edding foil pens
Flexible presentations with edding foil pens
Do you have a large screen or projector and a PC in your conference or training room? Only large companies are likely to be able to answer this question in the affirmative - smaller companies or medium-sized enterprises do not usually have the necessary resources for this. The same is - unfortunately - still true at many schools. So if you want to impart knowledge and present content, you have to resort to other means - overhead projectors and transparencies, for example.
But it is not only for financial reasons that overhead transparencies are still popular: they allow you to "take notes" on jointly developed content or brainstorming sessions in large format, visible to all. Ideas or notes can be written quickly with a pen, marginal notes can be added - and all this without much technical effort and long preparation time. Try that with a full-blown presentation software!
Overhead projectors are the de facto standard in many offices and schools. Of course, this requires the right overhead transparencies - and for these, in turn, you need matching transparency pens. It goes without saying that edding, as a specialist in labelling and marking solutions, has a suitable range in its product range here too!
But why do you need a special foil pen? Wouldn't any other non-permanent marker do?
In short: No! Normal, non-permanent pens do not stick to the plastic surface of the temperature-resistant OH-foils, they literally roll off and smudge immediately. A permanent marker would work - but then the film would not be reusable, and that is usually rather undesirable. There are exceptions, but more on that in a moment!
First of all, the ink of the film markers must adhere to the film, that is the first problem to be solved. But it must be both opaque to provide a clear line - and highly transparent to let the light from the OH projector through. Otherwise, different colours on the wall would simply appear as black shadows. At the latest, this is where it gets tricky! Of course, it has to be smudge-proof in case you accidentally run your hand over the plastic. But it must also be easy to remove without leaving any residue - after all, you want to be able to use the film again later. At this point, it should be clear why you can't use a standard marker for writing on foils - neither permanent nor non-permanent!
edding foil pens easily meet all the requirements listed in the above catalogue. And if you're wondering how to get the smudge-proof ink off the foil: it's easy with a damp cloth! The edding foil pen cannot be wiped off, but it can be washed off; and of course, moisture does not harm the plastic foil in the slightest.
So why does edding also offer permanent foil markers?
The answer is simple: in most cases, you will want to reuse the foils for other tasks. But for presentations that are needed more than once - for example, as part of a series of training courses or presentations in different locations - it may well be desirable for the lettering to be as reliable and permanent as possible so that it can survive transport or storage. The colours must not fade or bleach out, and of course the ink must not only be smudge-proof but also waterproof.
Whether durable or washable - edding foil pens are the solution for your presentation!