Review: Rose Art “Super Tip” Markers
I spied these Rose Art Washable Markers while debating whether or not to pay fiddy cents more (and be rewarded with ten less markers) for the Crayola Super Tips 20ct cohab-ing in my shopping cart with a box of knockoff Maple and Brown Sugar instant oatmeal.
My love and loyalty to store brands stems from the childhood shopping habits developed while living in Germany. I shopped at the PX and Foodland – a store similar in musical preferences and layout to Rite-Aid – frequently and was pretty much relegated to purchasing the AAFES brand product as they were often the sole option. Plus who wanted to take their chances with a dusty scratch and dent box of Clairol hair color with a picture of a model rocking a beehive?
While not outright stating it, these markers are a dupe for the Crayola Super Tips in design and performance. Though, honestly, I’m not sure what flights of fancy super tip markers are expected to perform. It is similar to a bullet point nib, or it is when I get through with it.
What I like about these markers is the vivid colors. They are saturated and the ink doesn’t pool on the page if you’re not a user quick on the draw. The only issue I have – and it’s a minor quibble – is the ink colors are not on the barrel. Then again, maybe this is an opportunity for me to have fun OPI-fying the ink colors myself. This would probably result in some clever sounding names, but it’s doubtful I’d get any real work done.
The Bottom Line:
• Comparable to Crayola Super Tips in performance
• Brilliant colors, though no names on the barrel
• Set of 30 costs less than a 20ct set of Crayola Super Tip Markers
• I have no idea what problems “super tips” solve, how they enhance marker performance or what “super tips” mean for you weekend.
• This set will make you about three bucks poorer.