Friday, July 27, 2012
To all of my artist friends that use and love their "Copic" markers, I want to give a review of the chinese knock-offs called "Touch" in the all black exterior. The "Touch" markers are the same shape and size, and cost about 20% (give or take) less than the name brand "Copic".
I've noticed that with the "Touch" the black doesn't cover as well, and it seems like the nibs are a bit harder than "Copic". I have not tried the "Touch" brush tips.
My conclusion is: I'm willing to spend the extra amount on a quality product that I can consistantly count on. I'm staying with "Copic"
Okay, here's the tip part: If price is a huge obsticle, "Hobby Lobby" carries "Copic" and they have a weekly downloadable 40% off of one item coupon. You can use the coupon as many times a week as you want, you just have to print a bunch and go in and out of the store. It's one use per transaction., but that's a good way to get them fairly reasonably.
As always, if you have a tip you'd like to share, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org , I'll post it and give you credit. Thanks for reading!