There are several different verbs that deal with handwriting.
Write, Handwrite, sketch, draw… then there is Type, key-in… etc.
Is there a verb that means to write in calligraphy? I have thought of the verb ‘to pen’ something, but many times that means to just write longhand. (or use a pen, or take a note…)
The sentence I found a need for the word was that a friend said he would write a note on a box in fancy handwriting. I expressed a thought that you could write underneath the word art, in parentheses ‘(you better like this, it took me 15 minutes to ________ the lettering)
A word that came to mind (not a real word) was something like calligriphate, or calligrafy.
‘the invitations were meticulously calligraphed in black ink’
To write beautifully or ornamentally
Thanks to Ermanen for supplying the OED definition