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Platinum Preppy Fountain Pen - 03 Fine Nib - Purple Ink

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Platinum Preppy Fountain Pen - 03 Fine Nib - Purple Ink - PLATINUM PPQ-200 28
  • Platinum Preppy Fountain Pen - 03 Fine Nib - Purple Ink - PLATINUM PPQ-200 28
  • Platinum Preppy Fountain Pen - 03 Fine Nib - Purple Ink - PLATINUM PPQ-200 28
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Colorful and cartridge refillable fountain pens seem to be gaining popularity in Japan. The treasured spirit of writing is captured in a new and modern form.

The Platinum Preppy, like the Pilot Petit1, is a compact fountain pen available in different ink colors. The stainless steel nib is colored to match the color of the ink. It's refillable with cartridges and made of 40% recycled plastic (how green!)


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Specs
Model NumberPLATINUM PPQ-200 28
Shipping Weight0.46 oz
Body Color Clear
Body Material Plastic
Cartridge-Compatible Yes
Clip Material Plastic
Clippable Yes
Converter-Compatible Yes
Design Style Beginner-Friendly, Demonstrator
Diameter - Grip 10.6 mm
Diameter - Max 12.3 mm
Grip Color Clear
Grip Material Plastic
Length - Capped 13.8 cm
Length - Posted 15.1 cm
Length - Uncapped 12.2 cm
Mechanism Capped
Pre-Installed Ink Color Purple
Tip Length 14.5 mm
Tip Material Metal
Tip Size Fine

Reviews
5 people found this helpful
  I completely disagree..., July 25, 2011
By hey... - See all my reviews
I completely disagree with the comment below. This is the most amazing fountain pen. One I put in the cartridge, the ink flowed easily and freely. The ink is beautiful and vibrant. I bought a refill and now I\'m back to buy more because of how frequently I use this pen. I took it with me to a convention along with another bag of pens. This pen fascinated me so much I ended up blowing through 2 cartridges. This is a must buy. At the $, this pen is a great price and quality.
4 people found this helpful
  A nice economical FP,..., February 27, 2011
By xen... - See all my reviews
A nice economical FP, writes very well with a smooth flow. If you don\'t write with it for a few days it does tends to dry at the nib but a second of scribbling brings it right back. Definitely recommended for a reliable everyday FP and as a great starting pen. For the $ this is a fine work horse. The purple is a very rich color, more on the violet side but still easy on the eyes.
4 people found this helpful
  The barrel cracked along..., December 25, 2010
By Deb... - See all my reviews
The barrel cracked along the seam within days of receiving one of these pens...Very poor quality plastic...but when these pens do not crack they are great, they have a very nice nib and are easily converted for barrel fill to use with Noodler's Inks...It would be great if the company that makes these would put more effort into the quality of the plastic especially at the seam.
2 people found this helpful
  Even with the bad reviews,..., April 7, 2011
By end... - See all my reviews
Even with the bad reviews, I decided to try this pen. Bought some Blue/Black refills to go with it. I figured at only $3.00 who cares if it isnt so great, right?

wrong. The problem is that with this pen it COMPLETELY frustrates you. It doesnt write to begin with, so you pinch and poke and coax the ink into coming out. It still wont budge. You get determined one afternoon, roll up your sleeves and attack it with everything you have! You get some ink to come out..... And then it stops..

I stored it tip down (Gasp!) for over a week, checking it daily, no, still wont work. Finally, it writes without a ton of effort to start it, but i store it upside down, and recap it when i pause to think what i am going to write next.

Is $3 worth the time and frustration to you? I say give it to a friend to get it started for you and then, just maybe it might be worth it ;)
1 person found this helpful
  I bought this pen and..., April 18, 2012
By smartielove564 - See all my reviews
I bought this pen and the blue one and the black one. it skips a lot at first but after a while it writes smooth. you kinda have to shake it a little bit to get the ink flowing. overall the ink flows well.
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