|Model Number||PLATINUM PPQ-200 11 05|
|Shipping Weight||0.46 oz|
|Design Style||Beginner-Friendly, Demonstrator|
|Diameter - Grip||10.6 mm|
|Diameter - Max||12.3 mm|
|Length - Capped||13.8 cm|
|Length - Posted||15.1 cm|
|Length - Uncapped||12.2 cm|
|Pre-Installed Ink Color||Red|
|Tip Length||14.5 mm|
June 9, 2014
If you expect to be able...
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.
January 5, 2012
Nib Swap: I used parts...
Nib Swap: I used parts of this pen to 'upgrade' my Plaisir 'Fine' to a 'Medium' nib instead. The nib is a little to scratchy for the sketch book I am writing in, but I think with usage, time, and perhaps some minor adjustment to make the nib 'wetter' it will be perfect. I actually don't know how this pen writes because I used it for parts :)
July 10, 2009
Pretty cool pen, but...
Pretty cool pen, but I have a couple of concerns and probably won't order again.
The red is on the pink side, it's not a good deep crimson. Not really a problem, just need to be aware of it.
The other problem is the same problem I've had with all my preppy fountain pens, the plastic is brittle (for lack of a better word) and the caps especially have a tenancy to crack on you. Once the cap cracks, it doesn't stay on the pen well and the tip tends to dry out. I've bought 3 of these over the years and the caps cracked on two of them. One I dropped, but the other cracked just from normal use.
It's too bad. I love the pretty highlighters and love the idea of a refillable, disposable fountain pen.