Best Dry Erase & Wet Erase Markers in 2020



U Brands Low Odor Magnetic Double Ended Dry Erase Markers With Erasers, Bullet Tip, Assorted Colors, 6-Count Review:


As the kids have grown, we have used whiteboards (both handheld and wall mounted) in our homeschool more. And with little kids in the house, leaving a marker laying in the tray of the whiteboard is a bad idea. Thus, these are GREAT for us. Markers always at hand to make a list on the board, or practice spelling on the whiteboard, or demonstrate math solutions on the whileboard. But able to be placed high enough out of the day of the curious 2 yr old who will color the sofa!

Good bright colors! Caps stay on. Last a long time. The eraser tips are nice too though seem to fall out with use over time. Have bought more because they are so good!



Expo 80675 EXPO Low-Odor Dry Erase Set, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 7-Piece with Cleaner Review:


Gosh, this was cheap on Amazon. Who needs more than 3 colors for a dry erase board full of to-do's or honey-do's anyway? We received 5 colors, a small bottle of cleaner and an eraser that was so light it must be made of styrofoam. These fine point pens are great for writing anything on a medium or small dry-erase board. The chisel tips are so fat that you need more space - such as on presentation boards or in the classroom. Since we bought a new board, we have used these pens and they all write extremely well and fairly true to color (green is always the worst - sort of a light minty color). The bottle of fluid hasn't been used yet, but the eraser is so light I thought it must be a freebie, but I think Expo was serious! Anyway, for the near Add-On Item price, this was the real deal at a fraction of the cost, so for that, it gets five stars.



EXPO 16078 Vis-A-Vis Wet-Erase Overhead Transparency Markers, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 8-Count Review:


I have always had a place in my heart for Vis-A-Vis wet erase markers since I used to watch my teachers write with them on our overhead transparencies. Yes, that is dating me quite a bit, but even in more modern times, these brilliant markers are a special niche that I find invaluable with all of our dry erase surfaces that we use from chore charts to calendars to hidden picture games. For example, we use a huge whiteboard/dry erase calendar to manage our myriad of medical appointments and, because I have to change things a lot on the calendar, I prefer to write the more 'permanent' information (dates/month/etc) in wet erase marker, but the appointment information in dry erase. That way I can change out appointments without having to worry about the dates of the calendar needing to be rewritten. Similarly with our kids and their dry erase chore charts, I write the details that are more static...like their names and the chores in Vis-A-Vis Wet erase markers and let them check off their chores in dry erase stuff. It works brilliantly!



EXPO Dry Erase Marker Starter Set, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 6 Piece Review:


These are your standard dry-erase markers with an ultra fine tip. I really like being able to write at a normal size on my Quartet Whiteboard, 24 x 18 Inches, Silver Aluminum Frame (S531) at home. They work great and have lasted almost a year already.

The fluid and the eraser has worked as expected as well.

Included in this set are:
*7 ultra fine tipped markers
*standard white board eraser
*small bottle of cleaning solution

Pros:
*Markers last a long time
*Everything functions like it should
*All one pack

Cons:
*None

Additional Considerations:
Be aware this is an ultra-fine tip. If you want standard-size dry erase markers look elsewhere.

Overall: 5/5 stars (>=.5 rounds up, <.5 rounds down) => 5 stars

If you have any further questions regarding the product in my review please leave a comment below and I will get back to you as soon as possible.



EXPO Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 8 Pack Review:


I seriously love these markers. I teach junior high math, and go through multiple sets throughout the year. As students share their work on the board, they love to pick a color to show what they are doing. There are also certain things I put on the board, and having it color coded helps them immensely. Being able to differentiate between ideas, thoughts, people, etc. is so much easier with colors. My own children (ages 8, 6, and 2) love that they can draw pictures on my boards when they come help me lesson plan.

Although I do go through multiple sets per year, these markers last well. Some colors are easier to see writing with--dark blue, dark green, purple dark brown, and black can be seen well from the back of the room. Pink and light green are great for color-coding but not for writing. The other colors are great for some writing and explaining, but not lots of printing things that must be copied. The students' favorites tend to be orange, and magenta, since those colors can't be found in any other classrooms (sometimes, kids even steal/borrow these colors because they want to use them on their locker white boards... they really, really, really like them!)

If I leave the color on my board for a long time (2 or more weeks), or my classroom gets really cold (under 60), I have a hard time erasing, but write over it with a fresh coat of marker, and it comes off. These erase best with expo erasers, and occasionally I clean my board (like every 2 months) with expo cleaner. Other than that, there's not much need to clean it, as these markers erase cleanly, and don't leave a huge mess.

I would recommend this pack for anyone with a white board who likes color.



