I'm a bit more staid myself. I like using different colours of pens, but highlighters? Not so much. In fact, I've never even reviewed a highlighter on this blog before. That, however, is about to change.
Enter the Sharpie Gel Highlighter.
|The Sharpie Gel Highlighter in all its glory.|
|Please do not actually try to use the highlighter with the gel stick out this far. It would probably end badly.|
|If you look very closely, you may see a tiny bit of smearing of the Papermate Gel, but that was because I was being impatient and the ink wasn't quite dry yet. I warned you.|
|No smearing, right?|
I have also read many complaints about the crumbs that the gel stick leaves behind on your paper. I have experienced this as well, as little bits of the gel stick cluster at the edges and ends of the lines on the page and stick to other papers, leaving me with unexpected spots of fluorescent orange appearing even on pages I haven't highlighted. This is an issue, I admit it, but it doesn't occur frequently enough to make me turn away from my Sharpie Gel Highlighter for good.
|If I had a macro lens for my camera, I could give you a really good look at these crumbs. Unfortunately, I do not have a macro lens.|
But they can be fun to use, and this one certainly is. It is pleasantly different from every other highlighter I have ever owned, and takes me back to the hours I spent when younger colouring with crayons. It doesn't smear any inks and will be sure to add some liveliness and colour to your writing.
If you're looking for a non-smearing highlighter, think you can live with the imperfections, and are willing to try out something a little bit different, then I would definitely recommend the Sharpie Gel Highlighter. Just let your ink dry completely before using it, and life will be good.
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