Whether you’re a journal junkie or a newbie looking to dip your toe into the journaling trend, we’ve got you covered. We’ve rounded up the best Tombow products for your journals, and we’re showing you some fun ways to use them! Have an idea that we haven’t covered or want us to test our products out in a journal in a certain way? Send us a message or leave a comment at the end of this post!
Dual Brush Pens
Our Dual Brush Pens come in 96 colors – including a Colorless Blender Pen – and since they’re water-based, they blend together to allow you to create tons of beautiful blended colors and ombre effects. Depending on the thickness of your paper, you may be able to see some colors on the opposite side of the page so we suggest always testing first in an inconspicuous area if you’re concerned about that. We’ve tested them in 3 different Leuchtturm1917 notebooks (plain, dot and grid), a Hobonichi Techo, Nuuna, and Moleskine – there was no ink bleed-through on any of the pages.
Fudenosuke Calligraphy Pens
If you want to instantly make your writing look amazing, this pen is your best friend. Our Fudenosuke Calligraphy Pens come in three variations – hard tip, soft tip and twin tip. Each has a firm yet flexible brush tip for different lettering and drawing techniques. You can create extra-fine, fine or medium strokes by changing the amount of pressure you apply while writing. We think the hard tip is easiest to use if you’re not familiar with using brush pens, but all three are fantastic. The hard tip has the least flexible tip, the twin tip has a mid-range flexibility and the soft tip is the most flexible. The twin tip features grey ink on one side and black ink on the other; both the hard and soft tipped versions only come in black ink. We’ve tested them in 3 different Leuchtturm1917 notebooks (plain, dot and grid), a Hobonichi Techo, Nuuna, and Moleskine – there was no ink bleed-through on any of the pages.
Who doesn’t love a good highlighter? Our Twin Tip Neon Highlighters come in six different neon colors and offer a chisel tip on one end and a fine tip on the other. They’re great for highlighting, but also can be really fun to write with.We’ve tested them in 3 different Leuchtturm1917 notebooks (plain, dot and grid), a Hobonichi Techo, Nuuna, and Moleskine – there was no ink bleed-through on any of the pages.
MONO Twin Permanent Marker
If you like to use washi in your journals, you’ll love the MONO Twin Permanent Marker. Use it to write or draw on your washi tape for an additional level of embellishment in your journal. We don’t recommend writing directly on your journal pages with this marker – the permanent ink is likely to bleed through your pages.
Rollerball & Ballpoint Pens
Prefer to use a traditional rollerball or ballpoint pen in your journal? We’ve got you covered there too! Our favorites are our Zoom 505 SW Rollerball Pen and Zoom L105 Ballpoint Pen – they’re both fantastic writing pens and perfect companions for your journal.We’ve tested them in 3 different Leuchtturm1917 notebooks (plain, dot and grid), a Hobonichi Techo, Nuuna, and Moleskine – there was no ink bleed-through on any of the pages. Check out our full line of fine pens here.
Irojiten Colored Pencils
Colored pencils are perfect for adding pops of color throughout your journal without worrying about bleed-through. Our Irojiten Colored Pencils come in 90 unique colors (including fluorescents!) and are ideal for journaling, doodling, illustrations, coloring and fine art. Their soft lead produces rich, creamy texture and smooth, even blending. These are wax-based, artist-grade colored pencils that easily layer color without waxy build-up.
If you use pencil in your bullet journal, you’ll need a good eraser! We have an eraser for pretty much anything you can think of. Want an eraser that works like a pen? We’ve got 3 for you to choose from – our MONO Knock Eraser, MONO Zero Eraser-Round, and MONO Zero Eraser-Rectangle. Want an eraser that won’t damage delicate papers? Try our MONO Light Eraser. Want an eraser that won’t leave a bunch of eraser particles behind that you need to clean up? You’ll love our MONO Dust Catch. And last, but certainly not least, do you ever need to erase ink? Yes, we said ink. Grab our MONO Sand Eraser for that!
There’s nothing worse than having to mark out something in your journal that you wrote with pen. Our new MONO Air Correction Tape is the perfect solution so your journal pages don’t get ruined by a strike-out. It’s the easiest correction tape you’ll ever use, and it’s the first ever correction tape to use flexible resistance so it works with even the lightest touch. It comes in an ultra-compact applicator and has a protective tip cover so the tape won’t get damaged in your pencil pouch!