precise v5

hello! I know a lot of people are looking for cheaper alternatives to common stationery that is hyped a lot in the studyblr community. as a certified stationery addict, I gotchu! here’s some of my fave stationery items that you can find for decent prices in the usa.

**some of these pens are pretty inexpensive on amazon and come with prime shipping. I’ve never seen them in stores, but your mileage may vary.

black pens: best value is bolded; faves are italicized

pentel energel 0.5mm needle point - one of my favorite pens for note-taking. the inkflow is super smooth and the ink doesn’t smear/smudge very easil. the pen bodies are pretty pricey, but you can buy two refills for $2.29 - $2.69 (the price varies based on store). the refills will fit into standard gel pens such as the pilot g2. 

pilot g2 0.5mm - I’ve seen a pack of 12 for about $13 at staples, which should last you the whole school year. the ink flow is smooth and they smudge a lot less than the 0.7mm version. 

pilot g2 0.38mm - due to the smaller tip size, there’s less smearing with these pens, and they’re still pretty smooth. you can buy a pack of 12 for about $15 at staples. 

pilot precise v5 rollerball - these pens are super smooth and you can find them at a variety of stores at pretty good prices. because they’re rollerballs, the ink tends to be a bit thin/drippy and you might get a tiny bit of feathering, but personally I don’t really mind that and i still use them. I’ve seen a pack of 2 at target and rite aid for about $2. 

zebra sarasa 0.5 (non push clip) - these pens aren’t as smooth as the push clip version but they’re available at staples for about $15 for 12. 

bic ballpoint pens - they’re super cheap (about $1 for 12 at target or rite aid during back to school sales) and pretty smooth. although I can only find them in 0.7mm and 1.0mm tip sizes, which aren’t great for my small handwriting, they’re really not bad pens, especially considering the price. they also don’t smudge at all when highlighted! 

colored pens

zebra sarasa 0.5 (push clip) - i love these pens so much. they never skip, bleed, or feather and barely smear. you can find a pack of 10 for $9 which is great !!! value !!! on amazon prime. (you can’t really find these in stores, unfortunately.)

pilot juice 0.38 - probably my all time favorite colored pens. they’re super similar to the zebra sarasa, but they’re even smoother to write with. you can find them on amazon for about $13 for 12 pens. 

binder paper and notebooks:

tbh expensive paper is… really expensive, especially rhodia, moleskine, and leuchtturm notebooks. i just use generic binder paper and spiral notebooks for class notes.

my bullet journal is an essentials a5 grid notebook, which is about $11 on amazon. it’s a great dupe for the moleskine and leuchtturm notebooks for almost half the price, and i really like it.

sticky notes:

post it brand sticky notes are actually super expensive. a pack of 3 can be almost $8 at staples or office max. usually, i buy generic sticky notes from target or a dollar store. 

that’s about all i have! i hope you found this helpful! if you’d like, you can check out my tumblr and studygram for more helpful posts :)

-arohee from camellia-study

also yikes @ my cover photo

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i get lots of questions about what kinds of pens i use, so i thought i’d make a post for convenience :’’) the x’s are links to posts where i’ve used the pen.

