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[Pen/Pencil Review] Uni-Ball Signo Broad in Blue Black Ink

Posted by reudaly on January 11, 2016 in Review, writing instruments |

Let’s check out a Uni-ball offering today. This pen was… a mistake that I put on my JetPens Wish List by mistake because this is a broad point – and we all know how I feel about those. Today is the Uni-ball Signo Broad UM-153 Gel Pen in Blue Black ink.
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For the most part, the only problem I have with this pen is the size of the tip. The Uni-ball is about 5.5” capped and 5.8” long with the cap posted. The cap does post securely. The blue black ink is rich and dark. On a rough paper like my handmade journal, there’s no smearing. Quick drying ink. On slicker paper, give it a couple of seconds to dry. The point is conical but the 1.0mm tip is just too big for me. The line is wide and unwieldy.
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The barrel is mostly clear with a gold band identifying (I think) the point size – but the packaging is in Japanese, so there’s that. The ink reservoir is ample. There’s rubberized grip for a nod to ergonomics and comfort. This pen is theoretically refillable. Because these are Japanese Uni-ball’s they’re only available through sources like JetPens.
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The numbers:
1. How does it work?1 In purely function – it works as well or better than expected. The ink is smooth, rich, and dries really quickly. There was no immediate smearing on handmade paper.
2. Grip and feel0.5 – There is a rubberized grip for a nod to ergonomics. But the broad – 1.0mm – point makes the feel too big and unwieldy.
3. Material1 It’s a decent quality plastic pen with the option to refill the pen. The cap posts securely.
4. Overall Design0.5 – There’s nothing wrong with this pen but the size of the point – and though I know it’s my preferences – it’s part of the review process.
5. Price Point0.5 – It’s expensive for a seemingly typical stick gel pen and you have to order them online only – they’re from Japan – they run $2.50 on JetPens.

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