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|Model Number||PLATINUM CONVERTER-500|
|Shipping Weight||0.22 oz|
October 25, 2010
While not purchased from...
While not purchased from this site, I've been using this converter on a regular basis for years.
I own two converters from Platinum: a plain (like the one pictured/offered) and another with painted koi around the transparent portion of the barrel. Both operate identically and both work very well. I've never experienced any problems whatsoever with leaking or seepage.
Since I was tipped off to refilling cartidges with a syringe, all of my converters have been relegated to cleaning duty. This is where they really shine and show their true worth, in my opinion.
Regular maintenance is essential to the performance of any decent writing instrument and it's impossible to clean a pen (brush or fountain) thoroughly without a converter. A piston-style converter (again, in my opinion) is the best choice since bulb and press-plate types don't offer as much suction nor the level of control you can achieve with piston-actuated converters.
If you own or are planing the purchase of a pen which you hope to keep for years, I cannot recommend the importance of a good converter highly enough. HTH.
14 people found this helpful
August 15, 2011
Works with the Preppy!...
Works with the Preppy! <3
So glad to have a converter for my Preppy pens. I love the idea of an eyedropper pen, but I'm afraid of it breaking or otherwise leaking and ruining my clothing, bag, etc. A converter is a great alternative where you can economically refill from an ink bottle without taking along a potential ink-bomb in your pocket.
This was a sort of expensive converter (which is the reason for the 4 stars instead of 5), but it is solidly made and attractive looking inside the clear barrel of my pen. This converter gives my cheap Preppy a nice weight to it. Like the reviewer below, I agree that a converter is absolutely necessary to properly clean a pen.
Cartridges are convenient and can be cute, but in my area, I cannot locally buy Platinum cartridges and must order them from the internet. This is an expensive hassle for me when a converter has a higher up-front cost but is endlessly refillable and doubles as a pen-cleaning tool. Totally worth getting.
12 people found this helpful
April 28, 2009
I bought this converter...
I bought this converter because I needed another Lamy converter and sadly there were none. So I gave this one a shot even considering the price. It was worth it. It may not be a perfect fit with my Lamy Al-Star, but it does the job admirably. You can feel the difference in quality between this and the less expensive converters - the seal inside is very good, the twist movement is much smoother and tighter. My only complaint is that it doesn't hold as much ink and any of my other converters - but it holds about as much as a typical small cartridge. The price is a bit steep but I think it is worth it for the snazzy looks, the strength and quality of the construction and the smoothness of operation. The point of a converter is to not be disposable and this one isn't - it's a keeper!
8 people found this helpful