Uni-Ball Vision Stick Rollerball Pens, Fine Point, Black Ink,
Uni Super ink is specially formulated to become trapped in paper, helping prevent criminal check washing and other document alteration. Textured grip provides superior writing comfort and control making this pen truly a pleasure to write with. Stylish metallic accents with a high-quality finish. Archival-quality, acid-free ink is quick-drying and fade- and water-resistant. Stainless steel, retractable tip for added convenience. 1.16 inches long by 3.36 inches wide by 6 inches high. 0.36 pounds. Related search terms for this product include: uni ball, uni-ball, retractable pen, gel pen, ink pen.
I am very particular about my pens. As far as "cheap" pens go, I was (and still am) a huge TUL fan, but I borrowed a few of the Signo pens from my roommate and was pleasantly surprised. It has comparable if not better quality for a good price. I actually smile whenever I first start writing. It is that satisfying. I actually can't say I have a preference between these and my Montblanc rollerballs. Just about everyone who borrows it to jot down a note can't help but say, "This is a REALLY nice pen!"
One of the first tests I do with a pen is write quickly and see if the ink skips out on any areas. The Signos perform flawlessly. The next test is to see if it oozes too much ink or smears. I write in a very small and fine hand, so this is a common problem for me. Again, the micro point Signos do not disappoint. I never go anywhere without one clipped to my collar or pocket.
Some reviews said this was the wrong pen, and I think the pictures are causing confusion. I just wanted to confirm that I have ordered pens directly from this Amazon page and got the correct item. You are getting the 207 micro point (0.5mm), with gold lettering, and a solid silver barrel at the tip. The first picture of the product box is correct, the second image that has just a single pen is not correct. ---UPDATE #2: Current product photos are correct now.
As for how long the ink lasts, I've honestly never noticed because by the time they do run out, I've forgotten when I first bought them. If I had to make an estimate, I'd say at least 4 months with moderate/heavy usage as a full-time student. Obviously user experience will vary, but I've used these pens for a long time now, and I'd say that's average. If yours ran out much sooner, I'd say you either got a dud, or are a very heavy user.