Sharpie's new amazing liquid pencil

coxmaster

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Not new.. We sold a few different types of "liquid" pencils when i worked at Office Max
 

theflyingpig

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I must have these. I keep meticulous records of my guests, but sometimes, I mess up. You see, my guests are often under some duress when I'm taking notes, so they don't speak clearly, and I need to go back and make corrections. Currently I pencil everything in and then type my reports up later. This works fine, except that the pencil is a little too light and it strains my eyes to read for long periods of time. These new Sharpies solve that problem, and they become permanent after a few days. These pens solve so many problems and function so well, I'm surprised they don't have the Apple logo on them. Anyway, I'll certainly be buying them in bulk.
 

Leros

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Does it smear? I can't access the site.

This image is the only thing they have on the site:

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GagHalfrunt

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This is news? There have been erasable pens on the market for more than 20 years. They were very popular when I was in high school, we used them for forging hall passes.
 

Leros

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This is news? There have been erasable pens on the market for more than 20 years. They were very popular when I was in high school, we used them for forging hall passes.

Erasable pens never worked well. If this writes smooth and becomes permanent, then it seems like a pretty awesome device to me. I'd buy tons of them.
 

GagHalfrunt

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Erasable pens never worked well. If this writes smooth and becomes permanent, then it seems like a pretty awesome device to me. I'd buy tons of them.


That was true in the early models, but they've come a long way. This Sharpie looks like the exact same thing already out there being repackaged with a different name. Instead of calling it an erasable pen it's being called a liquid pencil. Still erases, still becomes permanent after time. All they're doing is trying to hide the stigma of "erasable pens" for people who remember the crappy old Paper-Mate models instead of the new ones that work very well.
 

AbAbber2k

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The people in the comments are WAY too into this product. Time to get out of your cubicles I think.
 

Leros

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People still write? I thought we used computers now

I do a decent amount of math type problems and note taking for my engineering classes. I can take notes and do math faster with a quality smooth writing pen, but I want the erasability of a pencil.
 

Mr. Pedantic

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I do a decent amount of math type problems and note taking for my engineering classes. I can take notes and do math faster with a quality smooth writing pen, but I want the erasability of a pencil.
I find for math I just scribble the offending bit out, even when I'm using a pencil. The only reason I use a pencil is because for some inexplicable reason my writing is easier to comprehend. But an erasable pen (or a liquid pencil, whatever) would be useful for my study notes, I make too many mistakes and corrections for eraser fluid to be practical.
 

Leros

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I find for math I just scribble the offending bit out, even when I'm using a pencil. The only reason I use a pencil is because for some inexplicable reason my writing is easier to comprehend. But an erasable pen (or a liquid pencil, whatever) would be useful for my study notes, I make too many mistakes and corrections for eraser fluid to be practical.

I rarely erase when I'm doing math, but its niceto be able to have presentable work especially when its complicated work. I have no problem using a pen for my personal scratch.

I find myself making lots of mistakes when taking notes. Or even worse, when the professor misspeaks and I have to erase and rewrite something.
 

Born2bwire

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I do a decent amount of math type problems and note taking for my engineering classes. I can take notes and do math faster with a quality smooth writing pen, but I want the erasability of a pencil.

If it really doesn't smear then this would be very good for notes and work. I keep work journals of my research and I used to take all my course notes and journal notes in pencil because I needed to erase incorrect work. But then I noticed a few years later that my notes were destroyed by the graphite rubbing off and making entire pages nothing but solid lead. So I now use pen for its permanence so that when I go back months or years from now to review my work it will still be legible. But this means I can't erase mistakes and I waste a lot of paper and disrupt the work flow. I don't use eraseable pens because I find the resulting ink and the feel of using the pens to be poor.

So I can see how this could be very useful.
 

rcpratt

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Can students use it for tests that require a #2 pencil?
That would be the biggest question for me. Not that I would ever need to use these anymore, but when I was in school the only time I would ever use a pencil was for Scantron tests, and I hated it.