| Nib Swap: I used parts...
, January 5, 2012
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 :)
| Pretty cool pen, but...
, July 10, 2009
Pretty cool pen, but I have a couple of concerns and probably won't order
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
It's too bad. I love the pretty highlighters and love the idea of a refillable,
disposable fountain pen.
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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 =\.
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The Platinum Preppy is...
This review is from Platinum Preppy Fountain Pen - 03 Fine Nib - Blue Black Ink
, February 2, 2011
The Platinum Preppy is one of the first few fountain pens I've owned/used, and
as cheap as it is... this is a great pen. I give it good marks for having a very
buttery writing experience, as well as good flow even after you ignore it for a
few days. The Blue-Black is somewhat light but I still like the slight
variations in the shade of blue. If I have anything that I would improve in this
pen... well I love fine lines so an extra-fine nib would be ideal, because for
me the fine nib seems fairly thick almost like a .5-.7mm ballpoint/gel pen line.
Also, probably attributed to low cost and being clear, the plastic in the cap
and barrel is pretty fragile. The second time I used my pen, I slightly twisted
the cap as I removed it. This cracked the barrel about 3 places, easily remedied
with some clear tape... even If I got a defective barrel, I think a matte
finished black body on these pens would not only help aesthetics but probably
allow more durable plastics to be used. If I return to the Platinum brand on my
next order, I might give their Plaisir line a go... they seem like a more robust
version of these little beauties.
P.S. the coloring on my nib started coming off almost immediately, now I have a
half blue, half silver colored nib... this did NOT effect performance.
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I converted all my Preppys...
This review is from Platinum Preppy Fountain Pen - 05 Medium Nib - Black Ink
, December 26, 2010
I converted all my Preppys to dropper fill just as jetpens suggests. I love
these pens. Never once have they given me any trouble. No leaks. I've taken them
on airplanes to China and they were fantastic. I have four filled with Noodlers
ink: black 05, blue 03, whaler's brown 05, black 03.