Thermosensitive Ink Secrets
How do FriXion products work?
FriXion ink “erases” due to Pilot’s exclusive thermo-sensitive ink technology. If you need to make corrections on the page, simply “Frixion-It” by rubbing with the FriXion eraser tip as if using a regular pencil eraser.
When rubbing, the ink heats up to over 60°C and becomes invisible. FriXion pens have a special erasing tip which allows the paper to be heated quickly without damaging it.
Experience the thermosensitive Ink power!
- Write a secret message on a piece of paper.
- FriXion it! with the «eraser» on the end of the pen
- Send it to your friend and ask him to put in
the freezer for a few minutes.
- The ink will reappear at temperatures under -10°C
and your friend will be able to read
your secret message!
Why the ink becomes transparent?
The technology of FriXion ink.
FriXion ink contains special microcapsules which hold the colour.
The contents of the microcapsule react to extreme changes in temperature.
I left my FriXion pens outside in the heat
and now they no longer work!
Just as the ink disappears when pages are left in the heat, so can the ink inside the FriXion pens.
If your pen doesn’t seem to be writing, try to remember whether the pen may have been over-exposed to heat.
If so, try putting your pen in the freezer until it sufficiently cools. After taking your pen out of the freezer and letting it readjust to room temperature, it should write again like new.
I use FriXion pens and my notebook / page is now empty
without a trace of my work! What should I do?
Leaving items such as notebooks, homework or paper near heaters, in a car on a hot day or even putting pages through repeated photocopying, can heat the paper sufficiently to make FriXion ink invisible. If you find your page to be empty, simply put it in the freezer for a short period of time. Our thermo-sensitive ink reappears at around -10°, so your work should reappear once more when the pages sufficiently cool.