Platinum Preppy Fountain Pen Eco - 03 Fine Nib - Red

Platinum Preppy Fountain Pen Eco - 03 Fine Nib - Red

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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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The color is more hot...
April 20, 2011
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The color is more hot pink than red--but a great pen nonetheless
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These are great pens,...
November 18, 2014
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These are great pens, I already have a couple of black and a couple of blue so I wanted to get a red to round out my collection. I am really happy with these pens. I have only broken one, and that fell from where I clipped it on my lanyard which was a bad idea on my part. That one still wrote even, but it leaked so it had to go.
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.
For $3, this is a great...
April 19, 2012
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For $3, this is a great pen. I love the clear body and the red accents, including the red nib. It's lightweight, not too thick in the barrel, and a good length even when the cap isn't posted. In my estimation, the Fine nib writes similarly to a 0.7mm Le Pen or 0.7mm Sarasa. It was well worth the purchase!

My only issue with this pen really isn't with the pen at all, but rather the ink. Instead of being an opaque true red, the ink lays down transparent (but not thin), and when dry, is more of a fluorescent red with salmon tones - the same "pink" that many other reviewers have noted. The ink also has a tendency to bleed somewhat through 20# copier paper, which is the only thing that prevents me from using the ink for highlighting. It may be worth refilling the cartridge once the ink is gone to see how a more opaque ink flows through the pen.
The Preppy's are great...
January 25, 2012
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The Preppy's are great pens and i love having them around. At 3 bucks its hard to go wrong!

jeff stiefer