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January 30, 2022
Karin markers definitely have a lot of hype to them, which is immediately what got me curious about buying a set. Something about their unique clear barrel and thick, porous brush tips are extremely satisfying. They come in so many beautiful colors (the neons are some of my favorites, and I typically hate neon) and put down a ton of vibrant ink (make sure to give them a minute or so to dry though). I find myself preferring them over other brush markers simply for the aesthetic enjoyment of using them. That being said, many of the internet reviews I read set these apart from other markers a little too much, in my opinion. The tips definitely still fray, as any brush marker will: they might last a little longer, or fray a little less, but mine are still quite new/unused and I am already getting streaky lines when I write due to pieces trailing away from the pointed tip. So in terms of performance, these hold up pretty similarly to other high quality brush markers I own, but I definitely enjoy using these the most. They are just a very enjoyable marker, which seems to be what the rest of the world thinks as well. Another bit of inconvenience is that they are light sensitive and filled with literal liquid ink. So they have to be stored cap-side up in the special box they come in, making them not very practical for on-the-go usage or just storage in general if tight on space. I would really love to be able to stick them in a cloth pencil case and take them with me places! All in all, if you like brush markers and are looking for an enjoyable experience, I still do highly recommend these markers. Get the full set though—as I said, the neons are worth it! Their ink has a bit different, waterier consistency and colors that actually show up.
May 23, 2021
These markers have a lot of hype online and I can understand why--the colors are rich and virtually streak-free. If lettering, these markers lay very thick downstrokes but it takes some patience and practice to get the thin upstrokes you may want in your work. Probably best for intermediate and advanced letterers.