Calligraphy Supplies

Photo by Will Bossen

Photo by Will Bossen

If you going to the art store involves you staring at all the endless options and feeling overwhelmed, this is for you. Here’s a comprehensive list of our favorite calligraphy products!

Brush Calligraphy Supplies

  • Tombow Dual Brush Pens
  • Faber & Castel Brush Pen (the B = brush and not the SB = soft brush)
  • Momento Dual Brush Pens (there isn’t as much ink in these as the Tombow)
  • Higgins Eternal Ink – Black (Such a lovely watercolor consistency, my favorite ink! Caution: may bleed on printer paper, but will be fine on Rhodia, layout bond paper, or mixed media paper)
  • Speedball India Ink (this ink is thicker than the Higgins and won’t bleed through on thin paper)
  • 4 round brush
  • 2 round brush (finer lines)
  • Canson Mix Media or Sketch books (this will work for watercolor ink — like the Higgins — and regular markers. Note that your Tombow brush pens will last longer on smooth marker or layout bond paper)
  • Borden & Riley Layout Bond Paper (this thinner paper is more expensive that regular sketch paper but is super smooth and semi-transparent, making it great for tracing.)

Pointed Pen Calligraphy Supplies

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Vendors and stores

  • Seattle: Daniel Smith Art Supplies – SODO and Bellevue (sketch books, pens, brushes, ink)
  • Seattle: Blick Art Supplies (sketch books, pens, brushes, ink)
  • Seattle: Artist and Craftsman in the University District (pointed pen nibs, brushes, ink, sketch books)
  • Seattle: The Paper Source (canvas pen bags, paper and envelopes)
  • Online: Paper and Ink Arts (nibs, layout bond paper, lined calligraphy paper, pens, ink)
  • Online: Cards and Pockets (a TON of colorful paper options!)

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Still lost?

If you find yourself with a ton of cool products but no idea what to do with them, come to calligraphy class! We teach comprehensive calligraphy classes in the Seattle area (and beyond!) in a fun, supportive environment. They’re a blast.

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