You can use three types of correctable pens with the Asoki Planner:
Dry erase correctable pens
Wet erase correctable pens
Pens such as Pilot Frixion are not suitable as they are designed for traditional paper and not for whiteboard paper. The whiteboard paper is smoother than traditional paper.
Which pens are smudge-proof?
You probably have wiped text from a whiteboard with your hand. The same thing can happen when you use whiteboard markers on your Asoki Planner. But not with the dry erase pens.! They are smudge-proof thanks to fast drying ink. There is a balance between not accidentally erasing notes with your hand, but still being able to easily erase notes when you want to. For erasing, use the felt eraser on the back of the dry erase pen or the wipe with liquid of your choice. The dry erase pens are available in 4 colours.
Wet erase pens
These are not very smudge-resistant. This means that you may smudge your writing with your hand when writing (especially for left-handed people). But the ink can be removed very easily, as a little liquid is enough to clean the pages. However, you cannot remove the ink with a dry cloth. The pens do not have a felt eraser at the end.
Whiteboard-markers are suitable for short notes and sketches. There is a risk of accidentally smudging your writing with your hand if the ink has not yet dried.
“I’m left-handed. Have had no problems accidentally erasing anything. I do use the planner sideways because of the ring-binding, but this is very easy.”
“I rub out much less than I would with a pen. Practically nothing. Though, to be fair, sweaty hands do smudge the text a little bit – that’s why I say ‘much less’ and not ‘nothing’. The rings don’t bother me at all.”
“I’m left-handed and I don’t rub out anything. Just keep my book straight.”
“I’m on the left. Works great for me. No rubbing.”
“I’m left-handed but I didn’t experience any problems. The ink dries quickly!”
“I turn my pages a little bit. I’m left-handed and can write without rubbing out my own text thanks to this trick.”
“I am left handed and it works. If I write an entire page at once it smudges a little but you almost never do this in an agenda or notebook anyway.”
Similar, but not the same! Writing on the Asoki erasable pages feels smooth, and more similar to writing on a whiteboard than to writing on paper. However, unlike on a whiteboard, you can’t erase the ink of the dry erase pens by going over it with your hand.
Have to change an appointment, or edit a plan? No problem! You can erase pages as often as you like. The quicker you erase after writing, the easier. Depending on the type of pen you used, there are different ways of erasing your pages: 1. Dry erase pens 2. Wet erase pens 3. General tips at the bottom
Dry erase pens
Black, blue, green, and red pens: Erase small sections using the eraser on the back of the pens, or larger amounts with the spray and wipe.
Orange, yellow and purple pens: Can only be erased with a damp cloth. The ink dissolves in the liquid so there will be a coloured smudge for you to wipe away. Add more drops of liquid if needed. It is best to use these pens only for short-term notes which you erase at the end of the day. Be extra careful not to touch the ink with your hands, as unlike the dry erase pens, the wet erase pens are not smudge-proof.
Erasing pages gets more difficult over time as the ink sets in. Try and make sure to erase pages regularly – if you want to keep your notes, scan them with your phone using apps such as Adobe Scan, Evernote or Dropbox.
After erasing, there may be spots of ink left on the pages, clean with a wet wipe. The blue and green pens may leave a light smudge on the Asoki pages.
Asoki Planner pages have been coated to allow you to erase the pages easily with a drop of liquid. The Asoki Planner, however, is not waterproof. Specifically, the edges of the pages are not waterproof. When erasing, spray liquid onto the middle of the page, or onto the wipe. Then wipe the edges with the cloth. Avoid spraying or spilling liquid directly onto the edges of pages.
The covers and discs are water resistant, they contain no paper or cardboard.
Adobe Scan automatically finds the edges of the pages. It can help to place the notebook on a dark background if you have a light cover.
Adjust the edges manually or click ‘Done’.
If you want to keep scanning pages, you can continue these steps. In the bottom right corner, you will see a number counting the number of pages you have scanned. This will create a pdf file with several pages.
When you are ready to save: adjust the file title and save the pdf.
After having saved it inside Adobe Scan, you can then share and save it in any app you have on your phone: Dropbox, Asana, Trello, Google Drive, Slack, email etc.