Today we’ll be talking about the type of Bullet Journal lettering everyone is familiar with – handwriting.
If you’re like most of us, you’re probably feeling the urge to brush up on your handwriting skills. Whether it’s practice for calligraphy classes or just improving upon loopy letters and tail-like T’s, finding the best pen to do so can be a daunting task.
There’s a lot that goes into selecting a writing instrument. This is why I’ve taken the liberty of vetting out some great pens that are perfect for improving your handwriting!
Keep reading if you want insider tips about what kind of brands will help you hit all your letter-forming goals.
There is a lot that goes into picking a perfect pen for yourself, and it’s very individual. It all depends on the style you have and what kind of pens you like using.
But worry not, I’ve gathered here examples of amazing pens of all types, so you’ll find something special for yourself.
And be sure to scroll until the end to get more resources on handwriting and a freebie.
How To Pick The Best Pen
Before I share the recommendations with you, I wanted to share with you a few things you should consider when choosing a great pen.
Of course, the best way would be to try them all, but knowing in advance some things you want from your handwriting will help you to save some money for sure.
- Pen type. There are several different pen types: ballpoint, gel, fountain, and rollerball. They differ in how smooth the writing is, how much pressure you need, and how fast they dry.
- Pen body. If you want to avoid those pesky hand cramps, look for a pen with a nice, balanced weight and a wide enough grip to fit your fingers comfortably. Now, I’m not saying you need a cushioned grip or anything (although it certainly wouldn’t hurt), but even a simple, firm rubber grip can make a world of difference.
- Tip size. Finally, you want to consider the size of the tip since it will have a big effect on how your handwriting will look. 0.5 mm or 0.7 mm are your go-to sizes. These pen tips offer a perfect balance between smooth flow and reasonable dry times. If you go for a smaller tip size, know that the pen will dry faster, but you might be sacrificing that smooth flow you know and love for a pen that feels “scratchy.” On the other hand, if you choose a wider tip size, your writing might feel like it’s gliding across the page like it’s on ice but will take a little longer to dry.
Now that you gave a thought to these characteristics, let’s dive in and let me share with you some amazing pens you’ll love using.
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Free Lettering Resources
Beautiful handwriting is an amazing way to decorate your Bullet Journal, but there are other ways as well. And if you’re interested – I have something for you.
I created some exclusive freebies and resources to help you with all types of lettering, and that includes a handwriting worksheet.
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Finally, here are a few more resources to help you work on your handwriting and other types of lettering.
Read these next:
- 9 Easy Tricks To Improve Your Handwriting
- Aesthetic Handwriting Inspirations To Copy Right Away
- Free Online Brush Lettering Courses
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