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Re: Preparing Your Nib Properly by Schin!
« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2014, 03:28:12 PM »
Haha thanks for the replies! I'm glad you guys like my little tutorial :) I think I will make another one soon.. any topic ideas?

how about the big one: converting calligraphy piece to a digital piece!!  :D
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Re: Preparing Your Nib Properly by Schin!
« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2014, 12:08:34 AM »
Excellent! Very informative! Thanks for posting. The only thing I'll possibly do different (and see if it does the trick) is to wash the nib or swish it around in some lacquer thinner and then hot soapy water to remove any leftover oils, rather than risk getting the fine tip too hot and brittle with a flame, which would be easy to do!
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Re: Preparing Your Nib Properly by Schin!
« Reply #17 on: May 31, 2014, 02:13:38 PM »
I would not dip them in too long Mark or the thinner may very well eat your nib or take off the layer over the metal which would make the nib unusable.
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Re: Preparing Your Nib Properly by Schin!
« Reply #18 on: June 02, 2014, 08:06:32 AM »
Thank you. Thank you! Exactly what I was looking for :)
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Re: Preparing Your Nib Properly by Schin!
« Reply #19 on: June 02, 2014, 12:25:15 PM »
Schin you are so talented! I love you illustrations.

What toothpaste works best for you?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Preparing Your Nib Properly by Schin!
« Reply #20 on: June 02, 2014, 04:04:56 PM »
Thanks Amy! I don't use toothpaste anymore, but I was told not to use the gel-kind. I use rubbing alcohol to remove the oil.
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Re: Preparing Your Nib Properly by Schin!
« Reply #21 on: June 02, 2014, 09:15:37 PM »
In addition to dipping, an eyedropper or an artist's brush may be used to ink a nib. Have used a small bristle brush for years -- much evener fill than by dipping.

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Re: Preparing Your Nib Properly by Schin!
« Reply #22 on: June 30, 2014, 11:01:10 AM »
Hi Schin, good article! Am enjoying your work. Just join the Forum yesterday and wanted to inform you of my vintage nibs. I have probably one of the largest collections of vintage nibs in the country…all at reasonble prices. let me know your preferences and and I'll check my inventory for you. No order too small (or large).
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Re: Preparing Your Nib Properly by Schin!
« Reply #23 on: July 19, 2014, 12:10:17 PM »
Personal note to Schin: With your permission I am including your beautiful flower artwork on Brian's holders in my column of "Hints" to the Fort Worth and Dallas calligraphy Guild newsletters for May 2015. Hope you don't mind - I think your work is awesome - it takes his oblique holders up to another level. If this is not satisfactory with you let me know and I can delete this information.
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Re: Preparing Your Nib Properly by Schin!
« Reply #24 on: July 19, 2014, 01:02:24 PM »
Of course Harvey, it would be an honor! I am going to email you with high resolution photos of the pens, the ones on here are awfully small and won't reproduce well. I'm so glad you like them :)
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Re: Preparing Your Nib Properly by Schin!
« Reply #25 on: July 19, 2014, 01:15:21 PM »
Wonderful illustrative guide, Schin! I'm glad you also have my old stand-by, Mr. Potato on there, hehe. The potato also is useful to clean the nib when you have stubborn inks that dry on the nib.

Great job, thanks for sharing - Erica and Schin!  :D :D :D
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Re: Preparing Your Nib Properly by Schin!
« Reply #26 on: September 06, 2014, 09:48:11 PM »
Thank you so much for this Schin! Very very helpful for me. Got me inspired too. :D
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Re: Preparing Your Nib Properly by Schin!
« Reply #27 on: September 14, 2014, 01:16:44 PM »
This is so very helpful! Thank you!
Answers several of my questions at once!
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Re: Preparing Your Nib Properly by Schin!
« Reply #28 on: September 14, 2014, 05:10:33 PM »
What a cute Illustration Schin!! Thank you to both you and Erica for sharing this with us all!!
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Re: Preparing Your Nib Properly by Schin!
« Reply #29 on: October 09, 2014, 04:50:15 AM »
I love this! Schin is multi-talented that's for sure!
I now know that I've been inserting my nib too far out omg ::)