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Uniball Signo 207 Review a pen to help protect against fraud

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The Uni-ball Signo 207 in four colors. From left to right: Orange, Black, Blue, Red.

I picked up these Uniball Signo 207 pens on a recent trip to Staples when I was looking for some new stuff to review.  I already tried some of the other Uniball Signo pens like the DX and the Bit from JetPens, which both have much finer points compared to these.  Because of the impressive performance of those pens with smaller points my assumption was that these pens must write as well if not better.  These Uniball Signo 207 pens are supposed to thwart any fraudulent individuals who are looking to commit check fraud by lifting what you have written on your checks, or other documents.  What you see here isn’t really what you would find in a package anyway.  When I bought these Uniball Signo 207 pens, I bought the orange one individually and the black, blue, and red pens came in a package of 4 that also included a purple pen that I gave away to a friend.

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Uniball Signo 207 writing sample with all four colors in the Rhodia notebook.

I really enjoy writing with the Uniball Signo 207 pens, so I was excited to do the writing sample, but sad that it was such a short one. I usually carry these pens with me in my laptop bag for work because I don’t want to commit to only having these at home or in my office.  It is hard to explain how smoothly these pens write, but its to the point that I cant actually imagine that it was physically possible to have a pen that writes smoother than this, I am assuming that the laws of physics and friction have to come into play at some point.  In addition to writing so smoothly, the colors are so bright and solid when you write and you dont see any of the whiteness of the paper coming through where you have just written.

The soft clear/milky colored and very comfortable grip on the Uniball Signo 207 pens is also something that stands out to me.  I think that the grip makes the pens very visually appealing, the semi-transparent nature of the grip makes the bottom half of the pen look as if it has been lightly tinted in a much lighter color of the ink inside of the pen which is a nice contrast.  It is not often that a grip is both functional AND visually appealing, so it is nice to find that in a pen that I like so much for its writing ability.

It’s nice to know that this pen has a great look and feel as well as writing very nicely.  Once you get past those things though, it is very reassuring to know that it is also a huge deterrent when it comes to check washing and other fraudulent activities that could result in financial loss or identity theft.  The pigmented ink in the Uniball Signo 207 embeds itself into the paper fibers, which does not allow for it to be altered or removed through common washing and bleaching techniques.  I personally know some people who have said “Oh, big deal my checking account doesn’t have enough to worry about someone trying to steal from me” and they question the need for a pen such as this.  The sad truth though is that no matter how little cash you have in a checking account, all it takes is one incident to start a snowball of overdraft fees, late payments, and penalties with your accounts which can take hours and hours of your time to correct and cost you who knows how much in interest rate increases in addition to the fees.  Take a few minutes to check out the resources and info that Uni-ball has posted on their site that goes into more details about fraud, identity theft, and how the pigmented ink in this pen can help to prevent it.

But hey…even if you want someone to steal all of your money, you should still get some of these Uniball Signo 207 pens so that you will at least have one thing to be happy about when you are broke. 😉

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