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Lettering Essentials

April 2017 iPenBox

 

Just when you hear that schools are doing away with handwriting programs and offices are going paperless, hand lettering seems to be everywhere. From the chalk menu board at your favorite coffee shop to advertising in magazines to invitations to parties, a huge variety of fonts and scripts are being used in all sorts of creative ways. The hand lettering trend has been around for a couple of years now, and it shows no signs of going anywhere!  Our Lettering Essentials box has everything you need to get started!

 

  

Start with Downloadable Worksheets

Tombow Lettering Practice worksheets for dual brush pens. Click on the photo to find free printable lettering worksheets. 

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Baoer 801 Calligraphy Fountain Pen, Fude Nib 

Take a careful look at your fountain pen nib and you'll notice that it is bent.  No, it's not broken- this special nib, called a fude (foo-deh) nib is used by calligraphers and artists in a variety of styles. The writing experience is meant to be similar to writing with a brush. The nib is not flexible, but you will get a variable line width depending on the angle you hold your pen.  Hold your nib at a steep angle using mostly the tip for thin lines. Put the fude nib flat to the paper for thick lines. Note: the insert in your April iPenBox shows "Jinhao" pen, but that is a misprint - the pen is a Baoer 801.  

 

 

 

Sample of Rohrer & Klingner Dokumentus Fountain Pen Ink 

Waterproof Dokumentus Ink comes in 6 great colors. Dokumentus is the world's first fountain pen ink conforming to the resistance requirements of DIN ISO 12757-2. It has been tested by an independent standards body and certified that this can be used by registrars for official documents.  

 

 

 

 

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Rosetta Notes Pocket Notebook, Dot Grid

Rosetta Notes pocket notebooks by Rosetta are made with French Paper 70# Smart White text paper that is perfect for use with fountain pens and 2-sided writing. French paper has been made in Michigan since 1871. 

 

 

Pack of 2 Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pens

Pack of 2 Tombow Fudenosuke brush pens- one soft tip with flexible brush and one hard tip with firm brush. The flexible brush tip is for different lettering and drawing technique; hard tip is for firm control and consistent lines.  Create extra fine, fine, or medium strokes by a change in brush pressure. Barrels are made of recycled polypropylene plastic. Water based, pigmented black ink.  

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Tombow Dual Brush Pen, Black

Flexible brush tip is for lettering and drawing techniques. Create extra-fine, fine, or medium strokes by a change in brush pressure. Water-based, pigmented black ink. Use for lettering, modern calligraphy, drawing, sketching and journaling. 

 

Tombow Dual Brush Pen, Random Primary Color

Add color to your lettering with a Dual Brush tip pen in a fun color from the Primary collection.  

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Tombow Mono Pencil

Flexible brush tip is for lettering and drawing techniques. Create extra-fine, fine, or medium strokes by a change in brush pressure. Water-based, pigmented black ink. Use for lettering, modern calligraphy, drawing, sketching and journaling. 

 

 

Tombow Mono Eraser

Soft plastic eraser removes marks cleanly with little pressure and no paper damage. Great for school or art. Protective paper sleeve with rounded corner edges keeps from damaging eraser during use.   

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Miquelrius Mini Holdall Pencil Case

Keep all your stuff in one place. 100% Polyester fabric is sturdy and stain resistant. Zipper closure case holds 8-10 pens. Photos show front and back side of the pencil case. 

 

 

Tombow Mono Twin Permanent Marker

Permanent Black Marker featuring two tips- fine and broad. Two tips are great for drawing, lettering and getting a variety of line widths. Long lasting maker gives a very black, solid line. Ink is smear proof and can be colored over top with Dual Brush pens instantly even on very absorbent paper. Tips stay fresh and firm.   

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New to fountain pens?

Some of you may be new to fountain pens, so we thought we'd include a little guide to get you started in using your new fountain pen.  You can click on the picture to the left to take you to a link to read about how to start, clean, and store your pen.  Click on the picture on the right for helpful information on filling your fountain pen.
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