EXPO Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted, 16 Count Review:


I seriously love these markers. I teach junior high math, and go through multiple sets throughout the year. As students share their work on the board, they love to pick a color to show what they are doing. There are also certain things I put on the board, and having it color coded helps them immensely. Being able to differentiate between ideas, thoughts, people, etc. is so much easier with colors. My own children (ages 8, 6, and 2) love that they can draw pictures on my boards when they come help me lesson plan.

Although I do go through multiple sets per year, these markers last well. Some colors are easier to see writing with--dark blue, dark green, purple dark brown, and black can be seen well from the back of the room. Pink and light green are great for color-coding but not for writing. The other colors are great for some writing and explaining, but not lots of printing things that must be copied. The students' favorites tend to be orange, and magenta, since those colors can't be found in any other classrooms (sometimes, kids even steal/borrow these colors because they want to use them on their locker white boards... they really, really, really like them!)

If I leave the color on my board for a long time (2 or more weeks), or my classroom gets really cold (under 60), I have a hard time erasing, but write over it with a fresh coat of marker, and it comes off. These erase best with expo erasers, and occasionally I clean my board (like every 2 months) with expo cleaner. Other than that, there's not much need to clean it, as these markers erase cleanly, and don't leave a huge mess.

I would recommend this pack for anyone with a white board who likes color.



EXPO Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Fine Tip, Assorted Colors, 12 Pack - 86603 Review:


KEEP READING UNTIL THE END. My initial impression of these markers were less than exciting. The colors weren't vibrant and I was especially disappointed with the red marker. It seemed as though they were old and running out of ink, the red one looked like a washed out pink stain.

Because I wasn't able to return them, I asked Amazon if they could be replaced. They did, no questions asked and I received it the next day.
However the new markers were the same.

I noticed about an hour later that the color had completely changed for the better! Why? Because I stored my markers cap-side-down. The red especially blew me away. It was crystal clear.

Another fantastic quality about these low-odor markers is that it really is low-odor! My nose can't stand the regular smell of expo markers. These were great, wrote thin and sharp, and had great color in the end.

Ta for now~



EXPO 86001 Low Odor Dry Erase Marker, Fine Point, Black (Pack of 12) Review:


KEEP READING UNTIL THE END. My initial impression of these markers were less than exciting. The colors weren't vibrant and I was especially disappointed with the red marker. It seemed as though they were old and running out of ink, the red one looked like a washed out pink stain.

Because I wasn't able to return them, I asked Amazon if they could be replaced. They did, no questions asked and I received it the next day.
However the new markers were the same.

I noticed about an hour later that the color had completely changed for the better! Why? Because I stored my markers cap-side-down. The red especially blew me away. It was crystal clear.

Another fantastic quality about these low-odor markers is that it really is low-odor! My nose can't stand the regular smell of expo markers. These were great, wrote thin and sharp, and had great color in the end.

Ta for now~



EXPO 1884309 Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Ultra Fine Tip, Assorted Colors, 8-Count Review:


I was frustrated that the "fine" tip versions of marker were too thick and didn't allow for much information to be written down clearly. I am so happy to have found the ULTRA FINE tipped version with a firmer tip, that may hold up to daily use. Fine tipped version would frustratingly get flattened and smushed and then write too thickly.

These ULTRA FINE pens are so much better than the "fine" to fit in small spaces. I measured the ULTRA FINE writing lines to be about 1mm wide. And the "fine" pens are easily 2mm+ depending on if the tip of pen is in new condition or smushed from too much writing pressure. All pens were functioning and not "dry." We have used them for a 2-3 weeks now.

These pens arrived on time and are awesome to use. We are a busy family (cub scouts, soccer, other school events) with 2 sets of the DREAM PLAY magnetic calendar. (found on amazon). This allows for 8 weeks of events that can be written down at once and the old week gets moved to the end to be used for future events!! These pens allow each activity to be clearly listed.

Colors are all vibrant and dark enough to read. The green, pink and orange are medium saturation. Black, brown, blue, purple and red are the darkest & easily read with good contrast. You could assign each person a color if you wanted. Inks are easily wiped off with paper towel and maybe occasional use of white board cleaner.



U Brands Low Odor Magnetic Dry Erase Markers With Erasers, Medium Point, Assorted Colors, 6-Count - 520U06-24 Review:


These markers work great for the small metal dry-erase board we have attached to our fridge.

Do NOT store them tip facing up vertically with magnet at the top. If you do this the colour will quickly get weak and you'll think they've dried up, but they haven't, the ink has just run into the pen due to gravity.

Store these pens vertically with the tip down (the magnet is easily strong enough on my metal board) and they'll be strong, consistent colours, and work well every time.

Be aware that depending on how they were stored at the warehouse and in transit there is a chance that they may not write correctly when you first take them out of the pack. If you're having issues I suggest you store them tip-down for a day or so and then try again.