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Sharpie pens are very popular with people who craft. I bought these from Asda and liked the fact that you could get four different colours as I thought it would be very helpful when I'm crafting.
I like to make things with card and am always looking for decent pens to use. People recommended that I tried Sharpie pens and I was told these would work on surfaces such as material and wood too so thought it would be very beneficial.
They are fine, however, I think that they are thicker than you'd think. The nib is very thick but the actual line that is made is thinner but it is still thicker than a biro, I would say it's about 2mm thick so perhaps a little misleading being called 'fine' although I know it is fine compared to the thick one!
They are comfortable to hold as they are quite large so you feel like you have good control over them whereas if they were thin I'd find them more flimsy so maintaining straight lines may be a problem.
It writes nicely onto card and does take about 10 minutes to dry so you have to be careful not to smudge it during this time. It looks nice too, I found the red dried to be quite dark, it's not a bright red but I thought this is nice.
When I tried writing on cloth it did bleed a little and when my daughter used it on wood she says that it is better than some pens but still not perfect as it does bleed a bit into the grain.
For working on decent quality paper and card I think these are perfect but maybe they are not good enough for other, more challenging mediums.
Sharpie Mini Fine Marker 4 Colour Pack - around £4
Available on-line and in many high street stores - shop around for deals
Sharpie pens are a brand of permanent markers that can be used to write on almost any surface (including glass, metal photos and foils), and will dry almost instantly.
The Sharpie Mini Fun Permanent Marker Pens, 4 Pack is filled with pens that are about half the size of 'normal' sharpies. They are approximately 9.5 cm long from base to the lid tip. The pack of pens that I bought had a cardboard backing, and a see through plastic square bubble attaching them to the board, they were hanging in the stationary isle of a supermarket. The pack that I bought had four 'funky' coloured pens they are, green, orange, turquoise and bright pink. I would say the line drawn with them is around 1 to 2 mm wide (it did get wider as the pen became more 'worn down').
Each marker came with a lid that has a clip on it (to hold it to say a pocket front) and also a removable cap to the lid itself. This small cap has in it a metal ring so the pen could be attached to a keyring or lanyard. This would probably be a choking hazard for small children - but I have to say that of all the pens in the world not to let a child near permanent markers have to be the top of the list. The nib itself looks much like a felt tip, and is wider at the bottom (where it attaches to the pen). Be careful though as this ink does not wash out...
My mini sharpies have lasted an absolute age (two years so far - but I don't use them everyday). In my experience they have written on everything that I have tried them on (that has a smooth surface - so I've never tried them on a brick for instance - but just the thought sets my teeth on edge). I tend to keep one knocking about in the kitchen and they will write on cling film, tin foil and freezer bags with ease. I often use them before throwing bits in the freezer, and the writing will stay nice and clear, and it has never run if the item if it has gotten wet after the ink has dried. (They don't like to write on surfaces that have already got damp, but I have found that to be the case with most pens especially if they have a fibre tip). I realise they have many other uses, and have to say the one draw back for me is that if used on 'normal' paper they do kind of bleed or show through on the other side - but this happens with with all permanent markers I have ever used.
They are nice and compact - which was useful when I was asked to write down people's times after a race as the pen did hang nicely around my neck on a ribbon - however the little cap that the metal lop is attached to does have a habit of coming off if tugged too often or too hard...
An absolute bargain and I would recommend them to anyone.
Its a writeoff Which vibrant colour in the Sharpie Mini Fine Marker 4 Colour Pack will you use first Will it be ruby Red groovy Green booming Black or blustery Blue Which ever colour you choose you can be sure that the water and fade resistant colour of the Sharpie nontoxic ink will stay firmly planted where you put it. These versatile minimarkers have a removeable cap and can be attached to your golf bag a lanyard or even a piece of grotty twine to keep you armed and ready for rapid writing Available in the colours Green Black Blue and Red.Sharpie NonToxic Ink FormulaThe functional Sharpie Mini is filled with vibrant nontoxic ink which has been given the AP Approved Product rating by the Art amp Creative Materials Institute. The Institute arranges for products to be tested for safety and toxicity by medical scientists. Approved Products have been deemed safe and a nonhealth risk when used in the manner and purpose for which they were intended.Sharpie NonToxic Ink FormulaThe functional Sharpie Mini is filled with vibrant nontoxic ink which has been given the AP Approved Product rating by the Art amp Creative Materials Institute. The Institute arranges for products to be tested for safety and toxicity by medical scientists. Approved Products have been deemed safe and a nonhealth risk when used in the manner and purpose for which they were intended.Each Pack Contains 4 ColoursSmall Enough to Carry EasilyVibrant Water Fade Resistant ColoursPermanent on Most SurfacesIndustry Standard Sharpie Performance MiniStyleThe Sharpie Fine Mini suffers from a cuteness complex. Its got the precision performance and nontoxic ink found in a regular Sharpie and can do everything a regular sized Sharpie can do The Mini can write identifying characteristics on golf balls so their owners can find them it can write on glass cardboard and even foil Its vibrant ink is both water and fade resistant and its topcap has a metal attachment so that it can be easily attached to your golf bag keychain or any other hooks you have in your life. Its got all this but the first thing anybody says is how cute Poor Mini Sharpie.Look sharp MiniStyle The Sharpie Mini Fine Permanent Marker is available now at Onlinegolf.