Review: Pilot FriXion Erasable Pens & Tombow TwinTone Markers
On this blog post, I’m reviewing the Pilot FriXion Erasable Pens and Tombow TwinTone Markers. I’m going to test if the pens and markers bleed through the pages of my bullet journal and school notebook. Keep reading to learn more!
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Review: Pilot FriXion Erasable Pens and Tombow TwinTone Markers
One the left side of the planner I used the Pilot FriXion Erasable Pens and on the right page, I used the Tombow TwinTone Markers. Both brands offer a variety of neutral and pastel colors.
I’m using a Lemome dotted journal to test if the pens and markers bleed through the pages my bullet journal.
Pilot FriXion Erasable Pens
The erasable pens write smoothly on the pages of the Lemome planner. Even the light blue color was pigmented enough to be seen on the paper.
The eraser is on the cap of the pen. In the picture below, I erased the sentences “Amines as bases (basicity of amines)” and “Alkylation of amine (SN2)” to show you the difference when writing on top of an erased word.
You can see that the eraser removes the ink without breaking the paper or leaving a smudge on the paper. The eraser of the pen will only erase the erasable ink, a regular eraser will not remove the ink.
I rewrote the sentence “Amines as bases (basicity of amines)” with the green erasable pen and went over the sentence twice with the green pen. I wrote the sentence “Alkylation of amine (SN2)” only once which looks a little bit fainted comparing it to the other colors in the page. The ink doesn’t look smooth when I wrote on top of the erased words.
Since the paper in the Lemome planner feels like writing on silk, I repeated the same steps as above. I wrote the same sentence in black ink, erased it, and rewrote it with the green pen. On the picture below, you can see that the ink did not look fainted like in the Lemome planner. I only wrote the words once with the green ink and they did not look fainted like in the previous picture.
In conclusion, the erasable pens are excellent to use for your school notes and/or bullet journal. Depending on the type of paper you use, you might have trouble with the way the ink will look on the paper.
In some online reviews, I read that the ink disappears if you expose it to the sun or extreme heat. I live in Florida where the temperature reaches 90℉ or more. I have left my notebooks on the car and the ink has never disappeared. If you use this pens constantly, the ink runs out pretty quickly but you can find the same pens on Amazon or Target.
Tombow TwinTone Markers:
The TwinTone markers write beautifully on the pages of my bullet journal. The only downside I found about them is when I write on top of the whiteout, the fine tip of the maker cuts through the whiteout.
Both the Pilot FriXion Erasable Pens and Tombow TwinTone Markers do not bleed through the pages of the planner or notebook. On the picture below I folded both pages in half to show how little or minimal bleeding there is on both pages.
Since the Lemome planner has thick pages, I used the pens and markers on a regular Moleskine notebook to see if there was any ghosting on thin pages.
The Frixion pens are hardly noticeable on the back of the paper, but you can definitely see a little bit of color from the TwinTone markers especially if you use the thick side of the marker. The same thing happens on the paper of my school notebooks.
In conclusion, both the Pilot FriXion Erasable Pens and Tombow TwinTone Markers are excellent to use on your bullet journal or for school notes. I prefer to use the erasable pens for my school notes and the TwinTone markers are excellent to write pretty titles or sentences that you know you don’t need to erase.
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Love this review, super helpful as well! Thanks for sharing!
I love the frixion pens and have been using them for several years. Also living in the south, I was worried about the heat erasing my ink. I have never had my ink disappear yet (knock on wood), but I did leave a black pen in the car for several months, and the ink now comes out grey.
I have been told that if your ink disappears in the heat, you can put it in the freezer and the ink will reappear, but I have not tried it myself.