For a complete listing of our pointed nibs suitable for Copperplate lettering, please click on the Pointed Pen category on the left. Also, please see the Oblique Holders category on the left for a selection of holders for Copperplate.
S620-12. Dappen Dish - Box of 12 Box of 12 Dappen Dishes. List $18.50
Dappen Dish / Dampen Dish
These small wide mouthed glass containers with a relatively heavy base are ideal for holding gesso, ink or gouache.
Peter Thornton used a dampen dish to reconstitute prepared gesson in a gilding workshop that John attended. He put a piece of prepared gesso in one of these small shot glasses, added a drops of water, and got the gesso to the correct consistency. He then applied the gesso to his quill or pen from the dappen dish.
I116. Old World Oak Gall Ink An oak gall ink made with period recipes and materials including oak galls, iron salts, logwood dyes and acacia gum (Gum Arabic). Oak gall ink was used for many medieval manuscripts and is very popular today for Spencerian and Copperplate. For paper and vellum. Dries waterproof. 2 oz bottle.
This ink can be reconstituted using distilled water and letting it sit overnight. Then stir well and break up any solids.
Old World Ink Product Help:https://www.johnnealbooks.com/product_help#Oldworld
"It is really nice and darker than regular iron gall ink." - Nan DeLuca.
"This ink is teriffic! Smooth off the pen, it is jet black with hairlines as fine as any penman could want." - Bob Hurford
NIBSHEET. Pointed Nib Sampler Sheet A color printout that can be used to distinguish some of our pointed nibs. This sheet provides a picture accompanied by the JNB item code of an arrangement of most of our pointed nibs.
This kit contains all the tools needed to learn Copperplate Calligraphy. The portable pads were thoughtfully created to help you build muscle memory and take your calligraphy to the next level! Perfect for those who are just getting into calligraphy or for seasoned calligraphers who desire to refine their script.
Pads are 7"x10" and feature:
Gold foiled textured cover, Traceable letters, Instructional letter breakdowns, Perforated pages (43 sheets), Extra pages for practice.
1/2 ounce jar Moon Palace Sumi
Dual Use Workshop Penholder
Nikko G nibs (3)
These pads work well with the following inks: Sumi, Acrylic, McCaffery's; thinner inks (walnut, Higgins Eternal) might feather a bit.
N73. Gillott 290 Nib Small, delicate nib for very small script (x-heights under 1/16"). Requires very light touch to keep it from catching on the upstroke. Useful for retouching letters made with larger pens. The Gillott 290 is slightly finer than the Gillott 291. The 291 is probably more useful for script.
P92-11. JNB "Mastering Copperplate" Practice Pad 11x17 inches P92-11. JNB "Mastering Copperplate" Practice Pad 11"x17"
This companion guideline pad for Eleanor Winters' Mastering Copperplate Calligraphy book has approx. 50 sheets of smooth, non-bleeding, 24lb paper that is printed with light-blue guidelines and slant lines for Copperplate (3/8" x-height). The same paper (blank) is in our JNB Practice Paper Pads (P25, P20). This pad is also available in 8.5"x11" (P92-8).
P92-8. JNB "Mastering Copperplate" Practice Pad 8.5x11 inches P92-8 JNB "Mastering Copperplate" Practice Pad 8.5"x11"
This companion guideline pad for Eleanor Winters' Mastering Copperplate Calligraphy book has approx. 50 sheets of smooth, non-bleeding, 24lb paper that is printed with light-blue guidelines and slant lines for Copperplate (3/8" x-height). The same paper (blank) is in our JNB Practice Paper Pads (P25, P20). This pad is also available in 11"x17" (P92-11).