Vinta Fountain Pen Ink Giveaway Winner

This is one of those giveaways that I’m jealous of, because I don’t have a bottle of Vinta Ink myself! They are the new hotness in the ink world, and the winner gets to pick one out. And that winner is:

Vinta Fountain Pen Ink Giveaway Winner

Congrats Jonathan! I’ve sent you an email to collect your information.

Posted on August 10, 2019 and filed under Giveaways.

The Pen Addict Podcast: Episode 371 - Very Friendly Pens

Discovering Stationery for the second time

Hype train choo choo! Seeing all the goodness at the D.C. Pen Show has me more hyped than ever to head to San Francisco in two weeks. Myke and I discuss our upcoming trip, play discovery in the Closet of Doom, and Myke enjoys the wonders of #bearcam.

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Posted on August 9, 2019 and filed under Podcast.

The King Jim Frio Stand Roll Pen Case: A Review

King Jim Frio Stand Roll Pen Case Review

(Susan M. Pigott is a fountain pen collector, pen and paperholic, photographer, and professor. You can find more from Susan on her blog Scribalishess.)

With Doomsday (i.e. school) drawing nigh, it’s time to think about supplies. Supplies are the best part of going back to school, so finding some new items for the year is always fun.

The King Jim Frio Stand Roll Pen Case is made in China. It has felted material on the top half and polyester on the bottom.

King Jim Frio Stand Roll Pen Case

The case has three 30mm pockets (best for pens and pencils), two 45mm pockets (good for larger pens and rulers), and one 75mm pocket (for scissors or a small notebook). A felt flap protects your instruments when the case is rolled up.

King Jim Frio Stand Roll Pen Case Open
King Jim Frio Stand Roll Pen Case Filled

Although I’ve seen many roll cases, I’ve not seen one quite like the Frio. Two magnets connect to the bottom portion when the case is folded backwards so that it functions as a stand.

King Jim Frio Stand Roll Pen Case Magnets

Although it doesn’t look very elegant from the back, the case morphing into a stand is quite practical and looks nice on a desk.

King Jim Frio Stand Roll Pen Case Back
King Jim Frio Stand Roll Pen Case Front

Although the case rolled up adequately with all the things I put in it, the felt flap didn’t provide enough protection for my fountain pens. It’s much too short to cover them completely, and I was concerned that the scissors and ruler would scratch them.

King Jim Frio Stand Roll Pen Case Rolled

I wouldn’t recommend using this case for special fountain pens due to the potential for scratches and dings, but it is terrific for EDC pens, art pens, pencils, and other instruments. It’s compact when rolled up, and it acts as a stand when unrolled. That makes this case rather unique.

You can purchase the King Jim Frio in several colors, including green, black, navy, and white for $19.00 from JetPens.

(JetPens provided this product at no charge to The Pen Addict for review purposes.)


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King Jim Frio Stand Roll
Posted on August 9, 2019 and filed under King Jim, Pen Case.