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Induction Certificate Number:   74020090921-362
Induction Date:   September 21, 2009
Certificate License Status:   Active
Product:   TeeJuice - Fabric Markers
MSRP:   $14.99 USD
Company URL:  http://www.teejuice.com
Rating: 

TeeJuice - Fabric Markers

by:  Rev. James G.W. Fisher | The Toy Man® - Product Evaluation Specialist
     
Evaluation Report Summary (ERS) Date:  09/21/2009

Any piece of fabric, from a T-shirt to a lampshade, can be transformed into a piece of art with TeeJuice Fabric Markers by Jacquard Products. TeeJuice Fabric Markers take felt tip markers to an entirely new level of functionality and value!




Product Type Release Year Primary Usage Target Age / Max. Weight Target Gender
Arts & Crafts, Kits & Supplies 2009 Consumer/Education 3 years + Female/Male


Evaluation Report Summary (ERS)
Category Rating Scores

Category rating scores are based on scale from 1 to 5. Rating score must be 3 or higher to pass in each evaluation category.


Color Palette Ease of Use / Functionality FunFactor™ Hybrid Use Marketability Visual Appeal
5 5 4 5 5 4

Final product / service rating is averaged from the sum total of ALL applicable evaluation category scores. Only scores of "3" or higher are published.

There are a total of 357 evaluation categories which are used in our evaluation process.
(NOTE: Not all categories are applicable to any one product or online service.)

Only 6 of the evaluation category rating scores for this New Inductee's evaluation are featured for public view.


image of factory with ecological leaves symbol. Trade Industry Sales Types

Wholesale Retail Reseller Online 

 



Safety Guidelines Symbol ImageSafety / Quality Classifications
 
CE MarkedUL ApprovedJPMA Certified
(Not Applicable)(Not Applicable)
ASTM Complianteco-Friendlyeco-Conscious
(Not Applicable)



CPSIATÜVEU
Independent Lab Tested  Independent Lab Name 
 Compliant
  LLC/Environmental Medicin
LeadSafe™ - Surface Coatings/PaintLeadSafe™ - Content / SubstratesPhthalatesSafe
(Not Applicable)  
BPASafeSoluble Heavy MetalsMechanical/Physical
(Not Applicable)
Flammability - Solids/TextilesLabeling of Hazardous Art MaterialsiWatchDog™ Approved
(Complies with ICCS™ Certification Standards)
(Not Applicable)(Not Applicable)



UPC Code / ISBN#Manufacturer SKUAge Grading
Unavailable UnavailableNot Applicable



Manufactured InSafety Hazard/Warnings
U.S.A.Not Applicable

 

Introducing TeeJuice Fabric Markers

* SUMMARY CODES: SN - Special Needs | PDD - Pervasive Developmental Disorder

Creative skill and imagination play an important role in the development of a child. As a matter of fact, even after adulthood, creative thinking and exercise of the imagination still retain the same level of importance and benefit. TeeJuice Fabric Markers, an ingenious creation from Jacquard Products, serve as the most perfect tool for stimulating these skills while at the same time allowing persons of all ages to just have some good, clean, fun!

When you think about it, literally everyone around has had an experience with colored felt tip markers in their lifetime. Whether drawing letters, numbers, or complex creative art, you can rest assured that everyone has had an experience with felt tip markers. TeeJuice Fabric Markers have taken the common use of color felt tip markers and created a whole new realm of creativity for a person of virtually any age to explore. The TeeJuice Fabric Markers create a re-awakening of the creative imagination and so much more in an individual.

Just imagine for but a moment, how the Tee Juice Fabric Markers provide an endless wealth of creativity at your fingertips! ANY piece of fabric, from a T-shirt to a lampshade, can be transformed into a piece of art with TeeJuice Fabric Markers by Jacquard Products.




Covering ALL The Bases In Regard To Applicable Use

Although it was so apparent of the level of popularity existing with Jacquard Products' Broad Tip TeeJuice Markers and Fineliner TeeJuice Pens, they realized a problem still existed all the same. For some creative geniuses out there, The Broad Tip TeeJuice Markers were too big, and for others, the Fineliner TeeJuice Pens were too small for what they were trying to do. Considering the facts of the dilemma, Jacquard Products decided to create a Medium Point TeeJuice Pen, which made their collection of TeeJuice Markers and Pens complete.

