Bic Mark-It Permanent Markers
Every time I go into a big box office supply store I spy a display for Bic Mark It Permanent Markers. One of the stores I frequent even has a little Mark it self serve bar, which houses both fine and ultra fine markers in what appears to be their best selling colors.
I was already pretty sold on these pens upon realizing they do not possess the usual strong marker odor. But I haven’t been urged to purchase them because I found the price point a bit too much for a product I believe to be of limited use.
While digging through my box of also rans I found one in Tuxedo Black and decided to give it a whirl.
The barrel is nothing special and looks similar to the Bic Roller Grip. But it’s pretty awesome they differentiate between the fine and the ultra by cap color. The fine line cap is the same color as the ink and the ultra fine line is the same color of the barrel.
In terms of writing and ink quality, again nothing special here. A perfectly serviceable marker and I do like the range of colors available for purchase. I also like the idea of making my own sets, thus not being loaded down with orange, yellow or ashy blues/greens.
I found it to bleed through thinner paper, but do okay in my paper journal and on index cards. If I sound less than thrilled about these pens, it’s probably because they just feel a bit boring for my usual tastes, and don’t make up for it in either performance or style.