I was fortunate to receive a collection of Sharpie pens from Shoplet.com. My package contained:
Sharpie Neon Permanent Markers
Sharpie Metallic Permanent Markers (Gold and Silver)
I won’t go through my usual pen review categories on this review since most people have used Sharpie pens before and will be familiar with them. Click on the thumbnails for the full photos.
The Neon markers are what you would expect from Sharpie, although they smell a little different. The colors in the pack are neon yellow, pink, blue, green, and orange. When first writing with the yellow, the ink looks like a dark marigold, but once it dries it is a bright yellow that is bright enough to be readable on white paper, but can also double as a highlighter if needed. The orange is quite bright, while the green and pink are tolerable and the blue is actually a somewhat calming color. They perform exactly as one would expect from a Sharpie. This pack of five neon Sharpies sells for $8.94 on Shoplet.com.
The gold and silver Metallic Sharpie markers are also what you would expect from a Sharpie, but the metallic ink and felt tip is a little softer than non-metallic Sharpies, especially with the silver ink. The gold is in the middle between the silver and a non-metallic Sharpie. These also smell like regular black Sharpie pens and are the same in body, etc. to the classic Sharpie. These metallic pens are some of my favorite Sharpie markers because the metallics work great on white, black, or colored paper — plus, I love metallics! You can also use these markers to decorate plastic. I used it on a planner cover and am thinking about using them on the Kantek Desktop Tablet Stand as well. I have even seen DIY projects where people use the Sharpies on dishware and then bake it in the oven to set the design! Although I received this gold/silver two-pack from Shoplet.com, also available is a three-pack with gold, silver, and bronze. The gold/silver two-pack sells for $4.56 on Shoplet.com.
The Sharpie Premium Pen really got me excited. I had heard about this pen before and jumped at the chance to try it. The body and cap are stainless steel with a chrome clip. The pen sports a black jewel at each end and a black band where the cap meets the body. The pen does have black lettering on the side that says “Sharpie | Pen” and frankly I would prefer if that was omitted. I think it makes the pen look less high-end than it would without the logo. The section is a soft and smooth rubber grip that is extremely comfortable to use. The pen is light enough to be comfortable for long writing sessions, but heavy enough that it doesn’t feel too light. I’d say it’s just right.
I find the pen to be better balanced when writing unposted as it’s a little tall and top-heavy when posted in my opinion. The fine tip is a pourous point, which is basically like a felt-tip. It’s similar to the fine tipped Sharpies, but I find a better comparison is to the Cross Porous-Point (Felt-Tip) 8443 Refill. The two best parts about this pen are that 1) it’s refillable! and 2) NO SMELL! It’s so nice to use a Sharpie product without that terrible smell that is guaranteed to give me a headache. I have been using this pen consistently since receiving it and it has become one of my most used pens. It is comfortable to use, even for those of us with arm/wrist issues and I find myself reaching for it frequently – especially for jotting notes that require faster writing than is ideal for a fountain pen and for papers that don’t do well with a nib. The ink has very minimal show-through and no bleed-through. This one was definitely a score! Plus, the price is definitely write for such a quality-made pen. The Sharpie Premium Pen sells for $6.13 on Shoplet.com.
(Shoplet asked me to include the following links to products/services provided by Shoplet, so here they are: Office Supplies, Sharpie Premium Pen, Metallic Permanent Sharpie markers, Neon Permanent Sharpie markers, Promotional Products, Promotional Shirts, Office Stationery)