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ITALIA Fountain Pen by ēnsso (Sponsor)

ITALIA is the new fountain pen by ēnsso available to pre-order on Kickstarter at a 40% discount off the future retail price.

The design of this pen was inspired by the golden age of Italian pens. Its minimalistic design with peaked ends and clip is only adorned with a milled Greek Key or 3 stripes on the cap and grip section.

It has a very comfortable and well-balanced size of 139 mm when opened or closed (nib included). It is 150 mm in length when posted. ITALIA comes equipped with a #6 German-made Bock nib and a Schmidt ink converter. It accepts short and long standard international ink cartridges.

Although its design draws inspiration from vintage pens, this is a modern-looking pen expertly milled from solid titanium, brass, or aluminum.

You can back the ITALIA on Kickstarter starting at $49 for aluminum models, $59 for Brass, and $79 for Titanium.

My thanks to ēnsso for sponsoring The Pen Addict this week.

Posted on July 15, 2019 and filed under Ensso, Featured Sponsor.

ZenPop Japanese Stationery Subscription Boxes (Sponsor)

ZenPop is a subscription box service based in Osaka. Every month, they handpick the best Japanese products for their Stationery Pack.

The packs always includes top Japanese brands, such as ZEBRA, Uni, Pilot, Kuretake, mt masking tape, Sanrio, San-x and lots more!

And the best part is that they change the pack’s theme every month, so you can build your stationery collection with new, unique and kawaii Japanese items!

ZenPop’s themes are really cute, like last month’s sold-out Kawaii Characters Pack, as well as others like Pastel Magic, Sakura (Japan’s cherry blossoms) and Hedgehog Garden.


July’s theme is Tropical Dreams and features 10 bright, fun and summery stationery products.

There are three writing utensils in the pack - a fun and beachy Sarasa pen, a set of 5 new Zebra Mildliners and a Uni colored mechanical pencil, plus a set of colorful led refills.

Special Offer: Use coupon code PENADDICT19 to save $3 USD off your 1, 3, 6 or 12 month Stationery Pack subscription plan. They offer free worldwide shipping to 94 countries!

ORDER HERE before the end of June!

If you love Japanese food, check out their three other subscription packs:

Ramen - 7 bowls of authentic Japanese noodles

Sweets - 15 different kinds of Japanese sweets and snack

Ramen + Sweets Mix - 2 bowls of noodles and 6 sweets or snacks

Be sure to follow ZenPop on social media (Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook), and check out their very own manga, featuring their mascot. Follow Luna-chan’s adventures at Full Moon Magic.

My thanks to ZenPop for sponsoring The Pen Addict this week.

Posted on June 10, 2019 and filed under Featured Sponsor.

Machine Era Field Pen | Twist - Now On Kickstarter (Sponsor)

A black metal pen with an orange twist mechanism? Sign me up!

That’s all I needed when seeing the Machine Era Field Pen | Twist launch on Kickstarter. And it was great to know that a company as talented and respected as Machine Era was behind it.

The Twist is the latest in a long line of successful projects launched from their Richmond, Virginia machine shop. That’s right - all of their products are designed and manufactured on site by the Machine Era team.

While I initially fell in love with the Orange Twist, you can order this pen in all Black DLC coated, Stainless Steel, or Brass barrels. All of the pens ship with the excellent Itoya Aquaroller 0.7 mm gel ink refill, which is a Parker-style refill, so all similar refills are compatible.

The Machine Era Field Pen | Twist is available right now on Kickstarter for $65 in your choice of material and style. There are less than two weeks to go on this campaign, so if you like the looks of the Twist, it is time to jump on it.

My thanks to Machine Era for sponsoring The Pen Addict this week.

Posted on March 18, 2019 and filed under Machine Era, Featured Sponsor.