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      03.08.2013 12:20
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      Item: Sharpie Fine Point Permanent Marker Colour: Black Price: £1.50 Bught in: Staples I love my Sharpie!!! I remember my Mum had a permanent pen when I was younger and I was only allowed to use it for school projects if I was fully supervised. So as an adult I love using my permanent pen and can use it whenever I like, oh yeah, the perks of being an adult!!! haha Packaging and design: This is a "felt tip" pen so comes in a thicker size than say a bic pen would. It is 14cm long and 1.5cm wide. The pen shaft is the same width all the way along so no bumps or lumps making it difficult to hold. It is also smooth, so again this makes it comfortable to use. The lid takes a good strong yank to pull off, thank goodness as you do not want permanent pen going anywhere you don't want! The words "Sharpie permanent marker, fine point" is written clearly across the pen on both sides, so no matter what side it is laying on you can see what pen it is. The colour isn't actually written on the pen but the lid is black and this is how you tell the colour of the pen. The nib is fine, but it is a fine felt tip, not a nib so you can write clearly but this would be likely to be used for writing in larger letters, this isn't the pen you would pick to write your diary. What do I use my Sharpie on? I have used it to write the names of my seeds on plant pots, these have stood the test of time an not washed off when the pot gets wet. I have written on the back of shirts on leavers days, no running or bleeding. I have also used these pens when making home made sugar or spice jars and have written the name of the contents on the glass, again this has stayed in place for years. These pens are also ideal if you need to update details/dates on outdoor posters. I have also touched up a scuff on a black boot with these. There are a million uses for a Sharpie and I actually feel quite excited when I find a new use for mine! I bought this pen over a year ago and use it to write approx. around 20 words a week and it is still going strong. I will absolutely buy another one and I will continue to get a wee burst if excitement each time I use it. 5 stars from me. PS that David Beckham advert didn't make me thinkSharpie's were cool, my Mum did!! haha xxx

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        18.02.2013 09:58
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        very disappointing

        As some of you will know I make items out of wood for my business. Over the years I have been sourcing pens which will write on painted wood and leave a nice finish. Whenever I enquired about which were the best pens to use people would recommended Sharpie's. I bought some and they were really disappointing but people still continued to recommend them so I actually ended up buying two packets in case there was something wrong with the first set I bought! I wasn't wrong though, these pens are a disappointment. === The set === In this set you get four different pens which are 'fine'. These are green, red, blue and black. I mainly use black but thought it would be helpful t have other colours too in case I need to have a variety. The set comes in a cardboard packet with a plastic covering on the front, there is nothing fancy about it but at £14 for the set at the time I thought that surely the expensive pens must be reflected in the quality of the pen itself and not the actual packaging. === The pens === The pens are said to work well on wood, fabric, card and other surfaces. They are quite thick and round, far thicker than a normal pen and they are the same roundness and thickness of the medium and thick nibbed ones which is a little confusing when you glance at them, there is nothing very obvious which will tell the difference between which nib is which. They have a grey barrel with the word 'sharpie' written on them and the lid is the colour of the ink. The fact that they are rounded and quite large make it quite a comfortable pen to hold when writing and you can hold them lower down and still have a good grip, I do tend to hold them lower down so that I feel like I have more control over them when writing. The nibs are thicker than you would expect from something which is a 'fine' nib. Granted, it is thinner than the medium and large ones but it's still not as thin as I would expect from a fine liner which is quite disappointing. === Using them === When I use these on paper they flow fine, so I then move onto the wood and begin to write on wood which has been painted with acrylics. This is where the problem then shows, the pens are really not suitable for use on wood. Sometimes they will bleed very slightly into the paint, this tends to happen if I use pearlised or metallic paints. When I use mat paint I find that the pen scratches over it so that there are little lines where the ink hasn't taken and it looks really messy, with part of the paint showing through in various places and because it is scratchy like this it feels really horrible to write with it. I sometimes have to go back over the words and do a second layer of pen which again will scratch but I hope that it will cover up the other scratches and eventually look nice but it doesn't, it just look ridiculous. They take a while to dry too, I leave it a good few hours before adding varnish. The effect when it does work (I would say about 20% of the time) is nice but it is not what I would expect of this brand at all. === Conclusion === This is a pen which is very disappointing. It states on the packaging that it can be used on wood but it clearly can't be, not to an extent where I would be happy selling my products. I have had to make several items up before one will be of a decent quality enough for me to sell and so these pens actually cost me money. I have since tried out lots of other brands and found better ones but this is a brand which is a big let down. Perhaps on other materials it is fine but for anyone who is relying on them to write on wood, don't have high expectations. I also don't like how 'fine' isn't actually all that fine at all either. I am disappointed in these pens and won't be buying them again.

