Which pens are suitable?

Our pens can be categorised as: (1) dry erase non-permanent fineliners, (2) wet erase non-permanent fineliners and (3) whiteboard markers.

Erasable pens from Pilot are not suitable: they are designed for traditional paper, not for whiteboard paper.

The pages

The pages are thicker and smoother than traditional paper because of a plastic layer that makes the page erasable. You can use whiteboard markers on them, but fineliners are more suitable because they are thinner, fast-drying and smudge-proof.

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 exist in 4 colours.

How to erase with erasable pens
The Asoki Planner is a slightly wider than A5 erasable whiteboard notebook including wipe and spray bottle

Because 4 colours is not enough for us, we also have available wet erase pens and whiteboard markers in various colours. We love colour!

Wet erase pens are a different type of non-permanent correctable fineliners. They have no felt eraser on the back. As the name suggests, they can only be erased with liquid. The ink is also sensitive to damp hands – it may smudge. Be aware of this when writing and ensure you don’t accidentally wipe with your hand over the page, then you are fine.

When erasing whiteboard notebook wet erase pens it is normal that smudging occurs as soon as you spray liquid on the ink