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*updated* Resource List For Canadian Calligraphers (And Us)

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#1 AerianaEve

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Posted 16 March 2016 - 14:41

Hello again!  I've updated my resource list with suggestions from Reddit and FPN.  I'll keep working on it as more suggestions come in :)

 

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND viewing the PDF here instead of reading this list!

 

 

CANADIAN POINTED PEN CALLIGRAPHY ONLINE SHOPS

Canadian Shops

Aboveground Art Supplies

www.abovegroundartsupplies.com/

Multiple in Toronto, ON

Shipping: $10-18+

Free Shipping: $150 (ON, QC, MB only)

Ships Via: Canpar or Canada Post

Pens

Dip: Sheaffer, Panache, Speedball/Hunt, Rotring ArtPen, reed & quill

Pens/Markers: Pilot Parallel, Academy Viva, Faber-Castell, Lamy, Itoya, Pitt, Pentel, Tomboy, Prismacolour, Sakura

Ink

Copic White, Dr. PH Martin, FW, Liquitex, Koh-I-Noor, Calli, Winsor & Newton, Speedball, various India inks
Watercolour: Dr. PH Martin, Da Vinci, Peerless, Turner, Winsor & Newton, Reeves, Sennelier, QoR, Daniel Smith, Grumbacher, Pebeo, Pentel, Pelikan, Prang, Yarka 

Paper

Bienfang calligraphy pads, Moleskine, Ogami, Travalogue, Strathmore

Accessories

Various pen cleaners, gum arabic, general art supplies including bottles & droppers

Notes

Very large selection of fine art supplies, not all listed here.  10% student discount IN-STORE, friendly staff (at McCaul location).  Search function for online store is irritating.  
 

Articulations

http://articulations.ca/

2928 Dundas St. W (W of Keele)
Toronto, ON

 

Shipping: Unknown

Free Shipping: Unknown

Ships Via: Unknown

Pens/Nibs

Unknown        

Ink

Unknown

Paper

Unknown

Accessories

Unknown

Notes

According to a user on Fountain Pen Network, Articulations carries the elusive Finetec gold palette and Sumi inks, but I cannot find either on the website. 

 

 

DeSerres

www.deserres.ca/en-ca/

Various throughout the GTA + Ottawa

 

Shipping: $9-115+

Free Shipping: $39-$59

Ships Via: Canpar

Pens/Nibs

Dip: Hunt/Speedball, quills

Pens/Markers: DeSerres, Pitt, Itoya, Pentouch, CalliCreative

Ink

Speedball, Colorex, Winsor & Newton, FW, China, DeSerres, Noble, IZINK, various India inks, Sennelier

Paper

Manuscript, Brause papers/pads, parchment pads

Accessories

Cleaning solution, gum arabic, general art supplies

Notes

None

 

 

Fendrihan

www.Fendrihan.ca/

Oakville, ON

 

Shipping:

Free Shipping: $50

Ships Via:

Pens/Nibs

None

Ink

Aurora, J. Herbin, Kaweco, Montegrappa, Omas, Sheaffer, Steadtler, ST Dupont

Paper

Clairefontaine, Leuchtturm1917, Moleskine, Rhodia

Accessories

Various pen cleaners

Notes

I really don’t know anything else about this shop.

Quietfire Design

www.QuietfireDesign.ca/

Vancouver Island, BC

 

Shipping: Varies

Free Shipping: N/A

Ships Via: Canada Post

Pens/Nibs

Nib Holders: Speedball, Koh-I-Noor, Croquill, assorted straight holders

Nibs: Brause, Mitchell, Speedball, Hunt, Gillott, Principal,

Also: Ruling pen, suede pen, Pilot Parallel

Ink

Chinese sticks, Higgins, Inkstone, Pelikan, Sumi, Walnut Ink Crystals

Paper

Boris, Borden & Riley, Canson

Accessories

Leafing, Pipettes, Rinky Dink brushes and cups,

Notes

Also offers a Calligraphy Beginner Tool Kit for righties AND lefties, $17 each (Feb 2016)
I have seen this shop recommended by other Canadian calligraphers, but have not ordered from it myself.

