Uni-ball Signo 207 (0.38mm)
Shipping Weight: 0.35 oz
Body Color: Black
Body Material: Plastic
Diameter - Grip: 11.4 mm
Diameter - Max: 11.5 mm
Grip Color: Black
Grip Material: Rubber
Ink Characteristics: Water-Resistant, Archival Quality
Length - Extended / Retracted: 14.2 cm / 14.0 cm
Tip Length: 4.5 mm
Tip Size: 0.38 mm
I have no idea when or where I first started to use this pen. I was a few years back and was only a 0.7 mm tip size which is why it never stuck. I prefer the finer line of a 0.38 mm pen. That being said I came across Uni-ball’s Ultra Micro version of the 207 in my pen stash and started to use it at work…I ended up liking it better than the tried and true Pilot G-2.
It was the ink and smoothness of writing that turned the tide. I’ve had issues with the G-2’s consistency when writing. The 0.38 mm pens sometimes have issues with maintaining a solid when writing. The 207 has never skipped a beat. The lines are consistent, there is no worry about the pen not working and it is a solid disposable pen.
I have written for a few hours without fatigue and prefer the rubber “nubs” to other similar pens and though i’m not much of a conformist in life i do prefer the unique grip Uni-ball has on their 207’s. The picture below shows the nubs give way to a smooth peak that allows the writer’s index finger to rest upon. For some reason I thought I’d hate this aspect of the pen but, after some use have come to really prefer it.
Extended the pen looks as if it could be used as a weapon as sharp a point as it has yet, writes without the scratchiness of some micro-tipped pens.
The pen looks a bit more professional with the smokey barrel even though it is made of plastic. The clip is secure, sometimes a bit too secure. I’ve had difficulty clipping the 207’s onto my shirts at times though I’d rather it be snug than lose a pen.
If Uni-ball ever starts producing these with their violet-black ink that is used in the Signo DX pens…I’ll end up buying a couple dozen just to make sure I never run out…
Overall, like I said this is my everyday carry pen at work and when I’m out and about. It is a reliable disposable that has never failed me.