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Amazing Artists Who Use Ink Pens For Drawing

Whether you’re an artist searching for the best drawing pens at an affordable price, or looking to branch out into pen and ink drawing for the first time, we’re glad you’re here! For many years, Ackerman Pens has had the pleasure of manufacturing unique pens for drawing, including our fountain pens and pump pens. Artists all over the world use these tools to create breathtaking pen and ink drawings of people, places, and things. If you’re interested in learning more about the incredible world of pen and ink drawing, you’re in luck! Keep reading for a brief introduction to the medium as well as some of the most accomplished artists around the world. What Is Pen & Ink Drawing? If...

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Why you need to use overfeeds with flexible dip nibs

Importance of using overfeeds with flexible dip nibs

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Adjusting the ink flow in your Ackerman quill pen

You can adjust the ink flow in our quill pens to optimize your drawing experience.  Our quill pens include the Crowquill Fountain Pen, Crowquill Pump Pen, Hawk Quill Fountain Pen and Hawk Quill Pump Pen. I plan to rename these pens the Quill Fountain Pen and the Quill Pump Pen once I get everyone on board with the concept. The quill nib includes the crowquill and hawk quill nibs. Three Hunt quill nibs are shown on the right - the crowquill (102) at the top, the firmer hawk quill (108) in the middle, and the more flexible hawk quill (107) at the bottom.   These are tubular nibs that provide a very flexible tip. The hawk quill is the larger of the...

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Two new Fountain Pens

We just released two new fountain pens - the Crowquill Fountain Pen and the Hawkquill Fountain Pen. The hawkquill nib is slightly larger than the crowquill so it requires a larger feed. Other than that, the two pens are identical. When you want to replace the nib, slide off the old nib and press on the new nib. You can adjust the position of the nib to increase or decrease the flow of ink.   

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Tools for starving artists

We will start posting special sales and short run production items on our Starving artist page for artists who are shopping for a bargain and want to experiment with novel art tools.

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