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JoAnney 02-14-2009 01:58 AM

White Gel Pen Chatter
 
Hi All..Happy Valentine's Day!!

I have a S-Up White Uni-ball Signo gel pen and an Inkssentials White Opaque Pen and for the life of me..can't these buggers to write evenly or dark enough on cardstock?? I have barely used them only 2 or 3 times and when I try to make dashes, dots, squiggly lines, the ink just does not come out?

I SHAKE them (vigoursly) each time before using and store them in my drawer horizontal..I can see there is ink in them both...do they dry out after a time?? or does anyone have any other brand perhaps that works good for them. Sure would appreciate your input...maybe I'm just nutsy cuckoo?? but everytime I go to try and write with them...UGH...:confused:

Thanks all..have a good weekend!! Take care, Jo

lindylou1220 02-14-2009 02:04 AM

I have had great luck with the SU! white Signo gel pens on dark CS. If your pen is <90 days old, contact your demo. She can arrange an exchange for you.

ArtofLove 02-15-2009 08:08 AM

I am having the same problem with my Signo Pen. What if the pen is older than 90 days. Is the ink dried out? Is there a way to get this pen working again? Or do i have to buy a new one. Mine too has practically all the ink it came with still - it's hardly been used.

kstamper 02-15-2009 08:29 AM

The first SU Signo gel pen I had didn't work after it hadn't been used for a long time so I had to get a new one. I have used the new one more often so it still works ok -not great. I notice that not putting much pressure on the tip seems to make the ink flow easier. But I almost always have to go back over my writing to get even lines. It is a pain, but I don't know what else to do.

RenT 02-15-2009 09:42 AM

With my signo pen, I need to move it slowly when I write to keep the ink flow even and thick enough.

I've heard you should store this pen vertically, point down. After my first one died (which I had stored horizontally), I read this advice and have kept the second one vertical and it's much better!!

JoAnney 02-16-2009 03:44 AM

THANKS ALL for your help/suggestions!!

Glad to see "I" wasn't the only one that had problems with this pen. It IS older than 90 days, so most likely I can't get a refund..but maybe will try storing it VERTICAL (vs.horizontal) IF I get a new one. Not sure if I want to purchase another one..maybe try a new brand??

Appreciate the help as always...you guys are the BESTEST!! Take care, Jo

Willow01 03-05-2009 03:36 PM

White Gel Pens
 
I am sure there are many posts about which are the best white gel pens but unfortunately I keep getting an error when I try to search for them.

Can someone search for me and give me a few links to the threads? Or let me know what white gel pens you love. I have the SU one and it doesn't work. Has never worked. Not even a tiny bit of white will come out but it's been way too long since I ordered it to return it.

Thanks for all your help.

Char

momis mama 03-05-2009 03:41 PM

i think the SU! is great (when it works)

it was wonderful when i first got it... but now it gives me fits!

(it might be that i didn't use it often enough)

my friend/demo and i found the sekura gelly roll brand at michael's, now i am a happy girl. LOVE IT!


hope you find what works for you!

ETA... just came back from your gallery. LOVE IT! i had to bookmark it... you've got a stalker!

row4d 03-05-2009 04:25 PM

Curious how you're storing it -- I was told that the gel pens had to be stored nib down, so that air bubbles didn't interfere with ink flow. Haven't had any trouble with any of the gel pens that SU! sells.

buggainok 03-05-2009 04:52 PM

My favorite is the Signo white gel pen. I got mine here:

http://www.jetpens.com/product_info....oducts_id/1622

jazzyheart 03-05-2009 05:30 PM

I swear by the Ranger white gel pen. I think that it is the most opaque and it works like a charm.

Michele

ashmanra 03-05-2009 05:54 PM

The one from SU is the Uni-Ball Signo I think. I have the SU one and it works great - as long as I use it! I had one that I didn't use for about 10 months - really terrible, I know! - and it seemed like it dried up. Not sure what happened to it, but I liked it well enough that I ordered another. I did read a thread where someone said they carry it in their purse now to keep it shaken up, but I don't remember what brand gel pen they were talking about.

smriti 03-05-2009 07:36 PM

I use the Sakura white gel pen and love it. You can see a card I made with it here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...&ppuser=136093

Lynn in St. Louis 03-06-2009 01:48 AM

I totally agree. The Inkssential Opaque White Pen is the best I've ever used, hands down. It stays bright white with no skipping even over the darkest colors and all coloring mediums.

Quote:

Originally Posted by jazzyheart (Post 13332387)
I swear by the Ranger white gel pen. I think that it is the most opaque and it works like a charm.

Michele


French Chablis 03-06-2009 02:58 AM

I have tried many of the above including the Inkssentials, Signo and a Pentel white roller pen. The best by far and that I use a lot is the Sakura souffle pen. I used it a lot at Christmas for putting snow into trees.

whoistracy 03-06-2009 08:41 AM

This one rocks:
http://www.iheartpapers.com/item.php...facturer_id=57

Inkssentials white! It works like a charm for me every time.

Cartermrc 03-06-2009 09:00 AM

I have a Sakura from Michael's and so far it works great! Nice and opaque too!

Cindy in Oregon

stampbystep 03-06-2009 09:54 AM

I have tried the cheaper pens and got my money's worth... Now I have the Sakura Gelly rolls and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them! I also love the metallic pen set. I do have the Souffle pen set and they are OK. Not the love story I have with Gellys, though...

