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Uni-ball Signo 207 Bold Review

Uni-Ball Signo 207 Bold 1.0 mm Black


So, is the Uni-ball Signo 207 Bold a new product, or not?


I don’t recall ever seeing these on the store shelves before, and some of Uni-ball’s packaging had the “New” splashed across the front, but I have a few questions. One, according to Amazon.com, they have been around for a while - at least since last summer. The picture even shows the old packaging, while the ones I bought were in the new packaging.


Secondly, the Uni-ball 207 Impact Bold has been around for ages. I don’t have one handy to test with, but it is a 1.0 mm 207 model Super Ink Technology gel ink pen. Is this the same refill just now in the standard 207 barrel?


Finally, isn’t is weird that I get so worked up about little things like this?


I’m not really that worked up about it. I was thinking this was a new addition to an already solid product line, but it is really more of a rehash/rework of some pieces that were already in place.


Once I got down to actually using the pen instead of trying to decipher its lineage I found it very enjoyable. It is hard for a gel ink pen this wide to dry in a reasonable amount of time but the 207 Bold dries as fast as any. It certainly dries faster than the Pilot G–2 1.0 mm. The line is solid, smooth, and dark as well. It was a great writing experience and I can see myself using this pen more than I originally intended.

Posted on April 27, 2012 and filed under 207, Pen Reviews, Signo, Uni-Ball.

Top 5 Pens - Fall 2011

Pilot Hi-Tec-C


Time for an update to my current Top 5 pens list. As I always state about this particular list, it is a snapshot of the pens I am currently enjoying the most, not a list of what I think are the best pens of all time.


One thing I am finding now that I am working from the house full time is that I haven’t been using multi pens as frequently. I’m not exactly sure why, but for my daily note taking requirements, there isn’t as much of a need to mix up the colors as there was when I was in the IT field. My pen needs have definitely morphed to fit my work needs.


On to the list…


1) Pilot Hi-Tec-C 0.3mm Grip Black


This pen (and #2) have far and away made the most appearances on this list. I keep going back to the well time and time again - why is that? Quality never goes out of style. From short notes, to page after page of details, I never get tired of how this pen writes. Black ink, micro fine 0.3mm tip, and a rubber grip. I reach for this pen constantly. It’s crazy how often I use this pen and don’t have a review on The Pen Addict of this exact model. Same with #2 - I must correct this asap!


2) Uni-Ball Signo DX 0.38mm Black


As much as I enjoy #1 on the list, this is the pen that leaves the house with me the most. It is a more durable and less sensitive to the environment choice. I don’t have to worry about banging it around, and it writes great outside when I’m watching soccer practice. I have said it a million times, but this is the pen I recommend the most to new micro tip users.


3) Kuretake Fudegokochi Brush Pen Super Fine


The lone shocker on this list. I never would have thought that a brush pen would be good for note taking, but this one is extremely versatile. I find myself reaching for it more and more, and while I keep waiting for it to break down, it is showing no signs so far. If you want to mix it up a bit, this is the way to go.


4) Pilot Acroball 0.7mm Blue


My lack of color ink use is disturbing. I have historically been a fan of writing with non-standard colors, but I have gone back to basics recently. The Acroball not only has supplanted the Uni-Ball Jetstream as my go to ballpoint, it is the lone non-black ink pen I have been using recently.


5) Uni-Ball Signo 207 Micro Needle Tip Black


A long time standby, now in a not so easy to find needle tip. If the exact same pen comes in both a conical and a needle tip, I am going to pick the needle tip 100% of the time. The only problem you might have with this 207 is finding it. Some readers are able to find them in their local office supply stores, I have only been able to find them on Amazon.

Posted on September 14, 2011 and filed under 207, Acroball, Hi-Tec-C, Kuretake, Pilot, Signo DX, Top 5, Uni-Ball.

Uni-Ball Signo 207 0.38mm Black Review

Uni-Ball Signo 207 0.38mm Black


This one caught me off guard, but it really shouldn’t have. I have known for ages that the Uni-Ball Signo RT 0.38mm refills fit in the 207 barrels. In fact, one of my favorite setups is the Signo 207 Premier barrel with the lavender black 0.38mm RT refill. So I was happy to see these show up at JetPens a few weeks ago.


My only real question about the pen was if this was just an RT refill plugged into the 207 barrel, but it isn’t. The 207 is widely known for having “Super Ink” technology which prevents check washing, and these new 0.38mm pens fall right in line.


If you have ever used an RT 0.38mm pen then you know exactly how the 207 version will write. Crisp, clean and dark gel ink lines, and pretty smooth all things considered. It isn’t as smooth as the Signo DX 0.38, but few pens in this category are.


If you have ever wanted the Uni-Ball 207 in something smaller than 0.5mm, now is your chance. Some of the colors are already sold out, but should be restocked soon.

Posted on August 19, 2011 and filed under 207, Pen Reviews, Signo, Uni-Ball.