Imagine Ink Marker Replacement / Revive / Refill

My daughter coloring her IMAGINE INK activity book with the mess free IMAGINE INK marker.

If your kids are like mine, then they have likely discovered Imagine Ink. Imagine Ink provides a MESS FREE COLORING option as the colors are revealed when the marker is touched or rubbed on the special paper in the small coloring book. These IMAGINE INK books are only about 5 1/2 inches wide and 8 inches tall (including the marker holder}. I think that a large part of the success of IMAGINE INK is that the books utilize kids favorite cartoon characters, including Disney (Frozen, Mickey Mouse, Cars, Vampirina, etc.), Marvel (Spiderman, etc.), Nickelodeon (Paw Patrol, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Shimmer and Shine, etc.), and several others.

The size makes the IMAGINE INK book great for travel or use just about anywhere. The pages can be removed or left in the little activity book. The design of the book contains an area at the top for the marker to be stored between uses. The exclusive MESS FREE COLORING technology means that your car seats, walls, floors, clothes, and everywhere else should not be damaged if your child decides to try to draw on them. In fact, children are discouraged from drawing on areas other than their IMAGINE INK book, since the marker is designed not to mark anywhere else.

How do I refill IMAGINE INK marker?
How do I revive IMAGINE INK marker?
How do I replace IMAGINE INK marker?

The largest complaint about the IMAGINE INK Mess Free Coloring books that I have heard is generated from the markers running out before the book is colored. This may happen when the cap is left off of the marker or perhaps the marker just simply ran out of the special mess free solution that activates the vibrant colors on the pages.

I searched for replacement IMAGINE INK markers, refilling IMAGINE INK markers, and reviving IMAGINE INK markers. All of these searches left me with very little luck. I found numerous complaints and very few solutions on making IMAGINE INK markers work again, and yes my daughter has IMAGINE INK books that are not complete. The only solution that I was able to find for replacement of IMAGINE INK markers is to buy new books. However, some products do include multiple mini IMAGINE INK markers, such as the IMAGINE INK party-pack . Additionally, I struggled to find any verified solutions to reviving or refilling IMAGINE INK markers online.

Finally, I contacted Bendon, the company that makes IMAGINE INK products, and they sent me the solution to how to revive IMAGINE INK markers (see image).

Instructions on How To Revive IMAGINE INK markers:

How to revive IMAGINE INK marker instructions, sent to me directly from Bendon.

You will need 91% isopropyl alcohol to refill or revive an IMAGINE INK marker.

  1. Submerge the tip of the marker in 91% Isopropyl Alcohol for 5 minutes (Do NOT allow it to soak longer than 5 minutes).
  2. Place the cap on the marker and allow it to set for at least 30 minutes.

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