Just wanted to share with you some information and insights we have come across. Vivian decided to "study" the new Ziller Ink - Glossy Black a bit more.
These two images show the improvement of Earl Lupfer.
External link: Collection of lessons.
Image: Capital letter examples.
Today some wonderful inks for Ornamental writing are available. These preparations hearken back to legendary inks such as Arnold's, Carter's and Zanerian brands.
In this article I would like to address the topic of getting started writing script in the Copperplate Style. I will cover pen points (nibs), inks, paper, penholders, guidelines and where to find instruction.
Presentation by Joseph Vitolo
Comparison of H.P. Behrensmeyer's improvement over 50 years.
Helpful tips to get hairlines while using broad edge pen nibs.
How to make an eye-popping opaque green ink that is easy to mix and virtually jumps off of black paper.
The differences in these images clearly show there is hope for anyone willing to put forth the effort to learn script.
External link: Learn Engrosser’s script (Copperplate) from OE Hovis, one of the most versatile penman who ever lived. These are scans of lessons from an old Business Educator magazine.
External link: Learn Engrosser’s script (Copperplate) from Joseph Galterio. The instructional pages were taken from Palmer’s Penmanship Budget published in 1919.
Image: an illustration of different techniques.
External link: While there is a common perception that fountain pens are problematic for left-handers, the truth is that lefties love fountain pens.
Clear, legible writing is vital to ensure the other person receives the correct information. Children must be taught to write clearly and comfortably in order to carry that skill throughout life.
External link: Learn Engrosser’s script (Copperplate) from the man himself, Charles P Zaner. These are scans of the original Zanerian Manual published in 1900.