Although Calligraphy has been around for centuries the writing instruments used have come a long way since the quill pen. Modern day calligraphy tools include markers, these are popular as they are a handy instant option.
The Edding 1255 Calligraphy Pen has a square cut fibre tip & contains a water based pigmented ink. This is resistant to water & light, with the added benefit of not smudging or bleeding through the paper.
This disposable marker has a black barrel with silver branding & info, the lid, nib housing & end cap corresponds to the ink colour. Unlike some other calligraphy markers they don’t have a defined grip section this doesn’t make it easy to change the width of the text without adding more pressure. I imagine this could lead to a tired hand after a short period of time.
A 2.0mm tip & steel blue ink was used for the written sample, the edding 1255 is also available with 3.5 & 5.0mm nibs in a choice of 5 colours.
If you want to learn more about this ancient art, edding have a Calligraphy Training course that will take you through your paces with the help of videos, presented by their very own expert Birgit Nass. As well as the basics you will be given instructions on achieving different effects using letter height. There are also ideas on labelling a wine bottle & gift bag along with tips for writing on terracotta, metal & stone.
Whilst computers can replicate many different fonts using desktop publishing there is still a call for the hand made form of this art because of its uniqueness, these edding markers can help you hone the skill.