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Refilling Copic
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Published: April 15, 2010
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So a quicky little video I made on refilling Copic Markers.
All my Dry ones are Ciao's so I demo'ed on them but you can do the exact same thing for a sketch.
This is MY method. It works, and it works well for me. Some people couldn't stomach losing a drop of ink, if that's your issue, then measure it out, or let it drip on the nib you pulled out and have it soak up your drips... hey that's a good idea.

Incidentally, you can pull out your chisel nib and replace it in the same way I reefed it out of my marker here.

One day I'll demo the Booster needle too, but i find it so pointless...
There are a couple other methods I'll demo later too.

anyways, dont forget to check out my youtube channel: [link]

some things are too big to make it on dA, so I'll be posting there.

BUY REFIILLS:
So many people have asked where to buy refills.

If you're in BC head into an Opus. It's an art supply store. They can order them for you, or buy online at [link] - they ship across Canada.

If you're NOT canadian [link] is the place to go. (the shipping is WAY to much to canada though!)
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kaleidoscope-tattoos's avatar
kaleidoscope-tattoos|Professional Interface Designer
I just bought my first set of refills only to realize they say to use that needle thing. I freaked out! But thanks so much for sharing this simple and easy to understand tutorial thing so I can now do it like a 'pro' haha.
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EminanimeP's avatar
EminanimeP|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks this really helped!
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nezumimecelaw's avatar
nezumimecelaw|Student Filmographer
this helped me alot thank you!! (QwQ) i didnt even know how to fill it lol
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Marker-Guru's avatar
Marker-Guru|Professional Traditional Artist
well, I'm glad :D
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VeniceRilly's avatar
VeniceRilly|Professional General Artist
Thanks for the cool video, I didn't know how to do it ;)

In my area (I'm from Europe) you pay 7-8 Dollar each Ciao Marker (not Sketch!). I think that's expensive, but I can only buy single ones of the Ciao and not of the sketch and I think it's better than buying a whole set.
But I think the difference isn't that big owning Sketch, is it?
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Marker-Guru's avatar
Marker-Guru|Professional Traditional Artist
No the only differences between sketch and ciao is:
Sketch holds a few CC's more ink (less refilling)
the colour codes are on the cap (important for me, because I make palettes with the codes.)
The caps are safer for the markers. the ciaos have a little rim in the inside with a sharp edge (kid safe - the air holes make it so someone can still breathe if the cap is swallowed). if you are not careful shoving the cap on it can mangle a nib.

Thats about it.
The sets are good if you just want to fill out your collection. I like the buying of sets then adding onto that. gives you a base of colours to start selecting new colours from.

That is REALLY pricy for ciaos. The price just went up here too :/
Does icopic.com ship to Europe? they're really affordable, but sometimes the shipping is bad.

Well I'm glad you found my video! now you'll save lots of money buying refills :3
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VeniceRilly's avatar
VeniceRilly|Professional General Artist
Thanks for the answer :)

Unfortunately they don't send to Europe :(
That's the problem with the internet shops, most of the time they only send it inside North America...
Maybe I will find a cheaper possibility one day :)
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Marker-Guru|Professional Traditional Artist
Oh ya, if you go on the Copic europe website, they have a list of retailers [link] - any of them have cheap stuff and ship?
Copic has a few distributors Europe, north america, japan and australia and they don't cross the boundaries and retailers are limited by them as well.
Bummer :<
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SayuriUzumaki's avatar
SayuriUzumaki|Hobbyist Digital Artist
wooooow! This tutorial really help me! Thank you!
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Marker-Guru's avatar
Marker-Guru|Professional Traditional Artist
I'm glad! :)
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SayuriUzumaki|Hobbyist Digital Artist
;p
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hellspark's avatar
Dick Blick had sketch pens for less than 5.00, I get mine there.
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Marker-Guru's avatar
Marker-Guru|Professional Traditional Artist
Yup, if you're ok with paying shipping, and have a payment method they accept they're a good choice.
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hellspark's avatar
If you buy in bulk, well an order over 100.00 which doesn't just have to be markers shipping if free. I usually lump my orders together.
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Marker-Guru's avatar
Marker-Guru|Professional Traditional Artist
They also don't take paypal, and that doesn't apply to orders outside the USA.
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:heart: This deviation has been featured in my article, "November 2010 Resources DDs." Congratulations again on your fabulous work in dA's Resources gallery!
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Marker-Guru's avatar
Marker-Guru|Professional Traditional Artist
:la: thank you :D
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natekim's avatar
Ya i got my sketches 5 dollars a piece where do u live ? if in Colorado then get them at [link] i dont know here they display them on the web site though
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Marker-Guru's avatar
Marker-Guru|Professional Traditional Artist
Vancouver (Canada)
USA and Japan have the cheapest prices generally.
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Astera-T's avatar
Very useful! Thank you so much for this great tutorial. :)
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Marker-Guru|Professional Traditional Artist
Glad you liked it :D thanks :D
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Astera-T's avatar
You are welcome...now I know what to do when the time comes! ;)
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RedPandaSakura|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow i was wondering how to refill my copic markers thanks sooooo much
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