My kids and I love coloring with markers. I recently replenished my stash of markers through back-to-school sales. However, some of the workbooks that my daughter uses during her homeschool kindergarten lesson have shiny pages, and regular water-based markers tend to smear. When recently offered the chance to review a 100-count set of Super Markers from US Art Supply in exchange for my honest opinion, I eagerly accepted the opportunity. I have been extremely pleased with the other US Art Supply products that I have tried, so I was eager to try the markers.
Price and Design
US Art Supply Super Markers currently cost $29.96 on Amazon. With a full rainbow of 100 unique eye-catching colors, each marker costs roughly $0.30, which I consider quite reasonable for high-quality writing utensils. Each marker features a user-friendly dual-tip design with a 0.7 millimeter fine tip for detailed lines and a 3 millimeter tip for bold thick lines. Each marker is two markers in one! Conforming to ASTM D4236 and EN71, Super Markers are kid-safe, non-toxic, water-based, and acid-free. US Art Supply offers a 100% lifetime satisfaction guarantee.
I have always considered markers my favorite coloring utensil. Even now as I color in my adult coloring books, I still love using markers. As soon as my set of Super Markers arrived, I started coloring in one of my new adult coloring books. Although my books are one-sided, I did put a sheet of wax paper behind the page that I was coloring to prevent bleed-through. I am super glad that I did because Super Markers can bleed through a regular sheet of paper just like any other marker. I do not consider bleed-through a negative, however, because all my other markers also bleed through to the other side of thinner paper.
The set of 100 Super Markers offers a full rainbow of colors. I will note that, although the different colored caps imply different colors, I have found that a lot of the shades are too similar to discern a difference in color. I can tell the difference between most of the markers, but a few are too similar in hue. However, with 100 markers, the set offers me pretty much every color that I could want. My daughter especially loves all the shades of pink!
In addition to the 100 markers, the Super Markers set also comes in cardboard packaging that doubles as a display case. I ended up throwing away the box so that I could put my markers in a smaller container with a secure lid. While taking the markers out, I did notice that the lids sometimes got stuck in the box, which I found a little annoying. However, I consider marker caps that get stuck in the packaging briefly a minor irritation with a simple solution.
While I started out using my Super Markers in some of my new adult coloring books, I quickly discovered that these water-based markers work extremely well for my daughter on the pages of her glossy kindergarten workbooks. As she started working on her new lessons for the school year, my daughter quickly became frustrated when her other markers smeared all over the glossy pages. On a whim, I gave her one of my Super Markers to try. The ink glides on the shiny paper smoothly and dries quickly! I honestly would buy another set just for my kiddos to use in glossy workbooks.
I really love the dual tips on the Super Markers. While the set technically comes with 100 markers, you really get twice as many! The smaller tip is perfect for fine details and writing. My daughter uses the smaller tip to write in her glossy workbooks. I really like the thicker tip for coloring. The ink glides on smoothly. I have found that I do need to be careful not to go over a single spot too many times or the paper gets too wet, but the same problem could occur with any water-based marker. Overall I am quite pleased with my set of 100 dual-tipped Super Markers from US Art Supply.
If you are shopping for a large set of markers that work well on glossy paper, I definitely recommend the 100-count set of kid-safe, non-toxic, water-based, acid-free Super Markers from US Art Supply. Each marker features a user-friendly dual-tip design with a 0.7 millimeter fine tip for detailed lines and a 3 millimeter tip for bold thick lines. The large set offers a rainbow of colors. While I started out using mine in some of my new adult coloring books, I quickly discovered that the markers work extremely well for my daughter on the pages of her glossy kindergarten workbooks. I also love the dual-tips, which are good for writing and coloring. I have found another US Art Supply product that I really like in my new set of Super Markers.
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US Art Supply Super Markers Review © 2016 Heather Johnson
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