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Old English Lettering


Convention Essential Supply List

Books - B039. The Speedball Textbook edited by Joanne Fink & Judy Kastin.
Straight Pen Holder - such as German wooden holder, Speedball plastic holder (H69) or similar (H46, H60, H62, H65, H71, H78, H83).
Nibs for broad-edge lettering - Speedball (N09) in widths: C-2, C-3 and/or Brause (N02), Hiro Tape (N01), Mitchell (N04), in 1, 1 ½, 2, 2 ½ widths.
Small size (01) Pigma Micron pen (M17), black or whatever color ink you use.
Ink - Walnut (I53, S449), Higgins Eternal (I08), Moon Palace (I70), or whatever works for you.
Paper - (any of these) Borden & Riley Boris (P10, P11, P12) layout bond, 9x12"; Grid Pads such as Westwind (P23), JNB Graph pad (P21) or other paper you may prefer.
Miscellaneous (Optional) – Pencil (S681), ruler (S270, S271), small water container (S731), paper towels, eraser (E13, S86, E09) - (guide sheets will be furnished), parallel pens - (FP67-3.8 and FP67-2.4)


H69. Speedball Plastic Pen Holder
H69. Speedball Standard Holder, Hunt Plastic Penholder

An all plastic nib holder with hourglass shape. The black plastic Speedball penholder. This is an inexpensive pen staff.



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H46. Grey Plastic Pen Holder (114)
Grey Plastic Nib Holder

Lightweight grey plastic (Caran D'Ache 114) penholder. Now comes with standard ring and four prong gripper mechanism.

The OLD style is no longer available.

How do I insert a calligraphy nib into a penholder that has a metal ring and four prongs?



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H62. Mahogany Pen Holder
Straight wood calligraphy penholder.

How do I insert a calligraphy nib into a penholder that has a metal ring and four prongs?



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H78. Thick Wood Pen Holder
H78. Thick Wood Pen Holder

These short, turned hardwood penholders have a thicker grip. If you or your students have arthritis or joint problems, you may find these thicker pen holders easier to use. Some calligraphers also just like a thicker pen holder. Wood color will vary and there will be some variation in shape. Approx. 5" length.



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H83. Mitchell Triangular Pen Holder (#53)
H83. Mitchell Triangular Penholder (#53).

Plastic triangular holder, great for Mitchell Elbow Nibs. Also fits Gillott 303, 404, Nikko G, and other large nibs.

How do I insert a calligraphy nib into a penholder that has a metal ring and four prongs?



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N09. Speedball C Calligraphy Nibs
American calligraphy nibs for Italic, Blackletter (Gothic, Old English), Uncial, Half Uncial, Foundational and many other hands or alphabets. C-0, C-1, C-2, C-3, C-4, C-5, C-6. C-0 is largest, C-6 is smallest. Best in larger sizes. C-2, C-3, & C-4 are popular for beginners' classes. They rust easily so let them dry thoroughly before storing them away. Speedball C Calligraphy Nibs.

For more information about Speedball C nibs, click here.




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N01. Hiro Tape Nib
0.5mm to 4mm

These are more flexible than Brause nibs but stiffer than Mitchell and take to the ink better when new. Reservoir on top. Right Hand sizes only. Oblique cut. A good nib for classes and beginners.





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N04. Mitchell Nibs (Round Hand)
Mitchell Rexel Round Hand Nibs
Straight cut. Sizes 0(3.3mm), 1(3mm), 1-1/2(2.5mm),
2(2.3mm), 2-1/2(1.8mm), 3(1.4mm), 3-1/2(1mm),
4(0.9mm), 5(.75mm), 6(.6mm).

Flexible calligraphy nibs from England. Straight cut. Reservoirs are purchased separately. Though they are called Round Hand, these chisel edge nibs are good for many alphabets including Carolingian, Italic, Uncials, Gothic, Foundational Hand, and Roman Caps. Used by professional calligraphers with and without the reservoirs. Some beginners may have trouble with the flexibility. One of our most popular nibs for calligraphy. Give them a try.

See N05 for Left Hand Mitchell Nibs.




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I53-2.5. Walnut Drawing Ink
I53-2.5. Tom Norton's Walnut (Color) Ink

A rich sepia ink. Thin with water to create a wash. For brush or dip pen. Already liquid. Non-waterproof (but not suitable for fountain pens).
70ml, 2.36 oz.






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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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