WshUpnASta 03-06-2009 10:22 AM

Do gel pens come in any other colors, to use on dark post it notes, like pink or yellow etc.?

binx 03-09-2009 05:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WshUpnASta (Post 13339278)
Do gel pens come in any other colors, to use on dark post it notes, like pink or yellow etc.?

WshUpnASta - gel pens come in every color of the rainbow (and then some) not to mention glitter. But finding gel pens that actually work - now that's the trick! Follow the advice you find here for help with that.

Scrapjanny 03-09-2009 08:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cartermrc (Post 13338666)
I have a Sakura from Michael's and so far it works great! Nice and opaque too!

Cindy in Oregon

This is by far the best white gel pen I've ever used. The Ranger Inkssentials is good, but not as good as the Sakura. And the Signo is terrible.

r2mckinl 03-09-2009 09:23 AM

I actually don't like my SU gel pens...they always seem dry. I love the ones I get at Scrappin' Great Deals. http://www.scrappingreatdeals.com/home.php

Sheila is great with her communication, their prices are good, and it is Canadian!

gale 10-14-2009 01:08 AM

white gel pen...which one?
 
My two SU gel pens are all dried up after one was never even used and one was used maybe twice. I know in the past the SU one was supposed to be the best but is there a new 'best'? Or is there a way to make these work again?

lylacfey 10-14-2009 01:29 AM

Signo White Gel Pen. I actually bought mine from SU since it seems like the Golden Unicorn in the pen world and that is the only place I could find it. :) That is the best white pen I have heard about so far. I collect pens, literally. Not trying to be cheeky. :) I am a writer and collecting writing utensils is one of my passions.

C Hobbs 10-14-2009 03:00 AM

White gel pens
 
Kristina Werner does a great comparison of several gel pens on this video and you can make your own decision:

http://www.kwernerdesign.com/blog/?p=2106

Scrapjanny 10-14-2009 03:20 AM

Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pens work the best for me. The Signo and Inssentials skip and dry up before they are even one-third empty. I know others have had different experiences.

buttons2 10-14-2009 04:12 AM

I wish I could find one also. My signo has dried up and I've tried all the methods suggested to get it to work to no avail. I had heard the Inkssentials were great; now I hear they aren't??? Anyone else had experience with the Sakura? Where can you get it?

Wanda

PS I went on line and found one for $1.11 each but won't let me see S&H until I register and I really don't want to do that. Are these pens in J's, M's, HL, etc?

whoistracy 10-14-2009 09:58 AM

I used to use the Signo one but it got clumpy a lot and didn't run smoothly all the time. I LOVE the Inkssentials one here:

http://www.iheartpapers.com/item.php...facturer_id=57

Scrapjanny 10-14-2009 12:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by buttons2 (Post 15348903)
I wish I could find one also. My signo has dried up and I've tried all the methods suggested to get it to work to no avail. I had heard the Inkssentials were great; now I hear they aren't??? Anyone else had experience with the Sakura? Where can you get it?

Wanda

PS I went on line and found one for $1.11 each but won't let me see S&H until I register and I really don't want to do that. Are these pens in J's, M's, HL, etc?

You can usually get them at Michael's where the other Gelly Roll pens are.

gale 10-14-2009 12:14 PM

I'm going to look at Joann's today. Michaels is an hour away-we'll probably be going there when dd is over her cold but I want one NOW. :mrgreen:

Cook22 10-14-2009 01:42 PM

The Sakura is good, but not as fine as something like the Signo or Inkedsentials. Also be aware that it goes on clear and dries white, so it's harder to see what you're doing with it. The clear pen looks similar, but the cap on the white is more opaque, so you can't actually see the nib. I've certainly never had one dry - still using one two years later.

Scrapjanny 10-14-2009 05:00 PM

Mine doesn't go on clear. It goes on white. My Souffle white pen goes on clear and dries white. The tip on my white Sakura pen is the same kind of tip as the Signo and Inkssentials. I just used it today.

Sakura makes a white Gelly Roll pen, a white Souffle pen, and a white (clear) Glaze pen. I have them all and highly recommend them all. :)

canada goose 10-14-2009 05:51 PM

white gel pen which one
 
Another vote for sakura.

gale 10-14-2009 05:59 PM

Found the gelly roll ones at Joanns. 3 for $3.99. Can't beat that. I'll look for the other brands when we go to M's.

ktc_texas 10-14-2009 07:33 PM

I must have gotten a bad Sakura pen. It was too fine and skipped. I threw it away just a day or so ago.

putri 10-15-2009 08:21 AM

I have the Sakura Glaze and Souffle and love both. They glide well where the others I can do without... including SU's.

mireles4 10-15-2009 11:40 AM

I h ave both signo and sakura. I think the signo is a hit and miss. Sometimes it works other times not so much. I deff use the sakura when I need reliability. I am looking into getting the extra fine shaprie white poster paint pen suzanne Dean uses.

KatarinaM 10-15-2009 12:07 PM

Skip the gel pens, I've tried them all and never liked any of them. I finally picked up a Sharpie poster pen, awesome! Very opaque white, fine line, and NO SKIPPING!

Scrapjanny 10-15-2009 12:35 PM

I like the Sharpie, but sometimes it drips. Also, the one I have has a thicker tip than the gel pen.

mireles4 10-15-2009 03:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KatarinaM (Post 15360303)
Skip the gel pens, I've tried them all and never liked any of them. I finally picked up a Sharpie poster pen, awesome! Very opaque white, fine line, and NO SKIPPING!

Where did you find ur sharpie pen at? is the extra fine point that you have?


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