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Old 04-22-2010, 11:13 AM   #1
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Does anyone know if you can replace the nibs on the brush end of SU markers?
I've let others use mine and they smooshed the tips. Now they don't work well at all. Definitely can't use them for fine intricate coloring and some don't even work well to fill in an easily colored area.
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I have the same problem . I would also like to know.

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Stampin' Up! doesn't have replacement nibs.
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Old 04-29-2010, 09:22 AM   #4
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I've had trouble with my new markers too with the nibs already broken down. It looks like I'll have to buy new markers instead of just replacing the nib. Oh well.
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If SU doesn't have them, maybe someone else sells ones that will work?
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I saw some nibs at Michael's that sort of looked as though they would work...but since I've not tried to pull out one from my pens, I can't tell for sure, and don't really want to mess up what's left of its life. Maybe when I get one that's completely gone, I'll give them a try.
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Has anyone tried replacing the marker nib with a blender pen nib? If it fits, then you can simply soak the new nib in reinker.
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copic markers brush tips can be purchased in replacement packs. if the opening of the tips of these markers are about the same size, you could probably use the same replacement tips as the copics.
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I bought Cut-n-Dry* Brush Tip Pen Nibs by Ranger at Mi***els to use with SU! stamp pads. Saves me having to buy the matching pens. They work great and you only need to rinse them under tap water for easy clean-up.
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I have taken the nibs out of blender pens, put them in the marker and soaked it in the matching reinker - the nibs arn't exactly the same but they fit and work really well and it is cheaper than buying new markers.

Hold the nibs in a piece of cloth and pull them out carefully giving them a little twist and they pop out easily.

How do I know this? Acustomer ruined an almost new nib and I needed the pen at a workshop the following night so i had to come up with something quick LOL.

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I have taken the nibs out of blender pens, put them in the marker and soaked it in the matching reinker - the nibs arn't exactly the same but they fit and work really well and it is cheaper than buying new markers.

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Thank you for sharing this! I bought the entire case of markers about 6 months ago. I am so disappointed in the quality! I have stored them flat as told, and never set them upright. Yet, the fine tip side on almost every marker is totally dry - and I rarely use that side. But can't get them to write. And the brush ends... which I use often - the ones I use alot are all mushy! For the expense of these markers I would expect them to last more than 6 months. I sure wish I had purchased Copics... the investment in all of the SU markers was a bad one.
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Don't mean to really hijack this --but I have most of the SU markers and really do
like them. I used them mostly to color on the rubber stamp and then stamp or
possibly mist and stamp. However, I need help knowing what else I can do
with them. It seems when I just color with the markers the image gets
too dark and the lines of the stamp disappear. Any suggestions???
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Don't mean to really hijack this --but I have most of the SU markers and really do
like them. I used them mostly to color on the rubber stamp and then stamp or
possibly mist and stamp. However, I need help knowing what else I can do
with them. It seems when I just color with the markers the image gets
too dark and the lines of the stamp disappear. Any suggestions???
I use my SU markers all the time and I love them. They do color a bit dark especially if they are newer. I try using a color a bit lighter than what I am looking for and that usually works for me.

When you say the lines of your stamp disappear do you mean with outlined images? If so, try using Stazon ink and that will even help prevent your image from smearing.

If you are taking about solid images, it could also be the cardstock you are using. I have found that certain card stocks work better with solid images.....for example; I use my SU card stock when I'm coloring directly on a stamp or using solid images. The SU card stock accepts the ink much better giving me a better quality image.

Here one of my cards where I colored the stamp using my SU markers. I used SU markers and SU card stock-

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Thank you for sharing this! I bought the entire case of markers about 6 months ago. I am so disappointed in the quality! I have stored them flat as told, and never set them upright. Yet, the fine tip side on almost every marker is totally dry - and I rarely use that side. But can't get them to write. And the brush ends... which I use often - the ones I use alot are all mushy! For the expense of these markers I would expect them to last more than 6 months. I sure wish I had purchased Copics... the investment in all of the SU markers was a bad one.
This has happened to my markers as well, but I do use them all the time. I store the sideways and the smaller tip is dried out on several of them. When I want to use the smaller tip I'll use the matching ink pad and tap the tip into the ink pad and I can use it that way. I've even reinked my markers by just holding the tip of the marker into the bottle of reinker.

