Sharpies have come a long way since the intro of the 1st marker back in 1964. Today there are a whole host of offerings including liquid pencils, fabric & metallic markers in a multitude of colours.
One of these examples is the Sharpie Twin Tip Marker, it has a 0.4 & a 1.5 mm tip, effectively a two for the price of one option. I found these tips to be durable, even in my heavy hand. The ink dries really quickly as well as being water resistant and will leave a permanent mark on most surfaces. I’ve chosen to check out a blue markers moves, its also available in black & red.On a side note even though it is a permanent marker you need to bear in mind that it could still fade over time.
The wide end of the pen is covered by a cap housing a pocket clip. Replacing the cap needed some force, even then I wasn’t convinced it was secure, unlike the fine end where the cap clicked into place. The middle section is grey & embossed with logos & the AP certification stamp. Sight of this Approved Product mark should allay any fears of poison or health issues, having been given the seal of approval by medical experts following a toxicological evaluation.
Now strange habit that it is I like to sniff the tips of my marker pens. Not something to be condoned & I should add its not something to be tried at home, but I know the risks & don’t make a habit of it!Probably to be expected the larger tip has the strongest “scent” as the 0.4 tip is so fine.
If your sharpie dries up then check out our guide on how to fix a dried up Sharpie.
I found the caps on these Sharpies a little annoying I wonder if the same can be said by former US President George W Bush who according to the Sharpie Web site is a loyal fan of the brand.