I hate writing bad reviews. But I feel like this product is worthy of one.
When I first
received the whole thing, the marker worked, but not to my expectations. Even when the marker
"disappeared" it was still very seeable. When I watched the video, it told me to use certain
writing surfaces for better results, like dollar bills and cards. That worked better but still not
to my standard of efficient.
But the real reason I am writing this review is because the
day that I got the marker, I made a bunch of gimmicks using the ink, and the next day the ink
stopped working. All of the gimmicks and all of the ink just stopped disappearing. I contacted
penguin who said to use a lighter (I understand if that is cut out of the review for purposes of not
revealing methods) to recharge the ink, and I did. That worked for a short period of time, but then
the ink once again stopped working. I had to keep recharging it, and eventually it just stopped
disappearing all together.
On top of this, the ink in the pen stopped working within a
week too. I was following all of the instructions on how to use the pen, I tried my hardest to pump
the ink out, but it was completely dried up. And no, I did not leave the pen open. I could barely
get the pen to write, and when it did, the ink did not disappear. I have not gotten a single
performance out of this trick, and to be frank, it was a little pricy.
I love penguin
magic, and I am sad to have had bad experiences with this product. But, for me, it did not work at
all. I think the idea is clever, and maybe a P'ink 2.0 would be a great idea. But this one did not
cut it for me.
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I am really disspointed the pen dosent even write smooth anymore and i only used it ONCE to make the
(HOW TO READ) gimmick and you know thats NOT alot of use.
Second is that the pen shows and does
not dissapear completly even if i keep it under lighter 1 min still shows ..... I did how to read
trick and dont judge me i know how to do magic but the guy just seen the Things they are not supose
to see... I was really exited but wow
And also the gimmick i made i kept dollar in my pocket
and perforemd twice but i know that the guy i did too dosent pay attention so it worked but yeah
after 5 hours it does not come bak it stayes like faded like when you write lightly with pencil. By
the way i have tried everything he showed on tutorial to take care of it and fix if problems NONE
IT would been AMAZING if i got a pen that really WORKS.
And people you cant use
white paper and even dollar is not good.
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Wow.... There is literally an endless amount of possibilities with P'ink! Just look at the type of
magicians who love it: Rick Lax, Justin Flom, and Calen Morelli. Actually, on the other hand, don't
get this! I hope this can remain somewhat underground so I can keep this for myself. Haha. All in
all, this is an exceptional gimmick and video (the brainstorming session was great as well!).
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I've had my hands on P'Ink for about a year now. When Ran first showed me the pen, I through $100 at
him. Swear to God. And he didn't want to take the money but I insisted on it. (Back then he just had
a small test batch of pens.) And I'm just SO happy that Penguin was able to bring this thing to
I'll be honest, I could never get Ran's CUT to work for me and I didn't like that
trick. I mean, I found other uses for the prop, but the main presentation just didn't work for me.
This is different. This will work for you. When you get it in your hands, you won't believe
what it's capable of.
I will say, if you live in a super-cold environment or a super-hot
environment, you'll want to perform it indoors. But that tiny, tiny caveat still makes this a 5 of 5
trick. Or a 100 of 100 trick, I'd say.
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This has a some serious "WOW" Factor to it.
I actually highly praised "CUT" and love it. I
still have no trouble using it. However, this is not to be compared "CUT". Sure, it uses a few of
the same principles in method, but it's still "apples & oranges".
P'ink, as others have
mentioned is absolutely amazing and will have your brain spinning with ideas, within minutes of
watching the DL, and then again when it arrives and you start actually testing it, and playing with
The video will get you started on ideas and there are some really great ones there,
however this is a utility device that's got truly unlimited potential, and it's almost difficult to
keep from coming up with idea, after idea.
I too, used Frixion pens for several years. There's
a major difference to the P'ink device that sets it apart.
That is the fact that the ink
disappears, then just as easily and quickly it appears. Which immediately opens up a bunch of doors.
