Pilot FriXion Ball Slim Gel Pen - 0.38 mm - Red

Pilot FriXion Ball Slim Gel Pen - 0.38 mm - Red

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Enjoy Pilot's popular FriXion ink in a lean pen body. And a lean tip size! The FriXion Ball Slim has a 0.38 mm tip, perfect for everyday writing as well as the tiny annotations you need to cram into the margins of your textbooks. The svelte clip-less profile lets you pile a bunch of them in your pen case with room to spare for more pens and pencils. You can even hang your pen, by stringing a lanyard through the hole in the knocker.

FriXion ink is a thermosensitive ink that can be erased by rubbing. To erase, use the special rubber “eraser” tip at the top of the pen and watch the ink cleanly disappear.

Interestingly, erased ink reappears at temperatures below 14° F (-10° C). A freezer is cold enough to make this happen. It is like magic ink for adults! Due to the thermosensitive nature of FriXion ink, we advise against using it for mailings, or leaving the written materials in hot cars or in environments that expose them to a lot of friction.

Note: To change the refill, unscrew the transparent grip area to remove it. Pull out the old refill and insert the new refill, ensuring that it is securely held in place. Then, screw the transparent piece back on.

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I bought a bunch of these...
August 24, 2016
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I bought a bunch of these individual pens in multiple colors. I had them for a little over a week, hadn't used them at all, and was looking forward to writing my class notes in lots of pretty colors.

The gel ink is so weak that I have to write each letter in a word three or four times before it shows up. When I erase and try to rewrite over it, the gel won't even transfer to the paper. I can barely see what I've written on the page, and that's when I'm using the dark colors. The lighter colors don't show up at all.

I would be more understanding if I had gotten one or two bad pens, but this was not the case. Nearly every pen in my order was like this. I love this website and its products, and Pilot Frixion makes excellent erasable pens in black, but I will NOT be buying their colored gel pens again.
FriXion tech is fantastic....
April 23, 2016
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FriXion tech is fantastic. Great use in planners and for revisions. Just watch the temperatures you are storing your papers in.
The color is rich and...
March 25, 2016
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The color is rich and the pens write amazing!!!
Love these pens.....great...
February 23, 2016
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Love these pens.....great delivery
I would give this a 4.5,...
October 21, 2015
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I would give this a 4.5, but since I can't, I just went with 5.

These slim pens are aesthetically nice, easy to use, and nice and thin.

Only con I have is that they skip occasionally. It can be a bit annoying. With more use comes less skipping, however.

This particular color, red, is a true, bright red. Perfect for marking mistakes and errors.

The "eraser" on these is very nice, nicer than the "eraser" on the markers. It erases very quickly, easily, and cleanly. I've noticed that it helps to let the ink dry a bit before erasing, however.

Overall, these are nice pens. If they didn't skip, they'd be perfection. However, the convenience of their FriXion qualities outweighs the inconvenience of occasional skips for me. Whether or not you'll like these depends on your priorities.