Calligraphy Pens

Clear Cut Nibs

Draw or letter with a nib that's smooth as silk and skates over the paper. Perfect for calligraphy and broad line drawing. 

Our Clear Cut nibs emulate a feather quill except our nibs are more durable. Twist and turn the nib for different effects. Put a bit of pressure on the tip to broaden the stroke, then let up the pressure to make a narrow line. The tip springs back to its original shape as soon as you relieve the pressure.

You can get a wider variety of drawn lines with our clear calligraphy nibs than you can with the most flexible metal nib.

These are not plastic nibs. They are made from cellulose acetate, which are 100% recyclable and earth friendly. They are firm yet flexible and durable in water. They are also waterproof and resilient - they won't degrade, although they can wear and fray over time. When that happens, all you need to do is trim them with scissors or clippers - a quick snip and you're back in action.  

You use these nibs in our Clear Cut Nib Pump Pen

 Clear Cut nib in pen

You can trim the nib just like you can shape a feather quill. You can create chisel shapes, points, and everything in between. Read more about shaping plastic nibs

These nibs work better with thicker inks and paint. We find fluid acrylic paints, such as Golden Hi-Flo Acrylic, is ideal. You can also use traditional thicker acrylic paint blended with airbrush solution. You can move your clear nib pen effortlessly in an direction and leave behind a nice solid bead of liquid acrylic behind. Combined with the skating effect of the nib, acrylic paint adds to the smoothness.

Pick your size nib

We provide plastic nibs in three sizes: small, medium and large. We describe our experience with each size nib below, but you might get different results. 

Select the size you want to use for Nib size

  • Standard nibs are best with thicker inks and thinner acrylic paints, such as India ink and Golden Hi-Flo Acrylic. 
  • Large nibs work best with traditional acrylic paint. 

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