You might also remember that I was lucky enough to get to know Mark with Rickshaw Bagworks while I lived in San Francisco. My wife and I are a big fan of Rickshaw products and use them on a regular basis. Mark even invited me to their production facility and gave me some products to review and giveaway when I was just starting this blog.
A few weeks ago I posted some of my doodle images to Instagram and was surprised when Mark reached out to see if I’d be interested in getting them printed on some pen rolls. I knew that he had done this with a few other people in the fountain pen community, but never expected my own images to be on a pen roll. Needless to say I scanned my doodles and sent them over to him right away!
The Rolls Arrive!
I just received the pen rolls and couldn’t be happier. The dye-sublimation printing process Rickshaw uses is not only amazing but also extremely durable, and the resulting fabrics look incredibly true to the original. Take a look for yourself:Mark also took the liberty (after asking) of playing with one of my doodles a bit in Photoshop and altered the color to give different options. Of course, his team matched the tag and plush interior of each roll to the color of the pattern. He also threw in some matching single pen sleeves that, of course, have the coordinated tags and plush interiors. Each roll holds six pens and rolls up to a size not much larger than a can of cola.
It would be selfish to keep these all to myself, so I’m going to give them away! Well, not all of them. I’m particularly fond of the green and gold pattern, so I think I’ll keep that one for myself, but all four of the “ribbon” color variations (along with matching pen sleeves) are going to new homes. Before I get into the details, here are a few more images:
Now, let’s get to the giveaway. First, please understand how kind it was of Mark to send so many pen rolls and sleeves over. Take a look at Rickshaw’s product pricing and you’ll see that each custom roll retails for $49 and custom pen sleeves retail for $15! Because of his generosity, I want to show Rickshaw some love in this giveaway also.
This giveaway will have four (4) winners. Each winner will receive one (1) pen roll and the matching pen sleeve. Please be sure to fill in the field on the entry form and let me know your first and second color preferences. Whoever gets picked first will receive their first color preference. The second winner will receive their first color preference if still available and their second color preference if the first is not available. The same for the third and fourth winners. If neither preferred color is available for the third or fourth winners, I will randomly choose a color for each.
Below, you’ll be able to enter and will find the full terms and conditions. This contest ends at 11:59pm MST on Sunday, March 31. Winners will be announced and notified on April 1. Any pens, inks or paper that are pictured with the pen rolls and sleeves are not included. Good luck!