When it comes to bullet journaling, pens are some of your greatest tools, after your journal of course.
A variety of pens is one of my favorite parts of bullet journaling and planning. I’m a bit of a pen addict.
This is a good thing of course, because I have figured out what does and doesn’t work when it comes to bullet journaling.
Let’s discuss the important aspects of figuring out the best gel pens for bullet journaling.
Finding the Best Gel Pen for Bullet Journal
The type of pen you use is usually a very personal preference.
When it comes to gel pens, there are even more things to consider.
Let’s take a look.
- Colors. What colors are you looking for? A good black pen is a must, but colored pens are fun too!
- Lines. How thick do you like your lines? You may want to have a variety of thicknesses.
- Bleeding. Gel pens use water based ink, and can bleed.
- Smudging. Same goes for smudging!
The good news is the pens I’m about to show you don’t bleed or smudge, I made sure of that. The one major thing to understand with gel ink is that even if it won’t smudge or bleed, it will run if liquid is added!
While some people like to do this for an artistic factor, if you spill a drink or put a drink on your paper, you may have trouble with your bullet journal!
Now, let’s take a look at some good gel pens for bullet journaling.
Don’t miss our guide to the best black pens for bullet journals which features pens of all types!
If I had to be stranded on a desert island with only one pen for my bullet journal, it would be this one.
Why? Simple. The fine line, and how smooth it is to write with the needle tip.
These pens have a .5 line, but they aslo come in .7 and a wide variety of colors.
It also won't smear or smudge.
PaperMate InkJoy pens are also a favorite of mine, because they write so fast.
They are smooth to write with, and very cost effective.
If you're looking for a classic black pen, be sure to look at these.
One of the most relaxing things for me when it comes to bullet journaling is using lots of color.
A pop of color can really make a difference, and the PaperMate InkJoy pens do not disappoint.
Pilot G2 pens are also well known, and have fast drying ink.
They are known for being smooth and dependable.
You can also buy refills for these pens, and they are another great option.
Sakura Gelly Roll pens have been around for at least two decades, and write smooth as silk.
Gelly Roll pens are known for thier fun colors, to add a pop to your notes.
This metallic pack is no excpetion, and they make Gelly Roll pens in just about every color imaginable.
These Gel pens are interesting because they are full of relaxing pastel colors. They are great for accents and doodling.
Besides pastels, they come in a wide variety of colors.
They write extremely smooth and are a great addtion to your bullet journal.
These pens are just too cool to not add to the list, because they write in ombre ink.
The gel ink in the pen is layered in such a way that they subtly change color as you write.
These are a great addition to any bullet journal.
If you like a fine point like me, these .35 mm pens are a great addition to your set.
They don't bleed or smudge, and the barrel of the pen has a fun design on it.