Review: Uni-Ball Signo DX 0.38 Green Black

Uni-Ball Signo DXEver since I turned the corner on blue black ink, and fell in love with lavender black, I have wanted to try as many ink hybrids as possible.  The Uni-Ball Signo DX green black fit the bill, and since the DX is my current favorite pen, this pen would be a slam dunk, right?  Not so much.

First off, the pen took a while to get warmed up.  If you click on the photo and look closely (sorry for the poor quality), you can see that it took me about half the page to get the ink flowing steadily.  Normally, I would have smacked this pen around a bit right out of the gate to start it up, but I wanted to see how long it would take.  Unfortunately, it took a while.  Maybe that got me started on the wrong foot, but I ended up not loving this color either.  I tend to lean toward the brighter colors - especially with greens - and this one just struck me as something I'm not going to get much use out of.

The lyrics are from the song "Was There Anything I Could Do?" by the Australian band The Go-Betweens.  I missed them in their heyday in the 1980's, but discovered them a decade or so ago and really enjoy their entire catalog.  You can check out their wonderfully cheesy 80's video below:

Posted on January 30, 2009 .