A simple and unbiased Pentel Arts Sign Pen Touch brush pen review with video, exploring the pros and cons, control and the colors.
This is the second video in my pen review series. Last month I reviewed the Tombow Fudenosuke brush pens in both hard and soft tip (and color!). This month I’m detailing the Pentel Sign Pen Touch brush pens. Read or watch my review below!
Pentel Arts Sign Pen Touch Brush Tip Pens Review
Before we dive in further to this pen review, I do want to make sure that you know there are two different types of the Pentel Sign Pen. One is a felt tip pen midliner pen, and the other is a brush tip. This review is specifically on the brush tip not the other felt tip pens. Make sure when you are ordering you are looking for the brush tip flexible nib! I believe that the brush pens are the only ones referred to as “touch” but I’m not 100% sure.
Nib and Control
The Sign Pen Touch has a small but durable nib, that is very soft and quite flexible. It’s a great tip for a beginner because of the durability. The pens over all are easy to work with, but if you have heavy hand like I do, it can make getting a thin upstroke a little more difficult. You will definitely need to slow down with these pens and really concentrate on the up and down strokes.
Colors and Saturation
The pens come in a pack of 12 different colors; red, orange, yellow, green, light and dark blue, purple, pink, gray, gold, brown and black. The colors are very vibrant and the ink is much more saturated compared to the Tombow Fudenosuke brush tip pens. Unlike the Tombow Fudes, there is no color fall off, the saturation stays consistent throughout the strokes.
Overall, I do really like the Pentel Sign Touch pens. The price point is spot on for 12 colors and the nibs are very durable. They are great pens for beginners and especially those that are maybe a little more rough on their pens—like me! The ink is very juicy and colors are saturated so they make great artwork that really stands out.
The only cons I have to mention about the Pentel Sign Touch pens are that some of the colors do bleed through in my bullet journal, but it is minimal. Also, if you tend to letter quickly you might not get consistently thin upstrokes unless you slow down, as the nib is quite flexible.