Using our quill nibs

Drawing and lettering with our quill nibs is a new experience. These nibs are smooth and skate across the paper. Twist and turn the nib for different effects. Put a bit of pressure on the tip and then let up for more effects. You can get a wider variety of drawn lines with our quill nibs than you can from flexible metal nibs.

You can move your quill nib in any direction and leave behind a nice solid bead of color.

Gravity flow works all the time, but you can press the pump when you want a stronger flow. This might be when you want to puddle out a large swath of color or push thicker paint to the tip of the nib. Pumping also helps when you start with a new nib. 

You can shape the tip of the nib to suit your purpose - everything from chisel tip to a point. Our qull nibs are ideal for broad point lettering and broad line drawing - just clip the nib with a chisel edge. You can also draw pointed freehand scrolling lines - clip the tip to a point. Read more about shaping our quill nibs.  

You don't have to worry about damaging the nib with the paint you use. You can clean your quill nib using an old toothbrush, and scrape dried ink off the surface. You can clip the tip to get the shape you want to use. Over time and with use, you will discover what works best for you. 

Every pen comes with one quill nib in the pen and an additional quick stick that can be cut into several quill nibs. 

You can order extra quill nibs. They are easy to replace - pull out the old nib and insert the new. 

Pick your quill nib size

We provide quill nibs in three sizes:

  • Small size quill nibs are ideal for thinner inks and paints, and for drawing thinner lines and finer work.
  • Medium size quill nibs are ideal for working with a wider range of inks and paints and drawing thin to medium width lines - these nibs are similar to geniune feather quills
  • Large size quill nibs are best for bold work and thicker inks and paints, and the large size of the tip lets you cut the widest range of shapes and widths

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