I really liked this product, as a newbie in calligraphy. The pen was very easy to use and has great results. I am a beginner and I'm still trying to get the hang of it, and speedball has very good products and guides for this category. Although, the ink is a little thin and can have uneven results- which is said to be normal, and can be fixed by adding acrylic paint. But I would surely recommend this for new calligraphers.