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          03.01.2013 23:08
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          The best on the market Sharpie is totally permanent in every way

          Sharpie Fine Point Permanent Marker I use permanent markers everyday in my work and have used a lot of varied markers and tried different brands but my absolute favourite are black sharpie pens by far! Sharpie markers come in lots of different colours and sizes of pack such as; 5 pack black, 12 pack black, 12 pack assorted, 24 pack assorted colours, the list is endless. Colours include the classic black, blue, red, pink, beige, green, purple and so on. These pens are sold worldwide and were created in 1964 under the brand the Sanford ink company. Sharpie now covers a wide range of writing instruments and is an American company. The Sharpie pens come in a standard pen packet, with a cardboard backing and plastic front both holding and displaying the pens in place. Whatever colour pen you buy has the same Sharpie design. The pens are approximately 10 cm in length and under 1 cm diameter, with a wider center and thinner ends either side. The sharpie pen has a pull on and off cap that goes a third of the way up the pen. The cap matches the colour of the permanent marker inside. The main part of the pen is grey in colour with the Sharpie branding across it in fancy black font. The cap once off can be placed on the end of the pen when you're using it so you don't loose it. So to the nib - the Sharpie fine point is 1 mm at the point and wider to the end going into the pen to keep the ink stored/flowing. The point is really strong and firm when writing and it can totally take some thrashing around. In fact the entire pen is tough which makes it perfect for my use on archaeological sites and in the lab. The Sharpie permanent marker can write on just about anything such as leather, cardboard, photo paper, corrugate, wood, metal, foil, stone, plastic... the list really does go on and on. I mainly use my black marker to write on plastic sample bags in the pouring rain! Without one of these on site I would really struggle with my job. Sharpies are fade and water resistant, with rapid drying ink and a smooth and easy writing style. I find that these have great permanent staying power and are hugely reliable compared to other supposed permanent marker pens. Perfect for professionals and casual use alike. The pens are long lasting but not without their lid on, without the cap the Sharpie can dry out . Other Info AP certified nontoxic formula Permanent on most surfaces Sharpie pens are available in supermarkets, online and in hardware stores and retail for various prices but generally work out to £1 per pen. I love them and think they're genuinely the best on the market.

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          01.11.2012 19:15
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          A useful permanent pen

