When you’re doing calligraphy, making some art, or writing, nothing makes handwritten work more noticed than the bold lines of a permanent marker. Simple to use and comes with multiple choices for tips and colors, you can express yourself through the use of colored markers. If you’re the type, who likes to doodle around or do drawing as a hobby, using a marker to finish off your work with solid lines and well-filled cells of color. To make your works of art come to life, then you need the best colored marker to bring your inspirations to fruition.
ChalkTastic Chalk Markers & Pens
Liquid chalk markers are a unique type of markers in which they are not permanent, and they are used much like whiteboard markers. They are often used as an option to chalk because they provide dustless use and are more vibrant than chalk. Plus it can be used on smooth, glossy surfaces such as glass.
ChalkTastic’s chalk marker set comes in 8 vibrant colors that make them ideal for use on dark surfaces such as a black neon writing board for use on café menus and tinted car windows. Unlike actual chalk, it doesn’t leave real chalk’s texture on the writing surface but writes and feel like chalk. The result is you get more reliable and clear strokes that make it easier to read. The smooth surface allows you to write and doodle quickly so you can let your creativity flow without any slowdown.
ChalkTastic’s neon colors are reactive to black light which makes them glow vibrantly, so they work well even in dimly-lit areas. The marker’s liquid chalk is non-toxic and is odorless, so they are perfectly safe to use for kids. Unlike permanent markers and whiteboard markers, liquid chalk markers can be utilized on various non-porous surfaces such as an erasable smooth surface or a non-erasable surface like a permanent marker. What’s great about the liquid chalk is that it’s washable with water to fix errors or replace your design completely. Just use a wet rag and wipe it off.
BIC Marking Permanent Marker
If you’re doing some sketches and marker drawings on paper, it’s always great to have a lot of colors you can choose. BIC provides you with multiple color options that are distributed in sets with themes to allow you to get a set for a particular purpose. For example; the product in question is the BIC Marking Permanent Marker in Fashion Colors. This set is not your standard set of primary colors because it has a different tone such as muted colors instead of your natural shades to red, green, and blue to name a few. Color sets aside; the marker is easy to use with a slender shape that makes it easy to write as if you’re using a pen and comes with a comfort grip, so your fingers won’t hate you for loving drawing so much.
The marker’s casing is durable, and the permanent ink on the marker won’t wash easily if you’re using it on non-porous surfaces. The ink is designed to be usable even in conditions where the cap would be left off, the ink on the reservoir is sealed, so it won’t dry out if you lose a cap. The ink is free from any toxic substances and is odor-free for comfortable drawing sessions. As a permanent marker, this marker doesn’t limit itself to paper; you can use it on almost anything including wet and oily surfaces.
The Blami Arts Chalk Markers are ideal for numerous applications such as whiteboards, glass, and LED boards for use in bars and restaurants. Make your writing be seen with the neon fluorescent liquid chalk. The liquid chalk leaves bold and solid lines on any non-porous surface and looks very vibrant especially when used on dark surfaces. Unlike your standard set of permanent markers, liquid chalk leaves a solid color instead of a translucent color that doesn’t stand out against a dark surface.
The liquid chalk on the Blami Arts Chalk Marker is non-toxic, odorless, and safe to use for children. Erasing the writings can be done either wet or dry using a clean cloth. Like the ChalkTastic liquid chalk marker, the Blami Arts Chalk Marker comes with interchangeable tips to suit your needs. What makes it different is that it comes with three sets of tips. In comparison, there is a reversible chisel or bullet tip found on the ChalkTastic. The Blami Arts Chalk Marker comes in two chisel tip sizes for broad lines, and a single bullet tip for fine lines.
The set of chalk markers are of premium quality and are efficient on the liquid chalk as well as come in an easy to handle ergonomic casing. The liquid chalk even can blend colors together so you can expand your creativity by creating extra colors not provided with the set. It’s perfect for any use by people of any age. Use it as an indispensable tool to make notes or make vibrant doodles. For kids who like to write on walls, you don’t have to worry about cleaning up the mess with the liquid chalk marker, simply wipe it off with a few strokes of a cleaning cloth and you’re done.
Pro Art Bullet Point Marker Set
For a small price, you can get a set of 100 markers in a single box and covers a full spectrum of different colors, so you’re sure to have the right color for that particular part of your drawing. The pen type body is durable and ergonomic to use. The comfortable grip makes the permanent marker perfect to be used on coloring applications, drawing, or writing. The 100-piece marker set comes packaged inside a sturdy plastic caddy so you can keep your markers within reach and is helpful to prevent any missing markers which for some with OCD is like a nightmare.
What makes this set great compared to the other sets in this list is that you get the best value by providing a hundred markers for a very low price. All the markers in the package come with a bullet tip nib or what’s formally called as a fine tip nib. It has its set of uses especially for fine writing and coloring applications; but if you’re going to use it for fancy writing purposes, you’re going to miss the chisel tip or the large tip of writing markers.
