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Younghae Chung


Click the following link for Younghae's Modern Calligraphy Summit Basic Supply List: MCS Basic Supply List

Below you will find some of Younghae's favorite calligraphy supplies:

Nibs
(N74.) Gillott 404 Nib
(N72.) Gillott 303 Nib
(N93.) Hunt 22 Nib (22B
(N113.) Nikko G Nib
(N120.) Leonardt Principal EF Nib
(N90.) Brause Steno Nib 361

Ink
(I38.) Dr. Martin's Bleed Proof White Ink
(I70.) Moon Palace Sumi Ink
(I37.) McCaffery's Penman's Ink
(I139-HALF) Pearl Ex Pigments - .5oz / .75oz 
(S741) Finetec Artist Color Gold Set
(I23) Bokuju Vermillion Ink

Holders
(H23.) Hunt Oblique Penholder
(H114.) Turned Wood Oblique Holder
(H50.) Blackwell Wood Holder

Paper
(P01-8.) JNB Copperplate/Engrossers Pad 8.5X11in
(P55.) Rhodia Graph Pad 8.25x11in
(P86.) Logos Calligraphy Copperplate Pad"

Supplies
(S934.) Small Screw-Top Dinky Dip
(S856.) Jumbo Dinky Dip Refills
(S937.) SliderWriter Laser Liner
(S762.) Artograph LightPad



P86. Logos Calligraphy Copperplate Pad
P86. Logos Calligraphy Copperplate Pad

These portable pads were thoughtfully created to help you build muscle memory and take your calligraphy to the next level! Perfect for those who are just getting into calligraphy or for seasoned calligraphers who desire to refine their script.

Pads are 7"x10" and feature:
Gold foiled textured cover
Traceable letters
Instructional letter breakdowns
Perforated pages (35 sheets)
Extra pages for practice

Choose from Uppercase or Lowercase letters. These pads work well with the following inks: Sumi, Acrylic, McCaffery's; thinner inks (walnut, Higgins Eternal) might feather a bit.

The inks



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N74. Gillott 404 Nib
N74. Gillott 404 Nib.

A popular nib. Fairly stiff nib, suitable for writing at x-heights from 3/16" to 1/4", on all surfaces from smooth to textured. Good choice for beginners (or those with a heavy hand.) Because they require more pressure to create the swells, stiffer nibs are easier to control. Thicker hairlines than others, making it a good choice for work for reproduction.

Recommended by Eleanor Winters in her Mastering Copperplate Calligraphy (B1109) for beginners and professionals because they "provide fine line quality without being too fragile." Satisfactory for Spencerian Script.



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N72. Gillott 303 Nib
N72. Gillott 303 Pointed Nib.

*This nib is out of stock. We will not have any in stock until Summer 2017. We will backorder the nibs if you purchase 10 or more. If you order less than 10 they will be deleted from your order.*

One of the most popular nibs for Copperplate. Good flexibility - not too stiff, not too flexible. Very thin hairlines and good swells. Works for scripts 3/16-1/16". Sharp point, but will work on slightly textured surfaces. Tends to catch on upstrokes. The nib has been retooled to improve reliability and has received excellent reviews.

Mentioned by Eleanor Winters in her Mastering Copperplate Calligraphy (B1109). Satisfactory for Spencerian Script.



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N93. Hunt 22 Nib (22B)
Hunt 22 Extra Fine

Good flexibility - not too flexible, not too stiff (but stiffer than Gillott 303). Very thin hairlines and good swells. Works for scripts 3/16"-1/16". Sharp point (but not as sharp as the 303), but will work on slightly textured surfaces. Tends to catch on upstrokes. Satisfactory for Spencerian Script.

These are sometimes called Hunt 22B.
Stamped on nib: HUNT EXTRA FINE 22

For more information about Hunt pointed nibs, click here.



