Product Type: Berol in Homeware
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Berol Drywipe markers - good although some issues with drying out!
Berol Dry Wipe Pen Broad Tip
Member Name: karlsm93
Berol Dry Wipe Pen Broad Tip
Date: 04/01/13, updated on 04/01/13 (94 review reads)
Advantages: Nice nib shape and size
Disadvantages: Dry out very easily
Berol is a well known make particularly when it comes to educational stationary, and I frequently order Berol products as a teacher for my class. I use a lot of white board markers in school and I rely on the fat Berol markers which I find great. Several years ago, before I had my little girl, I would have occasionally done some home tuition especially for children of friends and relatives and for this reason, I needed to have my own whiteboard at home and my own set of whiteboard markers. Being used to Berol, I ordered a pack of these thinner Berol Drywipe markers on amazon for around the £6 mark, if I remember correctly. Although they are available in a variety of colours, I simply ordered the black markers at the time.
These Berol Drywipe markers are designed for whiteboards or drywipe boards, that are simply erased with a cloth or special rubber. The nib of the pen is fine so writing in these pens is easy to do, and it is easy to write neatly, unlike some thicker tipped pens, when even the neatest writer can end up with messy writing. These pens have a round tip as well and I found that when I was using them with the children I was tutoring, they worked great for when we were practicing mathematical sums etc and having to write numerals quite small. The fact that I have seen in both school and at home, how much children love using these rather than always pencils mean they have quite a motivational factor. I find it encourages children to take part and have a go when they are given a drywipe pen. They would also be useful for those with whiteboard notice boards in the home.
I find that my fatter Berol pens in school last ages and rarely dry out, they simply run out of ink, unless of course I forgot the lid. These thinner pens are different however in my experience. Yes, they work very well, but they do dry out very very easily, if the lid is left off for any amount of time, and when not in use, the lid should be replaced immediately. I would say that at least half of my pack dried out within a few weeks, and most lasted longer, but there is definitely a difference between these pens and the fatter Berol drywipe pens. I have since bought other brands of whiteboard pens and there are definitely better out there in terms of not drying out.
All in all, these are nice pens. They work well in terms of writing and the nib is a good shape and size, however, there are some issues with drying out. These pens do not last as longer as their fatter counterparts which is disappointing for the brand and for this reason I don't think I would buy them again.
Summary: A nice writing pen but dry out easily
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