          I am a fan of occasionally selling items on eBay and like to have a permanent marker to write on padded envelopes/parcels when packaging items up to post to buyers. I purchased a pack of Sharpie permanent markers in Tesco for around £4. Included in this pack was 4 sharpie markers, one of each of the following colours: blue, black, red and green. Sharpie pens are also available in twin packs of 2 black pens, and larger 12 or 24 packs which have a whole range of colours, although I'm not sure why anyone would need a yellow permanent pen!! A quick search online tells me that prices of these can really vary depending on where you buy them, so I think I will shop around before the next time I stock up! Sharpie also now make "mini sharpie" pens which seem to be the same as the standard pens but in a smaller size. The pens are around the same length as a normal pen. The pens are grey in colour with the black sharpie logo printed on them. The lid colour corresponds to the colour of the pen inside. These pens are "fine point" permanent pens. Most other permanent pens I have used in the past tend to be thick and chunky, making it difficult to write neatly. As Sharpie pens are fine point I find I can write nearly with them even on small packages, and on larger packages my writing is still bold enough to read easily. I have found that no matter what kind of paper/envelope I have used these Sharpie pens on there is no smudging or spreading of the ink. The ink dries quickly and lasts for a long time without fading. I have also used these pens on plastic envelopes and again the ink has not smudged or wiped off. I have owned my pack of Sharpie pens for over a year now and most frequently use the black pen. It is still going strong and has not dried up or run out yet, so I think I can conclude that the Sharpie markers last a long time. Included in my pack of sharpie pens was a leaflet with some ideas for uses for the pens, this included writing names on labels and decorating shoes/clothes with them. I think they would definitely be useful for some of these purposes (maybe a yellow one would be useful after all...!). I'm sure kids could have plenty of fun with a pack of multi coloured sharpies but I would definitely recommend supervision as these really are a permanent pen. All in all I am glad I discovered Sharpie pens and will definitely be replacing my pack when it finally runs out! Thanks for reading/rating.

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          18.10.2012 15:59
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          A very good marker pen

          At some point quite a while ago when they were quite new I was given a free mini sharpies pen which was pink and I just loved it! Since then I have always had a sharpie lying around the house and my most recent purchase was a pack of four sharpie fine permanent markers from amazon and this is my review of them. The pens were being sold in a four pack on amazon for around three pounds and I thought that this was a very reasonable deal and so I snapped them up. The pens came packed in a plastic pen pack much like one of those that highlighters come packed in and so it was sealed with a tab and the front lifts up to get to the pens inside. The packaging is clear and so you are able to see the pens through it for ease of choosing which one you want. There is an information leaflet in the front of the pack which shows one of the pens as well as some items which have been marked with the pens to give an idea of their uses which is handy. In the pack that I purchased you get a black, red, green and blue sharpie pen and they are all fine tipped. I like the pens to be a fine tip as I sometimes write on the labels in my son's school uniform with these and I don't have much room to write and so the finer the better really in this instance. The pens all have a grey coloured main section but the lids are the same colour as the pen inside them and this is obviously a really handy feature as you don't need to take the lid off to suss out which colour pen you have got in your hand as you can tell from the colour of the lid! Sharpies pens are a permanent marker pen, or they are supposed to be at least! I have found for the most part that the pens are excellent when it comes to writing on things such as labels in my son's school uniform, on the inside of his lunch box and even generally on paper as well. However when I have used this on my son's water bottle for school I found that it just ended up washing off and needing reapplying quite regularly but I suppose it is being washed every day and so perhaps I am expecting too much there. This doesn't put me off the sharpie pen though as I think they really are excellent marker pens and I would certainly buy them again! What is great about these pens is that you can pretty much write on any kind of surface with these and so you can mark lunch boxes, cds, toys and such like should you wish to. They are also fine for just jotting down a quick note if you can't find another pen but I would say to just watch that the ink doesn't leak through the paper as you write and mark the surface as the ink does seem to do that to be honest. The ink is pretty much instantly dry too which is great for labelling something in a rush I think! A sharpie pen does seem to last me a very long time and before buying this pack in August I must have had my other pen for well over six months and so they don't dry up easily as long as you leave the lid on and there is plenty of ink inside the pen. The only slight negative is that you cannot see how much of the pen is left as it hasn't got a see through main part but to be honest as you come to the end the ink will be less prominent and so you can work out when you are running out really. I certainly recommend sharpies pens for lots of things around the house and I think they are a very good buy!

