Highlighters make marking important information from business meetings and school notes easy. It's easy for students and professionals to find the information later without endless searching by looking for the vivid marks on the page. Color-coding information in the office or classroom using the vivid ink colors takes coordination to another level. Writers and editors can highlight text that needs revisions. The vast selection of highlighting tools and other writing supplies from brands like Accent, Sharpie, and Pentel available at Staples has something for every home, classroom, and professional.

Choose from several styles of highlighters
Retractable highlighting pens and those with caps often have a clip so that there's always one around when it's needed. Their barrels are usually a solid color. However, translucent and transparent barrels are available so that there's no question as to how much ink is left. Stick-style pens are ideal for marking small print and making fine lines. Chisel-tipped pens that make wide, bold lines are good for highlighting larger texts. Thermo-sensitive erasable highlighting pens mark vividly yet erase cleanly without damaging the paper. Opt for pens with comfort grips for frequent use.

Highlighting on thin paper
Gel highlighting pens are a wise choice when working with thin, delicate pages. The ink dries quickly without bleeding through, wrinkling, smudging, or smearing. Consider a fine-tip pen for smaller, delicate projects instead of one with a wider chisel tip.

Keep highlighter pens on hand with bulk packs
It's easy to pick up a small pack to use at home or on the way to class. Teachers and office staff tend to use them more frequently and require larger quantities to be kept on hand. The pens are available in single packs to packs of more than 250 pens so that there's always one available at a desk nearby. Multi-packs are available in both individual and assorted colors to keep things organized.

What is the most common color for highlighting?
Yellow and pink are the frequently used colors for highlighting. The color used most often is yellow as its brightness is easily visible on white paper. Text highlighted in yellow doesn't show on a copier so that copies look just like the originals, without the markups. Other available colors are purple, blue, and green, which makes keeping notes organized easier.

Are highlighter pens useful for art projects?
Yes, the pens are a great tool for doodling, coloring, and creating masterpieces. They work best on watercolor paper, which doesn't soak up the ink as fast. The ink is easier to blend since it doesn't dry quickly.

Does highlighter ink show on copies?

Use caution when highlighting documents that require photocopying. Yellow typically doesn't show up on copies since it's the lightest color. Erasable pens are another option for highlighting on copies since they don't damage the paper when being erased. Darker colors such as pink, blue, or green may show up as a gray mark behind the original text, or it may black it out altogether.

Is the ink nontoxic?
The majority of pen brands are approved product (AP)-certified nontoxic and Art & Creative Materials Institute, Inc. (ACMI) approved. There's no need to worry when little ones grab them for doodling or coloring. Confidently purchase products with health and safety information listed clearly on the packaging for use at home and in the classroom.
Sharpie Tank Highlighters, Chisel, Assorted Colors, 6/Pack (25076)Sharpie Tank Highlighters, Chisel, Assorted Colors, 6/Pack (25076)
5.41
Item #224303
Model #25076
  • Highlighters feature a tank-style barrel with long-lasting ink supply
  • Versatile chisel tip allows you to precisely highlight both wide and narrow lines of text
$5.41
6/Pack
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Sharpie Accent Pocket Style Highlighter, Chisel Tip, Assorted Ink, 12 Per Set (27145)
6.99
Item #764950
Model #27145
  • Features SMEAR GUARD™ ink specially formulated to not smear when highlighting over many pen and marker inks including inkjet printouts, written notes, newspapers and more
  • Let ink dry before highlighting
$6.99
Reg.  $9.99
Dozen
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Sharpie Tank Highlighters, Chisel, Yellow, 5/Pack (1809200)
In store only
2.49
Item #356458
Model #1809200
  • Highlighters feature a tank-style barrel with long-lasting ink supply
  • Chisel tip for precise marking
$2.49
Reg.  $5.76
5/Pack
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Sharpie Accent Tank Style Highlighter, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 5/Pack (1809199)
2.49
Item #356459
Model #1809199
  • Assorted highlighter ink colors come in a variety of bright colors of pink, orange, yellow and blue
  • Smear Guard ink technology is specially formulated to resists smearing many pen and marker inks
$2.49
Reg.  $4.81
5/Pack
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Staples Hype Stick Highlighters, Chisel, Assorted, 5/Pack (29349)Staples Hype Stick Highlighters, Chisel, Assorted, 5/Pack (29349)
2.99
Item #2072216
Model #29349
  • Stick highlighters conform to all handwriting styles
  • Versatile chisel tip allows you to precisely highlight both wide and narrow lines of text
$2.99
Reg.  $3.19
5/Pack
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Zebra Mildliner Double Ended Highlighters, Bullet/Chisel Tip, Assorted Inks, 15/Pack (78115)Zebra Mildliner Double Ended Highlighters, Bullet/Chisel Tip, Assorted Inks, 15/Pack (78115)
15.49
Item #24422953
Model #78115
  • Double-ended highlighters are perfect for hand lettering and creative applications
  • Features bullet and chisel tip
$15.49
Reg.  $26.99
15/Pack
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Sharpie Pocket Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Fluorescent Yellow, 36/Pack (2003991)
17.99
Item #2634152
Model #2003991
  • Yellow fluorescent highlighters make text stand out
  • Slim design allows for greater control when lending emphasis to text
$17.99
Reg.  $23.18
36/Pack
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Sharpie Clear View Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Assorted, 8/Pack (1966798)Sharpie Clear View Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Assorted, 8/Pack (1966798)
9.99
Item #2519901
Model #1966798
  • Clear view Highlighter is a dream to use - just highlight!
  • Versatile chisel tip which allows for precision highlighting on both wide and narrow lines of text
$9.99
Reg.  $12.51
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BIC Brite Liner Stick Highlighters, Chisel, Assorted, 5/Pack (BLP51W-AST)
2.99
Item #330628
Model #BLP51W-AST
  • Stick conforms to all handwriting styles
  • Versatile chisel tip which allows for precise highlighting on both wide and narrow lines of text
$2.99
Reg.  $3.41
5/Pack
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Staples Hype Tank Highlighters with Grip, Chisel Tip, Assorted, 5/Pack (29228)Staples Hype Tank Highlighters with Grip, Chisel Tip, Assorted, 5/Pack (29228)
3.99
Item #2072153
Model #29228
  • Highlighters feature a tank-style barrel with a long-lasting ink supply
  • Versatile chisel tip which allows for precise highlighting on both wide and narrow lines of text
$3.99
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