1. Uniball Signo DX (Signo family in general)
  2. Pilot Juice Up (but not the whole Juice family)
  3. Uniball Jetstream
  4. Zebra Sarasa Clip
  5. Pilot Frixion Pens
  6. Pilot Hi Tec C (The entire Hi Tec C family)


  1. Uniball Signo DX (Signo family in general)
  2. Uni Propus Window Highlighter
  3. Leuchtturm1917 Notebooks (specifically A5)
  4. Travelers Company Inserts (specifically free weekly + memo)
  5. Pilot Juice Up (but not the whole Juice family)
  6. Tombow MONO correction tape
  7. Uniball Jetstream
  8. Zebra Sarasa
  9. Pilot Frixion Pens
  10. Pilot Hi Tec C (The entire Hi Tec C family)
  11. Faber Castell PITT artist pens
  12. Midori MD Notebook
  13. Pentel GraphGear 1000 Pencil (0.4 specifically)
  14. Pentel Ain Stein Lead
  15. Zebra Disposable Brush Pen (also called Zensations Brush Pen)
  16. Kokuyo Systemic Cover
  17. Mark's Inc. Writeable Maste**
  18. 5 star stand up pencil case
  19. De Atramentis Archive Ink
  20. TWSBI Eco* (Specifically extra fine)

Pens I Never Go With Out

  1. Uniball Signo
  2. Pilot Juice Up
  3. A hybrid ballpoint (usually the Jetstream or Surari)
  4. Pilot Frixion
  5. Pilot Hi Tec C
  6. A Uni Style Fit Meister or Hi Tec C Coleto
  7. Sarasa Clip
  8. Pilot Juice
  9. Staedtler Pigment Liners or Tombow Mono Drawing Pens

Accessories I Love

  1. Mark's inc Writeable Masté
  2. Zebra Mildliners
  3. Pilot Foam Eraser
  4. Whiper Correction Tape
  5. Uni Propus Black
  6. Maruman Mnemosyne B7 Memo Pad
  7. Peppermint Altoids
  8. Black Chamomile Essential Oils

Gel Pens by Family

  1. Uniball Signo Family
  2. Pilot Juice Up Family
  3. Sarasa Family
  4. Pilot Hi-Tec-C Family
  5. Pilot Juice
  6. Pentel Energel
  7. Pilot G2
  8. Pentel Slicci

Gel Pens by Line

  1. Uniball Signo 307
  2. Uniball Signo DX
  3. Pilot Juice Up Classic Glossy
  4. Pilot Juice Up Classic Colors
  5. Uniball Signo RT/RT1
  6. Sarasa Clip
  7. Pilot Hi-Tec-C
  8. Uniball Signo 207
  9. Sarasa R/Dry
  10. Pilot Juice
  11. Uniball Signo Fat
  12. Pentel Energel
  13. Pilot G2
  14. Pentel Slicci


  1. Pilot Hi-Tec-C Coleto
  2. Pentel Vicuña EX 2 Color
  3. Uni Style Fit Meister
  4. Uni Style Fit Meister + Sarasa Select Refills
  5. Sarasa Select
  6. Uniball Jetstream 3
  7. Uni Style Fit

Ballpoint Pens

  1. Zebra NC Line of Refills (Found in the Blen)
  2. Uni Jetstream Family
  3. Zebra Surari Family
  4. Pentel Vicuña
  5. Pilot Acro Family


  1. Uniball Vision Family
  2. Pilot Precise Family

Technical Pens

  1. Staedtler Pigment Liners
  2. Tombo Mono Drawing Pen
  3. Sakura Pigma Micron
  4. Uni Pin Pen
  5. Kuretake Mangaka Pen


  1. Zebra Kirarich Sparkly Highlighters
  2. Uni Propus Window Highlighter
  3. Zebra Mildliners
  4. Hi-Liter Brand

Brush Pens

  1. Kuretake Brushables
  2. Kuretake Mangaka Flexible
  3. Pentel Fude Sign Pen
  4. Tombow Dual Brush Pens
  5. Zebra Mildliner Brush Pens
  6. Muji Brush Pen
  7. Tombow Fudenosuke Soft
  8. Tombow Fudenosuke Hard

Fatter Tip Size Gel Pens (0.7mm and Up)

  1. Uniball Signo 307
  2. Pentel Energel (especially for their amazing colors)
  3. Zebra Sarasa Clip
  4. Papermate InkJoy Gel
  5. Uniball Signo 207
  6. Pilot Juice
  7. Pilot G2

Ultrafine Tip Size Gel Pens (0.3mm and lower)

  1. Pilot Hi Tec C 0.3mm
  2. Uniball Signo DX 0.28mm
  3. Pilot Juice Up 03
  4. Zebra Sarasa Nano 03
  5. Pilot Hi Tec C 0.25mm
  6. Zebra Sarasa Clip 0.3mm

Pens I have used but do not like enough to rank (unordered)

Pens I have used but that cannot be cleanly slotted into a ranking (unordered)

Papers Ranked by Versatility and Ease of Use

  1. Midori MD Paper
  2. Leuchtturm1917 Paper
  3. Kokuyo Soft-Ring Paper
  4. Red and Black Paper
  5. Apica Notebook Paper
  6. Tomoe River 52
  7. Tomoe River 68

Papers Ranked by Writing Experience with Gel

  1. Kokuyo Soft-Ring Paper
  2. Midori MD Paper
  3. Apica Notebook Paper
  4. Leuchtturm1917
  5. Red and Black

Papers Ranked by Fountain Pen Writing Experience

  1. Tomoe River Paper 68 GSM
  2. Tomoe River Paper 52 GSM
  3. Midori MD Paper
  4. Red and Black Paper
  5. Clairefontaine Triomphe
  6. Leuchtturm1917 Paper
  7. Apica Notebook Paper
  8. Kokuyo Soft-Ring Paper
  9. Kokuyo Campus Paper


  1. I only rank pens that I like. Even a pen ranked last in a category is still good and I will use it, it just ranks below other pens in that category. Pens I have tried but do NOT like at all are listed (not ranked) separately