The "C" (oblong) style point has a chiselshaped point that
produces thick and thin strokes. Because the "C" nib produces
thick and thin strokes, it is useful for lettering projects that
require Roman and old English letters.
The "D" (oval) style point has an ovalshaped point that produces
thick and medium lines. Use it to letter projects that require
either bold Roman or italic faces.
(c) Speedball pens are equipped with a brass clip on the underside
of the point (nib) that serves as a small reservoir or well for the ink.
The four styles of speedball pen points as well as the line styles and
widths are shown in figure 26.
Figure 26. Speedball pens
(d) Use the quill attached to the stopper of the ink bottle to
fill the well. Keep the pen point clean. Wipe it with a lintfree cloth
after filling it. Always clean it thoroughly after use and prior to
(3) Text writing pens. These pens have neither a reservoir nor a
well. They resemble the type C speedball pen. However, they are made of
thinner metal and produce a much sharper line than the speedball pen.
Figure 27 displays the text writing pen.