Bullet journaling has been and continues to be popular among stationery enthusiasts. A bullet journal is a fun, useful, and effective tool that helps you plan, organize, and track your projects, goals, and to-dos. Having a good notebook is one important part of bullet journaling, and having the right pens is another. Here, we’ve come up with a list of great pens you can use for your bullet journal, from fountain pens to ballpoint and rollerballs.
If you’re looking for a high-quality but inexpensive fountain pen to use with your bullet journal, then the Pilot Metropolitan is the way to go. This pen is especially useful if you do Morning Pages, but it is also a great way to make your daily writing experience a bit more special. You can use different colored inks in your Metropolitan, but even a simple black ink can make your bu-jo sessions more of a treat. Keep in mind that it is best to use fountain pen-friendly paper for your bullet journal if you will be using this type of pen.
Another Pilot pen made it on our list and for a good reason. The Custom Heritage 92 fountain pen is definitely an investment, but the springiness of its gold nib simply makes doing your bullet journal spreads more enjoyable. You can also get more beautiful shading, shimmer, and sheen out of your fountain pen inks with this pen, making it perfect for decorating your bullet journal. This fountain pen also comes with a piston filling system, so you don’t have to worry about running out of ink.
Those who want the smoothness of fountain pen ink but prefer a smaller and rounder nib will enjoy rollerballs for their bullet journal spreads. We recommend the Traveler’s Company Brass rollerball pen, which is an interpretation of the classic American bullet pencil. This is a pocket-sized pen that is great for traveling with its short barrel and long cap, but it does extend into a full-sized pen when posted. This makes it perfect for those who like bullet journaling on the go. You can refill this pen with standard international short cartridges.
Another great option for rollerball pens that are excellent for bullet journaling is the LAMY 2000 rollerball. The pen’s body has a beautiful design, forming a torpedo-shaped curve that gently tapers toward the ends. This ensures that you have a good grip on your pen while you use your bullet journal. It also has a smooth-writing and dark rollerball refill that is great for mapping out your spreads. The LAMY 2000 rollerball also looks great with minimalist journals as it comes in classic black and stainless steel variants.
If your preference for bullet journals is a ballpoint pen, then look no further than the LAMY Pico. This is another travel-sized pen, but instead of achieving a full length by posting the cap on the back of the pen, the Pico extends itself through a push mechanism. This makes it a practical pen for bullet journaling anywhere. The LAMY M22 compact refill writes smoothly for easy-to-write notes, and they last quite a long time depending on your usage.
The Bottom Line
There are many other options that you can try when it comes to bullet journal pens. Some writers may prefer felt-tip pigment pens while others really look for traditional fountain, ballpoint, and rollerball pens. Take these recommendations to start with, and expand your bullet journal collection as you see fit.
Written by EndlessPens Blogger Ramona Kabigting