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Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 15 1:14 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Nick wrote:
You won't find a lab without them.


Thankfully our hound doesn't know how to use pens yet. I do find Sharpies are good for plant labels and the pens don't seem to run out quickly like many other markers.

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
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Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 15 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Step away from the Christmas Cracker jokes.

dpack



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 15 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    



sharpies are good but so are brushes ,fingers and chinagraph crayons depending on the surface to be marked

for papermache i would probably go for brush and paint .

ps brushes are as varied as pigment mixes ,crop tip for dots works well and for non run dots a thickish pigment mix is best.

wellington womble



Joined: 08 Nov 2004
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Location: East Midlands
PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 15 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Treacodactyl wrote:
Nick wrote:
You won't find a lab without them.


Thankfully our hound doesn't know how to use pens yet. I do find Sharpies are good for plant labels and the pens don't seem to run out quickly like many other markers.


Ours got hold of a lipstick once. I thought there was blood everywhere....

dpack



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 15 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

bagel found a lippy on a bus,i had a similar panic

earthyvirgo



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 15 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

They're good but I find they run out quite quickly.
(I use them for the base drawing on my black and white linocuts).

EV

tahir



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 15 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I think pentel are better

Slim



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Location: New England (In the US of A)
PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 16 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sharpie also makes an "Industrial" version if you're working with a solvent that takes away normal sharpies

sean
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 16 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

tahir wrote:
I think pentel are better


Yeah, but you like Kenwood mixers...

Nick



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 16 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sean wrote:
tahir wrote:
I think pentel are better


Yeah, but you like Kenwood mixers...


And Volvos.

lorrayne



Joined: 17 Dec 2004
Posts: 210
Location: Hampshire
PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 16 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Where else can you post about a pen and get a couple of jokes, an insight to another downsizers preferences and a couple of sensible answers - love it !
Thank you
L

tahir



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 16 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I don't think you'll find a Volvo useful in the reproduction of aboriginal art, the chef on the other hand is one of the most versatile tools ever invented...

gythagirl



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 16 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Chef Chef Chef. Er, Sharpies...love'em, though contrary to a previous post, I've found they DON'T make good plant markers - much to my dismay when I found pots of seedlings with indistinguishable leaves and labels!

Slim



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 16 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

gythagirl wrote:
Chef Chef Chef. Er, Sharpies...love'em, though contrary to a previous post, I've found they DON'T make good plant markers - much to my dismay when I found pots of seedlings with indistinguishable leaves and labels!


Nope only short term labels of starts in the greenhouse. Even the industrial fades in the sun. Graphite Pencil wins out for that usage.

wellington womble



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 16 11:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

tahir wrote:
I don't think you'll find a Volvo useful in the reproduction of aboriginal art, the chef on the other hand is one of the most versatile tools ever invented...


Only if you you cater for industrial quantities. It won't mix a three egg cake mix.

I find sharpie works fine for plant labels. I even recycle them from one year to the next.

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