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I've found the best pen for signing the back of credit cards.

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I've found the best pen for signing the back of credit cards.

Hi everyone, I'm newly registered but a long time reader.  I know signing the back of a credit card isn't at all required, and until recently I hadn't done it because of the inevitable smudging.  On a whim I found something that works, and I suspect some of you will find it useful.  Its a Sharpie Industrial Extra Fine marker.  In my experience, this marker has provided a profound improvement on other markers and pens.  I allowed a few minutes dry time, then attempted to smudge the signature with my finger to no avail.  I'm quite impressed.  Amazon is a good place to find it, and I suspect it'll be available at most office supply stores.

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Re: I've found the best pen for signing the back of credit cards.

Thanks for sharing.

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Re: I've found the best pen for signing the back of credit cards.

Pics or it didn't happen. 

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Re: I've found the best pen for signing the back of credit cards.

Gonna pass on that - I'm a bit overly conservative when it comes to photographing my credit cards, hah.

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Re: I've found the best pen for signing the back of credit cards.

I was being tongue-in-cheek. Sometimes it's hard to convey over text. Smiley Tongue

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Re: I've found the best pen for signing the back of credit cards.


@ewhasty wrote:

Hi everyone, I'm newly registered but a long time reader.  I know signing the back of a credit card isn't at all required, and until recently I hadn't done it because of the inevitable smudging.  On a whim I found something that works, and I suspect some of you will find it useful.  Its a Sharpie Industrial Extra Fine marker.  In my experience, this marker has provided a profound improvement on other markers and pens.  I allowed a few minutes dry time, then attempted to smudge the signature with my finger to no avail.  I'm quite impressed.  Amazon is a good place to find it, and I suspect it'll be available at most office supply stores.


Those are the best. You can find them in most stores. The outside is silver and black striped, though.  Smiley Happy

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Re: I've found the best pen for signing the back of credit cards.

I use just this pen for CC signatures.

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@jaylau17 wrote:

I was being tongue-in-cheek. Sometimes it's hard to convey over text. Smiley Tongue


95% of everyone here have a hard time reading sarcasm man. Not me though. Cat Wink

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Valued Contributor

Re: I've found the best pen for signing the back of credit cards.

first off they want me to sign them? now i have to buy a pen...what gives

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@juggalo9er wrote:

first off they want me to sign them? now i have to buy a pen...what gives


Ain't nobody got time for that.

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