Did you hear? 2022 is bringing changes to the Pelikan Souverän pens, one of the most popular pen designs from well known Pelikan Pens. So, if you are a Pelikan Souverän fountain pen or rollerball pen fan, you might appreciate a bit of a warning that the company announced in early 2022 that they will start using a different material for their Souverän Pen Collection.
The Pelikan Souverän’s New Material: 2022 Brings Change to Popular Pen Collection
Pelikan recently advised us that there would be a material change with their Souverän fountain pens including a change of design for the striped cellulose-acetate material on the popular Souverän. For technical reasons, Pelikan decided to switch from the previously used, slightly transparent material to a new, opaque material for the standard assortment of Souverän pens’ striped barrels. You can already see the “new” opaque material in the striped “upper parts” of the Souverän ballpoint pens and pencils, as well as in the Souverän rollerball pen barrels. Collectors will be excited that their complete sets of pencil, ballpoint, rollerball, and fountain pen will now match, but some huge fans of the Souverän are apprehensive about any change to their beloved pen’s design.
When Will the Pelikan Souverän Material Change Take Place?
The switch from the slightly transparent material to the opaque material already took place for the Souverän Black-Green, and Souverän Anthracite Stripes (Stresemann). The Souverän Black-Blue and Souverän Black-Red will be next to feature the new material.
FAQ: Pelikan Souverän Material Change
Q: Will you still be able to see through the barrel to view the ink level?
A: No, you will no longer be able to see through the barrel to the ink level. (It will be the same as the Souverän Brown-Black that never had a visible ink level).
Q: Which portion of the barrel will be less transparent than the old material? The stripes? Or the portion between the stripes?
A: The barrel will be the same as the Souverän rollerballs – which are not transparent. Both the stripes and the portion in-between the stripes will be opaque with the new material.
Q: Will the Pelikan Souverän material change result in a price change?
A: While Pelikan did see some price changes in 2022, there were not price changes (up or down) in connection the material change for the popular Souverän pens.
Q: And will changing the material allow Pelikan to re-release any old favorites people always ask about (like the Pelikan Souverän Red M800 fountain pen?)
A: YES! Watch for the Pelikan Souverän M800 Red coming this month, April 2022!
The Pelikan Souverän M800 Black-Red Coming in April 2022:
You’ve been asking, and Pelikan heard you! The new Pelikan Souverän M800 Black-Red is coming soon! And, many of you will be excited to hear that the Pelikan M800 Black-Red fountain pens in this April 2022 release still have the transparent material you’re accustomed to – they haven’t yet undergone the material change everyone’s talking about.
The Pelikan Souverän , a Staple of Pelikan:
<div><a href=”https://www.penchalet.com/blog/pelikan-souveran-fountain-pen-infographic/”><img src=”https://www.penchalet.com/images/infographics/Pelikan_Souveran_fountain_pens.jpg” alt=”Pelikan Souveran Fountain Pen Infographic by Pen Chalet” width=”900″ height=”1500″ border=”0″/></a></div> <div>Infographic by <a href=”https://www.penchalet.com/”>Pen Chalet</a></div>
If you aren’t already a big Pelikan Souverän fan, here’s a bit of a rundown. Pens in the Pelikan Souverän Collection are named using a letter followed by 3 or 4 numbers (and sometimes they end with one more (optional) letter). The first letter designates the type of writing instrument.
- M = fountain pen
- R = rollerball pen
- K = ballpoint pen
- D = mechanical pencil
The number that comes next generally indicates the overall size of the pen with larger numbers indicating a larger pen.
- 200 = smallest
- 600 = bigger than the 200
- 800 = bigger than the 600
- 1000 = largest
The next two digits in the pen’s name designate the pen’s trim color.
- 00 = gold
- 05 = chrome or silver
Sometimes the name is finished off with another letter, which designates an update to a previously released design or existing model. Check out the infographic above to see the different models side by side, as well as a comparison of the nibs each fountain pen features.
Shopping for Your Next (or Your First) Pelikan Souverän Pen?
Hopefully we were able to get you enough information about the changes to the Pelikan Souverän collection coming this year. If you’re looking to order the Pelikan Souverän M800 Black-Red fountain pen releasing this month, check back soon! And if you’d like to see which Pelikan Souverän fountain pens, rollerball pens, and ballpoints or other Pelikan fountain pens are currently in stock, visit PenChalet.com.