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 3.6 (5 customer reviews)
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
  I bought this pen in..., May 21, 2013
By ggo...
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. At all.
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.
1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
  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 preppies.
1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
  It\'s a nice pen for..., January 31, 2011
By vso...
It\'s a nice pen for the price, that\'s for sure. But I like the PILOT Petit1 better.
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 than
purple - close to the cap color.
  I absolutely love this..., November 17, 2013
By gre...
I absolutely love this pen. I'm a fountain pen newbie, and this was among the seven I ordered to get me started. I received the pens yesterday, and I've been writing and playing around with them since then. I love the color of the ink in this pen, and it has a smooth flow. My penmanship has gotten awful over the last few years, but everything I write with this pen is gorgeous. I'm really pleased with the pen, especially since it was so inexpensive.
  Once I got it started..., January 18, 2013
By e.l...
Once I got it started it was fine but the ink flow isn't as consistent as I would like, especially given the broadness of the nib. The color is great though and very vibrant. For my money however I'd rather invest in a nicer ink to refill my Lamy.