I’ve been down with the plague, so I lost the weekend and the beginning of the week. Here it is, Thursday already. Time to post, but time is short. So let’s just get to it with this current favorite, the Uniball Signo DX 0.28 mm with brown-black ink.
I purchased this awhile ago and kind of back-burnered it, but recently picked it up again and boy oh boy, it’s pretty sweet. (Not short, just sweet.)
Super affordable at a mere $2.50, the Signo DX could be considered a basic gel pen, but that would be shortchanging it. The body, though plastic, is solid. Basic, but solid. The tip is sturdy, even at the ultra-fine 0.28 mm. You could lean on this bad boy point and not do it any damage.
The grip perfectly suits the pen, very functional with a simple “dimpled” design. It just feels good.
The best part about this pen is the ultra-crisp line that it lays down. There is a bit of feedback from the fine, fine tip, but nothing that I’d call scratchiness. I just love how super sharp my words look. How crisp. How clean. (Oh, my…it sounds like Sprite.) And I’m a big fan of the brown-black ink having recently developed a “thing” for brown inks.
There’s a satisfying, but subtle, “snap” when you post the cap or recap the pen. And a cute little reminder to “Recap After Use.” CLICK.
If you’re looking for a super affordable, but well-made pen, with an ultra-fine line, the Signo DX 0.28 mm is a sweet, sweet choice.
And that is that.
I have been contemplating about the brown-black color and your review just affirmed that it is warming and subtle. Thanks for the review!
Glad to help! It’s a wonderful brown.
This is my Signature Pen. I love pens too much to *only* use this one, but ~80% of the time, I write with this. It’s so precise, but I can write comfortably with it far longer than any Hi-Tec-C.
The ink is the best part, though. I love that it’s a deep brown (like dark chocolate); I also like Sliccis but the brown ink is way too light. The Signo DX has a rich, earthy look without screaming HI! THIS IS BROWN INK! LOOK!
I wholeheartedly concur!
I absolutely _adore_ these pens. I love the almost sepia tones of the brown inks. I take a lot of mad scribbly notes in my lectures (molecular microbiology student) and so I’m using a lot of symbols/maths/physics and these pens make my writing clear and legible without looking spidery in the slightest! The ink dries instantly and doesn’t smear.
I used to be a bit of a fountain pen ‘snob’… but these pens have become my daily users. I love the range of colours also.
Yes…now I need more colors, too! Bourdeaux is next, I think.
PS Sorry to hear you’ve had the plague and all. Best wishes for a speedy recovery!
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I love this pen really much! It’s a bit expensive for me, but the quality is worth it ^0^