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FP68-S. Pilot Parallel Pens (Modified) New Sizes -Set of 4
New Parallel Pen Sizes - Set of 4
(These sizes are not made by Pilot.)

Add these additional pens to your Parallel Pen collection: 1mm, 2mm, 3mm, 4.5mm .

We have the 1.5mm cut down to 1.0mm, the 2.4 cut to 2mm, the 3.8 cut to 3mm and the 6mm cut to 4.5mm. (Pilot does not warrant these modified pens. but John Neal Bookseller does.)

The new 1mm (nominal) is the perfect size for addressing wedding invitations -- though the thick & thin contrast is less than with a dip pen. It is a bit larger than 1.0mm. (You can use the .5mm edge of the pen for fine lines.)

Each pen includes one red and one black cartridge and a cleaning bladder, totalling 4 black & 4 red cartridges and four bladders.




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S865. Progresso Woodless Graphite Pencil
Progresso Woodless Graphite Pencil.

High-density, lacquer-coated graphite for smooth strokes and excellent laydown properties. These woodless pencils can be sharpened with any pencil sharpener, have a solid, weighty feel, and outlast the standard wood-cased pencils. 7.6mm lead diameter. Koh-i-noor Hardtmuth. A favorite of Kirsten Doty for her drawing classes.

Choose 2B, 4B, 6B or HB.



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FP125. Noodler's Ahab Flex Pen
Noodler’s Ahab Flex Pen. This flexible nib fountain pen produces reasonable thicks and thins from pressure. Use it for larger writing and expressive handwriting. It is not suitable for smaller Ornamental Scripts because the nib can't produce the fine hairlines possible with dip pen pointed nibs. For a slimmer barrel, purchase FP120. Noodler’s Standard Flex Pen. The same flex nib is used in the Standard and Ahab Fountain Pens.

Choose Barrel Color:
Clear
Black
Medieval Lapis
Maximum Emerald
King Philip Purple

For filling the pen with ink from a bottle, the Ahab Flex pen has a plunger mechanism that you access by screwing off the barrel. .

This is a fun pen to write with and has an extremely flexible nib - for a fountain pen. You can easily go from thin to thick and back, but the unstressed stroke is far from a hairline. (An extremely light touch and some speed can produce a thinner line.) IThe pen is useless for small copperplate scripts. You can produce copperplate scripts only in larger sizes. You can only produce monoline or nearly monoline writing in smaller sizes. It has potential for wedding invitation addressing where the script is more-or-less monoline perhaps with some more heavily stressed strokes (such as Spencerian). - John



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S878. Wide Flat-Lead Mechanical Pencil
Wide Flat-Lead / Square Edge Mechanical Pencil

Use this 5mm (approx), flat-lead, carpenter’s pencil for broad edge lettering. Useful for practice and fun. No more sharpening with a knife, just click to move the lead forward and shape the end of the lead to a chisel edge on fine sandpaper. Striker brand. Sturdier construction than our regular Flat Lead pencil (S861) and the leads are a bit harder.

Mechanical pencil with chiselled / square edges

(Also called Striker Construction Pencil. Refills available: S879.)



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S879. Refills for Wide Flat-lead Mechanical Pencil
Refills for Wide Flat-lead Mechanical Pencil.

2 graphite refills for S878. Dura brand from Striker.



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B3895. Dancin’ Pen / Imai
Dancin’ Pen: Pen Manipulation and Beyond by Carrie Imai. 2012. 45pp. 8"x8.5". Book + DVD.

This manual teaches Carrie’s Italic and how to make the letters dance using an Automatic pen. As in her popular workshops, you learn how to manipulate your pen to create the forms with step-by-step instructions and clear exemplars. In the accompanying DVD, you are there as she demonstrates how to do it. Book is spiral-bound to lie flat. Signed. Dancing Pen.



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PS100. Drafting Film Polyester Matte 2 sides
Sheet of Grafix Drafting Film. .004", 24"x36".

A polyester-based film with a matte translucent drawing surface on both sides. This film is anti-static, accepts ink, lead or colored pencil, and erases cleanly. Used in Denis Brown's classes.

Other Drafting Film is available by special order. .003", .005", or .007"; clear, matte one-sided, or matte two-sided. Request price and delivery time. You must order in packets of 25 sheets, same thickness and same surface (no assortment).


This paper ships separately from books/supplies and requires an extra shipping fee which is NOT included in the price of this product. Add item 'PS00' to your cart after adding large sheets of paper. (click to read details)



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S858. Derwent Water-soluble Sketch Pencil
S858. Derwent Water-soluble Sketch Pencil.

These are similar to water-soluble colored pencils, but with graphite instead of color. They work dry, or you can take a water-wet brush and paint with the graphite marks you have made, creating washes and other effects. These are favorites of several instructors, including Laurie Doctor.

Choose: HB or 8B.



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B2929. While You're Reading / Unger
B2929.While You’re Reading by Gerard Unger. 2007. 240pp. 6.75"x9.5". Hardcover

This book is about everything that happens while you are reading - in front of your eyes and inside your head - and about what type designers, typographers, and graphic designers bring to a page to make reading happen. Renowned type designer Gerard Unger explores topics including legibility, invisible typography, pattern recognition, the reading process, the ergonomics of letterforms, the universe of signs, and typographic illusions.




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I53-DRK. Walnut Ink Darkening Medium
I53-DRK. Walnut Ink Darkening Medium.
1oz (30ml).

The darkening medium is not an ink but an additive to be used to darken the original ink without losing the unique watercolor characteristics or the ability to lift color or lighten areas.

The darkening Medium is very heavily pigmented. It can also be used straight from the bottle. However, it is so heavily pigmented that it will behave like a sumi ink and stain the paper and not lift as easily as the original.




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