Studies have shown that when it comes to memorization, physically writing out a word or drawing an image makes a more lasting impact on a person’s recall memory compared to typing or reading. That’s why we love using a whiteboard with dry erase markers when studying, brainstorming ideas, figuring out plans, and even making our weekly grocery list. If you write it down, there’s a better chance it’s going to get stuck in your head.
Dry erase markers are a staple in many boardrooms, classrooms, and even homes. They cut down on paper waste, they make it easy to add and subtract ideas and notes, and they provide a large space where a group of people can all see the same information. When it comes to using a dry erase board, we find that colorful dry erase markers can make our task at hand more clear-cut, whether it’s dividing sections of a project by color, or divvying up weekly chores among roommates or family members.
Colorful dry erase boards are also a great study aid, providing a visual assistant to figuring out complex math equations, breaking down the grammar in sentences and essays, and even giving students a practical exercise in laying out their projects. The applications for dry erase boards are seemingly endless, which is why your marker color options should be as well.
1. ARTEZA Dry Erase Markers
Get backups of backups for all colors with the ARTEZA Dry Erase Markers, with the jumbo pack of markers including five pens of the commonly used primary colors, including red, blue, black and green, and four pens of each additional color, including pink, purple, light blue, light green, yellow, orange, light brown and brown. The markers have chisel tips that give users the option to write in fine or thick print. We also like that ARTEZA markers are 100 percent nontoxic and safe for everyone to use, including kids.
Pros: The ARTEZA markers are quick-drying, smear-proof and rub resistant, but can still easily be cleaned with a cloth or dry eraser.
Cons: The ARTEZA come with more markers than any other packs on our list, but are also the most expensive and don’t include a dry erase brush.
2. June Gold Assorted Colored Dry Erase Whiteboard Markers
For a marker that is comfortable enough to use all day, we recommend the June Gold Assorted Colored Dry Erase Whiteboard Markers. All 39 markers feature an ergonomically shaped barrel and comfort grip that makes holding the June Gold markers more pleasant than competitors.
Pros: The June Gold markers are low odor, non-toxic, and have a secure seal that prevents the markers from drying between uses.
Cons: The June Gold is a pack of three markers with 13 colors each, making it smaller than the ARTEZA super pack.
3. EXPO Low Odor Dry Erase Markers
Write, draw, sketch and more with the EXPO Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, which are designed for use on small whiteboards thanks to their fine tip finish. The EXPO are specially formulated with low-odor ink and are non-toxic, fast-drying, and smear-proof.
Pros: The ARTEZA and June Gold markers are chisel tip, while the EXPO markers are fine tip, which is a preferable marker style for some users.
Cons: The EXPO only includes one marker for each color and unlike the other two packs on our list, don’t come with backup markers.