If you’re anything like me, then you appreciate the difference between a high quality marker and an average, run-of-the-mill marker. As an avid visitor of stationery shops, I have spent a significant amount of time admiring and testing out various pens, pencils, etc.

Some of my personal favorite pens are the Sakura Pen-Touch Paint Markers. Although the markers come in a myriad of colors, including the entire rainbow spectrum, my own favorites are the the copper, gold, and white. They are available in three sizes: X-fine (a 0.7mm tip), fine (a 1.0 mm tip), and medium (a 2.0 mm tip), and refills can be bought separately.

The ink smoothly glides from the cartridge onto the paper, creating beautiful, seemingly-effortless letters. The pens are waterproof, fade-resistant, low-odor, and adhere permanently onto most surfaces. The white marker is especially great, as it appears as a white opaque on most dark surfaces. These markers work wonderfully for art projects, school posters, calligraphy endeavors, or for spicing up any otherwise mundane paper.

- Cara Elzie, Riverside Christian School, 12th grade