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    Sharpies for Autographs

    I think I read on a forum last year that some Sharpies were not suitable for the characters to use for signing books. Does anyone know if there is some truth in this and if so are their types of Sharpies that work better than others for the characters to use.

    We always buy the big oversized pens from the park and always end up losing them

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    Re: Sharpies for Autographs

    I think they sell oversized Sharpies at most office supply stores such as Office Depot or Staples.
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    Re: Sharpies for Autographs

    We always used sharpies and haven't had a problem. They weren't over sized. I would get everyone a different color- not sure why.


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    Re: Sharpies for Autographs

    The ultra-fine tip ones are really not the best at all.
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    Re: Sharpies for Autographs

    We used the Sharpies that are retractable, like a ballpoint pen. They have a thick body, a fine point, and the tip can be clicked in and out without having to worry about a cap. Every character we saw had no problem using it. I can't take credit for the idea though, I got it from Lou's recent podcast about getting autographs!

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    Re: Sharpies for Autographs

    Sharpies are fine, especially the clickable sharpies. However, the one color that should not be used is green sharpies.
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    Re: Sharpies for Autographs

    Thanks everyone

    The different colour ones are a good wee idea, we have twins so I will get 4 and lets them pick and choose.....I remember more about the post that said they were an issue and I think the lady in question disliked them personally.......perhaps she was trying to start a campaign against them, lol....Kidcot use them at EPCOT so Disney cannot mind them that much

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    DONT USE ANYTHING WITH A CAP!!! Characters can't see well as it is! let alone figure out there is a cap on the pen or sharpie
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    Re: Sharpies for Autographs

    Quote Originally Posted by DHI View Post
    DONT USE ANYTHING WITH A CAP!!! Characters can't see well as it is! let alone figure out there is a cap on the pen or sharpie
    Actually, pens with caps are fine. Just make sure the cap is removed before you get up to the character(s).
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    Re: Sharpies for Autographs

    Quote Originally Posted by DocB View Post
    We used the Sharpies that are retractable, like a ballpoint pen. They have a thick body, a fine point, and the tip can be clicked in and out without having to worry about a cap. Every character we saw had no problem using it. I can't take credit for the idea though, I got it from Lou's recent podcast about getting autographs!
    I agree! We love the clickable Sharpies.

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    Re: Sharpies for Autographs

    That's some good ideas. We will definately keep that in mind on our upcoming honeymoon. We're very excited to meet some of the characters.

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