Are Pilot FriXion Erasable Pens Worth the Hype?
Pilot FriXion pens have been popping up everywhere I look lately. Are they really that good? Let’s find out, shall we?
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Hello, my productive pals, my goal-getting gurus, my Page Flutter friends, my jaunty journa–ok, this could go on for a while. Hey, everyone! I have a quick review for you today! I put together a post of 10 Sure-to-Please Pens for Bullet Journaling a little while back, but I hadn’t tried Pilot FriXions yet. These erasable gel pens have been getting a lot of praise in various bullet journal forums, so I thought I’d check them out for myself. But first, let’s hit one of the big hiccups for many journal users: Mistakes.
Mistakes are a prickly subject in journaling circles. Most of us love admiring the artistic pages we see online, especially from bullet journal bloggers out there. These are exceptionally talented people who can make their pages come alive with ink. They’re tidy, impeccable designed, and almost always, mistake-free! It only makes sense that we see those pages and think, “If my pages looked like that, I could finally get things done.” But you make mistakes, right?
Well, my first piece of advice is to make peace with the mistakes. They are a part of life, after all. >>Head over HERE to read my post about taking creative risks (mistakes and all). If that doesn’t work–and you really, really, really can’t face the spread when it’s a squiggly mess–an erasable pen is in order.
Full Review: Pilot FriXion Erasable Gel Pens
Let’s get this out of the way before I get any sarcastic “Ever heard of a pencil?” comments. Pencil smears. Everywhere. Moving on… I wanted a good sample of black ink (for everyday writing) and the color versions (for labels, headings, color-coding). In this review, I’ll give you a close look at two sets of pens I purchased:
There are many more colors available, and I think it’s safe to assume the other colors behave similarly to the ones I’m trying. When I hear “erasable pen” I think of those old skinny, goopy ballpoints with the hollow erasers on the end. Remember those? They skipped on the paper, smeared like crazy, and dropped what can only be described as ink boogers. So, just to put your mind at ease, FriXion pens are NOT your grandma’s erasable pens.
Overall Writing Experience
The first thing you’ll notice is that these are gel pens. They write quite smoothly, without sticking or skipping like a large ballpoint. The lines are dark, crisp, and fine (although the black was not quite as dark as a Uni-Ball Signo, Vision or Pilot G2). FriXion packaging lists the tip as 0.7mm, and it writes like most other “fine” pens I’ve used. That’s just about the right thickness for me. I write quickly, but this pen keeps up nicely, no splotches, bleeding, or skipping. I tried the colored ones with equal results. It was a nice, smooth, clean writing experience. No complaints!
Now, here’s the part that really matters! FriXion pens are not technically erasable. Friction makes the ink invisible, but it’s still on the page. The ink inside these pens is thermo-sensitive, so its properties change under different temperatures. That doesn’t make them any less useful, but it may affect how you use them. Here’s how it’s different:
- Ordinary Pencil: Friction rubs graphite off paper –> pencil marks are physically removed from the paper –> words can’t be brought back.
- FriXion Gel Pens: Friction causes heat –> heat makes the ink turn clear –> ink is still on the page, you just can’t see it.
I really wanted to see out how this worked, so I put my test page through the ringer. Eraser test: These pens surprised me with how well they erased. I wouldn’t have expected a gel pen to erase so cleanly, but it does. Also, the eraser doesn’t flake everywhere like a pencil eraser. It’s a gummier rubber that doesn’t wear down as quickly. There is a slight shadow of the ink left, and you can’t really get rid of it. Rubbing harder doesn’t change anything, because you aren’t really removing any ink from the page. It’s light enough that no one would notice once you wrote over it. Hairdryer test: Hey, when I test something, I test it. I wanted to see what would happen if I ran a hot hairdryer over the ink, and as expected, it faded just like it had under friction. You can use the hairdryer trick to erase an entire page, if needed. **Note: Be careful that you don’t accidentally blast adjacent pages, or they’ll erase, also. A little demonstration from my IG account:
Freezer test: So, if the ink is still on the page, does that mean you can bring it back? YES! After blasting the ink away with my hairdryer, I stuck my test page in the freezer for about 10 minutes. When I pulled it out, the ink had all turned back to its original color.
