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These DO erase cleanly...
February 1, 2013
These DO erase cleanly from both inkjet and laser-printed texts.

Like another reviewer, I was initially disappointed by the performance of these highlighters; when I tried to erase the highlighter ink from inkjet or laser-printed papers, it badly smeared the text's ink, resulting in very noticeable grey smudges around the previously highlighted area.

However, I later realized that this smudging did not occur AT ALL if I gave the highlighter ink ample time (half a minute or so) to dry before erasing. While this wait may seem like a turn-off to some, I think that the advantage these types of highlighters definitely outweighs any potential annoyance at having to resist the urge to erase immediately.

Unlike many other erasable highlighters (such as the office max brand, which employs a second clear ink to erase the initial highlighter ink), the FriXion highlighters allow you to re-highlight the same area after erasing. For people like me who happen to have the unfortunate combination of being both indecisive and obsessive about my color coding, the ability to highlight, erase, re-highlight, erase, etc... is invaluable.

It might also be worth noting that other 'regular' erasers (such as Hinodewashi erasers sold on this site) can sometimes give better erasing results than the FriXion erasers, depending on the type of paper/ink being highlighted.

I do agree that the ink "sits on top" of the text you highlight, as another reviewer pointed out, but I don't find this to be significantly detracting from their overall functionality.

Another strange quirk I noticed is that, while they do erase cleanly from pencil (HB lead), any pencil marks that get covered by the highlighter ink become un-erasable from then on, even if/after the highlighter ink is erased and regardless of what type of eraser is used. Again, not a big deal to me, but it might be to others. (This result is obviously not true for marks made by other FriXion pens, so I might suggest using an erasable pen instead of a pencil if you want to be able to erase the written text after highlighting it).
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Great erasers - better...
January 31, 2013
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Great erasers - better than any others I've used.
Love the small size also!
I absolutely love the...
August 19, 2012
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I absolutely love the Hi-Tec-C Coleto line. It offers much more versatility and greater variation in components than other multi pens that are well over triple the price. In particular, the ability to include multiple pencils and even an eraser (or two or three..) within one pen body is amazing and wholly unique to the Hi-Tec-C Coleto line (as far as I have seen). Furthermore, the price-to-value ratio of the Coleto Me 4 Color multi cannot be beat, even by other Coleto multi pens! (I made the mistake of ordering the Coleto Lumio 4 color body - for double the price of this pen - in hopes that it would be heavier than the Me 4 color body and found it to be of nearly identical weight and quality as this pen.) While I do wish it was a bit heavier/more solid feeling over-all, this pen is an awesome color and probably the best of the Hi-Tec-C Coleto bodies.
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I love the hi-tec-c coleto...
August 19, 2012
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I love the hi-tec-c coleto line - no other multi pen (that I have found) offers the option of being able to have as many pencil or eraser components as you can fit in the pen body (most manufacturers only accommodate one pencil per pen body). I had previously purchased the "Pilot Hi-Tec-C Coleto Me 4 Color Multi Pen Body Component - Soft Green" from jetpens and found it to be too lightweight for my taste (though exactly as advertised). I decided to purchase this pen in hopes that it would be a happy medium between the weight/quality offered other multis (like the Dr. Grip 4+1 multi sold on this site) and the versatility offered by the hi-tec-c coleto line. This expectation did not seem unreasonable, as the listed shipping weight for this pen (0.85 oz) fell well in between the listed weights for the Coleto Me (0.30 oz) and the Dr. Grip multi (1.4 oz). Additionally, the price of this pen was identical to the Dr. Grip multi and double that of the Coleto Me. However, the pen I received was nearly identical in weight and quality to the Coleto Me (and packaged identically). To make sure that my qualitative assessment of the pen was fair, I weighed all three pens (without any components) on a highly-accurate lab scale, and I found that, as I had suspected, the weight of this pen body (0.39 oz) was barely any larger than the Coleto Me (0.32 oz) and much lighter than the Dr. Grip multi (0.83 oz). I am not sure if this is just a fluke, but if not then I find the listed shipping weight to be very deceptive and the price charged for this pen to be ridiculously high. This type of false advertising is not what I have come to expect from jetpens after years of quality service and products. Save yourself some money and disappointment and purchase the Coleto Me instead.
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