S950. Topolino Magnetic Stirrer S950. Topolino Magnetic Stirrer.
If you address envelopes with metallic ink, this little machine is for you. All metallic inks have a settling problem. When you first start working, it takes a lot of shaking to get the metallic color evenly mixed in the ink. While you are working, you have to regularly stir the bottle to keep the pigment evenly dispersed. This ingenious device provides a fine solution. You place a Teflon-coated magnetic stir bar in a wide-mouthed jar, pour in your metallic ink, and set the jar on the platform of the magnetic stirrer. Turn the dial on the magnetic stirrer, and, as if by magic, your ink is stirred! Leave your ink in the wide-mouth jar with the Teflon-coated pellet, and next time the machine will quickly and effortlessly stir your ink for you. No batteries; the stirrer plugs in. Because of its flat design, you are not limited to one jar size. Includes one magnetic stir bar.
(Additional bars, see item S951.)
A range of magnetic stirrers are available, but this one seems best for calligraphers: It is small and won’t take up a lot of space in your work area. It is simple to operate, has no unnecessary features, and is modestly priced (for a magnetic stirrer).
These small wide mouthed glass containers with relatively heavy bases are ideal for holding gesso, ink or gouache.
Peter Thornton used a dampen dish to reconstitute prepared gesso in a gilding workshop that John attended. He put a piece of prepared gesso in one of these small shot glasses, added drops of water, and got the gesso to the correct consistency. He then applied the gesso to his quill or pen from the dappen dish.
S620-12. Dappen Dish - Box of 12 Box of 12 Dappen Dishes. List $18.50
Dappen Dish / Dampen Dish
These small wide mouthed glass containers with a relatively heavy base are ideal for holding gesso, ink or gouache.
Peter Thornton used a dampen dish to reconstitute prepared gesson in a gilding workshop that John attended. He put a piece of prepared gesso in one of these small shot glasses, added a drops of water, and got the gesso to the correct consistency. He then applied the gesso to his quill or pen from the dappen dish.
S803. Dappen Dish with Glass Lid These small wide-mouthed glass containers with relatively heavy bases are ideal for holding gesso, ink or gouache. The wide mouth provides easy access for your nib or quill. Easy to clean.
A slightly larger container than our regular Dappen Dish (S620) and with a glass lid.
Box of 12: S803-12
Individually crafted by a machinist out of a sold block of rust-proof metal (stainless steel or brass), this is the ultimate ink well. With a weighted base, it is pretty much impossible to tip over. The precision-made, no-spill, screw-on cap and the compact size make it portable. .7oz, 1-1/2" diameter base, 1-3/8" high. Designed and made by Neil McCaffery, a student of Michael Sull. Use it with his Penman Ink or your favorite writing fluid.
Choose Stainless Steel or Golden Brass (sold individually).
S260. Widemouthed Plastic Jar Widemouthed Plastic Jar with lid liner
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.
Great for mixing and storing color or ink. Straight sides. Wide mouth is great for dipping pointed and broad-edge pens. Lined lid. The 1 oz. size is similar to the McCaffery’s Penman Ink jars and has a plastic cap.