Platinum Preppy Fountain Pen Eco - 05 Medium Nib - Red

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DescriptionSpecifications
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 11 05O
Weight0.5 ounces
ManufacturerPlatinum
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 Red
Tip Length 14.5 mm
Tip Material Metal
Tip Size Medium

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Customer Reviews

Pretty cool pen, but...
July 10, 2009
Pretty cool pen, but I have a couple of concerns and probably won't order again.

The red is on the pink side, it's not a good deep crimson. Not really a problem, just need to be aware of it.

The other problem is the same problem I've had with all my preppy fountain pens, the plastic is brittle (for lack of a better word) and the caps especially have a tenancy to crack on you. Once the cap cracks, it doesn't stay on the pen well and the tip tends to dry out. I've bought 3 of these over the years and the caps cracked on two of them. One I dropped, but the other cracked just from normal use.

It's too bad. I love the pretty highlighters and love the idea of a refillable, disposable fountain pen.
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luke.tolley
If you expect to be able...
June 9, 2014
Verified Purchase
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.
shaneroney
Nib Swap: I used parts...
January 5, 2012
Verified Purchase
Nib Swap: I used parts of this pen to 'upgrade' my Plaisir 'Fine' to a 'Medium' nib instead. The nib is a little to scratchy for the sketch book I am writing in, but I think with usage, time, and perhaps some minor adjustment to make the nib 'wetter' it will be perfect. I actually don't know how this pen writes because I used it for parts :)
jeannie.lugtu
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