The Pens That Write Best In My Filofax Planner

Photo Aug 29, 3 17 27 PMIn keeping with our Schedule theme for this weeks Home Challenge, I thought I would write a post for my friends who are crazy about their planners.  I have to admit – office supplies, desk organization and planning are the highlights of my organizing career.  There was a line in “You’ve Got Mail” that spoke about bouquets of sharpened pencils, and I know that precise feeling…  {sigh}.   I suppose that’s why I am smitten with the Filofax craze and all of the goodies that come with it.  Yep, I am probably a hopeless geek, but all of you Filofax fans out there know what I’m talking about.

Before Filofax graced my world, I toted around a Day Timer and usually a basic black pen, sometimes a four color retractable for coding.  I wasn’t picky as long as I was pleased with the flow of my writing.  That was until a coworker introduced me to the Pilot P-700 in fine point.  I resisted them at first, but after writing a few contracts I understood why she cherished them so much.  Pretty soon we were fighting over them and keeping stashes in our desk drawers.

Now I keep one in my pen loop along with a large supply in my work bag (and one in my purse, car, kitchen, etc. – ha!)  I love the way the ink just spills out flawlessly, creating a sharp, fluid masterpiece on my pages.  The fine point makes it effortless for writing out long forms, which I need to do on a daily basis, as well as looking crisp and clean in my planner. It doesn’t bleed or smear, and it is fairly visible from the other side of the delicate Filofax paper.
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Pilot Precise P-700 Gel Fine

My other favorite is the Frixion Point Pilot erasable pens in pastel colors for coding my schedule.  As with the P-700, these write flawlessly, fit in my penloop without stretching it and the erasable ink is ingenious.  I only wish that the P-700 was erasable…   I did find a set of Frixions in primary colors that were erasable, however they are ball-points and I have been forever spoiled with the two mentioned above.  They also smear a bit when erased so they don’t make my favorites list.

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Pilot FriXion Point Erasable Gel Pens


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Pilot FriXion Ball Erasable Gel Pens

I also found erasable hilighters made by Frixion, which came in yellow, orange and pink.  I don’t quite know how I feel about them, as they smear the ink (any ink I’ve used so far) during the highlight and don’t fully erase without making a slight mess.  I think it’s slightly better if the highlight has been on for a while so that it has time to set but I haven’t had the need to use it much yet.

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Pilot FriXion Light Erasable Highlighters

So that’s my little review of the pens I use in my Filofax.  I tote around a lot of supplies while on an organizing project, so I have to really narrow down what is worthy of taking up the space in my work bag.  I will have to experiment some more and possibly find a fine point retractable pen that I love as much as these.


Have you found a pen that you are crazy about?  Any luck with erasable products?  Are you a geek like I am?  🙂



Need inserts for your planner? Check these out!

Need inserts for your planner? Check these out!

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Renee Weatherford

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