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Old 02-02-2008, 07:50 AM   #1
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Default Yellow felt pens for highlighting text

The yellow felt pens I can buy at local stores are useless. They use a very light yellow with an almost iridescent quality. The ink is invisible under some artificial light, or just hard to read under others. Also, they all have firm chisel tips. This kind of tip requires holding the pen at a perfect angle while using.

Once upon a time, there were yellow felt pens with nice fat rounded tips and a shade of yellow that was dark enough to easily spot on the page. I can't find them anymore. Does anyone know a source for these?
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I don't think they make them any more. I've tried looking for the fat ones too. All I can ever find are the "chisel tip." Even Sharpie has gone chisel tip and they used to be the best thing around. Good luck finding them. If you do, let me know.

   
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I think I found something that will work. I looked in a section of a local store that has art supplies for children. I found some broadline markers from RoseArt. I had to buy a pack of 10 colors to get 1 yellow. It's not as fat as I remember them, but it might be fat enough to work. And it's a darker yellow that will be easier to see.

OTOH, I'm still open to suggestions. I'd rather not buy 10 different colored pens to get 1 yellow pen.
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Why do you want only yellow? I use a range of colors, mostly yellow and pink, some orange and green, occasionally blue. I buy them either separate or in a five-pack with five different colors.

The bright yellow tends to go darker with "age" (on paper, not in the pen).

   
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Why do you want only yellow?
Personal preference. Although I would not mind having a broadline cyan marker too.
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andrew: Once upon a time, there were yellow felt pens with nice fat rounded tips and a shade of yellow that was dark enough to easily spot on the page. I can't find them anymore. Does anyone know a source for these?
Would a "Bic Brite Liner" do the trick? That's what I have--it's pretty old though--and I did a search for [bic +'brite liner'] (no brackets) and they sitll are sold--Staples carries them...

Another place to look might be at either Michael's or a full fledged art supply store...

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We use those at work all the time. You can't see them if copied on a copier, but they have angled tips. They are called highlighters, and you should be able to find them at any office supply store. We get ours at Office Depot. Here's an example of what we use. This particular one has a slightly thinner tip than I like. I can't remember, offhand, the brand of the ones I like best, but they have a thick, angled broad tip.

   
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The highlighers I was telling you about also come in Cyan, irridescent pink and green I think. We generally just use the yellow, though.

   
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Also, they all have firm chisel tips. This kind of tip requires holding the pen at a perfect angle while using.
Would a piece of sandpaper sort out the tips?

   
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Would a piece of sandpaper sort out the tips?
This might be good to try on the cyan markers. The ink it not a problem with them.

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