Pilot FriXion Erasable Gel Ink Pen - 0.5 mm - Red

Pilot FriXion Erasable Gel Ink Pen - 0.5 mm - Red

4.2 (5 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-R
Weight0.4 ounces
Body Color Red
Body Material Plastic
Clip Material Plastic
Clippable Yes
Color Set No
Diameter - Grip 9.9 mm
Diameter - Max 11.5 mm
Grip Color Red
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 Red
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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Working in an office...
September 2, 2009
Working in an office I am always looking at stationary. Well, really I am obsessed with stationary. So, I seen these new pens at the store and tried them out. They are freaking awesome. I agree they are the best erasable pen.
1 person found this helpful
March 25, 2008
Verified Purchase
i LOVE THIS THING. it is quite possibly the best erasable pen i have ever used. It writes wonderfully, and erases better than pencils. I cannot wait for jet pens to get some more of the other colors, I had to purchase red so I could try it out because all they had was red and pink.
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Love it but it's a little...
June 4, 2015
Verified Purchase
Love it but it's a little scratchy to write with.
Efficient, but I'd recommend...
April 25, 2012
Efficient, but I'd recommend the retractable version.

When comparing the two, the retractable version has a much thinner and (in my opinion) comfortable design; the plastic end is firmer, and it doesn't feel as cheap. Although, I can imagine that someone with a larger hand might find this pen to be easier to write with. Another fault is that because the eraser nub is on the bottom, it leaves no place to put the cap. ;;

Interestingly enough, I was able to find this pen at Walmart after purchasing it online. For some reason, the erasing wasn't nearly as efficient as the my other frixion pens.
My classmate has one...
January 10, 2011
My classmate has one and he really likes it. It erases just about perfectly. The only downside is that you have to push hard for the friction to take place therefore making it work.