Platinum Preppy Fountain Pen Eco - 05 Medium Nib - Blue Black

This item is no longer available for sale on
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!) Available in 03 fine and 05 medium nibs.

Model NumberPLATINUM PPQ-200 3 05O
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 Medium

Curated Collections

Articles & Guides

Customer Reviews

Inconsistent quality...
December 10, 2012
Verified Purchase
Inconsistent quality from these pens. When they work well, they're great. The latest one I received has a problem drawing ink. Looks like I can't return it, so I won't be ordering them from here any more.
1 person found this helpful
I've had Platinum Preppy...
April 27, 2011
Verified Purchase
I've had Platinum Preppy pens for over a year and found them to be reliable cheap writers. Most of the time, they write well out of the "box", but sometimes I have one that doesn't flow well. I found that flushing it well with water with a drop of detergent seems to help, although the feed isn't the easiest thing to flush out. I had to use a baby nasal bulb to force clean water through the feed to flush it well.

I prefer the medium (0.5) nib and have even converted one of them into a eyedropper with some silicone grease and the o-ring JetPens sells. The cap has a spring loaded sealing cone that keeps the nib from drying out and I find that I can uncap the pen after a long absence and it writes fine.

The nib is reasonably smooth for such an inexpensive pen and I keep them around in my office where I wouldn't keep my much more expensive fountain pens.

I also refill the excellent Platinum cartridges with my favorite inks.

You can't beat this pen for the price!
1 person found this helpful
My pen came as a very...
August 30, 2010
Verified Purchase
My pen came as a very dry writer but after using it and applying a little pressure to the nib it writes really well now. Found the ink color to be insipid but might have liked it better if the pen had been writing better at the time. Modified mine to use as an eyedropper. Well worth the price! Will probably buy other Preppies in Fine or other colors.
1 person found this helpful
Love the nib. Love the...
December 12, 2014
Verified Purchase
Love the nib. Love the ink. Love the feel. Hate the cap. After about three weeks of normal use the clip became loose followed by a crack developing in the cap itself which lead to an ill fitting cap I did not trust to stay on. If the cap had some resilience this would have been 5 star all the way.
Love the color on this,...
October 16, 2014
Verified Purchase
Love the color on this, awesome, but make a broad point please!