Many planner addicts also have obsessions with office supplies (particularly pens). Over the past few years I have tried out BUNCHES of different styles of pens, and I have finally found my favorites. Keep reading to learn about my top 9 pens! (Please excuse my poor handwriting.)
- Papermate: Erasermate
The erasable pen by Papermate is not my absolute favorite. It is comfortable in my hand but writes only average. I like to keep one on-hand, though because erasable pens are very good options for planning, and this eraser, in particular, is very gentle on the pages of my planner. You can find these at Wal-Mart and office stores.
2. Pilot Frixion Erasable
The Pilot Frixion Pen is another great erasable pen option! I prefer this pen over the Papermate erasable pen, however, this pen’s eraser is very harsh on the pages of my planner. I have bent and ripped pages using the eraser on this pen, so I still keep the Papermate Erasermate handy. Other than the harsh eraser, I really like this pen. You can purchase this pen from Wal-Mart and various office stores.
3. BIC Atlantis
The first time I used a BIC Atlantis pen was when I was in Middle School. This particular pen was the one that sparked my love of pens. This pen is also comfortable in my hand, and it also writes very smoothly. (You can pick these up fro Wal-Mart and most office stores.) Over the past few years, I have tried many different versions of the BIC Atlantis, and you might see a few of those coming up in this list!;) (Hint, Hint!)
4. BIC Atlantis Gel
The BIC Atlantic Gel pen was the first variation of the regular BIC Atlantis that I tried. It was also the first gel pen that I enjoyed writing with. (Left-handed + Gel Pens = MESS) I was very careful not to smudge the ink with my hand as I wrote, and ended up really loving this pen! These can be a bit tricky to find. I ended up getting mine from Staples, but I am sure you can order them online, as well!!
5. BIC Atlantis Exact
The last BIC Atlantis pen on my list is the Exact. This pen has a very fine tip and writes very smoothly. This is my ABSOLUTE favorite pen to write in my planner with because it has such a fine point. When I firs started using these pens I could only find them at Staples, but now Wal-Mart carries them also!
6. Staedtler Triplus Fineliner
I have been using the Staedtler Triplus Fineliner pens for just over a year now. I have a set of 20 colors, and I like to use these in my planner to color code various events. Writing with these pens is similar to writing with a Sharpie brand pen, but I found that the Staedtler Fineliner pens are more comfortable in my hand. Originally, I had to order these pens, but in the past few months, Wal-Mart has made them available. You can find black Staedtler pens there, or you can order colored sets online.
7. Staedtler Triplus Color
The Staedtler Triplus Color pen is very similar to the fineliner, except for its thicker tip. I use these to color code study notes and planner events. The grip of this pen is exactly the same as the Staedtler Triplus Fineliner, and they write very smoothly. Unlike the fineliner, the only place I have been able to find these is online.
8. Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen, Hard Tip
It wasn’t until recently that I began to love brush pens. I really don’t use these IN my planner, but I do use them to help me plan or to make things for my planner. The Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen with the hard tip writes very smoothly and just flows well. I really, really like this pen! I actually had to order this pen from Japan. I have a soft tip version on the way, but it was delayed.
9. Tombow Dual Tip Brush Pen
Another brush pen I really like is the dual tip brush pen by Tombow. One end is a large, soft brush tip, and the other is a fine pointed fixed tip. They write very well and I enjoy using these. You can order these online, as well.
I hope I helped you find some pens that you like! Please remember, however, that just because these are my favorites does not mean they will be yours, also. Everyone grips and writes with pens differently. It’s all about what feels comfortable and writes well. Happy planning!