Mark It, Dude: TUL Ultra Fine Point Permanent Markers
I really like Office Max TUL products, particularly their markers. While I haven’t made the ultimate commitment by investing a set, I am moving in that direction after carrying on an affair with the black marker.
The barrel is aesthetically pleasing; substantial, but not too bulky. I also dig on loop on the cap, which fires another shot across the bow at pen thieves everywhere. Clip this bad boy to a lanyard or a hungry alligator and you’re gonna let folks know you mean business.
Now this pen does possess a mild odor when you initially uncap it. It’s noticeable, but nowhere near as offensive as Sharpie markers. The bleed through is minimal and the paper really has to be quite thin and cheap – like loose leaf paper. But who really does anything with any conviction on notebook paper? Well, you know, over the age of ten.
Like the Bic Mark-It, one of the great things is the ability to purchase these markers individually. It takes a really impressive pen – these most certainly are – to get me to buy a whole set. Still, regardless of how impressive, it’s unlikely I’m going to go ga ga at the inclusion of filler colors like ashy shades of orange, drab yellow and chalky browns.