Supplies & Materials

Curious what supplies and materials I use and recommend? I put together a list of my favorite calligraphy/art supplies below so you can stop wasting money and get started right. I will continually be updating this page, so please make sure to check back ❤️ Here are shortcut links to my go-to suppliers for all the things that I need! If you are ordering from JNB or PIA, please use code "LOGOS" for extra 5% off!

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John Neal
Paper & Ink Arts


*Disclaimer - Some of the links are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a small commission if you click through and purchase. However, please know that I will only recommend supplies that I have used and can stand behind.

NIBS

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Nikko G. Great beginner nib, sturdy tip with a good flex. Pack of 10

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Brause 66EF. Note: This is a smaller nib so it may not fit in certain holders.

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Brause 361 (Also known as Brause Steno). Beginner friendly nib with sturdy tip and moderate flex. 

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Hunt 22B. One of my favorite go-to nibs! Can produce fine hairlines and has great flexibility. Tip can also handle slightly textured paper.

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Leonardt Principal EF. Super fine tip and very flexible. Recommended for intermediate or expert calligraphers.

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Gillott 404. One of my favorite nibs when working on slightly textured paper. Sturdy with a medium flex.

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Titanium Zebra G. Super durable with a similar feel to Nikko G. Pack of 10. 


 

INKS

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Dr Ph Martin's Bleedproof White

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Tom Norton Walnut Drawing Ink

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Finetec Pearlescent Watercolor Pan - Metallic

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Moon Palace Sumi Ink

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McCaffery's Ink. Comes in a variety of colors. 

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Moon Palace Vermillion Ink. Rich, opaque, orange/red ink


 

PEN

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Sakura Gelly Roll Pen - Metallic Silver. Great pen to add some sparkles/shine. Pack of 12.

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Moblique 2 in 1 Penholder by Luis Creations. Use as a straight or oblique. Small storage for your nibs too.

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Kelly Creates Small Brush Pen. Love these! The fine tip allows you to achieve delicate hairline to shade.


 

PAPER

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HP Premium 32. Smooth printable laser paper for your calligraphy practice.

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Canson XL Watercolor Paper. Slightly textured paper that I love using for finished pieces for calligraphy

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Canson Pro Layout Marker Pad. Semi-translucent paper to put on top of your guidesheets. Takes ink well.

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Rhodia graph pad. Smooth paper for calligraphy practice. You would need to draw in slant lines or you can place it behind each paper.

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Prelined graph pad with 55 degree slant. You can use this for practicing and scans well for digital purposes. I use this alot for sketching out designs.


 

OTHER HELPFUL TOOLS TO HAVE

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Black & Decker Laser Level

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Tombow Sand Eraser

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Tombow Sand Eraser (Pack of 5)

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Xacto Knife


 

OFFICE SUPPLIES

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Epson Perfection V19 Scanner

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HP Laserjet Pro M277dw

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Swingline Paper Trimmer - 15"

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Canon Pixma Pro-100

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DYMO LabelWriter 4XL

 BUSINESS TOOLS

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Kajabi - Where I host my website, online courses, and private community groups!

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ShipStation
Helps fulfill my shop orders