I'm no stranger to using the Tim Holtz line of Alcohol inks, I was excited to try Altenew's brand since the inks are not only refill bottles for the markers (which I own) but they're also a better buy for your money since you get so much more compared to the other brand. While I have not tried all the colors for creating alcohol ink paintings, I can tell you these inks are different. I don't know if the pigment ratio is different or if the color process is different or what but I've noticed I don't get the same amount of tonal variations from these inks as I did with the other brand. This isn't necessarily a bad thing - it depends on what you're trying to achieve with your piece so I still feel these are great. I noticed the lighter toned colors deliver less tonal variations compared to the deeper, darker, richer ink colors. I'm excited to try using both the Alternew and Tim Holtz brands together for I feel they balance out what the other is missing. I highly recommend the Altenew Alcohol Inks and discover a whole other world of color!