Twin tip / dual tip (whatever you want to call them) are those nifty pens with the fat tip at one end (that I use for headings) and thin tip at the other end (that I use for general writing in my planner).
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Favorite Twin Tip Markers
In order of my favorite / most used…
- Tombow Twin Tone
- Pilot Twin Marker
- Uni Pi’s
- Zebra Mackee Care Refillable
- Pure Color-F C-Land
- Smiggle Twin Tip
- Stabilo Trio 2 in 1
- Staedtler Norris Club 320
- Typo Make Your Mark
- Crayola Supertips
A bit more about each pen…
These pens come in bright colors and pastel. I hate everything pastel so opted for the brights. The colors are great and they write smoothly. I do wish the thin tip was fatter – it can be a bit hard to see. Also love these pens as they come in teal!
These pens are super bright and come in really pretty rainbow colors. They are prone to bleed through though.
3. Uni Pi’s
A yellow that you can actually see and basically the only yellow pen I actually use.
4. Zebra Mackee Care Refillable
A recent find that is hard to get here in Australia, these write smoothly, the colors are vibrant and both tips are just the right thickness.
5. Pure Color-F C-Land
The fat end of this pen is a little too fat however the colors are very bright.
6. Smiggle Twin Tip
These are supposed to be scented but the scent isn’t very strong. The fatter end is a bit too fat for normal lines but would work for bullet journaling. The colors are nice and bright although the yellow is a bit too bright making it hard to read. They also come in a convenient storage case.
I randomly found this in a Switzerland (haven’t seen them here in Australia). They come in the usual rainbow colors and work well enough. These are a ‘true’ dual tip – the thin and fat ends have a good contrast.
I think these pens are intended for coloring in as the fat tip is very fat. I tend to only use the thin end of this pen for headings.
9. Typo Make Your Mark
This pen was good when I first bought it. However, not long after the fat tip started to fray. The thin tip is almost equivalent to the fat tip of the other pens on this list so I mainly just used that end. I’ve found with Typo pens that they tend to last a year and then dry out so I’d only get these if you can’t get access to the other pens on this list.
These markers can be made to be dual tip depending on the amount of pressure you apply.
Ghosting and bleed through
All marker pens seem to have ghosting and bleed through. The only planner I’ve come across (after reviewing more than 80) was the Clever Fox Planner.
I tested these in one of my Plum Paper notebooks.
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