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Pilot Parallel Calligraphy Pens capture the art and charm of beautiful handwriting with a very cherished and unique form of expression, calligraphy. A major breakthrough in calligraphy pen design, Pilot’s Parallel Pens feature a nib that consists of two parallel plates allowing the experienced or novice writer to produce crisp, smooth flowing lines. If it’s too difficult to choose just one ink colour, gently blend the ink of two Parallel Pen nibs together to create mixable inks with remarkable colour effects. Load two pens, each with a different but compatible colour of cartridge. Hold one pen vertically and touch the second pen to the first pen for a few seconds. Begin to write with the first pen and delight in the blending of the two colours. Each set comes with a Parallel Pen, one black and one red ink cartridge, a converter to properly flush the pen, nib cleaner and use & care guide. Parallel Pens are available in four nib widths, each packaged separately: 1.5mm, 2.4mm, 3.8mm and 6.0mm.

Breakthrough nib design features two parallel plates that create sharp, beautiful lines

Parallel Pens come in four nib widths, each packaged separately: 1.5 mm, 2.4 mm, 3.8 mm, 6.0 mm

Mixable inks create remarkable colour effects by blending the ink of two pen nibs

Each pen comes with two cartridges, a converter, nib cleaner and instruction booklet


Calligraphy Pens have come a long way since thousands of years ago when the Egyptians first used reeds fashioned from bamboo-like plants to scratch messages in mud or stone. Although calligraphy pens evolved over time, the same artful expression of the scripted word is still capable of assigning subtle meanings not available when using typeface letters. In fact, calligraphy preceded the alphabet and was likely the catalyst for the creation of a fixed set of ornate but assigned letters. With the passing of generations, other materials such as hair from animals and quills from feathers were used by different cultures to communicate written expressions. Even today’s modern metal-nib calligraphy pens and fountain pens can be traced to less modern times when metal tipped writing instruments were used to engrave letters in thin sheets of wax. Notwithstanding, many of those who appreciate hand lettering of architectural sketches, technical drawings, artistic works, and even expressive doodling believe the calligraphy pen can achieve a much higher level of detail. 

Pilot is a global Japanese brand known for innovation and quality writing instruments. In Australia, Pilot is the brand of choice amongst consumers looking for a smooth writing experience combined with quality and reliability. The Pilot range is extensive, covering premium gold nib fountain pens to everyday ballpoint pens and markers. Most pens are manufactured in Japan, with some also made in France and the US.

Pilot Parallel Calligraphy Pens are available in-store and online at The Paintbox, home of the widest range of traditional and progressive Art Supplies in Adelaide.  At The PaintBox we source and stock quality art supplies which we import directly. This means that you have access to a greater variety and pay less. These are perfect for any artists from amateur to professional. It is also perfect for any budget size. Check out our loyalty rewards programme, which makes your artistic ambitions achievable. At these prices why not give these a go. Be sure to check out our other fabulous finds on our website and start saving today. Our knowledgeable staff at The PaintBox can guide you through our carefully selected ranges of art supplies for all applications. This is only a small selection of our stock. We sell many brands, weights, and textures, in-store only. Please call 08 8388 7776 to enquire. We offer art tuition too!




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Nib 1.5mm, Nib 2.4mm, Nib 3.8mm, Nib 6.0mm

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