Learning and practicing the art of calligraphy requires the correct tools. In order to achieve gorgeous lettering and meticulous lines, you'll need the right calligraphy pens to take your craft to the next level. A calligraphy pen allows you to write in a highly stylized manner and is a perfect tool for creating elegant letters and images on invitations, letters, manuscripts and name tags. With plenty of calligraphy pens to choose from, both beginner and dedicated calligraphers can find what they need. Add other pens to your desk drawer or art box for versatility and consider a counterfeit-detector pen when handling currency.
A calligraphy pen consists of several parts, including a pen holder, a nib and an ink cartridge. It's important that a calligraphy pen feels comfortable and natural in your hand, so pay attention to the material of the pen and whether or not it has built-in cushioning for fingertips. Interchangeable nibs come in many different sizes, including extra-fine, fine, medium, bold and extra-bold, so it's easy to create super-thin, precise lines or thick, ink-saturated lines.
A calligraphy pen set contains everything needed to get started right away. Most sets include some type of instruction manual to help introduce calligraphers to the mechanics of this art form. Look for a calligraphy pen set with multiple interchangeable nibs and ink cartridges to accommodate any type of project. Different-size and -shape nibs allow different kinds of lettering to be formed, so you can easily transition between line work, border creation, drawing cartoons and more.