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Platinum Preppy Fountain Pen Eco - 03 Fine Nib - Blue Black

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Platinum Preppy Fountain Pen Eco - 03 Fine Nib - Blue Black - PLATINUM PPQ-200 3O
  • Platinum Preppy Fountain Pen Eco - 03 Fine Nib - Blue Black - PLATINUM PPQ-200 3O
  • Platinum Preppy Fountain Pen Eco - 03 Fine Nib - Blue Black - PLATINUM PPQ-200 3O
  • Platinum Preppy Fountain Pen Eco - 03 Fine Nib - Blue Black - PLATINUM PPQ-200 3O
  • Platinum Preppy Fountain Pen Eco - 03 Fine Nib - Blue Black - PLATINUM PPQ-200 3O
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Colorful and cartridge refillable fountain pens seem to be gaining popularity in Japan. The treasured spirit of writing is captured in a new and modern form.

The Platinum Preppy, like the Pilot Petit1, is a compact fountain pen available in different ink colors. The stainless steel nib is colored to match the color of the ink. It's refillable with cartridges and made of 40% recycled plastic (how green!)


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Specs
Model NumberPLATINUM PPQ-200 3O
Weight0.5 ounces
Body Color Clear
Body Material Plastic
Clip Material Plastic
Clippable Yes
Converter-Compatible Yes
Design Style Beginner-Friendly, Demonstrator
Diameter - Grip 10.6 mm
Diameter - Max 12.3 mm
Grip Color Clear
Grip Material Plastic
Ink Refillable Yes
Length - Capped 13.8 cm
Length - Posted 15.1 cm
Length - Uncapped 12.2 cm
Mechanism Capped
Pre-Installed Ink Color Blue Black
Tip Length 14.5 mm
Tip Material Metal
Tip Size Fine

Reviews


February 2, 2011
The Platinum Preppy is...
Verified Purchase
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.

8 people found this helpful
 
November 28, 2011
I have several Preppy...
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I have several Preppy pens, and give them out regularly to friends and siblings. They are a really good pen for the price. I have had several for almost a year now and have only ever had one crack. The crack is in the cap and it only happened because I dropped my seven pound laptop on the pen. This isn't a pen that can take a lot of abuse, but at this price that's not really expected. They are well worth the price.

4 people found this helpful
theothermle
 
September 6, 2011
Great pen for a great...
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Great pen for a great price. I really like the blue black ink color and it flows very smoothly. The fine point is a nice true fine point

4 people found this helpful
rbquilter
 
January 26, 2012
The pens writes fine...
The pens writes fine for the price...But the ink color is terrible. It's so light and weak, I can't stand writing with it. It looks like it's been run under water and watered down. Not my idea of high quality at all. Maybe I'll order another color ink to see if it's any better. Black maybe?

2 people found this helpful
stinkyFur
 
December 15, 2011
At this price, it's a...
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At this price, it's a steal; I have one of these and it works great. I just wish it was a little heavier.

2 people found this helpful


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