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Can I handwrite on my labels with a marker or pen?

It depends on the material and writing instrument. Permanent-style markers work on most of the materials we offer, but other utensils may vary. See the chart below for material and utensil-type compatibility.

Whatever writing utensil you choose, we recommend giving the ink ample time to dry. If you'd like to test the material and writing instrument for yourself, you can request samples anytime.

Particular brands used for testing: Sharpie® permanent markers, AmazonBasics #2 traditional pencils, Bic® mechanical pencils, Bic® Brite Liner highlighters, Crayola® markers, Crayola® crayons, Bic® Round Stic ballpoint pens, and Pilot® G-2 gel pens.

Material Writing Utensil Compatibility
Standard White Matte The uncoated paper facesheet of our WX material works great with permanent markers, pencils (traditional and mechanical), highlighters, markers, crayons, colored pencils, and pens (ballpoint, felt-tip, and gel).
Removable White Matte The uncoated paper facesheet of our WR material works great with permanent markers, pencils (traditional and mechanical), highlighters, markers, crayons, colored pencils, and pens (ballpoint and felt-tip).
Aggressive White Matte The uncoated paper facesheet of our AT material works great with permanent markers, pencils (traditional and mechanical), highlighters, markers, crayons, colored pencils, and pens (ballpoint and felt-tip).
100% Recycled White The uncoated paper facesheet of our RX material works great with permanent markers, pencils (traditional and mechanical), highlighters, markers, crayons, colored pencils, and pens (ballpoint and felt-tip).
White Gloss Inkjet The glossy facesheet of our WG material works great with permanent markers, highlighters, markers, crayons, and pens (ballpoint, felt-tip, and gel).
White Gloss Laser The glossy facesheet of our WS material works great with permanent markers, highlighters, markers, crayons, and pens (ballpoint and felt-tip).
Weatherproof Matte Inkjet The coated matte facesheet of our WJ material works great with permanent markers, pencils (traditional and mechanical), highlighters, markers, crayons, colored pencils, and pens (ballpoint and felt-tip).
Weatherproof Polyester Laser The polyester facesheet of our LP material works great with permanent markers, pencils (traditional and mechanical), crayons, colored pencils, and ballpoint pens.
Weatherproof Gloss Inkjet The glossy facesheet of our WI material works great with permanent markers, highlighters, markers, and pens (ballpoint, felt-tip, and gel).
Blockout for Laser The uncoated paper facesheet of our BT material works great with permanent markers, pencils (traditional and mechanical), highlighters, markers, crayons, colored pencils, and pens (ballpoint, felt-tip, and gel).
Clear Matte Inkjet The matte facesheet of our CJ material works great with permanent markers, pencils (traditional and mechanical), highlighters, markers, crayons, colored pencils, and pens (ballpoint, felt-tip, and gel).
Clear Matte Laser The matte facesheet of our CX material works great with permanent markers, pencils (traditional and mechanical), highlighters, markers, crayons, colored pencils, and ballpoint pens.
Clear Gloss Inkjet The glossy facesheet of our CK material works great with permanent markers, highlighters, markers, and pens (ballpoint and felt-tip).
Clear Gloss Laser The glossy facesheet of our CL material works great with permanent markers, crayons, colored pencils, and ballpoint pens.
Silver Foil Laser The metalized facesheet of our SF material works great with permanent markers, crayons, and ballpoint pens.
Gold Foil Laser The metalized facesheet of our GF material works great with permanent markers, crayons, and ballpoint pens.
Silver Foil Inkjet The metalized facesheet of our SI material works great with permanent markers, markers, crayons, and pens (ballpoint and felt-tip).
Gold Foil Inkjet The metalized facesheet of our GI material works great with permanent markers, markers, crayons, and pens (ballpoint and felt-tip).
Weatherproof Silver Polyester Laser The metalized facesheet of our SP material works great with permanent markers, crayons, and ballpoint pens.
Fluorescent Green The uncoated paper facesheet of our FG material works great with permanent markers, pencils (traditional and mechanical), highlighters, markers, crayons, colored pencils, and pens (ballpoint and felt-tip).
Fluorescent Orange The uncoated paper facesheet of our FO material works great with permanent markers, pencils (traditional and mechanical), highlighters, markers, crayons, colored pencils, and pens (ballpoint and felt-tip).
Fluorescent Pink The uncoated paper facesheet of our FP material works great with permanent markers, pencils (traditional and mechanical), highlighters, markers, crayons, colored pencils, and pens (ballpoint and felt-tip).
Fluorescent Red The uncoated paper facesheet of our FR material works great with permanent markers, pencils (traditional and mechanical), highlighters, markers, crayons, colored pencils, and pens (ballpoint and felt-tip).
