Pilot FriXion Ball US Erasable Gel Ink Pen - 0.7 mm - 3 Pen Pack

Pilot FriXion Ball US Erasable Gel Ink Pen - 0.7 mm - 3 Pen Pack

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This pack includes 1 black, 1 blue, and 1 red FriXion 0.7 mm pens.

A breakthrough in writing technology has made available the erasable pen you have always been waiting for. These pens from Pilot erase by friction. The pens have a special rubber end to rub the thermo sensitive ink away with, thus no eraser by-products are produced, yet the ink disappears magnificently (and the rubber never wears out!) The pen writes smoothly, in vibrant colors, and erases without a trace! Best of all, they are made of 76% recycled plastic.

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 31557
Weight1.5 ounces
Body Color Red, Blue, Black
Body Material Plastic
Clip Material Plastic
Clippable Yes
Color Set No
Diameter - Grip 9.9 mm
Diameter - Max 11.5 mm
Grip Color Red, Blue, Black
Grip Material Rubber
Ink Characteristics Erasable
Ink Refillable Yes
Length - Capped 14.6 cm
Length - Posted 15.2 cm
Length - Uncapped 13.3 cm
Mechanism Capped
Pre-Installed Ink Color Red, Blue, Black
Tip Length 5.4 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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I was disappointed when...
May 1, 2008
I was disappointed when i found these at target today for $5.30.

Oh well, i am still loyal to jetpens.
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I've been using gel ink...
August 30, 2010
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I've been using gel ink pens for many years because they write so much better than ballpoints. So, when my son's teacher required them to use erasable pens last year as a 2nd grader, I thought he would like these erasable pens. They write so much better than the Paper Mate Erasable Pens. Only thing I don't like about them is that they run out so fast. But, I just buy a lot of the very inexpensive refills, so it's not as much of a problem. Be careful when you order the 3-pack. The picture and description on the website show it is supposed to come with 2 black pens and 1 red. Instead, I received 1 black, 1 blue, and 1 red. Unfortunately, my son can't use blue pens at school, so they would be a waste. I've notified JetPens to request replacements.
I would give perfect...
May 20, 2013
I would give perfect score but I have an issue with these pens. Yes they write pretty well when new, (didn't know you could buy refills if I read correctly), and using frixion to erase comparing to older erasable ink pens that the eraser didn't last nowhere close as the pen did. But, this is my complaint. At the time, for some reason, I didn't like the eraser on the cap and I never really used it bc it wasn't great and I'd end up using them when I pencil eraser was no more, even after biting down on it squishing a little more out of it!lol

Ok, all this just to ask/say, Why put eraser on the cap??? Doesn't everybody take top off and place on back of pen? Habit and you don't lose that way! So an ok writing pen, GREAT concept for friction bc you don't run out of the eraser!!!! But if the eraser was on top cover so attaching on the other end and having eraser at ready would give this pen more!!!