Copperplate Minuscules – The Basic Strokes

Letter Proportion The proportions of the minuscule letters and the angle of slope are the two essential visual components of Copperplate minuscule. Copperplate has a standard relationship between the ascender, x-height and descender parts of the minuscule letters.  In general the relationship is expressed as 3:2:3 (ascender = 3, x-height = 2, descender = 3).…

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Copperplate Equipment and Materials

Specialised equipment is required for Copperplate writing. Nibs You need to use a pointed nib for Copperplate, which does not have a reservoir. The most commonly used nibs in the UK are probably the Leonardt Principal EF, Gillott 170, 303 and 404.Others in fairly common use are the Hunt 101 and the Brause 66EF. The…

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