These Sharpies feature a retractable design for easy one-handed operation. There's no cap to remove or lose; a convenient click top opens or closes without struggle. Filled with quick-drying ink that's AP certified non-toxic, each and every marker creates a vivid, long-lasting mark on plastics, glass, metal, tape, and, of course, paper.
Sharpie RT markers are so versatile, you'll wonder how you lived without them. Use them to color-code and date folders that hold important, time-sensitive documents, or simply re-organize a messy office refrigerator by labeling everyone's look-alike plastic container. These markers also come in handy for initializing kids' jackets and backpacks before they head off to school. And they're ideal for creating labels for plastic bins that hold toys, tools, or seasonal clothing.
Developed by the Sanford Ink Company, which was founded in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1857 by Frederick W. Redington and William H. Sanford, Jr., the Sharpie Fine Point marker hit the market in 1964. It quickly became known as the first pen-style permanent marker that could write on almost any surface--from glass, wood and stone, to plastic, metal and, of course, paper. Endorsed by celebrities like NBC talk show hosts Johnny Carson and Jack Parr, the Sharpie marker quickly gained prominence.
In the late nineties and early 2000s, the company introduced Sharpie markers in a variety of new, fun colors, including aqua, berry, turquoise and lime. By the end of 2002, over 200 million Sharpie markers had been produced, enough for approximately two Sharpie markers for every household in America!