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I did really like the...
, May 22, 2009
I did really like the design and performance of Preppy sign pens. In fact, they
appear to work very well with converters and Noodler's ink.
However, there's a serious problem that plagues them: the plastic enclosure is
quite flimsy. One of the pens I have have already cracked, even though I was
especially careful not to apply any excessive pressure.
| This pen writes very...
, October 25, 2012
This pen writes very nice.. however, that's about it..
The plastic is brittle, and since the cap is stopped by the width of the barrel,
this has already cracked as others have pointed out. It looks like the inner
lining doubles to catch the end without having it wedged tight, but it doesn't.
Also, be careful with the refill feature, I barely screwed the bottom to the
top, and I can't get it off with normal force, I'm afraid I'll hear a crack if I
And yes, the ink is pink.. well.. not really. The ink is red, a nice red, but
the pen is too wet. Writing gives you a diluted red, or a 'pink'. If you trace
over it about a minute per trace, you will have a nice red line in 3 minutes.
Try and rush it, and the drenched paper rolls onto the pen. Does the same thing
from cheap .50 per 500 school notebook paper to maruman. Same if you try and
draw a filled in circle and aren't perfect. Not worth the hassle. Still looks
nice, but I have no use for a pink writing pen.
I tried drying it out, but no use. Still wet and pink. I've been using it for
useless things like sign in sheets for students...
Writing - uneven color
Drawing, not so great if you plan on going over the same place twice.
Feels really nice on the paper, until you go over a spot and can feel it
Could be very good with another brand ink, but I'm not sure..
| Just got my first Preppy...
, November 12, 2009
Just got my first Preppy Sign Marker in Red. I'm excited about the design since
my kids end up using up the red markers in sets first and then I have to buy a
whole new set just for the red. However, the color isn't nearly as vibrant as I
had hoped for. Any ideas why? Does it just take a while for the ink to