Label your drinks and glasses. Or marking your jars, spice bottles, a message on the coffee cups/mugs etc. Use them for names or write on wine bottles for gifts. Also always know where your glass or bottle is. These pens will work on any glass stemware or tumblers. Also they are versatile enough to work on leaded crystal, plastic and glazed ceramics. The perfect accessory for any parties or occasions.
• Personalize your guess drinks.
• Made from food safe, non-toxic ink that can be used on any glass, plate, or ceramics.
• So Easy To Use - Write on any glass or ceramic surface and let dry for 3 to 5 minutes to ensure your message stays on the entire life of your party.
• Easy to clean, just wash with soap and water or in the dishwasher.
• Wine marker pens make perfect hostess and housewarming gifts and are a great party favor or unique gift ideas.
• Colour in each pack: 2x Silver, 1x Blue, 1x Red, 1x Green, 1x Gold.
• Liquid chalk ink does not smear while holding a glass.
• Pen size: Length: 12.6cm
I have the most wonderful black glass board in my pantry to help keep life on track with a very busy family. The flouro writing pens I purchased for it are a bit of a let down and don't perform particularly well. I was so excited to see Glass Marker Pens were available for review on KIWIreviews and thrilled when they turned up in the parcel.
Immediately I decided to re-write my board with the details for the week using the Glass Marker Pens, I was unsure how bright the colours would be on a black background and was very surprised when they came out bright and vibrant! Not only were the colours great the ease of writing with them was great, the ink came out right away, there was no lumping or smudging and the final outcome was one that made me feel like I was back on track using by board and excited to look at it with the details of our week being easy to read for all.
Of course, as these are glass marker pens, I needed to try them out on glasses. So Friday night came along, which is unwind with the girls and a bottle of bubbles while the children play and we ease into the weekend. Often I put wine charms on my glasses but won't use them on the Waterford Crystal glasses as they can leave marks etching the glass when putting them on and off. So, out came the glass marker pens and each one of us drew a picture or symbol to easily identify our glass. It was easy to use on the stems and base of the glass, the pen didn't come off on our skin and at clean up time the writing came off in hot soapy water really easily. A win-win and the girls are interested in having a set at their homes for the same purposes.
We have birthdays coming up so I can see these being useful for writing on the front door window to greet the guests, on the bathroom mirror to remind the children of their morning tasks (brush teeth for 2 minutes) and a number of other uses. Thank you, this product has gone well beyond my expectations and for the price of $8.28 for a full set of 6 pens that is affordable and I won't hesitate to replace them with the same product if/when they run out.
It sounded like a good idea - we could not wait to test them out on our glasses. All of us were having a large glass of water, and two were having cider as well, so there were plenty of test opportunities. The children and I started by decorating the water glasses. We wrote names on them and added a few embellishments to make them more interesting, and then left them for a few minutes to dry as per the instructions before filling them with water.
We had understood that the writing would not smear, but quickly found that if hands were damp or sticky the writing quickly lifted off. A single drop of liquid was enough to start the smudge process, and even when we tried to keep our hands as dry as possible, there was still the risk of losing the clear image we had started with. This was a disappointment, but as the children's father said, at least it showed that it was safe to use the product on expensive glassware as it would be easy to remove.
Next we tried the cider glasses. These were actually beer handles, so hands did not come into contact with the surface. This time it was much more successful. The writing stayed put until the cider was all gone, and then washed off cleanly afterwards. It appears that this process would be suitable for children's parties only if the containers had some kind of handle. However, as one of the children pointed out, it would allow each person to select his or her drink at the start - and then hang on to the same container until the end of the party when the writing had gone.
My daughter tried them on her plastic freezer containers as she hates using paper stickers because they are fiddly, and permanent marker is a real nuisance! She found that the writing was stable until she rubbed it, so as long as the boxes were carefully stacked on a freezer shelf this might be a good way to use them. We also tried writing a message on a window and this was effective - something we might do at Christmas time as the colour choices provided look quite festive. We especially liked the gold; I can see that being used up first.
I would like to see some details on the product wrapper, even if it is just in the form of a stick-on label or outer sleeve. It is important to know if a product like this is non-toxic as young children handling glasses at a party will invariably end up touching the ink and then putting their fingers in their mouths. Even adults could be at risk when eating finger food so this is a vital point. It is also important to know about leaving the ink to set for a few minutes; I found that this waiting time was essential. Although the ink did smudge when touched with damp fingers, it was ok when handled carefully.
For a set of six pens the price is quite steep, but it is probably something that would be purchased for a special occasion rather than for everyday use. The children got a lot of fun decorating the glasses, and we managed to get a photo while the colours were still clear! They also found that the pens could be stacked to make one long pen, although I am not sure how you would use it like that! So, despite the reservations we had about functionality, we did enjoy the experience.
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