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Danielle Rothman


Modern Calligraphy Beginner's Series:

  • M97-S12. Pentel Sign Pen Brush Tip Set of 12
  • M126. Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen - Hard
  • I24-6. Yasutomo Sumi Ink: 6oz. Black Bottle
  • H111. Manuscript Color Holders
  • H89. Tachikawa T40 (Multi) Pen Holder
  • N113. Nikko G Nib
  • N90. Brause Blue Pumpkin (Steno 361)
  • S741. Finetec (Coliro) Artist Color Gold Set
  • S934. Small Screw-Top Dinky Dip
  • S260. Widemouthed Plastic Jar
  • M64. Sakura Metallic Gelly Roll Set
  • I38. Dr. Ph Martin's Bleed Proof White Ink
  • I109. Dr. Ph Martin's Bombay India Inks
  • P75. Rhodia Dot Grid Pad 8.25x11 inches

 

Intermediate Calligraphy (in addition to the supplies from the Modern Calligraphy Series):

  • H115. Adjusted Turned Wood Oblique Holder
  • N70. Brause 66EF Nib
  • N120. Leonardt Principal EF Nib
  • I153. Ecoline Liquid Watercolor

 

Watercolor Brush Lettering:

  • FP93. Pentel Aquash Waterbrush
  • S1032. Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors

 

Recommended Books:

  • B4219. Incorporating Modern Flourishes into Your Lettering 
  • B3948. Modern Calligraphy by Molly Suber Thorpe


M97-S12. Pentel Sign Pen Brush Tip Set of 12
M97. Pentel Sign Pen Brush-tip Marker Set of 12

This pen's brush-like tip is great for quick, fun writing. Linda Schneider uses it for pointed pen scripts such as Copperplate and Spencerian! Water-based ink. Set of 12 colors includes: Black, Brown, Ochre, Gray, Violet, Blue, Sky Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, Pink, and Red.

Linda's comments:
"...resembles the same calligraphic line as a nib with the pointed pen. The Pentel pen is easy to carry in a purse or pocket, unlike so many other brush markers on the market. Wonderful to practice lettering outside your studio without having to carry your pen, ink, water etc. I am encouraging calligraphers to write anywhere, anytime, anyplace, like at restaurants (a thank-you with the waiter's name on it), anywhere on the go, on location, even on an airplane."




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M126. Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen
M126. Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen

These pens have very small, somewhat stiff tips. Used for brush calligraphy and drawing, you can create extra fine to medium weight strokes. Water-based, pigmented ink. Odorless. Non-refillable.

Choose Tip:
Hard Tip (Dark Blue Body)
Soft Tip (Greenish-black Body)
Dual Tip - one black and one gray tip! (Gray Body)




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I24-6. Yasutomo Sumi Ink: 6oz. Black Bottle
Yasutomo Sumi
6oz.

Matte black, non-waterproof. Comes in a tall rectangular black bottle. KY Series.



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H111. Manuscript Color Holders
H111. Colored Pen Holders.

These painted wood holders have the same tapered shape as our popular Mahogany Wood Holders and use the standard metal nib gripper.

Choose color: Pink, Red, Orange, Turquoise, Blue, Purple, Dark Purple, Black.




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H89. Tachikawa T40 (Multi) Pen Holder
This holder from Japanese company Tachikawa is a high quality, lightweight wood. The holder has a rubber finger grip and uses the plastic collar system to hold the nibs. It will hold the following broad edge nibs: Mitchell, Speedball, Tape, Tachikawa. It will not hold Brause nibs; they are too loose.

One neat feature: this holder has a plastic cap to fit over the nib (and the cap can be posted while you are using the holder!). That way, you can leave the nib in the pen and not worry that it will get damaged.

Total length (excluding cap) is 5.75 inches, width is about 1/2 inch thick.

Made in Japan.



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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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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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S741. Finetec Artist Color Gold Set
Fintec (Coliro) Mica Gold Color 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. 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

Finetec is changing the name of its metallic, pearl, & moiré colors to Coliro. The paints are not changing, just their name.




