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The Copic logo.
A Copic sketch marker.
The Copic system including markers and the airbrush.

Copic (コピック Kopikku?) is a brand of marker pen made in Japan by Too and distributed in the United States and Canada by Imagination International. The markers are available in 358 colors and are refillable. The inks used to refill the markers can be mixed to create new colors, and empty markers are sold for this purpose. There is also an airbrush system available.

Copic markers have two tips to cover a wide range of uses; a chisel-style tip at one end and a brush tip at the other. There is also a round tip available. The markers utilize permanent, non-toxic, alcohol-based ink. The markers are also available in a wide style that can easily cover large areas.

Marker types[edit]

There are six types of Copic markers, varying in color availability and nib size and shape. All types feature replaceable nibs and ink, and most have oval-shaped barrels.


Copic Original markers are available in 214 colors. They have nine different tip options, and come equipped with a softer brush niband a wider chisel-shaped tip. [1]


Copic Sketch markers are available in 358 colors. They have a brush nib and a smaller chisel-shaped nib.[2]


Copic Wide markers are available in 36 colors. They have a wide chisel-shaped nib and are thicker and larger than Copic's other markers, with a rectangular barrel. [3]


Copic Ciao markers are available in 180 colors. They have a brush nib and a smaller chisel nib and are smaller than Copic's other markers, with a circular barrel.[4]


Copic Comic markers are available in 72 colors. They have a brush nib and a medium round nib. Copic Comic markers are currently only available in Japan. [5]

Sketch 25th Anniversary[edit]

Copic Sketch 25th Anniversary markers are available in 36 colors. They have a brush nib and a small standard tip. They have a special black barrel and were produced in limited quantities to commemorate the company's 25th anniversary.[6]


The Multiliner series includes technical fineliner pens aimed at graphical design, but can also be used for writing. They are comparable to the pigmentliner series by Staedtler. They are available in two series, a disposable, plastic normal version, and a higher quality SP series. The SP series features an aluminum body, replaceable nibs, and can be refilled.


The airbrush system uses disposable cans of compressed air, or air from a compressor to spray ink from Copic markers onto a surface. It works with Copic Original and Sketch markers. The airbrush system is used by fitting a marker into a compartment. This airbrush system can be used for coloring, backgrounds, and other uses.


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