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I70. Moon Palace Sumi Ink
Moon Palace Sumi
The Ink is now in a bottle with a Gold Label

While the packaging is a bit different , this is the highly sought after and highly recommended Japanese Sumi Ink. For both broad edge and pointed pen work. Dries waterproof. A great calligraphy ink.

"I like Moon Palace better, but both Moon Palace and Best Bottle are beautiful inks. The Moon Palace has a slight sheen to it, which I like. Michael suggested this ink to me so please tell him I said "thank you". I just finished a job of 200 invitations with Moon Palace and the ink is beautiful. I did not dilute the ink.
A client just brought me invitations (slick paper) to address. This bride knew going in to this that I probably couldn't do pointed pen. However, for fun, I tried the Sumi inks and to my surprise they worked pretty darn good. I usually have to use a sharpie on slick envelopes, yikes!!!"

--Clair F., Jan 2011.

Four sizes available:

2.0 oz $5.95 (widemouth plastic jar)
6.0 oz (180ml) $12.95

15oz (450ml) $19.95

60 oz bulk bottle.(1.8L).only $75.00.
You save $54.95. 10 six ounce bottles cost $129.95
Great for teachers, or buy and share the cost with a friend or two or three.



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B2769. Foundations of Calligraphy / Waters
By Sheila Waters. 2006. 126pp. 9"x11.25". Concealed spiral binding. Now in its third printing. Hardcover.

In the 110 pages of exemplar alphabets, instruction, and hints, Sheila shares with you the knowledge she has gathered over her decades of study and practice. She provides insightful analysis of forms and constructions and helps you learn and work toward mastery of the alphabets. The presentation is honed by her vast experience teaching calligraphers how to advance their skills and art. Sheila Waters is not only a master scribe, but a master teacher. She has made both her life's work.

Chapters include Basics & Beyond, Analysis & Practice, Design & Layout, Conception to Completion, and Applying Design Principles. Foundational, Blackletter, Gothic Cursives, Uncial & Half Uncial, Carolingian, Italic, and Italic Variations are covered with thorough instruction for each. Foundational and Italic receive particular attention.


Free Media Mail Shipping to USA addresses. If you need the book sooner, there will be a $3 rush ship charge added to your order. Media Mail generally takes upwards of 2 weeks or more to be delivered.

Reviews & Comments

Read more about Sheila and her work, courtesy of The Gettysburg Companion.



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B2765. Books With Girth/Moote, Cherryl
Books With Girth
By Cherryl Moote. 2005. 220pp. 8-1/2" x 11". Paper.

This instruction manual covers books that have thick spines. Included are sewn books like Coptic, longstitch and Secret Belgian Binding and many unsewn books like piano hinge, interlocking signatures, and the Spectabular book. The instructions are detailed and accompanied by clear diagrams, suggestions for variations and photos of the projects. The fifth in her bestselling series of instructional
manuals.



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B2982. John Stevens SCRIBE: Artist of the Written Word
B2982. John Stevens SCRIBE: Artist of the Written Word. 264pp. 8.75"x11.25". Hardcover

A profusely illustrated, full-color retrospective of John Stevens' work with letterforms. Includes calligraphy and lettering -- artworks, personal work, experimental work, commissioned work -- as well as graphic work and type design. His body of work spans paper to stone, books to walls, hand-lettering to type and the digital realm.

In the text, John presents his approach to a design or work and his thoughts on letterforms, and continues with a discussion on tools, teaching, design and writing in general. Using his body of work as example, he makes the case that divisions between fine arts and graphic arts are mostly irrelevant.


Please visit the Scribe page on www.JohnNealBooks.com for a video by John Stevens on the book, a sample spread, and a book review by the Carolina Lettering Arts Society here: www.johnnealbooks.com/Scribe

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S490. Book Press: Large
Large Book Press.

Most popular size for book artists.For Books/papers up to 11"x14". Platen size is 11.5"x14.5".
6 inches of daylight between the press floor and raised platen.

While this was designed as a paper press it makes an excellent book press at an affordable cost. Delivers 2000 lbs of pressure. This high quality press is made of Baltic birch plywood with a professional finish. Easily moved from one location to another. Ships fully assembled, maintenance free. For paper makers: Paper dried slowly under pressure yields a smoother, flatter, harder surface and is less likely to feather ink.




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