Since I started doing the #rockyourhandwriting challenge this month in my Field Notes Sweet Tooth editions, I’ve been having fun experimenting with all sorts of opaque gel pens. The Uni Signo Angelics ($2 each) are some of the best opaque gel pens available. The tips are 0.7mm and the pens dry to a matte finish which look great on white paper, black paper or colored stock.
I got a several of the colors available to add some pop and flair to my coming #rockyourhandwriting posts. I’m particularly excited to add some of the white gel pen to the colored stock. It just looks so cool!
Be warned, these opaque colors do take a bit longer to dry than regular gel pens and are only available in the 0.7mm tip size so they are not as fine as some of the Uni Signos I’ve come to know and love. But for creating some fun artwork and decorative details, these are definitely a nice addition to the pen collection!
Addendum (4/23/2016): Following Rusty’s comment below, I did a water test to verify if the Angelics were water resistant. I used a water brush over the text I wrote two weeks prior so it was very much dry. Some of the color did bleed but the overall lettering stayed in place. I’d rate the pens “water resistant” but not waterproof. The color faded as a result of the water and some of the luminance was lost. So, if you were to address an envelope with these pens and the envelope got wet, the address would not vanish as a result of the rain but the color would no longer be as vibrant as it originally was. I hope that helps!
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What’s the difference between the ‘regular’ Uni Signos (broad?) and these Angelicas? Are any of the Signo lines water-proof or at least water resistant? I use mine on postcards and handmade envelopes a lot because they seem to write on anything, particularly shiny surfaces. These look to be mostly pastel-ish colors? Thanks for the review. Have fun in Atlanta!
The Angelics are opaque and dry to a very matte color, almost chalky look while a regular broad Signo will dry looking more like a traditional gel ink which can often have a little translucency in its color. And I can’t believe I forgot to test waterproofiness! As soon as I get back from Atlanta, I’ll test their water resistance. Thanks for the reminder about how important that is!
Thanks Ana, that’s just what I wanted to know. 🙂