I love using highlighters for color coding but since I’m a bit of a perfectionist I held off using them for a long time. It takes a lot more whiteout to cover up highlighter then pen if you’ve accidentally used the wrong color.
If you’re also a perfectionist then erasable highlighters are more expensive than the standard non-erasable ones but they’ll keep your planner super neat!
They come in pastel and bold colors (the pastel ones come in light pink, yellow and light blue), the bold colors come in pink, orange, yellow, green, purple and blue.
I don’t recommend the pastel ones. The colors are so washed out they’re hard to see and the ink gets even lighter over time as the ink dries out.
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I recently purchased these and really like them! They’re a normal highlighter on one end and an erasable highlighter on the other. So rather than erase by friction like the Frixion ones, these are just like a normal highlighter only with a white/clear end as well. Just make sure you give it a minute for the highlighter to fully disappear.
They erase better when you let the colored highlighter ink ‘set’ for a few seconds and then erase.
These are the ‘inkiest’ out of the 3 highlighter brands and sometimes the ink leaks… But the colors are nice and bright so I still recommend them.
They come in pink, orange and yellow.
These are almost identical to the Typo erasable highlighters only they come in more colors. They’re quite pricey at $3.50 each and are only available individually. They come in: pink, purple, green and yellow.
Smiggle also have a ‘stax on’ highlighter. I initially though it was pricey at $6.95 but it does come with 5 different colors including a pretty teal color that is hard to find with highlighters! The highlighter stack is quite long (11 inches) – too big to take with for on the go planning.
Which highlighters are my favorite for planning?
I have to go with the Frixion Erasable. I like that the other 2 have the separate white end that quickly and cleanly erases (like magic!) but they don’t come in enough colors for color coding and can only be purchased individually. So if you want all the available colors it’ll work out more expensive than buying a pack of the Frixion highlighters.
None of the highlighters bled through the page 🙂
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