Extended Time for Fountain Pen Day Offer

Due to high demand, I have extended the special offer for International Fountain Pen Day!  All fountain and dip pen orders will receive $15 off the regular price through 12 o’clock Noon, Sunday, November 6, 2016. 😊

Enjoy, and thanks to all who have already taken advantage of this offer!

New Model – A Short Idyll

Short Idyll in Dragon Koi Rotacrylic - MediumRecently a customer asked for an Idyll made with one of Jeff Powell’s unique Rotacrylic pen blanks. The special process Jeff uses to create his blanks, including CNC work and double casting, means that the blanks are much shorter than normal pen blanks, so any kitless pen made from them will be shorter than usual. An additional twist was added by the customer in that he wanted the inlaid design to be on the barrel, instead of the usual place on the cap, so that he could see the design while writing. That meant the section and nib had to line up perfectly with the barrel. Finally, the section had to be made longer to allow a standard converter to fit down inside it since the barrel itself would not be long enough to accommodate a converter.  The result of all this? A Short Idyll

Below are some photos of the first Short Idyll created, along with measurements. This one is a Medium size, & features Jeff Powell’s graceful Dragon Koi design on the barrel:

Short Idyll in Dragon Koi Rotacrylic - Medium

Short Idyll in Dragon Koi Rotacrylic - Medium Short Idyll in Dragon Koi Rotacrylic - Medium

 

Closed = 137mm
Uncapped = 124mm (measurement includes nib, section, & barrel)
Barrel = 78mm (barrel only)
Grip = 22.5mm long, 11.6mm at narrowest part of grip
Cap = 65mm
Outer Diameter = 16mm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overall, the Short Idyll is just a little bit shorter than a Pelikan M800 or a Lamy Al-Star:

  • Short Idyll, closed: 137mm long
    Pelikan M800, closed: 141mm long
    Lamy Al-Star, closed: 139.5
  • Short Idyll, uncapped: 124mm long
    Pelikan M800, uncapped: 127.5mm long
    Lamy Al-Star, uncapped: 130mm long

 

I’ve got a few more new model designs to add to the lineup, including a pocket pen.
Stay tuned for more info. 🙂

Dip Pens, Upgraded Shipping, and more

Dip Nib Holders

Epic Dip Nib Holders

Epic Dip Nib Holders in Blue Nebula & Ghost Koi alumilite

A popular new addition to the Scriptorium Pens model line-up includes three new styles of Dip Nib Holders for pointed pen dip nibs.  The Epic Dip Nib Holder was created at customer request for a holder that would be about the same length as a regular fountain pen. It measures about 12mm in diameter at the grip and averages around 120mm to 130mm in length. Shortly after the introduction of this holder, requests came in for longer holders in the style of the Literati and Literati Academe Desk Pens.

Literati Academe

Literati Academe in the Water Series of acrylics

As with my fountain pens, customizations can be added, including metal bands, caps, matching pen rests, etc. Epic holders start at $35, and the Literati and Literati Academe start at $45.

Upgraded Shipping

In order to get pens to customers more quickly, I’ve upgraded my default shipping from 1st Class to Priority, with the option of Priority Express for those who want their pens even faster. All packages will continue to be fully insured. For more details, see the Shipping page.

Current Wait Time

My work queue continues to grow. In an effort to keep customers informed, I’ve added a “Current Wait Time” notice in the top right corner of the home page. I’m doing my best to keep up, but health issues occasionally slow me down. If at any time you want to know where you stand in the queue, shoot me an email:  renee@scriptoriumpens.com

Polishing Silver, Brass, Bronze, & Copper Furnishings

sunshine_clothCustomers often ask how to keep their metal pen parts bright and shiny. I’ll now be including a Sunshine Polishing Cloth with all orders that include silver, brass, bronze, or copper furnishings. These soft cloths contain non-scratch, micro-abrasives that quickly restore luster to tarnished parts. Just a light touch is all that is needed.

New Clips

Several new custom clips are in the design phase right now, and I look forward to introducing them soon. 🙂

 

Big Sale — 10% off between Thursday, January 16 & Friday, January 31!

It’s time for a sale at the Scriptorium! From Thursday, January 16 through Friday, January 31, get 10% off the regular price on every order.  Take advantage of this offer to start the year with a new custom pen for yourself or someone special. Offer ends at midnight on January 31, 2014.

Email Snafus

I just discovered today that the “info@scriptoriumpens.com” email address doesn’t work properly. The explanation is too long to go into, but I’ve removed that address from all email links on the site and replaced it with the proper email address:

renee@scriptoriumpens.com

If you have previously sent email to the “info” address and got no reply, now you know why! I sincerely apologize for the confusion and miscommunication this has caused. It won’t happen again! If you have added Scriptorium Pens to your contact list, please check to make sure it has the correct email address.

Thank you all for your patience and hanging in there with me while I get this new website running properly!

Pendleton Brown to Carry Scriptorium Pens!

I am just as thrilled as can be to announce that nibmeister Pendleton Brown is now carrying some of my custom pens! Pendleton is famous for his custom-ground Elegant Butter-Line Stub~Italic nibs and other custom nib work. I have several vintage pens with his wonderful stubs and they are among my favorites. Now my own Scriptorium pens will have nibs just as superb to write with. Right now he is carrying the Balladeer and the Scribe, two of my most popular pens.

When Pendleton contacted me, I could barely believe it. It was at once exciting and humbling to think he had chosen my pens out of all the fabulous pen makers out there. His website’s subheading is “Fun Pens and Custom Nib Work,” and my pens are certainly colorful and fun. PB is a great guy to work with, and I look forward to this collaboration. Thanks for this amazing opportunity, Pendleton!

Visit Pendleton’s Pens  and pick out a pen for a custom nib grind!