Calligraphy Tools 4

Here are some of the helpful tools you'll find around my calligraphy studio.
Great Practice Paper - You can print guidelines right onto the paper.
HP Paper Printer | 8.5 x 11 Paper | Premium 32 lb | 1 Ream - 500 Sheets | 100 Bright | Made in USA - FSC Certified | 113100R
HP Paper Printer | 8.5 x 11 Paper | Premium 32 lb | 1 Ream - 500 Sheets | 100 Bright | Made in USA - FSC Certified | 113100R
$20.00
Bristol Board is thick and smooth - nibs glide across it & most inks won't bleed. I've used this for a number of finished pieces.
Strathmore 300 Series Bristol Paper Pad, Smooth, Tape Bound, 11x14 inches, 20 Sheets (100lb/270g) - Artist Paper for Adults and Students - Markers, Pen and Ink
Strathmore 300 Series Bristol Paper Pad, Smooth, Tape Bound, 11x14 inches, 20 Sheets (100lb/270g) - Artist Paper for Adults and Students - Markers, Pen and Ink
$18.00
One of my favorite inks to practice with for pointed pen (dip pen) calligraphy. Its a beautiful sepia brown.
Tom Norton Walnut Drawing Ink 60 Milliliters (2 Fluid Ounce) Bottle
Tom Norton Walnut Drawing Ink 60 Milliliters (2 Fluid Ounce) Bottle
$12.00
One of my favorite gold inks! Stir often ;)
Dr. Ph. Martin's Iridescent Calligraphy Color (11R) Ink Bottle, Copper Plate Gold
Dr. Ph. Martin's Iridescent Calligraphy Color (11R) Ink Bottle, Copper Plate Gold
$8.00
My go-to black ink for any work that will be scanned to be digitized. I dilute it slightly with water.
Kaimei Sumi Ink 180 Ml (Basic Pack) (Japan Import)
Kaimei Sumi Ink 180 Ml (Basic Pack) (Japan Import)
$8.00
My favorite brand of gouache inks.
Winsor & Newton Designer's Gouache, 37 ml (1.25oz) tube, Jet Black
Winsor & Newton Designer's Gouache, 37 ml (1.25oz) tube, Jet Black
$19.00
These Nalgene jars are my favorite no-spill way to store my ink (especially for when I travel with my inks).
Nalgene Polypropylene Jar
Nalgene Polypropylene Jar
$10.00
Nikko G nib for pointed pen calligraphy. It's a stiff nib great for beginners and professionals. I like it for when I write small.
Nikko Manga Pen Nib N-Gpen, 10 Nibs (1 Pack) with Anti Rust Paper for Storage
Nikko Manga Pen Nib N-Gpen, 10 Nibs (1 Pack) with Anti Rust Paper for Storage
$10.00
A decent fountain pen for the price point - great for those wanting to try fountain pens for the first time.
Lamy Safari Fountain Pen (19M) White & 5 Black Ink Cartridges
Lamy Safari Fountain Pen (19M) White & 5 Black Ink Cartridges
$28.00
Heavy Duty Paper Cutter, 12" Guillotine Paper Cutter, Cortadora de Papel 500 Sheets Paper Trimmer with Double Safety Protection&Durable HSS Blade for Cutting Paper, Leather, PVC,Non-Woven Fabrics
Heavy Duty Paper Cutter, 12" Guillotine Paper Cutter, Cortadora de Papel 500 Sheets Paper Trimmer with Double Safety Protection&Durable HSS Blade for Cutting Paper, Leather, PVC,Non-Woven Fabrics
$220.00
Great little light board for the price. Use this so you can place your paper over guidelines and avoid having to erase pencil guidelines.
NXENTC A4 Tracing Light Pad, Ultra-Thin Tracing Light Box USB Power Artcraft Tracing Light Table for Artists, Drawing, Sketching, Animation
NXENTC A4 Tracing Light Pad, Ultra-Thin Tracing Light Box USB Power Artcraft Tracing Light Table for Artists, Drawing, Sketching, Animation
$20.00
I use my document camera for both in-person classes and online teaching.
IPEVO V4K Ultra High Definition 8MP USB Document Camera — Mac OS, Windows, Chromebook Compatible for Live Demo, Web Conferencing, Distance Learning, Remote Teaching
IPEVO V4K Ultra High Definition 8MP USB Document Camera — Mac OS, Windows, Chromebook Compatible for Live Demo, Web Conferencing, Distance Learning, Remote Teaching
$99.00
I swear by this no-tack tape that doesn't tear paper when removed. I use it to keep my delicate papers in place over guidelines.
