Lettering League

Supplies

Whether you’re getting started with lettering or are looking for a quick way to find your favorite supplies, this lettering supply guide will help you!

There are so many products to choose from—so on this page we’ve curated a list of tried-and-true products we swear by for hand lettering and calligraphy.

Hand Lettering and Calligraphy Supplies

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Whether you’re getting started with lettering or are looking for a quick way to find your favorite supplies, this lettering supply guide will help you!

There are so many products to choose from—so on this page we’ve curated a list of tried-and-true products we swear by for hand lettering and calligraphy.

This page contains affiliate links—meaning we will get a small kickback from the company in exchange for referring you. We wouldn't recommend these products if we didn't love them ourselves and use them all the time!

 
 
Brush Pens

Brush Pens

Brush pens are fantastic for lettering beginners because the flexible tip allows you to practice consistent thicks and thins, and the saturation of the colors are consistent. With brush pens you don’t have to worry about working with ink or paint, and you can focus on technique and experiment with styles. These are also fun for illustration!

 
Tombow 56185 Dual Brush Pen Art Markers, Bright, 10-Pack. Blendable, Brush and Fine Tip Markers

Tombow Dual Brush Pen Pack

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Tombow Dual Brush Pen Art Markers, Grayscale, 6-Pack

Tombow Dual Brush Markers, Grayscale

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Pentel Arts Sign Pen Touch, Fude Brush Tip, 12 Assorted Colors in Marker Stand

Pentel Dude Touch Sign Pen, 12-Pack

Buy
Crayola 50ct Washable Super Tips Markers 50 Color Variety

Crayola Super Tips Markers

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Fudenosuke Brush Pen, Soft Tip, Black

Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen, soft

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Jet Pens Brush Pen Sampler

Brush Pen Sampler

Buy
Yasutomo Niji Roll Multi-purpose Pouch

Niji Pen Roll

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Tombow 56148 Dual Brush Pen Desk Stand, Empty. Upright Desk Stand for Tombow Dual Brush Pens

Tombow Brush Pen Upright Organizer (empty)

Buy
 

 
 

Watercolor and Ink

Watercolor brush lettering is a personal favorite; I love how colors blend together and the effects you can achieve are endless.

 
Pentel Arts Aquash Water Brush Assorted Tips, 4 Pack Carded

Pentel Aquash Water Brush Set

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Windsor & Newton artist WaterColor 5ml 24 color set

Winsor & Newton Artist Watercolor Tube Set

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Round Pointed Tip Brushes – Amagic 9 Pcs Synthetic Nylon Art Paint Brush Set for Acrylic Watercolor Oil Painting

Round synthetic bristle watercolor brush set

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Michaels Artists Loft Fundamentals Watercolor Pan Set, 36 Colors

Michaels Artists Loft Watercolor Pan - 36

Buy
Winsor & Newton Cotman Water Colour Painting Plus Set, Set of 24, Half Pans

Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolor - 24

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Watercolor folding palette box

Watercolor Folding Palette Box

Buy
Prima Marketing Tropical Watercolor Confections

Prima Tropical Watercolor Confections

Buy
Higgins Eternal Black Writing Ink

Higgins Eternal Black Writing Ink

Buy
 

 
 
Paper for hand lettering

Paper

Whether you’re using markers or watercolor, the right paper will make a huge difference. Brush tip markers glide effortlessly over smooth marker paper. A high quality watercolor paper will help prevent wrinkling and warping. Beautiful sketchbooks will keep your work bound in one place. Technical paper like grid and tracing paper will help you perfect your designs.

 
 
Canson Artist Series Pro Layout Marker Pad, Semi-Translucent for Pen, Pencil and Marker, Fold Over, 18 Pound, 9 x 12 Inch, White, 50 Sheets

Marker Paper

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Moleskine Art Plus Hard Cover Sketchbook, Plain, Large (5" x 8.25") Black - Sketch Pad for Drawing, Watercolor Painting, Sketchbook for Teens, Artists, Students

Moleskine Sketchbook

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Strathmore (360-111 300 Series Watercolor Pad, 11"x15", 12 Sheets

Watercolor Paper

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Moleskine Art Plus Hard Cover Watercolor Album, Plain, A4 (8.25" x 11.75") Black - Sketch Pad for Drawing, Watercolor Painting, Sketchbook for Teens, Artists, Students

Moleskine A4 Watercolor Album

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Tracing Pad

Tracing Paper

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Rhodia No 18 Orange Graph Paper pad

Rhodia Graph Paper Pad

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Wausau Paper Index Card Stock, 92 Brightness, 110 lb, Letter, White, 250 Sheets per Pack (49411)

Bright White Card Stock, 110lb

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Rhodia Black Dot Pad Nº 19, 8.3 x 12.5

Rhodia Dot Pad

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Lettering Accessories & Equipment

If you want to take your lettering game to the next level, you might want to invest in some equipment to help digitize your work.

 
Canon CanoScan Lide 300 Flatbed Scanner

Canon Lide Flatbed Scanner

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Huion L4S LED Light Box A4 Ultra-thin USB Powered Adjustable Light Pad for Tracing

LED Light Pad

Buy
Apple iPad Pro (11-inch, Wi-Fi, 64GB) - Space Gray (Latest Model) Generation 3

Apple iPad Pro

Buy
Apple Pencil (2nd Generation)

Apple Pencil (2nd Gen)

Buy