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Sharpie Liquid Pencil combines pen-like permanence with pencil-like eraser qualities


August 10, 2010

If your second thoughts are better than your first, the Sharpie Liquid Pencil is the writi...

If your second thoughts are better than your first, the Sharpie Liquid Pencil is the writing implement for you

If you’re into writing the “old-fashioned” way - that is with a pen and paper - then you’re probably already acquainted with Sharpie, the company that brought us those markers and pens that come in all shapes, colors and sizes. Their latest offering - called the Sharpie Liquid Pencil - is really quite unique. It writes like a pen but can be erased like a pencil and it becomes as permanent as a permanent marker in three days.

The secret to the Sharpie Liquid Pencil is that it contains liquid graphite, which enables you to write as cleanly and smoothly as with a pen. However, if you have second thoughts, you can erase the “ink” just as you would if your words were written in pencil. But beware – you only get three days to do so, before the ink becomes permanent.

According to the Sharpie blog the Liquid Pencil will be available in September, 2010 – which is good news if you're prone to changing your mind! And if you can't wait, there's already a version at Office Depot for US$4.99 which includes two pens and four erasers.

Via Wired


I don't get it. What's so special about this? Erasable pens have been widely available for many years. I'm pretty sure I used them in the 1980s or maybe even the late 70s.

10th August, 2010 @ 09:30 pm PDT

I like the idea but 3 days seems an awfully long time for it to become permanent.

As an aside, I hate to be a pedant, but how can something be "quite unique" ?

Surely it's either unique or not.

11th August, 2010 @ 06:49 am PDT

The Erasermate, by Papermate, went on the market in 1979. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erasermate

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11th August, 2010 @ 10:29 am PDT

Pilot has them too. >

Shaun Goh
13th August, 2010 @ 09:01 pm PDT

I like them. I have a couple and use it often.

Layne Nelson
5th December, 2012 @ 09:32 pm PST
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