These are a list of pens that I personally use, that fit in the universal pen holder without the need for any kind of tape. I’m in the UK, so will be talking about UK retailers.
There are a whole range of fabulous pens out there, and you don’t have to buy a big, expensive bundle of Kuretake pens to get fabulous results.
I don’t recommend the bundles of Kuretake pens for ScanNcut users – not all of them have nibs suitable for use with the ScanNCut – I’ll be talking about the Kuretake ones that do give great results with the ScanNCut further below, but please note if you want to use them in the ScanNCut you wll need the Zig Writer pens as they have bullet nibs on both ends. Brush style nibs are not suitable for using with the ScanNCut.
I really like the Nibb pack of 8, finepoint 0.44mm pens, I use these all the time for drawing monoline fonts, and for drawing in fine details. These are just £2.49 a pack and are great quality. https://www.bmstores.co.uk/products/nibb-finepoint-pens-8pk-assorted-320791
The Works stores (high street and online):
have an excellent range of various style pens that are again of fantastic quality at a brilliant price point. They all last ages, and do not run out quickly.
My favourites are the Scribbalicious pack of 10 Glitter Gel pens (I actually prefer these to the premium, more expensive Wink of Stella pens available elsewhere). I use them all the time for sentiments and fine detailing. I’ve found them to have a superior finish and they are just £2 for a pack to boot, can’t be beaten! https://www.theworks.co.uk/p/pens-and-pencils/scribblicious-glitter-gel-pens—pack-of-10/5052089211988
Another favourite of mine from The Works are Scribbalicious metallic gel pens in a pack of four, 2 silver and 2 gold. They are again great quality pens and priced at just 79p a pack. These are another favourite of mine for sentiments. https://www.theworks.co.uk/p/christmas-essentials/scribblicious-metallic-gel-pens—set-of-4/5052089189966
For drawing, then cutting I also am a big fan of Scribblicious pack of 10 double ended markers. They have a thick bullet nib on one end, and a fine bullet nib on the other. Again these can’t be beaten at £2 a pack – they last ages and do not bleed or fray! https://www.theworks.co.uk/p/calligraphy-pens/double-ended-colour-markers—pack-of-10/5052089129146
Wink of Stella pens – a set of 12 can be found for around the £15-£17 mark. They are premium quality pens, with a more subtle sparkle than the Scribbalicious glitter gel pens. I do have a set of these, but as I said, I do prefer the Scribbalicious. I recommend using a search engine to find the best prices.
Zig Writer pens – I buy these in the gold and metallic silver versions. They are a premium quality pen. I don’t use them for everyday drawing and cutting but use them on special projects for weddings, special occasions, special birthdays etc. The Writer pens are double ended, one fine bullet nib, and one thicker bullet nib, fabulous for drawing then cutting out. You can find them priced from £2 each. I recommend using a search engine to find the best prices.