You Shouldn’t Use These Pens IF…
–>If you frequently leave your bullet journal/notes in a hot car, you might not want these pens. –>If you don’t want your “erased” spreads to reappear on your frequent Arctic expeditions, don’t use these. Other than those extreme conditions, these are great pens that perform very well! **I noticed some online reviewers felt they received dried-out pens, or highlighters that didn’t have any ink in them. If your FriXion products don’t write when you receive them, it’s likely they turned clear because of excess heat during shipping. You can stick them in the freezer for 20-30 minutes and they’ll return to their intended color.
Other “Perfectionist-Proof” Products from Pilot
All of these products have thermo-sensitive “erasable” ink. Erasable highlighters come in handy for me since I tend to go highlighter crazy. I had a professor in college tell me, “If you highlight everything, you’ve highlighted nothing.” Good advice, doc. Erasable Highlighters
All things considered, I was very pleased with how these pens performed! I will definitely use these pens for note-taking. They won’t replace my Sharpie pens anytime soon (only because gel pens aren’t my favorite for journaling), but I’m also actively forcing myself to accept more mistakes. It’s helping my productivity. FriXions are a great option if you need smooth, dark lines with the freedom to erase. Over to you! Have you tried FriXion or another brand of erasable ink? Comment below to share your tips for stress-free journaling.
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Write, Erase, Repeat! NEVER cross out again with FriXion Ball Clicker, the RETRACTABLE erasable pen from Pilot!
Write smoothly with the medium-point FriXion Ball Clicker, erase with the FriXion eraser and rewrite immediately. Pilot’s best-selling rollerball allows you to cleanly write, erase the ink by friction and rewrite – all with the same pen. Simply rub out your mistakes with the eraser stud and watch the ink disappear as if by magic! The unique gel ink responds to the heat generated by the rubbing out, and lets you write over your mistake immediately with the same pen.
Thanks to the patented thermo-sensitive ink, PILOT has – true to tradition – revolutionised writing with the erasable pen FriXion Ball Clicker. Available in a variety of shades, there’s a FriXion Ball Clicker for everyone!
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0. 7mm tip gives a 0.35mm medium stroke width.
Because of the erasable ink, FriXion Ball Clicker must not to be used for signatures, legal documents, examination papers or other documents where writing needs to be of a permanent nature.
- Thanks to the erasable thermo-sensitive ink: Write, FriXion it and Rewrite immediately!
- Effectiveness and writing comfort thanks to the unique fluidity and ultra-softness of the Pilot gel ink.
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Pilot FriXion Clicker 07 Erasable Rollerball Pen – Various Colours
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The Pilot FriXion Clicker is a retractable erasable rollerball pen that delivers precision writing and drawing from the 0.7mm fine tip. This unique product allows you to cleanly erase, delete and rewrite – all with the same pen. Simply rub out your mistakes with the eraser stud and watch the ink disappear as if by magic! The unique gel ink responds to the heat generated by the rubbing out, and lets you write over your mistake immediately with the same pen.
0.7mm tip writes with a fine 0.35mm line.
Available in colours black, blue, blue/black, green, lime green, light blue, orange, pink, red & violet. Barrel colour denotes ink colour.
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The Science Behind Frixion Erasable Pens
Pilot’s Frixion series of groundbreaking erasable-ink pens became international bestsellers following their launch in 2006. Frixion products have now sold a total of 1.5 billion units worldwide.
Forms that must be filled out with a ballpoint pen have always vexed writers prone to handwritten typos. But this all changed 10 years ago, when Frixion Ball pens were launched in Europe. These pens leave marks on the page that look just like those from an ordinary ballpoint pen—but flip the instrument around and rub your writing with the eraser, and the heat produced by that friction makes it disappear before your eyes.
The original pens in the Frixion series, with caps and 0.7 millimeter tips, were the first in a range of more than 20 Pilot products using its specially developed erasable ink. The pens and related products have racked up total global sales of 1.5 billion units to date.
Frixion pens went on sale in Japan in 2007, the year after their launch in Europe. They caught on quickly with Japanese consumers, proving popular with everyone from small children to businessmen. This later spurred Pilot to expand the Frixion product line with similarly erasable highlighter pens and stamps.
Stamps filled with Frixion erasable ink. Launched in 2014 with 30 varieties, the Frixion stamp series was expanded to 60 varieties in the following year. (Calendar photograph courtesy of Pilot)
A Hit in Europe
The company’s French marketing director for Europe pushed for the initial launch to be in that market, rather than in Japan, because European children frequently used ballpoint pens and correction fluid when studying. By contrast, Japanese children generally use wooden or mechanical pencils at school. It proved to be a successful choice.