  • sakura pigma micron 01 (0.25mm) - i usually don’t like using pens with tips smaller than 0.5mm since i feel like i’m scratching the paper with them, but microns are felt tip so i can deal with it (heh). i like using this pen for when i have to cramp a lot of information in a small space. (x)
  • pilot precise v5 (0.5mm) - I LOVE THESE PENS!! A+ ink flow, crisp lines, and a v smooth writing experience. it takes a while for the ink to dry sometimes, so i use these mostly for when i’m rewriting notes instead of in-class notes. (x, x, x, x, x)
  • muji gel ink ballpoint (0.5mm) - i’m gonna be honest, i bought my first pack of muji pens about a month after i started my studyblr because everyone had them. but!! for all the hype they get, they are nice pens. v smooth & lots of color options!! my only qualms are that they run out of ink pretty fast and the ink tends to smear if you highlight over it. (x, x, x)
  • pentel rsvp fine (0.7mm) - my go-to pen for in-class notes! the ink doesn’t smear very much, which is excellent because i’m one of those people that writes everything down (oops). definitely not the best pen ever, but it does its job well. ALSO it has a grip which makes it v comfortable to write with!! (i started using it when i was making this review sheet, except it ran out of ink halfway through and i switched to using a bic cristal pen)
  • paper mate inkjoy 100 (1.0mm) - my other in-class notes pen! i use it less than the rsvp because it likes to transfer onto my hand more, but the ink is darker and it’s a wider pen. i’ll usually use it when i have to fill up more space and don’t want to write as much heh :^) (x, x)
  • uniball signo um-153 (1.0mm) - v nice if you’re looking for a pen that writes boldly and thickly!! i bought this pen not too long ago, so i haven’t written with it that much yet, but i’ll probably use it for headings or something like that (x)

FUN FACT these are all capped pens… i stay away from retractable pens because i’m one of those people that clicks them constantly if i have one in my hands (ㅠᴗㅠ)


What’s in my pencil case?

In the flap section i keep my basics:

  • Pilot precise V5 pen
  • Muji correction pen
  • Muji mechanical pencil
  • Muji retractable ballpoint pen
  • black pilot juice pen

In the back, I keep all of my colored pens and extras

  • Pilot juice .5 mm pens
  • Flash drive
  • Muji acrylic ruler
  • extra pencil in case someone needs to borrow one

School Supplies Haul! I know what you’re thinking- Sasha, you’re insane for buying your school supplies this early. Well, not really, because the sooner you buy your supplies, you get first dibs at everything. That’s why I shop in July. That and I’m leaving for South Korea and the Philippines on Wednesday. Here’s a list of my school supplies if you see an item in particular you may want to buy.

  •  2 Five Star Advanced College Ruled Notebooks 
  • 1 Five Star 3 Subject College Ruled Notebook
  • 1 pkg No. 2 mechanical pencils with erasers and lead (0.7 mm) (x3)
  • 1 pkg Papermate Inkjoy Black Pens (1.0 mm) (x8) 
  • 1 pkg Atlantis Original Blue Pens (x4) 
  • 1 pkg Pilot Precise V5 Red Pens (0.5 mm) (x2) 
  • Crayola 50 Pre-sharpened colored pencils (for AP Human Geography) 
  • 5 colored highlighters (from last year) 
  • 16 inch ruler 
  • 1 pkg 3x3 Post Its 
  • 1 pkg Staedtler Colored Pens (0.3 mm) (x10) 
  • 1 pencil case (from last year) 
  • 1 pair of scissors (from last year)
  • 1 Pencil Sharpener 
  • 1 pkg ruled index cards (x300) 
  • 1 School Year Planner (August-June) 
  • 1 iPad Pro charger 
  • 1 pair of earbuds 

— Not Pictured —   (I’m ordering online)

  • TI-84 Plus Calculator 
  • 1 Rove 50 oz Water Bottle 
  • 1 High Sierra Black Backpack 

— Final Note — It’s likely I will not be posting until August as that I am not in the country. I will post my “School Survival Kit” when I get back. If you have any questions about this post, I’ll be answering until Wednesday.

 Much love ❤️

 • Sasha •

anonymous asked:

hi!!! do you have any recs on great pens that dont smudge if you immediately highlight after writing with it, also can you review the kokuyo beetle tip soft color highlighters

honestly, i would not recommend highlighting immediately after writing. i always wait a bit + finish writing everything i need to write before going back and highlighting. 

that being said, i’ve never had any issues with the sharpie fineliner pens (the actual pens, not the permanent marker sort). i’ve also heard good things about the pentel energel, but i’ve never tested it out myself. the uniball signo in 0.38 + pilot precise v5 rt don’t smear for me, but i’ve heard mixed reviews abt that from other people.

the kokuyo beetle tip soft color highlighters are very pastel. also, they look cool + it’s easy to switch colors while highlighting bc of their dual tip. however, don’t buy them if you plan to use them for underlining things because they just don’t do the thin line thing very well bc of the dual tip.

