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2011-03-23 06:00:00

LOS ANGELES, March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Montegrappa, Italy's most revered manufacturer of fine writing instruments, today announced the introduction of two distinct pen collections resurrected from the company's historic archives. Debuting at Baselworld this week from March 24 to March 31, the world's largest and most important event in the watch and jewelry sector which is held annually in Basel, Switzerland, Montegrappa's Cosmopolitan and Privilege Gioiello luxury pen collections...

2011-03-22 14:06:00

LOS ANGELES, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Montegrappa, Italy's most revered manufacturer of fine writing instruments, today announced the debut of several new commemorative pens honoring Frank Sinatra during Baselworld, the world's largest and most important event in the watch and jewelry sector held annually in Basel, Switzerland, this year from March 24 to March 31. The pens will be part of Montegrappa's popular "Icons" series of writing instruments, which pays tribute to global...

2011-01-20 06:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Montegrappa, Italy's most revered manufacturer of fine writing instruments, today announced a companion luxury pen set to the acclaimed "Icons" writing instruments honoring the legendary Muhammad Ali. Commemorating the 35th Anniversary of one of his greatest fights, "A Thrilla in Manila," the new set has been authorized by both Muhammad Ali Enterprises and Joe Frazier. Held at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Philippines on October 1st,...

2011-01-11 06:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Montegrappa, Italy's most revered manufacturer of fine writing instruments, today announced a second addition to the company's "Icons" series of writing instruments which pay tribute to cultural giants in which their character and achievements lifted them to global awareness. The newest pen in the series honors legendary martial arts expert and actor, Bruce Lee. To commemorate the 70th birthday of Bruce Lee, Montegrappa will introduce a...

2010-12-09 07:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Montegrappa, Italy's most revered manufacturer of fine writing instruments, is pleased to announce legendary filmmaker, writer and actor, Sylvester Stallone, has acquired an interest in the brand. The acquisition strengthens a relationship that dates back more than 15 years when the company learned Mr. Stallone was an aficionado and collector of Montegrappa pens. Mr. Stallone will serve as a Montegrappa brand ambassador and will also provide...

2010-04-26 07:10:00

TUCSON, Ariz., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Graduation gifts have special meaning. Whether it's a fountain pen, Dopp kit, emergency GPS unit or shaving set, this special gift is meant to celebrate accomplishment, reward success, and brighten the recipient's future. A graduation gift should impress and last. OakStreet Man (http://www.oakstreetman.com), Internet seller of Exceptional Goods for the Uncompromising Man(TM), has the perfect items, service and guarantee to make every graduate smile....

2009-10-14 08:00:00

TOKYO, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Platinum Pen Co., Ltd. begins in October 2009 the overseas sale of a new fountain pen model highly popular in Japan for its nib that gives a feel of genuinely smooth writing despite its super-low price. The Platinum PPQ is a family of fountain pens acceptable to people of a broad range of ages and, at the same time, giving a feel of genuinely smooth fountain pen writing satisfactory even to long-time users. PPQ ink is available in seven different colors and...

2008-01-30 10:55:00

The continuous fabrication of complex, three-dimensional nanoscale structures and the ability to grow individual nanowires of unlimited length are now possible with a process developed by researchers at the University of Illinois.Based on the rapid evaporation of solvent from simple "inks," the process has been used to fabricate freestanding nanofibers, stacked arrays of nanofibers and continuously wound spools of nanowires. Potential applications include electronic interconnects,...

2005-09-08 11:30:00

PARIS -- It started as an answer to leaky pens carried by American soldiers during World War Two, was perfected and made popular by an Italian-born baron and has written its way into history as the world's biggest-selling pen. More than half a century after honing a cheap version of the ballpoint pen, Bic, the French firm which built an empire out of making things to be thrown away, said Thursday it had sold its 100 billionth -- 100,000,000,000th --- disposable ballpoint. The group started...


Latest Fountain pen Reference Libraries

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2010-09-16 15:36:53

Unlike its predecessor, the dip pen, the fountain pen holds its ink in a internal reservoir which is drawn through a feed to the nib by way of gravity and capillary action. Due to its way of operating the fountain pen requires little to no pressure to write. The ink in the reservoir may be re-filled manually via an internal "filler mechanism or through use of removable reservoirs of pre-filled ink. The first known recorded use of the fountain pen dates back to the 10th century....

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