The best highlighter pens in 2024

Three of the best highlighter pens
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The best highlighter pens are often underrated but indispensable items of stationery. No other tool that can mark important information and point you in the right direction in the way a highlighter can, and they can also be used for creative purposes too, so if you need highlighters, you should make sure they're good ones. 

While choosing one of the best highlighter pens might seem like a simple task, there's more to it than might meet the eye. And there are some key considerations to take into account when making a purchase. For example, do you need a gel or pencil highlighter, what tip would be best, how quickly does it dry, will it bleed through a page or smudge the text, how bright is the ink, and what colour best suits? 

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Kerrie Hughes
Freelance writer

Kerrie Hughes is a frequent contributor to Creative Bloq, and was once its editor. One of the original CB crew, Kerrie joined the team back in 2013 after moving from her role as staff writer on 3D World. Since then she's written regularly for other creative publications such as ImagineFX, Computer Arts and Digital Camera World. After a stint working for the police, Kerrie is back reviewing creative tech for creative professionals.