Despite being surrounded by pens and paper all weekend at the Atlanta Pen Show, there was only one pen and one notebook I kept on me at all times. And, by the end of the show, my notebook was upgraded greatly.
- Nock Co. DotDash Sidebound Pocket Notebook. That’s right, side bound. Getting mine at the show was the first time I got to hold the final product, and it came out great. The Bright Orange DotDash pattern is practically an optical illusion. From a distance, the page looks almost like a blank ivory page until you pull it closer and notice the fluorescent pattern. It’s wild!
- 22Pen. I was asked to bring a lot of pens for show and tell at the show - Sailor King of Pen and Conid Monarch for example - and I knew the 22Pen was going to be joining that illustrious company. It drew a huge range of comments, all of which were expected. It is such a strange pen and I wanted to get it into people’s hands to check out.
- Polaroid Zip Mobile Printer. I’m well versed in the resurgence of the small instant photography camera, but I didn’t know anything about the image sticker printer I saw being passed around at the bar. It can connect via Bluetooth to your smartphone and print 2”x3” stickers for you to use anywhere. As I did.