Frixion pens have become long-term bestselling products in Europe, where they are particularly popular with students happy to be freed from the need for correction fluid.
The original Frixion Ball pens with caps (left). Frixion retractable-point pens (right) were launched in Japan in 2010. Before putting these products on sale, Pilot had to refine its ink so it would not dry in a pen with no cap. (Photographs courtesy of Pilot)
The Science Behind Erasable Ink
Long years of development went into the thermosensitive Metamo ink that gives the Frixion line its main selling point. Microcapsules that form the pigmentation contain an equal mix of three substances: leuco dye that can change between colored and colorless forms, color developer, and color change temperature regulator. One of the most difficult tasks was to increase the temperature range for when the color appeared and disappeared.
Diagram courtesy of Pilot.
The leuco dye in the ink determines the color, but does not actually produce it until it chemically bonds with the color developer. The color change temperature regulator is what prevents bonding above a certain temperature, making the color disappear. Different regulators allow for color change at different temperatures.
The temperature range for today’s Frixion ink. (Graph courtesy of Pilot)
In the early stages of development, the temperature range in which the ink would display its color was fairly narrow, so it had a tendency to disappear and reappear. This sensitivity to minor changes in the surrounding temperature limited its applications; nobody would want to use ink that could easily vanish on its own or return after having been deleted. The researchers needed a wide temperature range to make the pens commercially viable.
In 2005, the company succeeded in developing ink that became invisible at 65°C and would only reappear if cooled to –20°C. This laid the groundwork for Pilot’s pioneering Frixion Ball pen, with its eraser designed to raise the temperature to 65°C through friction.
Three Decades of Development
The Frixion Ball series comes in a rainbow of colors.
The spark of inspiration for the Frixion series came when a researcher observed how the leaves changed color overnight one autumn more than 40 years ago. He wanted to recreate the same magical transformation in a beaker. Pilot patented Metamo ink in 1975, shortly after this brainwave, but it was three decades before the company was able to create a pen that put it into use.
Due to the problems with the narrow temperature range of early forms of Metamo ink, early products using it focused more on novelty than practicality. One example was paper cups that would display a flower pattern when filled with a cold drink. However, the company’s research team still dreamed of producing erasable pens.
Pilot employee Ninomiya Sayaka.
Another obstacle to overcome in creating ballpoint pens was reducing the size of the Metamo ink particles, which were rather large as they included three different components in the microcapsules. It was essential to make them smaller so the ink could smoothly flow from the tip of the pen.
By 2002, Pilot had reduced the particles to a fifth of their original size. At two to three microns in width, they were around 40 times narrower than a human hair. After increasing the temperature range for the ink to between –20°C and 65°C in 2005, the company was ready to put the finishing touches to its Frixion pens and prepare them for launch.
Ninomiya Sayaka of the Pilot sales planning division describes how the popularity of Frixion pens is based on positive word of mouth from customers, as well as the company’s own research and marketing efforts. As she notes, though, the pens do have their limits. The ink may become invisible at high temperatures without being physically erased, while previously erased writing can reappear if the paper is exposed to low temperatures. “I tell customers to consider how they use the pens. In particular, I warn them that they’re not suitable for legal or official documents, names and addresses on letters, or other occasions when it would be a major problem if the ink disappeared. ”
(Originally written in Japanese by Masuda Miki. Banner photo: Frixion pens on sale in Itōya, Ginza, Tokyo. Photographs and video by Ōtani Kiyohide of Nippon.com)
PILOT FriXion Clicker 0.7 mm automatic with erasable blue gel ink
Automatic pen FriXion Clicker PILOT (write-and-erase) 0.7 mm blue – one of the best-selling erasable pens in the world! Write, erase, and write again in this place! NEVER cross out words with the FriXion Ball Clicker , the PILOT automatic eraser pen!
Write easily and smoothly with the FriXion ball-type pushbutton, erase with the FriXion Remover eraser and rewrite immediately.The best selling Rollerball Pilot lets you write neatly, rub off ink and rewrite – all with the same pen.
Just erase your mistakes with the eraser and watch the ink disappear like magic! The unique gel ink reacts to the heat generated by friction and allows you to immediately rewrite your mistake with the same pen. With the patented heat-sensitive ink, PILOT – by tradition – revolutionized erasing pens.
