Copic Markers are professional-quality markers that are highly regarded by artists for their smooth application and wide range of brilliant colors. They are double-sided (which means there’s a nib at each end) with a reservoir in the middle filled with high-quality, alcohol-based ink that is low-odor and non-toxic. Copics can be layered and blended, they’re streak-free, and they’re permanent, which makes them a wonderful tool for creating art.
Unlike cheap markers that get discarded when they run out of ink, Copic Markers are designed to last for years (or decades!) because they’re refillable, and you can replace the nibs when they become worn.
Copics are made in Japan and were originally released in 1987, primarily for manga artists. Since then, they’ve gradually added new marker styles and colors to their product line, generating growing interest from all types of artists such as fashion illustrators, graphic designers, coloring enthusiasts and even fine artists like myself who made a transition from painting with traditional media to coloring with markers.
One reason Copics are more expensive than other brands is that Copic takes quality very seriously. Each marker is hand-tested for quality and color consistency before it leaves the factory. Copic also takes great care to ensure that its inks are consistent from batch to batch, so when you buy a new refill bottle or marker, you know exactly what you’re getting!