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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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S260. Widemouthed Plastic Jar
Widemouthed Plastic Jar with lid liner
1oz. (30ml).
Approx. 1.75"x1.75"
These jars are similar to the containers that the containers used for the powdered Ziller Ink containers. Use to mix & store colors. Wide mouth good for dipping pointed and broad edge pens.



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M64. Sakura Metallic Gelly Roll Set
Metallic Gelly Roll Set: 1 each of Gold, Silver & Copper


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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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I109. Bombay India Inks
Bombay India Inks

Bombay India Inks are highly pigmented, dry waterproof and lightfast. Black & White are opaque. Like most color inks, the other colors have varying degrees of opacity.
This ink works well with brush and pen and can also be used for background washes. Adheres to almost any surface including paper, wood, plastic, vinyl, and board.

24 colors 1 oz. dropper bottle.

Pen cleaner is 2 oz in plastic (non-dropper) bottle. Bombay Pen Cleaner is a general purpose pen cleaner for dye and pigmented inks, watercolor or acrylic. Non-corrosive & non-toxic. Dip or soak pen parts and nibs.

Colors available:

Aqua
Black
Blue
Bright Red
Brown
Cherry Red
Crimson
Golden Yellow
Grass Green
Green
Magenta
Orange
Red
Red Violet
Sepia
Tangerine
Teal
Terra Cotta
Turquoise
Van Dyke Brown
Violet
White
Yellow
Yellow Ochre
Pen Cleaner (see above for description)

Color Chart




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P75. Rhodia Dot Grid Pad 8.25x11 inches
P75. Rhodia Dot Grid Pad, 8.25"x11" (Sheet Size).

Highly recommended for pointed pen work. Non-bleeding, bright white, smooth satin finish, 80gsm (22lb), acid-free, pH neutral paper. All are microperforated to provide a clean edge when you tear out the sheet. Dot Grid printed in light grey ink. 80 sheets per pad. Dimensions are for the sheet size (not the overall pad size).


For other Rhodia Pads see items P53, P54, P55, P74.



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H115. Adjusted Turned Wood Oblique Holder
H115. Adjusted 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.

Choose nib: 66EF (Brause 66EF), 303 (Gillott 303), PRIN (Principal EF), NIKK (Nikko G).

H115 sizes and the nibs they accommodate:
66EF: N70-Brause 66EF, N73-Gillott 290, N76-Gillott 1068A, N97-Hunt 512.
NIKKO: N113-Nikko G, N118-Zebra, N81-Hiro #40, N90-Brause Steno, N69-Brause Rose, N74-Gillott 404, N98-Hunt 513EF, N137-Tachikawa G
PRIN: N120-Principal EF, N77-Hunt 101, N82-Hiro Crown, N86-Hunt 56, N88-Hunt 99, N93-Hunt 22, N102-Gillott 1950
303: N72-Gillott 303, N108-Brause 511, N126-Brause 515, N83-Hiro 700, N99-Brause 513

These adjusted holders come ready-to-write, with the nib inserted.

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N70. Brause 66EF Nib
Very flexible. Will give thick down strokes and fine thins. One of our most popular nibs for copperplate. Nibs are of consistent manufacture. Also called Arrow Nib.
Quantity price at 10 and 50.

Purchase TAB2.4 & BL6.2 for articles that discuss the characteristics in detail of the various pointed nibs. $8.50 each.




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N120. Leonardt Principal EF Nib
N120.EF Principal 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 and gives fine hairlines, but is smooth-writing and catches the paper less.



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I153. Ecoline Liquid Watercolor
I153. Ecoline Liquid Watercolor

A free-flowing ink in a wonderful selection of very vibrant colors, which are transparent (except Black) and non-waterproof. The colors mix well. Especially popular for folded and ruling pens. For pen, brush, and airbrush. Recommended by Thomas Hoyer, Kei Haniya, and numerous other Instagram users. Comes in a particularly cute 30ml (1oz) square jar.

