Whilst I would be lost without my computer, keeping notebooks is something I've always done & always will. In certain circumstances I just like the convenience of putting pen to paper, its not always practical to use a computer or other hand held device, for me its quicker to use a pen. The Uni-Ball Signo Gelstick has Uni's trademark Super Ink, said to be long lasting & tamper proof, so I'm going to see if its something I'll be adding to my desk tidy collection.Super Ink is a pigment ink that complies to ISO 14145-2, a high quality permanent ink that is resistant to water & doesn't fade in strong sunlight. Useful for those of us needing their notes to stand up to the rigours of being left for some time but that are also revisited time & time again.
The Uni-Ball Signo Gelstick in hand is a bright bubblegum pink colour, a shade that I'd expect to be popular with anyone with a penchant for pink. The 0.7mm ball is hard wearing made from tungsten carbide & lays down a 0.4mm line of text. The plastic barrel & cap are light but give the impression that the pen will be hard wearing; the clip displays the logo in a subtle shade of grey.
As I started to write the ink flow was not the smoothest, I found this pen took some time to “warm up”, skipping the odd character no matter how I positioned it. A few sentences later it was fine & the fact that it was comfortable to hold & such an appealing colour seemed to compensate.
The Uni-Ball Signo Gel Stick is available in 8 different colours, powerful black, blue, red, green, light blue, violet, & fluorescent shades of pink and orange. I imagine them being put to good use in classrooms & offices alike & give this gel pen the thumbs up, its good value & comes in a wide range of colours. Whilst I wouldn't think too many people would sign important documents in bright colours, there are likely to be non-conformist amongst us that want to steer away from black & blue ink, even if some professions don't allow it.