Stationery Recommendations

As per my back to school series, I will be telling you guys my favorite stationery items to purchase and use during and throughout the school year! I hope that you all enjoy! If you have any stationery recommendations you would like me to try or would recommend to me, please reply/comment or send me a message here!

*These are just a few of my favorite stationery supplies, and may not accurately depict my opinion in the future (since I will get new stationery, etc.)

Pilot Precise V5 and V7, Paper Mate InkJoy Gel, Paper Mate InkJoy Ballpoint Pens, Pilot G-2, Pilot Acroball, Pentel EnerGel, Uni Ball Signo 207, and Paper Mate Flair Fel Tip Pens

Mechanical Pencils:
Uni Kuru Toga, Tombow Mono Graph Shaker, Pentel Selfit, Pentel EZ #2, Pentel GraphGear 800, Pentel Twist Erase III, and the Bic Classic/Basic Mechanical Pencils

Mechanical Pencil Lead:                                                                                                       

Pentel Hi-Polymer, Pentel Ain Stein, and Tombow Mono Lead

Correctional Supplies:                                                                                    

 Bic Correction Tape and Bic Quick Dry Correction Fluid

  • Misc:                                                                                                          
  • Colored Pencils-Crayola
  • Glue-Elmer’s
  • Tape-Scotch
  • Stapler and Staples-Swingline
  • Notebooks-Five Star, Mead, Yoobi, etc
  • Binders-Avery
  • Binder Dividers-Avery and/or Five Star
  • Planners-Mead, etc.
  • Pencil Pouches-Five Star, Yoobi, etc.
  • Markers-Crayola
  • Lined Paper-Five Star is literally the best (but it’s so expensive… if you don’t want to spend so much on paper, a generic brand will do)

ambivertcrouton  asked:

What markers do you use? (also I love your art a lot!!)

ahh thank you! I’m happy u do!! 

for coloring I use copic markers (usually copic sketch), but also prismacolor markers! the prismacolor ones are cheaper and I feel like they actually work a little nicer, like they create a really smooth solid color. copic just has a wider selection of colors. 

for lines I like to use any regular ballpoint pen, pilot precise v5, pilot vcorn, pilot kakuno, sometimes sepia copic multiliners. I also use zebra G nibs or spoon nibs if I feel like being fancy haha

ty for asking, I hope this was helpful!!


I get asks about what kind of pens I use for my bujo. So here is literally every pen/markers I use and own.

• Pilot V5 Precise Rolling Ball •
Great for everyday use. I use it during lectures as well for note-taking - although it does take a while to set and if you’re not exactly careful, you’ll get smudges. But still my fave.

• Faber-Castell PITT Calligraphy Pen •
Mainly for titles. Great for those who are just beginning to venture into calligraphy. I actually just talked my best friend into buying one because she wants to get into bullet journaling.

• Staedtler Permanent Lumocolor S •
I use this for writing on washi tape because everything else tends to rub off. It’s great for little details.

• Manuscript CalliCreative Italic in Silver •
Used for designs and accents. I also use this for dark washi tapes because I haven’t found a white pen that works over dark washi. Yet.

• Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pen •
This is actually my first experience with brush pens and I. Love. It! I only have one color so far, Medium Skin 116, but I will be buying more!

• Ad Markers •
I have soooo much of these markers. (As you can see in the red box.) They’re amazing for drawing and coloring but the biggest set-back (for me) is that they bleed right through the page. No matter how high quality the paper is.

