News: M605 White Transparent

Pelikan M605 White Transparent Fountain PenIn addition to the Maki-e Dragonfly, Pelikan’s retail channels also broke news of the M605 White Transparent due out in the second half of next month (October 2017).  News of this model was first announced here at the Perch way back in July and much of what was expected at that time has materialized in the final release version of this new model.  Many will appreciate the fact that the M6xx line is getting some attention as this is the preferred size for many who find an M400 too small and an M800 too large.  Pelikan bills this model as a modern reinterpretation of the classic Souverän.  The official statement reads;

Gracefully with a gentle appearance. That‘s the look of the new Pelikan Souverän M605 White-Transparent. Thanks to its tone-in-tone design it seems to be inconspicuous but it is absolutely not. The bright but not cold white colour shades underline the very modern interpretation of the true classic Souverän.

If you’ve been waiting for Pelikan to release a new M6xx, this might be the one for you.

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News: Edelstein Ink of the Year 2018

Edelstein Ink Collection BottleIn case you haven’t heard, Pelikan is once again allowing its fans to help design an Edelstein ink, this time the 2018 Ink of the Year edition.  This is a promotion similar to the one that ultimately gave birth to Ink of the Year 2015, Amethyst.  I’m sure that on occasion pen & ink lovers have vocalized their ideas for products that they would like to see companies such as Pelikan bring to market.  That said, I’m not sure that I know of many companies that actually empower their fans to design an upcoming mass-market release.  Pelikan is not only allowing its fans a shot at designing an upcoming Ink of the Year, they are also giving away prizes and, best of all, the process itself couldn’t be simpler.  A color mixer has been made available online that allows you to mix and match hues until you achieve that perfect color which you then upload to a gallery.  The process itself is very straight forward and can be done quickly depending on just how much of a perfectionist you are.  The only requirements are that you do not duplicate an existing color and that you name your creation after a gemstone (all in keeping with the line’s theme).  Designs will be judged by a jury of 10 people, 5 from Pelikan and 5 chosen from Pelikan’s fan base.  If being a jury member sounds appealing, you can throw your name in the hat when you register your color.  Of course this contest is not open to Pelikan’s employees.

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