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Hold-On Clever Pen Holder for Notebooks


Spend enough time writing in a journal and you'll probably find yourself hunting down a pen now and then.

That's why some journal covers come with pen holders. But if your journal or cover doesn't have one, and you wish it did, this clever, compact design from Power Design of Japan may work for you.

It's simple to the point where one may ask "why didn't I think of that?", and in fact, many of you have probably come up with a similar home-grown solution already.

The holder is made of plastic, and comes die-cut in a plastic card. You just push it out of the card, unpeel the strip of paper from the adhesive backing, and stick it on your notebook. Then you slide the pen and clip into the holder (your pen MUST have a clip for this to work).

Once pressed on, it is PERMANENTLY attached to your notebook. You could try to peel it off, but it make take a layer of paper with it...hence:


HACK FOR HOLD-ON PEN HOLDER (please see pictures)

If you want a non-permanent attachment, you can use a Post-It plastic tab in-between the holder and your notebook's cover (see pics - we suggest the long, thick tabs). Simply stick the Post-It tab to your notebook's cover, then stick the Hold-On to the Post-It tab. Thus, the Hold-On never actually touches the notebook itself (but be sure to rub off any glue that does is not covered by the Post-It tab).

The Post-It tab adhesive is very strong (much stronger than Post-It notes), yet you can still peel and stick it again. Thus, you can move it from notebook to notebook.

Besides the Post-It tab method, you can also use Scotch Restickable Tabs (see pics). There is adhesive on both sides of the Restickable Tab, so you can rub off all of the glue from the Hold-On holder, stick the square into your notebook, then stick the Hold-On onto the square. Easy as pie.



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  1. Are There More Coming...? 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 12th Nov 2019

    These are such a GR8 IDEA. But... but... when will they be back?

  2. Super functional 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 12th May 2018

    These pen holders work super well! I don't have a single pen that doesn't work with them (apart from the ones with no clip). Even my larger and heavier ones, like my Vanishing Point, fit perfectly.

  3. Handy Helper for Frequently Used Notebooksa 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 13th Mar 2018

    Last year when I bought the Seven Seas Standard notebook to be my journal, I also purchased a Hold-On Clever Pen Holder to use with it. I loved the convenience of not having to fumble around in my purse or desk for my fountain pen. Not surprisingly, when I again got the same notebook for this year's journal, the pen-holder was included. Now I've purchased the B6 ruled Cafe Notes with its own pen holder. I would never go back to fumbling for my pens again.

  4. So simple and effective 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 9th Mar 2018

    Such a simple idea but it works beautifully!

  5. Getting more for sure 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Jan 2018

    I purchased 1 of these just to see of it was sturdy enough. I did not permanently adhere mine to my journal I used a adhesive label that is removable. I LOVE this pen holder. I am going to be ordering more!

  6. Clever, practical design 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 9th Dec 2017

    These even fit a 5-ink multi-pen. Simple. clean look. I wish they came in more colors.

  7. so clever 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th May 2016

    Very simple design that works well -- time will tell how strong the adhesive is that holds the holder to the back of the journal. Highly recommend.

  8. Keep your pen with you 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 17th Jun 2015

    This pen holder is great when attached to your notebook because it lets you keep your pen with you. I'm always loosing my pens, no more! Great product.