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Hello Members,

New Laban fountain pens arrived and thus sharing them with you today. But first.....I met Laban Pen Company Founder, John, who started his Company in 1981, and his son, Mark, Company Associate, at this year's DC Pen Show. They flew from their home and business in Asia to participate along with Laban's USA Distributor, Jerry, who is a most welcome and familiar face at USA Pen Shows. Laban is a family business and their focus is creating enjoyable fountain pens for the everyday fountain pen user as well as the Collector. As part of Laban's history, their limited edition Dragon Pen, introduced in 2004, was awarded The Best Writing Instrument by Lewis & Clark, Royal Academy of Arts in the UK. Laban also once built a collaborative partnership with Musei del Vaticano, and became the honorary signature pen of Pope Benedict XVI, which contributed to Laban's international fame. A family pen business wherein the owner is overseeing all aspects of the business leads to benefits for us, the fountain pen customers. Laban is faithful to their Dealer Network, and also dedicated to the consumer.
In the attached photo, top to bottom, are...

Mento Fountain Pen : Tiger Torando resin finish, Retail list price USD$160.00

Scepter Fountain Pen : Terrazzo Marble resin finish, Retail list price USD$140.00

Honeycomb Fountain Pen : Blue enamel finish, Retail list price USD$180.00--discontinued model

These luxury writing instruments are fitted with desirable, 6 mm size, Bock steel nibs. Noteworthy is the attention to detail in design and construction--they are well-made, attractive fountain pens which are fairly priced. Put it all together and the result is an enjoyable writing experience. The threads do not bind/catch/hang-up as we see on other fountain pens. Clip tension is ideal and the clip is straight. The weight is ideal--not heavy and not too light. The number of turns to remove the cap is an additional feature--enough to secure the cap, yet not too many to be inconvenient.

Laban Pen has become a respected source of high-quality writing instruments and I am happy to own and write with them. My first Laban fountain pen was purchased in the early 90s and I continue to appreciate them to this very day.

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I just purchased a Mento in Pumpkin. These pens are on the larger

side which I like. I find them well made and a good value especially

if you can find them at a bargain price as I did.

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I just purchased a Mento in Pumpkin. These pens are on the larger

side which I like. I find them well made and a good value especially

if you can find them at a bargain price as I did.

 

Congrats! :)

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I too am a Laban Mento fan. They are great reliable writers. Big, but not heavy. My Favorite is the Tortoise Shell. But of course I had to buy a few others as well. 👍

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Tiger Eye is my kind of pen...haven't used it in a while. Really should go back to it and see what I feel about it now, a few years later.

 

Erick

 

Using right now:

Kaweco Dia2 "F" nib running Kaweco Blue

Eversharp Skyline "F" nib running Omas Sepia

Leonardo Officina Italiana "EF" nib running Noodler's Cayenne

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Does anyone know how to contact this company, or if they have a U.S. presence?

 

The converter for my Laban Grecian Blue Marble has a crack where it joins the section, and I believe their products carry a lifetime warranty. I'd like to get in touch with them to arrange a replacement. I found this on another site, but the phone number is not in service:

 

 

US Distributor:
Laban Pen Corp,
1310 E. Orangethorpe Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92831, USA
Phone: 1-714-992-2468
Fax: 1-714-992-2460
Email: sales@labanusa.com

 

I have also sent emails three different ways, with no response.

 

Thanks for your help.

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Does anyone know how to contact this company, or if they have a U.S. presence?

 

The converter for my Laban Grecian Blue Marble has a crack where it joins the section, and I believe their products carry a lifetime warranty. I'd like to get in touch with them to arrange a replacement. I found this on another site, but the phone number is not in service:

 

 

US Distributor:

Laban Pen Corp,

1310 E. Orangethorpe Ave.

Fullerton, CA 92831, USA

Phone: 1-714-992-2468

Fax: 1-714-992-2460

Email: sales@labanusa.com

 

I have also sent emails three different ways, with no response.

 

Thanks for your help.

 

 

If all else fails, they take generic international short converters/cartridges.

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Hi, I really like the Laban Mento, up to now I have a Celebration Red, a Pumpkin Seed, and an Amazon Forest. I love its size and weight, although I do not really mind a metal, heavier pen like the 159 or the Chaplin, for me it's just a different writing experience, not worse, not better. Looking for another Mento to add to my collection in the Laban Spanish online shop, www.laban.es, I have had the surprise that the Mento models do not appear at all, but in its stead there is an identical pen, as far as I can tell: the so-called Portofino. Identical but much cheaper, I'm glad to say. Does anyone know something about this Portofino twin of the Mento?

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Has opus 88 killed off Laban in the internet buzz community?

 

I have been looking at the 325 model and not sure how it's different than the mento. Also, it's probably similar in size and shape as the opus 88 jazz that I will be getting soon in pre-order. 

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