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 Paypal's 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 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, we ask that you give your 'consent' to us using your Name, Address and Email information, by ticking a checkbox. 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. All goods are sent out by Australia Post, locally & around the world. Postage of parcels over 500gm to overseas countries, now includes Registration and has 'Sign on Delivery'. If you are overseas & interested in making an order that calculates to over 500gm, then you are welcome to request a QUOTE before payment for extra insurance cover for your goods order.
# The new feature from the EUROPEAN UNION (EU), GDPR which concerns privacy of customer information. This has no real effect on ornasonova.com website, as we do not collect a customers private data, like login, password and other private information. There is no 'Membership signon' or 'Blog' on our site, with no personal data storage. The information we need for a 'Quick-Checkout' mail-order, is practical ORDER DATA ONLY, this means we send customer orders to a 'Name and Postal Address', with feedback in 'order confirmation' and 'Order related issues or queries', via email. This data is not stored online on ornasonova.com website. However, we have added a new feature; We ask for your 'Customer Consent' at the end of our (2x) input forms, to make sure you are in agreement that we can use the input data:
1. For shipping an order and to send you order information via email.
2. To answer Contact-Us customer enquiries via email.
This TICK-Checkbox is now compulsory for any order or customer-enquiry.
GENERAL NEWS and CURRENT UPDATES
June 2019 Overseas POST. Parcels over 500gm now are sent out by REGISTERED mail & require someone to be at your delivery address for a 'SIGN ON DELIVERY', during working hours. See more details
April-May 2018 'GDPR' European Union update !!!. The world-wide-web GDPR updates start on 25th May 2018. Please read about our involvement/updates - above, in our Mail Order details.
December 2017 A MODERN SIMPLIFIED ITALIC EXAMPLE SHEET. The Bispo-Nova Italic hand written form, now available in a FREE-DOWNLOAD PDF. Capitals, miniscules, numerals etc, plus a short section on Flourishing.
December 2017 I-Ching Analytics (ICA) App-Pdf, a companion 'Qwik Reference' program to the voluminous "I-Ching" book freely downloadable on this site. This App-Pdf program helps with insights into the complexities of the I-Ching's 64 hexagrams.
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. PLEASE BROWSE OUR INTERESTING WEBSITE TO SEE/BUY THESE ITEMS.
August 2017 MANUSCRIPT CALLIGRAPHY BOOKLET, an UPDATED booklet from Patricia Lovett. Excellent content for a cheap price - LEARN CALLIGRAPHY - ALL TYPES. 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.
FREE-HAND calligraphy 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
"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. Click here
June 2014 Fountain Pen for Handwriting Set. Click here
April 2014 Arabic Calligraphers use Left Hand 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 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
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.
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.
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.