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POSCA Art & New Sets!!

Some of our favorite and best-selling markers here at Marker Supply are the Uni Posca Paint Markers.

They are available in a variety of colors and tip styles- so you can always find just the right fit for each project you do!

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Poscas use water-based acrylic paint that marks on just about anything! Metal, wood, glass, plastic, chalkboards, stone, posters, canvas, fabrics, even things like surfboards!  The paint is opaque and can be applied over the top of other colors once dry. Marks will be permanent on porous surfaces like paper and wood. On hard surfaces like glass and chalkboards, the paint will be waterproof, but can be cleaned off with a standard household/glass cleaner. The paint in Posca markers is non-toxic, odorless, and Xylene-free,  so they can be enjoyed by kids too!

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POSCA ART AT PAPERWORLD / CREATIVEWORLD

GERMANY – JANUARY 2017

A few folks from the Marker Supply team attended the Paperworld & Creativeworld fairs in Frankfurt, Germany last month.

The Posca section had some incredible art on display!!

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We LOVE this giant “Heroes” collage painting done with Posca markers by the talented artist Ernesto Novo.

 

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A live-action Posca painting being done by French artist Nadège Dauvergne.

 

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You can easily get lost looking at this incredible mandala-style painting made with colorful Poscas..

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NEW SETS!

We’ve recently added several new sets featuring the Posca markers- making it quick and easy to start or grow your collection!

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Find them HERE at MarkerSupply.com!

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We are impressed time and time again by all the different artists we see using the Posca markers.

Are you a fan of these versatile paint pens? What’s your favorite surface to use them on?

Let us know what you think and feel free to share your artwork- we LOVE to see your markers in action!

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Marker Supply Shipping Policy Highlights

Ordering items online has definitely become a convenient way of shopping. But after you click that “place order” button, you still have to rely on the company to ship your items to you. At Marker Supply, getting your order to you as quickly, as easily, and as affordably as possible is very important to us.

Find out more information about these areas of our shipping policy:

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ORDER PROCESSING / HANDLING TIMES

A major part of our customer service at Marker Supply is our “same day handling” times. We do everything possible to get your order out the door the very same day it is placed.
To help ensure this happens, make sure your order is placed as early in the day as possible.
-For First Class/Priority Mail (USPS) orders, place before 12:00 noon Central Time.
-For UPS/FedEx orders, place before 4:00pm Central Time.
This will allow us enough time to process, pick, check, and pack your markers before our mail is picked up. If an order is placed after office hours, over the weekend, or on certain holidays, it will not ship out until the next business day.

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LOCAL ORDER PICKUP

If you are in the Nashville area and would like to pick up your order at our warehouse, you are welcome to do so! We are located in Metro Center at 240 Great Circle Road, Suite 334. In the comments section of your order, just type “For local pickup” or you can call us with your order.
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SPECIAL DELIVERY INSTRUCTIONS

Have a special request of where you’d like the shipping carrier to leave your package? Just type a note (i.e.- “Leave on back porch”, etc.) in the comment section of your order when you check out and we’ll make sure the instructions get written on your box.
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TRACKING YOUR PACKAGE

As soon as you place your order at MarkerSupply.com, you should receive an email confirmation that includes a tracking number. You won’t be able to start tracking your package until the mail carrier picks it up from our warehouse at the end of the day and scans it into their system. This could take up to 24 hours to update. After that, you can keep an eye on its whereabouts until it reaches you!
*Note to customers outside the U.S.: See the International Shipping section for details on tracking numbers.
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BACKORDER SHIPPING

If an item in your order is out of stock, you will be sent a backorder email notification.
In most instances, the available part of your order will ship out, and the backordered item(s) will ship separately at a later date, as soon as they arrive to our warehouse. You will never need to pay extra shipping costs for divided backorder shipments.
In some situations, we may contact you to discuss other options that may better suit your needs. If you have specific requests on how to deal with potential backorders, leave them in the comment section of your order.
*Note on backorder payment processing: For credit card orders, you will only be charged for the items that are available to be shipped. When the backordered item(s) are processed, you will then be charged for the remainder of your order. For PayPal orders, you will be charged the entire amount right away.
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SHIPPING TRANSIT TIMES

How long your package takes to reach you depends on where you are located, which shipping method you choose, and sometimes other factors such as holiday/weather delays, etc.

Our Marker Supply warehouse is located in Nashville, TN.
Use these maps for an idea of shipping times to your area:

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Note: These are not guarantees, just a fairly good estimate.

