TUL Permanent Marker with Ultra Fine Point Review and Giveaway

tul ultra fine point permanent markers

TUL Ultra Fine Point Markers by OfficeMax

A few weeks ago, the friendly folks from OfficeMax sent me some of their TUL Ultra Fine Point Permanent Markers to take a look at, and in addition to providing a set for myself, they also sent over an extra set for me to give away to one of my lucky readers.  At the end of the review, check out the rules and how you can get yourself three  entries to win a set of these permanent markers for yourself.

TUL Permanent Marker by OfficeMax

The TUL Permanent Marker by OfficeMax, with a Loop Cap

The TUL Ultra Fine Point Permanent Markers from OfficeMax come in a set of 12 colors, are water-resistant, and have durable tips designed to lay down smooth consistent lines.  In addition to those features, these permanent markers also have a unique feature, which is that each cap has a loop built into it, which would make it really easy if you wanted to put one of these on a lanyard or any other similar item to keep the marker handy.  All of the markers have a gray body accents on the loop , grip section, and top of the pen to indicate the color.  When I was testing these out, one thing I noticed is that when you post the cap on them, they tend to be a little bit tight so you have to be careful when removing the cap that you dont pull out the little plug on the top of the pen.

TUL Ultra Fine Point Permanent Marker Tip

Close Up of the TUL Ultra Fine Point Permanent Marker Tip

The tips of these permanent markers appear to be pretty solid, and I think they might actually be some type of plastic which should help them keep their original shape.  If they are not plastic tipped, I am not sure what the material is, but it is definitely not felt tipped.  The grip section of these markers are very short, but still quite comfortable to write with, and are easy to maneuver very precisely.

TUL Ultra Fine Point Permanent Markers by OfficeMax Writing Sample

Writing Sample of the TUL Ultra Fine Point Permanent Markers by OfficeMax

Writing with these permanent markers proved to be a very smooth and comfortable experience.  As advertised, the lines were consistent, and the writing experience with them was very smooth, resulting in some nice bright and solid colors.  There was no feathering with these markers when I wrote with them, however you should keep in mind that they are permanent markers, so you do get a good amount of bleed through on regular paper.  In addition to being a great option for everyday things like labeling file folders, I also did a quick test and saw that they work well for writing directly on CDs and/or DVDs to label them.  I did also test the claim that these permanent markers are water-resistant, and that claim stood up well…in fact, the paper itself started to show signs of breaking down while the ink still retained the original bright color and didn’t fade or run.

TUL Ultra Fine Point Permanent Markers by OfficeMax

TUL Ultra Fine Point Permanent Markers by OfficeMax

Sometimes I just like to throw in an extra photo or two, and I thought that this one came out well so here it is.  The Ultra Fine point TUL permanent makrers come in Black, Brown, Magenta, Purple, Blue, Turquoise, Aqua, Green, Lime, Yellow, Orange, and Red.  The set of 12 is reasonable priced at about $11, so they come out to just under $1 each.

TUL Ultra Fine Point Permanent Markers Giveaway

TUL Ultra Fine Point Permanent Markers Giveaway

Now for the free stuff.  There will be one winner, and you can enter up to 3 times to win these TUL Permanent Markers by doing the following:

1. For your first entry, leave a comment.

2. For your second entry, follow @OfficeSupplyGee and @OfficeMax on Twitter, tweet the text below (without the quotes), and come back to post the link to the status update:

“Enter the @officesupplygee contest to win a 12 pack of TUL Permanent Markers from @OfficeMax http://bit.ly/cyd8UV #giveaway ”

To get a link to the status update, just click on the text below your tweet that tells you the date, time, or how long ago the comment was posted.

3. Become a fan of OfficeSupplyGeek and OfficeMax on FaceBook and share a link to the contest there.  Come back and leave another comment with your name to verify that you are now a fan.  If you are already a fan, thats fine too, just make sure to share the link to the contest and leave the 3rd comment here.

You will have until 11:59 PM Eastern on Monday, April 26th to leave your entry, and the winner will be announced on the morning of April 27th.

Good luck to all, and I will ship internationally if the winner is not in the US.

©2015, Brian Greene. All rights reserved.


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    Liz Marion says:

    I really want to win!

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    Stephanie says:

    Looks like a nice set of pens!

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    Speedmaster says:

    Great contest, thanks!

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    Jenni says:

    sign me up!

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    Lindsay says:

    As an education major I’m always looking for a good pen. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Fry says:

    Dude, I’m in! I love good orange and green pens.

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    Marte says:

    Oooh, love the loopy thing on the caps. And it’s a rainbow. Of markers. Love!

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    Mary says:

    Awesome! I love a good, bright, multi-purpose marker. Thanks for making this possible.

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    Camila F. says:

    WOW, that sounds amazing! Count me in! It’s a markers paradise!

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    Mike says:

    Hope I win!

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    Lindsay says:

    I love the design of these pens! Very pretty.

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    RC says:

    love them! :)

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    Monica Lopez says:

    I love your website

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    Indre S says:

    Lovely pens :)

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    Daniel says:

    Nice looking markers.

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    Jim says:

    I’m in, look neat!

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    Patricia says:

    Fingers crossed for this one!

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    One day I WILL win one of your giveaways :-)

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    Aimee says:

    oooh, pretty pens!

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    Aimee Cass says:

    Oh, and I became a fan and shared a link :)

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    Patrick says:

    In it to win it! Woo-hoo!

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    Aaron says:

    Count me in.

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    Patrick says:

    And, I shared the linkage as well.

