Pilot Pen Nominated In Pen World Magazine’s 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Pilot Pen Corporation and Namiki Pilot have received three nominations in the Eighteenth Annual Readers’ Choice Awards sponsored by Pen World magazine.
“Pilot is honored to be recognized for its dedication to creating superior products that are functional, and also provide an outlet for expression through writing,” said Dennis Burleigh, CEO and President of Pilot Pen Corporation.
Namiki, Pilot Pen Corporation’s premium line of writing instruments, received nominations in the category of “Best Maki-e,” for pens exhibiting the most skillful Maki-e artistry, an art form dating back to the 7th century in which multi-layered patterns are drawn on the barrel and cap. These designs are then covered in layers of Urushi lacquer, which comes from trees indigenous to Japan. Recognized in this category is the Namiki Golden Rose limited edition as well as the Namiki Tabane-noshi pen. In the “Most Incredible Value” category, for the pen that is less than $200 and represents the best value, the Pilot Prera received a nomination.
Established in 1994, the Readers’ Choice Awards recognize exceptional writing instruments that were featured in Pen World during the previous calendar year. The publication’s staff carefully selected the nominees, across various categories of recognition.
Winners will be chosen by Pen World readers, who can cast their votes on the ballot included in the February issue. Voting will continue until March 15, 2012.
Pen World, issued bi-monthly, has been the premier publication for fine writing instruments for more than two decades, with a readership of pen connoisseurs, collectors, business executives and manufacturers alike.
About Pilot Pen Corporation of America
Pilot Pen offers superlative writing instruments renowned for quality, performance, cutting-edge technology and consumer satisfaction. Widely acknowledged as innovators, Pilot was first to introduce Americans to fine-point writing and currently maintains the top share position in the gel and rolling ball pen categories. Pilot’s line also includes the acclaimed Dr. Grip family of products, featuring an ergonomic, wide comfort grip that reduces writing fatigue, as well as the notable Precise V5 and G2 lines. Pilot Pen manufactures and distributes from its state-of-the-art, 305,000-square-foot-facility in Jacksonville, Fla.; its parent company is the oldest and largest manufacturer of writing instruments in Japan. For more visit www.pilotpen.us.
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