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Our Company aims to please.
Ornaso Nova serves you with a range of goods, from Calligraphy & Arts equipment to Paper/Card Embossing gear.

OrnasoNova shopping conditions of sale.
As we do not run a shop physically, all trade is by mail order only. OVERSEAS or LOCAL orders are accepted. An amount of AUD$10.00 minimum applies to all purchases, plus shipping fees to your address.

# ORDERING BY MAIL ORDER? If making a mail order with us, please NEVER send your CREDIT CARD DETAILS to us by EMAIL. The email system works well for all other kinds of order information but your sensitive financial data. Emails are not a secure system and should not be trusted. We use a secure website setup for your goods payment. THANK YOU.

Buying our goods by mail order is easy. Browse the available goods and their specifications on our webpages, order any of these items by a CLICK on the Click to add 1x item to your cart button. For a quantity CLICK more times, or alter the amount in the 'View Cart/Checkout' later. When you have chosen the goods you would like to buy, in just 3x steps:

1. Click the 'View Cart/Checkout' button on the TOP RIGHT SIDE of all our webpages, this takes you to see your order so far (listed out), adjust the list if you wish by CLICKING plus/minus or remove, or you can buy everything as listed & CHECKOUT. At this point you could even go back and add more items from our webpages. CLICK on the 'Prepare Order' button, takes you to Step 2.

2. Fill in our contact details form, then before CLICKING on the 'Finalise Order' button, you select which method you would like to pay by, simply click on your preferred choice.
# You can make your payment ONLINE including shipping & handling, via (secure-website/https) PayPal account, or Visa, Mastercard, Amex Credit Cards.
# For Cheque payments or Bank transfers, these are only allowed locally in Australia. # SORRY NO OVERSEAS CHEQUE OR BANK TRANSFERS - We cannot support Cheque or bank transfers from overseas as the fees for these services are exorbitant.
# You can also choose to get an EMAILED QUOTE BEFORE YOU PAY, this may be useful if you have further queries you would like answered before payment, like insured shipping, or you want to bulk buy as this may incur heavier shipping fees, etc.

3. Here you are taken to your selected payment method.
NOTE: Overseas orders are welcome from anywhere. All Pricing on our webpages is in Australian Dollars (AUD).
For a Mail Order we have a minimum amount of AUD$10.00 per order, plus the shipping fees to your address.

Our shipping rates are calculated by your entry of a Country on our 'Contact details' form (section 2 noted above). The basic Local Post rates are adjusted by the Postal Zone your Country is in and the Parcel Code number of each item purchased, for the parcels weight/cost. Handling fees are included, making these shipping fees cheap compared to others.


GENERAL NEWS and CURRENT UPDATES

August 2017
ANNOUNCING A 25% OFF SALE, which applies to selected items across our website. Some Books, Fountain Pens, Large Poster Nibs, selected William Mitchell nibs, Osmiroid Dip Sets, Ornasonova's Dip Handles. PLEASE BROWSE OUR INTERESTING WEBSITE TO SEE/BUY THESE ITEMS.
Selected Item SALE

August 2017
MANUSCRIPT CALLIGRAPHY BOOKLET, an UPDATED booklet from Patricia Lovett. Excellent content for a cheap price - LEARN CALLIGRAPHY - ALL TYPES.
Manuscript Calligraphy Booklet MANUSCRIPT CALLIGRAPHY BOOKLET

July 2017
See our short 18 second "Calligraphy MonoJam" video... A "Calligraphy Monogram" expressing capital letters of a name, with its beautiful, balanced artwork & 'Swirly-Flourishes' in free flowing strokes. Want to do this attractive lettering for yourself? We have the broad-nib gear for you to choose from. To get more info' & buy the nibs you need CLICK HERE.

This FREE-HAND calligraphy is by William Lai.
Using: A 'Pilot' 6mm wide pen & fountain ink.

May 2017
HUNT DRAWING NIB 108, from Speedball Co. Now at cut price like never before. This highly adaptable Drawing & Mapping nib ==> NOW ON SALE.
HUNT 108 Drawing/Mapping Nib SALE HUNT 108 Drawing/Mapping Nib SALE

December 2016
How to care for your 'OSMIROID' Fountain pen nib units, cure the worst problems that can occur, like ink blocked nib units, buckled nibs, or just needing to fit a new size of nib? Plus troubleshooting tips.
Osmiroid Nib Care PDF Osmiroid Fountain Pen - Nib Unit care, plus troubleshooting

November 2016
'Ornasonova' brand NEW range of dip nib handles
Ornasonova brand Dip Handles
4x kinds available in Bronze, Gold or with FAT (RSI) gripsClick here

