JetPens presents a White Ink Pen Comparison. Part two: markers. In Part One, we explored white ink gel pens and the many ways they can be used. Now, let’s take a look at white ink markers. With their large tips, white ink markers are great for making eye-catching, high-contrast signs and posters. They typically work best on glossy or less porous matte paper, since more absorbent papers like construction paper can suck up the ink, making it appear less opaque. For best performance, many of these markers need to be shaken before use, then primed by pushing the tip down on a piece of scratch paper. White ink markers aren’t just limited to writing on paper, however. They can write on just about any non-porous surface, including plastic, glass, ceramic, and metal. Our most popular white ink markers include the Sharpie Water-Based Paint Marker, the Uni Posca Paint Marker, the Raymay fluorescent Board Marker, the Marvy Uchida Bistro Chalk Marker, and the Sharpie Oil-Based Paint Marker. Among these five, the Sharpie Water-Based Paint Marker and the Uni Posca Paint Marker are the most opaque and versatile, performing well on a wide variety of papers and other surfaces. The Raymay Fluorescent Board Marker and Marvy Uchida Bistro Chalk Marker are less opaque, but they have the added feature of being able to write on chalkboards. They erase easily with a damp cloth. There are two types of white Sharpie markers. Both are water and fade resistant. The Sharpie water based marker contains a thicker paint-like ink which is perfect for outdoor projects. The Sharpie oil-based marker contains ink that writes on almost any surface including plastic and a fine tip that is great for detail work. From signs and posters to chalkboards, window art, DIY projects, and home decor, the possible uses for white ink markers are almost limitless, and people are discovering new and creative ways to use them all the time. Explore the creative possibilities of white ink markers at JetPens.com If you haven’t already, be sure to check out part one of this white ink pen comparison, which covers white ink gel pens.