Photo/IllutrationCalligraphy created using the HighAce Neo Clear Calligraphy pen (Provided by Sailor Pen Co.)

Japanese firm Sailor Pen Co. is launching a new type of fountain pen that's an easier-to-use tool for people who create calligraphy.

HighAce Neo Clear Calligraphy, to be officially marketed from Jan. 25, will help calligraphers write graceful letters with an ink cartridge that can be installed onto a fountain pen.

Conventionally, when doing calligraphy, users need to ink the tip of a pen exclusively used by calligraphers. But this new model doesn't need to be inked.

Three types of pen tips, in widths of 1.0, 1.5 and 2.0 millimeters, will be available.

Packages containing three black ink cartridges and an instruction manual for calligraphy beginners will hit store shelves at a price of 1,500 yen ($13.80), excluding tax.

Initial sales of the pen started Jan. 7 at Tokyu Hands Inc. outlets across the country.