Pilot FriXion Ball Knock Retractable Gel Ink Pen - 0.7 mm - 3 Color Set

Pilot FriXion Ball Knock Retractable Gel Ink Pen - 0.7 mm - 3 Color Set

$11.50
4.5 (2 reviews)
DescriptionSpecificationsFrequently Asked Questions (1)
Three pen set includes colors: black, blue, and red.

The long awaited retractable version of the popular Pilot FriXion line is here! Pen features the same beloved thermo-sensitive ink that can be erased by friction, but now comes in a sleek, retractable body. Just push the clip to extend and retract the tip. A subtle yellow color appears along the barrel side to show when the pen is extended. The special rubber tip at the end allows you to erase conveniently without having to cap or uncap your pen. The pen writes smoothly and erases without a trace! Refills available for select ink colors and point sizes only.

Interestingly enough, the ink in these pens will actually reappear when the temperature reaches below - 10 C (under 14 Fahrenheit). A freezer is sufficiently cold enough to make the ink start to reappear. It is like a magic pen for adults!

Because the ink in this pen is thermo sensitive, we do not advise for it to be left in hot cars, used for mailing, or subjected to a condition that exposes it to a lot of friction.

Model NumberPILOT LFBK-69F-3C
Weight1.5 ounces
ManufacturerPilot
Body Color Black, Blue, Red
Body Material Plastic
Clip Material Plastic
Clippable Yes
Color Set Yes
Diameter - Grip 10.7 mm
Diameter - Max 11.1 mm
Grip Color Black, Blue, Red
Grip Material Rubber
Ink Characteristics Erasable
Ink Refillable Yes
Length - Extended 15.0 cm
Length - Retracted 14.5 cm
Mechanism Retractable
Pre-Installed Ink Color Black, Blue, Red
Tip Length 4.5 mm
Tip Material Metal
Tip Size 0.7 mm
Tip Type Conical
Q: My Pilot FriXion pen is not writing well. It seems to be dried out or writing with clear ink. What should I do?
The FriXion ink formula is thermo-sensitive, which causes it to become invisible when heat from friction is applied. If the pen has been exposed to warm temperatures or direct sunlight, this may have caused the ink inside the pen to be "erased." Please try to store the pens in your freezer overnight, then remove them for an hour or two prior to writing to allow them to come back to room temperature. This can usually reactivate the coloring in the ink and allow the pens to write as normal.


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Customer Reviews

These have become my...
March 31, 2013
Verified Purchase
These have become my favorite workhorse pens for classes, and the 3-color set is a very handy for corrections and general writing needs. The U.S. version is slightly cheaper, but has a printed design that I'm not fond of, so I opted for the Japanese set.

These can be twisted open for refills which makes them relatively economical, however the ink gets used up quickly due to being slightly thick. Using the 0.7mm tip also causes the ink to be used up faster, but it creates a smoother and more pleasant writing experience.

The eraser is not like a typical pencil eraser that gets used up quickly, instead it is a hard rubber that shows very little wear even after a lot of use - but it still works great!

The ink color is relatively light compared to gel pens such as the G2 or Signo, but it's still perfectly acceptable in my opinion.

I prefer the retractable style after trying the capped version for a while, since you don't cover the eraser when posting the cap. However the retractable cartridge doesn't fit quite as snug as the capped style, so there is a very slight jiggling feeling to the pen during writing, whereas the capped version is very solid-feeling.

The little plastic "wallet" that they come in isn't anything special, but it's nice for staying organized.
Yoyochanny
This is my first time...
October 7, 2012
Verified Purchase
This is my first time using Pilot's erasable gel pens, and I'm quite satisfied with the results, although the ink has a slight watery look to it, it still writes smoothly nonetheless. The erasablity part however, does erase quite well, but there is still a faint, slightly yellowish tinge, left over from what you've previously written, especially on thinner or low quality paper. On thicker paper, it erases well but still leaves a slight imprint (like if you wrote something hard with a pencil and erased it with an eraser). You can't have the best of both worlds, and I'd still prefer to have an erasable pen to one that's not.
deadly-claris

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