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Old 04-02-2014, 08:30 AM   #1
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I'm new to alcohol markers and decided to get Spectrum Noir. I am looking for people who have these markers and a forum for discussion.

I do have all of the markers. Once question I have is that some of the markers have a soft nib that makes a fatter line and some have a harder nib that makes a fine line. I am finding this for the markers I have from the Originals, not the Next Generation.

Can anyone tell me if the Original nibs should be harder or softer?
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I'm new to spectrums too. Mine have fine tip and broadtips and I rarely use the broad tips. I have every set acmoore sells but it isn't every color available.
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Hi,

So glad you answered. I have posted on the SN facebook page but don't get answers there.

My chisel tips (broad) seems to be fine. It is the smaller nib (bullet?)that I am having issues with.

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So glad you answered. I have posted on the SN facebook page but don't get answers there.

My chisel tips (broad) seems to be fine. It is the smaller nib (bullet?)that I am having issues with.

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What is happening with the smaller tips on yours? Do you store them horizontally? I don't store mine upright because of ink flow.
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Yes I store mine horizontally. On some of mine the bullet nib is soft and I can't get a fine line for small detail. But on others, the nib is harder so it doesn't spread out as much. I have tried adjusting the pressure, but still have a hard time getting a fine line with some of them.
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My nibs are all the same softness but I find you can't hold the marker down too long because the ink soaks into the area around it. I try soft quick swishes and pull in to the center of the image.
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Has anyone started purchasing a supply on the ink refills and is so how are you storing them?

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I am also new to these markers and have most of them. I don't have all of the pastel colors available, but that is because I don't care a lot for softer colors. I find that I mostly use the fine tip. I don't like the chisel tip unless I'm working in a larger area, and even then, I don't really care for it. I am trying to force myself to use it occasionally, because if I don't, then I'm wasting at least half the ink in the marker. I wish I could get the ink in the chisel tip into the other end.
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I've bought about 5 refills, just lining them up on a shelf for now, might need to get a clear tote or something soon. Seems like all my greys (and several yellows) went dry first.
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I am also new to these markers and have most of them. I don't have all of the pastel colors available, but that is because I don't care a lot for softer colors. I find that I mostly use the fine tip. I don't like the chisel tip unless I'm working in a larger area, and even then, I don't really care for it. I am trying to force myself to use it occasionally, because if I don't, then I'm wasting at least half the ink in the marker. I wish I could get the ink in the chisel tip into the other end.
I too found it difficult at first to use the chisel tip as well. I have gotten comfortable using it in large areas and find it very useful.
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I've bought about 5 refills, just lining them up on a shelf for now, might need to get a clear tote or something soon. Seems like all my greys (and several yellows) went dry first.
I have about about 20 now with another 20 on the way. Will let you know if I find a good way to store them.
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I purchased several sets about a year ago but find I don't use them as I can hardly get the caps off and on. No, I don't have arthritis and not weak!! Went back to my Copics.
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I had trouble at first, but then rubbed some liquid soap or wd40 on the marker end and put the cap on and off a few times. This really helped.
I got some of the brand new SNs and I had a really hard time getting those off, so I sold them to someone who was stronger than I am. She loves them.
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