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u/these-points-of-data · 3 pointsr/BrushCalligraphy

A little late to the game, but I have a couple of cents on this topic as well. I own Tombows, the Faber Castell's mentioned below, as well as Pentel Sign Touch Pens, and Kuretake Fudes. I think a lot of the commenters hit the nail on the head re: Tombows. They can be tough to use and hard to control transitions from thick to thin lines. In my experience, this has less to do with the flexibility of the nib and more about the type of head the pen uses. Tombows have a pretty large fiber brush head, and it's not as "springy" as some other pens. This means when you let back on the pressure, you have to really gauge how much pressure you need to reduce to get a thinner line. A lot of pens with a smaller head, especially felt tipped pens, will be a lot more forgiving in terms of pressure variation.

If you do want to get some smaller pens, the FC are decent. They have fantastic color transfer, but I feel like they're scratchier than some of the other options that I have, and also a tad bit more expensive. I really like the Pentel Fude Touch Sign Pens. The head is a tiny bit smaller than the FC pens, so you won't be able to get quite as thick of a downstroke. If you want something more comparable in size to the FCs, Kuretake Fudebiyoris are pretty similar and also writes a bit smoother.

That said, I think it also depends on what you're going for. If you want consistent lettering early on, a felt tip pen with a smaller nib is your best bet. However, because they're so much easier to control, I find that if I use those exclusively for a while, the quality of my lettering deteriorates. Tombows force you to really learn to control your pressure. If your goal is to perfect lettering with all types of pens (felt, brush, watercolor, etc) and with all sorts of nib sizes, I think using Tombows to practice with is the best option.

u/PuffAngel · 3 pointsr/BrushCalligraphy

That’s a really good question! I’m gonna admit I’m not too familiar with the Brush Pen. I did just take a crash course and this is what I’ve found out.

Amazon has a Prime listing for 12 cartridges for about $9

JetPens sells a pack of 4 for about $5. I read the reviews and everyone loves the ink but someone did say this: “If you get a syringe you can refill the cartridges when they are empty with any ink that will flow into the sponge reservoir in the pen, but I've never been able to adequately match the ink in these lil dudes, there's some magic ingredient that makes it amazing so refill packs it is.” I will be making an order to JetPens really soon but it looks like a very solid reputable site to buy from and possibly even ask what ink would work well with this pen. I’ve been browsing r/fountainpens here recently so I know it’s possible to refill cartridges. I just don’t know if fountain pen ink would work. If it does that would be great as it comes in millions of colors.

Did find YouTube link describing how to refill cartridges for that pen. He uses a waterproof ink.

So basically it’s a matter of preference. If you really love the ink it comes with you may want to stick with cartridges which can be found cheaper than what you’re currently using. If any ink will do and an entire bottle of ink doesn’t scare you it looks like all you need is a syringe and a steady hand.

Hope that helps and let us know what works!

Edit: all this info is for the Pocket Brush pen not the color brush pen. Not sure which one you have.

Edit 2: comment got stuck hung up somewhere in invisibility idk

u/FuzzyGoldfish · 5 pointsr/BrushCalligraphy

The set you linked isn't exclusively their sign pens (that would be something like these) but there is a sign pen in there. That particular set is meant more for experimentation. Each of them is a very different tip from the others, so it could be a good way to get a feel for what you like. I'm a fan of the Jetpens samplers for the same reason, like this one here, which spans several different brands and styles.

u/MandieMoore · 3 pointsr/BrushCalligraphy

Hi! I can’t speak for the quality of those specific pens but I think Pentel is a good brand. I can say that their sign brush pens are very nice quality. I got mine from Amazon:

These are different than the felt markers because these are basically smaller brush pens.

u/Scarlet_Night · 1 pointr/BrushCalligraphy

Copic has a marker paper that’s pretty useful (no-bleed), kinda thick, cardstock-like. They aren’t gridded or anything though. But very travel friendly.
here ya go!

u/Ceilidh_ · 2 pointsr/BrushCalligraphy

I know you said you can’t be trusted with scissors, BUT... if you’re going to be doing a lot of smaller sized work, you might be pleasantly surprised at how user friendly paper trimmers have gotten to be. Fiskars makes a really nice one that cuts paper up to 12”x12”, has a self-sharpening blade, measuring grid (premarked for 4x6 and 5x7’s) and a groovy mechanism that ensures a completely straight cut. It sells on Amazon for $21. It will cut up to 5 sheets of regular paper at a time but can also handle stuff like card stock.
Fiskars 152490-1004 SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer, 12 Inch

u/mostlyMosquitos · 2 pointsr/BrushCalligraphy

These are the FC’s I bought and I actually found a FC black brush pen in my box - didn’t know I had it - supposedly the same tip as the lettering pens BUT it’s actually a bit harder of a tip. These lettering pens are my new obsession and the colors in the Brights package are REALLY pretty!!

Edit: here’s a comparison I did between the two - I still like the Tombows but I find the FC’s easier to maneuver.

u/cookiejdoe · 1 pointr/BrushCalligraphy

I’ve been practicing for a few months. Appreciate the comment!

Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen 2 Pens Set

And white pentel gel pen.

Happy stroking ! 😉 (always thin up and thick down)

u/Jordandylion · 2 pointsr/BrushCalligraphy

Thank you! I used this book- Lettering For Beginners: A Creative Lettering How To Guide With Alphabet Guides, Projects And Practice Pages

u/raspberriez247 · 1 pointr/BrushCalligraphy

Clarify please. Are you talking about the Pentel Aquash brushes? Or the Pentel Color brushes? Or neither?

u/CrossroadsConundrum · 3 pointsr/BrushCalligraphy

I love these but even they may be too thick. Pentel Arts Sign Pen Touch, Fude Brush Tip, 12 Assorted Colors in Marker Stand (SES15CPC12)

Ooh! The other one might be the Tombow small brush pen Tombow 62038 Fudenosuke Brush Pen, 2-Pack. Soft and Hard Tip Fudenosuke Brush Pens for Calligraphy and Art Drawings This one is probably more likely to give you what you want.

u/stephan1emar1e · 1 pointr/BrushCalligraphy

Are these the FC ones you have, or similar? I think I’d like to give them a try.

u/-SeeS- · 1 pointr/BrushCalligraphy

Oh sorry I meant the pentel brush pen, I thought it would be easy to know by the name, anyways This One

I'm adding the link to the main post.
Sorry again.

u/sm0gs · 17 pointsr/BrushCalligraphy

Check out The Calligrapher’s Business Handbook. It walks you through exactly how to price your items. There’s a method of figuring out your hourly rate, adding on for taxes and materials, and then converting that into a per item price.

I also really liked Panic Free Pricing by The Happy Ever Crafter. It also walks you through pricing items in a similar way and has tons of actual examples of what calligraphers charged. The guide is quite long and comes with videos but is pricey. I bought it when it was on sale so it might go on sale again.

The key is you actually don’t want to under price your work because you think you’re not good enough. That can hurt the calligraphy community as a whole because people think calligraphy services should be cheaper than they really are.