We see a lot of searches for “Wide Dry Erase Markers” that end up browsing our Zig Posterman store. The problem with dry erase markers is they are all small tip markers, nothing is available wider than a quarter-inch or so. While the tips are chiseled and can be used as a sharp point or on the side it is hard to cover a wide area with them.
Can I use your wide and extra wide markers on a white board?
Absolutely! They work just like dry erase markers on a white board with just a few differences.
First the ink, since it is pigment based will be much more bold than a dry erase marker. The line will be very strong and opaque you will not be able to see through it.
Unlike dry erase markers you can not wipe the waterproof marker off with your hand, cloth or even the eraser. To remove the mark simply use Windex or an ammonia based cleaner. This turns into an advantage since you can mix dry erase and wet erase marks. The marker will not damage or harm your dry erase white board.
We also offer the Zig Posterman Wet-Wipe, this marker will remove from your white board with a damp cloth or sponge. Zig Illumigraph markers on very smooth surfaces can come off with a soft cloth or eraser. Be sure to see the technical link at the end of this application story for information on the types of markers.
How wide do they come?
The regular size marker is just about the same size as your standard white board marker. It is 6mm with a chisel tip, a broad Chisel just a little bigger.
The Big and Broad is 15mm and a great value, a favorite of teachers and executive “chalk talkers.” It provides a wide 5/8 inch line or a finer 1/4 inch line when you use the side.
A Biggie 30 will mark a 1 1/4 inch mark on a white board, fast strong bold lines quick and easy. It works well for creating big block diagrams on the board. Once you master the use you will be able to feather and taper your lines to nearly any size on the board.
Big as they come the Biggie 50 is great for filling in large areas fast, a full 2 inches wide with a huge tube full of paint. Don’t be scared off by the word paint, the marks will not be permanent on your white board and can be cleaned with Windex and most white board cleaners. (Note the 50mm marker is not available in the Zig Posterman Wet-Wipe. It is only available in the Waterproof and Illumigraph product line.)
If you are looking for a marker that acts just like a Dry Erase Marker and can be erased with a Dry Eraser or a soft cloth on your whiteboard consider the Zig Posterman Wet-Wipe, don’t let the name fool you. When dry (1-2 min) it can be erased with a standard dry eraser. It will never damage your whiteboard or leave marks behind! Learn more about this Wide Dry Erase Board Marker!
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