Best Calligraphy Markers (Brush, Broad Edge, Fine)

Outside of dip or fountain pens, there are going to be times when you need to (or simply prefer) to use a marker, as your writing tool. This being the case, there are nearly endless options on the market for calligraphy markers. In fact, we carry a lot of them on our website. To make things a bit easier, let’s review some of our best-sellers and highest-rated markers for calligraphy.

What are the Best Markers for Calligraphy?

There are different options for calligraphy markers. As such, let’s separate them into three categories: Brush pens/markers, broad-edge markers, and fine tip markers. We will present some of the top options in each category, so you can find the right tool for your next project. Note: For all of the writing tools we carry, visit this page: Calligraphy Writing Tools.


Brush Pens or Markers

FP93 Pentel Aquash Waterbrush–  The Pentel Aquash is a very popular option for those who want to use a waterbrush for their work. It comes in four sizes and is useful for use with: ink, gouache, or watercolor. Just fill it up with water and go!


FP57 Pentel Colorbrush– Like its counterpart above, this uses a brush. However, the Pentel Colorbrush has its own ink contained inside and offers a variety of colors. A fantastic option for brush lettering.


M87 Zig Scroll & Brush Marker– These fun markers feature a scroll tip on one side and a brush tip on the opposite side to help give some exciting style to your projects. They are not only acid-free but also pigmented and waterproof when dry. The width of the scroll nib side is about 4mm.




M43 Pitt Brush Lettering Pens– Pitt Brush Lettering Pens can be used for Spencerian and Copperplate. Dry waterproof and rated for lightfastness. This brush marker is versatile, performs well, and offers many color choices.


M126 Tombow Fudenosuke Soft Tip Brush Pen– The Fudenosuke is a brush pen that is useful for those who want a finer tip, for their lettering.


Broad-Edge Markers

M56 Zig Calligraphy Pen Oblique Cut– Oblique cut marker for left-handed work. Very popular and uses water-based ink. A very affordable option to get started with.


M82 Sakura Pigma Calligrapher– The Sakura Pigma Calligrapher is an ideal choice for those who are looking for a chisel marker. Not only are they lightfast, but the sides of the marker tip are reinforced, to keep it sharp and letters looking crisp. Create different effects by changing the pressure you apply.



M60 Zig Calligraphy Pigmented Markers– These colorful markers by Zig, give you an inexpensive way to have multiple sizes, with one pen. One side features a 2 mm tip. While the other provides a larger 3.5 mm option. Lots of gorgeous colors to choose from.


Fine Tip Markers

M08 Pilot G-Tec Pen– The Pilot G-Tec Pen has been a best seller for a long time. It’s no secret why they are fantastic for all sorts of fine-tip lettering work. These pens are super smooth, feature multiple sizes, and a sturdy metal tip. We also have sets available, for more color options.


M17 Pigma Micron– The Pigma Micron uses high-quality archival ink and with a number of sizes, you can add super fine details to your work. All Micron pens have archival quality Pigma ink, are non-smearing when dry, waterproof and chemical proof, fade-resistant, and don’t bleed through most papers

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