Sharpie was invented in 1964 and is the number one selling permanent marker in the world. Since its introduction, Sharpie has developed a loyal following and a wide array of uses from autograph signing to fine art. The full line of Sharpie markers is perfect for people who want to boldly express themselves
The Sharpie permanent marker was the first pen-style permanent marker. Today it is the preferred autograph marker of athletes, celebrities, politicians and more. A high quality tip and superior ink allows users to write on virtually any surface from wood and stone to plastic and metal and, of course, paper.
Sharpie brand markers can be found in office superstores, grocery stores, drug stores, and almost anywhere writing instruments are sold. They are available across the globe, including in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, Central America, South America, the Caribbean, North America and the West Indies.
Sharpie markers are sold in several tip sizes, in a wide range of colors including Metallics, Neon and our new color collection: Sharpie Electro Pop. In 2015, Sharpie launched Sharpie Extreme a fade resistant permanent marker for extreme conditions in four colors. A year prior, Sharpie launched Sharpie Clear View, the ideal highlighter for precision with a clear tip that allows you to always know when to stop.
In the United States, Sharpie has developed into an iconic brand. Sharpies are collected and coveted by fans everywhere.
Sharpie has a heritage of U.S. sports sponsorships. Among the top-name athletes Sharpie has previously partnered with are NASCARs Dale Earnhardt Jr., former All Pro wide receiver Terrell Owens, Pro Football Hall of Famers Steve Young and Howie Long, and legendary golfers Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Sherri Steinhauer. In 2008 and 2009, Sharpie partnered with soccer superstar David Beckham to help expand the brand globally. The campaign included advertising, promotion and retail displays.
Sharpie is manufactured and marketed by Newell Brands. Newell Brands is a worldwide leader in writing instruments, art products and office organization. The Newell Brands Writing Business Segments powerful portfolio also includes Paper Mate pens and pencils; Prismacolor art supplies and the leading Elmers and X-Acto arts and crafts brands; Parker and Waterman fine writing instruments; and Expo dry erase markers and accessories. Our DYMO brand provides businesses, educational institutions and consumers with innovative ways to share, manage and organize information with improved efficiency and satisfaction.