Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Pilot FriXion Clicker Erasable Gel Ink Roller Ball Pen - add it to your toolkit

When I was surfing the interweb the other day I came across a blog - I think it was a quilting blog, I am so sorry I can't remember, but they were talking about the Pilot FriXion clicker erasable gel ink roller ball pen and how when you touched the mark you have made with the iron it just disappears.

Well I had to find out about this and if it really worked, so I bought one and here is a little video clip of how it works.

I apologise for the quality of the clip because I do this so infrequently that I forget how to use the imovie function on my laptop - still it gives you a demonstration on how it works.  By the way, I am almost just hovering the iron over the mark, so I would think that you could just put the fabric near anything that produces heat and it would make the mark disappear.  See what you think.

FYI - I have only tried it on this piece of fabric, so needless to say you would need to test it on a scrap of fabric first just in case it reacts differently on different fabric types.  This is not a direct endorsement of this product - I read about it and thought it a good idea and just wanted to give it a go.  I purchased my black pen from Amazon with 3 refills for just over £10.  A recent search showed that other colours are available.

Catch you later...............





13 comments:

  1. I have been using Frixion pens for a couple years now. I absolutely love them. A bit of advice. The ink, seen or unseen, is gone once washed. If the ink is unseen and not washed it will return in cold weather. so marks on a light colored winter coat could come back unless washed out. I like to use any marker by making a series of tiny dots instead of a solid long line of ink. Just puts me a bit over more on the safe side.

    Love my Frixion pens and nice to hear you do too. There is some great convo on Stitcher's Guild regarding the pens.

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    1. thanks for the tip Bunny I'll check out the Stitcher's Guild too.

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  2. Sounds wonderful.. thanks for sharing.

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  3. I just came across something on these pens today, but don't remember where - maybe PR? These will be on my list for the next trip to the fabric store. I also found your other videos on YouTube. Nice job and nice to hear your voice.

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    1. ha ha thanks Mrs K - I am very stilted when doing these, plus I was holding my phone, taking the video in one hand and trying to demonstrate with the other - not easy.

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  4. I've been using my hot pink pen for some time now. Very handy for marking buttonholes on shirts and blouses. If I make a mistake - don't even need the iron - I just bring the item up to the halogen desk lamp that's sitting next to my machine, and the heat of the lamp erases my mistake.

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    1. Irene I saw there are other colours, so once I have used this and happy I'll explore other colours too.

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  5. looks like a "need to have pen". Thanks for showing it in detail, especially for the fact that it still shows a little after ironing.

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  6. Loved hearing you on video Pauline! Very interesting product! Thanks for sharing.

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