Episode 39

A Comparatively Quick All-Q&A Adventure!


March 28th, 2022

57 mins 20 secs

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About this Episode

Brian and Drew are back to answer your fountain pen questions in this special ALL Q&A episode! Complete with a 6-question lightning round, there are a bunch of really great questions that have some surprisingly complicated answers!

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00:00 Introduction
03:52 Q&A

04:00 Why don't more expensive pens use wick feeds?

12:52 How to identify lubricated inks?

22:19 I'd like to write more, but I need suggestions!

29:30 Do you have any suggestions for my first custom nib?

37:07 Why are the ingredients of ink such a big secret?

44:12 Lighting Round

44:39 What are the best high-end snap-caps?

45:05 What are the best pens for work?

46:00 How can you tell when a nib is damaged?

46:47 How often do nibs need to be replaced?

48:26 Are you able to ship to Europe again?

50:34 A pen or ink that is overrated?

54:46 Wrap Up

Brian & Rachel Goulet started The Goulet Pen Company in 2009 and you can see the evolution of our mom and pop into a full-blown company through this channel. We run a dedicated online store with fountain pens, ink, paper, and other fine writing accessories. Our goal with this channel is to provide fountain pen fans at all levels of experience with comprehensive product reviews, round ups, and how-to videos to answer all the fountain pen questions you may have. Shop at https://www.gouletpens.com.

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