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Monday, October 24, 2011

The new website is up!

Well, after a long wait, and much anticipation, the new "official" website is up and running! It's been a huge process, and I have devoted much time to making this website function well. If you see any errors, or any mistakes, do me a huge favor and let me know.

And yes, to celebrate, a little photoshop-fun was in order. :)

This entire website was designed by me, from the ground up. I also did all of the photography and design illustrations for it. This website has been long in the making! It has taken me forever to find the time for it, but now that it's up, it's going to be a huge asset to me, and hopefully to you as well.

Let's do a quick run down of all the new features on the website:

Services. I have updated my pen services, and organized them in a way that I think will be very useful. Each service has it's own respective page, that describes the cost, and what all is involved in the repair.

Home page. The main page of the website will offer easy access to the 4 most-used pages. This will make it easy for new users to find what they're looking for. The 4 pages are:

1) Services
2) For sale - My monthly tray of vintage restored pens (see below for more details)
3) Sell your pens!
4) FAQ's

Let's go over the last three of these main-page categories real quick:

Monthly tray of vintage restored pens! This is one that I have personally been looking forward to. I am opening up a web-based mini pen show, so to speak. You can read all the details on the page, so I won't go into them here, but I will say this - Make sure to check that page the first of every month! There will be a lot of AWESOME pens on there. This month (including November, since October is almost over) we've got some great ones including:

- Parker 51 Half Demonstrator - vacumatic - factory B nib!
- Parker 51 Aero - 1.3mm Minuskin re-tipped nib!
- Esterbrook Dollar pen - 2314F fine stub nib
- sheaffer Touchdown Valiant in Burnt Umber brown - very smooth XF nib

Overall there are 12 pens + 1 extra this month, and all of them are fabulous!

Sell your pens! Now you can get rid of your space-stealing old junkers! I will buy almost any vintage (and/or modern) pen you can think of, and for a fair price too. Make me an offer. :)

FAQ's. This is a very important new feature. This extensive list of FAQ's will always be growing, as I add to it over the next few years and decades. If you want to see something on there, I am fully open to suggestions!

As for now, those are all the "new" and "fancy" features that I've integrated into the website. I hope you will have pleasant time browsing around and getting used to the new layout.

Again, please let me know if something goes wrong - dead link, glitchy layout, etc. Reporting problems like this helps me to quickly identify the problem, and fix it!

I look forward to future updates, and working with the new website in general. It's definitely a huge improvement over the last blog-site that I was using. :)

Tyler Dahl


  1. Nice new website, Tyler--bravo!
    Now, when are we going to see a new YouTube video from you? ;)
    Oh, and what about those Jinhao pens you talked about on YT a months ago?
    Will you be selling those on the website soon?

    Best wishes,

  2. Awesome, congrats! I envy you a little. It's always nice to be able to do something you really love. Not that I don't like my profession but sometimes I feel like trying something else for a change.

  3. I just checked out your new website, and it looks great, Tyler!  Watching your business evolve is very inspiring!  Hope you are having a great day today!  =)

  4. Yea, the videos have been quite infrequent, and minimal...

    My camera is just really bad, and requires a lot of work to set up. :)

    Thos Jinhao pens - Yes! You will see those show up fairly soon. I am still working through some details, but eventually they will become pretty ":standard".

    I am also considering retailing TWSBI pens!

    So many ideas... :D

  5. I can agree to that, in a different way. As an entrepreneur, I have always done what I loved. It is a wonderful thing to have a job that you just can't get enough of! I often times wonder how I have been so fortunate as to get paid to play with pens!

    Perhaps a career change is in your future? :)

  6. Thanks KP!

    I'm glad you like the website!

    I too am enjoying watching my business evolve and progress. It's so fun to look at what it was when it stared, and what it is now. Such a transformation.

    I hope your day is great too! :)

  7. Nah, I love what I do but some sort of entrepreneurship would be nice.