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26 of 26 found the following review helpful:
The best Marker. May 26, 2004
It seems pointless or even funny to review something as common as a 12 pack of Sharpies. The fact of the matter is it's worth reviewing. These are high quality permanent markers. Without a doubt Sharpie is the trusted name in permanent writing utensils. During my entire life I have been calling black permanent markers as Sharpies, a testament to its popularity. The reason Sharpie is so good is that it is completely safe, and highly permanent and very reliable. For anyone worried about ingestion, or eye contact, or even any other safety situation with a Sharpie, should rest assured. Under all normal circumstances Sharpie is very safe, in fact if you want more information it can be easily accessed from their MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) readily available on their website. Although I myself have been using Sharpies to identify my own clothes, Sanford (the company that produces Sharpies) highly recommends not using it on clothes as it can run or bleed in the wash, and also after time it may leave a yellow halo around the marking. Although Sharpie claims that it will "remain permanent under most chemical washes, and extreme heat and steam (up to 500 degrees F)" it is possible to remove it form clothes. They claim that stain remover can work, but to use extreme caution. A detailed summery of how to clean a stained garment can be found on their website FAQ. Sharpie is the highest quality permanent marker I have ever used, it is used frequently in my workplace, and is always reliable. I suggest it to everyone; it is also made in the U.S.A., which presents a trusted quality. A very good permanent marker, 5 out of 5.
11 of 11 found the following review helpful:
Great for clothes Dec 04, 2003
By Sara Swihart
I use this marker on my socks. I write an "S" on the bottom of each sock to make sure that no one else attempts to claim them. Wash after wash, the letter is still there.
I also use it to write in my school books. I'm in college and books are very expensive. I write my name in all of my books, as well as on my notebooks and disks.
I have accidentally gotten this on my hand more than once. I just wash my hands with soap and water. It may take 2 or 3 hand washings to get it off.
These markers are also great for posters because the line is thick enough for poster board.
11 of 12 found the following review helpful:
Great Nearly All Surface Pen Aug 26, 2005
By Lonnie E. Holder
"The Review's the Thing"
You could wonder why anyone would wax enthusiastic about a pen, but Sharpie fine-point markers are outstanding for a huge variety of applications. They write on plastic freezer and storage bags without smearing. They write on 3M Post-It Flags neatly and with the fine point you can actually write small enough to write something useful.
These markers also seem to last a long time if you take care to cap them as soon as you are finished with them. You also need to be careful not to get the tips wet or to damage the tip, but as long as you do not drop the pen on its tip it is reasonably durable.
We have tried a lot of different pens and markers for writing on plastic, and have had limited success. Many pens seem to take forever to dry or will not mark on plastic. Magic Markers work, but they are too wide and have an unlovely smell. So far Sharpie permanent fine-point markers avoid these problems, and provide sharp print for nearly all labeling needs. In fact, I will warn you that you should take care what you write on, because once you have used the Sharpie, it can be nearly impossible to get the ink out.
3 of 3 found the following review helpful:
What a bargain!!! Sep 20, 2011
At the store, 2 Sharpie markers cost $3.00. Here I got 12 Sharpie markers for $4.00! Tried out all the markers when I got them and they all work. Not a single dry one in the bunch! And not some cheap copycat, they really are Sharpies! So glad I didn't buy from the store... it would have cost me $18.00 for the same dozen!
2 of 2 found the following review helpful:
Sharpies Do The Job Aug 26, 2011
By Mac Buddha
The dozen Black fine point Sharpies arrived very promptly, and as sharpies are, good right out of the box. Things need marking and writing on, and Sharpies are the leader in the field. I recently ordered a variety color assortments for a friend of mine who is going to college. She is eager to start marking in multiple colors. Sharpies are fun! You probably shouldn't give them to little kids.
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