Now ubiquitous in conference rooms, classrooms, lecture halls, and offices, whiteboards were first marketed in the 1960s. The first whiteboards needed to be cleaned with a damp cloth, and existing markers tended to leave permanent traces on the boards’ surfaces. Enter the dry-erase marker, invented in 1976. While most dry-erase markers are made for whiteboards, you can also find dry-erase markers specially designed for use on glass. Perfect for brainstorming sessions in glass-walled offices, as well as writing on glassboards, windows, and mirrors, these markers lay down smooth, vivid color on glass without beading or streaking. Browse our selection of dry-erase markers for glass below.
1. Arteza Glass Board Dry-Erase Markers
Arteza’s 10-pack of glass board dry-erase markers includes a variety of neon colors. These markers write smoothly, not only on glass but also on a range of nonporous surfaces such as traditional whiteboards. Don’t worry about the tips wearing down: each set of markers comes with 10 extra tips and a set of tweezers to make replacement easy. These markers are nontoxic and low odor, rendering them safe for classroom environments.
2. U Brands Dry Erase Markers
U Brands’ bullet-tip dry-erase markers are ideal for using on glassboards. These bright liquid markers are nontoxic and low odor and make a bold, clean mark on glass and dry-erase surfaces. They last twice as long as traditional dry-erase markers, and the built-in eraser is convenient for corrections while you write. An added bonus? These markers won’t roll off a flat surface, thanks to the contoured shape of their caps.
A liquid chalk option, Writey’s colorful markers are designed for use on the company’s whiteboards, but they work just as well on windows, mirrors, and other nonporous surfaces. Each marker is filled with vivid neon liquid chalk that’s smooth and opaque. It’s also nontoxic, dustless, and odorless and washes off easily with a wet or dry cloth.
4. EXPO Neon Window Dry-Erase Markers
EXPO’s basic pack of dry-erase markers is perfect for everyday use. This pack includes five neon colors that work on both black and white dry erase surfaces. The ink is low odor, and the durable bullet tip won’t wear out and creates thick, bold lines. Ideal for classrooms and offices, these neon dry erase markers are a great buy.
5. Pentel Maxiflo Liquid Ink Marker Set
Specifically designed for whiteboards and glassboards, Pentel’s liquid ink markers lay down a smooth, consistent line that won’t smudge or streak. They last three times longer than the company’s standard dry-erase marker, and are equipped with a push button at the top that pumps fresh ink into the nib if it dries out—a useful innovation for those who tend to leave the caps off their pens. The ink is highly pigmented and easy to wipe off whiteboards and glass with dry cloth or board eraser. This minimalist set of four medium-point, bullet-tip markers in basic red, green, blue, and black comes in a handy case with an eraser.