Parkoo Review! (Yep, more cheap alcohol markers LOL!)

Hi friends! There is a staggering amount of affordable alcohol markers now, these even make Sharpies look expensive!

Today I am testing out the new set of 80 dual tipped Parkoo markers and I’ll share a rainbow blend tutorial as well. Even if you are not in the market for markers it’s fun to learn abouty new ones I think!

These Parkoo Dual tipped alcohol markers are available from Amazon in an 80 pack with reusable storage case. *This product was sent to me for review from Parkoo and Amazon affiliate links are used at no additional cost to you.

Product details: This is a set of 80 dual-tipped art markers featuring alcohol ink and bullet/fine and Chisel/broad nibs in a clear storage box similar to an ArtBin marker box.

Pros:

  • Price: About 40 cents a marker currently
  • Great selection of colors, one of the best ranges for an 80 color set I have seen including skin tones and pastels.
  • No Duplicate or same-y colors.
  • Sturdy reusable clear plastic storage box with a removable divider (handy if you wanted to build a marker rack for keeping your markers in order.
  • Inks blend well and are on the Shinhan/Art-in-Fly refill range in case you wanted to purchase refills and I think the Arteza replacement nibs would fit these as well (Disclaimer, these are not sold as refillable but it can be done)
  • Also comes with an opaque silver and gold marker that appears to be waterbased (no smell)
  • Comes with a hex format hand color swatch chart

Cons:

  • Does not come with a clear blender marker
  • My only complaint with the range of colors is that I would rather have a couple more warm and cool greys instead of the blue-greys and green greys but that is a personal preference.
  • Caps do not match ink color exactly-must swatch

Bottom line: I think this is one of the best color ranges I have seen in a budget set of 80 markers. They blend well despite the fact they do not have brush tips. I love the reusable storage and range of colors. If you are not set on brush tips these are a great choice.

I hope you enjoyed this, happy crafting!

2 thoughts on “Parkoo Review! (Yep, more cheap alcohol markers LOL!)

  1. It amazes me the range of decent, affordable art supplies that are available now. When I started with the alcohol markers there were Copics – much too expensive for a newbie, Sharpies – which I found difficult to blend, and Spectrum Noir from the crafting world. Now there are sets available from any number of manufacturers and vendors. Same with watercolors, acrylic paints, water-soluble oils, etc. I’ve been helping my neighbor pick out some art supplies for her two daughters, and it’s been nice to be able to consider their level of experience and costs and balance it out. I always look forward to your thoughtful and thorough reviews!

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  2. I will need to check these out as COPIC are out of my price range. I had been picking up Spectrum Noir up at Tuesday morning. However, the colors are not consistent among the numbers, I can a few of the same number and each will be a different color.

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