February 23, 2013
Nice pen, just didn't work out as the sketching pen as I had hoped. After
putting Lexington Gray ink in this pen and testing it out on scrap paper, I
excitedly went sketching with it and found that it skipped terribly on the
watercolor paper in my sketchbook. Very frustrating! Come to find it has
trouble with 90 lb paper too. For that matter, just simply writing with it with
the Lexington Gray ink was not satisfying, as the pen tended to write dry. I
flossed the nib and everything, still unsatisfied. But then I put Private
Reserve Tanzanite in the pen, known to flow well in dry-writing pens, and now I
am enjoying the pen a lot more--but just for writing. Tanzanite is not the
waterproof ink I need for sketching with watercolors, nor the right color for
that matter. The Platinum Carbon Desk Pen is still tops as my sketching pen.
But the Prera is cute, compact, and very well-constructed, so for me, with
Tanzanite ink, it's a nice pen to write with.