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  • Advice needed - white marker!

    Hello folks,

    I am looking to paint some blackboard type signs for end of term but I need to track down a permanent white marker pen to write on the blackboard - so it looks school like. I don't think I can use paint as I need to write a few words and don't feel I have a steady enough hand for this and need it all looking neat.
    Any suggestions?
    Thank you in anticipation!
    Kai xx

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  • #2
    Mornin' this any good?
    regards

    Tam "now a hobby woodturner"


    There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who consider price only are this man's lawful prey. (John Ruskin 1819-1900)

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    • #3
      Uniball Posca pens are good. They are paint pens - you'll get them in hobbycraft or online shops like http://www.cultpens.com

      They come in a variety of thicknesses and I use them for writing on blackboards: http://www.1stuniquegifts.co.uk/chalkboards.html
      digital stamps for cardmakers: http://www.handmadeharbour.co.uk
      blog: http://handmadeharbour.blogspot.com
      hand painted personalised plaques, clocks, canvases, etc: http://www.1stuniquegifts.co.uk
      blog: http://www.1stuniquegifts.co.uk/blog

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      • #4
        Hi
        I got some chalk pens off ebay, they can be wiped off but if you leave it on long enough it seems to become permanent.

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        • #5
          Thank you all!
          Tam - Thank you but I think I need a finer tip for my accuracy.
          Wendy - seems to be what I am looking for. You are obviously happy with these. Are they definately permanent and waterproof?
          LibertyMel - I have some of the wipe off pens you must have bought, to put prices on things at a fair I went to the other week but would be worried that it would smudge on someones sign when they wanted a permanent look.

          Just thought, I have been reading a few posts and the fact that some of the pens mention 'pigment' in their description.....does this mean that once on they are permanent and resistant to water and any varnich - either painted on over the writing or sprayed? Help! I am confused!
          Last edited by the little sign maker; 15-06-2011, 12:44 PM.
          Kai xx

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          • #6
            Originally posted by the little sign maker View Post
            Wendy - seems to be what I am looking for. You are obviously happy with these. Are they definately permanent and waterproof?

            Just thought, I have been reading a few posts and the fact that some of the pens mention 'pigment' in their description.....does this mean that once on they are permanent and resistant to water and any varnich - either painted on over the writing or sprayed? Help! I am confused!
            Yes, they are pretty much permanent and water-resistant, although if anyone gets heavy-handed they can be scrubbed off. I've sold a lot of these and only had one complaint. I wrap in cellophane and may have wrapped too quickly so it didn't dry out enough - the customer said the paint smudged and came off. Not sure if it was me and my wrapping, or if the customer's wiping was over-enthusiastic, bit I did replace it. I might print off a little care leaflet for them!

            You need to read the instructions on each pen. They'll say if they are permanent. The posca ones are permanent on porous surfaces (like chalkboards!!) but they are not good if you want to varnish over the top.
            digital stamps for cardmakers: http://www.handmadeharbour.co.uk
            blog: http://handmadeharbour.blogspot.com
            hand painted personalised plaques, clocks, canvases, etc: http://www.1stuniquegifts.co.uk
            blog: http://www.1stuniquegifts.co.uk/blog

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