New Pens

Time for an update on the writing instruments I’ve been using since January!

The last I wrote about pens, I simultaneously brought up the paper quality factor. This is not something I have fully addressed yet for my bullet journal. However, I was the recipient of some extra kindness in a pen transaction and have had the opportunity to use some better paper. Paper matters, people.

First, I’ll address the pens I mentioned last time:


Paper Mate Inkjoy: These are largely out of the picture. Some people love them–they’re not for me.

Pilot Acroball Multi Pen: This is now my dedicated grocery shopping pen. It always writes, and I can scribble prices on my grocery list in different colors for different stores. It’s no longer a daily carry for my bullet journal, but it’s still a favorite.


Pilot Frixion: I haven’t bought refills.

Uni-ball Signo 207 BLX: I’m still liking these a lot, switching them out for daily use in my bullet journal.

Felt Tip

Sharpie Pen: I’m using these to add some color, along with the Staedtler Triplus Fineliner.

American Crafts Precision Pen: This one is totally forgettable for me.

Fountain Pen

Pilot Metropolitan: Still using this one–I finally emptied my first cartridge! I got some blue-black cartridges and an ink sample–using the blue-black at this time.


Uni-Ball Signo 307: This was a freebie that came in a pack of Sharpie gel highlighters. I love it! It’s been my go-to for bullet journaling, and I was sort upset when I thought the cats lost it a few weeks ago. (False alarm–Andrew, notorious pen thief, had borrowed it.)

Lamy Safari (1.1 nib): I purchased this from another fountain pen user, who generously offered ink samples and a couple of notebooks to go with it. The style of nib has taken a little getting used to, but I like how it adds some style to my normal handwriting. I’m torn between the Midori MD and the Maruman Mnemosyne paper–they’re both great.

pen addict care package

Pilot Metropolitan Retro Pop (M nib): I couldn’t resist the turquoise any longer. I tried the larger nib option on this one and I think I might like it better than the fine. I ordered a sample of J. Herbin Diabolo Menthe to be matchy-matchy.

Platinum Preppy (M nib): This one is just to play with as an eyedropper (after I get silicone grease because I forgot to order it). I thought the red nib was really unique, but I like how it writes too.

pen addict order 0316

I’ve been playing around with doodling and practicing my handwriting with my new pens, and I picked up letter writing late into incowrimo.

Do you have a new favorite pen? Tell me about it in the comments!

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