The Write Review on Sharpies

So I recently got a lovely 5-pack of Sharpies that included: one liquid pencil, one pen, two permanent markers, and one highlighter.

I’m here to write a mini-review on three of those pens: the liquid pencil, the pen and the permanent marker. I’m pretty sure (mostly) everyone has used a Sharpie permanent marker, but maybe not the other two.

The liquid pencil, pen, and permanent marker

First things first: The Liquid Pencil.
The Good: It looks nice; it has a good grip on it. It feels sturdy. When pressed hard enough, it can write on skin, like a pen. (You can also use the eraser on your skin to get the pencil-ink off). The eraser works well on both paper and skin.

The Bad: It fails at doing the one thing it should do nicely, which is write. I’ve tried writing casually with this pencil on multiple surfaces, and it never seems to work correctly. I took a picture of how it came out on both a hard surface and a soft surface. When writing fast or hard/soft, it comes up short with blotchy-looking copy.

Overall: I would use this pencil for its eraser.

The Sharpie Pen.
The Good: Simplistic style. Writes very nicely, without bleeding through on paper. Nice and smooth. You can also write on a paper towel surface without the ink expanding, making it more difficult to read.

The Bad: Unlike the permanent marker, the Sharpie Pen cannot write on a glossy surface. It can easily be wiped clean with a paper towel. Also, when writing on the paper towel, it does bleed through a bit.

Overall: It’s a nice pen. I would recommend it for daily use.

The Sharpie Permanent Marker.
The Good: It’s pink, yay! (okay, that’s a biased opinion. Scratch that). It has two options of writing in fine or ultra fine sizes. It can write on most surfaces, including a glossy surface and also a water bottle. It writes smoothly and vibrant.

The Bad: It can bleed through multiple surfaces (such as paper or paper towels). When writing on a cold surface (ex: box of frozen dinner) the writing doesn’t come out well, even when using the fine point side.

Overall: It’s good to use for writing on odd surfaces, not so much everyday writing.

Testing 1, 2, 3

As stated earlier, I’m sure the bulk of you are well aware of some of the content here, but I found it interesting how each item functioned differently (especially the liquid pencil).

Feel free to leave your thoughts/comments, etc. πŸ™‚

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Comments

  1. If sharpies are so good then has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?

  2. “The Bad: It fails at doing the one thing it should do nicely, which is write.” That sums it up nicely! Very funny, well done…

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