The Essential Calligraphy Ruler

Simple yet highly effective tools, perfect for both copperplate and modern calligraphy.

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, Tom's Studio is the only UK based store to offer them. 

We aim to process your order within 1-3 working days. Please note that this increases to 1-4 working days for orders that include any personalisation, such as engraving.

Shipping costs

Shipping costs are calculated at checkout.

Delivery times

  • UK: 1-2 business days
  • Europe: 3-5 business days
  • USA: 5-7 business days
  • Rest of world: 8-10 business days (duties may apply on delivery)

Please refer to our Delivery page for more information, and reach out to us at if you have any further questions.

Customer Reviews

Based on 29 reviews
Tersia G.
Essential Calligraphy Ruler

Nifty and useful little gadget.


I’m learning to use it following the videos on the page, but so far I am happily with it and glad I was able to get one.

susan y.
present for daughter

ve ry pleased with the items she gave us a demo as to how the ruler works, very clever

Alison D.
Really useful calligraphy ruler

Have used my calligraphy ruler to help me in writing gift tags to go with Christmas presents and am looking forward to using it much more in the future.

This is how you create things which upholds the artist and the art at the core essence . Delighte...

P.s. I have sent you a email but still waiting to hear back from you.
I have purchased the pen which tightens depending on what nib I use. But I seem to have trouble with the mechanism, it's too lose and the nibs keep falling out.
Can I please send it back and get a replacement please?

Thanks Tom
Much appreciated