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N113. Nikko G Nib
These nibs from Japan are hand cut, extremely smooth, and long lasting. They are chrome plated and have a medium flex. Great for Spencerian. Smooth writing with no burrs or scratchiness. Highly recommended by Michael Sull. Extremely popular with pointed pen men and women!



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N120. Leonardt Principal EF Nib
N120. Leonardt Principal EF Nib

After a year in development, you can now purchase a modern nib that is equal to the best of the vintage nibs. Brian Walker, a respected pointed pen enthusiast, has
worked with a pen manufacturer to duplicate the quality and performance of the legendary Gillott No 1 Principality. The new nib has received rave reviews for both copperplate and Spencerian. It’s flexible and responsive, gives fine hairlines, but is smooth-writing & catches the paper less.



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N90. Brause Steno Nib 361
N90. Brause Blue Pumpkin (Steno 361).

These are similar to the Hiro #40 Blue Pumpkin, but stiffer and better made. Excluding the "G" pens, these nibs last much longer than most other current pointed nibs.

Quantity prices available at 10 & 50.



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I38. Dr. Martin's Bleed Proof White Ink
Dr Martin’s Bleed Proof White

A dense, opaque, smooth-writing white for your dip pen. Thin with water to the proper consistency. Tint with watercolor or gouache for pastel letters. Recommended by John Stevens and Peter Thornton. 1oz.

Diane Von Arx uses a similar product, Pro-white (I62).



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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 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 $129.50.
Great for teachers, or buy and share the cost with a friend or two or three.



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I37. McCaffery's Penman's Ink
I37. McCaffery’s Penman’s Ink
1 oz. jar.

Formulated for the pointed pen which is used for Spencerian, copperplate, etc, not for the broad-edged pen used for italic, blackletter (gothic), etc.

The black ink is an oak gall ink which was developed with the help of leading penmen of today to provide an ink similar to that used during America’s golden age of Ornamental Penmanship in the 19th and 20th centuries. With a newly opened bottle, The black ink writes brown but turns a dense black. Good for fine hairlines.

(Colors, whites and glossy black are not oak gall inks).

Choose from Ivory, White, Indigo Blue, Green, Brown, Red, Red-Violet, Black, Glossy Black.
Prices of colors vary.

I37. McCaffery's Ink color chart

Click to read what Michael Sull has to say about using McCaffery's



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I139-HALF. Pearl Ex Pigments - .5oz / .75oz
I139. Pearl Ex Pigment Powder
.5 oz or .75 oz

This versatile powder mixes into ink with the addition of water and gum arabic. Or you can add directly to ink to give that ink pearlescence and shine. Pearl Ex creates a metallic effect without being a real metal- it will never tarnish or fade.The different particle sizes produce different effects, from a smooth pearly luster, to a highly metallic sheen.

I139. Pearl Ex Color Chart on Black Paper

I139. Pearl Ex Color Chart on White Paper

Choose .5oz Color:
Solar Gold
Rose Gold

OR

Choose .75oz Color:
Brilliant Gold
Pink Gold
Super Bronze
Antique Silver
Aztec Gold
Pearl White
Silver
Super Copper
Sunset Gold


To make a Pearl Ex ink for calligraphy:
Basic Recipe
Mix 4 parts of pigment with one part gum Arabic (liquid or powder) in a container, add distilled water slowly as you stir until you get the consistency of ink you like.
Exact measurement Recipe
1 teaspoon Pearl Ex pigment
¼ teaspoon gum Arabic (liquid or powder)
1 teaspoon distilled water
Thinner consistency Pearl Ex ink will lie flatter on the paper when dry; a thicker consistency ink (try ½ teaspoon of water) will stand up a bit on the paper when dry, creating a raised effect. Recipe courtesy of Joi Hunt of Bien Fait Calligraphy.

See also I139-S for the Pearl Ex Calligraphy Set of nine 3-gram jars of color good for making ink and three 3-gram jars of powdered gum arabic.



