Sharpie was founded as Sanford Ink Company in 1857 in Worcester, Massachusetts. The company focused on producing and selling ink and glue. In 1964, Sanford turned its focus to the emerging marker business and introduced the Sharpie marker. The Sharpie Fine Point black marker became the first pen-style permanent marker and works on almost any surface from glass, wood and stone, to plastic, metal and, of course, paper. Sharpie markers stand for far more than just markers. Made to write on, stand out on, and stay on practically any surface representing unique, unruly, courageous, outrageous self-expression that never, ever fades from glory. 

Sharpie is THE BOLD ORIGINAL, genuine article and cultural icon of Permanent Markers.