Are Speedball pens good for drawing?
Speedball’s Pointed and Crow Quill nibs are ideal for drawing, sketching, lettering and cross-hatching.
How do you set up a dip pen?
To dip your pen, simply insert it straight into the ink. Make sure to dip past the reservoir (the hole in the top center of the nib), but don’t go so far as to get ink on the handle or nib holder. Lightly tap the nib on the edge of the ink container as you lift it up to get rid of any excess ink.
How do you use speedball nib cleaner?
Using Speedball’s cleaning liquid is simple: simply apply it to a fountain pen nib, calligraphy nib, paint brush, or similar item. The item should stay in the liquid for 30 minutes and then thoroughly flushed with warm water. A full cleaning might take multiple applications.
What are technical pens used for?
A technical pen is a specialized instrument used by an engineer, architect, or drafter to make lines of constant width for architectural, engineering, or technical drawings.
How do you attach a reservoir to a dip pen?
The most common dip pen nibs will have the reservoir attached by a couple of metal tabs. The reservoir should be attached firmly. If it is too loose (e.g. slides easily off the nib), simply press the tabs in a bit so that the reservoir holds tight but can still be moved a little up and down the nib.
Is Speedball fountain pen waterproof?
Easily applied by pen, brush, steel brush or airbrush, Speedball’s India Ink is free-flowing, non-clogging and waterproof. Available in 2oz, 16oz and 32oz sizes.
How do you use a manuscript calligraphy pen?
Hints and tips:
- Ensure the cartridge is pushed firmly up into place.
- To encourage ink to come down to the nib: hold pen vertically with the tip of the nib pointing down over scrap paper and tap the tip of the nib repeatedly on the paper for up to 25 seconds until the ink comes through.
How do you fill a Speedball pen with ink?
To fill ink in a broad-edge Speedball fountain pen, dip the pen nib to about half-way into the reservoir from the top. For a flex point pen, dip the pen to the midpoint of the keyhole of the nib (the small opening in the nib).
Can you write in calligraphy with a Speedball pen?
If you want to write in calligraphy with a Speedball pen, you are essentially writing with a fountain pen or a calligraphy pen nib. In case you are using calligraphy nibs, these are attached to a holder (common for any nib to be affixed to).
How do you clean Speedball pen nibs?
Clean the pen handle and nib in Speedball pen cleaner and dry them completely to prevent rust as soon as you finish lettering. Never let the ink dry and clog the nibs. Remove the protective coating from new nibs before use with Speedball pen cleaner.
What kind of paper should I use for my Speedball pen?
Choose a paper with a somewhat hard surface designated for pen and ink. Speedball recommends this because a paper that is too soft will cause the ink to bleed from your lines and also will cause loose fibers to accumulate in the metal tines of the nib, destroying the clean edges of your lines.