When it comes to applicable use of the TeeJuice Fabric Markers, Artists, doodlers and children alike can use to them to create a masterpiece from any ordinary piece of fabric. The largest markers are such a perfect fit for creating splashes of background color, the medium-sized pens can be used to draw details, and the smallest pens are ideal for highlighting, fine lines and signatures.

What you may not be aware of is that Jacquard Products has been producing paints and dyes for professional artists for over 30 years. What does this have to do with the TeeJuice Markers? That extended period of experience allows them to ensure you that the markers produce stunning, long-lasting colors while retaining the softness of the original fabric.



Independent Evaluator Reports

Obtaining An Independent Perspective...

In this section we will cover the "TeeJuice Fabric Markers" from the perspectives of qualified individuals" in the specific field associated with the product being evaluated. To accomplish that task we have called upon the assistance of two top level industry professionals who know their stuff and have the credentials" to prove it.

Our professional and independent evaluators have formed their own opinions from extensive analysis and produced detailed, in-depth product evaluation reports connected with their study and evaluation of the TeeJuice Fabric Markers. The information to follow is comprised of excerpts from those same reports which have been paraphrased in order to encapsulate the primary points being conveyed in each report. This approach provides completely independent perspectives in the evaluation of the TeeJuice Fabric Markers.


PLEASE NOTE: The names of our independent evaluators are not disclosed to protect the privacy of these individuals upon their request. Their labors are provided at no charge to assist us in developing a well-balanced and qualified product evaluation summary. Their title is provided to clarify for our readers the specific type of specialist from which the information provided has been included in each product evaluation summary.


Example of the TeeJuice Fabric Markers used on a T-shirt.PRODUCT: TeeJuice - Fabric Markers

PRODUCT TYPE: Boxed Set Felt Tip Fabric Markers

PRODUCT OPTIONS:

- Individual Medium Point and Fineliner Pens, MSRP $2.99
- Individual Broad Tip Marker - MSRP $3.99
- Box Set of Medium Point or Fineliner Pens - 5 colors
- Box Set of Broad Tip Markers has 4 colors - MSRP $14.99


PRODUCT COLOR SPECTRUM: Golden Yellow, Red, Blue, Black, Chocolate Brown, Orange, Purple and Emerald Green

* The colors shown above are the complete color spectrum available for purchase individually.



Board Certified Behavioral Analyst

"The TeeJuice Fabric Markers were a superb group of products to use in a behavioral study with the fact that they represent an evolution of the classic felt tip marker. For this study we took a group of five girls ages 8, 10, 14, and 17 years of age to perform a full evaluation within the period of time specified for your evaluation procedure. (Two of the girls were 8 years of age, and two were 14 years of age.)

The reports from the behavioral study of each of the girls were carefully studied to identify and notate any specific behavioral responses which appeared to have been triggered;
  • During the use of the markers
  • after the artwork was completed
  • after the ink was bonded with the material it was drawn on
  • when the finished creation was shown to the other girls for their feedback
Each of the girls had their own skill traits which were evident in the display of their finished work. This provided an opportunity for a comparative study of each of the girl's completed creations. In addition, each of the products themselves in live application use including single targeted study of each version of the markers was conducted as well.

In the completion of the study, the results from each of us were all concomitant and served to yield an authenticating value. The TeeJuice Fabric Markers stimulate and educate on multiple levels. Whether a child is naturally gifted with artistic skill or seemingly completely devoid of any creative skill, the TeeJuice Fabric Markers stimulate imagination, creative thinking, hand-eye coordination, and rouse a desire to create.

The TeeJuice Fabric Markers pick up where classic felt tip markers leave off. With the TeeJuice Fabric Markers, an individual can not only get creative, but can now have a lasting example of their creative skills with the TeeJuice Fabric Markers on a hat, shirt, or virtually any other fabric material, and even some other surfaces which the markers were not originally designed to be a target medium for use.

A key point is that the creative drawing made possible with the TeeJuice Fabric Markers, can be made a permanent part of the medium upon which it exists! Just as silkscreen transfers, a small measure of heat applied for a specific period of time outlined in the instructions that come with the TeeJuice Fabric Markers, serves as a radical stimulus for a permanent bonding. This in turn allows an individual to express their feelings in their drawing by wearing on a T-shirt, hat, shoes, or an immense number of other possible materials. From a behavioral study position, the markers undoubtedly function as an instrument to contributory to self-improvement and radical improvement of skill development.
"


ECD Learning Specialist

"WOW! Despite that word not generally being used in my profession to define the specifics of a product, that single word summarizes the very first thought which enters my mind when I look at my report on this product. The potential use of the TeeJuice Fabric Markers is virtually limitless.