Colors available:
700 Black, 548 Blue Violet, 411 Burnt Sienna, 318 Carmine, 602 Deep Green, 237 Deep Orange, 202 Deep Yellow, 656 Forest Green, 600 Green, 205 Lemon Yellow, 601 Light Green, 236 Light Orange, 201 Light Yellow, 337 Magenta, 580 Pastel Blue, 508 Prussian Blue, 545 Red Violet, 334 Scarlet, 416 Sepia, 578 Sky Blue, 522 Turquoise Blue, 506 Ultramarine Deep, 505 Ultramarine Light, 311 Vermillion, 100 White

Also available as sets (I153-S6, I153-S10) and sample size jars (SA-I153)




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FP93. Pentel Aquash Waterbrush
Pentel Waterbrush

Same excellent nylon brush as the Pentel Colorbrush. Large barrel. Fill barrel with water or water-based media: ink, watercolor or gouaches. Designed so that it won’t roll off your table.

Specify size:
Fine (10mm)
Medium (13mm, regular barrel)
Large (18mm)
Flat



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S1032. Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors
S1032. Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors.

Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors are handcrafted, professional-quality Japanese watercolors with a highly blendable, creamy-smooth consistency. The colors are rich and intense, and exhibit greater opacity than European or American watercolors, in traditional Japanese style.
Pans measure approximately 2" × 1".

Set of 12 contains: Black (No. 20), Blue (No. 64), Brown (No. 46), Deep Blue (No. 67), Green (No. 55), Lemon Yellow (No. 40), Light Brown (No. 44), Mid Green (No. 53), Red (No. 32), Scarlet Red (No. 31), White (No. 10), and Wine Red (No. 36).

Set of 36 contains: Black (No. 20), Blue (No. 64), Bluish Gold (No. 91), Bright Yellow (No. 42), Brown (No. 46), Cadmium Red (No. 30), Carmine Red (No. 35), Cobalt Blue (No. 62), Cornflower Blue (No. 61), Dark Brown (No. 47), Dark Pink (No. 34), Deep Blue (No. 67), Deep Pink (No.37), Deep Violet (No. 38), Evergreen (No. 58), Gold (No. 90), Green (No. 55), Lemon Yellow (No. 40), Light Brown (No. 44), May Green (No. 51), Marine Green (No. 56), Menthol Violet (No. 66), Mid Green (No. 53), Mid Yellow (No. 43), Ocean Green (No. 52), Olive Green (No. 54), Orange (No.33), Pale Aqua (No. 50), Persian Blue (No. 63), Purple (No. 139), Red (No. 32), Scarlet Red (No. 31), Silver (No. 95), Turquoise Green (No. 57), White (No. 10), and Wine Red (No. 36).




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B4219. Incorporating Modern Flourishes into Your Lettering / Cheng
B4219. Incorporating Modern Flourishes into Your Lettering by Jarrin Cheng. 2017. 88pp. 8.5"x11". Paper, spiral binding.

Once you have learned your letters, it is time to enliven and embellish your letters and words with loops, swoops, turns, and extensions - in short, flourishing. This guide and trace-and-copy workbook takes you through flourishing rules, various components of flourishes, how to enter and exit letters, how to compose a flourished layout, and how to evaluate your work. Then, with trace-and-copy pages, you learn a variety of flourishes for each letter, from A-Z, both capital and small letters. The book is best with brush markers, and for beginners the author recommends the Tombow Hard Fudenosuke brush pen. (If you use a pointed metal nib, the workbook pages are good with Walnut Crystals and McCaffery’s Penman ink, but Higgins Eternal feathers.)




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B3948. Modern Calligraphy / Thorpe
B3948. Modern Calligraphy by Molly Suber Thorpe. 2013. 192pp. 8.5"x9.5". Paper

Teaches Molly's bold style of Copperplate that looks stylish and fresh, yet still refined. After an overview of supplies, you learn letters, words, then phrases with the clear instructions and exemplars. You then learn how to write with gouache and watercolor and how to digitize your calligraphy for printed items. The 20 projects provide inspiration for weddings, entertainment, and personal stationery. The final section is practical info for the working scribe, including strategies for large-batch projects and hints for left-handers.




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