June 2016
NEW ITEM. ZEBRA MANGA G nibs in packs of 3
Zebra Manga G nibs
NEWLY REDUCED PRICING ON ZEBRA G's.Click here

May 2016
NEWLY DEVELOPED. Tai Chi chuan Long Form Instruction sheets set
Tai Chi Instruction sheets PDF
Self-Help - Learn Tai Chi with this instruction sheet set in a PDF file.Click here

May 2016
Special Item - A ONE-ONLY special nib holder with thick finger grip.
Nib Handle with Grip
Nib Handle with Thick Finger Grip.Click here

May 2016
NOW AVAILABLE - Pelikan 4001 BLACK fountain ink, Double size - ECONOMY PRICE.
NEW Pelikan 4001 Black ink
Pelikan 4001 fountain ink in black.Click here

May 2016
New Item - Manuscript 6 nib De-Luxe Fountain pen set.
NEW Manuscript 6 nib set
Manuscript 6 nib set for right handers with accessories & carry box/tin.Click here

January 2016
NEW - 3 x HIRO-LEONARDT Copperplaters, Handwriting, Sketch/Drawing nibs.
NEW Hiro-Leonardt NIBS
New POINTED nibs for you to choose from. Includes a LOOK-ALIKE larger size BRAUSE 66ef.Click here

October 2015
NEW - All Wood Double Ended Nib Handles.
All Wood Double Ended Nib Handles
Our latest Dip Handle update for your nibs. Click here

October 2015
Manuscript SKETCH & HANDWRITING (Iridium) fountain nib units.
Manuscript Sketch/Handwriting nib units
Quality Handwriting & Drawing fountain nibs. Click here

August 2015
BRAUSE ROSE No.76. A NEW item for those advanced Copperplaters out there. This nib is a GEM.
Copperplaters dip nibClick here

May 2015

Pentel K230 black refill

"PENTEL "KFR10" BLACK refill ink.
CUT PRICE PURCHASE - Fits the PENTEL K230 Hybrid GEL Grip DX pens.

March 2015

Capital B in SS mode

"Single Stroke Capitals" by Valentina Baratti. See & Learn these wonderful Capital letter shapes.

March 2015
Website Update
"ANNOUNCING OUR NEWLY UPDATED WEBSITE".
More Speedy Access. Online payments by Paypal or Credit Card. Works for Desktops, Tablets, Smartphones.

February/March 2015

assorted Burnishers

"BURNISHING TOOLS". Assorted sizes available. Well priced speciality tools for gilders.

January 2015

Ornasonova Acrylic Black ink

"ORNASONOVA ACRYLIC BLACK INK for nib dipping, 45ml size." HANDY open neck bottle, Acrylic BLACK ink, GOOD value, GENEROUS supply for the price.

December 2014

Rotring Renaissance Pen set

"Rotring Renaissance Pen set". A Classic Fountain Pen in a gift box.

26 August 2014

White Quill Pen set

"White Quill with a dip nib set". Write with a dip ink quill. # SPECIAL easy-glide handwriting nib supplied.

26 August 2014

New Acrylic 30ml

"Acrylic inks in EMERALD and RUBY". NEW COLOURS now available, besides our GOLD, Sapphire, Sepia and Black.

29 July 2014

Sanskrit/Pali lettersArabic lettering

"Writing Sanskrit/Pali or Arabic lettering". Here is an introduction and the equipment we have.

12 July 2014

Manuscript Left Handers Dip Nibs

"Manuscript Left Handers Dip Nibs" Gilt (like gold) nibs, to replace SOLD OUT Osmiroid nibs.

10 July 2014

Manuscript Left Handers 6 nib Set

"Manuscript Left Handers 6 nib Set" thats 6 Gilt nibs and many ready to go accessories.

10 July 2014

Manuscript Cap & barrel etc

"Manuscript Left Handers equipment" Buy a Cap & barrel and choose a nib size.

10 July 2014

Hiro 40 Stenography Nib

"Big Bertha" is back, or in more well known terms the "Hiro 40 Shorthand/Copperplate nib". This popular nib is now available again.

June 2014
"BIG" SPEEDBALL C's & B's SERIES NIBS PRICE REDUCTION.
Speedball B NibClick here

June 2014
Fountain Pen for Handwriting Set.
Fountain pen setClick here

April 2014
Arabic Calligraphers use Left Hand nibs.

Arabic best with Left hand italic nibs

William Mitchell brand Left Hand Italic Calligraphy nibs are able to do Arabic lettering, see details.Click here

Calligraphy Duo Markers in Red - 50% OFF January 2014


Staedtler brand Calligraphy double-ended marker in Red, see details.Click here

Chinese Painting DVD January 2014

A boxed DVD based on Mirra Hainsworth's painting classes, for beginners learning Chinese painting. The Techniques of Chinese Painting in 8 lessons in an easy to follow course.

