Pens parker wishes you all a great Valentine’s day…
Febuary the 14th day is such a fantastic day to make someone you love feel that little bit special…
Writing and poetry have long been associated with romance so those of you out there with a literally bent why not take your time to write a sonnet for you loved one?
If you want to make it real special get some really nice writing paper and grab you parker sonnet fountain pen to give your love poem the hand finished look..
Parker Pens are one of the most used branded promotional pens today, other brands such as Bic are of course used but if you are talking quality at a reasonable price Parker Pens are the usual first choice. As parker pens are well known to the general public it is no wonder they are used by so many marketers to represent their companies and services in an attractive and clear manner. Mainly this is because Parker promotional pens have the kind style and elegance that will impress clients.
Of course Parker Pens also have a great range of style colour and finish options so it easy to find a pen to fit your brand image. Due to the high quality and perceived value of parker pens they are particularly suited to be distributed to managing directors and executives who are most like to control those all important purse strings.
The two most used pens for promotional use are the parker vector and parker sonnet.
Both of these pens can be engraved or printed with a message at a wide variety of promotional product companies.
It may also be worth considering purchasing and personalising a pen box at the same time to get an even greater advertising impact
Parker Sonnet fountain and rollerball pens are one of the Parker Pens companies most sucessful Pen ranges.
The mark 1 Sonnet fountain pen was introduced in 1983 but has since been superceded by the wide cap band mark 2 which is now in production. Several different varieties and finishes of the Sonnet have been made during the production run including gold and silver plated versions as well as stainless steel and solid silver variant. Sonnets are also available in rollerball and fountain pen varieties. Several different lacquered and painted finishes have appeared from time to time giving a colourful option for purchasers
At the start of 2008 Parker Pens discontinued the original Parker Sonnet Pen design and introduced the Parker Sonnet Refresh with a dlighty updated and honed design. Subtle design differences like 5 feathers instead of 7 feathers on the traditional clip design, and 3 engraved rather than 2 on the barrel differentiate this model.
Prices range from around £20 to hundred of pounds for the more exclusive special edition sonnet pens
All parker sonnet pens come in an exclusive pen box and are provided with a parker pens guarantee.
Unfortunately due to it worldwide sales the parker sonnet is one of the most conterfeited pens and fake sonnet pens often turn up in the far east and on unreputable websites so if your purchasing always use a manufacture reccommended parker pen retailer.
Parker Vector is the name of a family of pens manufactured by Parker pens. These are a frequently used by promotional firms as logo gift items.
The Parker Vector is the brand name of a range of pens produced by the parker pen company. They are one of the most successful pens produced by parker and are often printed and used as advertising pens
The original Parker Vector design was first seen around 1981 and called “Parker RB1″. Then in 1984 Parker added a Fountain Pen 1 to the range.
In 1986 Parker changed the design slightly by lengthening the cap and shortening the barrel and this was renamed the “Vector Standard”. Over the years this has been abbreviated to Parker Vector.
There are four main different types available in a choice of eihter plastic or steel. These are the roller ball, fountain pen, capped roller ball, ballpoint, and pencil. The ballpoint and pencil parker vector have push button operation.
The Parker Vector design is very simple and this leads in part to it success, it is a straight tube with a traditional parker arrow clip. The cap is styled to complement the elegant design and has a snug fit onto the end of the barrel when closed.
Parker Vector pens can be packaged onto card, some versions are sold in promotional box packaging. There are also many special edditions including calligraphy sets. Replacement cartridges are readily available for stationery suppliers.
In 1894 Parker received a patent on his so called “Lucky Curve” feed, which was reputed to draw excess ink back into the pen whilst the pen was not in use. The Lucky Curve patent feed was used in various pen up until until 1928.
Between 1920s to the 1960s Parker Pens was either the number 1 or 2 pen seller.
After this point the development of the ballpoint pen by companies such as BIC
Around 1931 Parker created a quick drying ink trade name Quink which removed the need for blotting and lead to the development of the Parker 51 pen the most widely sold fountain pen in history with an estimated sales of $400 million worth in its 30 year history
Production facilities were set up all over the world including in France Denmark and Canada, United Kingdom abd Denmark
Parker pens where often used to sign important history documents most famously the the World War II armistices.
After a management buyout in 1987 parker pens moved at headquarters to Newhaven, East Sussex, England previously the Valentine Pen Company previously bought by Parker.
In 1993 Parker was acquired by the Gillette Company and combined with other brands such as papermate. Gillette then sold the pens division in 2000 to Newell Rubbermaid.
The Major Pens that Parker has produced to date
1899 – Jointless
1909 – Jack Knife Safety
1921 – Duofold
1932 – Vacumatic
1941 – the model “51″
1954 – Jotter
1956 – the model “61″
1964 – the model “45″ and “75
1967 – Classic (1967)
1973 – the model “25
1982 – Arrow
1986 – Vector
1987 – Duofold International
1988 – the model “95″
1993 – Sonnet
2004 – the Parker 100