(Closed) Recommend OPAQUE white pens for calligraphy

posted 10 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
1022 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

that’s a good question!  I’m not sure. I’ve heard of people saying they had to go over it twice to get it to show up….you should ask Laura Hooper!  I’m sure she would know!

Post # 4
1423 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

India ink is opaque!  It comes in white — and every other color.  You have to use a dip pen with it, though.  I’m not sure how comfy you’d be with that. 

Post # 5
135 posts
Blushing bee

I’ve had some luck with the Uniball Signo white pen.  It’s not thick, so it may not give you that chiseled calligraphy look, but it works well on dark papers.

Post # 6
81 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I used white India Ink and a nib pen and it worked beautifully!



Post # 7
85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

For a regular pen (not for calligraphy), I used the Sakura Gelly Roll Regular Gel Ink Pen (Medium Point – White).  I find that it shows up very well on dark paper, and after it dries, it will not rub off at all.

 I tried out the Uniball Signo white pen that deviledegg posted about earlier and found that after the ink dries, it will smear easily in the mail and will completely rub off if you rub another piece of paper against it.  The ink also runs out very quickly.

Hope this helps!


Post # 8
172 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018 - Ritz Carlton, Marina Del Rey

I’m using the gelly roll in medium too.  It worked well on my plum colored envelopes.

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