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Old 08-20-2007, 01:07 PM   #1
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Default Copic storage...vertical or horizontal?

Just received my Copics from Eclectic Paperie...great service and price. I also order a storage case that stores them in a vertical position. Just wanted to make sure this is OK and they don't need to be stored horizontal like the SU markers.
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Old 08-20-2007, 06:17 PM   #2
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Anyone? Where are all you Copic users?
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Old 08-20-2007, 06:19 PM   #3
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I definitely store mine horizontally. I even have a plastic storage container (made by Copic) that holds them horizontally, so I would think it's recommended to store them that way. HTH
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Forgot to say that if your storage system is square, you could always just turn it on its side to store them horizontally.
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I have a clear plastic container with the slots for each marker. While it is made to stand vertically, and while Copic said that it was okay to store them that way, I *still* lay it on its side after I put the top on. I think it must be because I'm conditioned to store my SU markers that way!
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Debbie, I have a question about Copic markers. What is the difference between them and SU markers? I have SU markers but I see so many people using the Copic. Just wondered what advantages there are to having both. It is a big cost factor. Thanx for any advise you can give me Stacy
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I asked the same question and was told by the more advanced Copic users here that vertical is OK.
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Debbie, I have a question about Copic markers. What is the difference between them and SU markers? I have SU markers but I see so many people using the Copic. Just wondered what advantages there are to having both. It is a big cost factor. Thanx for any advise you can give me Stacy
i'm just gonna go ahead and link this thread...
copic marker question

and jeanneS said this in one of the copic forums:

Copic Markers are alcohol based. Stampin' Up!'s are waterbased.

Stampin' Up! markers are great for coloring onto the stamps and then stamping (can't do that with Copics). They are also good for coloring small images. If you try and color a large background it is very hard not to get streaking with waterbased markers.

Copic markers do not streak. They blend wonderfully and the colors are very vibrant. They are the markers that professional illustrators use.

Since they are a different medium comparing the 2 is kinda like apples and oranges. Both great, but different.
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Debbie, I have a question about Copic markers. What is the difference between them and SU markers? I have SU markers but I see so many people using the Copic. Just wondered what advantages there are to having both. It is a big cost factor. Thanx for any advise you can give me Stacy
Looks like others beat me to the answer!

Copic markers are entirely different from your SU markers. I have a set of SU markers and love them. SU markers are waterbased--great if you want to color the rubber directly, then mist and stamp. You can't do that with alcohol markers since they dry so quickly.

On the other hand, alcohol or solvent-based markers are good for things that water-based markers are not good for as well. They blend much better, and you can get a solid, streak-free image with them after a little bit of practice. You can color things like plastic and metal--anything that you could mark with a Sharpie, pretty much!

They really are very different products--the SU markers and the Copic markers, I mean. HTH!
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I contacted Copic directly to ask them about whether the markers should be stored horizontally or vertically and was told that it made no difference. HTH. Marsha
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Thank you to all for your valuable info. I really had no idea what the difference was and I guess I should have researched it myself but this site has become so valuable to me. You guys are full of info and it is a great place to learn and be inspired. Thank you again. Except now I have to add these to my wish list.
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I'd be curious what a professional artist does with his/hers. That would be the true test... someone using them professionally, day after day, with a lot of practical experience.
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I just came home from the York, PA, Heirloom Productions convention. They were doing a demo of Copics, and the demonstrator said it does not matter if they are stored upright, (as in the container they sell them in sets of 36) or if they lay flat. The most important thing is to be certain the caps are on tightly. They will dry out if left open. By the way, I did buy some, and haven't had time to play with them yet. Eileen
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I would recommend storing them horizontally, vertical storage isn't good for any type of pen or marker.

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One other thing that's cool about Copics is that they are refillable and the tips are replaceable. And to replace the tips... SO EASY! The reason I like them, well two reasons: gorgeous colors AND they're almost foolproof, and I'm NOT the best colorer!
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Stacy, you can see the results I got with my SU markers here :
http://paperpleasing.typepad.com/my_...ics-no-pr.html
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Old 10-10-2007, 11:51 AM   #17
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I found mine at a local art supply store (Plaza) and also buy them online, a pen at a time at http://www.oregonartsales.com/home/o...cats_main.html. I limit myself to 3 per trip to the art supply store (they're $5.95 each there) and carry my "color catalog" - a small sketch pad where I record pen and ink pad colors - so I don't duplicate.

Best time is when I'm taking a class at that art supply store - students get a coupon, up to 30% off, and I try to stock up on hot pressed watercolor paper, bristol pads and Copic markers! And I'm in there once a week for the class, so the Copic stash is building fast!

I also have a pretty full set of Sharpies in two point sizes as well as Sakura, Pentel and Tsukineko markers. Each has their place in my work, depending on the surface I'm using.

Thanks for all the useful info - alcohol vs water based.....makes me wonder if I could use the Fantastix as a blender pen, soaked in alcohol..... sab
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Because of the way the ink is delivered to the tip of Copic markers, it does not matter how they are stored, unlike SU, and Prismacolour pens that need to be stored horizontally.
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I refill my SU markers too............just pullout the tip and fill from the re-inker
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I think you should store them at my house....hehe.
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