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S741. Finetec Artist Color Gold Set
Fine-tec Mica Artist Color Set

Set of 6

Made of mica, a natural product that offers a wide variety of metallic shades, from gold and silver to iridescent, shining pearl colors. Can be dissolved with water and applied with a brush. Ideal for creating special effects and highlighting. Can be blended. Colors adhere to all absorbent surfaces, such as paper, wood, gypsum, etc. A sell-out at IAMPETH this past summer. Colors: Tibet Gold, Inca Gold, Arabic Gold, Gold Pearl, Moon Gold, Sterling Silver.

S741. Finetec Artist Color Gold Set color chart

I love writing in gold with the Finetec gold palette. - Bev Allen, BC, Canada 30 Oct 13




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I23. Bokuju Vermillion Ink
Bokuju Vermilion
2 oz.

A dense, opaque waterproof color that is easy to write with. In an orange plastic bottle.



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H23. Hunt Oblique Penholder
Speedball Oblique Pen holder

Black plastic hourglass shape penholder with offset for nib. For copperplate and Spencerian. The offset helps righthanders with the letter slant. Most lefthanders use a straight holder not this oblique holder. However, some use an oblique holder.

These pointed nibs work in this holder: Hunt 22, Hunt 56, Hunt 99, Hunt 100, Hunt 101, Hunt 103, Hunt 104,
Gillott 170, Gillott 303, Gillott 404, Gillott 1950
Hiro 700, Esterbrook 354, Brause Rose Nib.
The Nikko G nib will work okay, but the holder is not ideal for this nib.

Gillott 659 does NOT work with this holder; use H75 (Gillott Holder #51) instead.

The EF Principal does not work in this holder. See H48 Ziller Oblique Holder (Size) PRIN, and both the Blackwell Holders H50, H61



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H114. Turned Wood Oblique Holder
H114. Turned Wood Oblique Holder.

The Ornamental Wood Holder has intricate ornamental turnings inspired by those on the Century Penholders. Color of holder varies.
The Tapered Wood Holder has a finely tapered classic shape. All Tapered are the same dark brown/black color.
The Ebony Wood Holder has the same design as the Ornamental version, but is made out of a very dark (almost black) African hardwood. This version is slightly heavier than the other versions.
The Zanerian Wood Holder is made using the same wood (and colors) as the Ornamental version. The Zanerian design is a very slim shaft with a small finial on the tip.

Each style has the standard brass flange (fitted for the Nikko G nib) and overall length of 6.5-6.75".

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H50. Blackwell Wood Holder
Blackwell Oblique Holder

A remarkably simple design that holds most pen points for
Spencerian and copperplate. Finely crafted wood holder with a sturdy brass oblique arm. This penholder is designed to hold the nib at a less steep slant angle for ease of upstrokes. Also available with a plastic holder. Works with small nibs such as the Brause 66ef and almost all other nibs.

(Works with most all nibs except the very largest vintage nibs and crowquill nibs.)




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P01-8. JNB Copperplate/Engrossers Pad 8.5X11in
P01-8. JNB Graph Pad with Slant Lines for Copperplate. 24lb bond.
8.5" x 11". Approx 50 sheets.
Slant lines - 55 degree angle

August 2015. The paper in this pad has been changed. The new paper is much better with the ink.

Smooth paper for pointed pen. The paper takes the ink well and does not bleed or feather with most inks. (We tested with Higgins Eternal, Noodler’s, McCaffery's, and Richtone Colors.) The smooth surface helps avoid pen catches on upstrokes.

Approx. 50 sheets with a blue grid and slanted lines for copperplate, 8 squares/inch. Grid may show up with some copiers. This pad takes the place of copperplate guidelines.

This paper is available in Blank Pads (see items P20 and P25).
For an 11"x17" Copperplate Graph Pad, use code P01-11
For a regular 11"x17" graph pad for broad-edged penwork, use code P72 (Gilbert Graph Pad)



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P55. Rhodia Graph Pad 8.25"x11"
P55. Rhodia Graph Pad.
8.25"x11" (Sheet Size). Orange Cover. 5sq/inch. (5x5mm).

