Average Customer Review
1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
The color is more hot...
, April 20, 2011
The color is more hot pink than red--but a great pen nonetheless
If you expect to be able...
, June 9, 2014
If you expect to be able to pick up this pen and begin writing with it without
any hassle, you will be very frustrated. I ordered black, green, and red in 03
and black, purple, and red in 05. Both of the black pens work very well and
start writing immediately. All of the colored ones suck to be perfectly honest.
Even storing them nib down does very little. They will write a few sentences
then completely stop. You may or may not be able to get them going again before
putting them away in frustration. In addition, both the red and green colors are
very washed out. The purple is nice and dark, and the black is a bit grey, but
passable. I realize they were cheap. That is exactly how they perform.
For $3, this is a great...
, April 19, 2012
For $3, this is a great pen. I love the clear body and the red accents,
including the red nib. It's lightweight, not too thick in the barrel, and a
good length even when the cap isn't posted. In my estimation, the Fine nib
writes similarly to a 0.7mm Le Pen or 0.7mm Sarasa. It was well worth the
My only issue with this pen really isn't with the pen at all, but rather the
ink. Instead of being an opaque true red, the ink lays down transparent (but
not thin), and when dry, is more of a fluorescent red with salmon tones - the
same "pink" that many other reviewers have noted. The ink also has a tendency
to bleed somewhat through 20# copier paper, which is the only thing that
prevents me from using the ink for highlighting. It may be worth refilling the
cartridge once the ink is gone to see how a more opaque ink flows through the
The Preppy's are great...
, January 25, 2012
The Preppy's are great pens and i love having them around. At 3 bucks its hard
to go wrong!
The pen is great in every...
, September 13, 2011
The pen is great in every sense, and I am specially fond of the nib's red color
and the whole pen's practical nature. However, as a previous reviewer noted, the
red ink is not red at all, it is totally pink.
0 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
I just bought this pen...
, August 4, 2009
I just bought this pen and am waiting for it to come in the mail. It usually
takes about 1-2 days to get to me and I've ordered many times from jetpens. I
read an article saying you can refill platinum preppy fountain pens with regular
bottled inks by just adding an o-ring to the threads of the barrel. I am
currently in love with the j. herbin and pilot iroshizuku bottled inks and am
waiting on my glass pens and the platinum preppy pens to test them out. I am
definitely looking forward to receiving these pens in the mail. I only wish
bottled inks were cheaper... $22.50 for a bottle of iroshizuku is really taxing
my wallet. overall, great buy though!