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How to look after your nibs

How to look after your nibs

Before you start using a new nib, you’ll need to prepare it first.  New nibs come with an oily coating on them which protects them and prevents them from rusting...

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Black and white inks - what's the difference?

Black and white inks - what's the difference?

We're frequently asked what the difference is between the variety of white inks and the black inks that we sell in store.  Here's some information to help you if you're... 
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How To Use A Wax Seal Stamp

How To Use A Wax Seal Stamp

   
We're loving the revival of Wax Seal Stamps so we have put together a few tips on how to use them!
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Our Favourite Calligraphy Materials

Our Favourite Calligraphy Materials

We are very lucky to have collected an array of nibs, brushes, pens etc over the years.  Below are a few of our favourite materials you would find in constant use in our calligraphy studio

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How to use the Finetec palette

How to use the Finetec palette

If you have already started learning Modern Calligraphy then you may have spotted the Finetec metallic inks, which are a cluster of beautiful metallic colours neatly packaged within their own palette. 

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How to hold the oblique penholder

How to hold the oblique penholder

If you've already started your modern calligraphy journey, then you may have come across a penholder that has a funny-looking attachment on the side of it, otherwise known as the oblique penholder. 

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How to prepare your nibs

How to prepare your nibs

When beginning to practice modern calligraphy, you will find there is a plethora of pointed nibs that you can experiment with (the name is minutely etched into the nib's shank, so look closely!). At Quill, we love the Nikko G nib as it is sturdy, flexible and reliable.

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