Highly recommended for pointed pen work. Non-bleeding, bright white, smooth satin finish, 80gsm (22lb), acid-free, pH neutral paper. Micro-perforated to provide a clean edge when you tear out the sheet. Lines and graph are purple. 80 sheets.

Also available as Plain Pad (P53) and Lined Pad (P54).



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P09-50. Boris Layout Pad 50 Sheets
Boris Layout Pad
Bright White Felt Marker Layout Pad (#37). 50 sheets.

A smooth, translucent sheet that is highly recommended. No bleeding or feathering. Popular for beginning classes, and for copperplate for reproduction. Our most popular pad. From Borden & Riley.

Choose 9x12, 11x14, or 14x17 inches.

For tracing, Cotton Comp pads are recommended. Cotton Comp is easier to see through than the Boris Layout Pad.

Formerly P10-50, P11-50, & P12-50




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S934. Small Screw-Top Dinky Dip
S934. Small Rectangle or Square Dinky Dip, with 4 screw-top vials.

These mini inkwells allow you to see your nib as you dip into the ink, allowing you to easily control the depth. They are especially well-suited for pointed pen. Each has four plastic vials, four screw-tops, and an unfinished wooden base. The screw-tops seal the vials tight for transporting or storage (you should keep the filled vials upright). Vial inside dimensions: approximately 14mm dia. x 20mm high. (These are larger than the vials for our regular small Dinky Dip, now called "Flip-Top Small Dinky Dip.")

Choose your base shape:
Rectangle 1" x 4"
Square 2.75" x 2.75"

See S935 for refills.

If you prefer a vial with a flip-top, please see our Flip Top Dinky Dip, item S852.

If you prefer larger vials, please see our Jumbo Dinky Dip, item S853.



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S856. Jumbo Dinky Dip Refills
Jumbo Refills for Jumbo Dinky Dips (S853). 8 of the 1/2 oz. plastic jars with lids.


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S937. SliderWriter Laser Liner
S937. SliderWriter Laser Liner

The SliderWriter is currently out of stock. We are working to get more of this product produced and hope to have more in September/October 2017. If you place an order, we will backorder the SliderWriter; your card will not be charged until the item is ready to ship.

This amazing tool eliminates the need to draw guidelines by projecting a line using a laser. No more erasing the pencil lines from envelopes!

Especially useful for dark or lined envelopes that are to opaque too use a light box and master guidelines. Note that only one line is projected and will only provide a baseline for your writing.

The unique design of this tool keeps your paper in place with the paperholder. There is a built-in ruler, as well as a 3/4" Calligraphy Guide, so the lines can easily be spaced evenly. Included are two large rubber bands that allow simple placement of vertical margins.

Left-handers can use this as well. Simply unscrew the clip and then screw it back into the holes on the opposite side of the board.

This product uses a Class 3R laser and is not suitable for use by children. It is not a toy. As with laser pointing devices, the laser beam should never be pointed at anyone. The laser beam pointed directly at the eye has potential to cause damage. Be careful of a reflected beam as well. Do not use around children whose eyes would be level with the Slider Writer in use.

SlideWriter PDF Instructions Here!

Watch this SlideWriter Video Demo!

Customers in Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico, please click here.



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S762. Artograph LightPad
S762. Artograph Lightpad.

Limited Supply.



Artograph LightPad. A light box or table is an essential tool of the working calligrapher. Because it allows you to see guidelines though envelopes and even thick sheets of white/off-white paper, it is a great time-saver.

The Artograph LightPad lets you take your light table with you or quickly and easily store it away. Bright LED technology allows the LightPad to shine brighter, run cooler & use less energy, and provide up to 30,000 hours of maintenance-free creative brilliance. Sleek design, metal frame. One-year manufacturer's warranty.

Choose Sizes:
9x12
12x17
17x24

Sizes are illuminated area.
For the Pad Pucks, see item S910




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