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I'm the same way, I love the truvis pattern, but the cost bump for the graphene was too much for me.
I found a stencil that I use to mark the ball in two halves. It does leave marks on the clubs, but it comes off with some soap and hydrogen peroxide. I see it as free impact tape. /smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
I use these markers, as they bleed less than the sharpies and Industrial marker (Markal brand) I tried:
As for balls, I've been liking the Lime/Green Vice Pro Soft because the matte finish holds the marker better than other balls. I like the Titleist Tour Soft better than the Bridgestone E6, so Tour Softs are what I'll buy if I'm traveling.
With good stencil spacing, I can usually keep an even pattern in the two halves, preserve the ball logo, ball number, and the putting line. Here's a few different styles I've done:
I have tried the stencil - while it works well, the balls look like crap after 4-5 holes since the ink will smear from a good strike on the ball. I don't care about ink transfer to the club, but a perfectly good ball will look like it has 36 holes of use before you hit the turn.
For that reason I don't think I will use the stencil too much in the future, unless I find a marker to wear the paint is less effected.
** Edit - I just noticed you found a marker that bleeds less. I will go by the art store near my work and pick one up to try.