Pen FAQs

Q: Which pen is best for calligraphy?

A: Depending on what you are looking for in a calligraphy pen, you may find that there are a variety of brands that are high-quality and that you consider the best in the market. We offer a variety of high-quality options that are all great choices for calligraphy. Shop brands like Copic, Chameleon Fineliner, J. Herbin, Kuretake, and Pilot, just to name a few.

Q: What are calligraphy pens called?

A: Calligraphy pens are also known as dip pens, nib pens or pen nibs. These pens can be made from a variety of materials including glass and wood.

Q: What is the best calligraphy set for beginners?

A: There are a variety of calligraphy pen sets on the market, though we especially like the Zebra Midliner Double Ended Brush Pen Set. They are an extremely high-quality option that is available in a range of colors and for a great price.

Q: Do you need a calligraphy pen to do calligraphy?

A: Technically, yes, you do need a calligraphy pen and dip ink if you want to practice calligraphy. However, if you want to just try it with a regular pen to practice your craft, you can do that as well. It just won’t be considered calligraphy, and you will likely not have the same results as when you use the proper tools.

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Pen Cleaners

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Dr. Ph. Martin's Bombay Pen Cleaner
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Higgins Pen Cleaner
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Rapido-eze Cleaning Solution
Koh-I-Noor Rapido-eze Cleaning Solution
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