This brand is manufactured by "Too Corporation" which was founded in 1919 as an art supply retail shop. In the late 1980s, people started using the copy machine and needed a marker that does not smudge the toner ink. The "Too Corporation" developed the Copic Marker line products in 1987. Today, Copic Marker is used for coloring and drawing in over 48 counties. Comic artists and cartoonists in particular love this brand of products.