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Calligraphy and brush pens from Stabilo, Tombow and many more brands for creative design

Our range of calligraphy pens and sets and brush pens from top-quality brands, such as Stabilo, Tombow, Pentel and many more, make writing and creative design an absolute joy!

From traditional calligraphy pens to modern brush pens, Postshop provides a wide range of options for creating artistic lettering, dynamic lines and impressive designs. These pens enable both beginners and experienced artists to unleash their creativity.

What are brush pens and what can they be used for?

Brush pens are special pens with flexible nibs that look like paint brushes. They can be used for drawing fine lines, but also wide, dynamic strokes.

They are ideal for the design of artistic lettering as well as painting and shading. 

Storing brush pens properly

The best way to store brush pens is horizontally in a container or box. This ensures equal ink distribution and prevents them from drying out.

The pens should also be stored in a cool, dry place. The lids must be firmly attached to keep the ink moist.

Are brush pens insoluble in water?

There are various types of brush pens with different types of ink. Some of them, such as the  Pentel Brush Sign Pen Pigment , are insoluble in water. Water doesn’t make the ink smudge or run once it’s dry. 

What’s the difference between calligraphy and hand lettering?

Calligraphy is artistic writing using specially designed pens. Hand lettering is the creative design of individual letters.

How do you hold a calligraphy pen correctly?

Hold the calligraphy pen at an angle of around 45 degrees to the paper’s surface. Press lightly to produce thinner lines and harder for thicker ones. 

Try out different movements and angles to control the line width and direction.

What do you need for calligraphy?

To get started with calligraphy, you need to have the following materials at home:

  • Calligraphy pens or nibs
  • Special calligraphy paper or smooth untextured paper 
  • Calligraphy ink 
  • A ruler and pencil to mark lines and for outlines
  • Exercise books or templates

A step-by-step guide to calligraphy

  • Start off with the basics: find out about the different types of calligraphy styles, tools and fundamental techniques.
  • Use the right tool: buy good basic equipment, including calligraphy pens, ink, paper, a ruler and pencil.
  • Practise individual letters: start off with the basic letter shapes and your favourite calligraphy styles and try to copy them.
  • Try things out: once you’ve mastered the basics, you’ll gradually improve. Try combining letters and practising different font styles and decorative elements.
  • Continuous learning: find out more by doing online courses and watching video tutorials.
  • Get feedback: share your work on social media, such as Instagram and Pinterest to get input and ideas to help you improve.

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