FriXion Ball Clicker Available in various shades, there is a color for every taste FriXion Ball Clicker ! Due to the erasable ink FriXion Ball Clicker should not be used for signatures, legal documents, examination papers or other documents where the written must be kept for a long time.
Write efficiently and comfortably with the unique fluidity and ultra-softness of Pilot Gel Ink. Ergonomic rubber band for perfect control. FriXion Ball Clicker with refill refills, so save money and be environmentally friendly by refilling your FriXion Ball Clicker instead of buying a new one.
Reliable working retractable tip that pops out with one click: no more lost caps! 0.7 mm tip provides 0.35 mm line width. Refill: BLS-FR7 (L).
Pilot Frixion Ball – review of the roller with the function of “disappearing ink” / SoHabr
Pilot Frixion Ball is the first rollerball in the world where Pilot Pen combines two innovative technologies – the “disappearing ink” system and impeccable design, combined with amazing body materials. Futuristic tattoos gave Pilot Frixion Ball a special piquancy against the background of regular pens. Several worlds converge in only one roller – industrial design, a tattoo in memory of an important event of the Pilot Pen company and thermochromatic inks that disappear when heated.
A similar thermochromatic gel ink system could be seen in the Toshiba e-Studio 306LP / RD30 eco-printer. The novelty originally from Minato was announced on the Russian market on August 7, 2013. On the Belarusian market, it can be ordered for corporate needs in the online store.
Unlike the eco-MFP Toshiba e-Studio 306LP / RD30, which is rather positioned as an experimental model for the professional market, the Pilot Frixion Ball is an unusual roller – a product for a mass consumer audience.
The birth story of Pilot Frixion Ball
Pilot Corporation is the oldest and largest manufacturer of writing gadgets in Japan. The first impulses for the pen company originated in Tokyo. The company began its grandiose business model building with a conventional grocery store and gas station near downtown Tokyo.
At the center of the West Central Park construction site, the corporate headquarters was established in 1918 by James Haslam and William Haslam.
Pilot Pen is today the third and fastest growing company with a subsidiary in the United States. Pilot Pen sales centers are active in all corners of the globe – Great Britain, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Brazil, Russia and Australia.
Pilot Pen’s subsidiary is Pilot Corporation of America, now a manufacturer of multi-colored pens with disappearing ink functionality.1972 – the year of foundation of the Pilot Pen subsidiary in the USA.
Pilot Corporation of America is a leading manufacturer of innovative writing devices in America, outside of the local market – Europe, Russia, emerging Asian markets. Pilot Pen sales continue to grow from year to year, and the quality of products is constantly being improved, its range is expanding. The Pilot Pen team is optimistic about the future. The goal of the company is to produce the simplest and most convenient products that can improve human well-being and comfort.Pilot Pen’s pioneering spirit and research into innovation is designed to make writing a pleasure.
The strict quality standard of products is known by the world brands G2, Precise V5 / V7, Dr. Grip and EasyTouch. These are the best-selling brands in the global market.
The Pilot Pen owes its massive success to the mass market with the birth of the Pilot Frixion Ball. The roller has received wide recognition not only of the world community, but also of the press. The Pilot Pen company accurately guessed the demand for the Pilot Frixion Ball, fueled the public with press releases, and then there was nothing to do but skim the cream off the dizzying sales that went down in history.
The Pilot Frixion Ball was launched in 2007. When developing a fundamentally new model of the gadget, the Pilot Pen company took into account the gross mistakes, discontent of capricious buyers and was able to make the impossible possible – a simple, technical product with a futuristic tattoo. The liquid base of the Pilot Frixion Ball is thermochromatic ink. If you need to erase large text on paper, you can turn on the iron, hairdryer, or just flick the lighter.
When heated with light touches, you can easily erase handwritten text.But if you put the paper in the freezer, the writing quickly appears.
Pilot Frixion Ball is like Merlin Monroe – an all-in-one roller – a volcano of sensual seduction and cold indifference.
The popularity of the Pilot Frixion Ball came from America. In the international arena, the product was awarded the title of “Product of the Year”.