 

 

Studio 6

http://www.studio-six.com/

Markham, ON

 

Shipping: Varies

Free Shipping: $200 (ON only)

Ships Via: Canada Post

Pens/Nibs

Speedball

Ink

FW, FW Pearlescent, Daniel Smith Walnut, Dr. PH Martin’s Tech, Liquitex, Pinata, Winsor & Newton, various India inks, Pearl Ex 

Paper

Arches, Cotman, The Langton, TerraSkin, Yupo, Strathmore, Canson, Canford, Daley Rowney, Jack Richeson, Schmincke Sansfix, Stonehenge, Art Spectrum

Accessories

General art supplies

Notes

To get to the calligraphy supplies on website, select “I” and then “Ink”. 
This shop was recommended to me by a fine artist who thinks well of it.  I think they have the entire Pearl Ex line!   

 

 

Wonder Pens

www.WonderPens.ca

Toronto, ON

 

Shipping: $8 flat-rate

Free Shipping Minimum: $125

Ships Via: Canada Post

Pens/Nibs

Dip/Fountain: Lamy JOY, Kaweco Sport, Brause nibs and holders

Markers: Pilot Parallel

Ink

Higgins, Rohrer & Klingner, Diamine, J. Herbin, Kaweco, Lamy, Monteverde, Noodler’s, Parker, Pilot, Platinum, Sailor, Waterman 

Paper

Rhodia, Clairefontaine, Coach House Press, Field Notes, Leuchtturm1917, Life, Midori, O-Check, Quo Vadis, Hobonichi, G. Lalo, Original Crown Mill, Tomoe Paper River

Accessories

Blotting paper, empty ink bottles, bulb syringe, ink syringes, brass sheets 

Notes

Large selection of bottled inks- I swear I saw iron gall in store, but now I’m not sure.   Responsive service. 

 

 

Canadian Shops with no Online Shopping

Gwartzman’s – www.gwartzmans.com

              (416)922-5429

              448 Spadina Avenue (College & Spadina)

              Toronto, ON

The Paper Place – www.shop.thepaperplace.ca

              (416)703-0089

887 Queen St. West (Across from Trinity Bellwoods Park)

              Toronto, ON

Reid’s Stationary Store – www.reidstationers.com

              (403)229-4400 

710-17th Avenue SW (E of 17th Ave SW and 45 St SW)

              Calgary, AB

 

 

 

 

U.S. Shops

Goulet Pens

www.gouletpens.com/

Ashland, VA, USA

 

Shipping: $9-40+

Free Shipping: N/A

Ships Via: USPS

Pens/Nibs

Dip: J. Herbin glass, Rohrer & Klingner glass

Nibs: Goulet, Monteverde, Noodler’s Art

Brush: Noodler’s, Platinum 

Marker: Platinum

Ink

Aurora, Caran d’Ache, Cross, De Atramentis, Diamine, Faber-Castell, J. Herbin, Kaweco, Lamy, Montegrappa, Monteverde, Noodler’s, Omas, Parker, Pelikan, Pilot, Platinum, Private Research, Rohrer & Klingner, Sheaffer, Stipula, Visconti, Waterman + samples

Paper

Apica, Clarefontaine, Exacomspta, Field Notes, Filofax, Goulet, Leuchtturm1917, Maruman Mnemosyne, Midori, Quo Vadis, Rhoda, Traveler’s Company

Accessories

TWSBI inkwells, empty ink bottles, syringes, pipettes, sample vials/holder, various pen cleaning supplies

Notes

Inks are also available in sample sizes, individual and in packages.  Goulet also offers an ink sample club.  I have never ordered from Goulet Pens, but they receive rave reviews for both service and quality.

 

 

Jet Pens

www.jetpens.com/

San Jose, CA, USA

 

Shipping: Varies

Free Shipping: N/A

Ships Via: USPS/Canada Post

Pens/Nibs

Dip: Speedball, E+M Artists, Brause, Tachikawa, Tokyo Slider, Nikko, Zebra, Deleter, J. Herbin glass 

Nibs: Brause, Deleter, E+M, Kuretake, Nikko, Speedball, Tachikawa, Zebra

Brush: Akashiya, Kuretake, Pentel, Pilot, Sailor, Tombow, Uni, Zebra

Marker: Sakura, Pilot, Faber-Castell

Ink

Caran d’Ache, Deleter, Diamine, Dr. PH Martin’s, Higgins, IC, J. Herbin, Kaimei, Kaweco, Kuretake, Lamy, Monteverde, OMAS, Parker, Pelikan, Pilot, Platinum, Rotring, Sailor, Speedball, Steadtler, Waterman

Paper

Doane, Field Notes, Kokuyo, Kyokuto, Life, Lihit Lab, Maruman, Metaphys, Midori, Raymay, Rhodia, Tomoe River, Word

Accessories

Various pen cleaners

Notes

JetPens is a reliable online retailer for all kinds of pens and office supplies.  The website is extremely well organized, with pen-buying guides provided. I find that shipping to Toronto tends to cost between $10-20 USD. 

