2013 marks the 125th Anniversary of Parker Pens. 125 years of supplying pens worldwide, that’s a pretty big milestone.
I’m tickled pink to have finally gotten my hands on one of their lovely pens. Parker Pens asked me to help promote their pens for Mothers Day. I thought the Parker IM pen in a classic metallic pink lacquer with a satin finish that they sent me would make a nice Mother’s Day gift for my mom. But then I opened the box, just to take a few photos. And I thought to myself, “Hey I should pop the ink cartridge in and see how it writes.”
Upon removing the pen from the box, I fell in love pretty much instantly. I’ve always been a sucker for a good fountain pen, but until now I never realized just how nice a plain old rollerball pen could be. I adore the look and feel of this pen. The smooth finish feels lovely resting agains my fingers and the pen overall has a wonderful weight to it, that just feels right in my hand. So, um… Mom, sorry. This one’s for me.
|A treat for Mother’s Day treat for me. I’m a mom too after all, right?|
The PARKER IM, along with many other models of Parker pens, is available at fine writing specialty stores throughout Canada as well as Basics, Wallacks, Novexco, Staples, Boutique Du Stylo, Le Parchemin and Staples with prices ranging from $32 to $80 depending on the model of choice.