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iPhoneOgraphy – 01 Feb 2016 (Day 32/366)
A highlighter is a type of writing device used to draw attention to sections of text by marking them with a vivid, translucent colour. A typical highlighter is fluorescent yellow, coloured with pyranine.
A highlighter is a felt tip writing device filled with transparent fluorescent ink. The first highlighter was introduced in 1963 by Carter’s Ink Company, using the trademarked name Sharpie. Avery Dennison Corporation now owns the brand, having acquired Carter’s Ink Company in 1975.
Stabilo-Boss had been producing felt tip writing devices since 1971. It is hailed as the European product leader of manufacturing highlighters. In 2003, the company has changed its name to Stabilo International.