Dry-Erase Board Ghosts..oooh scary! by Jessica Hodges
[Thanks to Adam Kinney for this great visual]
The marketing team at Shoplet received a whiteboard last month for scheduling! Great right? It came with a special marker and advised you only use that special marker. Sadly to say I decided that one color was not enough. One of my co-workers gave me a pack of bright, colorful dry-erase markers and I wrote our schedule in lots of nice colors. It looked great until it came time to change the schedule. Oops.
A ghosted whiteboard does not look professional and it gets more and more annoying as time goes on. My solution was to switch from the colored markers to a nice black quartet dry erase marker which was readable over the colored ghosts. But then I learned a little trick from one of our product experts. You color over the ghosts with a dry erase marker! Weird right? Color over the ghost with a dark dry erase marker, let it sit for a few seconds then erase! Maybe this is old news to everyone but it worked like a charm for me.
You can read about some other de-ghosting solutions on Wikihow They suggest Hairspray, Toothpaste, Hand Sanitizer, Lava Soap, Old Dryer Sheets, etc etc etc Sounds like anything besides a dry eraser or the solution that comes with it works.
Anyways, enough with that. Once you get your board nice and clean, ruin it with some of this:
[Beautiful artwork done by islandarc on Flickr]
Now that you’re inspired, join this group: Dry Erase Yer’ Face. They have some really cool artwork too.
Artwork done by Toniluca!
Now go get rid of all your ghosts and start drawing!
[and we’d love to see your artwork! Post it and comment with a link below!]