Rocketbook Pen
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Best answer: Pilot FriXion pens, markers, and highlighters are the only writing tools backed by Rocketbook. You can use other brands that have erasable ink, but we don't recommend it.

Our pick

Pilot Frixion 17set

Pilot FriXion Assorted Erasable Gel Ink Pens, Markers, & Highlighters

17 piece combo pack!

Why choose a pen, marker, or highlighter when you can get a combo pack of all three? This set comes with 17 writing utensils: eight gel pens, five markers, and four highlighters in a rainbow of colors at a great value.

Pens

Pilot Frixion Classic Pens

Pilot FriXion Erasable Gel Ink Pens

Classic colors

If you're looking for pens, go classic with this set of three. You get a blue, black, and red ink pen for all your Rocketbook needs and the price point is uber budget-friendly.

Markers

Pilot Frixion 24 Marker Set

Pilot FriXion 24 Colors Marker Set

24 color rainbow

You get 24 vibrant colors with this Pilot FriXion marker set. Bring your Rocketbook drawings to life with these vibrant hues. Remember, although these have erasers on the top, it is not recommended to use them with Rocketbook. Use water!

Highlighters

Pilot Frixion Highlighters

Pilot FriXion 18 Color Highlighter Set

Neons to pastels

Make all your highlighter dreams come true with this gorgeous 18-color set. It comes with classic highlighters, pastels, and non-traditional highlighter hues. Remember to nix the eraser it comes with and use water to erase your work.

Pilot alternative

Vanstek 22 Colors Pens

Vanstek 22 Color Pen Set

22 colors

This is a tried and tested Rocketbook-compatible alternative brand. You get a lovely rainbow of colors for $20. These pens are erasable, but please do not use erasers in your Rocketbook or you might damage the special coating.

The writing tools to use with Rocketbook

First and foremost — Rocketbook recommends only using Pilot FriXion pens, markers, and highlighters with any and all Rocketbook models.

However, after some research, we've found that others have tried using alternative brands that use thermo-sensitive or erasable ink with mixed success rates. Why look for outside brands when Pilot FriXion is readily available? Well, when Rocketbook first popped onto the scene, Pilot FriXion colors were limited and cost more. Consumers wanted more variety at lower price points. Initially, Pilot FriXion color choices were few and far between, but that is no longer the case.

Currently, Pilot FriXion pens, markers, and highlighters come in a large variety of colors ranging from your classics (black, blue, and red) to rainbow (ROYGBIV) to neons and pastels, and they're ALL compatible with your Rocketbook.

You might pay a bit more than you would with a knock-off brand, but do you really want to run the risk of ruining your precious Rocketbook? In our opinion, the potential few bucks (at best) you'd save isn't worth it, so we recommend only using Pilot FriXion pens, markers, and highlighters with any and every Rocketbook model. If you're adamant about using a different brand (again — not our rec), we've got a tried and tested alternative brand below.

How do I clean my Rocketbook?

Use water to clean your Rocketbook.

To clean your Rocketbook — use a damp microfiber cloth, wipe away your work, and voila — clean page! Pilot FriXion pens use thermo-sensitive ink and Rocketbook pages have a special coating that makes wiping away this specific kind of ink seamless with water.

Do not use an eraser (even if you have one on your Pilot FriXion pen) OR heat (as in microwave) to clean your pages or writing errors in your Rocketbook, or else.

Only water and a soft cloth for the full page or a drop of water and your finger for smaller mistakes are compatible methods of cleaning your Rocketbook. It's important to note that all Rocketbook models except for Rocketbook Wave are NOT supposed to go in the microwave. People see thermo-sensitive ink and think heat is the answer, but with most Rocketbooks — it's not! In fact, it's the opposite and will damage your Rocketbook.

Using an eraser (even the one attached to your FriXion pen) on your Rocketbook pages can scratch off the special coating of the page rendering it useless, and microwaving your Rocketbook can ruin your Rocketbook and your microwave — YIKES!

So, unless you have Rocketbook Wave, do not put your Rocketbook in the microwave to clear the pages. If you're unsure about whether or not you have a Wave, you probably don't — so steer clear of heat. Water is quicker and easier!

Pro tip: Keep a spray bottle on your desk next to your microfiber cloth so you don't even have to get up when cleaning your pages.

Below you'll find our top writing tool picks for Rocketbook.

Our pick

Pilot Frixion 17set

Pilot FriXion Assorted Erasable Gel Ink Pens, Markers, & Highlighters

17 piece combo pack!

Why choose a pen, marker, or highlighter when you can get a combo pack of all three? This set comes with 17 writing utensils: eight gel pens, five markers, and four highlighters in a rainbow of colors at a great value.

Pens

Pilot Frixion Classic Pens

Pilot FriXion Erasable Gel Ink Pens

Classic colors

If you're looking for pens, go classic with this set of three. You get a blue, black, and red ink pen for all your Rocketbook needs and the price point is uber budget-friendly.

Markers

Pilot Frixion 24 Marker Set

Pilot FriXion 24 Colors Marker Set

24 color rainbow

You get 24 vibrant colors with this Pilot FriXion marker set. Bring your Rocketbook drawings to life with these vibrant hues. Remember, although these have erasers on the top, it is not recommended to use them with Rocketbook. Use water!

Highlighters

Pilot Frixion Highlighters

Pilot FriXion 18 Color Highlighter Set

Neons to pastels

Make all your highlighter dreams come true with this gorgeous 18-color set. It comes with classic highlighters, pastels, and non-traditional highlighter hues. Remember to nix the eraser it comes with and use water to erase your work.

Pilot alternative

Vanstek 22 Colors Pens

Vanstek 22 Color Pen Set

22 colors

This is a tried and tested Rocketbook-compatible alternative brand. You get a lovely rainbow of colors for $20. These pens are erasable, but please do not use erasers in your Rocketbook or you might damage the special coating.

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