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A Closer Look At.. Montana ACRYLIC

Everybody here at Marker Supply has been excited about adding several new brands to our store this summer. Our most recent addition, Montana Cans, is definitely worth checking out- especially by urban artists, sign painters, muralists, mixed media composers, and designers of all kinds!

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Take a closer look at the Montana ACRYLIC paint line…

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MONTANA ACRYLIC PAINT MARKERS

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The newest line of water-based paint markers in the Marker Supply store- Montana ACRYLICS. Featuring a selection of vibrant colors modeled after the Montana GOLD spray paint line, including bold “Shock” colors, shining metallics, glowing fluorescents, earthy tones, and various grays. Empty markers and refill inks also make it possible to mix your own custom colors too!

Available in 5 tip sizes (with alternate tip styles available separately). Find super tiny tips for the finest of details, wide tips for calligraphic lettering, fine tips for outlines, jumbo tips for quick coverage of surface areas, even split tips that give a multiline effect.

See the different markers and the nibs that fit each one:
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The high-quality paints in Montana ACRYLIC markers are waterproof, lightfast, highly-pigmented, and quick-drying. They are suitable for a variety of projects and surfaces including walls, windows, wood, canvas, metal, shoes, and more! Replaceable valve-action tips give a smooth, well-controlled flow of paint so you can apply like a pro. Marker barrels are transparent so you can easily view the levels of paint left inside. When you run out of paint, just fill them back up!
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MONTANA ACRYLIC PAINT REFILLS

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Another great feature of Montana ACRYLIC that lots of other paint markers lack is that they are refillable! Use the 25ml or 180ml refills to always keep a fresh supply of paint in your markers.

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The 25ml refill bottle can also be turned into a special “dauber” tip marker with the 10mm round cloth applicator tips! See the tip pack, which includes lids, HERE.

These bottled paints don’t have to be destined for just markers either, they work well with paintbrushes and airbrushes too!

The refill paints are also where the fun of color mixing comes in. Grab a few different shades and combine them to create your own custom colors unique to your project! There are empty refill bottles, empty markers, and widemouth jars available to help with the blending process.

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How to refill a Montana ACRYLIC marker:
1- Unscrew, to the left, the top section that holds the nib.
2- Use your fingernail to help remove the next section, with the valve system springs.
3- Add the refill paint to the open marker. Only fill the barrel 3/4 of the way full, to leave room for the valve system part.
4- Press the valve system section back in and make sure it is tight.
5- Screw the nib section back on, to the right, and make sure it is securely tightened.
6- Prime the nib by pressing up and down on a test surface.

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MONTANA ACRYLIC VARNISH GLOSS

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Montana ACRYLIC Varnish Gloss is used to further protect and seal your painted artworks by keeping them extra water-and-abrasion proof.

Varnish Gloss also enhances the visual effect of the Montana ACRYLIC paint colors, and helps to color match them with the Montana GOLD spray paint color line. It can also be used to create depth and intensify how light interacts with your designs.

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MONTANA ACRYLIC EMPTY MARKERS

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An exciting feature of the Montana ACRYLIC line- and an often-requested item that finally made its way to the Marker Supply store- empty barrel markers! Now you can create the exact color you need, diluted to the exact consistency you like, with whichever marker tip size you want.

The transparent plastic of the barrel allows you to easily see inside your markers to check paint levels and colors. They are available in 5 marker sizes, as well as empty 25ml and 180ml bottles.

**To get the best performance out of these markers, we recommend using them only with water-based acrylic paints.
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MONTANA ACRYLIC REPLACEMENT TIPS

replacementtipgroupblogIf ever you run across the issue of a dried out, worn down, or otherwise damaged marker tip- you can simply pull out the old one, and pop a new one right in its place!

The selection of replacement tips also includes some that don’t come on the regular markers, such as the extra fine .5mm, the 6mm slanted chisel, and split “multiline” tips, so you can further customize your marker by changing the tip to suit your writing and drawing style.