Whether a child is SN - Special Needs, (sometimes referred to as having a PDD - Pervasive Developmental Disorder), or General Ed in their specific developmental needs, the TeeJuice Markers hold an intrinsic value and familiarity with every person using them. Felt markers are a common and familiar item for any individual. The producers of this product have taken that into account, developing an extension in design of felt markers and given it greater functionality, benefit, and value.

In is so fascinating to think of how a simple object such as the TeeJuice Markers can be so enlivening to vital developmental skills in children, even more so with SN children. The broad spectrum of challenges for SN children is virtually endless yet the TeeJuice Markers are still a perfect fit for use. My specialty is working with SN children and the TeeJuice Markers contribute in such a substantial manner the developmental needs of these children.

The markers are such a simple solution! In my evaluation of the TeeJuice Markers with my SN children, it was clearly evident of each marker dispenses the perfect form of stimulation to educate, develop, and enhance the current state of the children's skill levels and multiple part of their personal selves. With several of the children I work with, the markers served as a new avenue of creative discovery. Easy to work with and providing an end result which serves as a lasting memory of their creative imaginations, the TeeJuice Markers could not possibly have been a more welcome product to evaluate with my children.
"




Consumer Hands-On Evaluation

Nothing is more powerful than hands-on experience by a consumer with a product when it is being evaluated. Based upon that fact we put every single product we evaluate at the mercy of consumers in a hands-on evaluation where anything goes. Shall we see how the "TeeJuice Fabric Markers" were seen with consumers?
Example image of the TeeJuice Fabric Markers.The TeeJuice Fabric Markers created a most unusual confrontation to handle. The task before us was how we could possibly incite a group of consumers to use the TeeJuice Fabric Markers in a live, spontaneous, hands-on evaluation. As fast as the question had manifested itself, the same held true with the answer.

What we had to do was create a "marketing hook." A marketing hook is a solution, device, or products which can be used as a catalyst to stimulate the achieving of a specific goal. Our goal in this case was to get consumers to allow their creative juices to flow with use of the TeeJuice Fabric Markers. The hook was a free prize for the person whose drawing was determined as the best by their own peers who were present.
The location for the spontaneous hands-on product evaluation was a massive sized local park in Las Vegas which had hundreds of people present, watching the soccer games in play or just plain relaxing. Considering the number of people at the location, we had a sure thing in regard to getting participants in this segment of our study.


In the image of the young lady at left, you can see a perfect example of what can be accomplished with the TeeJuice Fabric Markers. Just imagine if you will, what you could do for yourself with the opportunities that inhabit your imaginative mind. Create an artful hat or cap, take a top which you have grown tired of and give it new life with an artistic design created by you! The possibilities are literally without end!

As we videotaped the hands on experience for each participant with all of the products we had brought, there was so much excitement being generated with TeeJuice Fabric Markers being one of the products which was most popular. What appeared to be the primary catalyst which was second to nothing else, the fact that the participants had a variety of sizes to use with the markers, both fine line and broad. This allowed for greater creativity for the participants evaluating the TeeJuice Fabric Markers.


In our reviewing of the consumer hands-on feedback forms which the participants filled out, there was no room for doubt that the TeeJuice Fabric Markers were one of the most innovative products we have evaluated to date. It was like Jacquard Products had crawled back in the box and discovered while they had been thinking out of the box for so long, the materials needed to create a sensational new product were right there all the time.

What does this all add up to? The TeeJuice Fabric Markers passed this segment of our evaluation with a virtual crowd of fans chomping at the bit for an opportunity to experience using the TeeJuice Fabric Markers for themselves.


A Sampling Of Category Ratings



A small sampling of the individual category titles & rating scores from the complete product review itself for this product are featured here. The categories which have been selected to be featured in this product evaluation summary for public view, specify some of the primary points of how and why that specific rating score was reached.

  • If a product is inducted, a product evaluation summary of the complete review is published for public view.
  • When a score has been assigned to a category rating, it has been through a thorough validation process to ensure accuracy and no inflection of bias.
  • If a product scores an overall category evaluation rating average of [2] Two Stars or lower from the complete review results, it fails the evaluation and is not inducted.
  • Information for products which do not pass our evaluation is confidential and is shared only with the company submitting the product.



