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2011-07-14 16:16:24

Something strange happens when a consumer learns her favorite product choice isn't available: Instead of picking the runner-up, she'll reject it for another alternative, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research. "Close second choices are an important consideration when a consumer makes a purchase decision and then learns that their selection is unavailable (out-of-stock, discontinued, just sold)," write authors Wendy Attaya Boland (American University), Merrie Brucks, and...

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2011-06-29 13:11:42

The pen may have bested the sword long ago, but now it's challenging wires and soldering irons. University of Illinois engineers have developed a silver-inked rollerball pen capable of writing electrical circuits and interconnects on paper, wood and other surfaces. The pen is writing whole new chapters in low-cost, flexible and disposable electronics. Led by Jennifer Lewis, the Hans Thurnauer professor of materials science and engineering at the U. of I., and Jennifer Bernhard, a professor...

2011-06-16 07:00:00

TOKYO, KREFELD, Germany and VANCOUVER, Wash., June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The launch of Bamboo Paper on the Apple App Store today demonstrates Wacom®'s dedication to creating fun and engaging human interface products that offer computer users natural and expressive ways to communicate. A perfect complement to the Bamboo Stylus for iPad, Bamboo Paper turns any iPad into a digital notebook with the ability to share ideas and concepts with handwritten notes, sketches or...

2011-05-18 06:00:00

LOS ANGELES, May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Montegrappa, Italy's most revered manufacturer of fine writing instruments, today announced the availability of the Privilege Gioiello luxury pen collection which debuted at this year's Baselworld in March which is the world's largest and most important event in the watch and jewelry sector which is held annually in Basel, Switzerland. For a century, Montegrappa's pens have exhibited the same attention to detail and employed the same artisan skills...

2011-05-17 08:00:00

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pilot Pen's B2P (Bottle-To-Pen) and FriXion erasable pens have earned the coveted Good Housekeeping Seal, joining the ranks of Brawny's dependable paper towels and Duracell batteries. After a review by the experts at The Good Housekeeping Research Institute, B2P, which officially launched in the general market in May and is the world's first pen made from recycled plastic bottles; and Pilot's revolutionary FriXion Ball pen and FriXion...

2011-03-25 06:00:00

LOS ANGELES, March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Montegrappa, Italy's most revered manufacturer of fine writing instruments, today announced the introduction of a new set of commemorative pens to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the company's home country which will premiere this week from March 24 to March 31 at Baselworld, the world's largest and most important event in the watch and jewelry sector which is held annually in Basel, Switzerland. Known as a land of great antiquity, Italy...

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...

2011-01-20 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...

2010-10-28 10:37:00

SHELTON, Conn., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- BIC invites you to Vanderbilt Hall at Grand Central Terminal on November 3 and 4, 2010 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. to "Get a Clue" and help solve a gigantic cross word puzzle and learn more about how BIC ball point pens are made. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101028/NY90157) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101028/NY90157) This event is the official launch of BIC's Easy-Glide System® Ink Technology, which has...


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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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