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Sharpie Cosmic Color Permanent Marker Review

Sharpie Cosmic Color Permanent Marker Review

(Sarah Read is an author, editor, yarn artist, and pen/paper/ink addict. You can find more about her at her website and on Twitter.)

Sharpie is a household name--like when you ask for a Kleenex when you need a tissue. When you need a permanent marker, the odds are good you're asking for a sharpie. In the past, I've turned to them more for utility than for fun. I've labeled boxes, school supplies, children's clothing. But now, in this analog renaissance, Sharpie is still doing what it does best, but with a new fun twist.

Sharpie Cosmic Color Permanent Marker

Now you can get dozens of colors in a variety of tip sizes, and my favorites yet are these Ultra Fine Cosmic Colors. These markers have the ultra fine tips of my favorite fineliners, but with the magical formula that is Sharpie ink. It's quick-drying, permanent, fade-proof, water-resistant, and non toxic. The colors are bright and vivid. This set has Aqua, Boysenberry, Jupiter Read, Navy, and Venus Green. It's a great variety, and the 12-pack has bunches more of these bright, modern shades. Of course, Sharpie ink does have its downsides. It smells awful. Even these teeny tips emit headache-inducing fumes. And, the ink bleeds through most paper. The pigment soaks right through like a hot knife through butter. So these aren't great for any project where you want to use both sides of your paper.

Sharpie Cosmic Color Permanent Marker Tip

The 5-pack is $6 and the 12-pack is $14 at JetPens, so it's great value you're getting, especially for the quality of these pens. The markers are very well built in the traditional Sharpie grey plastic, with the Sharpie brand logo in black. The caps and endcaps are in the color of the ink, so it's fairly easy to see what color you're reaching for. The caps snap closed and post securely. The one thing I don't like about Sharpie's build is the plastic clip. It's molded as part of the cap. There's no spring to it, just the bend of the plastic. They don't stay clipped to things very well at all, and the clips are prone to snapping off.

Sharpie Cosmic Color Permanent Marker Colors

Still, they're the best permanent markers I've used, and now that I can get them in fun colors with truly fine points, I'll get more use out of them. There's nothing better than when the best tool for a job is also a fun one.

(JetPens provided this product at no charge to The Pen Addict for review purposes.)

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Sharpie Cosmic Color Markers
Posted on January 24, 2019 and filed under Sharpie, Pen Reviews.

Sharpie 80s Glam Permanent Markers Winner

I tell you what, I couldn't have scripted the winner of the Sharpie 80's Glam Permanent Markers better if I tried. First of all, I have a favorite number that a few of you have caught on to over the years, and lookie what popped up on this afternoon:

Sharpie random

So, congrats Jesse!

Sharpie winner

And for all of you 80's fans, you know what is coming next (spelling be damned!):


Sorry Jesse - it had to be done! Leave me a comment on this post and send me an email with your mailing address and I will get your pens out ASAP!

Thanks to everyone who entered!


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Posted on June 23, 2011 and filed under Giveaways, Sharpie.

Sharpie 80s Glam Permanent Marker Pens Giveaway


I am a child of the 80's so I thought it was pretty cool when I saw the new Limited Edition Sharpie 80s Glam Permanent Markers show up at JetPens. How can you resist colors like Argyle Green, Banana Clip Yellow, Jellie Pink, Leg Warmer Orange, and Valley Girl Violet? I know I couldn't resist grabbing all of them to giveaway. One winner will take home all five limited edition pens - here is how to enter:

***Note: I have shortened the default duration of the giveaway window. Please take note below.***

1. Leave one comment on this post anytime between now, and Wednesday night at 11:59 PM Eastern Time.  You are limited to one entry. This contest is limited to US residents only.

2. Please follow @jetpens on Twitter and "Like" JetPens on Facebook. This is not mandatory, but I sure would appreciate your support! Feel free to follow me @dowdyism as well.

3. For this contest, I will pick one winner at random from the comments section of this post.  The comments will be numbered in the order they are received, i.e. the first comment is #1, the second #2, and so on.  The Random Integer Generator at will be used to pick the number of the winner.

4. The contest winner will be posted on Thursday, June 23rd.  The winner will have one week to email me at the address posted in the right sidebar.

Thanks and good luck!


Posted on June 21, 2011 and filed under Giveaways, Sharpie.