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Old 12-10-2018, 07:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I've got someone looking for a high end pen and pencil set with a quality box that can be engraved. Currently I was thinking about offering him 2 options either a matched set of mistral pen and rollerball or a more cost effective European round top rollerball and pen set (from Nerea). I'm not sure if there are better options.

In addition I'm at a loss for boxes and engraving options as I've never done that before. Any help or advice you have would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 12-10-2018, 07:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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You say they want "high end".

The "European round top" is not what I would call high end.

"High end" would be Emperor or Jr. Emperor, in my opinion, or perhaps the Statesman products.

It is also not clear whether you want "pen and pencil set" or "rollerball and pen set".

Where you typed "Nerea" do you mean "Berea".

Sorry for the nitpicking if that's what it seems like but when you are dealing with a customer who wants "high end" you really do have to be rather precise. . And without that kind of precision it is rather hard to offer advice.
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Sorry, I really shouldn't post via phone. He wants a matched rollerball and pencil set. I agree that European round tops are not high end but in terms of matching kits I have seen very few and would like to give him alternatives
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I also think I should stay away from words like high end and such especially after looking at recent posts
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I think what you should do is ask for a list of kits that can support your needs before asking about what is highend. Get into the engraving and find a box separately. You will get better info this way. Trying to cram so many options and questions get confusing. Some may know answer to one but not both and they skip answering. Just trying to help and no I have no idea for either. My idea for a box and engraving is way out of your budget from what you wrote.
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Well this has been an interesting thread that I honestly wish I could delete. From my mistypes to the condescending tone from others I think I will go back to simply looking and occasionally purchasing blanks. Thank you for helping me remember why I stopped interacting online.
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The perfect fit kit makes a good set using the pencil converter. It comes in a range of finishes, it’s not a Rollerball but you can get a upgraded Parker refill that writes very nicely. I am not aware of any pencil type set for a Rollerball.

https://www.beartoothwoods.com/catal...ducts_id=265&1

https://www.beartoothwoods.com/catal...roducts_id=129
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Well this has been an interesting thread that I honestly wish I could delete. From my mistypes to the condescending tone from others I think I will go back to simply looking and occasionally purchasing blanks. Thank you for helping me remember why I stopped interacting online.
You asked for ADVICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a world we live in these days.
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I have no experience with engraving boxes, but I suspect general plaque/print shops might be helpful. Many pen turners themselves are utilizing laser engravers, possibly there is one locally.

As for the boxes themselves, many of the typical pen turning vendors will carry a variety.

I'll check on some resources tomorrow and update in a PM if I find anything locally.

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Sorry, I really shouldn't post via phone. He wants a matched rollerball and pencil set. I agree that European round tops are not high end but in terms of matching kits I have seen very few and would like to give him alternatives
In all honesty, we are not mind readers. I posted some things yesterday about the ambiguity of words and how the same words mean different things to different people. We are here to help as much as possible and we want to help, but sometimes it take two or three or four posts and re-posts to get on the same page so that the correct information can be given.
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