The Uni-ball Signo Premier 207 pen has many of the attributes that any frequent pen user has always been looking for. It's a stress reliever, identity theft protector, memory keeper, and quality writer all in one. The pen features the ultra-squishy grip that Japanese pens are famous for. The ink is also archival safe, light and water resistant, and check fraud resistant (pigmented ink helps prevent check washing). Pen lovers will agree that the pen has a great ink flow, writes smoothly, and is an overall very classy pen for everyday use.
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.
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
The only bad thing about this pen is that it is so comfortable you have to pay
close attention or else it will disappear!
A new favorite! I love how the Signo 207s write, but I never cared for the
"nubby" grip on the standard models. The super-squishy gel grip on this pen is
a pleasure to hold, though a matte finish like the alpha gel pens and pencils
would have been better for repelling dust that tends to accumulate on the grip.
The body itself is just like the standard model with a few minor aesthetic
tweaks. The pen is pretty well-balanced, though just slightly front-heavy
because of the grip.
The tip glides well and doesn't skip, and I personally like the Signo 207
refills better than Pilot G2s in terms of ink viscosity. Signo 207 ink is
quick-drying, saturated and extremely smooth. The color is slightly grey when
put side-by-side with G2 ink, which has more blue tones in it. The refills are
also budget-friendly which I like.
I hope they come out with some other colors for this model, because I wouldn't
mind adding a few more to my collection!