Pilot FriXion Color Pencil - Red

Pilot FriXion Color Pencil - Red

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4.0 (4 reviews)
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Like the popular Pilot FriXion pens, these Frixion color pencils are erasable. Kids will enjoy them, because they can go wild with their coloring and not worry about coloring outside the lines or picking the wrong color. Just rub with the special rubber tip and voila! Mistakes are gone. You can even use the “eraser” to create highlights and add more dimension to your drawing. Best of all, there are no messy eraser shavings. The pencil also has a blank space for writing your name.

The pencil comes unsharpened.

FriXion pencil lead is a thermosensitive lead that can be erased by rubbing. Interestingly, erased color reappears at temperatures below 14° F (-10° C). A freezer is cold enough to make this happen. Due to the thermosensitive nature of FriXion lead, 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.

Children using these pencils should be supervised. The pencils should not be used on surfaces other than paper. Due to the softness of the lead, sharpening the pencils to a very sharp point may make them break easily. Drawing or writing quickly with strong pressure may result in faded color.

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I was very excited to...
December 30, 2014
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I was very excited to try these pencils. As a long time user of col-erase colored pencils for under drawings I thought these would be fantastic new replacement since they erase so cleanly. And they do! It's amazing how well they erase.

The eraser is friction based so it never runs out. It simply heats up the pencil wax and the color fades away. It's amazing. However there are some issues. Even after erasing: the wax is left behind which causes some issues when trying to ink or lay down markers. If you draw light it's almost a non-issue, but if you put too much pressure or go over the same spot to many times it can be an problem later.

-- Good strong color
-- Does erase completely
-- Eraser never wears down
-- Eraser doesn't damage paper

-- Lead (wax pencil) snapped off a lot in the sharpener (doesn't effect star rating)
-- Wax pencil: ink and marker cannot seep through into the paper if lines are too thick

If there is too much waxy buildup, you're inks will just sit on top of the wax and smudge the next time the erase or you're hand comes by. Also Markers have a hard time getting through the wax to the paper below and it becomes obvious where the pencil was used.

However, just drawing with the pencils can be a lot of fun. Just keep in mind how risky it can be to ink. Once you're more familiar with how the pencils perform you will be able to safely ink and marker you're work. But I tend to only ever combine the pencils with ink these days.

Also wait extra long before erasing after inking. Because the eraser does not pick up anything like a normal eraser it will push the ink around and smudge the image. The eraser is a hard rubbery plastic used to heat the paper and wax.
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wanted soo soo much to...
May 30, 2016
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wanted soo soo much to like this. Mainly use this as a form of emphasis for reading (underlining). Color is much weaker than the vermillion pencils, and the lead is so weak it keeps breaking, often deep within the wood. You burn through the wood since you lose about 1/4" at a time, and this has happened back to back to me.

hearbreaking as it feels smooth, even if there is significant waxy drag.

I'll be sticking to my vermillion/prussian blue for vibrant underlining while reading.

I really love this pencil!...
March 15, 2015
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I really love this pencil! I bought one to see how I'd like it, and I'm getting ready to order five more, since the first one is little more than a nub now.
The previous reviewers were correct in saying that putting too much down makes it impossible to erase and difficult to ink over. If you have a light hand or are looking to train yourself out of being heavy-handed, this is a very good pencil.
It's lighter than the Uni Mitsubishi Vermillion/Prussian blue pencils, so if you layer the reds for details, use this one first, as the other is darker.
I only wish they sold packs of twelve of these!
It doesn't erase completely...
December 11, 2014
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It doesn't erase completely if you lay too much down; this is to be expected with ANY red pencil, though, so I won' dock points for it. If you have a light hand, it will work well for you, though, and the eraser is actually good! It's a brighter red than the Uni Mitsubishi pencil.