The excellence of the inks

"Over the years, PILOT has developed a wide range of exclusive and specific inks. The brand's chemical engineering expertise and significant investments in research, have allowed us to offer you five major ink technologies, which have today become a vital part of the writing market. "

Thermosensitive Ink
 A new generation of gel ink which becomes invisible as a result of heat. Initially coloured (black, blue, red...) the thermo-sensitive ink becomes transparent above 60°C. Thermo-sensitive ink pens therefore have a special tip allowing the paper to be heated quickly without damaging it. Conversely, a temperature of less than -10°C makes the ink reappear. Changes can be made as many times as you wish.

It is important to take care of your documents after using this ink – not overexposing them to heat sources, and not leaving them for example in the car on a hot day or near a heater. Conversely, a temperature of under -10°C makes the ink reappear, by putting your documents in the freezer, for example! It is not recommended in any case to write with thermo-sensitive ink pens for signing or completing official documents.
To find responses to questions concerning the utilisation of FriXion pens and thermo-sensitive ink, have a look at our “FAQ” section.

This ink is used in our FriXion pens, widely acclaimed amongst the new generation. Take a look at our FriXion range of thermo-sensitive ink pens.


Advanced oil-based ink
Advanced oil-based ink is the modern version of paste ink currently used in ballpoint pens. Soft and fluid, it provides the speed and writing comfort required for modern expression. See advanced oil-based ink pens.

Liquid Ink
Liquid ink is made from a dye molecule in the mass, which gives it an unrivalled fluidity, density and brilliance. When flow is controlled with the PILOT ink regulator, it flows until the very last drop providing the same line quality. Today, this ink is available in refillable cartridges for some rollerball models. See liquid ink rollerballs.


Gel Ink
The fluidity of gel ink is positioned somewhere between paste and liquid ink. The cartridge is sealed with a paraffin plug. PILOT has one of the largest ranges of coloured gel ink on the market with 24 bright, metallic and pastel colours. See gel inks pens.