Pilot FriXion Point 04 Gel Pen - 0.4 mm - Violet

Pilot FriXion Point 04 Gel Pen - 0.4 mm - Violet

4.1 (8 reviews)
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Like a small town talent who turned into a supermodel, the newest FriXion now sports a glamorous new look. It is incredible to believe that there is now an erasable gel pen that is as fine as 0.4 mm! That's thinner than most gel pens available in the US, and that makes these new pens as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside.

Pilot has really had a breakthrough in technology with the FriXion line. 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. The pen writes smoothly, in colorful lines, and erases without a trace!

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, copying, or subjected to a condition that exposes it to a lot of friction.

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This is the best pen...
August 2, 2010
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This is the best pen in the whole world, absolutely and without question.

Okay, maybe I'm biased. I like (very) fine-point gel pens. Purple ink makes me smile. Also, I make a lot of msitakse when I write. My potential list of favorite pens is thus a little limited. But here it is: the most wonderful pen there ever was, for now. (I'm still holding out for a 0.3 mm point.)

The ink color is good--a little more purple than violet--and the 0.4 mm designation seems about right. The thoroughness of erasure depends on the paper you're using, with results ranging from acceptable (slight shadowing) to flawless. It's amazing to erase without tearing up the paper and producing "crumbs." I still feel a compulsion to brush away the imaginary erasure dust, though.

A minor nit to pick: the erasing surface is positioned on the body of the pen, so if you like to write with the cap stuck on the end of the pen, where it won't accidentally slide off the table onto the floor into the cat's paws and under the refrigerator.... What I'm getting at is that you can't erase unless you leave the cap off, a situation fraught with peril. The surface also needs to be kept clean (not usually a problem), or you'll leave permanent smudges on the paper.

The point has held up well for me. I apply medium pressure but am clumsy and have been known to damage my writing implements in imaginative ways. So I did manage to bend the point sleeve (?) once. But I nudged it back into position and haven't had any problems. I haven't experienced any detectable change in the ink width over time, and I've put a LOT of miles on these pens. In fact, I rarely use anything else in my collection of 32,641 fine-point gel ink pens. I'm afraid I'll make a mstiktae, so I reach for the comfort and safety of my beautiful Pilot FriXion.

Buy one. Buy a case. Give them to friends and family. They will love you and forget all of your shortcomings. You will finally be happy, and the world will be a better place.

Also, these are nice pens.
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the pen is as well as...
February 8, 2011
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the pen is as well as Pilot produces. but the color is not beautiful as I thought. It's kind of deep purple~
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Pros: the color is great,...
February 5, 2011
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Pros: the color is great, and it erases easily and completely.

Cons: the eraser is on the end of the pen instead of on the cap, and it's a little scratchy to write with (not good at all for cursive writing, but ok for printing)
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I love the entire Frixion...
August 24, 2010
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I love the entire Frixion line, this is just my favorite color. The ink in my pens doesn't seem very faint like some people say, but it wouldn't bother me anyway. It erases extremely well, I highly recommend it!
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The ink flow is not smooth...
January 5, 2016
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The ink flow is not smooth enough