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:
I really want to like this line of pens; but can't say I do. To me, as other
reviewers said, line is too scratchy and not consistent. No typical gel pen
glide to it either. Ordered the upgrade from Jet Pens (retractable) and we'll
see if that's better.
It feels nice to write with, but the line it puts down is rather watery and
faded; if you draw a line really quickly, it will also skip a bit (noticeable
when I try to underline or circle things). The case also looks rather lame. I
think the pen bodies for the 0.4mm version are much better, so even if you want
to use a 0.7mm tip, I'd switch the cartridges (they fit).
I bought this pen in Taiwan because apparently the phenomenon hasn't dried out
there yet either! The ink isn't bold enough for me and again the 0.7mm is too
thick for me. A design flaw is that the eraser is on the top of the pen and not
on the cap so when you cap the pen, you have to remove it in order to erase.