Dry erase markers offer a sustainable alternative to paper as well as convenience. They come in vibrant, bold colors that show up well on white dry erase boards and are made for repeated use on them. Use them at home, school, or in your office or studio for lists, diagrams, notes, drawings, presentations, and more. The markers come in handy variety packs, usually with built-in erasers and magnets; they are generally low odor. Check out our recommendations for the best magnetic dry erase markers below.
1. Expo Dry Erase Markers
Expo remains the gold standard when it comes to dry erase markers. Each produces bold, clean lines, and the colors are opaque and vivid but erase easily. A soft eraser, firmly anchored in each marker cap, wipes away ink with little effort. The magnets on the side of each marker are strong—these markers will never slide down your white board or fridge! Finally, we like that they come in either a chisel tip or a fine tip. Choose from a set of four or eight, which features a basic black, blue, and red as well as magenta and two browns.
2. Shuttle Art Dry Erase Markers
Dry erase markers don’t typically come in an abundance of colors, so it’s a pleasure to see a set that includes 15 distinct hues. Those in this set are equipped with fine, 2-mm tips—ideal for detailed drawings or writing, although the ink is super bright so you can see your marks from a pretty good distance. The markers write smoothly and the built-in magnets are relatively large to provide excellent strength. The ink erases easily with the erasers on each marker’s end.
3. Arteza Magnetic Dry Erase Markers
This 24-pack of Arteza magnetic dry erase markers is perfect for stocking any classroom. The set, which features ink that’s quick-drying and nontoxic, includes two each of a rainbow of colors: red, orange, yellow, two shades of green, blue, purple, pink, aqua, two shades of brown, and black. Purchase multiple sets, which are relatively inexpensive, to reduce fighting over colors. The markers have bullet tips, and erasers, and magnets are built into the caps. The colors are not as vibrant as pricier picks, but they will do well for casual projects..
4. ZCSM Quality Dry Erase Markers
These markers offer a useful variety of bold colors in slim markers that hold ink of different colors at each round-tipped end. Each features one colored tip and one black tip—allowing for quick color changes if you are writing or illustrating, and especially if you are using markers to outline! Colors include pink, purple, two greens, and two blues. The magnets on the caps, which feature individual erasers, are quite small, so these markers stick best to highly magnetic surfaces.
5. MC Squares Anti-Gravity Dry-Erase Markers
These markers are more expensive than the competition, but they will last you a long time. Each features a chisel tip made of high-quality polyester fiber resin, and you’ll find that it’s easy to draw both thick and thin lines. What makes them particularly special is the placement of their magnets at the bottom of each marker. This means that you’re always sticking them onto a surface so they float horizontally, which prevents ink from flooding the tip or simply drying out. On the cap, find a durable eraser. This set includes six pens in vibrant colors including black, red, and teal.