Pilot Frixion Ball is the first rollerball that I not only liked, but became my irreplaceable friend and assistant in my work.There are a lot of pens in my collection with different designs and technical capabilities with soft writing functions. But acquaintance with the Pilot Frixion Ball can be called a fateful event. This is one of the best and only futuristic tattoo roller skaters that costs $ 10 on Amazon. This is not an advertisement, gentlemen, this is love at first sight!
Externally, the Pilot Frixion Ball resembles a regular pen. But if you take a closer look at the design and the translucent white eraser, you will notice that this is not an ordinary gadget.My first attention was drawn to a glossy, hard, semi-transparent eraser. It is located on top of the Pilot Frixion Ball and is designed to erase thermochromotic inks. The contact area made of soft rubber seemed to me very soft for tactile sensations. Her fingers are covered when writing. The original tattoo and “hardcore” design give the pen a charisma and piquancy.
Rollerball Pilot Frixion Ball collapsible. The presence of an internal metric thread allows you to disassemble and assemble the gadget in a matter of seconds.The rod easily, effortlessly inserts inward. The feeling of indescribable freedom and lightness is experienced when you touch the trigger, which is a few millimeters away from the translucent eraser, with the touches of your thumb. Switching the Pilot Frixion Ball on / off is a pleasure.
There are no unnecessary details in the Pilot Frixion Ball. The handle fits firmly and securely in the hand. The build quality of the gadget and the precision of fit of the parts are at a very high level.The plastic case has a solid structure in its properties, but is susceptible to minor scratches.
Of the entire gamut of color options for the Pilot Frixion Ball, the gadget in black looks the most presentable.
Disappearing ink system
The consistency used in the Pilot Frixion Ball Disappearing Ink System is very fluid. The handle consumes “fuel” like a Bugatti on high-speed test runs. At the speed of Michael Schumacher, ink is fed onto the sheets of paper.In principle, this does not cause any particular inconvenience. Have to put up with it. The writing flow is very soft and fluent. The written “karakozyaby” in the light gives off a strong brilliance and this moment is fraught with abundant smearing of the stroke on a sheet of paper.
When writing, ink droplets collect at the end of a ball with a diameter of up to 0.7 mm. The large amount of ink supply and the “love” droplets that collect on the tip of the Pilot Frixion Ball nib are fraught with blotting.
Stroke lines are smooth and soft.Abundant rod with great willingness to lie on a sheet of paper. Pilot Frixion Ball thermochromatic ink is simply made for sheets of paper – it’s love at first sight. When changing movements that occur with short-term delays, the stroke color turns out to be gradient. It is best to place the stroke in places where the writing speed was smoother and slower. The stroke of the letter does not cause an unpleasant sensation of harshness and pain in the eyes. The ink color is soft, rich and slightly muted.
The color of the ink is muted due to its chemical consistency.Pilot Frixion Ball black ink is more like a pale gray pigment of color, dark blue is a blue of a light watercolor rainbow.
When writing, a large amount of soft, muted ink does not absorb too deeply. This is due to the low color consistency of Pilot Frixion Ball ink.
Main technical features: regular helium versus the “disappearing ink” system
The main technical feature of the Pilot Frixion Ball is the “disappearing ink” system.Previously, pens used a similar system. Most of us have probably come across blue-core gel pens or simple felt-tip pens. They used two reservoirs – one with ink and the other with a water-based solvent that discolored the refill. Balls in the form of a sphere with a diameter of no more than 1 mm were located at both ends of the writing elements. The general view resembled the function of a felt-tip pen, a helium pen. Experience with writing gadgets of this kind shows that it is extremely inconvenient.The discoloration of the ink occurred when the solvent was applied to the paper, which spread unevenly. The concentration of the solvent was insufficient to completely destroy the ink on the sheets of paper. This resulted in smudging. At the place of the stroke, with active erasure, a large stain could appear. The solvent of the helium pen was absorbed into the paper, and if we tried to repeat the action of erasing the ink again, there was no point in erasing what was written – it smeared and turned into a big blot.
A similar system can be seen when observing people who use conventional correctors.
The Pilot Frixion Ball disappearing ink system eliminates the same disadvantages of the classic helium design. By changing the speed of movement, the color of the Pilot Frixion Ball ink becomes muted and soft, like the sun at sunset. The Pilot Frixion Ball system uses liquid ink that has a gradient shade. The translucent plastic at the top does not have any abrasive tools, unlike the regular eraser that is used in a helium pen.The discoloration of ink occurs through friction, which raises the temperature when the crisp white Pilot Frixion Ball eraser comes into contact with the sheet of paper. Experiments show that what is written is quickly and easily erased from the surface of any paper – a photo of glossy, writing, loose paper with a high density.
