Archie’s Copperplate Calligraphy pads contain 50 sheets of paper specially selected for calligraphy with flexible sharp-pointed dip pen nibs and fountain pens.
One side is printed with a delicate but well visible guidelines for practising Copperplate and Modern Calligraphy scripts. The printed guidelines neither dominate the page nor spoil the graphic composition of the work.
The paper has been tested for many inks, it suffered no feathering, blotting or bleeding through. The paper has a high degree of smoothness, which makes it non-scratchy and ideal with a pointed nib.
The Ecological paper (from renewable sources), certified by the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council), is acid and chlorine-free. The paper is certified for archive purposes and is suitable for storage for at least 200 years.
Fixed ratio guidelines. The 3:2:3 ratio is determined by the blue horizontal lines and the 55° slant is guided by the pink lines. These are the most classic Copperplate script proportions, giving the letters the appropriate slimness and lightness characteristic of this style and some similar styles.
The size 9/6/9 Portrait (9mm/6mm/9mm) has an ascender of 9 mm, letter body is 6mm high, while the descender is 9mm long. On one page there are 11 lines best suitable for beginners (quite large letter size). Guidelines are printed in portrait orientation.
Letter Ratio: 3:2:3 – 9mm : 6mm : 9mm, 55° Slope Lines.
120gsm, 50 sheets, A4 size – Portrait.