If you are looking for a true glow in the dark mark, unfortunately there is a catch to either methodologies. They each require specific conditions in order to glow in the dark. Nevertheless, these may work for you if you can provide the condition's necessary.
Products such as the Sakura® Glow in the Dark Solid Marker make use of a phosphorescent pigmentation. Like all phosphorescent materials, they need to be regularly exposed to UV light, likely from the sun, in order to retain their luminescence in the dark. After a while of not being exposed to sunlight, the glow will wear off. This is why the application of marking with glow in the dark markers in deep warehouses or storage facilities are problematic. They are always dark.
Even after regular exposure to direct sunlight, the marks made with Phosphorescent paint will lose their phosphorescence over time. The industrial application of this kind of product with the materials available are very limited and unreliable. Arro-mark® recognizes this and chooses not to market or produce such a low quality product to our industrial customer base.
Fluorescent Markers such as our fluorescent alcohol-based paint markers and fluorescent water-based paint markers glow in the dark because of their ability to reflect the ultraviolet or UV light. Lamps that exclusively emit UV light, otherwise known as black-lights, do not emit light that are visible to the human eye. This is because it is outside the spectrum of visible light. However, if a material has a color or pigmentation with the ability to reflect UV light, the process of reflection bends the frequency of the light reflected to partially show up in the visible range of light frequency. This usually takes on the appearance of a faint blue.
Marking applications for fluorescent markers have come in the form of security marking. For instance, if you need to remember a combination or code, you can write it next to your lock in an invisible ink. If you come back with a black light, you will be able to see it. These lights are inexpensive and come small enough to be carried on a keychain powered by a small battery. Other fluorescent paints are used for signage, as visible as you can get, such as the caution tape you see police use, fire-trucks, and the old Day-glo® paints. Anywhere something really needs to be seen, especially for safety purposes, a fluorescent pigmentation can be used.
We are able to create a fluorescent paint for any of our paint pens. Upon request, we have made fluorescent alcohol-based, water-based, and xylene based markers. Every one of our fluorescent colors will shine under blacklight. This includes PM-15 Fluorescent colors, Auto-body and Glass fluorescent colors, and so on.
We have two formulas that we currently manufacture: A water-based and an alcohol-based formula each made to be removable or permanent as necessary. We can also make a xylene-based permanent fluorescent paint or ink made for metals if you wanted to.
Water-based is used mostly on textiles. They are also used on housekeeping industry toilet seats to see if they have cleaned them.
Alcohol is permanent on non-porous surfaces anywhere they would want to go back and see the mark.
We can take a color (say a blue or red) and we we can put the uv base in the color. We can make it glow in the dark under black light and not without. We can add this to any pen especially alcohol since when using alcohol we get better solubility than water.
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Are touch-up marker's a marking need of your company? Call us today to discuss! If you send us a sample of your material to match will make samples for you!
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Under normal general use, marking pens are 100% safe to use. So why do we see warning and pictograms on the labels and Safety Data Sheets?
We are established in all the above companies systems. They give us regular orders to replenish their stock. These guys can order and stock any pen product from our product line if you request it of them.
Arro-mark® offers special paint that withstands degreasing solvent solutions such as aggressive machine part cleaning procedures.
Flomaster® Auto-body and glass markers will not damage your car. They withstand the rain and sun, remain highly visible, and are completely removable with ammonia based products like Windex®.
Do you want to lay down a mark and then paint over it but that mark needs to stay visible and readable? Bleed Thru Ink makes it possible. These pens are made with high density dyes and they are soluble with the primers. The beauty of it is that you will see the mark instantly after it is marked over.
When possible, we prefer metal barrels for our marking pens because they are best suited for the industrial environment.
We have water based marker that are completely non-hazardous and can be shipped anywhere. We have carefully formulated each our our water-based pens to get the best visible and durable mark possible. This article talks about the variety of water based marking pens we sell.
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We are an active distributor to industrial customers. We specialize in the most popular Sharpie Pens from their industrial product line such as Magnum, King size, and the regular sharpies as well. Its what they want and we are a good supplier for them.
It's always best to recycle when possible. Talk to your local authorities about how they handle the different recyclable materials and sort your waste accordingly. For the longest lasting, environmentally contentious marker purchase, go with our valve action markers. They are filled to capacity and don't stop working down to the last drop!