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Bortoletti - Wood and Bronze Dip Pen Calligraphy Set

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$32.00

Indulge in the art of beautiful handwriting by placing the warmth of a wood and bronze dip pen to paper. All you really need to get started in calligraphy is presented here in this antique-looking writing set. Bortoletti tastefully crafts a wooden dip pen, giving it a bronze nib holder that can be fitted with one of the three antique nibs in this set. If you’re just starting out in the calligraphic arts, this is your essential dip pen set to use while learning to write with a dipping pen nib. The set also includes a 10ml bottle of Bortoletti ink so you can immediately begin practicing as soon as you unbox the dip pen set! Please note the nibs and ink color are both random assignments from Bortoletti. This set is made in Italy.

Bortoletti - Wood and Bronze Dip Pen Calligraphy Set

Indulge in the art of beautiful handwriting by placing the warmth of a wood and bronze dip pen to paper. All you really need to get started in calligraphy is presented here in this antique-looking writing set. Bortoletti tastefully crafts a wooden dip pen, giving it a bronze nib holder that can be fitted with one of the three antique nibs in this set. If you’re just starting out in the calligraphic arts, this is your essential dip pen set to use while learning to write with a dipping pen nib. The set also includes a 10ml bottle of Bortoletti ink so you can immediately begin practicing as soon as you unbox the dip pen set! Please note the nibs and ink color are both random assignments from Bortoletti. This set is made in 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.

About Bortoletti

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.

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