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Mike M
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Why doesn't Sharpie make white markers? Anyone know? They would be perfect for card marking.
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Profile of iamslow
They have it in silver now and it looks good.
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I can't stand the silver, but it's good for face cards and for signing backs of cards.
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Because the only people who would buy the white ones would be magicians and I think it would be a waste of money for the company.
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Has anyone besides me used the Bic Grip permanent markers? They look much nicer and actually mark a slightly broader stroke (and come in Black, Blue, Green & Red)...

Check 'em out next to Sharpies in Staples/Office Max/etc.

They are much more "pen-like" as opposed to Sharpie's "industrial" look...

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Profile of wayman
Mike you used to be able to get WHITE LETRATSET transfers that you could use for marking, but I have been unable to find them for a few years.
Dave Campbell
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Another vote for Bic Grips.....never been a label guy..substance over form....Bic Grips work fine for me
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Profile of SBeck24Svn
I never liked Sharpies - the line is too thin for my liking so I bought another permanent marker which has a thicker line and shows up better.

At the moment I'm sticking to black, although red can look nice and also blue, but I tend to stay away from these as sometimes I need to have the back of a card signed and the colours wouldn't show up too well - can't go wrong with black!

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Profile of Zednanreh
Sharpies (fine point) start thin, but after use, they get much thicker. These are the ones I use, always been happy with them.

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Profile of jerdunn
Art supply stores carry "paint pens"; I got a white one a few years ago to mark blank-face cards for a Larry Becker effect. The paint is thicker than ink, which actually helped with reading the markings that were white-on-white.

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Profile of c_lamby2k
wh smith in england also sell paint pens
Mike M
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I asked Sharpie about why they don't make the white pens. They replied that they don't have the technology to do so yet. All their white pigments have problems with clotting.
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Profile of Merlin!
Seems funny doesn't it, we can put a man on the moon, send a space probe 3 times as far away as pluto, cure many life threatening illnesses, but we can't make a white ink permanent marker.
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Profile of RoyHolidayMagic
I recommend the "marks-a-lot" markers. Sharpies smudge on cards unless they are given a few seconds to dry. Marks-A-Lot don't smudge at all.
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Profile of HiveMind
I'm thinking about trying Marks-A-Lot for that reason.
Thanks for the suggestion.

But as for the fine point, I punch it into a notepad
a few times until its a little frayed. Makes it wider
and I don't have to wait for it to get like that
naturally. Never really consindered that a problem.
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I have found a regular sharpie to be best for me, I want that signature to be seen by everyone when I reproduce the card. Also the regular sharpie is what the "Sharpie we use" is made with. For those of you that do not know about this very quietly kept item, it is a pen through anything made from a sharpie, and the gimmick is by far the best out there of any of them.
I was so estatic when I found that this was out there, that I bought 3, so I am set for life. If you are interested check out Empire magic in NY, or Denny in MD. If my memory serves me correctly, they are made in MD.
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Profile of Spatula545
Who other than magicians would buy a white sharpie? Also if you want a sharpie with a broad stroke just flaten the tip a liitle bit.Marks-A-Lot are a little too thick for my taste but "to each his own".

Can someone send me more info on the gimmicked sharpie? thanks my email is:
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Profile of elgranmago
I live in France and can´t find Sharpies. I use a Pilot CD Marker. They are manufactured in Japan. It´s great. Dries immediately. Smile
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Profile of davidcarlo
Anyone ever see the "sharpie we use" effect around anymore? Had one but lost the tip. It is a "pen thru anything " made with a sharpie and is perfect when use a sharpie for other routines
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Profile of leefoley3
I agree with the member that likes the silver Sharpies. Snatched some as soon as I saw them. I like the fact that the ink is metallic. Just a slieght movement and your audience should be able to see the signature, etc. That is unless you're performing in front of hundreds which I realize some of our members do. Opinions, opinions...gotta love 'em! Smile
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