This is the time of year when school is winding down, some people are looking ahead to graduation, and some are getting ready for spring finals or SATs. You want to do your best on the test and get credit for all the right answers you give. You also don’t want the machine to mark you wrong if there are smudges on the paper. Choosing the right lead hardness level is kind of like Goldilocks and the Three Bears...
It is always nice to be recognized for hard work done. We are honored that S.P. Richards, one of the largest office supply wholesalers in the nation, named Pentel of America “Office Supply Vendor of the Year”. This prestigious award recognizes Pentel as the best overall vendor/supplier in the office supply category. This award is a testament not only to the quality that our products contain, but of the teamwork that we have within our organization AND the overwhelming display of customer loyalty that we are so fortunate to have. This blog though is a sincere dedication to you, our customers, who have remained loyal to the Pentel brand year after year.
NAMTA, The International Arts Material Trade Association, is the only trade event dedicated exclusively to fine art materials and the people who produce and sell them. Pentel Arts, a division of Pentel, was a proud participant once again this year.
With a new year comes a new launch and this time Pentel Arts introduced their newest product: Hybrid Technica.
The many retailers in attendance were pleased with the new product and were drawn to its distinctive features. In attendance at the Pentel Arts booth was a superior pen and ink artist, Paul Reynolds. Paul has had the experience of using technical pens for 25 years. He obtained his Bachelor Degree in Illustration at Oxford and Cambridge University before receiving his Master of Fine Arts Degree at The School for Visual Arts in New York.
“At last Pentel Arts has made the Hybrid Technica with its pigmented, archival roller system; now I don’t have to worry about my pen failing in the middle of my artwork,” Paul commented.
The big difference between the Pentel Arts Hybrid Technica and other art pens is the “tungsten carbide” tip. This type of tip allows for “consistent” lines without skipping or fading. Paul also commented “I can depend on the tungsten carbide roller tip and ink delivery for unparallel line control. It doesn’t skip or blotch ink, I get the actual line width as described on the packaging. BLACK is BACK with Hybrid Technica”.
The newly launched Pentel Arts Hybrid Technica was featured as one of the “What’s Exciting to See in the Exhibit Hall” products at NAMTA….and an overall great response was received.
We were fortunate enough to have Mr. Reynolds demonstrate the capability of the Hybrid Technica with a truly intricate sketch of the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis as shown below:
“I encourage the emerging artist to consider using Pentel Arts products to easily achieve results in a variety of classic styles. If I choose to create a sketch with my Hybrid Technica, I can transform it into a fine line drawing with the same pen in different line sizes. I’ll make gray washes of the Hybrid Technica using my Pentel Arts Aquash Brush, add precise colors with Pentel Arts Sliccis, soften edges with Pentel Arts White Sunburst Metallic Gel and add some shiny highlights with Pentel Arts Slicci Metallic gel pens.
It comes around once a year on the same day every year. So why is it that some people put it off until the very last minute? Probably because they’re procrastinators and my guess is that it is not just taxes that they put off. However, not filling out that tax form can cost you big time, in the form of penalties and late fees. It can also cause a lot of stress for last minute scrambling of getting everything together, not to mention waiting in long lines at the post office. I admit I’m not a procrastinator. What I found to help with my taxes was...
Like most Americans, you probably have too much stuff! In fact, if you look around I bet you could easily find ten things right off the bat that you could get rid of. If you did that everyday think of how uncluttered your life would be. I spent much of last weekend cleaning out my mother-in-law’s place to move her. Boy, people sure can accumulate a lot of stuff! That gave me the incentive to look around my office. When I opened my pencil drawer I was not happy: