The name Sharpie has been synonymous with permanent markers ever since the Sharpie Fine Point, the world's first pen-style permanent marker, was invented in 1964. Their pens can write and draw on almost any surface: glass, wood, stone, plastic, metal, fabrics and, of course, paper. Sharpies are now available in a huge range of sizes and colours, suitable for everything from creating artworks to labelling the seedlings in your garden.