A highlighter is a form of fiber tip pen which is used to highlight sections of documents in a vivid colour, while leaving the content beneath the marking unobscured. As such, highlighter ink is translucent.
The first fiber tip pen was invented by Yukio Horie in 1962 in Japan. A highlighter is a fiber tip pen filled with transparent brightly coloured ink. The Avery Dennison Corporation trademarked the name Hi-Liter, they invented the name highlighter, but they did not invent the pen.
Many highlighters come in bright, often fluorescent colours. Fluorescence is a Luminescence that is mostly found as an Being fluorescent, highlighter ink will glow under a black light The most common colour for highlighters is yellow, but they are also found in pink, blue, green, orange, and purple varieties. A Black light or UV Light is a lamp emitting Electromagnetic radiation that is almost exclusively in the soft near ultraviolet range and emits Yellow is the Color evoked by light that stimulates both the L and M (long and medium wavelength Cone cells of the Retina about equally Pink is a pale Red Color that was first recorded in the 17th century to describe the pale red Flowers of pinks, Flowering plants Blue is a Colour, the Perception of which is evoked by Green is a Color, the perception of which is evoked by light having a spectrum dominated by energy with a Wavelength of roughly 520–570- nm. The colour orange occurs Purple is a general term for the range of shades of Color occurring between Red and Blue.
Highlighters are available in retractable form, or with an eraser on the opposite end of the felt tip. Other types of highlighters include the "trilighter," a triangularly-shaped pen with a different-coloured tip at each corner, and ones that are stackable.
Dry highlighters (occasionally called "dry line highlighters") are highlighters that, instead of having a felt tip, have applicators that apply a strip of highlighter tape, similar to audio cassette tape. Unlike standard highlighters, they are easily eraseable. They are to be distinguished from "dry mark highlighters", which are sometimes advertised as being useful for highlighting the Bible or other books with extremely thin pages. Etymology According to the Online Etymology Dictionary, the word bible is from Latin biblia, traced from the same word through Medieval Latin and Late Latin