Review: Uni-Ball Signo Broad UM-153 Gel Pen - White Ink

Uni-Ball Signo White Gel

I have had the white gel Uni-Ball Signo UM-153 in my posession for the longest time, but being the non-crafty type that I am, I didn't have any good non-white paper to test this pen out on.  It wasn't until I finished up my latest Doane Paper writing pad that I realized the cardboard backing would serve as a good backdrop for this review.

So, why a white gel ink pen?  Me personally, I don't know, as I don't really have a use for this type of pen.  But for the more artistic and creative types out there, this pen is considered the best of breed for white ink pens, so I thought I would see what all of the fuss is about.  The non-white Uni-Ball UM-153 broad gel ink pens are some of the best wide tip gel ink pens around.  Whenever someone is looking for a 1.0mm tip size or larger gel ink pen, I always point them towards this model and they are rarely disappointed.

The white gel ink doesn't perform quite as well as the darker colors, but maybe it isn't supposed to.  I don't have another white gel ink pen to compare it with, but a lot of my lettering was a bit streaky, but then other times it would stay relatively solid.  I found that the less pressure I used to write with, the better the pen performed.  Maybe someone with more experience with this pen can relate their experiences in the comments section?

Overall, it is a nice pen, as you would expect from Uni-Ball.  If you are looking for a white gel ink pen for any project you may have, this would be a good place to start.

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Posted on June 14, 2010 .