Now that we have entered the last month of the year & Christmas is fast approaching I've started to think about sending cards. Although I'm spoilt for choice for something to write with I usually just pick up something from the nearest desk tidy but have decided to break with tradition this year & give Metallic Pens & Markers a whirl.
Here are 5 of my favourites
Sharpie Metallic Silver Marker
Sharpie are arguably one of the most popular markers around. I like the fact that they are great on both light & dark paper, it means I can zip through my card writing session without having to change pens when I come across different coloured card. These Sharpies have a fine 1.4mm nib, the ink is quick drying, so no fear of smudges when they are placed in the envelope immediately after writing. They are non toxic & water resistant, no need to worry the address may wash off when out for delivery on a wet winters day.
Manuscript Callicreative Metallic Gold & Silver Italic Marker Twin Pack
Manuscript are known for high quality products which are all developed in house. The Callicreative Metallic Gold & Silver Markers have long lasting 2.4mm square cut fibre tips. The ergonomic grip makes them comfortable & easy to use. They come in a handy resealable blister pack with straightforward instructions should you fancy trying your hand at italic writing.
These pens are are available in a wide range of colours, so if you want something a little different from the seasonal silver & gold, you can choose from 14 different shades including pink, purple & emerald. These gel ink rollerballs write a smooth consistent line, they are waterproof, fade resistant & will write on glossy surfaces, ideal for cards that so often have shiny paper. The Gelly Roll range have 1.0mm tips that write a 0.4mm line & the non toxic ink meets ASTM & ACMI safety standards.
Artline Softline 1900 Metallic Gel Pen 1.0mm Tip
They may not be as well known as some other manufacturers, but having been around almost a century Artline's makers Shachihata know a thing or two about pens. The Softline 1900 Metallic Gel Pens are available in silver & gold. They have a durable 1.0mm tungsten carbide ball & soft comfortable rubber grip & the dyestuff water based ink is xylene free.
Uni-Ball UM-120NM Signo Metallic Colour Gel Ink Pen 0.8mm Tip
This rollerball has a 0.8mm tip that writes a broad 0.5mm line. They are available in 8 vivid colours including a festive bronze. The acid free ink is quick drying & looks opaque on both white & coloured paper.