Since I was young, I’ve always LOVED pens and markers. Some see this as probably a strange obsession, hoarding, or unnecessary, but especially the Bullet Journal community knows that your pen is your tool. Finding favorite pens
was is like a never ending and joyful hunt. Over time and through decades (whoa that’s weird) of trial and error, I knew a few things:
That leaves me with gel rollerballs. As long as the ink doesn’t skip, this is my pen of choice. It’s usually very smooth, the ink is vibrant, and I don’t need a lot of pressure. The one downside is that gel tends to ghost on your typical paper, and on the back of a lot of my planner pages. It’s definitely not ideal, so I’m looking for my next notebook that features thicker paper than my current May Designs books.
My current favorite pen? Over the summer I splurged on a box of Bic Triumph pens – you’ve seen it in almost every photo of my planner on my Instagram feed. It’s a 0.5mm which I enjoy.
If you’re getting started with finding the “right” pen for you, here are some thoughts:
Of course, I’m a pen-junkie so I JUST finally ordered a whole pack of Pilot Juice pens which are now the finest pens I own. They are a 0.38mm compared to my usual 0.5mm AND come in delicious colors. Here’s my writing test below:
What do you think? Which pens do you swear by?