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TKE
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I'm looking for a pen that can write in two different colors secretly. For example a black pen that writes in black ink but I can immediately switch to red or blue.

Another thing is I do not want to have to flip the pen around so a double sided pen is out of the question. Possibly a button or a twist that will make it change colors would be good.

Something that is similar to what I am thinking is the cross pen and pencil that osterlind uses except it would be a color change as oppose to a lead/ink change.

Any ideas of anything available all ready or should I hit the drawing board on making one myself.
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I remember pens like this years ago: twist the barrel one way, the black tip would emerge; twist it the other way, the red tip would emerge.

Alas, it was too long ago for me to: a) recall the manufacturer, and b) believe that they're still producing it.


Good luck!
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I have a Cross pen that is black/red/pencil. You change them by twisting the barrel of the pen. can be done one handed. I got it at Staples.
TKE
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Bill, I didn't know there were cross pens available like that. I'll look into it.
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Dan Garrett's effect "Fortune and Fate" contained a slightly modified pen from the Chromatic Pen Company. This was the diameter of a normal pen but contained both red and black ink. His site no longer lists products and I do not see any information on the company, but some dealers may still have this.
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TKE,
The Cross pens that Bill is talking about are very nice but can get pretty expensive.
If that works with your budget then go for it!! Smile

However check out the pen in the link below;

I purchased the pen (along with a couple of refill packs for both black/red) and it's worked just fine for me.

I didn't bother with pencil part of it because I didn't need it at all.
I'd searched high and low for an affordable "double-barrel" pen (2 ink) but never found one.
It seems that all the pens that I found were triple-barrel w/a pencil.

The way this pen works is actually pretty cool:
The top click-thingy "works" for both ink barrels....slight pressure on one side will release either the red or black cartridge. The button on the side will snap the the cartridge back into the barrel.

Anywho, this pen is very thin and sleek-looking!

Hope this helps you out!

http://www.jetpens.com/product_info.php/products_id/1158
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When I went searching for a pen like Osterlind uses, I ended up finding a really nice "triple action" pen that does black/red/pencil at Office Depot. I'm not sure how much it was....$10 max.
John Long
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Not quite your request, but Frixion pens write in blue(red, or black) and invisible (after heating). The color reappears when cooled.
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TKE
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Rochaz that pen looks great. Just curious as to what you use it for.
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On 2010-08-18 21:02, TKE wrote:
Rochaz that pen looks great. Just curious as to what you use it for.


TKE,
PM when you get a moment......

rochaz
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