What Sakura Brands are Popular for the Grown Up Coloring Books Craze?
With the explosion of publishers’ new titles to meet the global consumer demand for coloring books for grown-ups, we have been asked what Sakura products are suitable with these books.
Our in-house testing indicates that the performance of any pen, marker or paint is largely dependent on the quality of the paper in the coloring book. If the paper is heavy weight with a smoother finish, similar to a Cover Stock or Bristol, many of our products perform well.
Some general product suggestions for books with higher quality paper are:
Some product suggestions for books with lower quality paper include:
Many of our other products such as Pen-Touch® paint markers, Koi Water Color Field Sketch Boxes, and Permapaque® markers can also be used in coloring books, but we recommend that you pre-test each product to determine the compatibility and end-results on that specific book’s paper quality.
Glaze® glossy dimensional ink
A Note on Lower Quality Paper in Coloring Books
If the paper in your coloring book is a thin, lower quality paper, there is a chance that many types of ink can bleed through the page or buckle the paper. If the pages are printed single sided this may be less of an issue.
Remember that many publishers or printers do not pre-test the various mediums or ink types for the best visual results. Sometimes a publisher may compromise on paper quality to reach a lower price point on the coloring book. It is always a good idea to test the inks on one of the pages in your coloring book to ensure that they work well with your particular book.
Another option if your coloring book has lower quality paper is to scan the image and print it on a higher quality paper. (Not 20 lb copier bond paper.)