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The ink in this pen is...
, March 25, 2011
The ink in this pen is a bright yellow, slightly orange. I put switched the nib
with my fine Preppy and the yellow was practically unreadable, but in the M nib
it is very readable even on white paper. The nib writes smoothly. I've been
using this pen for the past 2 weeks and it hasn't dried up.
| I like the other colors...
, October 4, 2009
I like the other colors of Preppy's, but I'm not sure why anyone would want
yellow ink (it very barely show on white paper).
My other complaint is that this on dried up after only 2 days of installing the
it really did dry up - since the pen is clear and the cartridge is translucent I
could see all the ink was gone.
I guess I will now put a brown ink cartridge in (since it is a .03 nib) and
hopefully that will last. So I won't have wasted my $3.
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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.