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Here is a long running thread with lots of info about Shinhan Touch markers.
I had a very few Copics that I got at Hobby Lobby one at a time with coupons. I also have the Bic and Sharpies. I got a set of the Shinhan Touch markers on sale at Jerrys Artarama and like them very, very much. I use all the markers together and get good results. You can't beat the price of the Touch markers compared to the Copics.
thanks! I actually found that thread after I made this one LOL. I think those at Jerry's are the older version ..that is why they are on sale but still a great tool to get to do the 'learning curve on". If they come out with the nibs and ink refills I may invest in these. I wonder though if the prices will stay that much lower than copics after they 'catch on"?
Oh, I am tempted. . . I can't figure out if these ones at JerrysArtarama are the new ones or if they are such a great price because they are the older model (Not refillable, can't replace the tips)
I'm sure they are the older ones, Cathy, and not refillable or tip-replaceable.
I thought it over before I bought them. I decided that I am really not the type to refill and replace. That is more hassle than I want to deal with. If I have a color that runs out, I will probably just get another marker in that color. I can't imagine that I will wear down the tips, either. But that's me and my opinion. I know those options are important to some.
The markers I have and use are holding up really well. So many colors don't get heavy use on a regular basis, and I know they will not run out for a very long time.
I really do enjoy using the Touch markers, and I was able to get a whole bunch more for my money than if I insisted on Copics.
Who knows? I get SS checks and I'm a grandma now. Maybe my goal should be to outlast my markers.
Bugga in OK
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Yes, they do work just fine with Copics and other brands of alcohol ink markers. I love my Touch markers best out of the 5 brands of alcohol ink marker brands that I have. Can't beat the price and the quality. I will replace each marker as needed but I do believe that they could be recharged by letting the nib soak up the ink and wicking it o the pad inside. I haven't tried it, just a theory. I also use bristol smooth paper/cs Works great and not necessary to buy special cs.
I'm sorry to hear that your markers aren't blending well, Asingh. Everyone has their favorites for various reasons. Maybe your's are a bit dry? I bought some from Jerry's Artarama and one was completely dry and a few others where on the edge of being dry. I haven't had this problem with the ones I got from Dick Blick. Not sure why Jerry's where like that unless they where on display and maybe people used them and didn't put the lids back on tightly. I've read on the forums here that people who bought Copics from Michaels have run into that problem too.
I use the chisle tips in my artwork more than the brish nibs because I do large art pieces. I have heard that it can be difficult blending with other style nibs when someone is used to brush nibs. Since I have learned on the chisle, I am the opposite, I find the brush nibs don't lay down as much ink as the chisles so it doesn't come out quite as I expect sometimes -but that is just me. Anyway, it's all about enjoying enjoying what we do.
For some real life examples of how ShinHan Touch markers blend, here is an 11x17 on smooth bristol (an art type of card stock which works great for alcohol markers of all brands and is widely available and inexpensive) you can check out my blog
Scroll down to around February. (I apoligize for the less than wonderful photos - bad lighting, the colors are much more vibrant in reality, it's just a personal blog, nothing fancy or professional - I'd rather make art than run a blog
ShinHan Touch now have brush markers which I would LOVE to try out but I can't where they are sold that does shipping to Alaska