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Old 11-30-2021, 10:11 PM   #1  
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I have a pretty complete set (over 100) of Spectrum Noir markers, and I find that some of them have changed color over the years, somewhat drastically for a few of them. Has anyone else experienced this? I am wondering if it would be wise to start replacing the changed, as well as the dry, ones to Copics. I found someone’s SN-Copic conversion chart online and could use that as a guide. Is it right that the two brands should blend okay since both are alcohol based? Other than the color changes, I am satisfied with the SN markers and wouldn’t want to change brands if the same thing happens with Copics. I’d appreciate anyone’s experience with this.
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I've had a lot of problems with my SN markers drying out and the color families not coordinating, so I'm slowly replacing them with Copics. I've never had the SN markers change colors, but I don't doubt it. The only problem I've ever had with a Copic marker was with a red one that dried out only a few days after I re-inked it, and this happened several times. I think it was just defective. I've never had any problems with any other Copic marker.

Since both SN and Copic markers are alcohol based, they blend just fine together. I do it all the time.

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I agree with the blending of alcohol inks. I blend all sorts of alcohol inks all of the time, including SU Blends and Prismacolor along with Copic and SN. I have ordered refills for SN markers from Dick Blick. That was only for a few that I really liked the color and could find the refill. Many I have just tossed when they dried out. I have never had the color change, but wouldn't doubt that it could happen.
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Thanks for the input. I, too, sometimes have trouble making the SN colors work together. I have a couple of Copics. I used one today , and I found the brush tip to be kind of squishy. It is a Copic Sketch. Is there another type of Copic that has a firmer brush?
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Thanks for the input. I, too, sometimes have trouble making the SN colors work together. I have a couple of Copics. I used one today , and I found the brush tip to be kind of squishy. It is a Copic Sketch. Is there another type of Copic that has a firmer brush?

The Copic original markers have a firm nib, like the SN ones. They have more of a square looking body. All Copic markers have the same ink, so they should blend like the Sketch or the Caio. You can also change the nibs. If you have a Sketch and do not like the brush nib, you can change the nib to a firmer one. That is cheaper than purchasing new markers.
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Thanks! I will look for the original Copics as I start replacing my SN markers. I guess making a new color chart is on the horizon, too. Sigh.
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Copic markers are an investment, but I find them worth every penny. I have not had issues with them changing colors. If the nib wears out you can replace it and they are refillable. They are one of my favorite products. If you do decide to purchase them you will have them for a lifetime, or as long as you wish to keep them.
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