TRAVELER’S notebook at DC Pen Show 2022

It felt like yesterday when the TRAVELER’S COMPANY USA team is braving the muggy weather on East Coast’s late summer for the annual DC Fountain Pen Supershow! From August 4th – August 7th, 2022, TRC USA attended the prestigious show that brings together analog and pen lovers from around the country at Falls Church Virginia.

Our table is in the airy hallway that borders the main ballroom. In the four-day event, we encountered many TRAVELER’S notebook enthusiasts and new fans alike. If you stopped by our booth during the event, we hope you had an enjoyable time.

The DC Pen Show is a memorable event because we were pleasantly surprised by the crowd and excitement of visitors who are eager for in-person events again after a long pandemic-induced hiatus. We brought many new stamps for fans to collect in their TRAVELER’S notebook pages. The Limited Set 2022-themed stamps are particularly popular in the selection.


Are you curious about which items are our bestsellers at the event? We would like to share a brief report and ranking of TRC Items that TRAVELER’S notebook users are excited about.


Top 3 TRAVELER’S notebook refills

In December 2021, we launched two special TRC USA Limited Refills featuring California and Road Trip to embody the spirit of TRAVELER’S notebook in the US. Since we are based in Long Beach, the beautiful coast of California is a source of inspiration. It is also a popular refill among fans at the pen show! The 009 Repair Kit is a black horse, considering you can customize your TRAVELER’S notebook with fun colored elastic cords!

  1. TRC USA Limited
  2. 026 Dot Grid
  3. 009 Repair Kit

Fan-favorite 2022 Limited Sets

2022 Limited Sets are special TRAVELER’S notebook sets that are inspired by an imaginative world where TRAVELER’S AIRLINES, TRAVELER’S HOTEL, TRAVELER’S TRAIN, and TRAVELER’S RECORDS exist. Each set contains a TRAVELER’S notebook, a specially designed refill, and accessories to customize your TRAVELER’S notebook. We were thrilled to bring these in person to the DC Pen Show event, and TRAVELER’S RECORDS is our fan favorite!


Unique Collaboration items

Throughout the past two years, TRAVELER’S COMPANY had collaborated with interesting brands and entities to bring more sparks to TRAVELER’S notebook. One of the most unique refills is the Nigel Cabourn collaboration which features a camouflage cover and Kraft Paper interior. This notebook is perfect for travel journaling and vintage collages.

  1. Nigel Cabourn Kraft Paper
  2. Sticker Set Ace Hotel


TRAVELER’S FACTORY Original items come from our TF stores in Japan that bring together TN fans and the warmth of manual customization and analog. Here are a few favorites at the pen show!

  1. TF Brass Tag Japan Trip
  2. TF Passport Size Kraft Turquoise
  3. TF Passport Size Kraft Yellow

Coming up: TRAVELER’S COMPANY USA visits SF Pen Show 2022

San Francisco Pen Show 2022
August 26th – 28th, 2022
Grand Bay San Francisco Hotel
223 Twin Dolphin Dr. Redwood City, CA94065

In the upcoming weekend, we are excited to return to San Francisco Pen Show 2022 to bring a similar experience to fans on the West Coast. We will be bringing our iconic BRASS PRODUCTS, TRAVELER’S FACTORY original items, TRC USA Limited Refills, as well as other collaboration items. We also look forward to bringing you the unique opportunity of pre-ordering a customized BRASS BALLPOINT PEN by TF Kyoto. We hope to see you there!

BRASS BALLPOINT PEN Customization Pre-order – $43 (plus $6 for shipping)

San Francisco Pen Show Schedule
8/26 – Customization pre-order starts at 11:00 AM
8/27 – Customization pre-order starts at 10:00 AM
8/28– Customization pre-order starts at 9:00 AM
Available colors: Green Tea, Sakura

*Since each item is individually engraved at TRAVELER’S FACTORY Kyoto, it usually takes 3-4 months from order to delivery. The expected delivery date is December 2022.


Have a nice trip!

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