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Looks like the Platinum Preppy 05 M nib Fountain Pen design has been updated a bit since I first reviewed it over a year ago. There have been some changes to the barrel graphics and the feed color. The extra fine 02 nib pen looks completely different with a different font type and more sections of its translucent body painted silver. The nib size is clearly marked on the nib, pen cap, and barrel for easy identification. The "Made in Japan" is more prominently displayed on the new barrels. The Preppy is a pretty easy to use beginner's pen. You just unscrew the barrel, plug the ink cartridge, couple of shakes, wait a couple of minutes for ink to flow into the nib, and it is ready for writing or drawing duties. I tested them first on smooth wh...
Platinum Pen Co., Ltd. was founded in 1919 by Toshiichi Nakata to build fountain pens. In 1949, Platinum Pen received first prize in the first international pen exhibition in Japan. In 1957, as a forerunner in the industry, Platinum Pen started selling a type of fountain pens that is refillable with an ink cartridge, called the "Platinum Honest 60". In 1958, the company sent testers to try this fountain pen in the Himalaya Mountains and proved that the ink does not leak despite the low atmospheric pressure.
Today, Platinum Pen's cartridge refillable fountain pens are some of the most popular in the market place. At JetPens.com, even fountain pen novices are eager to try out the super affordable and extremely practical Preppy fountain pens.
Platinum Pen continues to push the envelope, recently developing a cap for the Plaisir fountain pen line. This cap prevents ink from both drying and evaporating even with no pen use for an entire year.