By Chris Scott Barr
You don’t tend to see a lot of new developments in the world of writing utensils. Sure, there are some which can actually record the things being written, but the basics of the pen or pencil are still the same. Well Sharpie has developed a new pencil/pen hybrid that they say will “redefine the way you write.”
The new Liquid Pencil uses liquid graphite in an ordinary roller-ball pen. The liquid graphite is completely erasable just like a pencil, but there’s a twist. After around three days, the markings will become permanent. This is a step away from the old erasable pens which were never really permanent (yet didn’t always erase very well either).
I think these will be interesting to use, especially for artists. I love the feel of a roller-ball pen, but prefer to work in pencil so that changes can be easily made. However, once the piece is finished, it’s nice to know that the markings aren’t going anywhere. Look for these in stores next month.