Just when we thought we couldn’t write another blog about pens, we realized there was a type of pen we didn’t cover in our blog post on Ballpoint, Rollerball, Fountain Pens: How to Choose the Perfect Pen.
We are talking about erasable pens! These pen-pencil hybrids writing instruments aren’t nearly as well-known, popular or common as regular ballpoint, gel or rollerball pens, but they do offer the unique feature of being erasable while being more permanent than a pencil.
Erasable pens write and function much like regular ball point or gel pens. However, the ink in erasable pens is formulated differently. Erasable pens work in two ways, rubber cement and thermo-sensitive ink.
In newer erasable pens, “thermochromic ink” is used as the pigment. By default, this ink is dark but when the ink is heated up, such as from the friction of an eraser, it turns clear to make it seem as if the ink was erased.
Erasable pens are great for people who prefer to erase writing instead of crossing it out. Similar to pencils, the impermanence helps keep notes tidier and more orderly, except that erasable pen ink doesn’t smudge after you’re done writing.
Erasable pens are just one of the many pen options available to you. To browse other types of pens and writing utensils, visit us at www.shopeveryday.ca.
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