Fluorescent Yellow The uncoated paper facesheet of our FY material works great with permanent markers, pencils (traditional and mechanical), highlighters, markers, crayons, colored pencils, and pens (ballpoint and felt-tip).
Brown Kraft The uncoated paper facesheet of our BK material works great with permanent markers, pencils (traditional and mechanical), highlighters, markers, crayons, colored pencils, and pens (ballpoint, felt-tip, and gel).
Pastel Blue The uncoated paper facesheet of our BX material works great with permanent markers, pencils (traditional and mechanical), highlighters, markers, crayons, colored pencils, and pens (ballpoint and felt-tip).
Pastel Green The uncoated paper facesheet of our GX material works great with permanent markers, pencils (traditional and mechanical), highlighters, markers, crayons, colored pencils, and pens (ballpoint and felt-tip).
Pastel Pink The uncoated paper facesheet of our PX material works great with permanent markers, pencils (traditional and mechanical), highlighters, markers, crayons, colored pencils, and pens (ballpoint and felt-tip).
Pastel Yellow The uncoated paper facesheet of our YX material works great with permanent markers, pencils (traditional and mechanical), highlighters, markers, crayons, colored pencils, and pens (ballpoint and felt-tip).
True Blue The uncoated paper facesheet of our TB material works great with permanent markers, pencils (traditional and mechanical), highlighters, markers, crayons, colored pencils, and pens (ballpoint and felt-tip).
True Gray The uncoated paper facesheet of our TE material works great with permanent markers, pencils (traditional and mechanical), highlighters, markers, crayons, colored pencils, and pens (ballpoint, felt-tip, and gel).
True Green The uncoated paper facesheet of our TG material works great with permanent markers, pencils (traditional and mechanical), highlighters, markers, crayons, colored pencils, and pens (ballpoint, felt-tip, and gel).
True Purple The uncoated paper facesheet of our TP material works great with permanent markers, pencils (traditional and mechanical), highlighters, markers, crayons, colored pencils, and pens (ballpoint, felt-tip, and gel).
True Red The uncoated paper facesheet of our TR material works great with permanent markers, pencils (traditional and mechanical), highlighters, markers, crayons, colored pencils, and pens (ballpoint, felt-tip, and gel).
True Yellow The uncoated paper facesheet of our TY material works great with permanent markers, pencils (traditional and mechanical), highlighters, markers, crayons, colored pencils, and pens (ballpoint and felt-tip).
Light Tan The uncoated paper facesheet of our TC material works great with permanent markers, pencils (traditional and mechanical), highlighters, markers, crayons, colored pencils, and pens (ballpoint and felt-tip).
Iron-on Transfer Paper Dark The coated facesheet of our HD material works great with highlighters, markers, crayons, and pens (ballpoint, felt-tip and gel).
Cardstock Paper The uncoated paper facesheet of our KW material works great with permanent markers, pencils (traditional and mechanical), highlighters, markers, crayons, colored pencils, and pens (ballpoint and felt-tip).
Chalkboard Labels The coated facesheet of our CB material works great with permanent markers, pencils (traditional and mechanical), and crayons.
Weatherproof Vinyl Laser The vinyl facesheet of our LV material works great with permanent markers, pencils (traditional and mechanical), markers, crayons, colored pencils, and ballpoint pens.
Iron-on Transfer Paper Light The coated facesheet of our HL material works great with highlighters, markers, crayons, and pens (ballpoint and felt-tip).
Magnetic White Gloss The glossy facesheet of our MG material works great with permanent markers, highlighters, markers, crayons, colored pencils, and pens (ballpoint, felt-tip, and gel).
Patterned White Matte Cigar The uncoated paper facesheet of our SW material works great with permanent markers, pencils (traditional and mechanical), highlighters, markers, crayons, colored pencils, and pens (ballpoint, felt-tip, and gel).
Integrated Form Labels The uncoated paper facesheet of our IF material works great with permanent markers, pencils (traditional and mechanical), highlighters, markers, crayons, colored pencils, and pens (ballpoint, felt-tip, and gel).
Void Silver Polyester Laser The metalized facesheet of our VS material works great with permanent markers, crayons, and ballpoint pens.
Patterned Silver Cigar The metalized facesheet of our SS material works great with permanent markers, markers, crayons, and ballpoint pens.
White Matte Non-Yellowing The uncoated paper facesheet of our NY material works great with permanent markers, pencils (traditional and mechanical), highlighters, markers, crayons, colored pencils, and pens (ballpoint, felt-tip, and gel).

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