There is a lot of stationery out there, but today we’ll be covering just pens.
Before we dive into the world of stationery, let me tell you one simple truth – you don’t need any of these pens to start your Bullet Journal.
To start journaling, all you need is a pen and a notebook, that’s it.
I always recommend starting with minimum supplies, expanding your collection later on as you go, and figuring out what supplies you want to try and enjoy using.
Any of these pens will be a wonderful addition to your stationery collection, no matter your style., let’s talk pens!
And don’t forget to scroll until the end to get your free Ultimate Guide To Bullet Journal Stationery and find all kinds of supplies for your perfect journal.
What Is A Good Pen For Bullet Journaling
The number one thing I see people request from their pens is to have a pen that won’t bleed through the journal pages.
This is where I need to explain something to you – that kind of pen doesn’t really exist. Bleeding doesn’t depend on the quality of a pen as much as it does on the quality of the paper.
That’s why I always advise getting a good journal rather than a very good pen. Your journal is the basis for it all, so if you have a limited budget and want to invest in something – invest in a good journal.
If you have a good quality journal with high paper density, most likely even cheap pens of not-so-good quality won’t bleed. So you could even use your kid’s coloring supplies!
Apart from this big issue, here are a few more things you might think about before buying your pens:
How can I use this pen – is it multi-use, or can it be used for just one purpose?
What are people saying about these pens? Check Amazon reviews and maybe reviews from others in the BuJo community.
Am I actually going to use it?
Is a well-known brand better than a cheap option? They usually are – they are of better quality and last longer.
Best Pens For Bullet Journaling
With all of that out of the way, let’s dive into the wonderful world of stationery, and let me introduce you to some of the best pens for Bullet Journaling.
I’ll be going by different categories, so if you’re looking for something specific, be sure to scroll down. Here is the order:
The Best Pens To Write With
For me, a good writing pen is just as essential as a good journal. These two items are the basis of your Bullet Journal, and you’re using your writing pen every day.
I feel like it’d be great to make sure the writing pen is smooth, and it’s a pleasant experience writing with it every day, so here are my top picks.
These are classics when it comes to fineliners; they were also the first ones I ever bought. With waterproof ink, you can also use them with watercolor, and the vibrant black will surely make your drawings stand out.
These might be on a cheap end, but they are great! One of my favorite features for these fineliners is how sturdy they are – they bravely withstand my entire body weight (yup I still use my pens like a 1yo and put ALL the pressure while writing).
Another cool thing about these fineliners is that they come not just in black, but also in brown and grey.
Best Colored Pens
Colored pens are my absolute obsession. They are great for doodling, note-taking, planning – pretty much for everything!
I’ve been into colored pens since school times. Yup, I was that crazy girl who had different colors for each type of note, and half of my backpack was my highlighters.
Please tell me I’m not the only one!
But back to business, if you’re looking for some cool colored pens, I recommend you to give them a try.
Sakura Gelly Roll pens are my favorite gel pens, and they also have a metallic set. So it's a perfect match!
All these pens will have you create unique styles and designs in your Bullet Journal. Each of these has its own advantages and can be used differently, so don’t be surprised if you find buying more than just one item from each category.
After all, you can never have TOO much stationery, right?
Looking for some more stationery recommendations? I’ve got you covered.
I have tons of stationery content on the blog and I can talk about it for hours.