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Anne Tascio


Copperplate & Pointed Pen Hands

  • Rhodia Dot Grid Pad 8.25x11 inches (P75)
  • AND/OR
    • JNB Copperplate / Engrossers Pad 11x17 (P01-11)
    • Higgins Eternal Ink (I08)
    • Hunt Oblique Penholder (H23)
    • Hunt 22 Nib (22B) - at least 3 (N93)
    AND/OR
    • Hunt 22 Vintage Nib (22B) - at least 3 (N93-V)

    Italic & Other Broad Edge Hands
    • Speedball C Calligraphy Nibs - C2 and C4, at least 1 each (N09)
    • Brause Calligraphy Nibs - Size .75mm, 1mm, and 1.5mm (N02)
    • Higgins Eternal Ink (I08)
    • Speedball Plastic Pen Holder (H69)
    • Rhodia Dot Grid Pad 8.25x11 inches (P75)
    AND/OR
    • Gilbert Bond JNB Graph Pad (P75)


    P75. Rhodia Dot Grid Pad 8.25x11 inches
    P75. Rhodia Dot Grid Pad, 8.25"x11" (Sheet Size).

    Highly recommended for pointed pen work. Non-bleeding, bright white, smooth satin finish, 80gsm (22lb), acid-free, pH neutral paper. All are microperforated to provide a clean edge when you tear out the sheet. Dot Grid printed in light grey ink. 80 sheets per pad. Dimensions are for the sheet size (not the overall pad size). Orange cover, 5sq/inch (5x5mm).


    For other Rhodia Pads see items P53, P54, P55, P74.



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    P01-11. JNB Copperplate / Engrossers Pad 11x17
    P01-11. JNB Graph Pad with Slant Lines for Copperplate. 24lb bond.
    11" x 17". Approx. 50 sheets.
    Slant lines - 55-degree angle

    Smooth paper for pointed pen. The paper takes the ink well and does not bleed or feather with most inks. (We tested with Higgins Eternal, Noodler’s, McCaffery's, and Richtone Colors.) The smooth surface helps avoid pen catches on upstrokes.

    Approx. 50 sheets with a blue grid and slanted lines for copperplate, 8 squares/inch. Grid may show up with some copiers. This pad takes the place of copperplate guidelines.

    This paper is available in Blank Pads (see items P20 and P25).
    For an 8.5" x 11" Copperplate Graph Pad, use code P01-8
    For a regular 11"x17" graph pad for broad-edged penwork, use code P72 (Gilbert Graph Pad) or P21 JNB Graph Pad.



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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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    H23. Hunt Oblique Penholder
    Speedball Oblique Pen holder

    Black plastic hourglass shape penholder with offset for nib. For copperplate and Spencerian. The offset helps righthanders with the letter slant. Most lefthanders use a straight holder not this oblique holder. However, some use an oblique holder.

    These pointed nibs work in this holder: Hunt 22, Hunt 56, Hunt 99, Hunt 100, Hunt 101, Hunt 103, Hunt 104,
    Gillott 170, Gillott 303, Gillott 404, Gillott 1950
    Hiro 700, Esterbrook 354, Brause Rose Nib.
    The Nikko G nib will work okay, but the holder is not ideal for this nib.

    Gillott 659 does NOT work with this holder; use H75 (Gillott Holder #51) instead.

    The EF Principal does not work in this holder. See H48 Ziller Oblique Holder (Size) PRIN, and both the Blackwell Holders H50, H61



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    N93. Hunt 22 Nib (22B)
    Hunt 22 Extra Fine

    A very popular and dependable bronze-finish nib that is great for Copperplate, Spencerian, and other pointed-pen scripts. The Hunt 22 has good flexibility -- not too flexible, not too stiff and can produce very thin hairlines and good swells. The nib works for x-heights of 3/16"-1/16". It has a sharp point but will work on slightly textured surfaces, though it will have a tendency to catch on upstrokes on those papers. Compared to the Gillott 303, the Hunt 22 point is less sharp, and it has more stiffness, so more pressure will be required to create thick shades (swells).

    Hunt 22 is used by both beginners and professional scribes. HUNT EXTRA FINE 22 is stamped on the nib. The nib is sometimes called Hunt 22B. This nib is part of the JNB Pointed Nib Samplers (N154 and N117-1).

    For more information about Hunt pointed nibs, click here.

    Vintage Hunt 22 nibs (N93-V) are also available. When they were made, many decades ago, a higher quality of steel and craftmanship was employed in nib manufacture. They have similar characteristics, but are of a better quality.



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    N93-V. Hunt 22 Vintage Nib (22B)
    N93-V. Hunt 22 Vintage Nib (22B)

    "Extra Fine."

    With the exception of Nikko G, EF Principal and Brause Rose Nibs, they just don’t make pointed nibs like they used to. You will find that the Vintage Hunt 22s do write better than most modern nibs and you should find very few defective ones. These Vintage Hunt 22 nibs are a bit more copper colored than the current ones. Highly recommended by Michael Sull and others for Spencerian.

    These are sometimes called Hunt 22B.
    Stamped on nib: HUNT EXTRA FINE 22

    For more information about Hunt pointed nibs, click here.



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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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    N02. Brause Calligraphy Nibs
    Sizes in millimeters (0.5, 0.75, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0). Oblique-cut.

    Brause calligraphy nibs are popular with both professionals and beginners. Stiffer nibs with reservoir on top. High quality nibs from Germany. Order these if you have a heavy hand and apply strong pressure when you write. These chisel edged dip nibs are great for Blackletter (Gothic/Old English), Italic, and other hands.




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    Your Price $2.19

    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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