Best Pens for your Planner – Pen review
Review of my favorite pens for my planner
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….
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.
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.
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.
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.
What are your favorite pens? Let me know in the comments.