is included directly from Parker Service)
It’s all about the color. Visconti enhances the Rembrandt collection with an addition named ‘Art Collection’. Created in three new finishes, Forest, Eclipse and Twilight are all very dark until close examination. Then, when the light hits the resin, Visconti’s art comes alive! Every single Art Collection piece is unique due the use of this variegated resin. It’s a collector piece.
The Rembrandt range uses a central design theme dating from the Renaissance period known as chiaroscuro; the playful contrast of light and dark. Under light, these contrasts are most profound. The central cast ring is finely engraved with motifs used by Rembrandt. The magnetic locking closure literally attracts the cap to the two-piece pen body. A twist ballpoint also features the iconic Visconti clip, designed for durability.
Visconti Rembrandt Art Collection $165 - $175
The new Nights collection brings that classic sensibility to the modern era with a stunning, yet highly affordable design in either Orange or Purple. Crafted from quality handmade resins, the Duragraph is substantial in size, yet not so large to be unwieldy in the hand.
Offered at an astounding $65, the Duragraph fountain pen continues to stand for value. The stainless-steel nib is available in Fine, Medium or Stub nib grades. The Duragraph fountain pen offers the ideal choice for your individual handwriting style. The cap’s top is embellished with the ‘Conklin Est. 1898’ logo and the cap’s band is engraved in the traditional Duragraph script font. The fountain pen fills via standard cartridge or converter, which is included. The matching ballpoint accepts standard Parker style refills. Dozens of fountain pen ink or ballpoint refills are available and shown with the pen.
We’ve had requests for years for small, handy notebooks. We’ve seen them all and then we saw these. Metallic covers are clipped into place with the pen which is included; an ingenious device of convenience. Pull the pen and the spring-loaded cover exposes the notepad. Finish your note, insert the pen, and the cover is locked.
The mini notepad is 4” x 2.25” which is almost shirt pocket-sized; very convenient. The large Night Notepad measures 5.5” x 3.25”. The large notepad includes a ballpoint pen which lights up to illuminate your writing surface.
Mini notepad $17 • Large night notepad $24
Many of our customers have been calling, emailing and getting to know our staff for honestly decades. Collectively, we have hundreds of years of writing instrument experience on staff. All of our staff is accessible to our customers. Because we want to be in touch. Our General Manager/Buyer, Cheryl, (20 years with the company) takes consumer calls five days a week (She’d add, “pretty many Saturday’s too…”) because she loves the firsthand interaction with our customers. Or, you could get our IT Guy, Paul, (Also 20 years.). Besides developing our entire IT infrastructure, maintaining a world-class website and shooting all of our images, Paul takes consumer email and calls every day. Joe, runs our outbound consumer shipping department, inventory control and manages all of our custom laser engraving. You guessed it; 20 years strong. Joe just happens to be our on-staff refill encyclopedia. If you need a refill for that pen you got 15 years ago in a Hong Kong hotel room, Joe’s your guy. (It’s a Parker Style ballpoint by the way.) I could go on.
We are a group of professionals who provide the best user experience when it comes to selecting a fine writing instrument on the web. We’re dedicated to extraordinary customer service when you need it. That means being available every day to answer any question you may have via email or phone. It means we ship every order same day if the product is in stock (Which means 92% of the time it ships same-day.) And on your behalf, we reach out to brands around the world and establish professional working relationships to bring what we feel are the finest products directly to our customers. Our staff works very hard to curate what we strongly feel are best in class products. We do all of this to be your go-to resource for all that is fine writing.