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Our Favorite Pens for Notebooks and Bullet Journals

One of the best feelings in the world is receiving a brand-new journal in the mail. The crisp white pages are begging for your ideas, creativity, and imagination. But what pen should you use? Everyone has their favorite type of pen and with so many options out there we curated a list of the best pens for journaling. 

Pilot G2  It’s nice to have a go-to pen with four tip types: Ultra Fine, Extra Fine, Fine and Bold to get all your ideas down. Plus, it’s refillable and comes in 17 colors.  

BIC Gel-ocity If you’re hand can barely keep up with your note-taking, you’ll want to check out this pen with its fast-drying ink. The eight snazzy colors make them one of the best pens for bullet journal and are sure to brighten up your to-do list. 

Pilot  The Better Retractable The ballpoint pen is a classic, a tried and true journaling companion. With this pen, you won’t have to worry about losing the cap or staining your notebook, it has a click top! Bonus: another pen with refillable cartridges. 

Uni-Ball Jetstream 101 Another stellar option for fast writers, the Uni-Ball is super smooth with low resistance, so it flows across the page. It’s the perfect companion for the Paperage Lined Journal and your morning journaling session.  

Pilot Prera - There’s something about the gentle scratch of a fountain pen’s nib as it moves across the page, it’s classic, elegant, and feels old world.  However, this modern version with its clear cartridge and colored accents can really elevate your writing game. 

Caran d’Ache - Your thank you card notes will feel extra special when you write with this ultra-modern fountain pen. The 849 has a metal body and comes in fluorescent colors so you never miss place it, which means no excuses for not finishing those thank yous.

Uni-Ball Vision Elite If you have a teacher or boss who talks so fast, your notes can barely keep up, consider the Vision rollerball pen whose free-flowing ink will never hold you up. Brush up on your note-taking skills and grab your journal, class is starting! 

Uni-Ball 207 Signo  All the boxes are checked for these on point bullet journal pens: eight colors of ink, an ultra-fine point option, and a click top. The 0.38mm tip lets you make crisp squares and detailed bujo symbols in your dot grid journal.  

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