China Markers (Wax Pencils)

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When to Use

May replace permanent markers for some uses. Works on plastic bags, CDs, glass, and more.

Type

Consumer

Environmental & Health Information

Permanent markers may say they are non-toxic. But they may contain hazardous solvents and have odors that bother chemically-sensitive people. So try china markers.

Criteria for China Markers (Wax Pencils)

Info on this product category: Markers: Permanent

Criteria for Markers: Permanent

Permanent markers must not contain xylene or benzyl alcohol.

Last updated

Last updated: 
March 21, 2014

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China markers are great

4
Average: 4 (1 vote)

We love our China markers...and they smell much better than the Sharpies.

March 31, 2014

China marker v. Sharpie

4
Average: 4 (1 vote)

Marks almost as well as a Sharpie.
Long lasting.
Sharpies come with a cap. This is more like a pencil thus it has no cap. It will break or leave a mark if you put in a pocket or on your hand so that is something to be aware of. It is not so super easy to then sharpen or unwrap.

Great for marking boxes or writing notes/labels. Potentially could smudge.

March 31, 2014

China Marker

4
Average: 4 (1 vote)

Worked well for occaisional labeling needs

March 31, 2014

works just fine

4
Average: 4 (1 vote)

Worked fine for labeling boxes

March 31, 2014