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            15.10.2012 13:44
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            Great permanent markers

            I seem to be the person my friends and family go to when they want to copy their CD's. That means I've got a lot of blank discs and need a way to write on each one what CD I've just copied so I don't get confused and give my drum and bass mad brother a country CD I copy for my granddad! The pen I'm using at the moment is this Sharpie fine point permanent marker. I purchased my Sharpie fine point permanent market from my local Tesco for just £1. It is available to buy singularly or in packs of 12 or 24. These Sharpie pens come in lots of different colours from the traditional black, blue and red to colours such as green, yellow and orange. The design of the pen is pretty much standard being circular in shape so it fits snuggly into your hand when you use it. On the main body of the pen is a light grey colour with the Sharpie logo and fine point permanent marker written beneath it just in case you forget what pen it is! The part of the pen where you place your fingers when writing or drawing is made from the same colour plastic as the colour of the pen, this colour is then placed on the lid too. The lid fits well on both the end of the pen and the tip when it's not in use. I hate pens that don't fit the lid on the end when it's in use as I usually leave it somewhere then end up losing it! The actual tip does have a fine point as the product name suggests. When writing with them the lines seem to be just a tad thicker than a biro pen. I remember using permanent markers a lot at school and there was always a strong smell associated with them but there isn't anything like that with these Sharpies. As said previously, I use my Sharpie pen to write on blank discs and the pens work well. The ink dries quickly so it doesn't get smudged around once I've finished writing neither does it rub off in the slightest. Apparently Sharpies can be used on any surfaces, the only other thing I've used mine on is plastic storage tubs and I get the same permanent results on these too. I'd definitely recommend these Sharpie fine point permanent markers, they really are permanent, comfortable to use and smell free.

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            11.10.2012 18:11
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            great marker pens!

            I am quite a creative person and enjoy drawing and writing etc so I like to use a good pen. I discovered these after using a black one at work to write prices on some stickers and went out and bought myself a pack straight away. I often draw using ink and pens rather than a pencil and these seemed perfect. The price of Sharpies range heavily depending on where you shop, you can get a pack of four from amazon for as little as £2, whereas stationaries can sell them for as much as £5 - so its best to shop around before you buy. The basic pack of four comes with red, blue, black and green, but you can also get larger packs featuring all the colours illustrated in the photograph above. The pens themselves are with with a coloured lid corresponding to the colour of the ink inside. The first thing I noticed was how comfortable these are to hold in your hand, they are quite thick and chunky but still quite light which makes them easy to hold and to draw with. I tend to sit drawing for hours so if a pen isnt comfortable in my hand then my hand starts to really ache but these are perfect. The nib of the pen is nice is smooth and pointy, and very satifying to draw or write with. It glides over the paper easily and dries straight away so there is no risk of smudging by accident. I have also drawn on plastic and wood with these pens and the application has been pretty much the same with no problems so they are a good durable marker. Overall I would definitely recommend them, they can be a bit expensive but if you shop around you can find a good price. My only criticism is that they should come in more colours and shades!

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            26.06.2011 13:11
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            A good permanent marker

            When I am using pens it sometimes becomes a challenge to find a decent set and permanent markers are my biggest problem. I kept seeing adverts for Sharpie pens on the television but assumed they were just like every other permanent marker in the market. I eventually got some and I wish I got them sooner. I got myself a four pack which included the black, red, blue and green colour and they were very good in terms of how they felt to begin with. I took the lid off and the tip of the pen is quite large considering but they are fine point permanent markers. I never noticed a smell which overpowered me like I have experienced in the past with permanent markers. Most people are aware that markers can leave a huge smell behind but these did not. My first task was to draw on some wood and I knew it would last and remain on the wood because most pens do but then I tried it on a disc. I like to copy all the pictures I take and put them onto various discs and sometimes due to the shiny surface of my disc the pens never seem to work and get rubbed away but the sharpie pen did not and instantly dried to the surface. The pen has a good grip I am not sure what it is whether the bulky nature of the pen or how it feels when writing with it but they are excellent to have in terms of the grip and how much ink they produce. Recently I was colouring pictures in with a friend and ran out of felt tip pens so I went for the sharpie pens and they seemed to last forever. They are good for things like letters when you need to put the address in big bold capitals. I think the range of colours is good you can get lighter shades but not sure how good they would be. If you want to trace over something like a picture and you want the edges made bigger this is one of those which works well at doing that. I find that the advert seemed to indicate that they were there to be used on any surface and I have written on plastic and metal items and every time they have worked efficiently. I would perhaps like to see something done with the colours maybe adding some more vibrant ones or lighter shades like a nice baby blue for example because they do seem to have a wild selection to choose from. I paid just £1.50 for my set of four in a discount store recently and they were definitely worth every single penny. The other good thing to point out is you can get these from almost anywhere that sells stationery items which has to be a good thing as well.

