Speedball A-Series Nibs

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Patented in 1913 and introduced two years later, the A-Series nib is where it all started for Speedball. Its unique multi-purpose design allows artists to create a variety of strokes:

  • Hold the nib perpendicular to the base line, keeping the “shoe” of the pen nib flat on the paper’s surface, to produce a uniform stroke in any direction with squared beginnings and endings.
  • Hold the nib at an angle to achieve either diamond-shaped beginning and ending stroke or a square finish on a diagonal stroke.
  • Turn the nib on its back to use the broad, flat end of the pen to produce either lettering with thicks and thins or to create the serifs on lettering of uniform width.

Made from the finest steel, the A-Series squared nibs are ideal for any Gothic or Monoline lettering style, ornamental borders and calligraphy. Use with Speedball Nib Holder Type B, available here.