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Old 04-09-2007, 06:59 AM   #1
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I'm having a bit of a challenge finding a good white gel pen that doesn't skip or clump, and that shows up well. Any favorite brands?

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By far, the pen I like the most is the SU! Signo pen. You'll find several posts on these boards about them. I think the ones that SU! sells are different than the pens you can buy online. They have the best coverage, don't skip, and mine seems to last forever!
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See post #25 at this blog for a review and less expensive source for them:

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By far, the pen I like the most is the SU! Signo pen. You'll find several posts on these boards about them. I think the ones that SU! sells are different than the pens you can buy online. They have the best coverage, don't skip, and mine seems to last forever!
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I just bought a sakura gaze pen in black that was amazing... perhaps the white is equally cool? It's not a huge loss if you try it and don't like it...
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Another vote for the Signo Gel pen. It's the only white one I use.
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I got a Sakura white gel pen at Michaels from their open stock bin, and I like it a lot. It only cost $1.29.

I bought it to use for faux stitches around the edges of things, and to put little faux holes around the edges of the scalloped punches.
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I bought a Sakura from M's and it doesn't work. I just can't get the ink to come out now matter how long I try to write with it. My Signo on the other hand flows very well and I love it.
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Ive tried many and only the Signo works in the long run.
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After trying others I ordered the SU! one and it is the best, never disappointed in it.
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By far, the pen I like the most is the SU! Signo pen.
I guess I'm in the minority on this one, as I don't like it. Mine gets clumpy or skips. I've never tried any other brand, and the SU! one was given to me by my demonstrator.
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My fav BY FAR ,after trying a ton of white pens, is Sukura white SOUFFLE. It rolls on easy and solid, it doesn't skip or scratch. It is bright, soild white opaque ink. Just perfect for doodles or journaling or writing inside dark cards. Only thing to note is it rolls on almost clear and dries to white so practice first and then just be patient while it dries.
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I think I tried all of them out there and there is no comparison to the SU white ink pen...seriously! The ink flows great and it's really white so works great on dark paper.
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Any, thanks for posting this question. I have been wondering the same thing. I have two. One is an American Crafts brand, that is OK, and I can't remember the other brand, it's bad. I see such great creations on SCS using the white gel pens & they really stand out. So thanks to everyone who has shared their "source" for a good white pen!
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I just bought a sakura gaze pen in black that was amazing... perhaps the white is equally cool? It's not a huge loss if you try it and don't like it...
the white GLAZE pen by sakura is actually clear, not opaque, but my favourite is the normal white pen my sakura.. i have a signo and i don't like it...
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I love the SU white gel pen! I've only bought one other one (can't remember what the brand was), but it skipped on me all the time.
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I also say thumbs down to the Signo...it skips and isn't that dense in color...what brand is SU's? I think I'll have to try that one, or the Sakura...
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I think I have more than five different white pens in my marker/pen drawer but the only one that stays out in my tool caddy is the white Signo that SU sells. I bought mine at the LSS because I was too impatient to put it on an SU order.

The second best in my drawer is the white fine point Sharpie paint pen. It's great for glossy surfaces, but you can't really go over your lines on cardstock like Bazzill. It sinks in so much that you just tear up the surface on your second stroke.
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Ditto on the SU Uniball Signo gel pen. Best one hands down.
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I just bought a sakura gaze pen in black that was amazing... perhaps the white is equally cool? It's not a huge loss if you try it and don't like it...
The White is just as amazing as the black.

But I love my signo pen.
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I have to say the SU signo pen is the best so far!
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The one on the blog I linked you to is identical to SU Signo Pens but at a significant savings.
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Does anyone know who makes the SU pen?
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I've tried a few different white gel pens and really love the Signo white gel pen that SU sells although I got it at my LSS. IMHO it's the best one.
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The SU! pen for me is the one also!! I tried about 3 other brands and was FINALLY happy when I got the SU! one.....now it's the only one. The brand is Signo and If I remember correctly, the writing on it is in another language......chinese, japanese, korean, something like that.......
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Yes, it is made by jet pen. You can buy them directly at www.jetpens.com




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Ditto! Any other one I have tried didn't compare.
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Yes, it is made by jet pen. You can buy them directly at www.jetpens.com
This doesn't look like a store where you can buy pens.

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OK--so I went to jetpens.com the day that I learned they sell the Signo white gel pens, and they were sold out! I guess there must have been a whole bunch of splitcoast folks placing orders that day!

Anyway--I just went back to the site yesterday and saw that the pens are now back in stock. Signo also has the pens in gold and silver. I ordered two of the gold ones along with a couple of whites...the silvers were out of stock.

Here's the best part--I got an e-mail later in the day yesterday saying that my order had already shipped!

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My fav BY FAR ,after trying a ton of white pens, is Sukura white SOUFFLE. It rolls on easy and solid, it doesn't skip or scratch. It is bright, soild white opaque ink. Just perfect for doodles or journaling or writing inside dark cards. Only thing to note is it rolls on almost clear and dries to white so practice first and then just be patient while it dries.
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Oh, just to mention also. M's sells the SIGNO gel pen also in one of those open stock bins HTH someone!
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