Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Magic of Invisible Ink Pen

The term invisible ink pen evokes the thought of some kind of secret weapon owned by James Bond. With his invisible ink pen, our hero can write any secret message and pass it on without the fear of enemies reading it.  Invisible ink pen sounds like an oxymoron doesn't it? What would constitute invisible ink pen becoming "invisible," then visible? Why on earth would you want to use something that you naturally can't see? There are several more questions pertaining to the invisible ink pen. All of these questions shall be answered. 

The first and foremost question in your mind would be that why do we even need an invisible ink pen? The answer to is simple, the message written by the invisible ink pen would reach the intended person safe and sound. There is no risk of any one else reading the message who is not supposed to read it. This technique is being used by various people, both for fun and to maintain secrecy. 

There are two types of invisible inks used in the invisible ink pen. These are either heat sensitive or chemical sensitive. Depending upon the requirement and convenience on can opt for any one of them. 

Once invisible ink dries after application to a writing surface, it should appear bland and begin to blend into the texture of the surrounding material. According to the type of invisible ink used, it can be made visible by different methods such as heat, application of a chemical or by viewing under an ultraviolet light. Among some of its other applications, invisible ink may be used when stamping hands for event re-admission, manufacturing identification or to mark property for recovery purposes, in the event of a burglary.
The best way to decode the message is to keep the paper on luminescent light bulb and let it heat. It will take some time but produce a good result. Sometimes it will get you confused and make you believe that there is no message. Have patience and check the paper out after some time.

Another method for decoding a secret message written by invisible ink is by ironing out the paper. This is considered to be the best if you know how to iron the paper. Heat the iron over a stove and then run the hot iron on the paper. Soon you will notice distortion. Continue heating some more time and the message will turn gold or brown. Once the letters on the paper get discolored, stop using the iron or else the paper will burn.

With these tactics now you can enjoy sending secret messages with your very own invisible ink pen. Let your friend know about the correct method of decoding and pass as many messages as you want.

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