Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Spring Copic Sale

Hurry while they are still in stock

I went to my local Copic supplier and I was unable to find the colors I wanted. They were out of stock. Parts of the rack looked like the late stages of a going out of business sale. The sales clerk said that even their online store was having trouble keeping them in stock. Yes, Copics are a hot item.

When I got home from my disappointing trip, I looked at the Copic site to see if they had anything to say about the shortage of stock. Well they did, and this is what they said:

"2015 was a very busy year for us. We produced and shipped more product than ever before. The world wide demand for Copic grew well over 30% this year. With this great increase in demand there also came great challenges. As you all know, what makes Copic the best marker in the world is its quality and consistency. Thus, the challenge for our manufacturer in Japan, .Too Marker Products, Inc., has been to increase production without compromising the integrity and quality of our amazing products. There are many parts and pieces that come together to create an unparalleled product such as Copic: ink formulas, printing, nib construction, and the effort of many human hands that go into every single marker.
"Because of this great challenge and the overwhelming popularity of Copic, you have most likely noticed the shortage of supply from nearly every retail location or online store. We understand that this is frustrating, and we apologize. The message that I want to emphasize is that we have been working very hard over the past year to overcome this. Our production has not declined, and we are not going out of business as rumors may claim. The fact is we have simply outgrown, in a very short amount of time, our production capabilities.
"The great news is that .Too Marker Products, Inc., has invested substantially in its processes and people to manage this great demand, without compromising the quality of the product. Due to the great efforts that have been made, everyone should see a substantial increase in the availability of Copic products starting early in 2016."
— John Darland, President/CEO, Imagination International, Inc.
     (exclusive North American distributor for Copic)

I was excited to see Simon Says Stamp was having a Spring Copic sale. Is this the early part of 2016 Mr. Darland mentioned? It may be. Go to Simon Says Stamp now and get your Copic fix.

Happy Crafting,

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