Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Limited Edition! It's Here!

A couple days ago, a special delivery arrived on my desk. I can't tell you how many YEARS I've been waiting for this...

25th Anniversary Sketch Marker Set

But, what makes this set special is that it has a Super Brush nib on one end and the other nib is a Standard FINE!!

People have asked me for years, "When are you going to make a marker with a brush nib and a fine nib?" Now that marker is here. This nib is identical to the one found on a Copic Original marker.

I can use the firm, fine nib for small detail areas, and I don't have to go searching for another marker to be able to smoothly blend larger areas. The colors in this set are carefully chosen to include blending groups, but it includes colors that you can't find in Copic Original markers. I know some of you have sets of Sketch and a few Copic Originals for the fine nib...This set won't duplicate the Copic colors, but it does include some of the most popular Sketch colors, including some of the new 2012 colors.

Here I drew a quick sketch of a tree with my .5mm multiliner, then unwrapped the new marker set and gave them a try.

I think I'm in love! 

The sleek black bodies were first introduced in a special anniversary set from the year 2000, and were chosen again to celebrate 25 years of Copic Markers. However, the set from 12 years ago didn't include fine nibs. The black body also helps you tell the difference between these markers and your current collection of Sketch markers.

We are so excited to have the new anniversary set! The first few stores that had pre-orders are just now receiving these in stock, so ask your local retailer if they have them in stock, or see if they can order them for you. You cannot buy individual colors...they are ONLY available as a set. I think you'll love these just as much as I do!

20 comments:

Lisa S. said...

What is the cost of the set ?
They look amazing !

marianne walker said...

Same price as a regular Sketch 36 marker set, which varies from store to store.

Sandy said...

oh wow! cool! i will look for the set!

C2 said...

Is it possible to buy just the fine nib and replace our chisel ends on the sketch markers?

~amy~ said...

Sooooo fabulous:)

Carole Pillon said...

Thank you for the new. But this product arrives too late for me, on my original, I've replaced the big nib by a brunch for a long ago.

Hope that they going to products all the colors in this version.

scrapgram said...

I am doing a happy dance! Woo-hoo!

Knitty said...

I am so glad I found your blog. I am new to Copics and loving them.

Carol L said...

Isn't that just my luck? I've finally collected all the colors I need and NOW they come out with that fine tip! AWRGH! LOL

Barb said...

WOW - how awesome is this set!!! I am sooo adding these to my collection!!! Thank you COPICS!!!!

Jan Castle said...

Istarted with the original ans really like them for a couple of reasons....first is that they have the fine tip ( which I use farrrrrrr more than the chisel tip). Second, I like the fact that the caps go on the originals with muccccccch less ink on the pen...( it seems that I'm constantly cleaning the sketch markers).
QUESTION: can the chisel end of the Sketch markers be replaced with the fine nib??????
Paper Hugs,
Jan
castle77@comcast.net

Barbara said...

I just ordered a set of these, even though I already have 11 of these colors in Sketch markers. I am really excited about the standard fine tip. I'm thinking about replacing some of the chisel tips on Sketch markers with the medium round. Marianne, can you please tell me how big a job this is? Also, can they be switched back in case I want to use the chisel tip for large areas and/or air brushing?

Michael Fudge said...

Love them! I want this set!

marianne walker said...

Swapping nibs is easy. Just be sure to clean out nibs with a few drops of rubbing alcohol or colorless blender to keep the ink in the nibs from drying too hard. If the nibs are full of ink and dry, then they won't allow fresh ink to flow through them when you go to use the nib again.

Lori Barnett said...

wowzers! This is AWESOME!!!!!!!

bhelenj said...

I love my new markers except for 1 small thing, there is no color name or number on the body of the marker. What if I have both ends off at once? I solved th problem for myself because I always label my markers with computer printed return address label. This time included with my name, email and phone number, I also put the color number and a box to have a sample color. I like it so well that I am thinking of replacing the rest of my Copic markers he same way. I like the larger color number visible on the marker body.

Helene said...

Are they available in Europe, can"t seem to find a website shipping the kit here :-(

Rose said...

I'm thrilled to have played a bit with my new set of the anniversary markers. I immediately wondered how to refill them. I prefer to use the drip method on the chisel tip and learned that the brush tip won't absorb the ink the same way. Can these new markers be refilled using the drip method? Looking forward to your response. Hugz, ~ Rose

Debbie Tucker said...

love your work I can only hope to be half as good some day

Patti Thorn said...

Marianne- I'm new to Copic markers and love them!! Before I invest in more sets do you suggest waiting until the sketch markers are updated to the brush and fine nibs? Will this nib combination ever be the standard for the sketch markers? Thank you for a great blog! Patti