When you refill your markers, it is also a good time to replace any damaged nibs. Frequent removal of the nib can damage the nib's wick. If your wick becomes bent it is important to replace your nib. To avoid damaging the wick, replace the ink cartridge before putting the nib in. We recommend keeping a supply of replacement nibs and a pair of Copic nib tweezers on hand. There are nine styles of Copic interchangeable nibs, from broad to calligraphy, that provide greater freedom of technique in your renderings.
This needle attaches to a bottle of Various Ink and allows for clean marker refilling. On a Copic marker, this needle can be inserted along the broad nib. On Sketch, Ciao, or Wide markers the nib needs to be removed before inserting the Booster Needle. Boosters are reusable and should be cleaned thoroughly with a few drops of blender solution or rubbing alcohol between colors.
The Nib Tweezers' gripping teeth allow for easy and clean nib removal and a better hold on the small nibs. These are compatible with Classic, Sketch, Ciao and Wide markers. Simply grab the nib with the tweezers and pull gently. Once you re-insert the nib it may take a minute for ink to flow.
Note: To prevent wear on the brush nibs, always refill from the chisel end and avoid pulling out the brush unless damaged.
The Nib Changer is compatible with both color and black Multiliner SP pens. Use this tool to quickly and easily change worn nibs or empty ink cartridges. The small end is for removing nibs and the large end is for removing stuck ink cartridges.
Match the marker color number with the Various Ink color number.
This method applies to all marker types.
For Sketch and Ciao Markers
For Copic Classic Markers
To get the longest life from Multiliners or Multiliner SP pens, be careful about the type of paper and the amount of pressure you use.
Rough paper can be hard on the nibs, much like drawing on sandpaper. While it is normal for thicker pen sizes to fray over time, artists working on rough paper will see the nibs fray sooner than when working with smooth papers. If you must use rough paper for your projects, take care to use less pressure.
Finer nibs may split down the middle after a period of normal use. Again, apply less pressure while drawing to avoid this problem. The finest nibs are so small that they have the potential to slip back into the pen body if too much pressure is applied, so be careful to draw with a very light hand on the smoothest paper possible when using fine sizes.