Bortoletti Linea Exempla Writing Set 65
Indulge in the art of beautiful handwriting by dipping your Bortoletti wood and bronze pen into a glass-and-bronze inkwell and then setting your thoughts to paper. This antique-looking writing set is the perfect start to a day spent practicing calligraphy. This sophisticated Linea Exempla Writing Set 65 from Bortoletti features a tastefully crafted wooden dip pen with one nib in an ornate bronze nib holder, four additional antique dip pen nibs and an elegant 50ml glass inkwell with a chiseled bronze screw top and a triangular front design that doubles as a pen holder. The inkwell arrives full of ink so you can begin writing with your new set immediately. The Bortoletti Writing Set 65 is packaged in a branded gift box with a certificate of authenticity. This traditional writing set is made by Bortoletti in Venice, Italy.
How to Write with a Dip Pen Nib
Dip Pen Nibs hold ink in the small yet deep grooves in the nibs as you write. Dip nib pens work best with thinner fountain pen inks because the thin grooves don’t allow the more viscous calligraphy ink to flow well. Thicker ink hugs the nib and dries, making it difficult to clean completely. Dip your glass or metal nib about halfway into your inkwell, then remove any excess ink. To begin writing, start with a light amount of pressure, then vary that pressure to see what works best for you. Try writing at an angle and not vertically. Clean your pen regularly as you write by dipping it in water every 2-3 minutes and then wiping it clean with a cotton cloth.
Bortoletti Fonderia Artistica was founded in a small laboratory on the edge of a Venice lagoon in 1980 by four brothers and their father's passion for sculpture and bronze. An encounter between Bortoletti and Venetian artist Elio Martella led to a fusion of art and intentions, triggering intense research to give practicality, beauty, color and elegance to calligraphy’s instrument of preference: the dip pen. Bortoletti creates original Italian wooden dip pens with antique nibs to give everyone an opportunity to appreciate unique pen sets.