I do have a few markers that should be replaced because the tips are shot, but I just figured it was because I used them so much. I'm seriously considering trying copic markers instead of investing in an entire set again.
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if you are having trouble with your markers getting dry, you can pull the nibs out and add a few drops of re-inker. I have had a few where the tips have frayed as well, but if I need really fine detailed work done, I would rather use the journaling end anyway. I'd not thought about getting replacement nibs from another brand, but I will have to give that a try. I don't think I want to waste a blender pen just for the nib... might as well buy a new marker instead.
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Here is another way to re-ink your markers:
Stamp-n-Design: You Can Re-ink Markers!!!
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I have also had trouble with the "writing/fine" end of the marker going dry but I find that if I store my SU markers vertical with the "writing/fine" end down they work fine.

I am curious to know why I should store them horizontal ???
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I have also had trouble with the "writing/fine" end of the marker going dry but I find that if I store my SU markers vertical with the "writing/fine" end down they work fine.

I am curious to know why I should store them horizontal ???
Keeping your markers stored horizontally will allow both ends to have an even distribution of the ink (to each tip). And it will also extend the life of your markers without having to re-ink them. HTH
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Don't mean to really hijack this --but I have most of the SU markers and really do
like them. I used them mostly to color on the rubber stamp and then stamp or
possibly mist and stamp. However, I need help knowing what else I can do
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too dark and the lines of the stamp disappear. Any suggestions???
I love my stampin' up markers. I have a set I bought over 10 years ago that sat around for a few years when i wasn't stamping, but still work now that I have gotten back into it. They are awesome. One of my favorite things to do is color ribbon. I hate the fact that stampin up doesn't have ribbon in every color so I buy the white satin ribbon at a craft store and use the brush end to color it to match my card. Not every color is an exact match but it definitely coordinates.
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You can also run your ribbon over your dye ink stamp pad. If you get it too dark just dampen a piece of paper towel and remove some of the ink. Let it dry over night. I don't know how many times I thought it was dry and had to take some creative measures to cover up ink blobs from wet ribbon.
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I have taken the nibs out of blender pens, put them in the marker and soaked it in the matching reinker - the nibs arn't exactly the same but they fit and work really well and it is cheaper than buying new markers.

Hold the nibs in a piece of cloth and pull them out carefully giving them a little twist and they pop out easily.

How do I know this? Acustomer ruined an almost new nib and I needed the pen at a workshop the following night so i had to come up with something quick LOL.

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Thank you so much for this. That's what I thought about doing as well. And because I figured they would work, I cannot understand why SU or anyone else for that matter, doesn't sell just the nibs. I think I might go and buy the ones I saw at Michael's, and see if they fit.
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With it being Back to School time, there are so many different markers out there & deals on them. Maybe you could find some cheap brush markers with the same tips. Remove tips, rinse/bleach out the color & use them as replacements. First place I would look would be at a dollar store.
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I found a site that lets you replace the SU marker tips. They are fabulous! Here is the link:
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I found a site that lets you replace the SU marker tips. They are fabulous! Here is the link:
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Stampin' Up! doesn't sell them but this company does and they are wonderful to deal with. Shipping is very reasonable too. Your markers will be like new again. They are fantastic:
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Thank you for posting about Tips 4 Markers! I don't think my SU demonstrator knows it's possible to replace the tips so I'll be passing this info on to her as well.
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[QUOTE=ur2ys4me;18658991]Stampin' Up! doesn't sell them but this company does and they are wonderful to deal with. Shipping is very reasonable too. Your markers will be like new again. They are fantastic:

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