Our marker selection may seem to change more often than Aunt Karen's hair color and it's come to our attention that there's a little confusion. We hope this comprehensive guide makes things easier!
First of all: as of 2020, there is no overlap between sets with one exception. The 48-pack contains all the colors in the 24-pack (and 24 that aren't, but you knew that...you're an artist and a scholar!).
So, to break it down for you, here are the independent sets that we currently have as of the writing of this article (which we have every intention to keep up-to-date) with their brief history, and if you own all these sets then you have all of our 96 brush marker colors:
48 Brush Markers (the set that started it all!)
12 Skin Tones (recently upgraded from the 6-pack)
12 Pastels (No more duplicates!)
6 Cool Gray (Formerly a hodgepodge of grays, but now a set worthy of grayscale)
6 Purples (you asked for more purples, and you got 'em)
6 Blues (...same with the blues!)
6 Stone Tones (fills in some warm, earthy gaps)
24 Brush Markers (as mentioned previously, half of the 48-set)
24 Classic Nib Markers (all the same colors as above, with a bullet nib instead of a brush)
6 skin tones (soon to be discontinued and available only on our website)
Now for some questions we hear all the time about our sets!
Q: Are there any duplicates?
A: Hopefully the above answered this question but no, not anymore (besides the 24/48 sets, but that's probably not what you meant). We recently changed our pastels and skin tones to eliminate duplicates.
Q: Are you going to release more colors?
A: Yes, we're going to release more colors! Stay tuned. Eventually we will reach over 200 colors.
Q: Where can I buy your markers?
A: We sell direct-to-consumer (retailers often ask to carry our markers but lose interest when they realize how small of a profit they'd make!) so the only places to buy our markers are this website, Amazon, Etsy, Ebay, and Walmart. We now carry our products on Amazon in Canada, throughout Europe and the UK and in Australia, so if you don't see the markers there yet, just hang tight!
Q: Do you sell refills for all your colors/why are there more refills than colors?
A: We have refills for all our colors here and if there's one you're looking for and don't see, maybe check here. We have colors we've discontinued over the years but we still carry the refills because we love you guys and want you to be happy.
Q: Why don't you make bigger sets instead of making more color packs?
A: We release more colors one set at a time so we think it's better for the people who already have and love our markers to do it this way. It would defeat the purpose of having refills if people had to buy the same markers twice! Will we eventually have bigger sets than the 48-pack? Life is crazy, maybe we will!
Q: Can I buy individual markers?
A: Yes you can! Contact us by email and we'll make you a custom order. They cost $4.99 each (maybe someday we'll be able to do some kind of custom set option, but for now we make exactly the number of markers needed to make each set so every individual marker sold means one less set!).
Q: Do you do samples?
A: Not free samples, but see previous question. (If you're not picky about which color you want, we can probably give you a discount!)
Q: Do I get a free marker set if I read this far?
A: No, and you'd be surprised how often we do get asked "Can I have a free marker set if [my dog ate my art supplies/I tell my mom about your company/I've run out of money because I spent it all on ice cream]". Unfortunately we don't give out freebies for good behavior but we DO have giveaways periodically on social media and our mailing list. Make sure you follow us!