Why Won’t My Pen Write Well?

As a calligrapher, you’ll have (hopefully) experienced the feeling of your writing tool gliding across the paper, leaving beautiful marks behind it as it goes. On other days, your relationship with the pen feels less like a sensual dance, and more like an embittered battle! In fact we’re aiming for the pen, the paper, the…

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William Mitchell Italic Pens

William Mitchell Italic nibs are chisel-pointed and ideally suited for Italic Calligraphy. They are available square-cut for right handed calligraphers and left-oblique cut for left handed calligraphers. They can be used in conjunction with a William Mitchell No.2 Slippon Reservoir to improve ink flow and reduce the frequency of loading the nib with ink. William…

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How to Fit Reservoirs

Once the nib has been prepared it is important to set it up correctly.  Some nibs are purchased with a reservoir, but reservoirs for the William Mitchell Square Cut nibs and Leonardt Square Cut Nibs are purchased separately and have to be fitted to the nib. Reservoirs are usually made of brass making them flexible…

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