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This item: Uni-ball Signo 207 Premier Retractable Gel Ink Pen - 0.7 mm - Silver Body - Black Ink - $7.25
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|Model Number||SANFORD 40108|
|Shipping Weight||0.95 oz|
|Ink Characteristics||Fraud Prevention|
April 23, 2012
PROS 1) The grip. It's...
1) The grip. It's ever-so-slightly firmer than a standard alpha gel. On a 1-10 scale of softness:
Standard 207= 1-2
Standard Alpha grip= 10
Dr. Grip = 3-4
207 premier= 9.5
2) The ink: 207 gel. Smooth, permanent, inexpensive. Though they have been known to be a bit inconsistent, I have gone through five refills thus far and only one didn't lay down as smooth of a line as the rest, but was still vastly superior to any other pen I own.
3) The price. It's a jetstream's cost less expensive than standard ballpoint alphas that don't write nearly as well as this. Although those can take 207 refills, why pay extra? I don't know why this grip doesn't have its own marketing scheme, because it's really squishy and just a bit more "gelly" (it retains its shape a bit longer after letting go, just to give an idea) than the alpha mech pencil I have, but I suppose its privacy is to the benefit of those who venture a bit.
1) The clicker on top wiggles a bit when the ink is extended. It's maybe half a millimeter too narrow for the barrel. Not a big deal, but it does make a little noise when writing quickly.
Conclusion: It's superb for people with too-tight grips, and the ink flows smoothly, dries pretty quickly for gel, and is archival quality (pH neutral, water resistant, acid-free, unwashable, etc...) at a low price. Even the refills, for the quality of the ink, are almost suspiciously inexpensive ($2 for a 2 pack). Buy it.
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March 10, 2012
Exceptionally comfortable pen. Originally purchased for the anti-fraud features, intending to use it to sign all checks at my business. But it is so comfortable and writes so well I basically use if for everything. Wish they had a couple different colors of the pen - you can fill with different color refills but it would be nice to be able to tell the difference by the outside of the pen itself.
The only bad thing about this pen is that it is so comfortable you have to pay close attention or else it will disappear!
2 people found this helpful
April 27, 2014
For one with arthritis...
For one with arthritis and large hands, this is my #1 pen for any kind of writing.
Even better, the Uniball UMR-83 and 85 fit this exactly like the original. I need a finer point to make my hand writing legible (even to me), and these non-standard refills work just fine.
1 person found this helpful
August 8, 2012
Hey guys, i know you...
Hey guys, i know you guys are all excited about Signo ink, but i have news. Jetstream refills fit this.
So do what you will with this information. Just on the side, completely irrelated, a jestream pen with alpha gel is more. Just in case you want a very smooth writing comfortable pen.
The cheap comfort of this pen and its refillableness warrant the five star rating I'm giving it. I will make no comments about its horrible inconsistent skippy atrocious ink.
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September 14, 2013
This pen is very good...
This pen is very good overall. I especially love the grip and how its jus tot too squishy But if you write any type of paper or essay with this the firm bold lines will turn into big white gaps and unless you put it away for about a day it will keep doing this. I suppose this is because i write with a very light hand and at a large angle. If anyone knows of a pen ink that will cope with this that would be a great help.