How much are Posca pens, and where can I get me some?


Posca pens are fantastic, I’m a huge fan and have a pretty sizeable collection of Posca pens. One thing I have noticed is that whenever I go to purchase a new set or individual Posca pens, the price varies quite a lot depending where I look. So how much are Posca pens?

In this article I will look at the actual costs of Posca pens across the major retailers and also compare these to retailers around the world so you can get a view at the average price of Posca pens.

We will be looking at USA prices first and then there is an International section further down which answers how much Posca pens are in Australia, Canada, Japan and UK (England).

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How much are Posca pens?

How Much Are Posca Pens?

Now keep in mind that Posca paint pens come in various nib sizes and packs which makes trying to list the prices of every combination almost impossible. 

Buying in a pack or in bulk will definitely save you some money.

So what I have done is picked 3 common Posca paint pen types and nib sizes to compare.

I will be comparing the prices for a:

1. PC-1M in black (PC-1M covers PC-1MR/PC1-MC which are 0.7mm. This information will help as some search results are unclear.)

2. PC-7M in black (PC-7M are also sold as 7mm. This information will help as some search results are unclear.)

3. PC-17K in black (PC-17K are also sold as 15mm. This information will help as some search results are unclear.)

These 3 sizes cover Posca paint pen nibs from one of the smallest to the large chisel nib.

This will give you a good idea as to price variations between sellers.

If you’re new to Posca and do not know, not all colors are available for all nib sizes!

If you would like to know more about Posca nib sizes and colors then I suggest having a look at How many Posca pen colors are there? All colors listed! that I wrote and see what is available. 

The article contains a nice easy to follow chart plus a diagram comparing the various nib sizes.

Uni Ball Posca also make other types of pens such as Posca Chalk (used on blackboards), Posca Wax Pastels etc but I will not be comparing these in this article.

How much are Posca pens in the USA?

In the USA we have access to many top retailers who are competing for your dollar so prices are going to be competitive right? Let’s have a look.

Please note: Prices are as of the year 2020 and coupons, store member discounts are not factored in these prices.

To obtain more accurate pricing I suggest you visit each store and make your own up-to-date price comparison on the actual pens you wish to purchase.

Prices do not factor in shipping to your location so please look into this when considering where to purchase your Posca paint pens online.

Amazon – Amazon.com

Posca

Please note: As an Amazon associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.

Please visit the Amazon website for up to date pricing or view the advert below for Amazon.

Walmart – Walmart.com

I do not receive any affiliate commission from Walmart.

Walmart’s online shopping model is similar to Amazon where they are fulfiling orders by resellers on their platform. Their search feature leaves a lot to be desired so keep this in mind when searching on their site. 

1. PC-1M in black – US$8.85 – they do no seem to stock black but the price should be the same as this is the price quoted for all colors

2. PC-7M in black – US$10.96 – they do no seem to stock black but the price should be the same as this is the price quoted for all colors

3. PC-17K in black – US$n/a – they do not even seem to stock this!

Blick Art Materials – Dickblick.com

I do not receive any affiliate commission from Blick.

1. PC-1M in black – US$5.24 – Blick lists the PC-1M as the 0.7mm

2. PC-7M in black – US$6.50 – Blick lists the PC-7M as the 7mm

3. PC-17K in black – US$9.55 – Blick lists the PC-17K as the 15mm

Michaels – michaels.com

I do not receive any affiliate commission from Michaels.

1. PC-1M in black – US$3.99 – Michaels only seem to stock Black or White

2. PC-7M in black – US$N/A – Michaels do not seem to stock PC-7M, the closest is the PC-5M @ $3.99

3. PC-17K in black – US$N/A – Michaels do not seem to stock PC-17K, the closest is the PC-8K @ $7.49

Other Stores

I was going to include Flax ART And DESIGN but their website is designed to only accept orders located within 6 miles of one of their stores. 

Which is a weird policy if you ask me, leaving lots of sales on the counter to national retailers when shipping is such breeze these days. Perhaps this has to do with an agreement they have with the importer.

Also, I found etsy.com sells Posca markers via individual stores. I am not sure how the sellers get around Etsy’s rules for selling new art materials that are not hand-made or vintage. In any case, have a look here, you never know: https://www.etsy.com/market/japanese_posca

Lastly I have stayed away from eBay and Aliexpress and Alibaba as I could not get confirmation as to where the Posca pens are coming from, if they pens are real or counterfiet or old/used stock. 

You may pick up a great deal but it’s a case of buyer beware.

How much are Posca pens Internationally?

