I have a strange fondness for Sharpies and have several at home, both fine and ultra-fine. I like their nice sharp line, smooth writing feel, and their permanence. This last quality has proven handy not just for writing but for covering bleach stains on a black hoodie and scratches on the arms of my sunglasses.
First introduced in 1964 (their logo still has a charmingly retro flair), Sharpies are the original permanent marker. In the last few years, I’ve noticed that the Sharpie range has expanded from the traditional black marker with a grey barrel and black cap to being available in a variety of colours with different formulations. The colours are great but what has really piqued my interest are the ones labeled “no bleed through”. Because that, my friends, is the Sharpies’ greatest flaw – they bleed through almost all paper.
So do the “no bleed through” Sharpies really live up to the name? The answer is yes! Same nice line and comfortable feel without the bleed through to the other side of the page.
If Sharpie were a person, they would be a reliable middle aged man with a penchant for self-improvement and neatly trimmed hair that is dyed black.