For this month’s Try It Tuesday, it is an office supply marker showdown.
I love office supplies. Pens. Markers. Pencils. Paper. Notebooks. I love it all.
When it comes to buying markers, my favorite brand is Sharpie.
When I saw Bic Markit on sale, I thought that they were just as good at Sharpie (at least they looked that way a first glance).
In the beginning, it seemed that Bic markers were a great, inexpensive alternative. They wrote just as smoothly. The permanent ink did not fade. I could write on any surface type. Both are available in many different colors and widths.
My SHARPIE markers have never failed me as long as I keep the top on tightly (which I do).
My Bic Markit markers (which are not as old as the Sharpie) were dried out when I went to use them. I was in shock. This was not supposed to happen. Markers are not supposed to have an expiration date. When I use all the ink in the marker, I understand. But these were new out of the pack. Granted the pack was 3 years old, but I never had an issue with Sharpies drying out.
Despite the fact that the BIC markers were cheaper, they lost MAJOR points because they dried out before I had a chance to use them.
Office Supplies Showdown Winner: SHARPIE