You can also convert the 25ml paint bottles into markers by adding the 10mm rounded cloth tip.

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MONTANA BLACKBOOK A5 LANDSCAPE SKETCHBOOK

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A helpful tool for artists of all kinds, this hardcover sketchbook features 144 pages of 120G coated white paper that works with pencils and markers. Measuring only 6 x 8.5 inches, it fits easily in your workspace, and is perfect to take on-the-go for drawing out your designs wherever inspiration hits.

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We hope you enjoy the many possibilities of the Montana ACRYLIC paints and artist tools. If you have any artwork done with these markers, feel free to post your projects on our social media or tag us with #markersupply!

Keep an eye out for more brands and products being adding soon to the Marker Supply store! 🙂

 

 

$1.00 Marker Clearance Sale!

Did you know that Marker Supply has a nice variety of markers for $1.00 or less?!?

The best place to find these deals is the Marker Supply Clearance Section. Lots of pens and markers find their way here for one reason or another- whether they’ve been discontinued by the manufacturer, they’ve become overstocked, the set they’ve come from has been broken apart, or they are just being taken out of our inventory to make room for new things. Nonetheless, these are still awesome items that you can now score for an awesome price.

Some of our best dollar deals right now:

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ZIG MILLENNIUM PENS

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This colorful part of the Zig Memory System range comes in 6 fine tip sizes. Millennium pens work well for everyday writing, journaling, planners, and more!

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ZIG PAINTY OIL-BASED MARKERS

The Zig Painty markers have been known for their unique colors. Some of them have now been discontinued and we are giving you one last chance to grab these colors for just a buck each! These are oil-based markers that can be used to permanently mark on numerous surfaces.

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PRISMACOLOR ART STIX

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Art Stix are colored pencils, only they are square-shaped and have no outer wood shell! These fun tools are great for artists of all types and all ages. Use them at any angle, or trim them to mark however you like!

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ZIG WRITER

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Certain colors of the Zig Writer can be found on sale for only $0.98 each! The Writer markers have a fine tip on one end, and a medium bullet tip on the other. Nice for writing and coloring! Water-based ink won’t bleed through most papers and is safe for kids!
(Note: These colors MUST be ordered from their special sale page to get this pricing.)

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WINK OF STELLA GLITTER MARKERS
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These special pens from Zig lay down some shimmery glitter along with their colors. The fine plastic tip gives you great control over where you mark. Try them with cardmaking, or use them to add a fun look to your coloring book pages!

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KOH-I-NOOR MULTICOLORED PENCILS

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A unique pencil with a blend of 3 colors in 1 tip! These mosaic leads give your coloring a whole new look!

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ZIG FINE & CHISEL MARKERS

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These double-ended markers are perfect for colorful lettering, various papercrafting projects, and even as highlighting/underlining tools. Also available in fun season-themed sets! Another great discontinued marker, so get them before they are gone!!

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POSTERMAN CALLIGRAPHY

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A smaller, square-style chisel tip version of the popular Zig Posterman markers. Not only nice for calligraphy style writing, but works for other lettering and coloring in small spaces on chalkboards, windows, posters, and more!

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ZIG DRAWING PENS

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At just $0.75 each, these handy Drawing Pens from Zig are great tools with a range of 6 fine line tip sizes. Black pigment ink works well for sketching and writing! (Also find the Zig Artist Sketching Pens for under a dollar too!!)

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ZIG CALLIGRAPHY PENS

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Whether you are a fan of slanted chisel tips (oblique) or flat chisel tips (square), the Zig Calligraphy pens are great for multiple lettering styles and work well for beginner or advanced calligraphers!

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Find all of the above markers, and more, at markersupply.com for $1.00 or less!

Keep in mind with these discontinued items that availability of certain colors will become limited. And once we run out, they’ll be gone! So hurry and grab your favorites while ya can!

Keep your eye on the super sale section to find more great deals as they come!

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

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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!