Trader Joe’s chalkboard artist Mei-Ling knows what it takes to attract customers’ attention for in-store advertising. Mei-Ling handcrafts each board’s eye catching design using ZIG Posterman and Woodcraft markers. The array of colors available provides the perfect palette from which to choose when crafting such elaborate and attractive boards. Complementary colors allow for shading and creative lettering to ensure the wording on each advertisement stands out effectively. When coupled with witty and beautifully crafted graphics, these boards become true works of art. We appreciate Mei-Ling sharing her talents with us!
Marker Supply customer Marshall Fuld recently made a trip to Nashville to watch his favorite hockey team, the New York Rangers, play the Nashville Predators. Marshall is an avid hockey fan who enjoys collecting pucks signed by players. This hobby is what drew him to Marker Supply, and he frequently orders Zig Painty Markers because of how well they show up on the hockey pucks. Before the Rangers vs. the Predators game, he and Marker Supply Owners Al and Alberta Allen attended a pre-game radio show broadcast with special guests Predators players, #14 Radek Bonk and #12 Martin Erat. Marshall had both player sign Predators pucks and gave them to Al and Alberta as gifts. See for yourself how well the Zig Painty works!
The fine tipped Zig Painty comes in 50 colors, and the medium tipped Zig Painty comes in 55 colors. These oil based markers are perfect for writing on a variety of surfaces. Purchase a few for your arts and crafts projects!
This week at Opryland Hotel here in Nashville, college and university students from across the U.S. are gathered for the NACA (National Association of Campus Activities) Annual Convention. MarkerSupply is fortunate to be a vendor in the event’s Marketplace, and we’ve been enjoying promoting our Zig Posterman products to this enthusiastic clientele! Each day, attendees browse through hundreds of vendors, and MarkerSupply seems to be a favorite. Students and campus staff from a variety of colleges and universities are enjoying testing out the markers on glass, whiteboards, chalkboards, and paper. After visiting the booth, they are passing the word on to other attendees to drop by, too. Check out a few shots from last night’s Marketplace session:
The Posterman’s versatility make it the perfect marker for college and university campuses. Once messages written on glass, whiteboards or chalkboards dry, they will stay in place until removed with household cleaners, such as Windex. From advertising events to creating posters for the big game, Posterman won’t disappoint! Markers can be purchased individually or in sets. Visit our online store to place your order today!
Whole Food chalkboard artist Melissa Swanson recently shared with us a few pictures of the boards she designs using ZIG Posterman markers. “I like how they cover nicely and can be used to do brush-like texture,” Melissa explains.
Her boards for the St. Paul Whole Foods draw attention to seafood and deli specials through creative use of color and design.
If you are inspired to create your own chalkboard art, you can find everything you need in our online store. Posterman markers come in a variety of colors, styles, and sizes, and we carry chalkboards as well. Visit the store today!
This weekend, thousands of runners and walkers will gather in Nashville for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. MarkerSupply is proud to support the effort by donating funds received from the sales of pink sharpies. To date, we’ve sold 128 markers, and 100% of the proceeds are being donated to this race, as well as the upcoming Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. Please continue to help us support these worthy causes by adding a pink sharpie to your order today!
Who says baby showers have to be boring? Recently, the ladies hosting a baby shower for Al and Alberta’s (MarkerSupply’s owners) daughter, Brigid Katselis, decided that the anticipated arrival of her first child should be celebrated in style. Among the many fun and creative games the girls had guests participate in, the onesie decorating contest was a favorite. Knowing that onesies are a must for any baby’s first year, providing unique onesies became the focus. Each shower guest was provided with a plain white onesie and Marvy Fabric markers to create wearable art for the soon to arrive Makena Katselis. Though the guests’ artistic ability varied from basic to beautiful, all of the onesies will be a reminder to little Makena and her parents of the friends and family took time to create them.
This idea could also be easily adapted for children’s birthday parties or other celebrations. Visit our store to see the variety of colors Marvy offers to help you decorate any fabrics!
It’s that time of year when students, teachers, and parents across the country begin preparing for another school year. This year, let us help make purchasing supplies easier. We have a variety of products that are perfect for an array of school use.
For teachers, we carry both chalk boards and melamine boards that are ideal for the classroom. Though not as large as regular chalkboards, these boards are useful for posting materials needed for class each day, daily homework, reminders or missing work. Both Zig Wet Erase and Illumigraph markers and Sakura Permapaque markers work well with the boards.
For students, we can help all ages-elementary to college level-be prepared with our products. Prismacolor markers and Prisma color colored pencils can be used for every day assignments, as well as serious art projects. We carry duel-tipped markers, as well as fine tipped and chisel tipped. The Prismacolor pencils range from a basic product to the more specialized lightfast pencils and watercolor pencils. Due to the color availability, these pencils are a favorite of architecture students and artists! We also carry several brands of paint markers that are ideal for class projects and posters advertising class or school events. Visit our store to peruse the markers Elmers, Zig, and Posca offer.…
Sanford Brand writing products are dedicated to fighting breast cancer, one marker at a time. With their “Write for Hope” campaign, Sanford plans to donate up to $250,000 to the City of Hope for breast cancer research. Here at MarkerSupply, we, too want to help this very worthy cause. For every pink Sharpie you purchase, we will donate all of our proceeds (fifty cents per marker) to help breast cancer awareness and research.
Current statistics state that “approximately one in eight women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime”, meaning most people will have a family member or friend who has been or will be affected. In my own family, both my mother and grandmother are breast cancer survivors. Therefore, we’ve learned how truly essential it is to fight for this cause. The more we can help raise awareness and fund research, the more lives we can help save.
Each month, we will report on our blog how much money we have raised. We will also let you know how the money is donated. Please consider adding a pink Sharpie to your MarkerSupply orders today!
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