UPDATE: The new Copic Ink refill bottles are now available at Blick
New Copic Ink Refill Bottles To Be Released Summer 2020
Copic is set to launch its redesigned Copic Ink refill bottles this summer as the old Copic Various Ink refills have been discontinued. The new bottle features a sleek pen-shaped form and a nozzle that makes it easier (and cleaner) to refill Copic Markers.
The Same Great Ink
The new refill bottle holds 12 ml of alcohol dye ink in the same 358 colors that you already know and love – only the bottle has been updated.
Quick And Easy To Refill
The long bottle nozzle is designed to reach the ink reservoir inside the marker’s barrel to enable smooth and quick refills.
New Transparent Bottles
The new highly transparent bottle makes it easy to see the remaining ink level.
Caps matching with the ink colors
The revamped Copic Ink bottle caps now closely match the actual ink colors.
Amount of ink needed to refill each style once:
- Sketch：Approx. 1.8ml – The new bottle should give you 7 refills
- Ciao：Approx. 1.4ml – 9 refills in the bottle
- Classic：Approx. 2.5ml – 5 refills
- Wide：Approx. 3.4ml – 3.5 refills
Copic Ink refill bottle:
- Length – Approx. 140mm
- Diameter – Approx. 15mm
- Weight – Approx. 20g
The suggested retail price is $5.99
The New Copic Ink Empty Bottle
Blend and create your own custom colors with the Empty Bottle: includes empty bottle that holds 12ml, a nozzle, and a cap. The suggested retail price is $4.99.
Copic Various Ink Has Been Discontinued
Production of Copic Various Ink has been discontinued. Copic retailers won’t receive any further shipments of Copic Various Ink refills. Sales of Various Ink will end as soon as stock is out. Discontinued Various Ink refills contained 25 ml, more than double the new ink bottles. This may explain that as of this writing (5/28/2020) almost all of the Various Ink refills were sold out at Blick, Jerry’s Artarama, and most online retailers.
The word on the street was that the new refill bottles would be available at retailers the last week of June however as of this writing (July 16) it still isn’t available at any of the major online art supply retailers. In fact, the only place I found that currently has the new ink bottles available is a store out of Oregon called The Merri Artist.
UPDATE: The new Copic Ink refill bottles are now available at Blick.
The Copic statement regarding distribution:
We will be informing on the progress regularly on this page and rest assure that there will be new stock of Copic Inks and a more stable supply in the coming months across markets starting with Japan and certain Asian markets in May/June followed by North America and the EU.
Please note that with the unfortunate Covid19 situation it may also take longer to reach specific countries and retailers. We deeply apologize about the frustration caused by the out of stock on specific refill colors during this transition, we hope though that you will enjoy the improvements we have made and that you will continue to refill your markers to minimize waste and use of plastics.
Read the MacKendrew Arts Editor’s review of Copic Markers here.
See handcrafted swatches of all 72 Set A Copic Sketch Markers in the Art Swatch Gallery™.