At less than a dollar per marker, these markers work beautifully and have a wonderful range of colors. They create a flat, even tone and blend well, the brush nibs feel great although slightly stiffer than the copics I'm used to. Great alternative for copic, only downside is their pastels aren't exactly pastel, and a few colors don't match the caps. The plastic protector sheet came bent as well, and snapped when I tried to flatten it out, but that isn't that big of a problem for me. (The piece I still have works perfectly fine.) All in all they're absolutely amazing and I hope I can buy the larger set soon!