Pilot FriXion Erasable Gel Ink Pen - 0.5 mm - Black

Pilot FriXion Erasable Gel Ink Pen - 0.5 mm - Black

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4.3 (19 reviews)
DescriptionSpecificationsFrequently Asked Questions (1)
The Pilot FriXion Erasable Gel Ink Pens erase by FRICTION, they are like a magic pen for adults! 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 LFB-20EF-B
Weight0.4 ounces
ManufacturerPilot
Body Color Black
Body Material Plastic
Clip Material Plastic
Clippable Yes
Color Set No
Diameter - Grip 9.9 mm
Diameter - Max 11.5 mm
Grip Color Black
Grip Material Rubber
Ink Characteristics Erasable
Ink Refillable Yes
Length - Capped 14.6 cm
Length - Posted 15.9 cm
Length - Uncapped 13.4 cm
Mechanism Capped
Pre-Installed Ink Color Black
Tip Length 5.4 mm
Tip Material Metal
Tip Size 0.5 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 like these pens with...
November 14, 2011
I like these pens with erasable ink and in playing with them my kids and I discovered a few interesting things. When you rub the ink it heats up and "disappears". In reality, the ink turns white. If you try this on dark paper (black, for instance) the text will show up white after you erase it.

If you heat up your writing in some other way, say, by leaving it in a hot car or holding the paper up against a hot light bulb, it will also disappear. So, don't leave any important notes in your car in the sun. But, if you want your notes back, you can put the paper in the freezer. After a while your text will be back again, albeit not quite as dark as before.

My experiences were from about 2 years ago. It may be that the inks have improved. So beware, if the permanence of what you write is important to you, don't use this pen. Be weary of diplomats you hand it to you to sign treaties and that sort of thing :-)
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I love the look of the...
April 7, 2015
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I love the look of the pen. It writes very well. Even though it's Black, it is a light. Overall this is a great pen and may purchase the rest. I like pens with fine point.
slimgal162006
It writes rather dark...
November 24, 2014
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It writes rather dark grey but I am ok with that
The ink is not black,...
April 28, 2013
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The ink is not black, is gray, and a bit light at that, almost like a #2 pencil, so it beats the purpose of needing an erasable pen. If it were darker (a lot more!), it would be great. In other colors the concept works great.

Also, for being a 0.5mm, the lines are more like 0.7mm. So, this pen is in my opinion a Gray 0.7mm Pen. Or a liquid #2 HB.
ryoji kezu
The Frixion erasable...
September 1, 2012
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The Frixion erasable pens have been favorites of mine for several months now. I was a bit disappointed that this pen does not have the needle-like tip that the .3mm pen has (just a regular pen tip), but this pen writes so smoothly and erases so cleanly I still love it! It definitely writes in dark grey, not black, like most erasable "black" pens. It's still a very dark color and does not bother me one bit, just know what to expect when you get this pen!
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