best calligraphy pens
Are you the kind of person who gets excited about the different strokes, flourishes and beautiful letterforms and can’t wait to start your calligraphy journey??? It’s exciting to start something new, but it’s easy to be disappointed if you don’t have the right supplies or don’t know where to get them.
Choose the right tools and start your journey in this beautiful art with ease!
Holder (calligraphy pen)
Straight and oblique brackets are the two types. You can definitely start with a straight holder. For a long time, even for commercial work, I used Cretacolor straight backing. I use oblique support a lot these days, but I always like to use straight support for a change of pace.
If you want to use angled supports, you have plenty of options. They are usually more expensive than straight holders, but they are definitely worth it. For beginners, we have a selection of wooden oblique supports. They are extremely lightweight, durable and ideal for beginners.
Of course, as a beginner, you probably don’t know which support to choose. It’s easy to be drawn to fancy, colorful backings, but remember that it’s not the straight, slanted, or fancy backing that makes calligraphy look better, but how comfortable you use it. So once you’ve purchased your preferred medium, practice as much as possible to familiarize yourself with it so you can determine your own preference.
Choosing the right nib for your pen is essential if you want to write beautifully. All of the nibs may look similar at first glance, but if you look closely you will notice that they are distinct, and with the right selection of nibs you will end up writing more and more pages. So choose your feathers wisely. The tip should be fine enough to form a hairline and flexible enough to make thick strokes.
I used Nikko G for almost everything when I started with point pen calligraphy. For practice, for small-quantity jobs, for large-quantity jobs, and for jobs ranging in size from small to large. Nikko and I have created thousands of cards. It was the first tip I was able to get my hands on, and it’s still one of my favorites. It is a medium flexible nib with a good balance between fine and thick strokes. This will help you determine how much pressure to apply when writing. After about a year, I felt the need to change nibs, so I experimented with several different nibs.
Hunt 101 is my current favorite and go-to tip these days, although I change it depending on the job. I enjoy the flexibility and hairline of a brand new Hunt 101 nib, but when I need to write smaller (2mm or 3mm x height) I prefer Nikko G. Shades and lines hair for small heights x becomes extremely difficult to manage with Hunt 101. Of course, it works with a single letter or in smaller quantities. When I need to write a large number of cards, for example 100 or more, I use Hunt 22. It is less adaptable than Hunt 101 but more adaptable than Nikko G.
As a result, it is ideal for such jobs. There are two other tips that I tried and liked. The first is the EF principle, and the second is Blanzy 2552.
Because the Principle EF has a very sharp nib, I only use it on high quality papers.
Blanzy 2552 produces dark shades, and I like to write in larger sizes with it. If you can’t wait to try one, I recommend picking up our ‘Nibs with Storage Tin’ to try them all. You can always practice with your favorite nib, but when doing commercial work it’s best to use a variety of nibs depending on the project.
Also, good quality paper and ink are just as important as a good pen and nib for a good writing experience. If you want to get the best results, you need to start by investing in high-quality supplies.