Bic Marking Markers

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Test Picture Colored with Bic Marking Fine
Test Picture Colored with Bic Marking Fine

Basic Description

These are alcohol based markers with a round barrel. They have a snap on cap with a built in shirt-pocket clip. The tip on the Fine markers is a bullet tip, 1.1mm in diameter Bic ® Marking ™ Permanent Markers can be purchased individually or in a variety of different sized sets. They come in 36 standard colors. These markers are sold as Bic ® Marking ™ Permanent Markers and / or Bic ® Mark-it ® Permanent Markers.


  • Good color range from pastels through to vibrant and strong colors
  • Round barrel
  • Rubber Comfort Grip on barrel
  • Color indicator on lid is a reasonable indicator of the ink color
  • Name of the color is printed on the barrel
  • Very smooth flow of ink
  • Fast drying ink
  • Drys without streaking
  • Bullet shaped tip allows for drawing a fine line (1.1mm diameter) or a broader line by using the side of the tip
  • Good for coloring large areas
  • Permanent ink which can be used on most surfaces
  • The 24 and 36 sets come in a foldable snap shut plastic case handy for storing the markers


  • Bleed through on many papers including thicker cardstock.
  • Slight odor that some people may find offputting
  • Due to bleed through, using them in coloring books with pictures printed on both sides of the page means one picture will be impossible to use
  • Can be difficult to use for very detailed spaces

Price Range

  • $$ – typically AUD $5.01 – $20.00 / US $3.76 – $15.00 / £2.61 – £10.00 / €3.31 – €13.25

Comments / Recommendations 

  • A good value alcohol based marker with a good color range
  • These markers do not require any pressure to get the best out of them so if you have any fine motor, hand or arm problems these may be a suitable option
  • They will bleed through most papers so best not to use them in coloring books that have pictures printed on both sides of the page
  • When using these markers in coloring books, you will need to place another piece of paper, cardboard or laminate behind the page you are coloring to stop the ink bleeding through onto the following pages.

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