4.2 (20 reviews)
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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.

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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 used to swear by this...
May 13, 2016
I used to swear by this pen, I ONLY used them because I loved writing with pen, but as a student who makes plenty of mistakes, I always used pencil becuase I could erase (especially in math class), then I found this and fell in love!

UNTIL I took a final exam with this pen! The professor put all the tests in a pile and put the pile in his messanger bag and I guess the friction of the papers rubbing together while he walked or rode his bike home or whatever he did ERASED the entire first page of my test. The professsor had no mercy on me, and I havent used this pen since.
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.
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.
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