I recently saw the new Uniball Signo 307 (via Amazon) and was initially struck by the all black design, but after getting over the visual appeal I noticed the label that said “Writes on Glossy Paper” and was sold on the fact that I’d need to try this out.
I’ve always been a sucker for the all black look whether its on a car or a pen, I just love the look. Although this has the same design as the same physical features and design as the Uniball Signo 207, the whole body is black, including accents like the nose cone and clip, which on the 207 can be white or silver.
A closer look at the body shows some more intricate detail towards the top of the pen where there is a faux carbon fiber pattern worked in. As the pattern works its way down the barrel of the pen it fades into a solid black before you get to the all black rubber grip.
With a closer look at the grip you can see there is a subtle feature that hopefully photographed well enough for you to see. Similar to the Lamy Safari fountain pen, the grip has two angled flat sides that give the tip of your thumb and pointer finger a flat and comfortable place to rest.
Writing with the Uniball Signo 307 was just as fantastic as it was with the Uniball 207 that I’ve previously tested and frequently used. I’ve alwyas been impressed by the bold and solid shades of ink that these pens put down. The black is as black as it gets and never once showed any signs of skipping or clumping. The feel of this pen as you write with it is equally as impressive. As the tip glides across the paper, its almost as if there is no friction between the tip and the paper, although I guess from a scientific perspective thats literally impossible, although it’s definitely how it feels. It’s worth pointing out here too that the dry time is a little slower than expected as compared to the next writing sample below.
The distinctive feature between the Uniball Signo 307 and Uniball Signo 207 is that the 307 can write on glossy paper with no issues. The above photo shows a writing sample of the Uniball 307 on a 4″ x 6″ sheet of high gloss photo paper. I was honestly not expecting such great writing performance on gloss paper. I expected to see it be a little streaky and not to dry so fast, but as you can see that was not the case at all. The ink was mostly dry in 1-2 seconds, and completely dry in 3 seconds, but some of this might have to do with the qualities of the photo glossy paper too because its designed to absorb ink jet ink so it dries fast. Overall though this is one solid performing pen that also looks great, so if you want to grab the new Uniball Signo 307 (via Amazon) you won’t be disappointed.