The Pilot Frixion Ball Disappearing Ink System is not ideal. At a slight angle, you can see the “ghost” of the erased inscription. On a new layer of the disappeared inscription, the ink lays down quite acceptable.
Advantages and disadvantages
Placing the translucent white Pilot Frixion Ball eraser on top of the gadget gives it a sense of balance. The handle fits perfectly in the hand. The user feels genuine lightness and balance. This slight advantage was made possible solely by the magic “rubber”. In the absence of a translucent eraser, the balance of the Pilot Frixion Ball is lost. To erase ink, you have to spend hundredths of a second of considerable effort in order to erase the written text.
The next “loud” drawback is the devastating ink speed. Reporters, meeting keynote lists, important notes — ink consumption is fantastic. The power of the Pilot Frixion Ball consumes fuel like Michael Schumacher’s Ferrari racing car. For little kids who like to paint everything that comes to hand, the Pilot Frixion Ball can last for a week. It is necessary to buy Pilot Frixion Ball with spare rods, otherwise you will soon regret buying, the taste can quickly run out.
Ink fading at a temperature of no more than 70 C. To erase the text without residue, you will have to work hard.
Pilot Frixion Ball is great for solving Sudoku, crosswords, scanwords. However, if you forget the “fun” on the beach under the strong scorching sun, the writing can quickly fade.
The shape of the plastic bottle allowed Pilot Pen to make another novelty, the Bottle 2 Pen. It is difficult to relate to the main competitor of the previous model due to industrial design, which is inferior to the Pilot Frixion Ball.
The only difference between the Bottle 2 Pen and the Pilot Frixion Ball is in the ink. Pilot Frixion Ball is not suitable for recording important contracts, preparing exam tests, signatures in the passports of NASA employees.
Pilot Pen’s main competitor is the Uni. The Uni company produces writing gadgets designed to work with important documents, archival files.
Uni products are positioned for the professional niche of the market, business-class tasks, which cannot but affect the low sales.Uni’s super stable ink rollers are not as popular as the Pilot Pen products, which enjoy a well-deserved popularity among the general public.
For just $ 10, anyone from Belarus, Russia and the CIS countries can purchase the “freaky” gadget Pilot Frixion Ball. A rollerball can be ordered from the comfort of your home on Amazon’s online service.
The Pilot Frixion Ball gadget with futuristic tattoos and erasable ink function turned out to be extremely simple and surprisingly attractive.
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The beginning of the school year … Fierce battles unfold in the evenings at the desks, in the kitchen, in the children’s rooms – these are the parents doing their homework with the children.Little pupils diligently draw angular scribbles and are so afraid of making a mistake . .. Don’t be afraid! write-erase pens come to the aid of children and parents! Teachers of the old school liked to repeat the thick proverb: “What is written with a pen, you cannot cut it out with an ax!” But no, but you will knock it out! Rather, erase it. Only now you need to wash wisely. How and what – we are looking in article 😉
Varieties of “write-erasers”
The principle of such pens is simple – their ink can be easily erased.But not all write-erase pens are the same. How are they different from each other?
There are three main types of erasable ink:
- 1. Solvent erasable ink. The ink in these pens is liquid and leaves a felt-tip-like line on the sheet of paper. This is not very suitable for work in school notebooks, because in schools, as a rule, they require to write with ballpoint pens. The eraser in such pens is located at the back end and also looks like a colorless felt-tip pen.And it also has a minus: the trace of erasure is noticeable, and the repeated inscription on it turns out to be paler than usual.
- 2. Ink that can be erased with an eraser. More advanced write-and-erase version. Such pens resemble ballpoint or gel pens when writing. Of the minuses: they injure the paper when erasing, traces remain at the erasure site, and the eraser itself is quickly consumed.
- 3. Thermosensitive. An innovative development in the washable pen market. Heat-sensitive inks are indistinguishable from roller or gel inks.Such ink does not smudge, is erased without residue, without damaging the paper. And the eraser itself is not consumed as quickly as a regular eraser. the ink disappears not due to mechanical action, but due to the high temperature generated by friction. The leader in the production of such pens is the Japanese company Pilot pen.
