How to Refill Copic Markers | Step by Step Tutorial | Sketch + Ciao

May 8, 2018

How to Refill Copic Markers – Step by Step Tutorial works for Sketch + Ciao

You’re happily colouring your next masterpiece when suddenly something doesn’t feel right. A faint squeaking sound fills the air and you feel your marker dragging dryly across the paper. It’s time for refill! but how do you refill your copic markers? I had the same question and today I’m going to show you how to refill copic markers (ciao or sketch) in less than 2 minutes.

Refill Vs. New Marker?

The first thing you’re going to do is google the colour that has run out and the very first thing you’ll notice is that a new marker is cheaper than the available refills, PERFECT- right? Wrong. The various ink refills can refill your Sketch marker up to 10 times and your copic ciao up to a whopping 17 times! that actually makes them a cracking deal and far cheaper than buying a new marker.

How’s it Done?

It’s super simple to refill these.

  1. Remove lids from both the pen (chisel end) and the Refill.
  2. Double check the colour code. We don’t want to refill with the wrong colour now.

    2 hands holding copic marker and refill checking the numbers are correct

  3. Hold the marker in 1 hand at a 45 degree angle and use the other hand to drip the new ink onto the nib2 hands holding copic marker and refill dripping ink into the marker
  4. Done!

Tip: Take it slow, if you go too fast you will over-spill the ink and if you’ve ever spilt it before you’ll know it doesn’t come off easily!

It only takes a few strokes (oo-er) to get the new ink flowing. You’ll be straight back to creating vibrant art in minutes.

Where Can I Get Them?

I got mine from the UK copic shop

You can also get them from Amazon (Affiliate link – any purchases made through this link earn me a small commission and help support my art)

Final Thoughts

This is super-easy to do, and I’m really happy that I can easily top up my markers now with my most commonly used inks. I’m sure I’ll be stocking up on plenty more of these.

Did you find this helpful? if so, let me know in the comments.

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