Jump to content

I Made An Online Resource List For Canadian (And Us) Calligraphers- Comments Welcome!



Recommended Posts

I highly recommend viewing this as a pdf here.

Any comments, corrections, or additions you can offer me will be greatly appreciated!

There are some things I just can't find online in Canada (Nikko G nibs, any non-Speedball adjustable oblique holders, walnut ink...) so I also listed the go-to US sites. I was going to do a UK section but I'm tired for now.

CANADIAN POINTED PEN CALLIGRAPHY ONLINE SHOPS

Canadian Shops

Aboveground Art Supplies

www.abovegroundartsupplies.com

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.

 

Curry’s

www.currys.com/

Various; Southern ON

 

Shipping: $7-$12+

Free Shipping Minimum: $75

Ships Via: Unknown

 

Pens/Nibs

Dip: General’s, Koh-I-Noor, Speedball, Steadtler, quills & reeds

Pens/Markers: Elegant Writer, Itoya, Pilot disposable, Sakura

Ink

Dr. PH Martin, Winsor & Newton, FW, Golden High Flow, Liquitex, Speedball, Koh-I-Noor, Chinese black ink, Copic White, Pearl Ex Powdered Pigments

Watercolour: Winsor & Newton, Da Vinci, Daler-Rowney, Handy Art, Holbein, M. Graham, Koh-I-Noor, Pelikan, Prang, QoR, Reeves, Richeson, Sakura Koi, Sargant, Sennelier, Yarka

Paper

Moleskine, Pentalic, Quattro, Strathmore, Bienfang, Canson, Arches, Fluid, Cotman, Daler-Rowney

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.

 

 

 

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

 

 

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 – Toronto, ON

Michael’s – Various

The Paper Place – Toronto, ON

That one in the Maritimes with the cute website

 

 

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

I have never ordered from Paper & Ink Arts, but they receive good reviews for their selection- especially for oblique pen holders. I have heard that they have spotty responsiveness to customer queries.

 

 

 

*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.

Edited by AerianaEve

~ Canadian Modern Calligraphy Learner ~

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 17
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

  • AerianaEve

    2

  • pixelbunny

    2

  • fjoly79

    1

  • Namo

    1

Thank you for the work. I think this would be better after a while in the Penman sub section.

 

You got a bottle of will power on your list? :blush:

I can wind up the antique clock on my desk....some day.

German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.

www.nibs.com/blog/nibster-writes/nibs-germany & https://www.peter-bo...cts/nib-systems,

 

The cheapest lessons are from those who learned expensive lessons. Ignorance is best for learning expensive lessons.

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi,

 

On a lay over coming back after trials at Cold Lake I found Reid in Calgary. http://reidstationers.com/

 

Unfortunately I didn't have enough time to become fully engaged, so for those who do have the time, I reckon Reid is a worthy high street destination.

 

Bye

S1

Edited by Sandy1

The only time you have too much fuel is when you're on fire.

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

I was in Articulations a few weeks ago and they have some pointed pen supplies as well. From off the top of my head, I remember seeing straight pen holders, nibs, walnut ink, notebooks, and Kaweco fountain pens.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...

Thanks everyone! I've looked at and added almost all of your suggestions to an updated list, which I will post in the Penman sub-section as recommend.

~ Canadian Modern Calligraphy Learner ~

Link to post
Share on other sites

:W2FPN:

 

Stylus in Edmonton. (on-line?, telephone orders, brick & mortar store)

Laywines in Toronto A brick & mortar store, accepts telephone orders.

 

Not in Canada or the USA but,...........Cult Pens in the UK. (on-line) :) Exceptional (usually 4 days) service using Royal Mail Air Packet.

*Sailor 1911S, Black/gold, 14k. 0.8 mm. stub(JM) *1911S blue "Colours", 14k. H-B "M" BLS (PB)

*2 Sailor 1911S Burgundy/gold: 14k. 0.6 mm. "round-nosed" CI (MM) & 14k. 1.1 mm. CI (JM)

*Sailor Pro-Gear Slim Spec. Ed. "Fire",14k. (factory) "H-B"

*Kaweco SPECIAL FP: 14k. "B",-0.6 mm BLS & 14k."M" 0.4 mm. BLS (PB)

*Kaweco Stainless Steel Lilliput, 14k. "M" -0.7 mm.BLS, (PB)

 

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...

Interesting that Wonder Pens seems to have a few pens that I don't recall ever seeing for sale here in the U.S. I'll have to drop by there the next time I'm in Toronto.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 5 weeks later...

There is a store in Ottawa Ontario named Paper Papier located in the Byward Market that does a lot of pen stuff, I've bought two pens there and have purchased all of my ink there. They are very helpfull and it is also a great paper shop!

 

Website: http://paperpapier.com

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 7 months later...
  • 2 weeks later...

Another one that I have recently been to is Take Note at The Junction in Toronto.

 

I have seen these in the store:

Blackwing
Caran d'Ache
Faber-Castell
Fabriano
Field Notes
Lamy
Leuchtturm1917
Midori
Noodler's
Pelikan
Pilot
Platinum
Rhodia

katadare

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 7 months later...

stylo.ca in Quebec is pretty good; online too.

 

Francois

Boutique du Stylo (stylo.ca) have a shop in Montreal - finest people one can hope for.

 

DeSerre is a québécois B&M and have at least two locations in downtown Montréal. Not a big choice of FPs (mainly Safaris)

 

Nota Bene does have a few FPs, Avenue du Parc in Montréal. Russell is the finest of the finest and they have the best paper. Still no Tomoe, but they are working on that. Probably the only shop in Eastern Canada to offer Hobonichi planners (A6 only, and only a few).

 

There is a new pen shop in China Town (boulevard St-Laurent), I don't remember its name, in Montréal again.

 

Still in Montréal (was it on avenue Fairmount? St-Viateur?) Papier japonais is interesting but very specialised.

Edited by Namo

amonjak.com

post-21880-0-68964400-1403173058.jpg

free 70 pages graphic novel. Enjoy!

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now







×
×
  • Create New...