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"Factory Green" is a Traveler's Company limited edition collection of some of their favorite brass writing instruments redesigned with a light teal green brassing coating. This series was inspired by a shade of green paint that is commonly used in manufacturing plants, on industrial printing presses and along the floors, doors and shelves in many factories in Japan. One example in particular comes from a well-used shelf in the Traveler's affiliated Designphil Nagareyama Plant that has been used to store a large number of printing ink cans; over the years, the paint has faded, chipped and stained in certain spots and just...

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Over the weekend we prepared many of these fun packages for Google NY. It’s part of a program they are doing to keep their employees engaged while staying at home and we love how they are finding ways to support local businesses like us. We are happy to see that people are excited about letter writing and that we can help encourage this activity that we love very much.  Many of you have been asking us to share what products we've included in these letter writing kits so we thought we might share with you a list of what put inside: ...

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Happy Memorial Weekend everyone! We went out for a short walk yesterday in our neighborhood. Next to the park, a few blocks are dedicated for pedestrians. Since quarantine, other than stopping by the shop in the morning, most of the time we stay in door. It’s nice to be out and even though it was a normal walk, it turned out to be very memorable during this time. Hope everyone is having a relaxing weekend too!

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Starting Monday with pretty colors : ) These are Pentel Touch Brush Sign in Nuance Color series. The pen has a flexible felt tip that allows a variety of controllable line width. The tip is slightly stiff but so elastic that it takes much less time to get used to. They are perfect for beginners who'd like to start practicing brush calligraphy and we actually use them for our calligraphy workshops. These 12 colors will be regular colors in addition to the original 12 colors 🌈

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Started in 1925, Shachihata has been a leading brand in name stamps and ink pads in Japan. Name stamp is an essential part of life in Asia, and everyone has at least one to seal official documents. When Neil opened his first bank account in Taiwan, a name stamp was required and any important changes would require the original stamp to be presented. It’s like an additional ID. It’s common to stamp next to your signature when you sign a document to indicate it’s a serious verification. Sometimes, on less official documents, stamping by itself just means that you have...

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