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2017-05: May 2017

The Writing Desk May 2017 newsletter

The Writing Desk
May 2017 Newsletter
New Products
Pelikan M101N Bright Red
Pelikan M101N Bright Red
The latest Special Edition from Pelikan in the M101 series, this time in red cellulose acetate in vivid marbled red with gold veins. Packaged in a luxury gift box with a bottle of special edition Pelikan 4001 ink.
Faber Castell Ambition Water Lily
Faber Castell Ambition Water Lily
Faber Castell continues to add bright and bold colours to its Ambition range and this year sees the introduction of the Water Lily in pink with the usual guilloche pattern.
Visconti Rembrandt
Visconti Rembrandt
New colours for the Rembrandt range: "Back to Black" and Steel Grey, both with black plated trim and black nib, plus a return of the Purple Rembrandt.
Diamine Cartridges
New Diamine Cartridges
Diamine has added to its range of standard-size cartridges by adding more colours from its bottled writing ink range: Sherwood Green, Syrah, Marine, Steel Blue, Oxford Blue, Autunm Oak, Grey, Matador, Ultra Green and Bilberry.
TWSBI Vac 700R
TWSBI Vac 700R
An improved version of the original Vac 700 with updated shutoff valve and metal filler housing (both these updates were introduced in the Vac mini launched last year). Although the new Vac 700R uses the same nib as its predecessor, nib units are not interchageable but we have the new type in stock.
Diamine Cartridges
New Diamine Cartridge Selections
Two new additions to Diamine's popular cartridge selection packs: Fiesta and Prestige. Fiesta contains Autumn Oak, Matador, Ultra Green, Marine and Bilberry whilst Prestige is made up from Oxford Blue, Syrah, Steel Blue, Sherwood Green and Grey.
Aurora Ink
Aurora Blue/Black ink
And then there were 3! Aurora now has a blue/black ink in its line-up.
Shop News
As announced in our February newsletter, we are opening a specialist writing shop here in Bury St Edmunds. After a long wait due to the inevitable delays, yesterday we signed the lease! Luckily we have had access to the building so decoration and fitting out is well under way and we hope to be open towards the end of this month. As well as the products showcased on our website, we will broaden our ranges of pens to include other writing modes and we look forward to introducing Montegrappa, ST Dupont and Conway Stewart by Bespoke British Pens.
Our shop is very conveniently located in the historic core shopping area of Bury St Edmunds with car parks only a couple of minutes walk away. You could possibly park across the street if you are lucky! The town's rail station is about 10 minutes on foot and after you have finished browsing our ranges of pens and stationery you can treat yourself to a drink or a meal in one of our town's many fine restaurants (there is even one opposite).
Our new address will be published on social media in the coming weeks together with details of some new offers and prize draws.
Lamy Safari Petrol
Lamy news
As soon as our shop is open, we will be offering the full range of Lamy products in-store, from the high-end Imporium and dialog, through the classic 2000 series to the Safari, including the new Petrol model (Petrol bottled ink and T10 cartridges too!). Watch out for these items to appear on our website.
Edison Pearlette
In case you were wondering why all the Pearlettes are out of stock (and have been for some time) the reason is that Edison has discontinued those colours and we are eagerly awaiting new models, which we hope will arrive soon. Also, sales of the Collier have been much stronger than usual, resulting in us selling out of most colours! Don't panic, more pens are due later this week.
Pelikan M800 Renaissance Brown
Pelikan M800 Renaissance Brown
Due at the end of May, this is a new special edition based on the classic M800. If you wish to reserve a pen, please e-mail your request. Note that quantities are very limited.
Eastern Pen Show
Come and see us at the Eastern Pen Show this Sunday 14th May at the Doubletree by Hilton hotel, Cambridge CB2 1RT. Doors open from 10am. Admission £5, children under 13 get free entry when accompanied by an adult.
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9th May 2017


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