The Conklin Pen Company® was established in Toledo, Ohio USA in 1898. Conklin is regarded as one of the most significant and innovative American writing instruments manufacturers from the Golden era of fountain pens until today. In 1923, the Duragraph™ model is launched and shortly afterward is considered to be ‘the definitive’ pen. The model was named by combining the words “durable” and “graph” to equal Duragraph™. Living up to its name, the new Duragraph™ PVD collection brings the timeless class of vintage to the modern-day. Each writing instrument is covered with PVD coating over the pen’s solid brass body providing key performance features giving additional vibrance, luster, and durability. Physical Vapor Deposition or PVD is a process that uses diverse thin film deposition techniques that focus on vaporizing a solid material in a vacuum environment, resulting in deposition onto the surface as a pure material coating. This material coating is appealing to the eye but also extremely durable, can reduce friction, and serve as a barrier against any potential damage caused by the external environment and usage of the product. Moreover, PVD coating is highly resistant to tarnishing and corrosion, which makes it perfectly suitable for decorative finishes with colors that do not fade. Also, a PVD gold or platinum coating produces highly durable, scratch and scrape-resistant finishes that make writing instruments imperishable. Duragraph™ PVD collection is available in PVD Gold and PVD Blue. PVD gold coating adorns the clip, band, and trim, further enhancing the elegance of each PVD Gold pen. The barrel and the cap display glistening shades of gold shimmer every time the pen turns.
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