Platinum Preppy Fountain Pen Eco - 03 Fine Nib - Green

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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!)

Model NumberPLATINUM PPQ-200 41O
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 Green
Tip Length 14.5 mm
Tip Material Metal
Tip Size Fine

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The color is a bit light,...
April 5, 2011
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The color is a bit light, but it is fine. It writes smooth and not scratchy at all. Definitely will be buying more colors of this pen in the future!
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Smoooooth on decent paper....
September 30, 2010
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Smoooooth on decent paper. Very nice cheap fountain pen. The green ink is perfect: not too dark, not too light.
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Honestly, I am a little...
October 16, 2014
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Honestly, I am a little bit disappointed by the nib on this pen. It is sketchy about starting up every time. It is like it cannot keep up with consistent writing.

The color is also not as deep as I would like, but it is green, and bright.
If you expect to be able...
June 9, 2014
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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.

This one (Green 03) was the worst of the entire batch. I could never get it to write for more than a few lines at a time. I finally tossed the refill and put a blue one in. I now writes immediately and smooth, but the blue is very washed out as well.

Stick with the black on this one.
Smooth nib, good ink...
May 31, 2012
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Smooth nib, good ink flow. But plastic body cracked on both pens I bought (the body where the nib part screws in and the cap that screws on). I carry them in a pen case in my briefcase, so they should be good. Once cracked, they leak on my hands. I won't buy this type again. I prefer the mini fountain pens I bought on this site; many years later they're still in good shape.