ARTEZA Fineliners Fine Point Pens, 72 ct

Last updated date: November 18, 2019

DWYM Score
9.5

ARTEZA Fineliners Fine Point Pens, 72 ct

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Overall Take

If you've been sensitive to marker odors in the past, you'll want to give the ARTEZA Fineliners Fine Point Pens, 72 ct a try. Not only is this set of markers odorless, but it's also acid-free. Its triangular design provides an ideal grip and makes the markers easy to use, even if you are left-handed. Additionally, the fine tip works well with tools, such as rulers and compasses. In our analysis of 34 expert reviews, the ARTEZA ARTEZA Fineliners Fine Point Pens, 72 ct placed 2nd when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
10.0
4 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.7
587 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The Arteza extra fine point pens come with a 0.4 mm tip which is clad in a hard metal casing. This gives them the right amount of durability and precision while working with rulers and stencils.
- Architecture Lab
June 24, 2018 | Full review
The Fineliners’ pens cap colors are sometimes not the same color as the pens and set doesn’t come with a color chart.
- Better Lawns & Garden
August 27, 2019 | Full review
The ARTEZA have a specially designed triangle barrel that won’t roll off tables and feature a comfort grip, perfect for left or right-handed users. The acid-free ink is odorless, great for people with sensitivities to smell, and we like that the 0.4mm tip is protected with hard metal casings for added durability.
- Spy
August 1, 2019 | Full review
Non-smudging, odor-free & acid-free ink. Ideal for left-handed use.
- Fheart
November 3, 2017 | Full review
What experts didn't like
Take this set of 72 ergonomic fine tip markers and let your imagination run wild. Markers are super fine, comfortable and easy to grip, sturdy, and comes with a 100% money-back guarantee.
- Better Lawns & Garden
August 27, 2019 | Full review
Customers complained that the pens are not labeled with the color and wish the set came with a color chart. Many customers noted the colors on the cap of the pens were not an accurate representation of the pens’ actual color of ink.
- Spy
August 1, 2019 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

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Overall Product Rankings

Ohuhu Dual Tips Permanent Markers, 40 ct
1. Ohuhu Dual Tips Permanent Markers, 40 ct
Overall Score: 9.6
Expert Reviews: 9
ARTEZA Fineliners Fine Point Pens, 72 ct
2. ARTEZA Fineliners Fine Point Pens, 72 ct
Overall Score: 9.5
Expert Reviews: 4
Mr. Sketch Scented Markers, 12 ct
3. Mr. Sketch Scented Markers, 12 ct
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 2
Crayola Broad Line Markers, Bulk 256 ct
4. Crayola Broad Line Markers, Bulk 256 ct
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 2
Shuttle Art Alcohol Marker Pens, 30 ct
6. Shuttle Art Alcohol Marker Pens, 30 ct
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 0
Crayola Dual-Tip Ultra Fine Brush Markers, 32 ct
7. Crayola Dual-Tip Ultra Fine Brush Markers, 32 ct
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 4
Crayola Fine Line Markers, 40 ct
8. Crayola Fine Line Markers, 40 ct
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 3
RoseArt SuperTip Washable Markers, 100 ct
9. RoseArt SuperTip Washable Markers, 100 ct
Overall Score: 8.1
Expert Reviews: 2
Crayola Washable Super Tips Markers, 50 ct
10. Crayola Washable Super Tips Markers, 50 ct
Overall Score: 7.9
Expert Reviews: 2

An Overview On Markers

Markers are not only excellent for creating a variety of art projects. They are also handy for labeling your children’s clothing before they go off to camp, listing the contents and expiration date on the leftovers you’re placing in a freezer bag and making a bold yard sale sign that will attract traffic to your yard sale.

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Which type of permanent marker set you choose is dependent on the type of project you’re using it for. Here are a few suggestions for what to look for while you shop for a new set of markers.

Begin by examining the marker’s cylinder. Large cylinders are best for tiny hands to hold, while adults would do best with a slim cylinder, as that allows for more control. Others, like the ARTEZA Fineliners Fine Point Pens, 72 ct, have a triangular cylinder that keeps them from rolling off your kitchen table.

