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Did you know new calligraphy nibs need to be cleaned before use

Did you know new calligraphy nibs need to be cleaned before use


5 Tips for Maintaining Calligraphy Nibs

Calligraphy beginners - did you know that you have to clean your pointed calligraphy nibs before

Did you know new calligraphy nibs need to be cleaned before use? There are SOOO

A simple calligraphy envelope that's great for calligraphy beginners! Includes a FREE TEMPLATE that you can download and start using right away!

Six Tips for Taming Calligraphy Nibs | The Postman's Knock

5 Tips for Maintaining Calligraphy Nibs | The Postman's Knock

5 Tips for Maintaining Calligraphy Nibs | The Postman's Knock

This image is what a nib in ink should look like once the coating has been

5 Tips for Maintaining Calligraphy Nibs | The Postman's Knock

A nib and some ink are all you need to transform letters and words into works of art. With the right tools and some practice, you don't have to be a serious ...

Preparing your nibs for dip calligraphy

Brush Pens for Calligraphy

So there you have it! An almost comprehensive list of writing instruments for beginners in modern calligraphy. I filmed a short video showing each ...

How to Prepare New Calligraphy Nibs for Use | The Postman's Knock

A Primer on Fountain Pens

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Many fountain pen issues can be solved with a good cleaning, but some will require a slightly more advanced solution. If your fountain pen is scratchy, ...

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Like any well-tuned machine, fountain pens need periodic cleaning to keep them performing their best. This article will cover the basics of fountain pen ...

Using only fountain pen ink, dip your nib into the bottled ink.

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Absolutely everything you need to know to get started!

Clean Off Your Nib Regularly During and After Use

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If the ink does not flow out the nib, continue making loops until the ink begins to flow.

Unscrew Your Nib and Empty Your Ink

5 Tips for Maintaining Calligraphy Nibs | The Postman's Knock

Stub nibs are designed to be used so that the full edge of the nib is on the paper. If you tilt the nib the slit (where the ink comes out) will ...

KABEER ART 3 Sizes Water Brush Pen for Watercolor Calligraphy Drawing Tool Marker: Amazon.in: Home & Kitchen

Now, with practice, I can understand why they are worth that, but I would have never indulged in the art if I hadn't tried inexpensive means of creating ...

Brush lettering is an easy and rewarding hobby that can help you improve your daily handwriting

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I had an email from Sarah the other day – she'd been to one of my calligraphy workshops and kept her nib – but within a few months it had begun to ...

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Faux Calligraphy

How to get started with dip pen calligraphy - Lettering Daily

Intro to Dipping Pen Handlettered Calligraphy

If your brush pen is frayed, you will notice that your strokes won't have clean edges. You'll also notice that the tip of the pen can look “fuzzy.

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Flexy Nib Calligraphy Fountain Pen

Although modern day pens are more prevalent in this day and age, there's a place for old world writing instruments beyond sentimental charm.

Finally, draw the ink through the nib by stroking the tip across a scrap piece of paper until the ink flows through.

How to Write With a Calligraphy Pen

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Most nibs come with a protective coating that you'll have to clean off first. Toothpaste seems to work best, so grab a brush and gently clean the nib.

Preparing Calligraphy Nibs for Writing

Regularly clean the pen with cold water once a mounth 2. Please clean it when you place it for a long time. 3. Clean the ink thoroughly before replacing the ...

It is my go to flexible nib for everyday calligraphy. As you can tell, I don't do a good job cleaning it...oops!

How to get started with dip pen calligraphy - Lettering Daily

Maybe there are even some new options for you to try in this list! What pens look interesting to you? Let us know ...

When using a calligraphy pen for the first time, squeeze the inserted cartridge gently 2 to 3 times to get the ink to flow down the nib point.

Last week @FourFiftyTwo on Instagram posted a pic of a Jinhao X450 with a Zebra Comic “G” nib and some pics of the result. Needless to say I went right to ...

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Levenger True Writer Pens. Cleaning your fountain pen

In my last post I listed what I think are three of the best brush pens for beginning letterers. Click here to check that out if you want to see!


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If you are looking for a ink with a classical shading, I would recommend the J Herbin Caroube de Chypre.

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The “go” on the left was just blended using the Clean Color pens themselves. – the colors look more saturated and you can see that two shades were used.

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Calligraphy Nibs

For beginners, I highly recommend G nibs to start. This includes Nikko G, Zebra G, Tachikawa G (not in picture). These nibs are strong and sturdy, ...

New calligraphy nibs come with the manufacturer's oils still on them. In this blog post

Copperplate Pointed Pen Calligraphy by Kuromopi


These three types of calligraphy nibs have different designs which result in different methods of sketching. The more you understand about each pen the more ...