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.