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Consider the number of markers needed and how many different shades there are in the set. For example, you may come across a marker set that has 100 markers. However, some of them may be duplicate colors, and others may have shades that are more subtle. This is fine for a classroom of children, but not for someone looking to create a piece of art.

Make sure the chemicals used to make the marker set are non-toxic, especially if you plan on giving them to children. The product will either say “non-toxic” right on the packaging label or contain an AP certification symbol instead, like the Mr. Sketch Scented Markers, 12 ct.

You’ll also want to make a choice regarding water-based vs. alcohol-based markers.

“Markers like the Crayolas you grew up with are water-based,” says artist and middle school art teacher Amy Markham. “These are inexpensive, but limited in their abilities. Most artists prefer alcohol-based markers because they blend easily, offer bright colors, dry faster and don’t leave streaks.”

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Review the marker’s tip to ensure it will draw the type of line you need. “There are broad tips, brush tips and fine tips with a range of sizes and shape in each of those,” says Markham. “Broad tips are good for laying down large areas of color, where a fine tip will be best for detail. Brush tips are very versatile and can create both thin and thick lines as can chisel tips.”

Check that the ink resists bleeding through the paper you’re drawing on. The Crayola Broad Line Markers, Bulk 256 ct, for example, are water-based and designed not to bleed.

Look for any extras that the marker set may offer. You may find a package of markers that also comes scented. Another bonus you may come across in your search is a set of markers that comes with its own container. This eliminates the need for you to have to buy a storage bin.

DWYM Fun Fact

The first markers trace all the way back to 1910 when Lee Newman sought a patent for his felt-tipped pen. By the ’50s, there were several different types of markers on the market that were used for a variety of tasks. Today, we have everything from dry erase markers that can be wiped away when used on a special whiteboard to permanent markers that leave their marks in place for a long period of time.

You may be wondering what ingredients are needed to create a permanent marker. In addition to the ink and colorant, markers require the use of a solvent. It is the solvent that moves the colored ink down the marker’s cylinder and out the tip, so that you can draw or color with it. Original marker models used a solvent, like xylene, that had a strong odor. They were also toxic. Since then, other methods have been discovered that are less harmful. Today, you’ll most likely notice a certified non-toxic label on the markers’ product packaging.

Surprisingly, permanent markers aren’t actually permanent. If you drew a mural on a piece of wood and displayed it in your front yard, for example, the ink would eventually wash away. You’d need to paint the masterpiece with a sealant to better preserve the ink.

The Marker Buying Guide

  • Always use care when working with permanent markers, as the ink will stain any clothing it comes in contact with. If you do get a smidge of ink on your favorite shirt, spraying the stain with hairspray and blotting the area is your best bet at removing it.
  • Should any of the markers in your set dry out, you don’t need to throw them out. You can actually restore them using a few tricks. First, stick the tip of the marker in a bowl of warm water and wait five minutes before removing it. Let it air dry just enough for the water to evaporate, but not the ink. Your marker should then be ready for use. Second, drip two drops of white distilled vinegar over the tip of the marker if the water wasn’t enough. Wait a few minutes before checking that the marker is again ready for use. Third, dipping the marker’s tip in rubbing alcohol works the same as the vinegar tip above.
  • One way to recycle old markers is to find a new use for them. For example, you can take the marker’s cap off and use it to cut out small circles from a lump of Playdough, or use a bunch of caps to make a jump rope. You can also take the marker’s tip and set it in a bowl of water to create watercolors that can be used for painting.
  • Acetone can be used to remove permanent marker ink that accidentally gets on a glass surface.
  • While most markers are sold in a storage box, they aren’t always sturdy. If your box rips or comes apart, you can use an alternative storage method. They actually make marker stands and marker trays, but zipper pouches and small plastic containers work just as well.
  • If you narrow your choice of marker sets down to two, look to see if either one has a satisfaction guarantee. This way, you’ll be able to request a refund if the markers don’t live up to your expectations.
  • When shopping for markers, it is important to consider how many markers you get in each set. The Mr. Sketch Scented Markers, 12 ct and the Ohuhu Dual Tips Permanent Markers, 40 ct are going to cost less than the ARTEZA Fineliners Fine Point Pens, 72 ct and the Crayola Broad Line Markers, Bulk 256 ct, as they contain a significantly lower number of markers.