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.
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.
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. 🙂