The introductory graphic marker
A versatile graphic marker ideal for students and beginners to explore the joy of drawing, refillable, ultra-blendable and made with the highest grade of expertly formulated alcohol and dye-based inks. With a simpler design and lower ink content it makes a more economical option yet it features the same premium quality nibs as Copic Sketch.
Easy to use nibs
The Super Brush is ideal for shading and blending while the Medium Broad allows for large coverage and various marks.
Available in 180 select colors with emphasis on shades that are easy to layer and blend, ideal for beginners. The end caps are child-safe and color codes can be found on the barrel.
Refillable with Copic Ink
Copic markers are designed to last, when the ink runs low you can easily refill with Copic Ink, available in all 358 colors.
- Product Name
- Copic Ciao
- Alcohol-based dye ink
- Available colors
- 180 colors
- Ink amount / refill
- Around 1.4ml, each Copic Ink refills Copic Ciao up to 9 times.
- Main Unit Specifications
- Size: 12x12x150 mm
As announced in January 2023, the specifications of Copic Ciao have changed.
*The design of the barrel and cap, the color of the barrel, and part of the labeling will be changed.
*There will be no change in the product function, material, ink composition, number of colors, codes, and product lineups (including "set" products).
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q.Where can I buy Copic markers?A.
Copic markers are available in leading art supply stores and stationery shops around the world. For dealers in the US and China, please contact our branch offices listed here (https://copic.jp/en/contact/). For dealers in other countries, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q.What is the difference between Copic Ciao, Sketch and Classic?A.
There are 3 types of Copic markers*: Ciao, Sketch and Classic. All our markers are made in Japan and evaluated against the highest quality standards, they are all refillable with Copic Ink and feature replaceable premium quality nibs. What differs is the overall design, colors available, the type of nib used and the amount of ink in the markers. Copic Sketch and Classic are compatible with the Copic Air Brush System. Feel free to choose the type most suitable to your creative needs. Copic Sketch: our global bestseller with an oval ergonomic design and color coded caps, comes with the flexible super brush nib and a medium broad nib. Available in 358 colors and is the preferred choice among many creative professionals in design, illustration and Manga. Copic Ciao: an introductory marker with a more accessible price point. It has a simpler design and a lower quantity of ink. Features the same nibs as Sketch and is available in 180 colors. Copic Classic: the original model created in 1987 with an iconic square design and color coded caps, features a broad nib and a fine nib. Available in 214 colors and used mainly in architecture, design and graphic illustrations. *Copic Wide is only available as an empty marker which you can fill with your choice of Copic Ink.
Q.How do I read the codes on the caps?A.Copic has its own color system based on which we assign the names of the markers. The letters represent a rough hue (dominant color family, e.g. R stands for 'red', B for 'blue' and 'E' for earth colors). The first digit expresses the saturation of the color - the closer the digit is to 0, the more transparent it is. On the other hand, digits closer to 9 mean that the color is rather dull or muddy. The final digits represent brightness with 0000 being the brightest and 9 being the darkest.
Q.Which colors should I start with?A.
We recommend starting with some lighter shades since Copic colors are versatile, by applying the color in layers, the ink will intensify and become darker. We suggest that you choose around 10 colors based on what you plan to draw. If you can’t purchase individual Copic markers in your market then please refer to the page on this website where we introduce our readily curated sets in many formats.
Refill ink available in 358 colors. Made so you can enjoy your Copic markers for a very long time.
Our oval shaped marker with the widest color spectrum, features our Super Brush and Medium Broad nibs ideal for design, illustration and arts and crafts.