The Kuru Toga is Uni’s (Mitsubishi Pencil) family of mechanical pencils with auto-rotating lead technology. This rotates the lead so that it creates and maintains and a point, as opposed to the lead working itself to an angle and creating uneven lines on the page.
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The Jetstream is one of the foundational pens in the category of modern Japanese pens. It’s a click retractable pen with a specially-formulated low-viscosity ballpoint ink. From the standard Jetstream knock-style office pen grew an entire category of pens with this excellent ink.
This pen is the standard Uni Jetstream, and is known by the maker, Mitsuibishi Pencil as the “Jetstream Standard.” There are dozens of related models — Jetstream Prime, Jetstream Premier, Jetstream Stylus — but this is the standard model. Even this comes in a large number of variants and colors, which we’ll get into.
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Gel pens and rollerball pens can seem like the same thing and they are, in fact, often confused. What’s the difference between the two?
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The Uni-ball Vision Elite is a rollerball pen that is very common in offices and US big box stores (Target, Office Depot, etc.). It’s a great fit for the workplace because it has a reliable lifespan, smooth writing, and pigmented ink that cannot be washed from checks and other official documents. This pen is one of the best rollerballs sold today.
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The Uni-ball Air is a rollerball pen with a unique “cushion-tip” writing tip that leads to a smooth flow and a great overall rollerball pen.
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The Uni Jetstream Edge 3 is the three-color follow-up to the popular Jetstream Edge, which was the first ballpoint-style pen to use a 0.28 mm writing tip.
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You might not have guessed it, but vintage mechanical pens are incredibly collectible and can get incredibly expensive… much more so than most pens!
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The Uni-ball UMR-85E is the gel ink refill found in the Uni-ball Signo 307. It is the 0.5 mm version of the UMR-87E.
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The Uni-ball UMR-83E is the 0.38 mm gel ink refill sold in the Uni-ball Signo 307 pen.
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The Uni-ball UMR-87 is the 0.7 mm gel refill found in the Uni-ball Signo 207 line of pens.
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Uni-ball UMR-87E is the 0.7 mm Super Ink Plus+ gel ink refill found in the Signo 307 and 207 Plus+ pens.
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The Uni-Ball 207 Plus+ is an update to the popular Uni-Ball 207 gel pen. It was released in mid-2020.
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The Uni-ball Signo 207 Retractable Gel Pen Refill is the refill used by the a number of popular Uni-ball gel pens.
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We talk about the color of ink a lot here at Unsharpen, but it’s not too often that we discuss the total absence of color. It’s time to discuss the best white ink pens.
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The Uni SXR-200-07 is the high-end, metal-bodied Jetstream ballpoint refill for multi-pens.
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