Speedball's lettering nibs are specially designed with built-in-resevoirs. The points are flattened and set at an angle to deliver a complete and even line when moved in any direction. A-Series Nib: 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 with just a flip of the pen. Ideal for any Gothic or Monoline lettering style that has lines of uniform width with a squared finish. Suitable for use with any straight/classic style penholder. B-Series Nib: The B-Series nib made its debut in 1916. Like the A-Series, the B-Series has a bent end to form a "shoe" that can easily produce a uniform width line. Unlike its counterpart, the Speedball B-Series nib has a rounded finish that makes it ideal for creating sans serif letters without thick and thin lines. Perfect for creating a variety of monoline lettering, drawn letters (e.g. Versals) and "built-up" letters, such as the Double Stroke Poster Roman. Suitable for use with any straight/classic style penholder. C-Series: The third addition to the Speedball series of pen nibs, the C-Series, was introduced in 1918. This series features a traditional broad edge nib with a great degree of flexibility, meant to be held at a constant angle throughout the creation of any traditional calligraphic alphabet (with minor variations needed, depending upon the lettering style). This consistent angle gives the lettering artist the desired thick and thin strokes usually associated with broad edge calligraphy, such as Roman, Carolingian, Uncial, Italic, Gothicized Italic, Blackletter or Neuland. Suitable for use with any straight/classic style penholder. LC-Series (Left-Handed): For the same uses as style "C" but is specifically designed for left-handed artists. Use either Speedball Classic Pen Holders or Speedball Standard Pen Holders< with these nibs. ***Please note: the items below are only stocked at our warehouse for online orders (or phone orders with Customer Service). Product can also be purchased through any of our retail stores as a customer order. Some conditions may apply and turnaround time will vary. NOTE: In an effort to minimize damage during order packing and shipping, and to bring a higher level of customer service, these items are shipped in pack sizes. Individual nibs are sold in-store only. Please contact the location nearest you for availability.
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