A breakthrough in writing technology has made available the erasable pen you have always been waiting for. These new pens from Pilot 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.
See how well the FriXion pen erases on JetPens.com TV:
When I saw this product, I thought it was an answer to my perpetual wish. Well,
it is not a bad pen, but there is room for improvement.
-It is erasable
-Ink flow is decent.
-Probably because the ink is erasable; therefore, it is not as saturated as
regular gel pen.
-The ink consumption is relatively quick. I only have it for a month and I use
more than half of the ink. I did not use the pen on a daily basis.
-At first, the eraser works great. But as time goes on, it starts to leave
black streaks on paper, even after I clean the eraser.
-The position of the eraser is interesting. Since I am used to post my cap, I
will need to remove my cap every time I need to erase. Not too convenient if
you are as clumsy as me.
All in all, a great idea. I am waiting to see the next generation of Frixion
It is a very interesting concept that a gel ink now can be erasable. I did
expect the green to be couple shades darker (a forest green instead of grass
green), but given that it is an erasable pen, darker color might be hard to
erase. The flow is decent, though at time it is not entirely consistent
(leaving strokes with green outline and white center). It would be better if
the erase is located on the top of the cap, instead of at the end of pen. This
is probably why the retractable version is made.
Overall, an interesting experiment, but with room for future improvement!