The Essential Calligraphy Ruler

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The best designs are often the most simple and master maker and penman, Aquino Silva's Calligraphy rulers are no exception.  I scratched my head trying to think of a simple calligraphy guide solution but nothing I came up with compared to these clever rulers.  If you can't beat em join em! So instead, I decided to stock Aquino's incredible guides, just watch the video to see what I'm talking about.

The Rulers are designed for Engrosser script which is perfect for copperplate and modern calligraphy, and for those who are diving deep into the world of calligraphy we also offer his Spencerian guides.

I call them the Essential Calligraphy Ruler because you'll wonder how you managed without one previously!


  • Each ruler comes in a beautifully designed and printed uncoated paper sleeve.

  • All the way from sunny Macau, I'm the only UK based store to offer them. 


  • We Ship Internationally.
  • We take care of VAT and customs duty for European customers.
  • Your order will be shipped within 48 hours when in stock, please refer to lead times of the product you are buying, as some handmade / hand dipped products may take longer until we send them. Delivery is calculated from dispatch.
  • All UK orders are shipped using Royal Mail Tracked 48 and are free over £60. If you need your order by a specific date there is a next-day Special Delivery option.


  • If your order contains a pre-order item, your whole order will be shipped together in order to minimise our carbon footprint. So please refer to pre-order delivery times in this instance. Alternatively, you can ask us to split the order. In this case additional delivery costs will apply. Please contact for further information.
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Really useful ruler

This ruler is so handy, so easy to draw all the parallel lines perfectly, in a good range of x heights, along with the 55° guide lines. I’ve tried all sorts of contraptions up until now, this is the best!

Jenny F.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Engrosser Ruler and Spencerian Ruler

Brilliant. They take the strain out of ruling up and give accurate results every time with the minimum of effort.

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Best little ruler slide ever!!

I wish I had found this little ruler ages ago, I spent a fortune on protractors different style of rulers letter guides and gadgets that supposedly helped you get your guide lines. None of which really worked. This ruler does what it says it does! Perfect guides every time with the handy 55 degree edge. Brilliant product!!

Brian M.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Calligraphy Ruler

The item arrived speedily, and is perfect for the job. Thank you! :-)

United Kingdom United Kingdom

Great Tool

Really pleased with this ruler. I’ve been looking for one for ages so was delighted to find it on the website. Will definitely make a huge difference to my calligraphy.

Lisa P.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Why Tom's Studio

Values & Craftsmanship

Tom still uses the same design principles as the very first pen he made for his wife. It's important to him to create products that his customers will cherish for the rest of their lives. It's why each every one of my products has a lifetime guarantee.

 "Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful." William Morris

Creativity Tools

Tools of the past were made by master craftspeople that cared passionately about their craft and the experience of the people using their products. We seem to have lost the 'soul' of these tools in the age of mass production. It's my mission to bring the creative soul back to the tools we use every day.

"Creativity is contagious, pass it on" Albert Einstein

Tried and Tested

Seeing his calligrapher wife, Gemma Milly, using a mass-produced calligraphy pen inspired Tom to craft a collection of pens that matched the high quality of her work. Using a 60-year-old engineering lathe, he now makes pens for some of the world’s most celebrated calligraphers and stationery brands.

"Beauty Is The Harmony Of Purpose And Form." Alvar Aalto

A Labour Of Love

From the first pen I made for my wife to the pens I now make for my customers around the world.  I put the same care and attention into each and every pen.  I love what I do and hope that it shows in the finished product.

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