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The main feature of these...
, September 8, 2012
The main feature of these pens, other than price (you need not cry too hard if
one goes missing) is their ability to become eyedropper pens with a #5 washer
available at any "hardware" store like Lowes or Ace Hardware. The instructions
are posted elsewhere on this web site.
Just be sure to dab a bit of vaseline in the threads and you have a good writing
pen that lasts literally for weeks or months without refilling.
As a college instructor I have one in each of four colors, black, brown, red and
green, for everyday use in marking, editing, etc. Superb pens if used this way.
Of course their writing feel is limited by their material and cost - but for a
couple of bucks what do you want? Mont Blanc??
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It\'s a nice pen for...
, January 31, 2011
It\'s a nice pen for the price, that\'s for sure. But I like the PILOT Petit1
A big down side for me is the non-removable bar code and label. So it\'s not so
esthetically pleasing, but hey, it\'s ok for the $. The ink is a mid to light
| I bought this because...
, April 25, 2011
I bought this because I had two fine Preppies that I bought several months ago,
and I've been pretty happy with them. I've had this medium one for just about
two weeks and only used it five or six times, and today the cap split when I was
putting it back on the pen. For some reason, the cap didn't fit the medium
Preppy as well as it did the fine ones; it was always more difficult to take off
and put on the pen, and now it's broken after a lot less use than I got out of
the two fine nib ones.
| Excellent pen. Very smooth...
, July 15, 2010
Excellent pen. Very smooth writing, and a color that works well for note-taking.
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Bought the pen because...
This review is from Platinum Preppy Fountain Pen - 03 Fine Nib - Black Ink
, April 13, 2011
Bought the pen because it was the only one that was 1. $3 and 2. had no negative
It came with a 2.25" ink cartridge it ran out after about 50 full pages of notes
in 3 days for me because your hands never ever get tired... i don't know why...
never bleeds, never leaked, it gets dry if you leave it out uncapped for like a
minute, but i'm guessing the drying issue is universal to fountain pens. I
learned to just tap the table once before starting to write again and the
dryness can be avoided.
Love the fine point; I can't imagine getting a european brand pen, and finding
out that their "fine point" is really a "medium point" thickness... For this
pen, it says 0.3mm, but realistically, it is about 0.5mm on paper, which is
Better than any pencil and pen I have ever used. (Dr.Grip, and alpha grip
The fact that I have to change the cartridge frequently motivates me because it
tells me that I'm doing a lot of work (unlike other ball point pens where the
ink never, ever, ever runs out...)
Contemplating on whether to get a converter.
I absolutely love this pen, I am scared to get any other pens =\.