The Pen Test Log: A simple way to figure out which pens work with your Bullet Journal

Welcome to Day 12 of my #100DaysofBulletJournalIdeas Project! 

Idea 12: The Pen Test Log

The Pen Test Log

This is a pretty straightforward idea, you create a log where you test out your pens to see whether there is any ghosting or bleeding through the pages of your Bullet Journal. 

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For example, I recently I did a pen test at the back of my Bullet Journal to test out the new Zebra Mildliners I got. 

Pen test for your Bullet Journal

Pen test for your Bullet Journal

If you want to have a little more order, you could add columns for the brand, what type of pen it is, and the nib size.

Leuchtturm1917 Pen Test

Leuchtturm1917 Pen Test

If you'd like to see what the other side of this pen test for the Leuchtturm1917 looked like, check out the full Leuchtturm1917 review I did

Do you keep a pen test log in your Bullet Journal?

What is ghosting/show-through?

This is when you can see the ink of the pen on the other side. This doesn't bother me, but understandable that it would bother others. Conducting a pen test will help you see whether a pen will show-through/ghost on the other side.

What is bleed-through?

This is when the ink seeps through to the other side of the page. 

P.S. If you're new to the Bullet Journal®, I recommend checking out, it was invented by Ryder Carroll - he's an awesome human that walks you through how to set up your own Bullet Journal with his handy tutorial video that you can check out here!

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Bullet Journal Leuchtturm1917