That is not possible with the Frixion pen, which has it's pros & cons, but overall, they're really
P'ink can be "activated" through surfaces that it's applied to, without the need for
fire, an eraser, nor any perceptible movement whatsoever!! So the magic just seems to happen by
(There are several features to P'ink that make it absolutely superior, and more
Practical for use by Magicians & Mentalists alike, in the real world)
That said, there are a few performance situations that this wouldn't be suited for, and as
always, you have to consider your factors. I don't see this being an issue at all, yet. I can't
swear by it just yet, being that I got mine in the mail yesterday and I haven't actually tried any
of it in performance. I've played with it at home and it works perfectly every time, and just as
it's described. Just about all the effects this is used with require showmanship, not sleight of
hand, or anything difficult that one would worry about. As long as you're aware of your environment,
execution is 'Dead Easy", and practically self working.
The surfaces you can use are
limited. Ran does go over this in the video and explains what the best surfaces, texture and
patterns are, and a few ways you can alter certain surfaces to optimize your success with his
product. So be sure you pay attention to the video. He gives you all the vital info you need to get
the most out of your purchase. It would be wise to not overlook the key advice shared.
Preparing your props using P'ink, can take anywhere from a few seconds to a whole minute or
two,.. it's done beforehand,.. and is ready for as long as you keep it. If you need to make another,
you can make another in as long as it takes you to write, or draw, whatever it is your heart
desires. You just can't beat that!
Summer is on it's way and I'm curious to see how it
fares in the excessive heat and humidity outdoors in the coming months. To that, we shall see. If
the climate is affecting it's use that much, and it's only suitable for use indoors, it's still a
very worthwhile purchase in my opinion.
Buy P'ink and join the fun, or don't and miss out.
Choice is your's. I made the purchase, and I don't regret it. In fact, I'm likely gonna stock up on
a couple more just to have. I'd like to have (at least) one at home, one for travel, one for work,
one or two stashed away, etc,.. That way I can always be ready to perform something involving P'ink,
with nearly zero preparation.
Lastly, Ran mentioned adding an addendum, just like he did
for Cut. It would be really great to see an additional video, or PDF with the DL. The video only
barely scratches the surface and I believe was intentionally meant to get those creative juices
flowing. This is a type of utility that is totally left up to interpretation, and I know a lot of
performers out there are going to come up with some insanely great ideas. There's a lot of potential
here for awesomeness!
~~ SkypeX "The Stealth"
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RECENTLY I BOUGHT CUT BY RAN PINK AND ITS A PIECE OF CRAP ... CONGRATULATION RAN PINK FOR MAKING ME
FALLED INTO BUYING ANOTHER GARBAGE TOOLS WHICH DOESNT WORK AT ALL ! TOO MUCH RESIDUE AND THE INK IS
VERY SLOW TO SHOW OFF ... ILL NEVER PURCHASE PRODUCTS FROM YOU ANYMORE .. THATS FOR SURE
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Good idea but does not work good for all kind of papers...
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After the fist couple hours of opening this, the ink stopped working. The ink started writing
extremely light then, stopped writing. When it was functioning the ink did not fade away completely
and the ink that is not suppose to be visible to the audience is very visible. Very disappointed, I
paid $30.00 for something I had to trash after a few hours of opening it.
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there is nothing -I mean nothing that I would not buy just hearing that Pink and co. are
involved...I have a trade show coming up next week in ST.Louis-the Haunted Attractions show,300
vendors and over 3000 buyers(no public allowed)..we are the entertainment and I can't wait until
MAGIC blows away the professional horror industry--this is going right to the top props used on
stage with a big screen to show the stuff...and with P'ink offering so many options - they won't
know what hit 'em
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Not good for hot countries with polymer money. It is still visible and then doesn't go dark enough
so looks rubbish. You need to find the right material to do it on, your room temperature needs to be
right and your body temperature needs to be right for the optimum effect.
No good to me at all.
Waste of money.
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