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What are the best pens and supplies for hand lettering? Well, it depends! Hand lettering and calligraphy can be done with a variety of tools, including brush pens, nib and ink, and fine liners. We’ve compiled a list of some of our absolute favorite calligraphy supplies, including our custom sample packs that will give you a taste of many options (at a great deal!).

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Brush Pens for Lettering

Large tip:

Small tip:

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We also did a huge brush pen comparison tournament where thousands of letterers voted on their favorite brush pens. Check out the results and video demonstrations of each brush pen in our brush pen comparison.

Mono Pens for Faux Calligraphy

Can’t decide? Get our sample pack of favorite mono pens! Check out the set here.

Pointed Pen – Nibs for Calligraphy

Pointed Pen – Pen holders for Calligraphy

Ink for Dip Pen Calligraphy

Basic Colors:

Metalllic Ink:

Paper for Hand Lettering and Calligraphy

Watercolor paints

Paint Brushes for Watercolor

Other Lettering Tools

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