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Old 01-28-2009, 06:33 AM   #1
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firstly i'm glad all you ladies are here to help. I am looking to invest in COPIC pens but i'm not sure what kind should i buy classic, sketch or ciao any advice would be appreciated. probably should have said to compliment my stamps. Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-28-2009, 06:51 AM   #2
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I have Ciao and Sketch both...I do not care for the wider ones...
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Old 01-28-2009, 09:42 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply Karen, am i right in thinking they all work the same, just the nib size thats diffrent.
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I have all Sketch markers. I like the fact that they are oval and don't roll off the table when I am using them. They also have the color/number printed on both caps which I like.

The Sketch hold more ink than the Ciao, so they won't need refilled as soon. I've heard that it's twice as much ink, but I can't vouch for that.

Good luck. You're gonna love 'em.
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i have 120 originals, 36 sketch, and 36 ciao, and i will keep buying both sketch markers (for the HUGE selection of colours) and originals (because of the barrel size, and i like the tip) but i don't like the ciaos because they are smaller barrel (runs out of ink quickly) and can't airbrush easily.

Just thought i've give my opinion as i own a lot of each kind.
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I would think about just trying a few of each type before investing alot of money on them. I made the mistake of buying a whole set and I don't even use them because I don't know how and don't have the patience to learn...JMHO
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I have Ciao & Sketch. I bought the Ciao sets so I could get a good variety of colours as cheaply as possible, and filled in with Sketch. Now that I know that Oozak.com has the Sketch as cheap as Ciao markers I regret buying the Ciao. I prefer the sketch. The Ciao's would really benefit from having the codes on the ends of the markers. I am also struggling with how to store the markers. I want them in order and both types together.
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Check out this thread for all kinds of copic info. including links to some threads that tell you what their favorite color combos are. Buy a few in the same color family so you can blend them.
http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...d.php?t=406766
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Thanks folks for the advice as i'm uk they are quite expensive and only a few uk company's do singles, browsing through your wonderful Gallery's has inspired me to give them a go. Java Jenny i will probably buy them and never use them either but you never know. Thanks again everyone.
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I started with ciao and sketch, now I am discovering that I love the Originals, they hold the most ink and they are great for outlining and small images. Love them!
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