We are very pleased to now stock William Mitchell Calligraphy pens at Jackson’s Art Supplies! The nine pen sets include four dip pen drawing sets, four writing dip pen sets and a writing cartridge pen set. The drawing sets are from their drawing and mapping specialist company Joseph Gillott and include: a drawing set, a manga set, a mapping set and an artist’s selection set in a tidy box. The calligraphy writing sets include: Round Hand set, Italica set and Copperplate offset nibs set plus a calligraphy selection set in a tidy box. The selection boxes cleverly include a small magnet for lifting the nibs out of the storage sections without having to tip all the nibs out.
Joseph Gillott Drawing Set of fine art Drawing Nibs are available in eight different sizes that are suitable for Copperplate calligraphy and other fine writing styles, ink sketching, mapping and drawing.
The Joseph Gillott Mapping Pens are recognised as the world’s leading brand of drawing dip pen. Available in three different sizes, William Mitchell fine artists’ pens are ideal for sketching, mapping, cartooning, engraving, extra fine writing and drawing. Mapping pens differ from other dip pens in size and shape. The nibs are extra fine for delicate, accurate lines. Because the base of the nib is a small tube it will not fit in a standard dip pen handle, it needs a mapping pen holder.
Joseph Gillott’s specialised extra fine Manga Dip Pen sets include two mapping pen nibs, four drawing pen nibs and two pen holders. Perfect for sketching, drawing and cartooning, this superior quality set is ideal for both professional and amateur manga artists.
The Joseph Gillott selection of drawing and mapping nibs, a set of 11 nibs for artists, is ideal for sketching and fine art drawing.
The William Mitchell Calligraphy Selection includes a variety of nibs for Italic, Scroll, Copperplate and general writing. It also includes the William Mitchell Post Office nib and Witch Pen for writing on uneven surfaces.
The new William Mitchell three nib calligraphy starter set is the ideal introduction to Calligraphy for beginners. Its smooth writing nibs in 1.2mm, 1.4mm and 1.8mm are ideal for most popular writing styles including italic, Roman Round hand and Uncial, making it the ideal set for calligraphy practice. The set is available with three European sized black ink cartridges.
William Mitchell’s Copperplate Pens are outstanding quality writing implements for the Copperplate calligrapher. The very fine, responsive elbow, oblique pens are constructed to enable ease of writing with exceptional results. The William Mitchell Round Hand nib is one the classic tools for calligraphy. Available in a set of 10 different sizes, William Mitchell pen nibs have very fine graduations of width. They are ideal for many lettering styles for both professional and amateur use. The Italic Dip Pen set has the chisel point nib ideally suited for Italic handwriting and other calligraphy styles, such as Gothic and Uncial is a slightly firmer nib then our Round Hand. Available in five sizes 0.5mm, 0.75mm, 1.0mm, 1.25mm and 1.5mm nib widths. When used with a William Mitchell slip-on reservoir, they allow a full even flow of ink.
William Mitchell Calligraphy Ltd. have been designing and manufacturing exceptional writing tools for almost 200 years. This British based firm is known for its famous calligraphy, drawing and mapping pen nibs made of the supplest steel. William Mitchell nibs include Round Hand, Italic, Poster, Scroll, and Copperplate styles.
The Mitchell family are thought to be the first dip pen manufacturers to use machines to cut their pen nibs. John and William Mitchell began making nibs together in the early 1820s and in 1822 it was John Mitchell who pioneered the mass production of steel pens. William Mitchell established his own pen making business in 1825 and his pens are still thought of as the highest quality writing implements today.
Over the years William Mitchell has merged with several notable pen manufacturers including Hink, Wells & Co., Perry and Co. and John Mitchell (reuniting the original brother’s firms). William Mitchell and Joseph Gillott (a nib manufacturing firm originally started by the Mitchell’s brother-in-law) amalgamated in 1969. William Mitchell still produces Joseph Gillott pens which are ideal for drawing, mapping, manga, comic book illustration and small copperplate writing. These delicate tools are ideal for both professional and keen amateur use.
Like most calligraphy and drawing pen nibs William Mitchell nib points have a protective lacquer to prevent tarnishing. This lacquer should be removed before using the pen. Briefly immerse the full pen point in boiling water before the first use to remove the lacquer so that the ink will flow properly and not bead up at the tip.