Review: Uni-Ball Signo Bit 0.28mm

Uni-Ball Signo BitThis list of Uni-Ball pens that I dislike is a very very short one, and while I really want to like the Signo Bit, it just doesn't do it for me.  Fun Pen Addict fact:  the Signo Bit 0.38mm was the first pen I reviewed on this blog.  There will be a quiz later.

The main issue I have with the Bit is ink flow consistency.  The pen feels great in my hand, and the barrel is flat out awesome in my opinion, but the needle tip doesn't cut it in this case.  The line width is not very consistent, and it dries up from time to time while writing.  It is also one of the messier needle tips I have used.  It is too bad because this pen really appeals to me visually.

As I mentioned in the written review, I think with a few tweaks this pen could compete with the Pilot Hi-Tec-C, but since Uni-Ball stopped making many colors of this pen, I think it is headed in the opposite direction.

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Posted on March 25, 2010 .