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The Best Pen for Leuchtturm1917

If you’re using a Leuchtturm1917, you may be wondering what the best pens to use are.  A Leuchtturm1917 is a great choice for a journal, planner, bullet journal, work, school, or, well just about everything.

Before we dive into the best pen for your Leuchtturm1917, let’s talk about what makes your Leuchtturm1917 so special.


Choosing the Best Pens for Leuchtturm1917

Leuchtturm1917 notebooks and journals come in all shapes in sizes.  The most versatile form is the Leuchtturm1917 A5 notebook, which comes in a wide variety of colors, and with different paper options such as lines, grids, dots, or just blank.

An A5 notebook is 5.8 x 8.3 in if you aren’t familiar with that sizing.

The paper in a Leuchtturm is 80 GSM, which is a fancy way of saying it is pretty thick.  It writes very smoothly, and is usually cream, unless you are using a Leuchtturm white lines notebook.

White lines notebooks have light grey paper and white lines, so your writing or drawing can easily be scanned with an app without the background of the lines, which is pretty cool.

Even if you are using a Leuchtturm white lines, the paper is still 80 GSM

Will Pens Bleed Through Leuchtturm1917 Paper?

The answer to this is usually no, since at 80 GSM it is pretty thick.  For reference, this similar weight and thickness to printer paper.

Alcohol based markers and permanent markers will still blend through this type of paper.

You can safely use water based markers, and pens, gel pens and ballpoint pens on Leuchtturm paper.

When it comes to your Leuchtturm, you may be looking for a variety of pens to write with.  We will cover many different pens that will be great for your Leuchtturm in this list!

We are going to take you through everyday pens, fountain pens, fun pens that add a pop of color and more, everything you need for your journal!

Best Pen for Leuchtturm1917

The Leuchtturm1917 is an all around great workhorse of a journal. At 80 GSM, the paper in a Leuchtturm1917 is pretty thick compared to many notebooks, and very smooth to write on.

Think about the thickness of standard copy paper.

Here a are list of pens that are an absolute joy to write with in the Leuchtturm1917 in all sorts of inks, colors, and types.


Melissa is a technology industry professional with experience in the nuts and bolts of technology as well as marketing.

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