Burn Notice: the Pilot Frixion ball pen
May 22, 2011 § 16 Comments
So here’s one of those writing supplies that drive me nuts.
It’s a Pilot Frixion (ball-)pen. It’s supposed to be erasable with the help of that little silicon point. And it actually is. Now everything would be dandy if that ink wouldn’t be erasable by any kind of heat just as well:
By the way, please use your lighter beneath the sheet of paper instead above or even better don’t do it that way at all, I just did it that way to get a nicer photo ;).
It’s enough if you just leave your piece of paper upon your heating or use your hairdryer to make the ink disappear.
So whatever you do with them never ever use them for signing important documents.
Yet in case you already wrote something with it and the ink disappeared magically, there’s a simple resolution to it: put the piece of paper into your refrigerator for a couple of minutes. The ink will reappear. It will be more faded in color, yet still readable.
I tried to emulate the refrigerator with an ice cube for the sake of a nice photo again, but it didn’t work just as good.