As promised I going to get in depth about my choice of office supplies. Kicking things off with my choice of permanent marker.
My test was leaving the cap off each pen and then attempting to write with them. Tuxedo Black for Bic and black for sharpie. The winner was Sharpie hands down. After 15 min the Bic pens were completely dead, while Sharpie was ready to go. The shelf life of Sharpies is also longer. Some Bic were dying after only a few weeks unlike the Sharpies that I've had for over a year. Winner - Sharpie
The difference between shades in the Bic was much more noticeable than that found in the sharpie. For sharpie the real test was berry, plum, purple and boysenberry on white paper, for Bic the test was playful purple, prairie berry, plumtastic purple and polynesian purple. Over all the Bic were slightly brighter, but Sharpie has more colors to choose from. Sharpie also updates their collection more often, from metallics to neon Sharpie takes on the full spectrum. More colors means the perfect Sharpie for you is out there. Winner - Sharpie
They were both great on multiple surfaces with a quick drying time. But if you look at Sharpies full line; name a surface and they've got a pen that can write on it. Winner - Sharpie
Bic has an amazing gripped barrel, for someone clumsy like me, a barrel with grips leads to a lot less unwanted marks and unwanted stains. Another reason to choose Bic is the great names they give their colors. It's all in the name, Bic definitely took a queue from OPI and gave each pen a distinct name like; Peach Parfait, Lemon Bliss, Rambunctious Red, Tiki Hut Tan). Another great fact is that the names are on the barrel, so you always know what you are grabbing. Sharpie doesn't help you out in that department, so it's easy to grab the wrong shade of pink by accident. Winner - Bic
They both are equally priced and can be found almost anywhere that pens or craft supplies are sold. Basically the price has more to do with where you buy and not what you buy. Winner - Tie
I mentioned it before, but Sharpie is the winner hands down when it comes to options. From Fabric pens, fine points, jumbo, metallics, they have something that you need. Winner - Sharpie
Over all winner - Sharpie, classics never go out of style!
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