Equipment and Materials

Qualities of Paper

  Almost all our calligraphy is done on paper, so it’s a material we really care about. This article offers advice, but in the end it’s down to you because even the “best” papers don’t suit everyone. The best tip is to be observant and critical, and take notes.       Qualities of paper …

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Kurecolor Manga Pens

Kurecolor Fine and Brush for Manga and brush lettering are versatile dual tipped premium marker; fine tip for details and a flexible brush for colouring Manga and brush lettering. These pens are alcohol-based dye, quick drying, Xylene free and permanent.   Kurecolor Manga Pens are available in 135 colours and blender.

Conqueror Paper

  We use to stock Character paper, which was perfect for Copperplate and Spencerian.  However, the paper mill that produced this paper is no longer around. We have now replaced the Character paper with Conqueror High White Wove Paper.  This is a luxurious, superior quality 100gsm paper with a discrete watermark. The smooth surface of …

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Kolner Miniatum Yellow

Kolner Miniatum YellowAs well as the two types of Miniatum we already stock, there is a third type we have added. The Kolner Miniatum Yellow is exactly the same as the Kolner Miniatum – except it is yellow! Adding the yellow has made it easier to see the Miniatum on the white paper.

Traditional Wax Set

The Herbin Traditional Wax Set is ideal for beginners. The set contains 2 King’s wax with wick (Red)1 Wood handle 1 brass seal (24mm diameter) Instruction booklet. There is a choice of two seals with the Traditional Wax Sealing Set Sealing Wax

Rolling Ruler

The Rolling Ruler is a universal drawing tool for making parallel lines, circles and arcs.   Draw Horizontal Parallel Lines Hold the centre of the ruler and roll it up/down to draw the straight parallel lines. Draw Vertical Parallel LinesPlace the pencil in any hole and roll the up or down to produce a vertical …

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Gilders Mops

Gilders Mops are used for brushing up skewings (loose pieces of leaf). The loose gold can be swept onto a sheet of paper and then tipped in to a plastic pot. They are also used for applying gelatine size when glass gilding and burnishing leaf or metallic powder, when gilding relief surfaces/dusting on metallic powder …

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Leonardt Copperplate Nibs

We stock the following Leonardt Copperplate Nibs. Leonardt Shorthand Nib Very flexible nib Leonardt Crown Nib A fine nib specially suited to Copperplate writing. Bronze finish Leonardt Point Nib Suitable for small Copperplate writing. Nickel finish   Leonardt Copperplate Nibs

Manuscript Scribe Pens

The Manuscript Scribe Pens are stylish calligraphy fountain pens and are ideal for beginners and practised calligraphers. They are a good alternative to the Rotring ArtPens.They use standard International size cartridges, so colour ink cartridges can be used as an alternative to Black.        

Zig Calligraphy II Pen – Black

  The Zig Calligraphy II Pens are double-ended with two writing widths in one pen: 2mm and 3.5mm tips. They are non-permanent water based dye xylene free ink and odourless. As well as stocking the wallets of 6 and 12 colours, we are now selling Black pens individually. Zig Zig Calligraphy II Pen Pens

Zig Calligraphy Memory System Pen (Black)

The Zig Calligraphy Memory System Pens are double-ended with two writing widths in one pen: 2mm and 5mm tips.These marker pens are waterbased pigment, photo-safe, acid-free, archival quality, lightfast, waterproof, non-bleeding, Xylene free and odourless. As well as stocking the wallets of 8 colours, we are now selling Black pens individually. Zig Calligraphy Memory System …

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Speedball Super Black India Ink

The  Speedball Super Black India Ink is a free-flowing, non-clogging, waterproof, permanent ink and contains 100% carbon black pigment. Easily applied by brush, pen, steel brush or airbrush.  Excellent reproduction quality on absorbent surfaces with optimal lightfastness.   Speedball Super Black India Ink

Flexible Curves

Made from washable plastic, these Flexible Curves will easily bend down to 25mm radius and keep its shape. One side has an Inch rule, whilst another side has centimetre increments enabling you to measure the length of the curves.

Kolner Miniatum Ink

Here are some notes and guidelines from the manufacturer of Kolner Miniatum Ink: Kolner Miniatum Ink has been designed as a supplement to Kolner Miniatum. Finest lines can be made with a variety of drawing instruments laid with gold or silver leaf. In combination with Kolner Miniatum nearly all calligraphy works are possible. The metal …

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Kolner Miniatum

Here are some notes and guidelines from the manufacturer of Kolner Miniatum: Kolner Miniatum is a size for mirror gloss gilding on paper and flexible surfaces. It can provide a mirror like finish without burnishing with an agate burnisher. Genuine gold and silver leaf will achieve the highest degree of luster. Kolner Miniatum is ideal …

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Zig Calligraphy Extra II Colour Pens

The Zig Memory System pens are double-ended with two writing widths in one pen: 2mm and 5mm tips.Each wallet contains 8 assorted colours: Black, Red, Pink, Blue, Green, Yellow, Brown and Violet.These marker pens are waterbased pigment, photo-safe, acid-free, archival quality, lightfast, waterproof, non-bleeding, Xylene free and odourless.Each marker pen uses pure pigment ink which …

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Sennelier Indian Ink

We are now supplying Sennelier Indian Ink in 125ml size bottles as well as the 30ml bottles.This is a deep black Indian Ink that is indelible and lightfast. When diluted with water it becomes less indelible.Suitable for calligraphy and brush work.This ink is not recommended for fountain pens. Drawing Inks

Mixing Schmincke Calligraphy Gouache

Schmincke Finest Artists’ Calligraphy Gouache Colours are brilliant and mainly opaque, and their fine consistency perfectly suits the different forms of application in calligraphy.The following guide was taken from a Schmincke Finest Artists’ Calligraphy Gouache product sheet I recently discovered in an old box.You can create as many different colours as you need by using …

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Schmincke Finest Artists’Calligraphy Gouache

Schmincke Finest Artists’ Calligraphy Gouache Colours have been especially developed for use in calligraphy. The colours are brilliant and mainly opaque, and their fine consistency perfectly suits the different forms of application in calligraphy Schmincke Calligraphy Gouache is available in 13 colours. The colours are brilliant, mainly opaque and of a fine consistency due to …

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Scribblers Calligraphy Ink Chart

I have just completed the Scribblers Calligraphy Ink Chart :)All colours are scans from actual draw-offs. Colours are reproduced as faithfully as the print process and monitor settings allow.We have already had a good response to this range of colours – so why not give them a try! Visit Scribblers shop Scribblers Calligraphy Ink Chart

Iron Gall Ink

As iron gall ink is chemically based rather than pigment based, its characteristics generally differ from other calligraphic inks. The darkening process to a warm black as the ink oxidises on the page is a natural phenomenon. It equally produces for the penman the most incredibly fine hairlines unsurpassed by virtually any other type of …

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New Penman Inks 2

We have now uploaded the information sheets for the new Penman Inks. These sheets show the old name and product code and their new name and new product code. Permanent Pigmented (Permanent) Liquid Gouache (Traditional)Classical Transparent (Transparent)

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