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Copic Paper Selections

Copic Paper Selections

Copic Paper Selections were created as a series of distinct paper qualities so that our users can experience different finishes.
Since the dye ink in Copic markers soaks into the paper you will get varying finishes depending on the type and color of the paper, the level of ink bleed and ease of blending will also vary with the paper used.
Our premium quality papers are available in packs of A4 sheets with 5 types suitable for coloring illustrations and one paper for alcohol ink art. We recommend trying out a few varieties to find the one most suitable to your needs.

Product Specifications

Product Name
Premium Bond Paper
Content
20 sheets of acid-free paper
Main Unit Specifications
Size / A4 size (298x210x5mm)
Weight / 237g
Thickness / 190 microns 157g/m2

High-quality paper with a slightly off-white color. Recommended for beginners as the ink does not bleed through easily. The very smooth surface also makes it ideal for sketching and drawing with our Multiliners.

Product Name
PM Paper
Content
20 sheets of acid-free paper
Main Unit Specifications
Size / A4 size (298x210x2.9mm)
Weight / 128g
Thickness / 100 microns 68g/m2

Developed for design drawings and recommended to use with pastels and colored pencils as such art materials easily settles on this surface. Alcohol ink will not bleed through this paper. Good for coloring illustrations.

Product Name
Custom Paper
Content
20 sheets of acid-free paper
Main Unit Specifications
Size / A4 size (298x210x4mm)
Weight / 230g
Thickness / 167 microns 150g/m2

Slightly thicker and whiter than Premium Bond Paper, great for illustration as it provides true expression of color and sharp contrast. The very smooth texture also makes it perfect for pen drawings. This paper type is also used in the Copic Shikishi Illustration Board.

Product Name
Thick Marker Paper (Gagaku-Shi)
Content
20 sheets of acid-free paper
Main Unit Specifications
Size / A4 size (298x210x7mm)
Weight / 273g
Thickness / 186.7g/m2

Thick paper with a roughness of a drawing paper, it is very white to express true and vibrant colors. This surface makes it easy to blend and create gradation effects.

Product Name
Soft Watercolor Paper (Gasen-Shi)
Content
5 sheets of acid-free paper
Main Unit Specifications
Size / A4 size (298x210x2mm)
Weight / 59g
Thickness / 100g/m2

High-quality Japanese washi paper that allows for a watercolor painting effect. The inks applied on this paper spread beautifully, but do not bleed through the sheets.

Product Name
Alcohol Ink Art Paper Soft Finish Type
Content
10 sheets of acid-free paper
Main Unit Specifications
Size / A4 size (298×210×2mm)
Weight / 200g
Thickness / 200µm"

Paper suitable for alcohol ink art. Providing true expression of color with a soft finish.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q.Why do the colors on the paper change depending on the paper I use?

    A.

    Since our ink is dye based it behaves differently from pigment ink when applied on paper, pigments stay on the surface while dyes soak into it. This is why the colors achieved with dye inks appear slightly different, even if you use the same color it may look more vivid or dull depending on the paper used. We recommend trying out some of our paper types to evaluate which one is most suitable for your practice.

  • Q.What type of paper do you recommend for Copic markers?

    A.

    Various types of paper can be used such as regular copy paper, manga manuscript paper, construction paper, drawing paper or watercolor paper. The finish and comfort of drawing may differ depending on which one you use though so we recommend you first try out a few varieties. If you are new to illustration, we recommend the Premium Bond Paper and Custom Paper from Copic Paper Selections, they both prevent ink from spreading too much.

  • Q.What is Gasen-shi?

    A.
    Gasen-shi is a general term for paper used in calligraphy. It is very easy to achieve a soft finish with this surface since the ink easily soaks into it which also makes the paper suitable for ink painting. To best enjoy the characteristics of Gasen-shi without worrying about the bleed-throughs, we offer our own Gasen-shi (Soft Watercolor Paper), which is fully bleed-proof allowing you to draw on both sides of the paper. The range of expression expands when it is used in combination with the Super Brush featured in Copic Sketch and Ciao. (Also available as a custom nib for Copic Classic).
  • Q.What is the Copic Paper Selection?

    A.
    Copic Paper Selection is a series of various paper qualities, created so that our users can experience different finishes. Please try out various types to find the one most suitable to your needs. Premium Bond Paper: slightly off-white in tone, bleed-proof and therefore recommended for beginners. Custom Paper: very white, provides vibrant expression of color and does not bleed. PM Paper: developed for design drawings, bleed-proof, recommended to use with colored pencils and pastels. Thick Marker Paper: provides vibrant expression of color, easy to create gradations. Gasen-shi: bleed-proof, texture similar to Japanese washi paper, suitable for watercolor-style artworks. Apart from A4 packs, we also carry papers in smaller sizes and sketchbooks. Click here to learn more about the Copic Paper Selection.
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