This page displays a few of our wide selection of calligraphy supplies for the hobbyist and professional. For more materials for calligraphy either click on the subcategories that follow or in the list at left.
This holder has the streamline design evocative of the mid-twentieth century. It is thicker than the regular turned wood holders, which is helpful for people with arthritis or joint problems. This penholder is great for those who like their pens a bit heavier.
H129. Dual Use Workshop Holder (Oblique + Straight) H129. Dual Use Workshop Holder (Oblique + Straight)
This inexpensive holder serves as both a straight holder and an oblique holder! Just remove the flange to use as a straight holder. Perfect for workshops and beginners, we are happy to offer this exceptional holder at a very reasonable price.
The revolutionary Ink Cage is a reservoir for pointed pen nibs. It allows you to write or flourish much longer before re-dipping. The Ink Cage is sold permanently attached to the nib of your choice. It is not removable or reusable.
Titanium Zebra G
Zebra G (steel)
Brause Blue Pumpkin (Steno 361)
Leonardt Principal EF
A free-flowing ink in a wonderful selection of very vibrant colors, which are transparent (except Black) and non-waterproof. The colors mix well. Especially popular for folded and ruling pens. For pen, brush, and airbrush. Recommended by Thomas Hoyer and numerous Instagram posts. Comes in a particularly cute 30ml (1oz) square jar.
I70. Moon Palace Sumi Ink Moon Palace Sumi
The Ink is now in a bottle with a Gold Label
While the packaging is a bit different , this is the highly sought after and highly recommended Japanese Sumi Ink. For both broad edge and pointed pen work. Dries waterproof. A great calligraphy ink.
"I like Moon Palace better, but both Moon Palace and Best Bottle are beautiful inks. The Moon Palace has a slight sheen to it, which I like. Michael suggested this ink to me so please tell him I said "thank you". I just finished a job of 200 invitations with Moon Palace and the ink is beautiful. I did not dilute the ink.
A client just brought me invitations (slick paper) to address. This bride knew going in to this that I probably couldn't do pointed pen. However, for fun, I tried the Sumi inks and to my surprise they worked pretty darn good. I usually have to use a sharpie on slick envelopes, yikes!!!" --Clair F., Jan 2011.
Four sizes available:
2.0 oz $5.95 (widemouth jar)
6.0 oz (180ml) $12.95
15oz (450ml) $19.95
60 oz bulk bottle (1.8L), only $75.00.
You save $54.95. 10 six ounce bottles cost $129.50.
Great for teachers, or buy and share the cost with a friend or two or three.
N02-S9. Brause Set of 9 Nibs Widely used by professionals, the Brause Nibs are also the best calligraphy nibs for beginners. Stiff, durable high quality nibs from Germany. Oblique cut calligraphy nibs, with the reservoir on top. If you have a heavy hand, Brause Nibs will work well. You can't go wrong with these chisel edged dip nibs for Italic, Blackletter (Gothic/Old English), and other hands. (Bandzung)
Sizes in set:
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.
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.