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CLAIMS FOR LOST/DAMAGED PACKAGES

If you suspect your package may have gotten lost in transit, and you are not able to determine its whereabouts by looking up the tracking number, please contact us.
If your package arrives damaged, let us know. It is also helpful to send us photos of the damage.
We will file claims with the shipping carrier for you with these issues.
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“HAZMAT” SHIPPING RESTRICTIONS

The contents of some markers we carry are considered by shipping companies to be “Hazardous Material” (or “HAZMAT”), and are seen as potentially dangerous products to send through standard mail. This includes oil-based markers, some alcohol-based markers, and aerosols.

 On these product pages, you’ll notice an icon like this. If your order contains a HAZMAT item, you will not be able to select certain shipping methods (like First Class and Priority Mail) that restrict these items.

Note: Products in aerosol cans are never able to be shipped in the air and must always use a ground method.

*New shipping method!* The previous option used for sending HAZMAT items often caused shipping rates to be extra high, even for a small number of markers. We are happy to now offer FedEx Smart Post. Use this option when your order contains HAZMAT markers and weighs less than 10 lbs. and you could save a lot on shipping costs!
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$3.99 FLAT RATE SHIPPING

Marker Supply has a special flat rate shipping option for qualifying orders. Your order can be shipped for just $3.99 if it meets the following requirements:

*Order must subtotal $50 or more.
*Orders must be shipped to an address within the continental United States.
*Orders must be placed online. Phone & email orders are excluded.
*Orders can not contain Elmers Foam Board.

If you are eligible for flat rate shipping, you will see it as an option during the check out process.
Flat Rate packages will be shipped using a standard ground method and can take 2-7 business days to arrive (most shipping carriers do not operate on weekends).
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NEXT DAY / 2nd DAY AIR SHIPPING

If a time comes up when you need your markers ASAP, you can select an expedited shipping method.
*Keep in mind during the weekend: If you choose 2nd Day or Next Day Air and the delivery day falls on a Saturday, you will need to call us the day you place your order before 4:30pm Central Time to set up this special service. There may also be an additional charge for Saturday deliveries. Packages are never delivered on Sundays.
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INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING

Marker Supply ships orders all over the world. If you are located outside of the United States, keep the following in mind:
*Some countries are excluded from our shipping area. If you do not see your country on the list when you check out, please contact us.
*You may be required to pay tariffs, duties, taxes, etc. You will be responsible for these costs and they are not included in your shipping rate.
*Marker Supply cannot label your package as a “gift” to avoid your customs charges.
*Please be patient waiting for your package to arrive. USPS First Class International Mail can take up to 28 BUSINESS days (weekends and holidays are not included in this count). Priority Mail International can take up to 15 BUSINESS days.
*Note on International tracking numbers: USPS Priority Mail International will provide you with a tracking number that will track your package until it is delivered at its destination. First Class International Mail will provide you with a tracking number, but does NOT guarantee tracking all the way up to delivery. You can use this tracking number to look up your package at your local post office.
*If your package is refused, you will be refunded for the cost of your items, but not postage costs.
*You cannot file a claim for a lost package until 45 days after the date your items were shipped.
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FURTHER QUESTIONS?

If you ever have any questions regarding shipping, contact us at shipping@markersupply.com or call us at 866-354-9431. (Business hours are 8am-5pm Central Time).

Happy December!!

While 2014 is coming to an end, there is still plenty going on in this final month of the year!!

‘Tis the Season for Gifts!
For the month of December, and while supplies last, Marker Supply will be including a free marker gift with every order! We appreciate your business and are happy to share some of our favorite markers with you. Enjoy!
Also, if you are still searching for the perfect gift for an artist or even a potential artist that you know, MARKER SETS are great for beginners and pros alike! We have a large variety of different sized sets featuring various kinds of markers & pens that make great gifts! And remember Marker Supply Gift Certificates are available for those that are hard to shop for!

Winter temperature warning
BRR!! In most places, the weather has gotten chilly outside as we head into the winter season, so please take care of markers that don’t do well in the cold! Make sure someone is able to claim packages quickly if delivered & left outside your door, don’t leave markers too long in a cold vehicle, etc.- as freezing temperatures can damage certain markers and pens.

Shipping reminder!
Ordering marker gifts for the holidays? Be sure you consider transit times when placing your order. The Shipping Info page on our website has a handy map and chart to help you plan for getting your markers in time! And remember, FREE standard shipping on all domestic U.S. orders over $50 until December 23rd!!

