13 October 2016

The HitchHikers Guide to the Plannerverse - Episode 33

Pens and other writing instruments etc

With all planners you need some form of writing instrument to note things down in your planner. 

We discuss the various types of pens and markers and some useful hacks too. 

If you have ideas for future episodes please send them to steve at philofaxy dot com

Show Notes (timings approximate)
00:00 - Introductions
01:30 - What are your favourite pens to use in your planners?
02:15 - Papermate Flare
02:40 - Sharpie Ultra Fine point markers
03:30 - Highlighting with pencil.
04:00 - Colour coding
04:45 - Pilot Frixion
05:40 - Mechanical pencil
06:00 - Uniball Vision Elite
06:30 - Pilot Metropolitan Fountain Pen
08:00 - Lamy fountain pens with interchangeable nibs
10:00 - The writing experience
11:00 - Issues with erasable ink pens
13:30 - Colour coding
15:00 - Colours and contexts
17:30 - Matching colours
19:00 - Using only one colour
22:00 - Frixion pen hack (video)
23:15 - Pen storage
24:30 - Pen cases
28:30 - Rotring Isograph
29:00 - Tip of the week

Episode 33 - Pens and other writing instruments etc 

A direct download is also available here: Episode33.mp3

Show notes: A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf

NB: A5 is in A4 format so it can be scaled to suit A5 or A6 size. Personal is for printing direct on Personal size paper.

Presenters - Karine Tovmassian and Steve Morton
Editing and production - Steve Morton

Our Websites:
Karine: Plannerology, Karine Tovmassian (IG)
Steve: Philofaxy, Travellers Notebook Times, Mr Philofaxy (IG)

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Previous Episodes:

32 - Proper storage, care and shipping of planners, rings etc - A5 docx pdf Personal docx pdf
31 - Guest Interview - Louise Umeki - Plannercon 2017 - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
30 - Form Following Function -  A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
29 - Seasonal To Do Lists - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
28 - Making and keeping annual goals - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
27 - Organising the family - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
26 - Guest interview - Theresa Hall - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
25 - Guest interview - Ray Blake - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
24 - Defining the important things from the urgent things - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
23 - Guest interview with Rita Sedani - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
22 - Printing your own inserts - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
21 - How to derail your planning system by over thinking - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
20 - Digital devices/services and your analogue planner - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
19 - What To Keep In Your 'Others' Tab - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
18 - Zombie Apocalypse Preparation - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
17 - Managing Finances In Your Planner - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
16 - Planning for those of us who actually can't live without planning, with guest co-host Carie Harling - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
15 - Automation NirvanaA5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
14 - Work Life Balance and Your Planner - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
13 - GTD Productivity And Using Your Paper Planner - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
12 - Job Seeking and Keeping - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
11 - Planner Fail -  A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
10 - Planner Hacks - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
9 - Planner Planning - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
8 - Choosing Inserts - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
7 - How do you carry your planner - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
6 - Planners on the go - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
5 - Why would you pay more than the price of a Filofax? - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
4 - Using Your Planner To Create Permanent Habit Changes - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
3 - Getting on with two or more planners - A5 docx pdf Personal docx pdf
2 - Where to start your planning journey and why - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
1 - What size and why....  - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf


  1. DISAPPEARING INK ??? *looks at her frixion pens with terror*

  2. when you place the paper into the fridge, than the hidden ink appears again.

    1. and here a link for a little demonstration:

  3. "This has been advice that no one has asked for and you are all welcome" Hahaha, I loved that!

    1. Glad you like it. Good hints are for me like a gift at the right time. I enjoy receiving them and also giving them when it seems appropriate :-)

    2. Glad you like it. Good hints are for me like a gift at the right time. I enjoy receiving them and also giving them when it seems appropriate :-)


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