Happy New Year everyone! I hope you had a great Christmas and New Year. I’ll begin posting regularly again now. 🙂
I am in love with Sharpies. They come in all colors; they are bright and fun to write stuff with. The same time I got my Gold Metallic Sharpie I bought a five-pack of the Neon Sharpies for $5 from Staples.
The five colors that come in the pack are: yellow, green, blue, orange and pink. The are undoubtedly bright, and the package claims the ink glows under a black light. Since I don’t own a black light, I haven’t tested this but once I do I will let you know.
I have used these Sharpies for everything: I’ve drawn, colored small shapes in, written and decorated. These Sharpies are a big hit with me, they have everything I love as far as color and getting five colorful markers in a five pack. The life of the pen is a big thing for me, I like to have my pens and markers last me a while. So far these markers are doing wonderfully: The ink is still bright and consistent with no drying out as I use them. A+ markers, I highly recommend them.
A few months ago, I bought a Gold Metallic Sharpie marker. It cost $2.50, which I thought was a little expensive. But it’s a brand name sharpie, and I thought the Gold Metallic color was cool, so it was worth it.
I used the marker immediately when I got home. I wrote fancy words with it, taking care not to press to hard so I didn’t ruin its tip. The Sharpie worked great for a little over month or maybe two and I absolutely loved it. I didn’t use it everyday, and when I did use it, I used it only for adding detail and writing more fancy words.
Recently I found that my Gold Metallic Sharpie appeared to be drying out. I kept it stored with my other Sharpie markers in a coffee mug on my desk. When I would use my Sharpie the ink would be spotty, and wouldn’t be as bold in color as it was, just as if it was drying out. I kept the lip pushed on all the way, so I didn’t know what was causing this.
After looking my Sharpie over, I found that it proper care instructions were to ‘Store Tip Down’. It had been stored whichever way it happened to fall when I tossed my Sharpie in with the rest. I kept my Sharpie tip down, hoping that the ink had just gone to the other end of the pen. I didn’t use the pen for a few days.
I took the pen out to test it and it was still the same as before. To this day I’m not sure what’s wrong with my Sharpie; if it’s because the Sharpie Company put less ink in to make more money, or what’s wrong. I asked a friend of mine about it, who had the same marker, and she said the same thing has happened to hers as well. It’s disappointing.
If I see the Gold Metallic Sharpie ever go on sale, I’ll most likely buy one so I can use my favorite marker again. Having the ink run out so quickly was really disappointing; especially for the price I paid. But I still love the color. Overall, it’s a good idea, but life of this pen is not anywhere near the life of other markers or pens.
So, now that you know about the ink problem I’ve had with the Sharpie, do you think you will get one or not? Have you had this problem with the Gold Metallic Sharpie, or any other ones?