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              25.06.2011 20:49
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              Buy Them!

              With me being a graphic designer, i feel that i have alot of work to do all the time when it comes to computer work and creating things which are new and fresh, the best way to get these ideas out of your head, before you jump in with a computer and create something which looks exactly like what you did (went straight on the computer) its best to get a more hand made look, and for this you need the best tools. These for me are excellent when it comes to creating and getting ideas down on paper, you can have any stock/paper and still achieve a very similar effect with these pens! Price and Availability ------------------------------ You can find these pens all over the shot these days, from Asda to most stationary companies like staples and other shops like that, there not badly prices however as they are classed as premium brands of pens then you will have to pay that little more for what would normally be a cheaper pen. These pens are nearly always in stock in the larger stationary supermarkets, but if you are to go to Asda or Morrisons then you may struggle to find them around the begging of term time for the kids as that's when most mothers go on a stationary shopping frenzy. Below is a quick list of the best places that i found prices on around the internet, you may be able to find cheaper if you continue to look. Sharpie pack 1 (x1 of each ... Black, Red, Green, Blue) WHSmith - 5.39 Amazon - 2.29 Asda - 4.00 Sharpie pack 2 (x1 Black) Asda - 1.00 WHSmith - 2.99 Amazon - 6.70 (makes no sense to me either) Appearance and Design. ------------------------------ The design of this pen is so that it can fit comfortably into your hand, and be used for a long period of time, the pen is created out of a strong plastic which is highly durable and is very hard to snap! with just a simple branding on the side of the pen so you know that the type of pen is Sharpie and is then marked as there design, there is nothing really special to look at about this pen and so complicated features to get you all muddled up with, instead you can simply marvel at the colour spectrum you start to build up when buying lots of these pens. The colour caps at the end signify which pen colour you have selected, unless you start to mix up the end of the caps then these are a great way to show which is which pen. The lid has a small hook like thing on it which allows you so clip it onto your shirt pocket so you dont loose it or even onto your jeans, this comes in handy if you have no pockets on your trousers or no pockets at all cause your sat in your pajamas getting some last minute design work done. Once you have built up a collection then you are able to create some wonderful pieces of art and there for have a very bold and proud image created from these wonderful pens. The lid is a click on lid which comes in hand to keep the nib in good shape and keep the pen fresh, there isnt anything worse then when you have to buy a new pen cause the lid wasn't clicked on right, you know it with these pens as there is a satisfying feeling when it clicks on and a small click. When drawn upon paper with this lid it gives over a very smooth and clear ink mark which drys instantly and cannot then be smudged (unless you go over the same spot continuously) this is perfect for when you need something to be neat and precise. If you are to do this over and over again however the pen on your hand is rather hard to get off and the smell which can come from the pen can start to give you a head ache if you are one of these people which need to get real close to the paper. If you are to shade an area in you can get a smooth result as long as you continue to do this in one fluent movement, if you are to stop and go back to it later then you have a problem and you get a cross over mark which shows up where it has gone darker then before. And remember colouring fans. Colour in one direction, none of this scribble to colour. these pens are for professionals. Other must knows. ------------------------ I wouldn't really recommend these pens for younger artists and want to be drawers as they are permanent so any little tinkers that can run around and draw on your walls of your house or something like that would have a field day and end up costing you a small / large fortune. Pens are not refillable so if you are going to be colouring in, find a pen more suitable for this cause the ink can run out rather fast if you are shading in large areas, these are more for drawing the lines into a simple drawing or at a push shading simple small areas to highlight your attention towards something. Dont muddle up the pen lids, this can create a massive headache trying to find the right colour later when you just want to shade something red for example and its secretly under the green pen lid cover (my sister got a lecture from me for doing just this haha) Overall --------- These are a very nice pen to add to a collection of artist material which you would use on a daily basis if you are in university or a design job. well worth a buy if your looking for a good price for usability.

