It writes beautifully, smooth as butter. The ink is a deep rich black - superior
to any other gel ink pen I've ever tried. It looks like India ink, for anyone
who has done pen and ink work. And the ink is absolutely waterproof. The pen
writes rather wet, but it dries quickly. It's a terrific bargain.
This is an easy eraser to use. As described, there are very few shavings, even
after erasing large areas. My complaint is that it doesn't fully erase pencil
that is moderately or heavily drawn. However, this could be a characteristic of
very soft erasers, and why Pentel offers this in different hardness.
If it's possible to fall in love with a pencil case, this one would be my
eternal sweetheart. It holds a ton of pens in the main section. The inner
pockets are different sizes and ultra-convenient. And iit stands up very
solidly. A great product.
If I could rate it six stars I would. I was a bit concerned about the visibility
of the dot grid, brcause I find their regular graph paper too obtrusive for
writing text. (I've only used it for diagrams though..) But the dot grid is
perfect - neither too light nor too dark. And the paper is, of course, simply
This has already become one of my favorite pens -- even compared to many of the
high-end fountain pens I also use. (Blasphemy, I know. But these Signo's are
just that good.) My Hi-Tech-C pens feel quite scratchy in comparison. Also, my
Hi-Tech-C's tend to have ink build up at the tip and then glop onto the
beginning of a pen stroke. I've -never- seen that happen with my Signo's. I was
quite sorry that I'd put my money into a collection of Hi-Tech-C's before trying
I must have different hands than the other reviewers, but I found the round
barrel and the textured grip to be extremely comfortable for long writing
sessions. (I have medium hands for a woman.) These pens are manufactured so much
better than the Pilot Hi-Tec's. Everything about them is sturdier, especially
the tips. No skipping, no scratchy feel, no finicky start-up (I have to shake
the Hi-Tec's to get the ink flowing if I haven't used them in a couple of days.)
And unlike the Signo's that I've tried, the ink doesn't glop up at the edge of
the roller ball.
I am now sorry I invested so much in the Pilot pens -- I wish I'd tried these