"...Introducing the world's thinnest gel pen...in new colors! The Signo Bit is the latest contender in Japan's race to make the thinnest pen. The tip is so small you can write words on a grain of rice. New colors include: fuchsia, light green, blue black, light purple, and mandarin orange. New colors, same amazing 0.18 mm microscopic tip...."
When JetPens made the announcement (above) that one of their newest pens, The Uni-Ball Signo Bit Gel Pen 0.18 could write on a grain of rice I was skeptical. Very skeptical. That a gel pen that small could write was something I had to wonder about as well. Gimmick? Overly optimistic? Since pens are a passion and I have an inquiring mind - I just had to know. I asked and they graciously sent me a pen in my favorite orange to try out. These pens come in lots of wonderful colors - and are also sold in a set. They run only about $3.oo per pen or a set is $25.00. They work equally well for tiny writing on quilts or doll's pieces - lots of things I can think of to try them on.
Jet Pens is a company that I think highly of. They always have the latest and the greatest in pen & fun technology from the Land Of The Rising Sun. Their customer service is great, prices good & shipping fast - so I had to find out if this claim would was true. Notice all of those pesky little grains of rice? Well, lo and behold it really DOES write on a grain of rice! I also discovered that rice grains are far from smooth - so writing on them is, really, no small challenge!
Some of you may also have noticed the JetPens "Pentastic Christmas" link in my sidebar. They are donating pens to needy child who want to learn ... a great program from a great company. Need a pen, pencil or fun color writing tools for Christmas? Check out JetPens - and you'll see why I recomment them so highly. No affiliation or anything - just a customer that appreciates great customer service.