Sharpie Reinvents Pen with Liquid Pencil

Back in 1979, the Papermate Erasermate was introduced to the world. It was a pen with “erasable” ink, and existed mainly to scare people who wrote a lot of checks.

Sharpie has just reinvented the genre. Instead of making an erasable pen, it has made a non-erasable pencil. The Sharpie Liquid Pencil contains an “ink” made from liquid graphite and lays it down just like a pen. Once written, you have three days to think on the validity of your words. During this period you can erase it just like pencil-marks. After the three days is up, the pencil lines will turn to ink and remain inscribed forever.

According to the Sharpie Blog the new liquid pencil will be in stores next month (September 2010). Office Depot shows that a version is already on sale, at $5 for two pens and six erasers.

Published by Larry Fire

I write an eclectic pop culture blog called THE FIRE WIRE that features articles about books, comics, music, movies, television, gadgets, posters, toys & more!

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