Alcohol Ink Art
Copic Ink can be used to refill your markers as well as creating your own alcohol ink art by dropping the ink directly to the appropriate medium.
Use Copic Ink whichever way you desire to express your passion for art.
Quality, longevity and sustainability have been part of the Copic DNA ever since the launch in 1987.
In fact, the very first Copic marker was designed to be refillable and thanks to our users worldwide
the brand has significantly reduced plastic waste for decades.
To encourage even more refilling we have now released our next generation Copic Ink,
the new design enables quick and clean refills with precision and control,
the long nozzle also multitasks for easy ink art application.
Copic Ink is water-free and quick-drying and can be used for airbrush work or
classic sketching and drawing with pen and brushes.
The new bottle allows for easy readability and measuring of ink amount. The packaging is fully recyclable* (*may vary by local guidelines)
The long nozzle is designed to reach the ink reservoir inside the marker barrel to enable smooth and clean refills.
The dyed caps with engraved codes allow for easy color identification. The cap has improved air tightness and a ridge for easy opening and no rolling.
Cap and vessel are fully recyclable* (*may vary by country)
Uncap both ends of the marker
Using the tweezer tool, pull the broad nib out from the base
Insert Copic Ink nozzle into the core of the marker and begin refilling the ink by squeezing the bottle gently
Once completed, insert back the nib in place
Blend and create your own custom colors with this specialized refill bottle.
An empty bottle for mixing your own bespoke Copic Ink colors.
Mix the inks in an empty 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.
Copic markers are, broadly speaking, oil-based markers. However, many definitions of oil-based markers mention the use of strong organic solvents, and since our inks mostly consist of alcohol, we prefer calling Copic markers alcohol-based.
A Japanese illustrator and long-time Copic fan, Ms. Tsugumi Okubo is demonstrating how she uses Copic Ink to create her art piece. Here is an interview with Ms. Okubo about her process.