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Quality Erasable Whiteboard Markers.

  1. Jun 14, 2015 #1
    Was wondering if anyone here knew of quality white board markers. I do not like expo brand markers (cheap quality), these are for my personal use. I do not mind paying a bit more for quality. Ie I use tombow mono 100, lumograph, blackwings as my writing pencils.

    I remember a professor had a set of markers, that looked like retractable giant pens. They looked like good quality. When you where done writing you could retract marker tip. Thanks.
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  3. Jun 14, 2015 #2

    George Jones

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    I am curious ... What don't you like about Expo?

    Over the last four years, I have done a lot of lecturing using whiteboards (approximately eight one-semester courses). My department stocks Expo and Staedtler markers (both cheap) for instructors to use, and I like Expo better than Staedtler. Expo markers write more smootthly and erase much more easily, but Staedtler markers last longer.

    I don't know of any instructors who buy their own higher quality markers.
  4. Jun 14, 2015 #3
    They have a strong odor, they tend to run out fast, color is vibrant but during the course of a week it fades and eventually dies. I do like Expo, but want something a bit higher quality. I'm picky about writing tools. Ie write with a modern day ticonderoga (the vintage ones are great btw) and use a Hi-Uni. The difference is nite and day.
  5. Jun 14, 2015 #4

    Stephen Tashi

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    Have you tried Palomino pencils?
  6. Jun 14, 2015 #5
    Yes, prefer the blue Palomino over the 602. Golden bear is also a nice budget pencil. My favorites are the Tombow Mono 100, Black Warrior (made in USA), General writing, and tombow dragonfly.
  7. Jun 14, 2015 #6

    Vanadium 50

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    Expo makes scented markers, which have a strong but less chemically smell. You may prefer them. (I don't - the apple smells like a bad apple-tini)
  8. Jun 14, 2015 #7
    Haha, at the bad apple-tini. Will give these a try, has anyone had success with refillable markers?
  9. Jun 15, 2015 #8

    Stephen Tashi

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    One thing the Dixon Ticonderoga HB pencil got right is the eraser. So many erasers on pencils don't erase on printer/copier paper, which is the kind of paper that I always have handy. The Ticonderoga eraser works on such paper.
  10. Jun 15, 2015 #9
    Yeah, the ones with the tomahawk eraser are really nice, hard to find tho, and the eraser does not erase.

    Have you tried the faber castell eraser( it is green and it has the same name as there flagship pencil). Best eraser I ever used.
  11. Jun 15, 2015 #10


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    I don't know how fastidious you are about putting the cap back on when you're not using them, but if you aren't, they don't last as long. I've been using Expo markers for quite a few years, and they last much longer than a week for me. I usually have four of different colors that I keep with me. As soon as I have finished whatever I'm writing, I put the cap back on, and take it back off when I'm ready to write something else.
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