IMPORTANT! Any kind of write-erase pens are not suitable for filling important papers where high resistance of ink to external factors and long storage time is required!
Japanese quality Pilot pen
The Japanese company Pilot pen has existed since 1918. In those early days, Ryosuke Namiki, a professor at the Tokyo College of Merchant Shipping, decided to improve the writing instruments that he and his students had to use. And he succeeded. Today Pilot is the world’s most popular writing instrument brand. And washable pens with heat-sensitive ink is one of the latest achievements of the company.
Pilot Frixion Ball is a classic “ballpoint” pen based on the Frixion (write-and-erase) technology. Its core is filled with a unique fading thermal ink developed by Pilot Pen for two years. You just need to rub the inscription with the rubber band located at the end of the pen body, and it will disappear! Unlike analogues, Pilot Frixion pens do not damage the paper structure, making corrections invisible. The handle body is made of ecoplastic. In short, real Japanese quality!
Pilot pen erasable pens and felt-tip pens in the joint venture in Ufamam
Now you can purchase Pilot Frixion Ball erasable pens in the joint venture in Ufamam. We invite you to purchase writing supplies from the Japanese company Pilot! The purchase includes write-erase pens of various colors and designs, as well as a wide range of markers, highlighters, rollers, liners, pencils, felt-tip pens and erasers. By the way, the Pilot Pen also has erasable markers. And the prices for the company’s products are quite consistent with the declared Japanese quality!
Don’t be afraid to make mistakes with the Pilot pen!
Happy purchases and great grades for your little students!
“What is written with a pen cannot be cut out with an ax” – says a well-known Russian proverb.But we don’t need an ax – we will leave it for other work. And what is written with a pen, or rather a pen, is removed with a less dangerous and more familiar object – a stationery eraser. Can I use an ink eraser?
If we are talking about the most ordinary rubber eraser, which is used by most schoolchildren, then no. More precisely, you can try, but there will be little sense from it. Regular rubber band only removes pencil writing. What if I need to remove a ballpoint pen mark? Use special erasers.
Erasers for ink with microcapsules
Several manufacturers produce special erasers with microcapsules. What’s in them? Thinner, ruthlessly cracking down on traces of a ballpoint pen, ink, marker. Spilling out, the active substance discolors traces and blots as it had been. Such ink erasers are made from synthetic materials that have some advantages over natural rubber. Synthetic rubber bands, for example, do not dry out when exposed to the sun or outdoors.
While the effectiveness of solvent erasers is based on the chemical properties of the liquid, power rubbers work differently. Their ability to fight ink marks is associated with the presence of abrasive particles in the composition. It is pumice or emery that helps to eliminate the blots made by the pen. But here you need to take into account that along with the stains, the ink eraser will also remove some of the paper. It is worth making a little more effort than necessary, and a hole will flaunt in the place where the inscription was just recently.
Speaking of erasers that can remove ink stains, it is worth mentioning ink that can be removed with a simple eraser. These pens use special, heat-resistant ink. Removal of stains is carried out by rubbing the most common rubber without abrasive particles, the surface heats up, the written disappears, although not 100%.
If you don’t have an eraser for ink at hand, you can use the old old-fashioned way – to delete what was written with a blade. True, the paper is guaranteed to deteriorate from such indelicate handling.There are also putties, thanks to which you do not need to wash anything. Such products simply hide the ink under a layer of dye, but that’s a completely different story.
Correct selection of eraser and, of course, its quality is crucial to achieve the desired result. There are mainly two materials used for the production of erasers: rubber and plastic (vinyl). Faber-Castell erasers are manufactured without the use of PVC and do not contain additional softeners that are harmful to health.However, thanks to the balanced combination of ingredients, all Faber-Castell erasers erase gently without smudging the pencil or ink.
Pencil erasers “Perfaction” series are perfect for precise erasing of small details:
Pencil eraser “Perfaction 7056” easily removes any trace of lead and colored pencils.
Double-sided eraser “Perfaction 7057” erases both graphite and colored pencils (use the pink tip), as well as ink, ink and ballpoint pen marks – a solid white corrector is provided for this.
Single-sided eraser “Perfaction 7058” is designed to erase ink, ink and ballpoint pen, and “Perfaction 7058B” with a brush will also help you to easily clean the work of erasing chips.
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More information can be found on the manufacturer’s website: FABER-CASTELL, DERWENT