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Old 09-03-2011, 07:04 AM   #1
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I know I have seen reviews on here but can't find them..Does anyone have any info on the differences and/or similarities of these two brands of markers?

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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.

Copic markers vs. Touch markers

Here is a link to Jerrys for the Touch markers:

ShinHan Touch Twin Marker Sets - JerrysArtarama.com
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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)
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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"?
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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.
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OK. I'll get some - I'll let you know how I like them!!!
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OK. I'll get some - I'll let you know how I like them!!!
Cathy, when I ordered mine, they had a larger more comprehensive set available, which is sold out now.

I went back later and also got the pastel set, which is a really good buy at $14.99 for 12 markers.
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I got 5 sets plus some Copic Paper. I did get the pastel set. I am sure that what I got will complement my Copics nicely. Thanks so much for all the info
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The ones at Jerry's are the older ones with the more squared barrel - I see the newer ones are just starting to hit the stores now...

Here's a peek at the new style:
https://www.carpediemstore.com/listC...dCategory=3133

I would *think* that the older ones could be refilled through the nib, but the nibs on the new style pens are different so the new replacement nibs wouldn't fit the older pens.
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They are beautiful but a lot pricier than the older ones
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The clearanced sets are definitely a great value if you're not concerned about refilling/replacing nibs later. I have about 60 of the older markers and I have been really pleased with them.
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Ladies I can't find this question anywhere..LOL..

I assume these markers blend like copic right? can you do the tip touching like you can with copics? what about the colorless blender? Does it work too?
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Inkin One, there is another thread - it refers to the Shin Han markers as Touch Markers. And the general consensus (As I understand, anyway) is that they work together well.
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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.
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You can do the tip to tip and they have the blender too or you can use a Copic or Prismacolor blender pen with Touch.
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I have a few but find they don't work as well as my COPICs. They just don't seem to blend very well. I really wanted to love them because I love the price but I don't. Will stick to buying Copics.
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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

my CHAIN DRIVEN ride through life in Alaska

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
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