If you want to step up your doodle game, customize a piece of artwork for your home or office, create a cool and personal letter or card, or you’re looking to design your own logo or font, we think you should give calligraphy pens a try. These versatile pens turn letters into art, creating bold and beautiful fonts that are much easier to achieve than with standard pens and markers.
Calligraphy writing has recently come back into fashion, with small business and craft stores seeing a resurgence in the style when making greeting cards, posters, magnets, buttons, mugs and more. With angled nibs that aid in creating a unique and artistic font, calligraphy pens can be used in offices, art studios, at home and more.
We’ve included three different types of calligraphy pens, including a fountain pen that delivers a traditional calligraphy look, a pen set with various nib sizes, and calligraphy markers that come with 15 vibrant colors. Depending on your vision, all three pen sets may be great additions to your collection.
1. Pilot Parallel Calligraphy Pen Set
Choose from four different sized nib options with the Pilot Parallel Calligraphy Pen Set, which comes with color-coded pens available in 1.5mm, 2.4mm, 3.8mm and 6mm sizes. Each pen has a parallel plate structure that makes the pens easy to use and produces a professional-looking finish.
Pros: Each pen comes with a bonus red color cartridge and users can create a gradated coloring effect by touching the nibs together.
Cons: The Pilot pens can use other brands of cartridges, but Pilot brand works best with these pens.
2. DRYDEN Luxury Fountain Pen
For a professional looking high-end pen that consistently delivers a clean and crisp line, we recommend the DRYDEN Luxury Fountain Pen. The vintage style fountain pen has a desirable weight that feels heavy while still comfortable to use all day thanks to an ergocomfort design. The DRYDEN can accept refill cartridges and bottled ink and each pen comes with a PDF download to explain different writing and calligraphy techniques.
Pros: The DRYDEN pen is available in 10 barrel colors and is designed to work for both right and left-handed writers.
Cons: The DRYDEN pen does not come with ink, which must be purchased separately.
3. Dual Tip Brush Marker Calligraphy Pens
Make your font pop with 15 color options in the Visionary Products Limited Calligraphy set. Each pen is double sided and includes a flexible brush tip and a fine tip to give users the added value of two pens in one. Ideal for journaling and calligraphy, these pens use flexible nylon fiber for clean and bright strokes.
Pros: The odorless pens are non-toxic and self-cleaning, with both the flexible and fine tips easily rejuvenated by scraping them lightly on a piece of paper.
Cons: The pens are water-based and will bleed through thin paper.