Uni-ball Insight UB 211 – Rollerball Review

Looking in my pen box for something to review, my mind drifted back to school days when a pencil case was always in my bag. Cases for pencils have been around for over 200 years, some elaborate designs were even made in silver & gold. I seem to recall a favourite of mine being made from a heavy tartan fabric that was splattered with felt pen ink, usually due to the lids being left off when packed away in a hurry as I rushed to reach the next lesson on time.

Uni Ball Insight UB 211 Blue

Looking at the blue Uni-ball Insight UB 211 I’d decided to inspect, I wondered if the Super Ink would leak like my old fashioned felts, somehow I didn’t think so. Once dry this ink doesn’t wash off, is tamper proof & fade resistant.

The Uniball Insight barrel has a handy transparent window over the length of the pen, useful for monitoring remaining ink level, the rest of the barrel is a mix of glossy blue & matt silver. The sturdy cap is coded to the ink colours (blue in this case) with a pocket clip edged with a black rim.

Being a fan of rubberised grip sections, the lack of any noticeable grip on the insight is a bit disappointing. I found my finger rested on the ledge that joins the nib housing. This rollerball is pretty stick like but the blue ink is an attractive colour & has proved to be as smooth a writer as its cousin the Uni-ball eye UB-157, it’s a little cheaper too.

Available in black, blue, red, violet, wine & green these lively colourful pens have a 0.7mm fine tip that writes a 0.5mm line.

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With nearly a decade of experience in the pen industry, I successfully ran an online pen business for 9 years. My deep-rooted passion for pens and pencils led me to become a part-time blogger, where I've dedicated myself to sharing the wealth of knowledge I've amassed over the years. I'm a firm believer in the power of the written word, as echoed by Malcolm Forbes: "Putting pen to paper lights more fire than matches ever will." My expertise is not just rooted in business, but in the genuine appreciation and understanding of the art of writing instruments.

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