Sanford Sanford 61392: Uni Ball 207 Premier Gel Pen Pen Reviews
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Sanford Sanford 61392: Uni Ball 207 Premier Gel Pen Pen

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Uni-Ball Signo Premier-207: Stylish Enough For The Board Room, Versatile Enough For The Tattoo Shop

Mar 29, 2010
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Pros:Exceptionally comfortable to write with, smooth flowing ink, quiet clicker.

Cons:Expensive, prone to theft, marring on silver accents.

The Bottom Line: Looks great, writes perfectly .....





Uni-Ball Signo Premier 207: Available in three body colors, this is one of the nicer looking pens in the Uni-Ball series. While all three of them have the same features as the less expensive RT [retractable] Signo, this is the Premier version with a metal body and oversized gel comfort grip. The clicking element is super quiet and the tip completely retracts into the body of the pen when it's not in use. The body of the Premier 207 is mostly brush silver but there are a few small areas that are straight metal; sadly these are the parts that start to show the first signs of wear and the sheen you see on it when you first unpackage it disappears within a few months. Even so, this is one of the nicer pens to use if you do a lot of writing; the oversized design means less hand tension and cramping and is a must have for those with arthritis or any type of loss of hand strength.

Usability: The Signo Premier 207 is nice enough for corporate office use but strong enough for industrial settings. This has been floating around the shop for a few months and everyone that has tried it has liked it. Even if they initially complained about it or said that the gel comfort grip was too soft, eventually they warmed up to it. It's been dropped, kicked, slammed in drawers and dropped in the sink more than a few times and it simply won't die. It's been refilled twice so far and that is a rarity at the shop. Pens usually go missing or are dropped behind file cabinets or storage lockers so the fact that this has survived this long is nothing short of a miracle.

Refills: It's extremely important that you get the correct refill for this pen; since there are five different models in the Signo Premier series there is a lot of room for error. Regardless of which color ink you start out with, you can refill this in four colors including black, blackish blue, blue and red. No other colors are currently being made for the 207 at this time so if you see purple, green or pink listed at a website they are not the correct refill and won't fit inside this correctly. Refills cost about $1.50 and are a great way to do a little for the environment and save some money at the same time. The pen itself will last a long time if you can get past the marring; the gel area does not need to be replaced as it returns to its original form and shape when you stop writing with it.

Comfort: Because the 207 has a thick and spongy comfort grip it is extremely nice to write with – especially if you do a lot of note taking, letter writing or work in an office. This is oversized so the first few times that you write with it, it might feel a little bulky. If you were a fan of the Bic Wide Body then chances are you will love this pen even more because of the feel of it and that it can be refilled. The plump and thick comfort grip area of the pen allows anyone and everyone to write with this; no matter how you hold your pen the Signo Premier will provide you with a soft, comfortable grip but not something that is sloppy or causes it to slip when you are writing.

Price: Most retail stores sell this for nine to eleven dollars; there are some packages that come with one refill but most do not. I got this when it was on sale for six dollars and was pretty happy to get it at a reduced price. Because this is not a run of the mill gel pen most stores will have this in a display case or behind a counter. Mine came with a plastic storage case but the pen was displayed inside the package with the lid off so you could see the body and comfort grip area. This is the basic silver Signo Premier; if you want something that looks a little flashier you can get the body in blue or gold. The comfort grip areas are all the same and are not colored to match the top parts of the pen.

Bottom Line: If you are looking for an eco-friendly pen but don't want one of the el cheapo ones then this is worth investing in. The ink life is hard to peg because so many people use this throughout the day but its been refilled twice so far and is still in excellent condition. As mentioned, there are some small issues with the silver accents becoming marred but even those look pretty cool after a while. This would make a great gift for someone that does a lot of writing or wants a gel pen that is refillable. There is talk of a companion mechanical pencil being added to the 2010 product line up to be released at the beginning of April but no one has leaked photos or details of it yet. For the price you would be hard pressed to find something that writes this nicely, has an attractive but sturdy barrel and delivers smooth ink flow.


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