Post # 1
What type of pen is best to use on a photo mat for people to sign/write messages on? We have this one from Target:
Would a normal bic type pen be okay? Or something else?
Post # 3
I’d probably get something from a craft store that’s for scrapbooking. Something archival quality and all that. That’d reduce the risk of fading with time and things like that. Would probably look nicer too. They’re pretty cheap. ^_^
Post # 4
@Liz.smith – I’m not really a scrapbooker – so more of a fine tip marker type of thing more so than a ball point/bic pen?
Post # 5
My Target even has a scrapbooking section. I second the idea to go with an archival marker. I have these Zig Millennium pens and I love them:
I posted that link because it’s at Target, but something similar is probably in stock either there or at a craft store. Of course anything you find in your colors would work. I would like these kinds of pens more than ballpoints, and they’re easy for people to write with as well.
Post # 6
Hey krgk84 there is a special pen/marker that is made for writing on photo paper. It will dry and not smudge like a regular marker would. The ones that I used to use were double tipped(fine and blunt points). They are also acid and lignent(sp?) free so that they won’t fade the photo later or turn the paper yellow. Hope you find one that you like!
Post # 7
The small-tipped permanent Sharpie markers also work great. You can get them at a Staples or other office-supply store. I used them for addressing the silver envelopes our Save the Dates went in (i.e. very shiny, glossy paper) and they worked great. People thought I had had them professionally done!
Post # 8
<font>UCHIDA Le Pen’s are the best… they are archival and can come in any color you want. I think you can get them from $3.50 anywhere to $1.50… just look online. And with those prices you definitely can’t go wrong!!! </font>Hope that helps.
Post # 9
any sort of gel pen , felt tipped might bleed.