When you need to label packages, food containers, plastic folders, plant pots, books, coffee mugs, or just about anything, permanent marker pens are your best bet. Quick-drying and smudge-proof, permanent marker pens write on almost all surfaces: paper, cardboard, acetate, overhead projector transparencies, plastic, metal, styrofoam, wood, glass, and concrete. The possibilities are endless with marker pens.
Permanent marker pens are also water-resistant, which makes these perfect for outdoor applications.
Office conference rooms are not complete without two important collaboration tools: whiteboards and whiteboard markers. These make it easier to facilitate discussions and share ideas with the rest of the team.
Marker pens have creative applications, too. Marker pen sets were very much in demand when the adult coloring craze took the world by storm. Because they’re easy to use and dry quickly, permanent markers are awesome doodling and urban sketching companions.
Water-based marker pens versus alcohol-based marker pens: which is better?
There are water-based marker pens and there are alcohol-based marker pens. What are the pros and cons of each? Here’s a quick comparison of the two:
Water-based marker pens:
- Are more affordable
- Have limited colors available
- Are odorless
- Dries slowly
- Can be reactivated with water to create different washes
On the other hand, alcohol-based markers:
- Have a broader color range
- Have better fade resistance
- Dries quickly
- Can bleed through paper
- Have a strong and distinct odor, which might not be suitable for children
When shopping for marker pens, think about your budget and intended purpose. How and where will you use these pens?
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