Metal markers are widely utilised to mark various metal components such as metal parts, metal sheets and so forth. Metal markers are used to write part numbers or product codes on various metal surfaces to allow manufacturers of metal components to identify their products easily and quickly.
The ink in metal markers is therefore required to adhere strongly onto various metal surfaces and must be very durable to withstand various harsh conditions that may be present in a steel workshop. Once a metal part manufacturer has written on a metal surface with a metal marker, the ink must not fade, chip off or peel with time. One should therefore invest in high quality metal markers that ensure the mark written on the metal surface will be legible after the metal component has been stored outside and exposed to the elements for a long period of time. Metal markers are also available in various colours to assist in the effortless identification of products. The ink in metal markers should dry quickly and not run, making the mark illegible.
One should acquire a metal marker that is able to write on surfaces that exclude metal, such as wood, plastic or glass for additional versatility. Good quality metal markers that are able to write on any surface, regardless of the condition of the surface are preferred. The ink should therefore be able to be applied even if the surface is uneven, wet, oily and rusty.
Metal markers that can withstand high temperatures above 1000°C are necessary for metal objects that may be exposed to these conditions during fabrication and manufacture. Some metal markers are supplied with additional tips or nibs that can be replaced if when are damaged, dirty or worn. These replacement tips are useful to extend the life of your metal marker as you will not have to discard each marker with a damaged tip that may still be full of ink.