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Posted: 2/18/2013 10:43:46 AM
I have been wanting to try out copics for a long time. Just not in my budget so I bought some of the Spectrum Noir pens. What type of paper is best to use for these? I used some regular cardstock I had and it bled through. TIA

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Posted: 2/18/2013 11:58:07 AM
Ill be watching this thread too. I'm just like you and started buying Spectrum markers and I the only paper I used with it was M'S brand so I'm thinking a PTI order may be needed to see if that paper works better.


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Posted: 2/18/2013 12:11:37 PM
i use the george pacific cardstock from walmart it bleeds a little i use it for the noirs and my promarkers






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Posted: 2/18/2013 3:11:06 PM
As far as I know, all alcohol markers bleed through to the back of the paper. In fact, Copic instructors will tell you to turn your paper over to make sure that you have saturated the paper adequately.

However, you don't want a lot of bleeding outside the lines, and you want them to blend. Georgia Pacific does work ok but I prefer the Neenah Solar White. I haven't ever tried PTI - too many customer service horror stories for me!

I usually don't color all the way to the edge of the lines if I know I am going to be layering a lot of color. And I have seen it recommended to blend the edges instead of going over the entire area that you have colored.

I really like the SN markers! I do have a couple of Copics and the brush tip is nice but not worth the difference in money for me, because I am not good enough with them!
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Posted: 2/18/2013 3:21:32 PM
I like the noirs and i have half of the set but i love my promarkers by letraset better they are exactly the same as copic and very affordable when i bought the whole collection they where $1.49 a pen i think now they are like 1.80 a pen still very affordable compare to copic at $7.00 a pen... I have tried neenah and they will bleed thru also so i get the walmart as is cheaper ... I did try a paper that you could only get in the uk that it was perfect for the promarkers and noir with no bleeding at all ... But the shipping to the USA was a little expensive




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Posted: 2/18/2013 3:36:00 PM
Glad I watched this tread I didn't know PTI had horror stories I don't get to shop a lot and when I do it's not online so this was going to be my first order from them. Thanks for the heads up on that


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Posted: 2/18/2013 5:40:45 PM
I use the neenah solor white cardstock- i buy it buy the ream!

Copics weren't in my budget either but i really love my spectrum noir markers-- I have tons of post using them if you are at all interested on blog-- there is a categories link on the right hand side and there is a section for spectrum noir- click on that and it will show all my posts using them- totally love them!!



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Posted: 2/20/2013 12:55:02 AM
I have a full set of these pens for sale on the FSOT board in case anyone is interested. Really great price, brand new pens!


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Posted: 2/20/2013 7:02:50 AM
I didn't want to post this on your sale thread but.... I think one problem you might have selling your pens is you can get them cheaper than that with coupons at the store.



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Posted: 2/20/2013 7:07:38 AM
I have a few Copics (won several off a blog giveaway) and filled in a few here and there. I was considering the Spectrum blue set since I seem to lack those colors. I use Copic X-Press. I have had better results with that over the Neenah but the Neenah was good.


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Posted: 2/20/2013 7:12:19 AM
BTW, OP.... you could also try the art dept. and get smooth bristol paper or the manga paper.



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Posted: 2/20/2013 7:33:27 AM
I have a friend that uses copics and she uses the Neenah Solar White paper.



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Posted: 2/20/2013 8:29:29 AM
I use Copics....but they are all alcohol markers.

I love X-Press It paper.
It is smooth, doesn't bleed outside the stamped image and the markers blend beautifully on it.
I have tried other papers and this works perfectly for me.
Plus it isn't to thick if I want to cut out my image.

I did a video on all the papers I have tried.
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Posted: 2/20/2013 11:38:14 AM
Thanks everyone!! Marypats I am off to check out your blog

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Posted: 2/20/2013 5:23:54 PM
I recently purchased some spectrum noir markers as well. I had 120lb paper from Staples that I tried to use them on and it bled past the stamped lines, so I checked out a couple youtube tutorials and saw that Amy R recommends CC designs copic quality cardstock, so I ordered some at that. You get 10- 8 1/2 by 11 sheets for $4.00. It is awesome, very thick and nice and smooth. Good luck finding a paper that works for your needs.


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Posted: 2/20/2013 7:01:24 PM
I ran out of the Copic specific paper I had bought, and tried the 98 Bright 100 lb cardstock from Staples (it was the one featured in the printable video that was shared maybe six months ago)... I printed a digital stamp on it, coloured it - very saturated, and I was really happy with how it turned out... I buy it by the sheet (never needed anything close to a ream), at the copy centre in Staples and it's $0.30 a page...


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