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Ruling Pens/Writing Tools

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N155. Luthis Pens
N155. Luthis Pens.

Folded metal pens for expressive writing and formal calligraphy. The tips are aluminum; the handles are unfinished wood. Approximately 6" long. Four styles are offered; each writes differently. The pens are from Argentina; they are labeled with their Spanish names.

"They give great edges and hairlines and flow beautifully. For as thin an edge as it has, it's amazingly stable. And the thin handle makes manipulation easy. I can recommend them highly." - Carrie Imai

Butterfly (Mariposa). Has two writing edges.
Moth (Polillita). A smaller version of Butterfly (Mariposa).
Fan (Abanico). The writing edge curve is similar to a standard folded pen or calligraphy ruling pen.
Dragonfly (Libélula). The writing edge has a unique curve that allows you to change writing styles quickly. Carol DuBosch's favorite of the four.

Purchase all four and save: use code N155-S4.

Click here to see sample writing of the Libelula

Click here to see sample writing with the Mariposa.

We have added a new, larger pen:
Moth XXL (Polilla XXL). This is a larger version of the Moth.

Click here to see sample writing with the Polilla XXL.

Click here to see more sample writing with the Polilla XXL.




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N155-S4. Luthis Pens Set of 4
N155. Luthis Pens set of 4, one of each size, excluding

Folded metal pens for expressive writing and formal calligraphy. The tips are aluminum; the handles are unfinished wood. Approximately 6" long. Four styles are offered; each writes differently. The pens are from Argentina; they are labeled with their Spanish names.

"They give great edges and hairlines and flow beautifully. For as thin an edge as it has, it's amazingly stable. And the thin handle makes manipulation easy. I can recommend them highly." - Carrie Imai

Butterfly (Mariposa). Has two writing edges.
Moth (Polillita). A smaller version of Butterfly (Mariposa).
Fan ( (Abanico). The writing edge curve is similar to a standard folded pen or calligraphy ruling pen.
Dragonfly ( (Libélula). The writing edge has a unique curve that allows you to change writing styles quickly. Carol DuBosch’s favorite of the four.




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N22. Ruling Pen
N22. Ruling Pen.

Julian Waters, Gottfried Pott, Glen Epstein & many others are using ruling pens to produce expressive letters. This ruling pen is designed specifically for lettering.You vary the line width by tilting the pen.Wood handle with brass collar & writing unit.



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N30. Folded Ruling Pen
Folded Ruling Pen

Introduced at Letterforum in 1995, this innovative lettering tool has been popular ever since. Use them to produce tight "brush lettering" with a pen or for wild, fun, expressive
lettering. These are the originals made by Matthew Coffin and highly praised by Carl Rohrs and Peter Thornton as superior to others that are available.

Peter Thornton has his students use our Polishing Paper (S107) to lightly abrade the outer and inner surfaces of the Folded Pen. This allows the ink to spread out on the pen instead of beading up.



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N33. Haff Ruling Pen (629 U)
Thomas Hoyer Ruling Pen

Thomas uses this fine-crafted, traditional ruling pen for expressive lettering. 5"; nickel-plated tool steel alloy. Both Thomas and this ruling pen come from Germany.
He has introduced the tool at several conferences and workshops in the USA and Europe.



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N21. Suede Pen
Suede Pen

Made of metal and Ultrasuede. They will hold and deliver ink to vertical surfaces without danger of spills. Can create dry brush effect. They are fun to write with. Specify 1/4", 3/8", 1/2", 3/4", 1", 1-1/4".

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N29. Replacement Suede (2 inches)
N29. Replacement Suede (2 inches)

For use with the Suede Pens. Use sharp scissors to cut off replacement suedes to fit your pens. The suede has tape attached so it is easy to apply.



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N27. Automatic Pen
N27. Automatic Pen.
Sizes: 1 (1/16"), 2 (1/8"), 3 (3/16"), 3A (1/4"), 4 (5/16"), 4A (3/8), 5 (1/2"), 6 (3/4"), 6A (1").

These poster pens are made of a non-rust nickel silver with a plastic handle. They produce very thin thins. Use them with the tooth blade uppermost. Clean with warm water after use. A new pen should be filled and worked gently on paper
until the color (ink) flows. Any possible sign of scratching will soon wear off with use.

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N28. Automatic 5 Line Pen
Automatic Pen 5-line.

Designed to produce lines for sheet music, calligraphers use it to produce light, five stroked letters.

See N27 for Regular and Scroll Automatic Pens
These poster pens are made of a non-rust nickel silver with a plastic handle. They produce very fine thins. Use them with the tooth blade uppermost. Clean with warm water after use. A new pen should be filled and worked gently on paper
until the color (ink) flows. Any possible sign of scratching will soon wear off with use.

Click here for a how-to information sheet.



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N27-SCROLL. Automatic Scroll Pen
Sizes 7 (1/8"), 8 (3/16"), 9 (1/4"), 10 (1/2").

These are identical to regular Automatic Pens, except they have a split blade for writing double lines.

These poster pens are made of a non-rust nickel silver with a plastic handle. They produce very fine thins. Use them with the tooth blade uppermost. Clean with warm water after use. A new pen should be filled and worked gently on paper
until the color (ink) flows. Any possible sign of scratching will soon wear off with use.

Click here for a how-to information sheet.



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