Draw or letter with a nib that's smooth as silk and glides over the paper. Perfect for calligraphy, especially broad point lettering as well as broad stroke and freehand drawing.
Drawing and lettering with our plastic nibs is a new drawing experience. These nibs are very smooth and skate across the paper. The nib emulates a feather quill, which lets you draw a wide variety of lines. Twist and turn the nib for different effects. Put a bit of pressure on the tip to deform it for different effects. 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.
We call these nibs "plastic" because you can modify their shape to suit your purpose. The are not made from plastic. They are made from cellulose acetate, which is derived from wood pulp, and 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 while you are using them.
You can trim the nib just like you can shape a feather quill. You can trim a chisel shape, a point, and every shape in between. Our plastic nibs are ideal for broad point lettering, scrolling and engrossing as well as freehand drawing. Read more about shaping plastic nibs.
Our plastic nibs work better with thicker inks and paint. We find fluid acrylic paints, such as Golden Hi-Flo Acrylic, 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.
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 at the bottom of this product page for the Nib size list.