Traditional Kuligraphy

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What is Traditional Kuligraphy?

Traditional Kuligraphy is everything that belongs to the traditional script types like Copperplate, Spencerian, Roundhand and so on.

Those scripts were invented in the early years of handwriting.

In this post I’ll talk about the Copperplate and the Spencerian scripts. Those scripts usually written with a pointed pen and different nibs and ink.

But it’s also possible to write this beautiful scripts with a ballpoint pen.


This website is all about the Kuli (ballpoint pen), therefore I’ll show you how to write those scripts with this particular pen.

You won’t need any special dip pens or ink.


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What is a difference in calligraphy and cursive writing?

Calligraphy is the art of “beautiful” writing and about the composition of letters and words.

It can be cursive or not. It’s all about esthetic and not about writing fast for example.

Cursive is the technique of how letters are joined or linked together, so it allows faster writing.

Differences Between Copperplate and Spencerian

It’s not always easy to recognize the differences between the two script styles. Especially if just starting to learn Calligraphy.

The Copperplate were developed before the Copperplate script style and had a big influence on the development of the Spencerian script.

Spencerian was developed to write quicker and move the pen less. The letters don’t have to many line variations as the copperplate has.

Tools for Kuligraphy

People usually use dip pens with ink.

This Website is all about the ballpoint pen, wherefore I’ll show you how to learn writing the traditional scripts like Copperplate with a ballpoint pen.

By controlling the pressure on the pen, it’s possible to write thin and thick lines.

Because of that special technique, it’s possible to write those scripts with a ballpoint pen.

The perfect pen for Traditional Kuligraphy

You can use a standard ball pen, to begin with.

But if you want to start with a better quality pen, you should get you a BIC 1.6mm Ballpoint* pen from amazon.

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In the Beginner Guide to traditional Kuligraphy I’ll tell you why this pen is the better choice for this script.


How to Learn Traditional Kuligraphy

Hey, you made it! You found this section and you’re ready to learn Kuligpryphy.

I created a beginner’s guide for you. In this guide, I’ll show you how to start, tell you about the tools and guide you through the process step by step.

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