Archie's Calligraphy Straight calligraphy A4 paper pads contain 50 sheets of paper specially selected for calligraphy with dip pen nibs and fountain pens. The paper thickness is 120 g/m2 and the natural white (ivory) paper colour makes for an elegant look. One-side is printed with a delicate but well visible guidelines for straight (upright) scripts like medieval calligraphy (e.g. Gothic, Texture, Fracture, Uncial, Batarde, Carolingian hand). Guidelines are also suitable for learning and practicing modern calligraphy. The printed lines neither dominate the page nor spoil the graphic composition of the work.
Vertical letters are guided by the pink lines, the letter size is not fixed. The 1,25 mm thin blue lines with a broader line every 5 lines allow wide range of sizes from tiniest to very large letters. Because of their flexibility the guidelines may be used with all sizes of broad nibs.
Guidelines are available in portrait (vertical) or landscape (horizontal) orientation (please choose one).
Designed specifically for calligraphers, especially for people who are learning or practicing calligraphy, it can also be used for other purposes such as writing letters. Special emphasis was put on paper quality, which has been tested with many inks, it suffered no feathering, blotting or bleeding thru. The paper has a high degree of smoothness, which makes it non-scratchy and unmatched in the calligraphy with a dip pen nib. The good quality and smoothness of paper is important at every stage of learning calligraphy, but especially at the beginning because it saves the beginners a lot of frustration, problems and discouragement when learning to write with dip pen nib.
The Ecological paper (from renewable sources), certified by the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council), is acid and chlorine-free. The paper is certified for archive purposes and is suitable for storage for at least 200 years.
The cover is made of recycled paper and printed in dark chocolate colour, therefore has an elegant look with a vintage touch, very suitable for a tasteful gift.
The product is designed and made in Poland.