Anyone who loves books can attest to how much time and effort goes into writing them. Whether you are signing a book as a gift, or signing a book you wrote it is important to understand the best pens for signing books.
The best pens for book autographs have a couple of different properties:
- The point isn’t too sharp. After all, we do not want to damage the book.
- The ink isn’t too thick. We don’t want the ink to bleed through the pages of the book.
- They are easy to write with. If you are doing a book signing, you will need to write fast, and for a long time!
- They don’t smear or smudge. There is nothing worse than an illegible book autograph.
When I did my first book signing as an author, I put a lot of thought into what type of pen I would use. I also purchased a number of pens to test writing with before my signing.
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Here is a list of my recommendations for the best pens for book signing.
I have used all of these pens for signing books at one point or another. You really can’t go wrong with any of them.
These Sharpie pens are hands down my favorite pens for book signing. I buy a box like this so I will have extras for when they run out, or if I leave one behind or lose them. I always have this box of pens in my bag when I do book signings.
They won't bleed through the pages of the book and they don't smear. They are also cost effective and sturdy.
These are 100% the best pens for signing books.
Sharpie also makes this pen in a better looking form! While it is a little bit more expensivee, it is also very ergonomic and eye catching.
It is the same ink as my first reccomendation for book autographs, so it won't smear or bleed through paper.
If you are signing things like children's books or even cookbooks, you may wish to bring a little bit of color to your work. In this case, Sharpie makes these pens in an array of different colors.
They still won't bleed or smear!
I also really love Sakurra Pigma Micron pens for book signings. Their ink will not bleed through the pages or smear.
I do reccomend them with one caution. If you are a heavy writer, you can damage the tip of these pens. Push too hard, and the tip will end up inside the pen,
What list would be complete without these pens? The Pentel R.S.V.P is one of my favorite pens for daily use.
Since it is a ballpoint pen, it will not smear or bleed through the pages. They also write very smoothly, making fast signatures possible.
You will notice I recommend the medium point for book signngs. While I prefer the fine point for daily use, the fine point pens can damage delicate paper.
The Sharpie pens are hands down my favorite – but remember, these are the Sharpie Pens, not the Sharpie Markers! While you may think a Sharpie marker is a good choice for book signing, the ink has a tendency to bleed through pages.
If you are signing other items, the Sharpie marker is a great choice.
The best pens for book signing are easy to write with, and have ink that does not bleed or smear. If you choose any pen from this, you can’t go wrong when book signing day comes!