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Decorative handwritten lettering, produced with ink and a pen or brush

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Fine liners that don't wear out quickly?

I've used fineliners (plastic felt tip I think) for calligraphy in order to achieve low line width (0.05 or 0.1 mm), but the tip tends to wear out very quickly, much faster than the ink is depleted. ...
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Finest ballpoint/rollerball pen?

I would like to have a rollerball pen (or a ballpoint, or preferably both) for caligraphy, that is as fine as possible. I have a fineliner that is 0.05 mm, and I would like to have a fine rollerball ...
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How does embossing powder work? What paper is most recommended to be used with it?

Ive been trying to use embossing powder for lettering, I want to know what paper works best for this and what kind of procedure to follow for this.
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Can I use the ink from the Photosmart inkjet cartridges for my dip calligraphy pens?

My Canon All-In-One Photosmart printer can't be repaired and I still have ink in the cartridges. Can I use the ink from the Photosmart inkjet cartridges for my dip calligraphy pens or with paint ...
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Fountain pen tip use for dip pen?

Can I use a fountain pen tip as a dip pen? It's for writing it in general. I do not own a dip pen yet, I have water based ink to use.
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How can I quickly and easily pencil in guide and slant lines for lettering/calligraphy?

I'm really getting tired of repeatedly having to measure out and draw guide and slope lines for lettering or calligraphy with a ruler. Is there a faster, easier, more consistent way to do this?
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What is the name of these “offset” nibs and pens?

I was looking into pen nib preventative maintenance and found a couple of pictures that I didn't understand. The first we see the nib on top is not the same as the rest as it has a crooked body. ...
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Can I use cartridge ink for dip fountain pens?

I understand that ink in fountain pen cartridges is a bit thinner. Can I still use it for dip pens if I squeeze it out of the cartridges? I have an excessive amount of this ink, and might not go back ...
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How should I store my nibs for long periods?

I'm looking to replace some nibs I ruined, and in the meantime I need to store what's left for a while. How should I go about preparing them for storage? Is there a difference between storing ...
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Recipe for Gesso used in gold leaf gilding

I would like to fabricate my own gesso to do gold leaf gilding on a calligraphy work to give some volume to the gilded areas. I am looking for a traditional recipe to prepare it at home.
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Calligraphy pens not laying ink evenly

I have a few calligraphy kits, with an assortment of some 20 nibs among them. I believe most are Manuscript brand. They all take the cartridges, and are not dip pens. Out of the box, none of them ...
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As a calligraphy beginner, what features should I look for in an ink?

I want to use a variety of pens, nibs and papers and want a general all-round ink I can use for all (or most) of these cases. From a beginners perspective—which calligraphy inks would be easiest to ...