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    Posted on Twitter – also following

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    Fan on FB and posted about the contest :-)

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    Tami says:

    Nice! Love the colors!
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/tamicat/status/12471491582
    Facebook done too. =)

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    sara says:

    Thank you for the chance :)

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    Tomáš Kebert says:

    I can’t miss a single giveaway on the internet! The markers are cute.

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    Laura says:

    Count me in! :-)

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    Pearl Mom says:

    I love the look of these. I hope all my Twitter friends stop by and comment too! Would love to know the someone that wins–or it could be me!

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    Michelle says:

    I so want to win!! I love markers :)

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    Michelle says:

    I fanned both on facebook. http://www.facebook.com/DZgirl

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    calculi says:

    Finally great set of colorful pens, would definitely like to win them!

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    marco bona says:

    Good luck for al !!!!

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    Erin says:


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    Of course I would love to win. Are they acid-free/neutral?

    Jessica – Id have to say no since they dont mention that on the OfficeMax website or the packaging itself. Usually companies call that out specifically if they can.I can double check with them for you and let you know for sure though.

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    Ti says:

    These look interesting. How do they compare with the fine point Sharpies? Thanks!

    Tim – NO comparison at all, these are two totally different classes of writing tools. The Sharpie pen is just that, a pen that is intended for daily writing in a notebook and such, the TUL markers are permanent markers that will bleed through normal paper and are intended for surfaces other than notebook paper. Both are fantastic in their own respect though. Thanks for the question and for checking out the blog. -OSG

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    Heather says:

    I’d love to win these. They look great!

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    Amber says:

    Entry numero uno…

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    Amber says:

    Facebook… surname: Rat_____

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    Alberto says:

    They look like potentially suitable sketching tools like multiliners

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    Chad says:

    I love the look of these markers. I’d love to win!

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    Jeremy C says:

    Tul products are great!

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    Diane says:

    My Twitter link: http://twitter.com/slywy/status/12510534832

    I’ll make a comment later. ;0

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    Monica says:

    I just LOVE Tuls, they are a pretty awesome pen/pencil/highlighter/permanent marker :)

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    GMA says:

    I can’t believe how many people are interested in office supplies. Hope I win the markers.

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    Ivan M says:

    Good luck!

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    Jeremy C says:

    A fan of you both on FB as “Jay Cee”. Commented about the contest: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000195939837&v=wall&story_fbid=116600518366074

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    Emmeline says:

    Their gel pens are amazing, so I’d love to be able to try these too!!

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    MIkeMc says:

    I have indeed left a comment.

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    Marcus A. says:

    These look sweet.

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    Nandanam says:

    This looks like a cool product and thank you for the in depth review. Thank you for the cool giveaway.

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    Tom says:

    I’d like a shot, thanks!

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    Denise says:

    Love these cool pens!

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    Zack Seibert says:

    These look nice. I’d love to try them.

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    Gayle says:

    Oh the things I could draw with these pens!

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    Alex says:

    I love the TUL line, so I would like to try these!

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    Lisa says:

    Count me in! These are awesome!

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    These look like they’d be useful for mindmapping, so I’m going to enter for a chance to win, Win, WIN!!

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    I done did the Twitter thing too in a subtle attempt to increase my chances of winning.


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    In a final desperate attempt to win, I became a Facebook fan of you and OfficeMax, and shared a link to the contest under the name Michael Shaffer, which is my real name, unlike Michael from Plano, which is a name I only use to stand apart from all of the other awesome people named Michael.

    I don’t see how I can lose now that I have three entries!

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    pat says:

    I will give them a nice home!

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    Gwen says:

    I would love to win that set!

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    Liz says:

    I really want these!!!

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    Rachel says:

    Wow, these markers look great! Cheaper than regular-priced Sharpies too.

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    Jen says:

    Love these — would come in very handy at the office!

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    Tammy.Miller@wmich.edu says:

    Love your site.

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    Andy McNally says:

    These look awesome. I promise not to draw on the walls if I win them.

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    Lorrie says:

    I just found your blog a few weeks ago and I really appreciate your reviews. I think my son and I would love (and fight over) these pens.

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    Lorrie says:

    “fanned” both you and OfficeMax and posted link to this page on my profile. Lorrie Leiker.

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    Kelly Seltzer says:

    Another contest?! You are too good to us Geekman 😉 Please sign me up

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    michelle rosborough says:

    Love the colors

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    michelle rosborough says:

    Fanned both on facebook and left a comments on both including my wall http://www.facebook.com/michelle.rosborough?v=wall&story_fbid=120179984665823&ref=mf

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    Stephanie says:

    Love these pens!

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    ginigin says:

    Nice review – didn’t see these on Staples’ website, will look in the store if I don’t win this set. Can cross fingers though. Thanks!

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    Jill says:

    awesome site! p-p-pleease pick me! :) and if not, i’ll still be checking out the awesome reviews on your site!

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    Colette says:

    Great pen set! And this is an amazing site.

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    maryanne says:

    I’d love to win these!

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    Patrick says:

    These look great!

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    Rita Sams says:

    I love to try new pens & markers!

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    Avital says:

    Awesome giveaway. I love these markers! Thanks for the chance!

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    timothy says:

    wow those pens are gorgeous.

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    Veronica Honer says:

    Nice colors! Pretty pens!

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    Bea says:

    Please and thank you :)

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    Teresa Ying says:

    I want in! I just found your site today and i’m so glad i did :]

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    Teresa Ying says:


    and facebook is done also :]

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    hj says:

    These markers look awesome! I would have fun doodling and making art. thankyou