Holiday Marker Crafts?
The holidays are fast approaching and we want to see some of the awesome holiday crafts your markers are making! Send us photos of your decorated ornaments, cards/envelopes, etc and we could feature them in a section of our blog or on Marker Supply’s Instagram! A great opportunity to share some inspiration with others! Write a little something about your project & the markers you used to make it and send photos to emjae@markersupply.com.

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Some great markers we recommend for creating special holiday cards & crafts:
*ZIG Wink of Stella Glitter Markers
*Sakura Gelly Roll Pens
*ZIG Scroll and Brush Markers
*ZIG Calligraphy Metallic Markers
*Pebeo Porcelaine Paints and Markers
*ZIG Fudebiyori Metallic Brush Markers
*ZIG 2-Way Glue Pens

*and plenty more to mention! Head over to the website and browse around!

HOLIDAY SEASON SPECIAL!!

It’s that time of year again! To say thank you for being our valued customers, Marker Supply is offering free shipping* from Thursday, November 27th to ­­­­­­­­­­­Tuesday, ­­­­­­­­­­­December 23rd!!

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*For all orders of $50 or more, shipping within the Continental United States via First Class Mail, Priority Mail, or UPS Ground- shipping will be FREE!!

Find all the information for Holiday Shipping on our Shipping Info page, including a chart showing transit times for shipping your order- so if you are ordering a gift, you can make sure it will reach you in time!

Also please note our holiday hours!
Marker Supply will be closed on Thursday, November 27th and Friday, November 28th.
Orders placed on these days will be processed when we reopen on Monday. We will also be closed on December 24th, 25th, 31st, and January 1st. Please keep this holiday calendar in mind when placing your orders, as nothing will be processed or shipped on these dates.

Have a safe and happy holiday season!

 

What’s New??

Welcome back to the Blog!
It’s been a while! Lots of things have been happening here at Marker Supply and we are excited to get you all back in the loop…

While the blog is busy getting a makeover, we’ve also been in the midst of adding a bunch of products to our website- so keep checking the NEW PRODUCTS section to see what’s new! You’ll find brand new items, as well as new colors and sets of the products you already know and love!

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Find the Zig Posterman & Woodcraft markers in new multicolor sets, unique colors in our newly-welcomed KRINK line, a pocket watercolor sketch box for painting on the go, FUDEBIYORI metallic brush pens for a fun look especially on dark papers, special sets geared towards Manga and Comic artists, Gelly Rolls with neat effects, and MUCH MORE!

Also, make sure to visit our clearance section to find some great sales on great markers!

Keep checking back here at the Marker Supply blog to get more updates about new items and sales, see examples and get ideas of how to use our products, share your artwork, enter contests to win some awesome prizes, and plenty more to come!

Stay tuned!

Kick off Summer with bright new Elmer’s Painters!

New Elmer’s Painters colors are here! Colors as fresh and bright as a perfect summer day. What will you create with these fun new shades?

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Hollywood for Habitat for Humanity

Hollywood for Habitat for Humanity, an entertainment industry partnership
with Habitat for Humanity, recently they held an event in Los Angeles, CA.
Celebrities from every area of the entertainment industry came out to
support the cause.  We were happy to help this cause by providing the event
with markers!

After participating, each celebrity signed the hard hat they had used with a
Decocolor marker. The hard hats are currently being auctioned off to raise
money for the cause on http://www.clothesoffourback.org/habitat.  The
auction will run through March 6th at 5:00 pm PST with 100% of the proceeds
helping to build more affordable homes in Greater Los Angeles.

U2 Autographed Hard Hat

Decocolor markers are a great choice for autographs.  They give a permanent
mark that is available in a wide variety of bright, bold colors.  Not to
mention they are weatherproof, lead free, and acid free.  If you don’t
believe us just ask Ricky Martin!

Ricky Martin Autographing His Hat

For more information on the Decocolor markers visit the “Paint Markers
section on MarkerSupply.com

MarkerSupply a Hit at This Year’s NACA Annual Convention

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 booth set up encourages students and campus staff to try the Posterman markers themselves.

The booth set up encourages students and campus staff to try the Posterman markers themselves.

MarkerSupply employees Molly and Danielle are enjoying running the booth at this year's convention.

MarkerSupply employees Danielle and Molly are enjoying running the booth.

Attendees enjoy trying out the markers and showcasing their school spirit!

Attendees enjoy trying out the markers and showcasing their school spirit!

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!

Posterman Chalkboard Art Adds Flair to Grocery Store Special

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.

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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!

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

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!