|Model Number||PILOT LFBK-69F-3C|
|Body Color||Black, Blue, Red|
|Diameter - Grip||10.7 mm|
|Diameter - Max||11.1 mm|
|Grip Color||Black, Blue, Red|
|Length - Extended||15.0 cm|
|Length - Retracted||14.5 cm|
|Pre-Installed Ink Color||Black, Blue, Red|
|Tip Length||4.5 mm|
|Tip Size||0.7 mm|
March 31, 2013
These have become my...
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.
October 7, 2012
This is my first time...
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.