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After purchasing the...
, December 29, 2009
After purchasing the Platinum “Preppy” fountain pen, I also bought the
Sailor Ink Pen.
Ink flow of the Sailor Ink Pen is good. The problem lies with the very smooth
flowing Sailor ink instead (as with other very smooth flowing ink like Aurora).
The ink tends to spread into thicker line and also exhibits tendency to bleed
through some types of writing paper.
Richard F. Binder wrote in his website that "Inks that flow too well often tend
to feather or bleed, especially on cheap papers, and this sort of excessive flow
lowers an ink’s score."
Source : http://www.richardspens.com/?page=main.htm
Now I get to see what Richard F. Binder meant by his words above. Ink that flows
well is good enough, it does not need to be very smooth flowing.
Since the Sailor (and Aurora) ink needs certain sort of good quality paper, this
restricts my application of this ink as I cannot always dictate the quality of
paper accessible to me.
The nib is without pellet at the tip. This makes the Sailor Ink Pen
“scratchy” on the paper.
The above problems do not happen to the Platinum “Preppy” fountain pen.
The Platinum ink is more water-resistant than Sailor ink and the Platinum ink
does not bleed through paper as much as the Sailor ink.
The nib of the Platinum “Preppy” is pelleted to give a smooth writing
An additional spring-loaded cone is inside the pen-cap of the Platinum
“Preppy” to provide additional seal to the nib-section. This slows down
evaporation of the ink. Intelligent design for even a cheap pen ! No such
thought is put into the pen-cap of the Sailor Ink Pen.
Verdict : Platinum “Preppy” and Platinum ink are superior than Sailor Ink
Pen and Sailor ink.
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Great pen, although it...
, May 26, 2011
Great pen, although it was very hard for me to unscrew the end to put the ink
in. I would say the color could be described as chrome yellow, #FFA700 on a hex
color chart. It writes nicely, and I have not had any more problems since.
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Good pen for this price....
, January 29, 2009
Good pen for this price. But don't use standard Platinum ink cartridges with
I tried Preppys with standard Platinum ink, then with brush cartridges
(...products_id/1973) and with carbon ink cartridges (...products_id/3462).
In my opinion it is good pen only with two last. Smooth, non dries without cap
for 10-15 minutes. And price (for carbon ink) is the same. Brush ink darker and
smoother. It is the best one for Preppy pen.
| Really CUTE! the color...
, January 19, 2010
Really CUTE! the color is a marigold kind of color, a dark yellow you can
actually see. I like to use it to draw smiley faces :D but I also use it in my
notes for things I would normally highlight. No trouble with this pen at all
except when I first put the ink in, it took a while to start. Other than that,
| 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!