The Featured Category Ratings for this Product Evaluation Summary are listed below.




COLOR PALETTE: Rating Level - [5]

In this category of Color Palette, the TeeJuice Fabric Markers are covering the full spectrum of color necessary to dazzle the eyes with a stunning set of colors. The beauty of it is that the everything from the basic colors, (which infants, toddlers and young children recognize), as well as the primary highlight colors, (which are more appealing from pre-teens to adults), are all encompassed within this collection of color.

Critical skill development as well as the necessary stimulation to maintain already developed skills are both served well with the TeeJuice Fabric Markers. The stunning colors are especially effective in stimulating the creative skills and imagination in an individual; skills just waiting for an opportunity break free and serve as a Muse for the person possessing the TeeJuice Fabric Markers in their hands.

It is so easily discernible that the TeeJuice Fabric Markers hold the fullest degree of value in regard to a good color palette. The TeeJuice Fabric Markers pull a perfect score of [5] Five Stars in this evaluation category for Color Palette.


EASE OF USE / FUNCTIONALITYY: Rating Level - [5]

In the Ease of Use / Functionality evaluation category, TeeJuice Fabric Markers really shine. Remove a cap, place the marker on the desired medium for creating your new masterpiece, and your creative skills and imagination begin to do what they do best, create an artistic creation.

The use of the TeeJuice Fabric Markers couldn't possibly be any more simple and easy. The functionality of the TeeJuice Fabric Markers is proven during and upon completion of each artful design which springs forth from your imagination. The TeeJuice Fabric Markers pull a perfect score of [5] Stars in this category of Ease of Use / Functionality.


FUNFACTOR™: Rating Level - [4]

FunFactor™ plays a vital role in the evaluation of the TeeJuice Fabric Markers. Having "fun" in an activity causes certain chemicals to be produced in your system which stimulates your creative thinking and imagination. The TeeJuice Fabric Markers scored well above average in this category for FunFactor™, yet fell short of a perfect score by a single digit.

The reasoning behind this is that while the action of using the TeeJuice Fabric Markers to get stir your creative instincts, that action is not derived from a foundation of FunFactor™. The FunFactor™ is a result of the activity an individual is experiencing.

In this case, using the TeeJuice Fabric Markers is more of a focused activity which although the FunFactor™ which is developed is high, it simply is not a primary result from the use of the TeeJuice Fabric Markers. The TeeJuice Fabric Markers pull a score of [4] Stars in the evaluation category of FunFactor™.



HYBRID-USE™: Rating Level - [5]

The TeeJuice Fabric Markers tore up the road and left the competitors standing still when it comes to Hybrid-Use™. It seems as though there is almost no environment in which the TeeJuice Fabric Markers would not be applicable for use, (within reason).

One of the finest qualities of the TeeJuice Fabric Markers is how they can be used in the home, school, and recreational environments. Non-toxic, and meeting all Federal and State regulations for use in educational environments as well as other recreational activity facilities, the TeeJuice Fabric Markers did a clean sweep with a perfect score of [5] Stars in the category for Hybrid-Use™.


MARKETABILITY: Rating Level - [5]

When it comes to the Marketability evaluation category, the TeeJuice Fabric Markers pulled yet another clean sweep. All of the elements needed to complete the mix to get to the top are all present. Essentially, the TeeJuice Fabric Markers are an easy sell which are a sure thing for needing plenty of stock available in a brick and mortar store. The have a perfect score of [5] Five Stars in this category for Marketability.


VISUAL APPEAL: Rating Level - [4]

The TeeJuice Fabric Markers shine with perfect scores in almost every other evaluation category and well above average in this one, yet just didn't have enough to pull it to the top. The variety of packaging and product combination for all of the TeeJuice Fabric Markers fell short of a perfect score by a single digit.

After carefully reviewing the video tapes and going over all reports and pertinent evaluation data, we established that the TeeJuice Fabric Markers pulls a score of [4] Stars in this category for Visual Appeal.






EVALUATION RESULTS - From evaluation for induction into "The Toy Man® News & Reviews"
       
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    Award of Excellence:  
     
    eChoice™ Award:  
       
       
    S. T. E. M. Award:   
     
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