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Here's a great place to ask and answer questions about which style of Copics will be fit your needs. There are Ciao, (pronounced chow) skech, original. There are a couple more but these are the ones stampers and scrapbookers like the most.

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You mean we have to CHOOSE??? That's like asking me which one of my kids I love the best...
Seriously though, I think it depends of what you'd like to color - small images or large as to which marker nib is best to suit your needs...

Personally I love the Originals to go around the edges and outline for shadows, so I bought a few originals in the Gray families for that reason. Otherwise, I have no preference between the sketch and ciao since the nibs are all exactly the same. Cost is a factor, so ciao was a great way to build my collection.
I also have no preference between the ciao and sketch. I like them both equally.
The ink is the same in all the markers.....really depends on if you prefer the feel of one to another (the tips are interchangeable as well!) I love the feel of Ciaos but I cannot get all the colors I want in them so I supplement with the Sketch!
I use both the Copic and the Sketch markers because that's what we carry at the store. I think it depends on the image that I am working with, the effect I am going for, and of course, color availability.
I'm so glad to see this topic as I'm looking at starting a collection of these markers and was unsure of the difference between them. I think the 100 odd colours of the ciao will be enough to get me going so am thinking this is the best way for me to get a collection started. However I'm really interested to see what everyone else thinks.
I have only tried the sketch markers. I first started buying those because I liked the fact they had so many more colors. I do have a few of the original markers and do prefer those hard nibs sometimes.

Are the colors of the Ciao and Sketch the same? Like does the Ciao offer any different colors than what the Sketch markers have?
I think you're right. Ciao comes in 144 colors and there are plenty to choose from to color everything you want! Of course, you can't stop an addiction so as time goes on you m ay want more but if you never got another one after the Ciaos, you would still be a coloring goddess! LOL!

Tillymint said:
I'm so glad to see this topic as I'm looking at starting a collection of these markers and was unsure of the difference between them. I think the 100 odd colours of the ciao will be enough to get me going so am thinking this is the best way for me to get a collection started. However I'm really interested to see what everyone else thinks.
Cathy/catdidit said:
I have only tried the sketch markers. I first started buying those because I liked the fact they had so many more colors. I do have a few of the original markers and do prefer those hard nibs sometimes.

Are the colors of the Ciao and Sketch the same? Like does the Ciao offer any different colors than what the Sketch markers have?


No - all the Ciao markers are also colors in the Sketch. The Sketch just offer more colors and they are slightly larger and thus they hold more ink per marker. So they are more expensive! Make sense?

Honestly - If you choose the Ciao - you will be able to do most anything. However, if you do find color gaps - you can always purchase a few sketch to fill them in.

If you want to color all the time and you are a full time artist - you might want the 344 the sketch has to offer! LOL!
I love the sketch markers because I have large hands and they just fit better in them. I like the oval shape rather than round. I also like the originals because of the fine point nib. One day I might get brave and replace all the broad nibs on my sketch markers with the fine point nibs. Then I would have the perfect marker.
I bought my first set of Copics Ciaos and I have to wonder... does the "brush" tip get frayed easily? Do most of you use the chiseled edge or the brush? I found that my SU brush ends are so mushed (no thanks to my clubs.. LOL) that I feel I need to buy new ones. Obviously, since Copics are so expensive... I'd sure hate to have to purchase new because the brush end frays easily. I have only used them a few times and I am scared to use much of anything but a very light touch. Sometimes I think that doesn't give me control of where I want the ink. I was wondering if I should be using the chiseled end more?
the chiseled shape I find awkward for coloring most areas , I almost never use itbut it can be good for certain efects like if you want to make chunky bold lines. I've had some of my Copcis for a whole year now and all the brush tips is in great condition, like new the contruction of it feel very different form the SU ones. I never damaged any of the SU but my kids did doing the scribble scrabble thing. Even so, I am not letting them try out my Copics to see what would happen! I say olor with confidence, the tip should hold up, it's made for workign the color in :)

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