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Speedball 2880 Elegant Writer 4 Calligraphy Marker Instructional Set
- Perfect for both beginners and experienced calligraphers
- Designed with three nib widths to cover a variety of lettering techniques
- Acid free and non-toxic
- Improved ink flow
- Makes a great gift item
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This calligraphy marker set makes beautiful writing and lettering easy. Designed with 3 nib widths to cover a variety of lettering techniques. The easy-to-follow instruction booklet includes tips and steps to beautiful writing. Set includes 4 black calligraphy markers 2 fine (2.0) and 1 each medium (2.5) and broad (3.0) Ideal for expert calligraphers and beginners alike. ACMI AP Non-toxic. Improved ink flow. Acid free.
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I used to be afraid of that white paper (oh, that reminds me; use a smooth paper. Absorbent paper won't work.)but use of the Elegant Writer gives me a, sort of structure to create on.
The 2.0 nib works well enough for writing, but keep in mind the letters will be of a larger size which takes up more space. (Think font size 30). The 2.5 and 3.0 compound this (think font size 48-60). Generally, the 2.0 nib is considered broad. I would have preferred a medium 1.3 and a fine 0.8 nib in order to write closer to normal sized font of 10-20.
I have the added complexity of being left-handed, so writing in calligraphy style is different in that you push the pen forward toward the right side of the page, whereas a right-handed person pulls it along. The calligraphy nib is a flat edge, so to get the thickness and thinness of the lines to look right on the page, I had to turn the paper sideways to write. If you're left-handed, you know what I mean, and if you're right-handed hopefully you understand. I bring it up because I was worried I wouldn't be able to write properly with these markers, and hope to help others who may be thinking the same thing. You CAN do it, just turn the paper and experiment until you find the right angle. Happy Writing!
Edit. 4 stars
Only used these markers for a short while and they dried out fast.
BUT, I have universal black fountain pen ink.
I emptied the barrel of ink onto plate and used the dried up tip to soak up ink and it worked like new again.
Unfortunately, the Speedball pens I received are dried out. Though I just purchased and received them, I found they were not eligible for return upon initiating a return/exchange. So I’m stuck with them.
The package contains a 2mm tip (2), 2.5mm tip (1), and 3.0mm tip (1).
The information I found most helpful in the instruction booklet was how to determine the appropriate height of letters based on the width of the tip.The suggestion is to use the full width of the tip to draw a total of five horizontal marks (staggered, from lower left to upper right - see picture). The total distance from the bottom to the top of the stack is equal to the letter height that tip is designed to produce.
As it turns out, it would have been ideal to have a narrower tip (1.5mm) to perfectly complete the lettering on a certificate. I found myself wishing one of the two 2.0mm tips would have been 1.5mm instead.