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Dutch designer and technologist Rein van der Mast is disrupting how fountain pens are made. Instead of relying on proven technology, in 2013 he started 3D printing titanium fountain pens and nibs which are now available in both 18K solid yellow and white gold. Spica Virginis, is his latest design, resembling an ear of grain and named after the brightest star in the constellation Virgo, where in ancient drawings the virgin holds a bundle of grain ears. In 18K yellow gold the color perfectly matches the color of grain. The pen is also available in 18K solid white gold.  “This type of white gold is developed for 3D printing, selective laser melting in particular. It is very white, and more importantly, it is very hard, eliminating the need for a rhodium coating.” He emphasizes that this is particularly useful for nibs. Van der Mast is the only one in the…

Montegrappa’s diminutive arrival that’s proving difficult not to describe as “cute” or “adorable”! Based on the popular Fortuna family of pens, Felicitá is a more compact version, smaller in volume and ideal for any pocket, purse man-bag, hand-luggage and other holders with limited or reduced space. With a unisex design that is clean and modern, Felicitá is also better suited to the female hand than many full-sized pens. Because it is shorter than the full-sized Fortuna, Felicita’s dimensions ideally suit the space in a lady’s clutch. Felicitá’s cap and barrel are formed of delicately pearlised resin, with a choice of four colours: Sugar Pink Dust, Ocean Jellybon, Red Velvet and Caramel Gold. All are trimmed in stainless steel. The collection features on its cap end the 1912 monogram of Montegrappa, while the brand logo is laser-cut on the cap band. Felicitá is offered in all three of the most popular…

Montblanc presents the Montblanc Heritage Collection 1912, inspired by the companyʼs early 20th century beginnings, when a group of mastercraftsmen developed the original Simplo Safety Filler. This original instrument, was a product of the Simplo Filler Pen Company, the venture that set the foundation of what was to one day become Montblanc, the ultimate synonym of “writing culture”, a trademark registered in 1910. Derived from the word “simple”, the Simplo Safety Filler pioneered a design that made it virtually leak-proof when closed, making portable fountain pens a reality. The Montblanc Heritage Collection 1912 is above all the result of imagination and collaboration: combining heritage and cutting-edge technology with a twist of creativity. Inspired by the innovative principles of the Simplo Safety Filler, a collection emerges that explores new perspectives in handwriting, successfully blending the traditional skills of master-craftsmen with advanced technology. This milestone collection is designed for those who appreciate…