While you can achieve some excellent lines using the fine tip of the markers, it does require some fine control before you can reach great results as they tend to be unwieldy at times.
Crayola 20 Ct Super Tips Washable Markers
As the world’s most popular crayon brand offering even the wildest of colors for crayons, Crayola also provides different types of markers for permanent drawings which can complement crayon drawings. Crayola’s Super Tips Washable Markers come in a pack of 20 colors and are decently-priced especially if you’re getting a Crayola-branded product.
What makes the product great is that it features a dual purpose tip that can adapt to your writing and drawing needs. The tips of the marker are designed to draw either a thick or a thin line without any messy tip replacement. The washable ink is specially designed with kids in mind that if they choose to write the marker on their skin, you can be assured that the ink is non-toxic, free from any foul smells, as is easily washable with running water from the sink. As a bonus you can also breathe a sigh of relief if your kids use it on their clothes; you won’t be having any laundry nightmares here as the ink can be easily removed when doing laundry.
If you think that a washable marker is water-based and water-based markers tend to bleed through thin surfaces; the ink on this washable marker is solid enough so that it won’t be too wet that it will bleed through the paper when too much pressure is applied. The ink is also formulated, so it won’t spread on paper and keep your lines neat and tidy.
Sharpie Permanent Markers
As the brand that popularized the term “Sharpie” for any permanent marker like how “Xerox” is the common term for photocopiers; it would be weird to not include the Sharpie brand in this compilation of colored markers. Coming in as a set of 12 colors, the Sharpie Permanent Marker 12ct provides reliable writing and drawing markers for a reasonable price.
The 12-pack comes with the basic colors plus a few different shades to make a mini 12-piece rainbow. The colors included are black, blue, turquoise, green, lime, aqua, yellow, orange, red, berry, purple, and brown. These colors can be combined to expand color availability and maximize the potential of the 12-set market pack. Just like any other Sharpie marker, the paint on each marker is made to deliver solid and accurate lines without any fading.
The paint is designed to prevent the paper from making it bleed through by ensuring proper absorption for a smudge-free drawing. This high-density paint that doesn’t bleed through paper is especially useful if you’re going to do some solid color filling as too much application of the marker in a single area could lead to the paper becoming too wet and end up tearing your surface which will ultimately ruin your work. No artist wants any of that, that’s why Sharpie has thought this through with their quality markers.
US Art Supply Super Markers
If you like neon colors, then this is the ultimate set of neon colors you can have on this list. The US Art Supply Super Markers 100-piece pack is sure to provide you with all of the colors you could need. While the Pro Art 100-piece set offers you your standard color set, the neon colors of the US Art Supply Super Markers set is going to provide for your neon color applications. The premium quality markers come with a bullet point tip that can work for bold, thick lines or fine, thin lines. The bullet tips also allow for versatile use such as writing, drawing, making quick sketches, and doodles. The ink is also solid enough that it can be used for coloring, adding designs to scrapbooks, crafts, use on adult coloring books, plus more; all you have to do is let your imagination run wild.
The ink of these markers is safe to use and easy to work with. It doesn’t go on paper too wet or produces any foul odors. The ink is safe for children to use and are non-toxic. The water-based ink is formulated to stick together and not bleed through paper as easily as other water-based ink permanent markers.
Uoline Liquid Chalk Markers
The Uoline Liquid Chalk Markers come in a set of 8 and come in neon colors for excellent contrast against dark surfaces. The liquid chalk is non-toxic and free from any bad odors that could become uncomfortable. The liquid chalk inside the casing is sealed and is 100% water-based, so it’s easily washable on whatever surface you plan to apply it on. It can be erased either with a wet towel or a dry one; the liquid chalk can be erased without any mess, so you won’t have to deal with smudges and time-consuming cleanup. Easy cleanup and modification allow for clean drawings and clear writings which are crucial if you want to attract customers should you use it on signboards.
The liquid chalk marker tips are interchangeable and come with a reversible tip. The tips are either a rounded chalk-like tip or a flat pointed tip that’s like a chisel to allow for broad lines when doing some fancy lettering. The lines drawn are 100% smooth and solid and is free from any fade no matter what type of surface you write on; even on clear glass surfaces. The neon colors and natural colors of the 8-pack is perfect for the balanced application be it drawing or writing. The colors can be blended to produce different shades and hues which are perfect for producing drawings with depth and detail.
If you love to draw and write, nothing beats a quick sketch using a chunky marker for sketches. Due to the bulky ergonomics and the larger tip of the marker, you won’t be able to create highly accurate and fine detailing like a pen or pencil. But that’s not what a marker is for. Markers are used for solid lines that make your drawing stand out and for color filling applications. For lettering, only markers can produce the big and bold lines you need to make your creations be seen.
So if you’re going to buy a set of markers, you need to think about the surface you’re planning to use the markers. Permanent markers and washable markers don’t provide solid coverage while liquid chalk provides the coverage but doesn’t work very well on paper. Both are different types of markers for different applications, and all are priced rather low so just look for the colors you like and just wing it.