• Staedtler Triplus Fineliner 0.3mm •
I recently just got these and I’m already in love with them! They write so nicely and smoothly - it’s a complete dream. I was actually very reluctant to buy these but after seeing Bilan’s (@studyfulltime) bujo spreads, I was convinced.

So yeah… There you go guys. Let me know if you have any more questions. I’m friendly 😊.


July Study Photo Challenge [2/31]

- Homecube pencil case
- Lexar 16 GB USB Drive
- 4 Assorted Color Sharpie Pens
- 3 Assorted Color Sharpie Clearview Highlighters
- Dr. Grip Gel Pen
- Mechanical Pencil
- Bic Mark It! Permanent Marker, UF
- 8 Assorted Color Papermate Flair Pens, UF
- 5 Assorted Color Muji Pens
- 3 Assorted Color Precise V5 RT Pens
- 2 Assorted Color Pilot Juice Pens

anonymous asked:

Hola. Soy nueva en esto y quisiera saber qué materiales me recomiendas para comenzar la práctica de tomar buenas y bonitas notas ¿puedes ayudarme?

Hola! Gracias por preguntarme. Es posible crear notas bonitas sin materiales caros! Aquí hay que uso en mis notas, pero hay otros tipos que incluiré.

- V5 Precise Rolling Ball Pens: puedes encontrar negro, rojo, azul, y verde, y muchos otros colores dependiendo de la tienda. Uso negro para notas normales.

- V5 RT Pilots son increíbles también.

- G2 Pilots son muy comunes y tienen muchos colores. Son buenos para codificación en color. 

-Smart Color Art Markers tienen muchos, muchos colores. Tengo una colección con 48 colores, y son ambos para resaltar y colorear.

Algunos materiales típicos de studyblr son:

- Mildliners (para resaltar)

- Pilot Juice plumas

- Muji plumas

No tengo esos materiales y creo que tomo notas bonitas. Lo que quieras y puedas comprar sin problema es bueno! Buena suerte, y si necesites algo, por favor, ven a mi! 

the-outsiders-slut  asked:

Back again. What do you use for your art?

i just use regular numba 2 pencils for sketching, and cheap blending sticks (basically just rolled up paper) if im doing a drawing with pencil only, like the evie sketch. but if im adding color i outline the drawing with a precise v5 rolling ball pen (extra fine) i literally just picked it up at walmart and i love it, then i do skin tones with copic markers and everything else with prisma color markers

anonymous asked:

kratos & zelos!!

thank you lovely!

kratos: your favorite stationary
i loooove pilot precise v5 rt pens! and as far as notebooks go, i don’t use anything fancy, just mead 5 subjects to keep everything in one place. also, i’d die for my bando agenda!

zelos: your favorite studyblr accounts
this is going to be SO HARD because i follow so many accounts and i love them all omg but these are those i reblog most from !
@emmastudies @intellectys @studyign @elkstudies @studypetals @bookmrk @brbimstudying @catestudies !! <3

wayward-whelpling  asked:

🐙 - Do you prefer blue or black ink?

I always use black ink. It’s like, a compulsive habit. I even have a favorite type of pen that I will scour God’s green earth until I have a spare pack in my possession :D (that being the Pilot Precise V5 rollerball pens, EXTRA FINE ONLY PLS)

anonymous asked:

This is going to be a silly question - but I want to know what types of pens all the medblrs use! Personally, I'm a Pilot Precise V5 type of person. But you can never have too many amazing pens.

JetStream Rollerball 0.5 micro, Pilot G-2 0.38, and Muji rollerball 0.38 are ALWAYS in my white coat pocket! 


august 19 / for the anon who asked what stationery i use!! this is everything i carry in my pencil bag for school. i am studyblr aesthetic trash forgive me

the pencil bag is from staples and i keep it in my binder, but i took it out for photo purposes hehe. everything in the front mesh pocket are the things i use the most. you can keep reading if your interested more about the supplies!

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