Internationally, Posca prices will vary depending on exchange rates and shipping rates. 

You would assume Posca are quite inexpensive in Japan or Australia due to the exchange rates, but shipping may kill that proposition.

Therefore factor in shipping to your location when considering where to purchase your Posca paint pens online.

It’s also the reason why many international customers purchase from Amazon, because it may still end up cheaper due to USA national and international retailers purchasing power.

We are going to cover Australia, Canada, Japan, UK. Only.

Suppliers are listed in alphabetical order.

Prices are listed in local currency

Australia

Note: Australian Prices are inclusive of all taxes

Amazon Australia – Amazon.com.au

Posca

Please visit the Amazon website for up to date pricing or view the advert below for Amazon.

Art Shed Onlinehttps://www.artshedonline.com.au/uni-ball-posca-markers/

1. PC-1M in black – AU$4.95 – Listed as 0.7mm PC-1M

2. PC-7M in black – AU$8.50

3. PC-17K in black – AU$14.95

eckersley’shttps://www.eckersleys.com.au/catalogsearch/result/?q=posca

1. PC-1M in black – AU$4.55

2. PC-7M in black – AU$7.35

3. PC-17K in black – AU$14.25

Officeworks https://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/search?q=posca&view=grid&page=1&sortBy=prod-product-wc-bestmatch-ab-testing-0

1. PC-1M in black – AU$4.48

2. PC-7M in black – AU$7.98

3. PC-17K in black – AU$11.95

Poscarthttps://poscart.com.au/

1. PC-1M in black – AU$3.60

2. PC-7M in black – AU$6.40

3. PC-17K in black – AU$9.60

Canada

Canada seems to be served by the same store chains as the USA but priced locally and includes Canadian taxes in the price.

Amazon Canada – www.amazon.ca

Posca

Please visit the Amazon website for up to date pricing or view the advert below for Amazon.

Michaels Canadahttps://canada.michaels.com/en/paint-and-painting-supplies/paint-pens/845162977

1. PC-1M in black – CAN$5.99

2. PC-7M in black – CAN$N/A – Michaels do not seem to stock PC-7M, the closest is the PC-5M @ $5.99

3. PC-17K in black – CAN$N/A – Michaels do not seem to stock PC-7M, the closest is the PC-8K @ $9.99

PaintSpothttps://www.paintspot.ca/posca-paint-markers/

1. PC-1M in black – CAN$6.00

2. PC-7M in black – CAN$N/A – Not stocked

3. PC-17K in black – CAN$11.36

Walmart Canadahttps://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/Uni-Paint-Posca-Paint-Marker-Pen-2-5Mm-Tip-12-Pkg-White/PRD6JZOJWUGWDCZ

Walmart Canada only stocked a 12 Pack of Posca markers and a 3 Pack of PC-8K

Japan

Japan2Ozhttps://www.japan2oz.com/brand/uni-posca/ (they ship internationally)

Japan2Oz do not sell individual Posca paint pens but sets of pens. You can purchase a whole set or small sets. These may become a little cost effective when purchasing in bulk with international shipping.

Wholesale From Japan – now if you are thinking of shipping in large quantities to resell, you may want to look here: http://wholesale-from-japan.com/features/posca

United Kingdom 

Amazon UK – Amazon.co.uk

Posca

Please visit the Amazon website for up to date pricing or view the advert below for Amazon.

Crafty Arts https://www.craftyarts.co.uk/posca-paint-marker-pen-set-of-12-pc-1m-p9240

Their search results are a little weird, you will need to click on the multi-pack options to see individual prices by color.

1. PC-1M in black – GB£2.39

2. PC-7M in black – GB£3.49

3. PC-17K in black – GB£4.55

HobbyCrafthttps://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/brand/posca

1. PC-1M in black – GB£2.80

2. PC-7M in black – GB£N/A – Not stocked but they do have the PC-5M @ GB£3.00

3. PC-17K in black – GB£N/A – Not stocked but they do have the PC-8K @ GB£4.20

London Graphic Centre – https://www.londongraphics.co.uk/top-brands/posca

1. PC-1M in black – GB£3.56

2. PC-7M in black – GB£5.52

3. PC-17K in black – GB£7.30

Conclusion

As you can see, next time you’re asked “How much are Posca pens”? You can safely state that the price of Posca pens varies not only by country but by store. 

My tip for buying most art supplies is that if the price difference is not that much, look at the cost of shipping and foremost look at Returns policies, customer service reputation and shipping times.

The other thing you may consider is to look at alternative products by competitors but in my opinion, nothing beats a good Posca paint pen for drawing with paint.

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