Markers for Dry erase boards and wet wipes
A wiper board or dry erase board is a glossy white board for non-permanent marking. Where as a wet erase markers are semi-permanent and use a water soluble dye. The wet erase markers are different from the dry erase markers, in that they use a paste instead of an alcohol based ink which makes the markings semi permanent. The contents of these markers are water resin and titanium.
Wet erase markers are intended for acetate, film or non-porous material and can be wiped only using a damp cloth. Dry erase markers on the other hand can easily removed by a dry eraser on most non-porous material like white board, porcelain, melamine and glass.
While the dry or wet boards may be similar. It is the marker that makes the difference in application. As a clear distinction the wet boards are used in restaurants and dry boards in class room and lectures.
Wet and Dry Erase markers
Markers make it easy to convey messages be it your lectures and classes or the advertising of food products. The advertising industry relays heavily on the text and images drawn. There is a wide variety of choices on the markers and choosing the right marker needs some study.
Wet erase and dry erase markers may look similar, but there ends the similarity. While wet erase markers are designed for long lasting prints, while, dry erase markers can easily be removed.
Here are the broad differences:
Wet Erase Markers
- Water soluble dye can only be removed with a wet cloth.
- Are semi-permanent, due to past based ink.
- Resistant to heat.
Dry Erase Markers
- Can easily erase with dry eraser
- Alcohol based inks, easy to remove
- Ideally suited for class room lectures, easy to wipe and clean.
The other kind of special markers are the Liquid chalk markers that come in vibrant colours and ideal for the food industry. They are made to look like chalk when dried and can write on black boards. Rain proof markers ensure that the message is not wiped out in the rain. They can however be easily wiped out with a damp cloth.
To extend the life of the marker store them horizontally and for a dried marker keep vertically tip down for 24 hours. Marker Tip Styles. Markers come in variety of tips for endless applications. Some examples are bullet tip, chisel tip, wide tip and several sizes of point markers like large and jumbo tipped.