Copperplate calligraphy is a style of pointed pen calligraphy that originated in the 18th century. Known for its elegant, flowing lines and delicate flourishes, it is used for formal invitations, certificates, and event details.
It is created using a pointed pen, with a flexible nib to allow for variation in line thickness. The letterforms are based on a specific alphabet, with distinctive flourishes and ligatures that give the script its unique character. The name "Copperplate" comes from the fact that the original plates used to print banknotes were engraved in this style.
Learning Copperplate calligraphy requires practice and patience, and with dedication and a willingness to learn, anyone can develop the skills needed to create beautiful, intricate calligraphy in this classic style.