Uniball Vision Elite BLX – Colors infused with Black Ink

Uniball Vision Elite BLX

Uniball Vision Elite BLX

The brand new Uniball Vision Elite BLX pens may not immediately jump out as being anything different, but you should probably take a closer look.  These look just like the standard Uniball Vision Elite pens, right?  Take a closer look, because instead of the standard colors each has black ink mixed with a regular color.



Uniball Vision Elite BLX Package

Uniball Vision Elite BLX Package

I was a bit surprised when I looked back at the history of the site to see that I’ve never reviewed the basic Uniball Vision Elite pens before.  Having used them a bunch, I can tell you that they are a solid performing pen.

The key features of  Uniball Vision Elite BLX pens are as follows:

  • The airplane Safe- ink will not explode or leak due to a change in cabin pressure during flights.
  • THe Uni-flow ink system regulates a steady flow of waterproof ink to the point for consistent smoothness and color intensity down to the last drop of ink.
  • Features uni Super Ink specially-formulated to become trapped in paper.  This helps to prevent criminal check washing and other document alteration.

The above features should be enough to make you consider keeping a few Uniball Vision Elite BLX pens on hand. For travelers the Ubiball Visione Elite BLX is an even more appealing option based on those features.

The beauty of the Uniball Vision Elite BLX pens is that they have some standard colors like blue, green, brown, purple, and red that all have an infusion of black ink.  This makes for some unique shades of ink that are hard to come by outside of the world of fountain an imported pens.

Uniball Vision Elite BLX Writing Sample

Uniball Vision Elite BLX Writing Sample

The key thing about the Uniball Vision Elite BLX is the writing sample that you see above.  These are some really unique colors that you get which includes black mixed with red, purple, green, blue, and brown.  Because of the difference between a fountain pen nib and the tip of a roller ball pen, you don’t necessarily get the same degree of shading as you would with a fountain pen nib that flexes.  There is definitely some variation in shade that you get when using these pens though.

I think these colors are great and bring new life into what has become a limited set of options in the world of US only pens.  With the usual US release of pens our color choices are limited to about 4 colors so this is a great change.  I hope this is a trend to give writers some more variety with their writing implements of choice.  The color palette is definitely what I’d consider business friendly.  I don’t think anybody is going to look at you as if you were scrawling notes with a bright pink hello kitty pen when using these.

Head on over to Amazon and check out the Uniball Vision Elite BLX if you want to add a classy splash of color to your usual array of pens.

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  1. 1
    Karen Y. says:

    Am I the only one who can’t see the writing sample?

  2. 2
    OfficeSupplyGeek says:

    Hi Karen, I tested on 3 different computers, all Windows based, and used Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Google Chrome with no issues. I have not had any other people raise an issue about the picture not showing up. Not sure what the problem could be, I’m sorry.

  3. 3
    Nathan Stone says:

    I’m not seeing it in win7, chrome. Testing with ie and firefox momentarily.

  4. 4
    Nathan Stone says:

    worked fine in firefox. Didn’t matter though, I’ve been needing a boldish vision elite to refill my Sherpa pen and went and bought two 2 packs. Sadly, got every color except the brown that I really wanted. Guess I’ll have to try a different store.

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    Mike D. says:

    Uniball Vision pens have always been slow-dry, high-smear for me. Don’t think I’m interested in these. Meanwhile, jetpens.com has plenty of pens in odd colors that are fast-dry, low smear and suit me just fine fine. Strangely, the pens I buy are almost all Uniball pens. Don’t know why the Vision pens are so disappointingly different. Maybe if I was a heavy fountain pen user or if I was constantly on an airplane my perspective might be different. Doubtful.

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    Michelle says:

    I can’t see it either. I’m on Lion and I tried using Chrome, Firefox and Safari.

  7. 7
    OfficeSupplyGeek says:

    Thanks for the additional testing and reporting back on it.

  8. 8
    OfficeSupplyGeek says:

    I’m assuming you might be a lefty? Always bad to assume though, this I know. :)

    I’m with you on the options available from Jetpens, which is why I called this out as a good “domestic” option. I’ve had people that comment/email looking for such because they don’t like to buy online.

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    bogon07 says:

    The blue/black in your writing sample appears slightly lighter than the blue/black available with the existing Vision Elites ?

  10. 10
    OfficeSupplyGeek says:

    I don’t have any of the existing Vision Elite in Blue/Black, but I just ordered some from Amazon so I will do a comparison for you as soon as I can.

    Also keep in mind though, there are variances that impact the actual shade that are hard to control, between the paper, scanner, and how the images render on different types of monitors or displays, it is nearly impossible to get the true color to display.

  11. 11
    Varad Mehta says:

    For those unable to see the writing sample image, you might have to tinker with your firewall. I had to disable ad blocking in mine to get it to display in Firefox 10 on Windows.

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    eleanor says:

    Hi, I was wondering if you could recommend a fine tip pen (it can be from jet pens or another online site) that is cheap and doesn’t smear, doesn’t break on an airplane, and is smooth to write a lot of notes. Also, I am writing in Persian/Arabic script sometimes and this writes from right to left so is very easily smeared and also I need pretty much the finest possible tip in order to ensure clear writing. I have used some fine tip pens such as most recently “Faber Castell vision 1475” made and purchased in Turkey. This was good although it was so fine that it was a bit scratchy and stiff to write with. I also tried “Faber Castel Finepen 1511” made in Germany purchased in Tukey and I believe it was a bigger tip and that was smooth but too thick of a line. I have also used uniball eye fine water/fade proof made in Japan. I’m pretty satisfied with that, but I do wish it was a bit of a thinner line for the Arabic notes. Color doesn’t really matter to me. I like to write in different colors but also need a couple staple dark colors

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    eleanor says:

    Also, it would be great if it could be refillable with a refill that is cheaper than buying another pen. This is great because I feel so wasteful to have to have a new pen everytime when actually the pen itself has nothing wrong with it but just needs more ink

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