I absolutely love these markers! First of all they come with 20 markers- so you get a bright of each color and a neutral. I like that because you can change the coloring and even shade a bit if you are artistic on a chalk board. They write really easy and even though they have a thicker tip they also have a point at the tip of the thickness. appear. I received this item at a discount in exchange for an honest review but I will continue to buy these for my daughter to use on her blackboard as well. No more chalky mess!