Best Pens for your Planner – Pen review

Best Pens for your Planner – Pen review

– This post contains affiliate links. I will receive a small commission if you purchase the product or service through the link –

Review of my favorite pens for my planner

Hi guys,

today I was thinking it would be a good idea to show you some of my pens that I use for my planner. There are many different kinds of pens out there and I just want to give you a quick review of the ones that I use.

For me it is very important that the pen does not bleed through. When I get a new planner or journal, one of the first things I usually do is to make a small mark with the pen in the corner of one of the back pages. That way I can see if it is ok or not. I have done it too many times where I get all excited and start writing in my new planner and then be disappointed when I flip the page to see it bled through the page and onto the next one. Not good. Usually makes me rip out the page (if its a notebook) and start fresh….

Planner Writing

I’ll be showing you three different kinds of pens. First one will be Paper Mate Ink Joy 0.7, next Sharpie Ultra Fine Point and last Staedtler triplus roller.

I am writing on the note pages of my Erin Condren planner.

Paper Mate Ink Joy 0.7

The Paper Mate Ink Joy pens are my favorite pens. The pens are gel pens and I use them daily for my planner. The writing is very smooth and they come in many great colors. They are comfortable to hold. There is some very very light shadowing on the back pages but no bleed trough.

 PaperMate InkJoy Pens

Paper Mate Ink Joy

Sharpie Ultra Fine Point

These are my second favorite pens. The Sharpie Permanent Markers, Ultra Fine Point pens however do bleed through the page as you can see in one of the pictures. They are great for writing on stickers and washi tape. Again, there are many great colors available if you prefer to color code your planner or journal. The Sharpies are felt tip pens.

Sharpie Pens

Sharpie Pens


Staedtler Triplus Roller

The Staedtler Triplus Roller Pens, as the name says, are roller ball pens. I am usually not a big fan of roller ball pens but these work great. I haven’t been using them much in my planner but will use them when I start my bullet journal in 2017 (stay tuned for bullet journal posts). A little downside for my with these pens is that they are a bit too skinny for to hold but that’s probably because I am used to holding wider pens.

Staedler Pens

Staedtler Pens

Below is a picture showing the backside of the page. You can see the bleed through of the Sharpie pens. The Paper Mate and Staedtler pen have minor shadowing.

Shadowing Pen

Pen Shadowing

What are your favorite pens? Let me know in the comments.

Follow my blog with Bloglovin





  1. A post after my own heart. <3 <3 I love stationery and always on the market for fine stationery. I am pleased to announce that I actually use the ultra fine pens, and I have them in all 5 colors, 🙂

  2. They’re awesome. I make sure I have colorful pens for my planner because I ussually color code things. I prefer the paper mate pens.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge

%d bloggers like this: