Today I’m going to talk about my favorite pens to use for bullet journaling. This is a list of my favorite pens so far, but I’m curious to know what pens you use most in your bullet journal. So don’t hesitate to comment below ;).
First of all I’d like to talk about the pen I write with every day. I had to search a long time to find a pen that fit for me, and this one is definitely it!
It’s the Uniball Jetstream 0.5mm. It’s writes very smoothly, dries very quickly and is perfect for taking notes on the go. I also like that it lasts a really long time and is not too expensive. I think you can also find them in different colors, so I’m definitely gonna check that out.
Next up is a collection of my favorite black pens for writing and drawing.
1. Copic Multiliner SP
I love love love the copic multiliners. They are my all-time favorite pens for drawing and illustrating. They aren’t cheap, but they are designed to last a lifetime. The nibs and ink cartridges can be replaced, and that’s what I love most about them. The ink is water based, so it is resistant against water and alcohol. They come in a wide variety of sizes from 0.03 up to 0.7 and BS.
2. Faber Castell PITT artist pens
The Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pens are one of my favorites too. I like the fact that the ink is really black and the pens are perfect for drawing and doodling. I have a small set which contains 4 different nib sizes: S, F, M and B. This set thus contains a brush pen too. I only have the black pens, but they come in other colors too. they’re perfect for multiple projects and are designed to work with other mediums also.
3. Sakura Pigma Micron
Another one of my favorite pens are the Pigma Micron fineliners in different sizes. I mostly use them to draw out my layouts in my bullet journal or to add little details to drawings or for my lettering. The ink is permanent and fade resistant. The ink will not bleed or run when water or other liquids are spilled onto it after the ink has dried. You can also find them in different colors.
4. Staedtler Pigment Liners
If you’re looking for a less expensive alternative, I definitely recommend the Staedtler Pigment liners. They are great for writing, sketching and drawing. The ink is also waterproof and when the ink is dry it shows no bleeding after highlighting, so they’re perfect to use in combinations with markers and highlighters.
My favorite colored pens and markers. Can you guess my favorite color?
1. Stabilo .88 Fineliners
I love these fineliners because of the huge variety of colors they come in. I use them for writing (for instance, when I use color coding) or when I like to doodle in color. You can find them in 47 different colors and they have neon colors too! How cool is that :).
2. Huhuhero Fine Line Drawing Pens
These pens I got from one of my best friends and I’m amazed by how good they are. I’ve never heard of them before but I must admit I use them a lot! They come in 10 different colors and have a 0.38 fine tip. They’re perfect for color-coding, mind mapping and adding little details to your drawing or to draw fine patterns.
3. Tombow Twintone Markers
These pens are AMAZING. I have the pastel pack which contains 12 beautiful colors (again, thank you so much Sheryl, for getting me these! <3). These pens have two tips, one very fine tip and on the other side a bullet tip. The fine tip is 0.3mm and the bullet tip 0.8mm. It is PERFECT for color coding (and that’s exactly what I use them for), but also for fine writing and adding fun decorations in your bullet journal. The ink dries really fast!
4. Zebra Mildliners
Of course I couldn’t leave these out… Yes, I followed the hype. But I have no regrets. They are by far my favorite highlighters. I’ve tried the stabilo highlighters too, but I love the zebra mildliners so much more because of the colors and the fact they don’t bleed in my bullet journal. I mostly use them for headers or to mark important things. As of right now, I have 3 packs, but there is a fourth, but that’s one seems not easy to find.
All pens were tested in a Leuchtturm 1917 and showed no bleeding. Some pens ghost a little, but that doesn’t bother me.
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