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Lettering Brushes


Lettering Brushes typically have very long hairs, generally of natural fibers, although the scarcity of some natural fibers has fostered the development of synthetic alternatives. This long hair gives them high color carrying capacity, useful for producing large block letters with a single stroke.

Soft natural fibers, such as squirrel and sable, perform best on smooth surfaces such as glass, plastic, vinyl, or metal. For abrasive surfaces, such as rough wood, ceramics, or acrylic primed canvas, choose a brush with a more durable fiber, such as bristle or synthetic. Soft hairs deteriorate rapidly on a rough surface.

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Lettering Brushes - Quill/Writer
Natural Quill
Synthetic Quill
Double and Triple Quills
Badger Quill

Quill Brushes are the perfect tools for block lettering. They are made with a fiber, traditionally squirrel hair, that absorbs enough color so that letters can be completed with a single stroke. Use a squirrel quill with water based paints and a badger quill with oil based paints. Double and triple quills are for larger and fuller lettering styles.

 
Lettering Brushes - Script/Liner
Synthetic Bristle for Heavy Bodied Media
Synthetic Squirrel for Watercolor and Ink
Synthetic Sable for All Media
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Highliner

Highliner

DESCRIPTION AND USAGE

Also known as an outliner. Round ferrule, square-ended brush, with extra-long hairs and a short handle. Large color carrying capacity. Useful for delicate lettering, outlining, and long continuous strokes.

MEDIA

ink
sign paint

FIBER

sable
squirrel
synthetic

One Stroke

One Stroke

DESCRIPTION AND USAGE

Flat ferrule, square-ended medium to long length hairs. Short handles. Large color carrying capacity. Useful for painting block letters in a single stroke.

MEDIA

oil
ink
decorative
sign paint

FIBER

sable
squirrel
ox
synthetic

Quill

Quill

DESCRIPTION AND USAGE

Plastic or natural quill ferrule, with a permanent or detachable handle. Long hairs, and a natural-shaped tip. The writer has a round ferrule and a short handle. Useful for lettering and poster work. Good on smooth surfaces such as glass.

MEDIA

ink
sign paint

FIBER

sable
squirrel

Script/Liner

Script

DESCRIPTION AND USAGE

Pointed, narrow brush with very long hair. Liners are shorter and narrower. Short handles, round ferrules. Large color carrying capacity. Useful for delicate lettering, highlighting, outlining, and long continuous strokes.

MEDIA

watercolor
decorative
ink
sign paint

FIBER

sable
ox
synthetic

 

 

Blick Guide to Brush Shapes
Blick Guide to Brush Hair
Blick Guide to Brush Sizes

 

Videos
  • How to Make Your Brushes Last
    How to Make Your Brushes Last

    Brushes are one of the most important tools a painter will purchase — and good brushes can be expensive. Kati will show you how to clean and care for your brushes so they will last longer.

  • Which Brush to Choose - Natural or Synthetic?
    Which Brush to Choose - Natural or Synthetic?

    Artists' paint brushes are made from either natural hair or synthetic fibers and can range from very stiff to very soft and flexible. Both types of brushes offer a wide range of shapes, sizes, qualities and prices. If you are considering which paint brush to buy but don't know whether to select a natural or synthetic brush, this video will help you decide.

 

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