Whether you’re a beginner or a professional looking into using art markers, then It’s likely that you know or at least heard of Prismacolor and Copic markers. These markers are famous for their bright and consistent colors making them the most trusted by artists. But, these are also some of the priciest due to manufacturing and design costs. That’s why it’s important to find out what you need before going out to buy a set of markers.
The Copic Sketch markers and Prismacolor Premier markers have very similar overall performance. Both are a line of dual-tipped markers, and both bring similar color performance. One is unexpectedly pricier than the other. Let’s get to the bottom of this and figure out what’s the best marker set for you.
|Copic Sketch||Prismacolor Premier|
|Available Colors||36 in Basic Set (358 max.)||48 in current set (200 max.)|
|Tips||Super Brush tip and Medium Broad Chisel tip are the standard options. The bullet tip is available as tip replacement.||Fine bullet tip and Chisel tip are the standards. The brush tip and fine bullet tip markers are available.|
|Inks||Alcohol-based ink, you can also mix your own colors||Artist-grade alcohol-based ink, non-refillable|
|Replaceability||Replaceable tips, refillable inks||Non-replaceable tip, non-refillable inks|
|Cost||Pricier upfront, but saves more in the long run||Cheaper upfront (inks and tips are irreplaceable)|
|Design||Oblong body profile, more comfortable grip||Round body profile, traditional grip|
|Best For||Shading and sketching||Blending and precise details|
|Price||Check Price||Check Price|