 

 

John Neal Bookseller

www.johnnealbooks.com/

Greenboro, NC, USA  

 

Shipping: Varies

Free Shipping: N/A

Ships Via: Unknown

Pens/Nibs

Dip: Variety of straight and oblique holders, especially: wooden holders, Brause, General’s, Koh-I-Noor, Speedball/Hunt, Mitchell, Gillott, Tachikawa, Century

Nibs: Nikko, Tachikawa, Zebra, Hiro, Leonardt, Brause, Gillott, Hunt, Mitchell elbow, Index

Also: Pilot Parallel, calligraphy fountain pens, broad edge pens

Ink

Ziller, McCaffery’s, Richtone Sepia, various India inks, Dr. PH Martin, Moon Palace, various China/sumi inks, Bokuju, Calli, Higgins, Pro-White, Walnut crystals, Walnut liquid, Winsor & Newton, Dr. PH Martin’s Spectralite, Liquitex, Pearl Ex Pigments

Paper

JNB, Boris, Canson, Strathmore, Rhodia, Grafix, Fabriano, Maruman, Dura-Lar, various lined practice pads, Clairefontaine, Borden & Riley, Bienfang, Canford, Biggie, Pentalic, Stillman & Birn

Accessories

Gum arabic powder and liquid, pen cleaner

Notes

I have no experience with John Neal, but they also receive good reviews from other calligraphers online. 

 

 

Paper & Ink Arts

www.paperinkarts.com/

Nashville, TN, USA

 

Shipping: Varies

Free Shipping: N/A

Ships Via: UPS, USPS

Pens/Nibs

Dip/Holders: Horizon, Quill, Carrot, Century, Colonial, Deco, Dynamic, Hourglass, Paper and Ink Arts, Peerless, Pointed, Zanerian, Ziller, Speedball, Caran d’Ache, DipStik, Brause, e+m, General, Hunt, Koh-I-Noor, Manuscript, Scribe, Tachigawa, Tachikawa, quills

Nibs: Brause, Crowquill, Esterbrook, Gillott, Hiro, Horizon, Hunt, Manuscript/Leonardt, Nikko, Speedball, Tachikawa, Tape, Vintage Hunt, Zebra Comic

Brush: Brushables, Pitt, Kuretake, Pental, Pigma, Pocket, Sakura, Uni, Waterbrushes, Zig

Also: Pilot Parallel, Straight Ruler, Noodler’s Flex 

Ink

Calli, various Chinese/Sumi, Dr. PH Martin’s, FW, Gold High Flow, Higgins, Lumiere, Manuscript, McCaffery’s, Pearl Ex Pigments, Pebeo, Pelikan, Walnut ink, Winsor & Newton, Ziller

Paper

Arches, Arnheim, Art Paper, Blotter, Bugra, Canson, Diploma, Fabriano, Frankfurt, German Ingres, Glassine, Gutenberg, Kraft-Tex, Lanaquarelle, Magic Brush, Nideggan, Pergamenata, various practice pads, Schiller, Strathmore, Vellum

Accessories

Ink cage ink reservoirs, lefty pens and nibs, various related accessories

Notes

PIA receives good reviews for their selection- especially for oblique pen holders.  PIA is the only stockist for the renowned Hourglass Adjustable Oblique holder.  I have heard that they have spotty responsiveness to customer queries.  I have just made my first order and am quite satisfied with their responsiveness.      

 

 

*I did have Artist Supply Source listed, but the website was so terribly organized and glitchy that I couldn’t list it in good conscience.   

 

 

Various Locations

Massdrop

www.MassDrop.com

Various

 

Shipping: Unknown

Free Shipping: Unknown

Ships Via: Various

Notes

MassDrop is a group-buying website.  Members commit to purchasing an item at a quantity-reduced price.  If enough members commit, the order is made.  Orders can originate from different countries, so shipping varies. 

 

Availability also varies, based on which items are offered at the moment.  In the past, they have had a Brause Calligraphy Bundle up for grabs, Rhodia notebooks, and Diamine ink.

 

This shop comes recommended by a Redditor in /r/Calligraphy.

