Frixion Pens

Frixion Pens

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There was a moment several years ago when erasable biros were introduced in the UK, and all the banks issued horrified warnings about the dangers of using them on cheques. They didn’t seem to catch on, because not a lot more was heard about them then.

Fast forward to now, and there’s a whole new take on this innovative idea, with a series of ‘Frixion’ pens from Japanese company Pilot.

These use heat sensitive ink that can be erased using a special tip at the other end of the pen, which heats the paper quickly without damaging it. Putting the erased paper in the freezer will also restore the original colour, which makes this a great discovery for the budding secret agents in your life.

Once just available in standard colours, the Frixion range can now be had in a rainbow variety of biros, felt pens and highlighters, which means you can be really artistic with them as well as simply gloss over your crossword mistakes.

For someone who was plagued by errors at school (where  – horrors! – we had italic penmanship classes) and who soon found that ink erasers of the day did little more than rub a hole into the paper, these pens are a godsend. The only drawback I can see is that if you try to laminate anything created with these inks, you will end up with a beautifully plasticised blank sheet.