Fine Writing Newsletter 11/2017

Fine Writing Newsletter 11/2017


At the Pelikan hubs 2017 pen collectors and pen lovers around the globe met to share their passion for writing instruments and for handwriting in general. The hubs have become a key element of Pelikan’s annual calendar.

For this autumn, we are happy to present to you various very exciting new product launches. The elegant series 605 White-Transparent is a modern interpretation of the timeless classic Souverän. Whereas the new series 805 Ocean Swirl reminds of the sea with stormy and deep waters. Finally, we will again launch a new model of the limited edition series Maki-e. The Dragonfly is picking up the meaning of this animal in the Japanese mythology with a lot of little details.

Have fun exploring these wonderful new products!

Pelikan Hubs 2017

We are really happy to see our hub community continuously growing. At this year’s hub event we welcomed more than 3,600 registered participants in 145 cities around the world in 43 different countries! We would like to thank all participants and especially all hub masters who took care of the organization of the hubs with a lot of commitment and dedication. We are looking forward to the Pelikan Hubs 2018!


Gracefully with a gentle appearance. That‘s the look of the new Special Edition Souverän 605 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.

The white and partially transparent barrel is made of cellulose acetate, using a traditional process that is extremely work-intensive. For the white, finely turned parts, high-grade resin was used. The clip and rings are refined with a palladium coating and the completely rhodanized 14 carat gold nib, matches to the silver sheen of the other components. Even the inner parts that slightly shine through the white-transparent barrel of the fountain pen and the upper-part of the ballpoint pen harmonize perfectly with the white-silver look.

The Souverän 605 White-Transparent is encased in a specially designed gift box. This elegant series will be available as a piston fountain pen and a ballpoint pen by mid of October 2017.


This distinctive new special edition series has been crafted using a unique material providing a truly spectacular look and appearance of each Ocean Swirl pen. Exposure to light further enhances and adds sparkle and depth which vary in intensity. Just like in the deep sea, bright spots alternate with dark spots mimicking the light that radiates and is found in the ocean. Each writing Instrument is truly unique.

The rings and the clip are palladium plated, and the 18 carat gold nib is completely covered by rhodium in order to obtain the silver sheen.

These differential piston fountain pens will be available in nib sizes EF, F, M, and B. A matching ballpoint pen and roller ball will also be offered. We also recommend our Edelstein Ink in Jade, a matching color. The 805 Ocean Swirl will be available starting November 2017.


Dragonflies are famous for their exceptional flying properties. As they only fly forward and never go backwards, they are considered as a lucky symbol in Japanese mythology representing endurance and perseverance. During the age of wars in Japan, Samurai used the design of dragonflies as an ornament for their ordnance.

There are five dragonflies vividly drawn on the beautiful background of the fountain pen barrel. This background depicts ‘Tsugigami”, a traditional Japanese paper made by connecting various pieces of paper. The image of the dragonfly is created by using many different Maki-e techniques such as Raden, Byakutan-nuri, Kawari-nuri and Togidashi-Taka-Maki-e. The “Dragonfly” is a masterpiece that combines the craftsmanship of Pelikan Germany based on 179 years of tradition and technology coupled with superior Japanese traditional Maki-e painting techniques.

Each fountain pen has the Pelikan logo on the crown, a limited edition number and the artist’s signature drawn in by hand using Maki-e techniques. This series is limited to an edition of 111 pieces worldwide. Each fountain pen is equipped with an 18 carat, two-tone gold nib and is encased in a traditional Japanese pen box made of paulownia wood.