Platinum Preppy Fountain Pen Eco - 05 Medium Nib - Purple

Platinum Preppy Fountain Pen Eco - 05 Medium Nib - Purple

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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!) Available in 03 fine and 05 medium nibs.

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I bought this pen in...
May 21, 2013
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I bought this pen in three colors. I do not believe the colors make a difference--they were, each, faulty. And all in the same way. Following the instructions, I inserted the cartridge and thought that the ink would begin to flow. Not only did none of the ink flow, I had to run the nib under warm water, drying it carefully with a paper towel, I tried to prod the cartridge into beginning to flow, I put everything back together and, leaving the pen capped with the nib side down, I left the pens alone for a few days. When I returned, everything remained the same. No ink. No writing.
I find these pens to be quite aesthetically lovely, with the nib matching the ink and cap color. Someone clearly put a lot of thought into the design, but went blank on the engineering portion of the pen. There is just no performance. At all.
I am aware that the pens are valued at $3.30 each. So, some may say, you get what you pay for. I have paid hundreds of dollars for some pens, yet my all time favorite is one that I paid $17. to acquire. One never knows when one will find a little treasure.
Know this: You will not find a little treasure in this pen. You will find a little headache. Hardly pays to send them back. what a waste of money...as I bought cartridges, as well.
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The purple ink color...
June 30, 2011
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The purple ink color is a good strong purple, and the 05 nib puts down a medium wet line. I have tried the 03 and would say the 05 is much better in terms of ink flow, even if it tends toward the bold side. The nib is almost slightly italic - it can be a bit thinner horizontally than vertically. I would say it's much smoother than the Pilot Petite1. I would also prefer it with less branding. I received a generic Platinum Preppy with a 4.5oz bottle of Noodler's Baystate Blue which was converted to eyedropper, and that pen is a clean transparent gray all around, which is ideal. I'd like to be able to buy more of the no-name preppies.
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It\'s a nice pen for...
January 31, 2011
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It\'s a nice pen for the price, that\'s for sure. But I like the PILOT Petit1 better.
A big down side for me is the non-removable bar code and label. So it\'s not so
esthetically pleasing, but hey, it\'s ok for the $. The ink color is more violet than
purple - close to the cap color.
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The pen is fun and easy...
July 30, 2016
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The pen is fun and easy to use and doesn't dry out quickly. The ink inside it is one of those colors which grabs the eye and sets imagination into play in the mind. Keep one of these with you to write notes...particularly to your wife or husband. Those notes will not be ignored nor forgotten. Try it and you'll see.
I bought these to give...
November 14, 2014
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I bought these to give to kids at the school where I work. They love thse simple starter fountain pens. They're colorful, easy, and the inkflow isnt too wet for their handwriting. I should probably buy a gross of these to hand out as prizes.
The medium nib works well for wide and college rule papers, so it's a good all-around size.
And the purple? Their favorite color.