 

U.K. Shops

Scribbers

www.Scribbers.co.uk

UK

 

Shipping: Varies

Free Shipping: N/A

Ships Via: Royal Mail Small Packets

Pens/Nibs

Nibs: Copperplate, Leonardt, Speedball, Willian Mitchell, Brause, Vintage & Miscellaneous

Holders: Brause, cork, Scribblers, Speedball, various straight, various oblique holders

Ink

Liquid metal, Higgins, Scribblers, Diamine, Walker’s, Blots, various Kuretake, Prout’s, French Sepia, Dr. PH Martin Bleedproof White, Penman Colour

Paper

Conquerer, Arches, BFK Rives, Fabriano Artistico, Saunders Waterford, Zerkall Letterpress, Rhodia, Frisk, Goldline, Daler Rowney, Winsor & Newton

Various: Tracing paper, blotting paper, Calligraphy practice pads and parchment

Accessories

Pen stand, pen cleaner, gum arabic, gum sandarac, pounce powder,

Notes

Scribblers appears to be well-liked by calligraphers on both sides of the Atlantic.  I have no personal experience with this shop.  


Edited by AerianaEve, 16 March 2016 - 14:45.

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#2 PathOfLily

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Posted 25 March 2016 - 13:52

How wonderful, thank you!

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Posted 25 March 2016 - 14:30

You should add "La boutique du Stlylo". They have 3 stores on Montréal and Québec city. They carry all brands of pens and inks and some paper as well. They have an online store www.stylo.ca with free shipping over 50$. Their prices are very competitive.

There is also "Nota Bene" on Parc in Montreal. They have the widest selection of papers and notebooks that I've ever seen. They also have a pretty good selection of pens and inks. Www.nota-Bene.ca

Also in Montral is papeterie Casse-Noisette. The sell fine papers and have a large selection of caligrapgy pens. They also carry a good rang eofeoffountaon pens. When I was there I observed Lamy, Kaweco, Parker, Viscount among others.

Lastly, in Longueuil, on the south Shore of Montreal is a homegoods store called "Vincent & Moore" that carries a small selection of paper and notebooks ad well as fountain pens and inks. I saw Cross, Faber Castell and Lamy.
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Posted 29 March 2016 - 15:48

You should add...

 

Thanks for the tips!  I will go through those websites and add them to the next update!  


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#5 AerianaEve

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Posted 29 March 2016 - 15:50

There is an updated list you can view here


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Posted 05 May 2016 - 13:32

I just found out that Wallachs in Kingston, Ontario, Canada has closed its doors. The good news is that new shop popped up in its place.

Art Noise www.artnoise.ca

It appears to be a retail outlet for a company called Tri-Art. They specialize in Artist paint, as well as high end audio component. The paint line is actually manufactured in Kingston.

They do not carry a large line of calligraphy supplies yet, but are looking to expand based on what customers are looking for. So, to get a larger line of products, more people have to go in looking. Right now they seem to only carry speedball, including a large selection of nibs and holders. They also have an india ink, an a chinese ink.

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Posted 25 May 2016 - 20:11

Just to add about Articulations - they have a ton of art supplies that aren't listed on their website. Their online store is only a small sampling of what they have in store.



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Posted 11 March 2018 - 00:31

You should add "La boutique du Stlylo". They have 3 stores on Montréal and Québec city. They carry all brands of pens and inks and some paper as well. They have an online store www.stylo.ca with free shipping over 50$. Their prices are very competitive.

There is also "Nota Bene" on Parc in Montreal. They have the widest selection of papers and notebooks that I've ever seen. They also have a pretty good selection of pens and inks. Www.nota-Bene.ca

Also in Montral is papeterie Casse-Noisette. The sell fine papers and have a large selection of caligrapgy pens. They also carry a good rang eofeoffountaon pens. When I was there I observed Lamy, Kaweco, Parker, Viscount among others.

Lastly, in Longueuil, on the south Shore of Montreal is a homegoods store called "Vincent & Moore" that carries a small selection of paper and notebooks ad well as fountain pens and inks. I saw Cross, Faber Castell and Lamy.
4 www.vincentetmoore.com

 

Thanks for sharing online stores in Québec. I ordered several pens from Stylo and had good experience with them. Stylo has reduced the free shipping limit to $35. I may try the other 3 stores you recommended in the future.  :)



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Deserres carries Rhodia pads. They also carry Monteverde ink. now.







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