We have noticed more and more people reaching out and asking for options for erasable fountain pen ink for a wide range of different takes with a steady increase in people reaching out with each passing month. Due to this, we have decided to publish this article going over the three main options for using erasable fountain pen ink at the time of writing.
Our hope is that we are going to be able to help as many of our readers as possible who are looking for erasable ink and be able to explain the positives and negatives of each. Depending on your situation as well as what you actually need the erasable fountain pen ink for, a different one of the three options may be the better choice for you and your needs/budget.
At the time of writing, the three main options are as follows and we will be doing a breakdown of each option below:-
The Best Options For Erasable Fountain Pen Ink
As you may expect, when it comes to erasable fountain pen ink, an actual No products found. may be the best option for you as it allows you to refill your fountain pen with erasable ink and continue with the task at hand without wasting time or effort. That said though, this option is not for everyone as at the time of writing, there are no erasable fountain pen ink bottles available so your pen will have to use a cartridge loading system.
On top of this, due to different fountain pen brands often using their own, unique, proprietary fountain pen cartridge designs, the erasable fountain pen ink cartridges may not fit your current fountain pen. On top of this, due to erasable fountain pen ink being more of a niche option in the west, it can be a nightmare to source a small number of cartridges as the main options available are intended for bulk initial sale to stationary stores who will then resell the cartridges.
Due to this, the initial cost layout of these cartridge bundles can be expensive, especially if you only require a single cartridge of erasable fountain pen ink making it un-economical to make the initial purchase for the requirements of most people. Although we hope that singular or smaller bundles of these cartridges will become available in the near future, we doubt that this will be soon and it may take years for western ink brands such as Noodlers to develop their own erasable fountain pen ink formulas.
Use An Eradicator Marker
Depending on what you are doing to be doing, we feel that using an Ink Eradicator Marker will probably be the best option for the majority of our readers who are looking for erasable fountain pen ink. Although it is not the perfect solution, it is usually the most realistic at the time of writing due to these markers being cheap and easy to source.
Rather than actually providing you with erasable fountain pen ink, the market contains chemicals that have the ability to breakdown many existing fountain pen ink formulas allowing you to remove it from your paper if you do end up making a mistake. Although this is not for everyone and it may not be ideal for your specific needs, we would imagine that for the majority of our readers, this is going to be the ideal option by far.
Please note that there are a wide range of eradicator markers on the market these days so try to endure that you get the correct one for the ink type that you use. For example, some fountain pen ink brands will have their own eradicator markers that will easily erase their ink formula but may struggle with the formulas for other brands. In addition to this, these eradicator markets are not able to erase archival ink either so please keep that in mind for your work too.
Use A Fountain Pen With Erasable Ink
Depending on what you are doing, simply switching over to something like the Schneider Erasable Ink Fountain Pen that comes with erasable fountain pen ink as standard may be the better option. As you may guess from its name, it comes with erasable ink, they are easy to source, and they tend to be cheaper than actually buying the erasable fountain pen ink cartridges.
There are more and more brands of fountain pen releasing these disposable erasable ink fountain pens these days so you should easily be able to find one to meet your needs. Please always read the descriptions though to make sure that the ink ink in the pen will be able to do what you need from the pen prior to purchasing.
The main drawback of these pens is that you often have minimal control over the nib size you use and if you are using to using an intermediate or professional level fountain pen then the writing experience with these cheaper nibs is poor. This is why we feel that most of our readers will actually be better off by going with the Ink Eradicator Markers that we covered above as they tend to be the best option for most people.
Does Erasable Fountain Pen Ink Fade?
Due to very few ink brands working on erasable fountain pen ink formulas and the ones who are are not putting much money or effort into developing it, the current erasable fountain pen ink options on the market do fade with time. This is partly due to the brands providing these inks rushing out their development as well as the formula of the erasable ink being considerably weaker than a traditional ink formula.
As with all ink types, there are steps that you are able to take to try and reduce the ink fade in the short term such as writing on a high GSM paper and keeping the paper out of direct sun light but in the long term, these inks do fade. Unfortunately, if you do need an erasable ink that will be able to last you for long periods of time you are out of luck as we are unaware of any ink formula at the time of writing that could work for you.
Does Erasable Ink Become Permanent?
At the time of writing, there are no erasable inks on the market that will end up becoming permanent with time. As we just touched on, the vast majority of them tend to start fading within a few years naturally anyway so if you do need a permanent ink then an archival quality ink is going to be your best option. On the flipside of that though, there are no archival quality ink formulas currently available that are also erasable.
Depending on what you are wanting to do with your fountain pen this could put you in a rock and a hard place and we are unaware of any option that you could use to have a permanent ink that is also erasable. Although something like white out may help cover up mistakes, it can be obvious that white out has been used on your paper and may not meet the requirements of some people.
That brings our article going over erasable fountain pen inks to a close. We hope that we have been able to help you as we have noticed more and more people asking for advice on a fountain pen ink that is also erasable in recent month. As we have touched on in the article above, there are three popular options but there are definitely limitations for the erasable ink formulas currently available on the market at the time of writing so depending on what you are planning on doing, they may not be suitable for all of our readers.