A set of 4 double-sided sample sheets is included in this package, illustrating the video's methods. Click here

Or view this video on Tablets/Smartphones

26 December 2013

UPDATED ITEMS ON OUR SPECIAL EQUIPMENT WEBPAGE.
Technical pens
TECHNICAL DRAWING PENS, plus some accessories, from Kern of Switzerland, as well as Rotring, Reform & Erograph brands from Germany -
These are the now discontinued ranges of a number of sizes of fine tubular nib pens. Brand new and only available in the sizes shown. CLICK THE ABOVE LINK FOR MORE DETAILS

8 September 2013

Tachikawa handle

NEW Japanese DUAL nib handle/holder.
TACHIKAWA nib handles in wood, a fabulous thick wood nib holder, takes standard size & mapping nibs.
CLICK THE ABOVE LINK FOR MORE DETAILS.

14 August 2013
Free Downloads

FREE DOWNLOADS - Calligraphy Instruction & Help files.
Free give away Calligraphy worksheets and help files - NOW AVAILABLE.. Please browse to see if any of these subjects are useful to you ???
CLICK THE ABOVE LINK FOR MORE DETAILS.

28 July 2013

Ink loading fountain pens & other tips
How to load ink into a calligraphy fountain pen and other troubleshooting tips.
CLICK THE ABOVE LINK FOR MORE DETAILS.

12 July 2013

BRAUSE nibs & MANGA nibs
BRAUSE 66ef copperplaters nibs.
BRAUSE right oblique nib sets.
ZEBRA MANGA "G" copperplaters nibs.
CLICK THE ABOVE LINK FOR MORE DETAILS.

10 February 2013

SPECIAL OLD DIP NIBS COLLECTION.
A webpage with a large selection of special old dip nibs, all still new and unused. From at least 40 years old and much older, you may find a nib from yesteryear that will work better than those currently on the market. They come from all kinds of well known and more obscure nib manufacturers, such as William Mitchell, John Mitchell, Gillott, Brandauer, Eastford etc...
The latest NIB SET ADDITIONS, include an original Phillip Poole 50x nib set - all antique nibs. Also a 14 nib set of Copperplate & Handwriting NIBS.

13 September 2012

Chinese Stone Seal Carving Service.
A NEW webpage has just been started for a Chinese Seal Stone Carving Service. Both traditional Chinese/Japanese carving and Western lettering Monograms are now being done by us. This venture is fully expounded on our webpage for Chinese Seal Stone Carving details.

28 August 2012

Calligraphy Guides and Hints.
For calligraphy subjects that may appear a little FOGGY or need further explanation, take a look at our webpage devoted to customer help.

SUBJECTS THAT ARE CURRENTLY NOTED: (subject to updates)
# Calligraphers Guidelines.
# William Mitchell Roundhand/Italic nibs - fitting a Reservoir, and fixing a dripping tip.
# OSMIROID DIP HANDLES, how to insert/extract nibs.
# Ken Brown's Italic lessons, some details.
# What to do about large size lettering.
# Calligraphy nib (different brands) comparison chart.
# Hiro/Leonardt Nib Reservoirs, How To Use? They also work with William Mitchell Italic nibs.

7 August 2012

Paper and Card Embossing presses.
A range of hand held and desktop embossing machines is now available supplied through us. These tools impress an image or wording onto paper and card, adding a 3 dimensional appearance to any stationery, business or invitation card. Actually they can be used on whatever design concept you have, as long as it involves impressing paper/card with a logo, monogram or wording. Artwork is no problem if you have difficulty supplying this, as we can do graphics design work for you to your specifications. See our webpage for all Embosser details.



July 2012

Will's Quills shop closure June 2012 causes New Innovations
A new generation is evolving here, mainly due to the natural order of events. You may or may not be involved in the Arts, or more particularly in written calligraphy as a high art form? The fact is that in Australia, support for this beautiful art form is not easy to find. Suppliers are few and far between, and teachers who can pass down the needed techniques are not around in abundance. During the first half of 2012, a major Australian supplier Will's Quills, a shop in Chatswood, Sydney, closed its doors forever. While this is sad for calligraphy in general, it has meant that on a rebound, this site "Ornasonova" has come into being. Full support for all areas of the equipment needed is not possible at this time. But an effort is being made by this company, to help in the general direction. See the webpage devoted to Calligraphy, and see if our goods can help further your study/practise.



Last update August 2017