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Copperplate

Copperplate

Copperplate is a general term for a family of styles which grew out of classic italic in the 17th and 18th centuries. Spencerian, a similar lettering style, developed in North America and by 1860 was taught as standard handwriting in schools. Copperplate and Spencerian are among the most elegant of hands. They are different from other calligraphy styles as they use pressure to produce lines of varying width.The use of an oblique nib, or straight nibs in an oblique penholder, enable the writer to keep the nib pointed in the direction of the slant while maintaining a comfortable writing position. Use of the oblique penholder means a variety of nibs can be used.
Copperplate Sampler

Copperplate Sampler

Illustration from the Speedball Textbook 23rd Edition and shows use of the Speedball Oblique Penholder.
Copperplate Lessons

Copperplate Lessons

IAMPETH - International Asscociation of Master Penmen, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwriting. for an invaluable resource on all sorts of pen themes including online media for Copperplate & Spencerian script. Check it out...


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Nikko G-Pen

Nikko G-Pen


Price: 2.00

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The Nikko G nibs are hand cut, extremely smooth and long lasting Japanese nib. They are chrome plated and have a medium flex. Smooth writing with no scratching. Highly recommended for Copperplate and Spencerian. Extremely popular.
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Zebra G-Nib

Zebra G-Nib


Price: 2.00

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A Japanese nib which is very similar to the popular Nikko G Nib but slightly more flexible and sharper. A finer hairline than the Nikko but the same sturdy quality. Good for Copperplate and Spencerian script. Reviewed as "so thin, so smooth with a light touch the nib skated effortlessly across the page".

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Tachikawa G nib

Tachikawa G nib


Price: 1.70

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The Tachikawa G nib is ideal for drawing thick to thin lines. Use for Manga drawing but also good for Copperplate and Spencerian scripts

Mitchell Copperplate Nib

Mitchell Copperplate Nib


Price: 1.09

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The Mitchell Elbow Copperplate nib is angled and constructed to enable the user to write more easily at the normal Copperplate angle. Fits any standard penholder.

EF Principal Copperplate Nib

EF Principal Copperplate Nib


Price: 2.35

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The EF Principal, a new nib especially developed by Manuscript, in association with Brian Walker, based on the vintage No1 Principality nib is the perfect nib for Spencerian and Copperplate scripts. Use with Speedball Oblique Penholder.
Normal retail 2.69

Leonardt Copperplate 1: Crown Nib No 41

Leonardt Copperplate 1: Crown Nib No 41


Price: 0.80

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A fine nib specially suited to Copperplate writing.

Leonardt Shorthand Nib No 40

Leonardt Shorthand Nib No 40


Price: 0.75

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Very flexible nib. Blue finish.

Leonardt Copperplate 2:Point Nib No 111

Leonardt Copperplate 2:Point Nib No 111


Price: 0.90

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Suitable for small Copperplate writing. Nickel finish.

Speedball Oblique Penholder

Speedball Oblique Penholder


Price: 2.20

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Speedball Oblique Penholder - for Copperplate. Use with Mitchell 303, 404, 170, Brause 361, or Principal.

Brause 66 EF Extra Fine Nib

Brause 66 EF Extra Fine Nib


Price: 1.25

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Brause 66 Extra Fine Copperplate nib

Brause No76 'Rose Nib'

Brause No76 'Rose Nib'


Price: 1.80

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Brause Rose Nib is based on a vintage design. Super flexible but strong, fine point with embossed rose.
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Gillott 404

Gillott 404


Price: 0.73

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Variable line width with pressure. A good choice for fine hairlines without being too fragile. For Copperplate use with Speedball Oblique penholder.

Gillott 303

Gillott 303


Price: 0.73

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Extra Fine drawing or writing nib. A little softer and more flexible than the 404. Produces variable line width with pressure. Excellent for Copperplate Script - use with Speedball Oblique penholder.

Gillot 170

Gillot 170


Price: 0.73

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The finest of the three Gillott pens. Flexible and good for drawing and hatching.

Hunt 22B

Hunt 22B


Price: 1.58

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Similar to Gillott 303 but needs a little more pressure

Hunt 56 School Pen

Hunt 56 School Pen


Price: 1.58

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The Hunt 56 is like the Gillott 404

Hunt 99 Drawing Pen

Hunt 99 Drawing Pen


Price: 1.58

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Medium flexibility requiring a lighter pressure

Hunt Imperial 101

Hunt Imperial 101


Price: 1.58

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The Hunt Imperial 101 is a larger pen but is very flexible.

Hunt 103 Mapping Pen

Hunt 103 Mapping Pen


Price: 1.58

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For delicate fine line work. Fits the oblique penholder.

Iron Gall Ink 30ml

Iron Gall Ink 30ml


Price: 5.25

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Blots Iron Gall Ink is carefully blended to a medieval recipe. It flows off the pen exceptionally well and makes exquisite hairlines and sharp detail in a distinctive dark velvety blue/black. In a wide neck jar for use with oblique pens. A "MUST-HAVE" for copperplate.

Two jars Iron Gall Ink with Free Principal EF nib

Two jars Iron Gall Ink with Free Principal EF nib


Price: 10.50

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Special Offer
Buy 2 Jars of Blots Iron Gall Ink for 10.50 get a FREE Principal EF Copperplate Nib worth 2.25.
Total price normally 12.75