For Special Event projects, almost every lettering style has 2 option monoline (seen at the top) and dip pen. Monoline is done with a “regular” pen, in almost all cases it’s water-resistant gel pens. Dip pen is done with old school metal calligraphy nib dipped into ink or with paint brushed on the nib.
It’s a less expensive option because the working time is faster and there’s very little drying time so no studio space is sacrificed for drying racks.
The loss of dramatic thicks and thins that can be achieved with dip pen.
Limited to already existing pen ink colors, although the colors are numerous
The beauty of dramatic thicks and thins within the letters
Ability to custom mix colors.
Additional cost due to the additional time to do each piece and the extended drying time.