New Look Pilot Parallel Pen Set

Pilot has recently changed the packaging to their Parallel Pen Set. The set now comes in a smaller and brighter looking package. It still has the same contents – one of each nib size; 1.5mm, 2.4mm, 3.8mm; twelve assorted colour cartridges and a converter for cleaning the ink chamber. This set does not contain the 6.0mm size…

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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

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The X-Height Calculator

Conventionally, when a calligrapher uses an edged-pen for writing, the nib size and number of nib widths determine the body height of the letters. The height is generally known as the x-height, because it is the height of the letter x. To measure the x-height the nib edge is kept vertical whilst accurately making horizontal…

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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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