Thursday, June 17th, 2010

In search of the perfect highlighting instrument

Stephanie

Image courtesy of Biffybeans © All rights Reserved.

“And here we are in the murky depths of the office supply store, in search of the elusive dry highlighting pencil… its fluorescent colors are magnificent, yet so difficult to capture…..”

I would really like to add some sort of functional highlighter to my world.  Fountain pen inks (and some gel ink pens) don’t play well will liquid highlighters so I’ve been looking for a decent yet inexpensive “Dry” highlighter that doesn’t obscure the writing and or text like this one. Guided by a search through the Pencil Talk blog,  I decided to try some of the Lyra Fluorescent highlighting pencils available over at Pencil Things- though they only have 1 or two colors left in stock. (If they suit my needs, I really don’t care about the color.) I had ended up on the Pencil Things site after seeking out the highly coveted Palomino Pencils you suggested to me in my  recent post about my lack of pencil love – so yes, I bought some of those as well. I’ll be sure to let you know how it all works out.

*The highlighted passage above was from one of my favorite books, Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. I can’t wait to see the movie…


38 thoughts on “In search of the perfect highlighting instrument

  1. I have a Bexley Multi-Max, which came with dry-highlight refiles (5.5mm). The Multi-Max is a drop-lead (“stock broker”) pencil. If you can find it, it’s a fun pencil.

    I suspect you might be able to find that for other drop-lead pencils (I have one similar that takes such lead I got from a vendor at the Ohio Renaissance Festival). Pendemonium used to carry the refills for the Multi-Max.

  2. I have a Bexley Multi-Max, which came with dry-highlight refiles (5.5mm). The Multi-Max is a drop-lead (“stock broker”) pencil. If you can find it, it’s a fun pencil.

    I suspect you might be able to find that for other drop-lead pencils (I have one similar that takes such lead I got from a vendor at the Ohio Renaissance Festival). Pendemonium used to carry the refills for the Multi-Max.

  3. I’m a huge fan of the Avery Hi-Liter GlideStik. It’s crayon like but not exactly. I don’t think Avery makes them any longer. I’ve bought some on eBay in the past to keep my fix going.

  4. I’m a huge fan of the Avery Hi-Liter GlideStik. It’s crayon like but not exactly. I don’t think Avery makes them any longer. I’ve bought some on eBay in the past to keep my fix going.

  5. Thanks for the tip on the Staedtler! I will look for it – and Ding! Your blog has been added to the blogroll. PS – your site has the most AMAZING photography. Love the rotating banners. Vivid enough that I want to reach out and grab a pencil!

  6. Thanks for the tip on the Staedtler! I will look for it – and Ding! Your blog has been added to the blogroll. PS – your site has the most AMAZING photography. Love the rotating banners. Vivid enough that I want to reach out and grab a pencil!

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