Bullet Journal Pens: Tombow Dual Brush Pen Test

When my bullet journal supplies initial arrived in the mail, I was antsy to get started. I didn’t even think to worry about those famous terms ‘ghosting’ and ‘bleeding’. A bullet journal pen is a pen, right? I just had to dive right in. [Confused? Visit Liz’s test on Ghosting and Bleeding here]

So I foolishly wrote headlines with some generic Fine Point markers…. And oh, the horror!

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It may not look like a lot, but the picture doesn’t do it justice. The blue marker on the other side is ghosting (showing) through. This makes it hard to feel like your next page is really a ‘clean slate’ when you are being haunted by pages past.

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I knew I was going to need to invest in some better pens or markers; at least some that would show minimal ghosting from the other side.

So, I bought a few shades of the Tombow Dual Brush Pens, equip with both a brush tip and a fine tip.An unsponsored/unbiased review of bullet journal pens - Tombow Dual Brush Pens

As you can see, I’ve tested the thickness for both sides of the pen, as well as the color type. They have a variety of colors. I got black for my day-to-day use, but I also decided to buy a few that aren’t generic. Don’t let the pastel or faint colors detour you; you can use light colors for outlining words to give it an extra pop!

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And if you look to the right, that is the result of the brush tip on the backside of the page. The left side is the fine tip (barely visible)! The little speckles in the middle are actually from my Metropolitan Fountain Pen.

I already love these pens and love the versatility of the dual option versus being limited to just one tip.

Do you have any suggestions as to others we should try out or you’d like to see?

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