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In an effort to reduce duplication, this page displays only a selection of the products we offer in this category. Please click on a subcategory in the list on the left to view a complete list of the products we offer in that specific subcategory.

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

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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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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S996. X-Acto Blades #16
S996. #16 Craft Knife Blade.

Georgia Angelopoulos likes this blade for cleaning up gold leaf. Packet of 5.

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S1001. X-Acto X-Light Knife
S1001. X-ACTO X-Light Knife with LED Light
This soft-touch knife handle comes with a built-in LED light. Great for fine detail work in less-than-ideally-lit work areas. Push-button action to turn the light on and off. Includes #11 blade, safety cap, and AAA battery.

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S998. SprectraFix Non-Aerosol Fixative
S998. SprectraFix Non-Aerosol Fixative.

Use this non-toxic, pump-spray, workable fixative on non-waterproof inks, watercolors, gouache, pastels, colored pencil, and graphite. Use for envelope jobs, to protect fragile artwork, and to allow you to add layers to a non-waterproof base. Dries to a clear, matte finish. Because it is non-toxic, you can use it safely indoors (though it is not recommended for use by children). Finally, an alternative to toxic aerosol fixatives! Uses art-grade milk casein, water, and alcohol – which rapidly dry, leaving a thin, protective film of casein. Choose size: 2 oz. Sample Size and 12 oz. Both bottles are fine mist (pump) sprayers.

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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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S988. Small Plastic Funnel
S988. Small Plastic Funnel.

Funnels measure approximately 60 mm (2½") wide at the top with a 60° taper to the funnel stem. Internal ribs promote faster flow and external ribs help prevent airlock. New material specifications include up to 50% reused plastic.

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I08. Higgins Eternal Ink
I08. Higgins Eternal Ink.

A non-waterproof, carbon black ink for dip pens. Our most popular ink for classes. Recommended for copperplate (add a few drops of gum arabic). Perhaps the best ink for calligraphy for a beginner; it will cause the beginner the fewest problems. This ink will bleed more readily than other inks. If bleeding is a problem try Sumi Inks. 2.5 oz.

Quantity discounts start at 6 & 12.

"For broad-pen writing, I add gouache to Higgins Eternal. Gouache gives Eternal some needed body. It doesn't necessarily have to be black gouache. Indigo or a dark red add an interesting hue to the result. In a quarter ounce of Eternal, I add about a 3/8 inch bead of gouache from a tube. Eternal doesn't give me the hairlines I want in pointed pen work, so for that I much prefer iron gall or walnut ink". - Bob Hurford

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S980. Tran Rolling Art Cart
S980. Tran Rolling Art Cart

This rolling cart lets you take your
studio on the go, with everything in its
place. Two removable sections to hold
pens, brushes, etc. Four outside
pockets allow easy access to frequently
used items. Inside, there are spaces
large enough to hold an easel and a 14"x17"pad, along with the large
3-ring binder that is included.
Sturdy wheels and telescoping
handle make it easy to bring to workshops, etc. Made of water-repellent nylon.

Choose color:
Hunter Green
Royal Blue

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M120. Tombow Dual Brush Pen
M120 Tombow Dual Brush Pen

This marker from Tombow has two tips: brush and fine. The brush tip is fairly large and flexible. A favorite of many lettering artists, these pens are great for blending. The tips self clean after blending, reducing color contamination.

Colors available:
Cool Gray 1
Deep Blue
Deep Magenta
Hot Pink
Imperial Purple
Light Sand
Pro Yellow
Sap Green
Warm Gray 1
Warm Gray 2
Warm Gray 5
Willow Green

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