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I bought this pen in...
, May 21, 2013
I bought this pen in three colors. I do not believe the colors make a
difference--they were, each, faulty. And all in the same way. Following the
instructions, I inserted the cartridge and thought that the ink would begin to
flow. Not only did none of the ink flow, I had to run the nib under warm water,
drying it carefully with a paper towel, I tried to prod the cartridge into
beginning to flow, I put everything back together and, leaving the pen capped
with the nib side down, I left the pens alone for a few days. When I returned,
everything remained the same. No ink. No writing.
I find these pens to be quite aesthetically lovely, with the nib matching the
ink and cap color. Someone clearly put a lot of thought into the design, but
went blank on the engineering portion of the pen. There is just no performance.
I am aware that the pens are valued at $3.30 each. So, some may say, you get
what you pay for. I have paid hundreds of dollars for some pens, yet my all time
favorite is one that I paid $17. to acquire. One never knows when one will find
a little treasure.
Know this: You will not find a little treasure in this pen. You will find a
little headache. Hardly pays to send them back. what a waste of money...as I
bought cartridges, as well.
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The purple ink color...
, June 30, 2011
The purple ink color is a good strong purple, and the 05 nib puts down a medium
wet line. I have tried the 03 and would say the 05 is much better in terms of
ink flow, even if it tends toward the bold side. The nib is almost slightly
italic - it can be a bit thinner horizontally than vertically. I would say it's
much smoother than the Pilot Petite1. I would also prefer it with less branding.
I received a generic Platinum Preppy with a 4.5oz bottle of Noodler's Baystate
Blue which was converted to eyedropper, and that pen is a clean transparent gray
all around, which is ideal. I'd like to be able to buy more of the no-name
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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 color is more violet
purple - close to the cap color.
| I bought this pen a while...
, July 4, 2014
I bought this pen a while back along with the black model for my daughter, and
was surprised at the difference in flow - the black ink flowed much more easily.
I had to shake the purple one see rap times every few minutes to get the ink
flowing. But after some research at jetpens.com I learned how to convert it into
an eyed topper pen. I had found the purple a bit too bright, so I mixed the ink
from 2 purple cartridges with the ink from 2 black cartridges, and filled the
barrel. Now I'm completely in love with this pen!!! The color is stunning, the
ink flows with much greater ease, and the sight of the barrel filled with this
dark royal purple is just stunning! For a $3 pen, it's brought me a lot of
joy... And I haut want to write with it all the time!!
| 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.