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                06.09.2010 14:22
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                Fantastic pen, for people tired of ones that fray all the time

                I draw, a lot. It's kind of my career. And I'm always looking for another way to do something, or another pencil or pen which could do the job I'm looking for. Often I find myself wanting to go over a drawing or something in marker, when ink is too dodgy to use. I need something strong, bold and easy to control, and that's exactly where the Sharpies come in. I am a huge fan of these marker pens. They come in a variety of sizes, with the most common found one being the fine point. The pens provide a nice, strong line and have always been very reliable. One of the biggest differences between these pens and a lot of other permanent markers I've used is that the Sharpie pens always retain their original shape, in terms of of tip shape. While a lot of marker pens tend to lost their crispness, with the tips getting frayed and damaged with usage, the Sharpie pens do not, which has actually been incredibly useful and more economic as I sometimes throw out the frayed ones if I can't use them properly any more. As well as being excellent on paper, these pens work well on just about any surface, be it clothing, or CDs, or even casts. A fine quality marker all round, if I don't say so myself

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                17.08.2010 00:01
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                excellent pen for many benifits

                I had been looking for new pens for work. I do to much paper work and was forever running out of my usual cheap biro pen which i can be uncomfortable to hold after a while. I had seen an advert on tv for the sharpie pens staring david beckham. They claimed to write on virtually anything. While out shopping at asda i found the sharpie fine points permanent marker. Asda only sold them in four colours but after some research im now aware they are available in 39 colours which i am not going to list! The marker cost me £1.00 and you can buy the 3 pack for £1.99. They also come in mini sized pens. I bought the black as thats the only colour i can use to write on my paper work. The pen was the size of a biro but slightly thicker. The fine tip is excellent for writing with. My hand writing was much neater than normal. I found it effortless to write with as it was comfortable to hold for long periods of time and has good control when writing. Has a lid that clicks on, i would recommend that the lid is clicked on secure as it is permanent ink ad would ruin clothing. I always keep my pen in my top pocket of my uniform, the lid has a clip thing on it so it can grip over my pocket without falling out. This pen dries fast and does not run or smear and is also water resistant. I enjoy drawing and doing graphics and it was just as detailed and good to draw with. It can be used on most surfaces like paper, card, plastic, cd's e.t.c I feel this is such a multi purpose useful pen its always comes in handy. I also use it when i have made food and freeze food in food bags or containers. I write on the containers whats it contains and a best before end date. The pen is made from a non toxic formula, has not too strong an odour unlike most markers pens. The pen is not suitable for writing on cloth as it will fade and stain but sharpie have a laundry marker that is suitable but only comes in black and is also permanent. Sharpie has a fantastic range out including a retractable permanent marker,laundry marker,matalic marker which i have used to write birthday and christmas card and also for my craft hobbies, flick chart marker, highlighters and many mini pens in most of the ranges mentioned. The mini marker can be bought from as little as £0.60. I give this item 5 dooyou stars.

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                  24.07.2010 13:47
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                  a solid buy

