ruling pen


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ruling pen

- A type of pen used in graphic design and calligraphy for drawing precise lines of various thicknesses.
See also related terms for pen.
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Clark will teach logo design, refining letterforms, ruling pen and unusual tools as well as how to take calligraphy from simple uses like lettering a poem to a more refined professional level.
When I was a student in the 1950s I fixed my drawing paper to my board with drawing pins -- draughting tape had not been invented -- and I drew with either a newly sharpened pencil or a ruling pen.
After all pencil work has been technically executed, the students use a ruling pen (or technical pen) to ink their designs.