Blackletter Basics Supplies List

Every item on this page is a part of my creative toolbox. Nearly every one of these is a product I’ve purchased or have experience with and would recommend, so I hope you find them helpful too. This page contains some affiliate links, which means if you decide to purchase somthing using the links below, I’ll receive a small commission at no extra cost to you (so a huge thank you if you use one of these links!).

Minimum Supplies

This section includes the minimum supplies that you will need for this seminar.


You can use any broad nib pen for this workshop, but these are a few of my favorites that I recommend:


Each Pilot Parallel pen comes with two ink cartridges, one black and one red, therefore you will not need any additional ink.


The paper mentioned below is only a recommendation. You can, of course, use any paper that you prefer. Using a higher quality paper than standard printer paper is preferable because it will minimize or prevent ink bleed, making your work look better and your practice sessions more enjoyable.

FREE Guide Sheets

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Suggested Tools for Further Study

The supplies listed in this section are not required or needed to begin learning blackletter calligraphy. They are provided only for your convenience, in case you would like to explore some other creative tools that I have used and recommend.

Calligraphy Pens



Reference Books

Other Helpful Tools & Supplies