3M Safety Scotch Artist Tape, 3/4-Inch x 10-Yards, Low Tack (FA2020), White
3M Safety Scotch Artist Tape, 3/4-Inch x 10-Yards, Low Tack (FA2020), White
$5.00
For Engraving Use: You can print out a logo or design and trace it with your engraving tool.
SELF-ADHESIVE STENCIL FILM
SELF-ADHESIVE STENCIL FILM
$14.00
Weight for mailing and accurate postage ;)
Smart Weigh Digital Shipping and Postal Weight Scale, 110 lbs x 0.1 oz, UPS USPS Post Office Scale
Smart Weigh Digital Shipping and Postal Weight Scale, 110 lbs x 0.1 oz, UPS USPS Post Office Scale
$37.00
I use these in various sizes to package finished pieces.
Golden State Art, Pack of 100, Acid-Free Crystal Clear Sleeves Storage Bags for Photo Prints Framing Mats Mattes (Bag Size: 11 3/8 x 14 1/8 inches for 11x14 Mats)
Golden State Art, Pack of 100, Acid-Free Crystal Clear Sleeves Storage Bags for Photo Prints Framing Mats Mattes (Bag Size: 11 3/8 x 14 1/8 inches for 11x14 Mats)
$20.00
I mail finished pieces in this stiff cardboard mailer so mail carriers can't/won't damage my hard work ;)
Quality Park Extra-Rigid Fiberboard Photo Document Mailers, Redi-Strip, White, 12.75x15, 25 per box (64019)
Quality Park Extra-Rigid Fiberboard Photo Document Mailers, Redi-Strip, White, 12.75x15, 25 per box (64019)
$39.00
I place finished calligraphy work on this cardboard backer before placing in a protective plastic sleeve to help ensure it doesn't get bent.
Bauxko 11" x 14" Corrugated Pads, White, 50-Pack (CPW1114-50)
Bauxko 11" x 14" Corrugated Pads, White, 50-Pack (CPW1114-50)
Its a luxury and my favorite planner (both looks and layout).
2023 Large Monthly Gallery Leather Planner - Acadia Navy - 9.75x7.5"
2023 Large Monthly Gallery Leather Planner - Acadia Navy - 9.75x7.5"
$29.00
The Calligrapher's Business Handbook: Pricing and Policies for Lettering Artists
The Calligrapher's Business Handbook: Pricing and Policies for Lettering Artists
$20.00
Graphic Artists Guild Handbook: Pricing & Ethical Guidelines, 15th Edition (15)
Graphic Artists Guild Handbook: Pricing & Ethical Guidelines, 15th Edition (15)
$60.00
Crane's Wedding Blue Book
Crane's Wedding Blue Book
Not necessary for most calligraphers. I use this if I need to color match ink to a specific pantone color ;)
Pantone Color Bridge Guide Uncoated GG6104N
Pantone Color Bridge Guide Uncoated GG6104N
Tombow Dual Brush Pen Art Markers, Grayscale, 6-Pack
Tombow Dual Brush Pen Art Markers, Grayscale, 6-Pack
$30.00
Sakura - Pen-Touch Paint Marker - Fine 1.0mm - Gold - 3 Pack
Sakura - Pen-Touch Paint Marker - Fine 1.0mm - Gold - 3 Pack
Sakura 41181 Blister Card Pentouch Metallic Ink Marker, Extra-Fine, Gold
Sakura 41181 Blister Card Pentouch Metallic Ink Marker, Extra-Fine, Gold
Golden State Art, Pack of 100 11 3/8x14 1/8 Crystal Clear Bag for 11x14 mat Mattes
Dual Edge Ripper Classic Watercolor Paper Deckle Edge Tool 1-24 inch
Dual Edge Ripper Classic Watercolor Paper Deckle Edge Tool 1-24 inch
$40.00
OttLite 326003 13-watt HD SlimLine Task Lamp, White
OttLite 326003 13-watt HD SlimLine Task Lamp, White
$40.00
Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers | 12 x 12-inch board, scoring tool and two titanium blades
Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers | 12 x 12-inch board, scoring tool and two titanium blades
$36.00
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