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!
This is my daily driver general workhorse of a ballpont pen.
Look, I have a thing for pens, and I try so many of them it isn't even funny, but when it comes time to get stuff done, I always come back to the Pentel RSVP ballpoint pen. Besides black here, it also comes in blue and a pack of assorted colors and tips.
Beacuse the paper of the Leuchtturm1917 is thicker than many other journals in its class, it is a perfect notebook to experiment with fountain pens with.
The Platinum Preppy fountain pens are a great starter fountain pen and come in a wide variety of colors like this multi pack.
They are economical enough to be disposable, but you can also buy new ink cartridges for them if you would like.
These add a wonderful pop of color to your notebook, but you can also get just plain black.
PaperMate InkJoy are another wonderful gel pen. They write nice and smooth, and have specially formulated fast drying ink.
So if you love gel pens, but are prone to smearing them, the InkJoy is a great choice.
If you love to doodle or letter in your journal, be sure to check out these Tombtow Fudenosuke hard tip brush pens.
They have a much smaller harder tip than a traditioanl brush pen, and can write much smaller as well.
Because of this they are great for things like headings and getting points across in notebooks, without taking up too much space.
Muji is a japanese store that is well known for their stationary products.
If you like fine tip pens, this .38 tip gel pen is an absolute dream to write with.
The ink is not as fast drying as some of the others on this list, but they are a real treat.
Be sure to take a good look at the many Muji pen options!
If you are ready to get into the world of fountain pens, and are a bit more serious than the Platinum Preppy, the Lamy Safari pen is for you.
It is an all around great beginner fountain pen. Lamy makes a ton of fun colored inks, plus you can get a converter to use whatever ink you would like to use.
The pens themselves also come in all sorts of fun body colors.
If you are looking for a durable pen that writes well, the Zebra F-301 is in a class of its own.
It writes very smoothly, and is made of stainless steel! These pens are virtually indestructible.
If you are looking for some seriously fun pens that are great to write with, the Sakura Gelly Roll pens are the one.
I've been using these pens basically forever to add a pop of color, or make a boring task more fun.
These can't be beat, and come in a wide variety of colors.
The PILOT G2 is one of the most popular pens around, and these metallic pens are a great twist on a classic.
They write fast and smooth, and do not smear.
These are probably one of those pens you didn't even know existed until you read this, trust me, you won't be disappointed!