SANFORD CORP. Sanford Gold & Silver Coat Metallic Markers

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There is GOLD in them there Hills !!!

Aug 3, 2003
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Pros:Permanent ink, writes on any dark surface

Cons:hard to get off your skin, will dry out quick if cap is left off

The Bottom Line: How do you use your SHARPIE?


Over the years I have used about every brand of SANFORD Sharpies. After seeing the commercials for the new metallic Sharpie where it was so easy to write directly on a video tape without using a label, I knew I had to have one.

Two days ago I happened to notice them in the "back to school" aisle when I was grocery shopping, so I picked up two packages. I knew my 12 year old would taken them if I didn't buy him his very own package! While the info here at epinions lists the price as around $5.00 they were only a $1.99 for a twin pack [one gold, one silver].

ACCORDING TO THE PACKAGE

This is a Permanent marker Perfect for marking dark surfaces! *Bright bold metallic ink provides maximum impact * Permanent on most hard-to-mark surfaces such as glass, metal, photos, foils, coated paper and most plastics * Not for use on cloth

As our kids are getting ready to go back to school in a few weeks, my son pulled out all his new school supples and began to write his name on just about everything. {including some things I would have rathered he didn't mark on} but that is how kids are I guess. He loves to draw so he used the metallic pens to create artwork on his notebooks, back pack, and lunch box. He also "painted" the buttons on his PS2 controller gold and silver!

I didn't have any real need for the markers at this point, but of course I had to try them out on various surfaces including, a video tape, my day planner, and some useless doodling on a composition book I keep handy for quick notes to myself. I was very impressed with the quality of the ink on different surfaces. The odor is not as strong as with some Sharpie pens I have used in the past, but will still have a slight pungent oder. Why anyone has to sniff a marker is beyond me, but it's just something stupid we do for some reason. Almost like a baby will put anything in their mouth they pick up, for whatever reason, it's typical to smell a marker!

MY THOUGHTS

I'm sure these pens will come in handy for many uses. That is if I can keep my son from redecorating his room and furniture with them! I especially like the idea of using them to write on video tapes as for some reason I can never keep up with the labels that come in the box. They worked great labeling my sons school supplies with a bright twist instead of the usual black Sharpie pen I have always used.

Now I wouldn't get any wild ideas such as using them for a permanent eye shadow or tattoo and I better be quiet or I'll find that Mike has drawn a Nascar advertisement on his arm or leg. Hopefully he won't read this review and get that idea. The permanent ink is very hard to remove from skin, as I did get a small splash of silver on my finger that plain soap and water didn't touch. However, if you do find that you have some ink on your skin or clothing, rubbing alcohol will remove most of it.

One slight Problem that I did find today was that you can NOT leave the cap off or it will dry up. Mike had somehow left the cap off his silver marker for several hours and it was totally dry. He tried running water over it which most likely contributed to the problem, but it will not write at all now. So, make sure after use that you replace the cap tightly.

GUARANTEE

SANFORD guarantees complete customer satisfaction and replacement. If your new SHARPIE product fails to perform properly, simply return it to SANFORD 2711 Washington Blvd. Bellworrd, Illinois 60104 Attnt: Consumer Service.

Sharpie markers are available in black, red, blue, green, purple, orange, yellow, brown, aqua, berry, lime, turquoise, and metallic gold and silver.


Have fun with these new pens, I would love to hear from other users with craft ideas or tips. If you get a Christmas Card from me this year, I'll address it with a pretty gold and silver pen in my best handwriting...


Recommend this product? Yes


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