The Inkless Metal Beta Pen
The pen with an endless supply of metal "ink".
The Inkless Metal Beta Pen features a special metal alloy tip. As you write, tiny amounts of this metal are deposited onto the page. The silvery markings may resemble pencil, but they are permanent and smudge-proof.
Because it doesn't require sharpening or refills, the Inkless Metal Pen is an amazing gift for artists or doodlers. Its "ink" is solid, so it will never leak, and it can be used upside down or under extreme conditions.
The Inkless Metal Pen works on most any writing surface and is available in two styles: standard and keychain. The standard version is available with an anodized aluminum barrel (in silver or black) or a cherry wood barrel. The keychain version features a stainless steel barrel with screw-on cap, a keyring, and a metal gift tin.
Features & specs:
- Dimensions (standard - silver, black, or cherry): 6.25" x 0.375" diameter
- Dimensions (keychain): 2.25" x 0.375" diameter
- Special alloy metal tip
- Anodized aluminum or cherry wood barrel
- No dulling, no smudging, no leaking, no refills
- Warning: Not intended for children (due to small amounts of lead in the tip)
- Keychain version includes a metal gift tin and keyring
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A pen that writes in metal. Awesome, indeed.
The tip of the Inkless Metal Beta Pen is a solid piece of metal. As you write, tiny amounts of the patented alloy mark the page. There's no ink - only metal. Crazy? Like a fox.
The best parts of a pencil and a pen in one writing implement
The Inkless Metal Pen is an awesome (non-radioactive) hybrid of pens and pencils. It has an endless supply of "ink", never needs to be sharpened, and cannot smudge or leak.
The metal tip of the Inkless Metal Pen will last a lifetime because only tiny amounts of the alloy are actually transferred to the page when you write. This also means it will never go dull. However, should you wish for a finer point, you can "sharpen" your Inkless Metal Pen by rubbing it with sandpaper.
No smudges, no leaking, and never needs a refill
Ink is a liquid and is therefore susceptible to leaking, smudging, and drying out. The Inkless Metal Pen doesn't have any of these problems. Its solid metal alloy tip means that this pen will never run out of ink, dry up, smear or smudge.
It also doesn't need a cap (which we all lose anyway). However, the keychain version does come with a cap because frankly, no one wants a pen tip poking around in their pocket.
Works in extreme conditions and on most surfaces
Due to its solid metal tip, the Inkless Metal Pen can work in conditions where a normal pen would seize up. Even in extreme temperatures or wet conditions, the Metal Pen shines.
Note: The Inkless Metal Pen can write on nearly any normal writing surface. The only surfaces that our testing has shown issues are on newsprint and cardboard. The pen will write on these surfaces, but it can be difficult to see from some angles.
However, the Inkless Metal Pen works flawlessly on all standard matte papers and on most glossy stocks.
Tough, rust-proof barrel
The 6.25" long standard Inkless Metal Pen (in silver or black) features an anodized aluminum barrel to make it just that much more awesome (and resistant to corrosion). Obviously, the cherry wood version is inherently rust-resistant.
Please note that the keychain edition features a stainless steel barrel.
Choose your style
The Inkless Metal Pen is available in a standard "stylus" configuration and in a new keychain edition!
The standard edition is available with a cherry wood or anodized aluminum barrel. The aluminum barrel is sold in silver and black.
The keychain edition features a stainless steel barrel and screw-on cap to better handle the rigors of life on a keyring. A keyring is also included.
Please note that all styles of the Inkless Metal Pen write in the same silver color.
Always have a working pen with the keychain version
Having a writing implement with you at all times is just good policy -- like always wearing underwear.
What makes the Inkless Metal Pen Keychain the perfect on-the-go writing implement is that it will always work when you need it. Plus, its stainless steel body and screw-on cap mean it's tough as nails and can easily handle life on a keyring.
Frequently Asked Questions
Question: It must run out eventually, right?
Answer: Yes, the laws of physics demand that if you're transferring material from the tip of the pen to the paper that eventually you'll run out. However, the amount you use while writing is so tiny that the Inkless Metal Pen will last a lifetime.
Question: You say that the tip is a metal alloy containing small amounts of lead. The markings look a lot like pencil. Are you sure this isn't a pencil (I thought they were made from lead, too)?
Answer: Yes, at one time pencils used lead (they now use graphite). However, it was a much softer grade than what is used in the Inkless Metal Pen. Furthermore, the alloy tip of the Inkless Metal Pen only includes a minuscule amount of lead.
While the "ink" of the Inkless Metal Pen is gray-ish like a pencil, it has somewhat of a metallic sheen unlike any pencil.
Question: Isn't lead dangerous?
Answer: Yes, lead is dangerous if you eat copious amounts of it. The same is true of hamburgers. However, because of this danger, we strongly warn against allowing children to use the Inkless Metal Pen (despite the fact that the amount of lead in the Inkless Metal Pen is minuscule). A child could put the tip in their mouths. They may also drive too fast after they get their driver's license...but we don't have much control over that. Or do we?
Question: You said that it never goes dull, but you also mention "sharpening" it. What gives?
Answer: The Inkless Metal Pen won't dull like a typical pencil due to the fact that only minuscule amounts of material transfers from the tip to the paper. However, if you wished for a finer point, you could use some sandpaper to "sharpen" the tip.
Question: Is it difficult to use seeing as the tip is metal?
Answer: Not at all. It doesn't require that you hold it or use it in any specific manner. It'll work with any writing style. You may notice a tiny bit more friction than a pencil, though.
Question: Will it mark on skin or clothes?
Answer: The Inkless Metal Pen does not mark on skin. We haven't tested every type of fabric, but we have yet to find a piece of clothing that you can mark with the Inkless Metal Pen.
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