Earlier this year, Uni-ball added several new colors to their popular gel pen line Signo DX, and I bought most of them as soon as they became available in the US. I was most excited about the new browns and grays, and I’ll be doing a quick color comparison of them in this post. The names of these new Signo colors are:
- Dark Grey
They all have a tip size of 0.38 mm. The paper I used is the Steno from Field Notes (Finch Paper Opaque Smooth 70# text in “Bright White”).
Brown and Khaki
These turned out to be pretty unique in my stash. Brown is definitely lighter and yellower than my other browns, as is Khaki. I wish Khaki was slightly darker.
Grey and Dark Grey
These new colors are also thankfully different from my other gray gel pens. (Label on these Signo pens go with “grey” as opposed to “gray”, by the way). Dark Grey is slightly darker than my favorite Usuzumi (from Pilot Hi-Tec-C), but still noticeably lighter than the standard black. I like that it looks more “neutral” next to Usuzumi. As for Grey, it looks as light as Zebra Sarasa’s gray, but Sarasa’s version actually looks slightly greener.
Strangely, I find that the tips on these feel a bit dry and not as smooth as I’d expect out of Signos. I haven’t fallen in love with any of the new colors either, but I appreciate that they’re fairly unique, and I plan on spending more time with Dark Grey and Brown in the future.