                  We have one of these on the desk at all times, it is withing touching distance of me now! The Sharpie pen, or marker if you will. You can buy in multipacks with different colours or go for a single pen and pay about sixty pence. We have the black one, as it is the most practical colour. Thicker than a biro, slimmer than a chunky highlighter pen and satisfyingly robust to hold. The grey base is shiny and easy to grip and the size of the pen would suit adults and children, though this is more a pen for adults to write things with. To use, you push, with a little force, the nozzle on the end, which pushes up a nib at the reverse end. The pen then stays in this position until you push back down on the nozzle to close the nib and hide it away again. This keeps it protected and also saves you having to worry where you left that darned lid! I use the pen to write on CDs with, it dries in an instant and the fine point nib allows precision writing from all angles. I have also used it to write out envelopes and on paper for important headings and bullet points. This is a pen to use when preparing notes where you need a sufficient large font and a nice thick ink to see. The nib flows with a pleasant motion and does not require force which makes writing very easy. Not so easy to draw with, this is more for writing purposes. I should also mention, it smells rather wild. Having just sniffed the pen, you will be greeted by a daring and naughty pen scent that begs you to get another sniff. This little perk also makes writing out labels less of a burden! You can buy the pens from stationers and from online stores. Recommended, as it has lasted us a few months now.

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                  07.04.2010 22:33
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                  The best permanent markers around, they really are permanent!

                  Sharpie's are the best permanent markers I have come across and I definately won't be using any type of others any time soon. They last a very long time and the point stays very sharp as the name suggests! They are great value for money as they can last months even years without running out of ink, drying out or the point beginning to be flattened. Sharpie's are normally quite expensive at around £1 each, although you can find them cheaper on places like Amazon and Ebay. Sharpie pens have a very strong chemical smell which is noticeable as soon as you remove the lid. I suppose this would probably be the same with any other marker if you tried sniffing them which I really wouldn't recommend to do! The pens are available in many different colours, basically for anything you would need. I think there is about forty in total. Each colour is exactly as it says rather than the blacks looking purple, and the purples looking pink! The Sharpie pens write very well on CD's, metal, glass, and plastics. These are basically most things that you would need a permanent marker for anyway! The ink dries very fast in about ten to twenty seconds which is great so it doesn't smudge if you think it's dry when it isn't. After being dried it can't be removed.

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                    25.03.2010 17:29
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                    Decent affordable product

                    I recently purchased a black Sharpie Permanent Marker in order to mark up CDs and the like that I had recorded on my computer. My previous two pens had both died a horrible death when their respective tops had fallen off and the nibs had completely dried out! I was determined that this fate would not befall my latest purchase! In reality, I needn't have worried. The pen is well made and although the lid doesn't "click" shut, there is enough friction from the design to prevent it accidentally falling off at any point. The pen is the size of a chunky biro and as the name suggests, has a "fine point" nib. Although this does come to a point, it still appears to fall down in that it writes with quite a thick finish which is relatively easy to smudge, so it is always important to leave whatever it is you've written on to one side to dry for a moment or two before placing it back in a sleeve. The pen comes in a variety of colour options in case you're slightly more adventurous than me and wish to opt for something other than black! Overall, I would say that the Sharpie Fine Point Permanent Marker is a good quality product but don't be swayed by its "Fine Point" promise!

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                      18.02.2010 00:32
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                      Handy To Have Around And A Little Bit Neater Than A Chunky Marker

                      I purchased a Sharpie Fine Point Permanent Marker at the weekend for use at work and had the opportunity today to give it a test drive. My reasoning behind the purchase was that on frequent occasions, I need to write clearly on boxes / packages with a pen that is bold and hopefully permanent enough to withstand the rigors of global courier networks. All the other "markers" currently in circulation in my department are great big chunky things that make even the neatest handwriting look like that of a 5 year old let loose with a crayon, so I was hoping that the fine point would prevent this and add a touch of "class". Apparently David Beckham has been involved in a recent advertising campaign for Sharpie so it might well improve my free kicks as well! Being approx the size of a standard pen certainly makes this easier to use, and you do have a lot more control over the pen stroke with a finer point. However, the ink release is not that great so I'm still left with a lot of fuzzy text. Maybe I need a little more practice. On the plus side, they are reasonably priced and fit in your pocket a lot easier than your bog standard marker pen. There are a range of colours if you want to collect the lot and line them up in your top pocket and add a little colour to the office. I'm sticking with black for now, but once I've mastered that I might well move into the pastels.

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