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Copic Classic

Copic Classic

The original Copic graphic marker

Our original iconic marker launched in 1987 and loved by creative professionals ever since. Refillable, ergonomic, ultra blendable and made with the highest grade of expertly formulated alcohol and dye-based inks. Compatible with Copic Airbrush Set. Ideal for graphic and architectural illustration.

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Ideal for design renderings

Ideal for design renderings

The Broad nib is perfect for large streak-free coverage, adding texture and a variety of marks while the fine nib allows for precise detail.

Specialized colors

Specialized colors

Available in 214 select colors with emphasis on shades tailored to professional designers. The caps feature color codes for easy navigation and to help plan the perfect blends and color schemes.

Refillable with Copic Ink

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 Specifications

Product Name
Copic Classic
Alcohol-based dye ink
Available colors
214 colors
Ink amount / refill
Around 2.5ml, each Copic Ink refills Copic Classic up to 5 times.
Main Unit Specifications
Size: 15x15x145 mm
Weight: 20g
Product Name
Copic Classic Empty Marker

Developed so you can create your own custom color with Copic Ink or fill it with a Copic Ink color not available in the Classic range.

Nibs: Broad and Fine

How to create a custom ink and marker


Mix the inks in an emptry Copic Ink bottle and create your customized color. Each marking on the vessel equals 1ml.


Insert the Copic Ink nozzle straight into the ink vessel until there is no gap between them.
* Please note that once fitted, it will be difficult to remove the nozzle so do this carefully.


Remove the caps on both sides of the empty marker. Pull out the Broad nib and insert the Copic Ink nozzle until it reaches the padding of the main body. Fill with ink. * The recommended amount of ink is about 4 ml for an empty Classic marker.


Reinsert the Broad nib into the orifice and leave it for a while. When the ink stains the nib you will know your customized Copic Classic is ready to use.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q.Where can I buy Copic markers?


    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 ( For dealers in other countries, please email us at

  • Q.What is the difference between Copic Ciao, Sketch and Classic?


    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?

    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?


    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.

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