Doodling and drawing, sketching and scribbling, taking notes and organizing lists all have one thing in common – a writing utensil. Whether you’re organizing study notes or working on a graphic novel, finding the perfect fine tip marker that provides the right color combinations, ink thickness, comfortable barrel and long-lasting pen can help to bring out your inspiration.
We love using fine tip markers for a wide variety of projects. For students and office workers, fine tip markers and their vast array of colors are the perfect sidekicks for creating study guides, outlining a plan, helping to create a calendar, and jotting down color-coded notes. They’re great for writing thank you cards too.
If you’re an artist, whether you like to doodle during meetings, draw in adult coloring books to relieve stress, or you’re working on your own graphic novel, fine tip markers give you the control needed for delicate detail work while also providing the color and coverage necessary for larger pieces.
We’ve included three very different sets of fine tip markers that range in tip width, thus giving users a choice between ultra-fine tips that are closer to pens and thicker tips that act more like a marker. Depending on your project, one set or a combination of all three may fulfill your goals.
Durable and long-lasting with a massive selection of vibrant colors, these fine tip markers are comfortable to hold and have enough ink to last through hours of everything from making a grocery list to finally drawing your masterpiece.
1. ARTEZA Fineliners Fine Point Pens
With quick-drying ink that won’t smudge, the ARTEZA Fineliners Fine Point Pens are perfect for left-handed writers and artists. The set comes with 72 pens, the biggest on our list, offering users a huge selection of colors. We also like that the pens come in a metal case with three dividers, making it easy to organize and store your pens.
Pros: 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.
Cons: Colors on the cap of the pens are not an accurate representation of the pens’ actual color of ink.
2. BIC Intensity Fashion Permanent Markers
No more dried out pens thanks to the snap cap with vapor seal on the BIC Intensity Fashion Permanent Markers. Fade-resistant and strong enough to be used on various surfaces, the BIC are a great option for those who love to doodle on paper and beyond.
Pros: Sold with 36 vibrant colors, the BIC set is designed with the snap cap vapor seal locking mechanism that ensures the cap has a tight seal and won’t lead to dried out pens. The fine tip pens have a durable design to fight wear and tear and we like that the ink is low-odor and acid-free. Like the ARTEZA, the Bic also boasts a comfort grip for hours of use.
Cons: These BIC pens bleed and aren’t appropriate for double-sided coloring books.
3. Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens
A crossover between a pen and a marker, the Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens are smear and smudge-resistant and perfect for artists and note takers.
Pros: The Paper Mate have the largest tip on our list, measuring 0.7mm, making them feel like a cross between a traditional fine tip pen and a marker. Ideal for coloring, the Paper Mate has minimal bleed and each pen has a point guard cap that protects against fraying.
Cons: With 16 pens, the Paper Mate is the smallest set on our list. Unlike the other two pens, the Paper Mate does not include a comfort grip.