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Old 02-05-2020, 08:33 AM   #1
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Default How should we be storing our copic markers?

Horizontal? Vertical?

I've read it many different ways and just want to do the right thing (if there is a right or wrong way to store them).

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Old 02-05-2020, 09:23 AM   #2
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I always check the manufacturer’s site for marker storage, and if I don’t see it, email them, though once in a while it’s clear the rep is guessing. Here’s what the Copics folks say:

Basically it would make no big difference whether you store your markers either upright or on their side as long as the ink is nearly-filled, but we recommend you to keep Copic flat. In our pre-made sets, markers are placed with the “Super Brush” nib side up.”
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https://copic.jp/en/support/supportf2-1-2/

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Old 02-12-2020, 01:07 AM   #3
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All my markers are waterbased, two-ended brush markers (la plume, tombo, crafter’s choice).  They live in my blue plastic Snoopy lunch box from the 1970s.  I store the lunchbox so that the markers are horizontal.

I do need to figure out a way to keep them grouped by major color categories, so it’s easier to use them.  Rubber bands would probably do the trick 
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I group my Copic combos together with rubber bands and it definitely helps!
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i store my Copics horizontally in Totally Tiffany Debra Buddy Bags by color families.
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Mine are in a Totally Tiffany Denise bag. It had two dividers that can be used like shelves. It’s on its side so the shelves don’t sag since it’s full.

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When I took the Copic certification class, we were told that you can store alcohol markers either horizontally or vertically.  It really doesn't matter.
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I've heard that as well (either way is fine). But I did notice in the advice shared from the company in the post above that they say as long as the marker is almost full. I'm guessing that would mean there is enough in the barrel to reach the inserted part of both nibs… If there is less than "almost full", I suppose it could damage the nib not getting ink?
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It shouldn’t damage it, just maybe take a bit to saturate the nib - like how new nibs are dry when inserted. 
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I store my Copics in empty Crystal Light containers. Perfect for keeping them together as there is a snap on lid. I keep them in a horizontal position. My Bic Mark-It markers are stored in an upright position in their plastic container. This keeps the ink in the marker as there is only one end to them. Watercolor markers are stored in the upright position, too, with the marker side down to keep it wet.
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I store my Copics in empty Crystal Light containers. Perfect for keeping them together as there is a snap on lid. I keep them in a horizontal position. My Bic Mark-It markers are stored in an upright position in their plastic container. This keeps the ink in the marker as there is only one end to them. Watercolor markers are stored in the upright position, too, with the marker side down to keep it wet.

Now I want lemonade... What a neat idea. 

BTW, coincidentally Organize More sent out an email today with a 10% code for three items, including their marker holder. 

The code is SWEETHEART10 and here’s the link:

They are such nice people running a small family business. I have their wall/table ink holders and a few small odds and ends. 
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Store my markers in a horizontal rack. And in SU! stamp cases for travel.

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Whether the markers are Alcohol, or water based, brush markers or normal markers, I store then horizontally. I think the ONLY markers I store upright are markers like Sharpies.
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Mine are horizontal in a storage tower with slightly angled shelves. It takes up less room on my desk that way yet are still easy to see.
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I store my copics, tombows, etc. horizontally in Really Useful boxes.  I put one colour or colour family in each box so easy to choose the colours I want.  And the boxes stack really nicely. 

https://www.staples.ca/products/755921-en-really-useful-boxes-055-l-pencil-box
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All of my markers, Spectrum Noir Alcohol, Spectrum Noir Aqua Painter, Spectrum Noir Sparkle, Chameleon and SU Blends & SU Waterbased, are all stored horizontally in storage racks from. Crafter’s Companion.  I like these racks because they can be positioned on an angle so it is easy to see what marker you are looking for.  They are very inexpensive too.
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All my markers, no matter what kind are stored horizontally.  I have them separated by color family in each case using plastic or cardboard boxes that fit in my storage drawers.


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All of my markers, Spectrum Noir Alcohol, Spectrum Noir Aqua Painter, Spectrum Noir Sparkle, Chameleon and SU Blends & SU Waterbased, are all stored horizontally in storage racks from. Crafter’s Companion.  I like these racks because they can be positioned on an angle so it is easy to see what marker you are looking for.  They are very inexpensive too.


I have seen those holders and was wondering about them for  my copics.  Do you have copics in them also?   When i was trying to figure  out whether they would work for my copics, I wasn’t sure if they would fit.  I have a few spectrum noir, and they are a lot longer then the.  Copics,  so wondered how easy they were to get out of the hole?
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I have seen those holders and was wondering about them for  my copics.  Do you have copics in them also?   When i was trying to figure  out whether they would work for my copics, I wasn’t sure if they would fit.  I have a few spectrum noir, and they are a lot longer then the.  Copics,  so wondered how easy they were to get out of the hole?
 

I use the Crafter's Companion holders for all my markers and can stack them up so they do not take up much room and I can see the colors easily and grab them easily.
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I can line up the Copics by number and always find what I’m looking for. Now I need more but I’m not ready to buy another stack of six yet!
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All of my markers, Spectrum Noir Alcohol, Spectrum Noir Aqua Painter, Spectrum Noir Sparkle, Chameleon and SU Blends & SU Waterbased, are all stored horizontally in storage racks from. Crafter’s Companion.  I like these racks because they can be positioned on an angle so it is easy to see what marker you are looking for.  They are very inexpensive too.
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